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From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

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Activity provider: Tourist Dream

From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

Activity provider: Tourist Dream

From US$ 93.34 per person

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Catania to Syracuse where you can explore the Neapolis Archaeological Park and the historical old town of Ortygia. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Noto.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Italian
Audio guide included
French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step back in time as you wander through the Greek and Roman ruins at Neapolis
  • Let myths come to life as you explore the ancient fortified island of Ortygia
  • Uncover the Unique Sicilian Baroque architectural styles of the town of Noto
  • Listen as your auido guide provides you with valuable insights and context
  • Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned van to each destination
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Enjoy three beautiful places in Sicily with this full-day tour from Catania. Listen to historical facts and facinating anecdotes with your audio guide as you stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, Ortygia, and Noto. 

Meet your driver in Duomo square in the center of Catania and sit back and relax in the comfortable van on the drive to the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse. Purchase tickets to the park to admire the magnificent Greek theater, Roman Amphitheater, and stone quarries.

Continue to the ancient fortified island of Ortygia. Spend some time wandering the streets to discover the mythical Fountain of Arethusa, Piazza Duomo, the fortress walls, and stunning Baroque churches and palaces.

Finally, drive to the town of Noto where you can discover the Sicilian capital of Baroque architecture. Have some free time to see sights like the Fountain of Hercules, and noble palaces like Palazzo Astuto and Palazzo Trigona Cannicarao. Return to the meeting point in Catania.

  • Pickup and drop-off in Catania
  • Audio guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Credit card
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Packed lunch
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

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3.4 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Syracuse was amazing but we didn’t have enough time we only had an hour and a half and that’s how long it took to tour the whole park if you ran. I love the salt caves and overall it was wonderful. Artesia was beautiful but nobody,s fault but it rained heavy. If it’s not raining you should take the little boat trip around the island it’s only 45 minutes and you get to go in the cave that was awesome. But on the way back it rained and we got soaking wet. When the rain let up I got to see how cool Ortigia is. Noto was delightful. I love the baroque style that symbolizes the city. For me it was too much for one day. If I did it again or I advised anyone I would say try to see them separately.

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September 26, 2022

The only coverage of the languages needed were on tape. The trip only pays for the bus ride all other thing are added extras.

September 14, 2022

The activity consists only of a comfortable and punctual transport with a very attentive driver but he has very little of a tourist guide. Upon reaching each place we had to drive on our own. We were given earphones as we were from different countries with very basic almost insufficient information. I expected much more.

May 26, 2022

Product ID: 406916