Excursion to Syracuse, Noto and Vendicari

Enjoy the visit of Syracuse, one of the most popular and important cities

of the ancient history, accompanied by one of our expert English-speaking guides. Cicero himself defined Syracuse as ”the biggest and beautiful city among all the Greek cities”. Then Noto, one of the late baroque towns of the Val di Noto. Two impressive towns, which both have been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO and the coast of Vendicari, which has been awarded with the “Blue Flag” due to its high quality water.

Half Day Tour: (ca. 9:00am – 14:30)

Syracuse/Ortigia and the archeological Park of Neapolis

We will drive to Syracuse. 2005 the town has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and is located in the south-east of Sicily between the rivers Anapo and Ciane. We will
visit the Ortigia peninsula where you can admire the Cathedral of “Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception” erected on the ancient Greek temple of Athena. Inside the columns of the temple are still visible.
The visit of Ortigia also includes a stop at the “Fonte Aretusa”, a fresh water spring with a fountain close to the sea. After a walk through ancient alleys, we will stop for a rest.

The second part of the tour consists of a visit of the “Archeological Park of Neapolis” (Parco Archeologico della Neapolis) and of its Greeks theatre, nowadays still stage of new theatre performances, the Roman amphitheatre, and a rock cave known as the “Ear of Dionysus”.(Entrance is not included in the price of the excursion. Entrance costs 10 €/p.P. Free entrance for people under 18 and over 65.)
 
 

Full Day Tour (9:00am – 19:30)

(Noto, Syracuse/Ortigia und Vedicari)

220px-Noto_San_Domenico The first stop is Noto, where we will visit beautiful baroque buildings, including the Cathedral of Noto, the church San Domenico and Palazzo Villadorata. Heart of the town is the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. With the parallel running Via Cavour it locates the main attractions of the town.

notopanorama In Piazza Municipio you can go up a broad staircase to get to the dome. The cathedral was completed in 1770. During a severe earthquake in 1996, the large central dome and the aisles were destructed. Restored due to original, the cathedral was officially reopened at the beginning of 2007.

Next stop is the nature reserve of Vendicari (Riserva naturale Orientata Oasi di Vendicari faunistica), where we will reach the beautiful Calamosche beach after a short walk.
Vendicari is a real paradise for birds. Flamingos, storks and cormorants can be observed here and sometimes even pond turtles.

Spiaggia di CalamoscheAfter a refreshing swim in the crystal clear sea, it is time for
lunch
at a country inn (agriturismo). Here you can enjoy a full meal of Sicilian specialties.

In the afternoon we will drive to Syracuse to visit the Ortigia peninsula where you can admire the Cathedral of “Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception” erected on the ancient Greek temple of Athena.
The visit of Ortigia also includes a stop at the “Fonte Aretusa”, a fresh water spring with a fountain.


Info

  • During the tour a competent English-speaking guide will accompany you
  • Tours are easy and accessible to everyone.
  • Daily tours.
  • On request we can provide child safety seat or booster seat (free)
  • In the area range of Taormina and Catania pick up and drop-off at your hotel, camping, pension, rented house, railway station, port, etc. is included. Possibility to meet at the highway exit (in case you travel with your own car).
  • Including 1 small bottle of water p.p.
  • Children under 12 years pay 10 euro less.

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Half Day Tour

Syracuse and archeological Park of Neapolis

Euro 85,– /p.P.
with pick up at your hotel in Catania
Euro 95 ,–/p.P.
with pick up at your hotel in Taormina

Snack included.

Prices are inclusive of taxes and insurance
FREE Cancellation until 6:00 pm one day before the tour

Inquiry / ReservationClick here

Full Day Tour

Noto, Syracuse/Ortigia and Vedicari

Euro 185,– /p.P.
with pick up at your hotel in Catania
Euro 195,–/p.P.
with pick up at your hotel in Taormina

Including lunch: Sicilian specialities will be served

  • Antipasto della Casa- typical sicilian appetizer
  • Primo della Casa  – Main course Pasta
  • Secondo della casa + Contorno –  Meat + sidedish 
  • Dolce della Casa – dessert
  • Water, bread, wine and coffee

If you have any food requests (vegetarian) or healt problems (allergies etc) , please let us know.

Prices are inclusive of taxes and insurance
FREE Cancellation until 6:00 pm one day before the tour

Inquiry / ReservationClick here

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