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Ortygia (Ortigia) Tours and Activities

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The captivating former Greek and Roman city of Syracuse wasn’t actually founded on Sicily, but on a tiny island just offshore called Ortygia. Connected by two bridges to the mainland and modern expanse of the city, Ortygia is where you’ll find Old Town highlights such as the Duomo, Temple of Apollo, and Fountain of Arethusa.

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Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto

Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto

Discover the beauty of Sicily's historic cities during a full-day tour, visit the fascinating city of Syracuse and admire its Roman and Greek ruins including the Greek Theater, the Latomie del Paradiso, the ear of Dionysus, the 'Roman amphitheater. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the heart of Syracuse, and explore its narrow streets and the fascinating Fountain of Arethusa, a source of fresh water that forms a basin with papyrus plants. Travel to the city of Noto, known for its golden color and known as the baroque jewel of eastern Sicily.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.79
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$143.79
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Syracuse tour

Syracuse tour

The tour in Syracuse-Ortigia-Noto is a comfortable tour suitable for those who like to relax in the name of culture. Organized for small groups, it gives the possibility to see more locations on the same day.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.67
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$96.67
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Excursion around Ortigia Island and sea caves

Excursion around Ortigia Island and sea caves

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We will start from the bridges of Ortigia and enter the "great port" of Syracuse and the beautiful alfeo seafront of Ortigia. Next we will leave the port to circumnavigate around the island and admire the monuments located along the coast. We will leave Ortigia to head towards the coast north of Syracuse to go and see the beautiful sea caves. We will then return from the "small port" to navigate the Ortigia channel that divides the island from the city and we will pass under the bridges to return to the starting point. the visit is guided and a historical and geographical explanation is provided. In addition, it is possible to stop for a swim. The tour lasts about 1 hour and 10/20 minutes.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.05
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$24.05
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Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour

Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour

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The eastern Sicilian city of Syracuse is known for beautiful Mediterranean views and ancient ruins. Get a comprehensive overview of the city and its history during this half-day private tour. Discover the ancient Greek and Roman ruins of the Neopolis Archeological park, including the Ear of Dionysius. Then head to the small island of Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a couple of bridges, to explore its landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.54
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$223.54
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Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

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Take a tour of three southeastern Sicilian cities on this private tour with hotel or port pick up. See ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park in Syracuse; stroll through the small streets of the island of Ortigia and shop for Sicilian products; and discover the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto, including its magnificent cathedral.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.54
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$215.54
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Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

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Discover two historic Sicilian cities on this full-day small-group tour from Taormina to Syracuse and Noto. Visit the archeological sites of Syracuse such as the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysius before exploring the newer part of the city and its landmarks. Then head to the UNESCO-listed city of Noto which is also dubbed the “Baroque Capital” due to its beautiful aristocratic buildings like Ducezio Palace and Palazzo Nicolaci.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.61
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$228.61
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Syracuse and Noto

Syracuse and Noto

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Get good value for your money by seeing two of southeastern Sicily’s most popular destinations with this daylong tour of both Syracuse and Noto. Travel with a guide to Ortygia, the Neopolis Archeological Park, and baroque Noto. Plus, this trip includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Catania.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.71
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$102.71
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Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

This is a private tour that will take you to one of the most charming towns of Sicily. You will experience art, history, architecture, sea and the delicious food and wines of the region. An expert private driver (and guide if you wish) will pick you up at yur hotel in the Taormina area so you will spend a fun and relaxing day under the Sicilian sun. Please note that your private driver will be at your complete disposal so you are free to customize the itinerary in the area as much as you like
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$378.84
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$378.84
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Sicily UNESCO Tour

Sicily UNESCO Tour

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Enjoy the best of South Italy in our private tour. All you can see and enjoy in a fantastic week full of freedom, Sicilian authentic spirit, hearty locals, cooking class experience, wine tasting, lunch in a small country side trattoria, knowledgeable guides, breath-taking panoramas, elegance and comfort.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,163.18
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$2,163.18

Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

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Visit the towns of Syracuse and Noto on this full-day tour. Explore the ancient Greek archeological sites such as the Ear of Dionysius and the Greek Theater. Then head into the city to tour Ortigia Island with its beautiful cathedral built above a Greek temple. The last stop is the “Baroque Capital” of Noto to see some of its beautiful architecture and aristocratic palaces.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.67
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Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

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Guided tour of Syracuse old town, located on the island of Ortigia. Visit of the temple of Apollo, church of San Pietro, via Gargallo with its splendid buildings, corso Matteotti and its shops, piazza Archimede with the Fountain of Diana. You will arrive in Piazza Duomo, to admire the cathedral and continue to the Arethusa spring. Maniace Castle, Palazzo Bellomo, the Opera House and the Jewish Quarter. We will then visit the fish market. Following the visit of Noto the Sicilian capital of the Baroque, called "Stone Garden".
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.96
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$80.96
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Syracuse and Ortigia tour

Syracuse and Ortigia tour

A stop not to be missed. In one day you can visit the ancient archaeological heart of Syracuse, explore the most recent mysteries and walk on the island of Ortigia, the oldest part around which the city was born. Ortigia contains colors, smells, romantic stories and irresistible views. It is no coincidence that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.74
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$117.74
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Siracusa & Noto: small group tour from Taormina

Siracusa & Noto: small group tour from Taormina

The small-groups formula makes this one day tour unique and customized for your needs; in fact, our expert and passionate tour leaders will take care of you; they will lead you to the discovery of our territory in a friendly, cosy and at the same educational atmosphere.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.72
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$134.72
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Syracuse, Ortigia & Noto

Syracuse, Ortigia & Noto

A day to discover the treasures and beauties of the two most important cities in eastern Sicily: Syracuse (Ortigia) and Noto. Discover the Sicilian baroque to breathe the solemnity of timeless places.
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  • 9 hours
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$116.51
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$116.51

Syracuse Virtual Tour

Syracuse Virtual Tour

*** START TIME IS US EST *** Join Through Eternity guide Andrea for an immersive virtual journey to the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating cities: Syracuse. Impossibly perched on the rocky island of Ortigia jutting into the Mediterranean, the ancient origins of Syracuse extend far back into the mists of time, when it was founded by the Corinthians in the 8th century BC. A truly spectacular place, the landscape of the Sicilian city is one of magnificent palaces and churches, winding alleys and wonderful art. From Caravaggio’s final masterpiece to jaw-dropping scenery and a culinary tradition that’s second to none, Syracuse is a city whose glorious past lives on today in its vibrant streets. Join Andrea today and discover why Cicero described the Syracuse as "the most beautiful city ever built by the Greeks”!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.17
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$24.17

Half Day Tour of Syracuse

Half Day Tour of Syracuse

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I will accompany you to discover the places of my childhood. My father is a tour guide so I grew up playing in the places I try to make tourists appreciate today. I will let you discover the history, art, habits and typical Sicilian dishes with the eyes of a local, the perfect mix to appreciate one of the most important Mediterranean cities in the Greek period and beyond. In addition we can add the market tour to taste some of the most delicious sicilian local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.63
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$90.63
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Ancient Syracuse

Ancient Syracuse

It is an exciting journey to discover one's origins while walking in places of extraordinary beauty.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.12
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$161.12
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Siracusa Noto & Ortigia

Siracusa Noto & Ortigia

The tour will begin with a visit to Noto, a town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered the Sicilian capital of the Baroque. The tour will continue to Ortigia, characterized by a narrow road that will lead us to the discovery of the Temple of Apollo, the Cathedral and the Fonte Aretusa. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon the tour continues with a visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, characterized by Greek and Roman monuments (Greek Theater and Roman Amphitheater) and fantastic caves such as the ear of Dionysius.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.92
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$103.92
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Best Italian Tour: My Sicily

Best Italian Tour: My Sicily

Enjoy the best of South Italy in our private tour. All you can see and enjoy in a fantastic week full of freedom, Sicilian authentic spirit, hearty locals, cooking class experience, wine tasting, lunch in a small country side trattoria, knowledgeable guides, breath-taking panoramas, elegance and comfort.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,163.18
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$2,163.18

Siracusa - Family Tree History Tour - Genealogy & Ancestry Records Research

Siracusa - Family Tree History Tour - Genealogy & Ancestry Records Research

Mapping your Sicilian family tree is the perfect way to bring your past to life. During the course of your family history research, you could at times (based on the amount of information provided on the records) find out where your ancestors lived, who with and what they did for a living. Learning about the events that helped shape your ancestors' lives and the choices they have made can help paint a vivid picture of your past. If you are lucky, you could stumble upon relatives you never knew you had. These could be long dead ancestors or relatives who are still alive today. I would be pleased to guide and help you with your family history journey.
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  • 12 hours
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$563.35
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$563.35
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Sicily, under the citrus and olive trees.

Sicily, under the citrus and olive trees.

Sicily, under the citrus and olive trees. An entire week in the hearth of the UNESCO to discover the ancient and characteristics of the area. A guided stroll to experience the scented pathways of an exclusive farm. A unique experience near the best seaside town of Sicily. A rich wine tasting guide to discover one of the best wineries in Sicily. Our journeys can be you in the lead role as well as in the spectator, you can bring back colors, sounds, smells and tastes that you can share and remember, back at home.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,147.92
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$1,147.92

ORTIGIA TOUR BY NIGHT on BOAT (with ROMANTIC APERITIF on board)

ORTIGIA TOUR BY NIGHT on BOAT (with ROMANTIC APERITIF on board)

If you are wondering what to do in Syracuse in the evening and you want a different experience, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a night excursion by boat, admiring the beauty of Ortigia, the historic center of this millenary city! Punctuality, efficiency, elegance, experience and professionalism. Available to meet any customer need. Assistance throughout the tour. "Happiness is a JOURNEY, not a destination ... !!!"
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.67
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$96.67
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Multi-days trip in Sicily: all the highlights of the island - private tour

Multi-days trip in Sicily: all the highlights of the island - private tour

This multi-days trip, you will be absolutely thrilled by the highlights of Sicily island totally in private, for max 8 people. You will live an extraordinary adventure that will take you to the Unesco world heritage sites of Agrigento and Syracuse and will make your bias go crazy with tasty food and wine savors and cooking courses. You will experience the Sicilian folklore with the privilege of vip admission tickets, transportation by luxury vehicles and reliable professional guides at your complete disposal.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,330.43
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$4,330.43
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Top experience in Syracuse and Ortigia

Top experience in Syracuse and Ortigia

Visit and taste the art, colors and flavors of one of the wonders of Sicily, Syracuse and its enchanting island Ortigia. Live and immerse yourself in the architecture and culture of ancient Magna Grecia and taste the flavors and smells of this fantastic land
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.71
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$102.71
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ortygia (Ortigia) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 42 Ortygia (Ortigia) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ortygia (Ortigia) costs USD 24.05. Guided Ortygia (Ortigia) tours start around USD 24.05 per person. See all 42 Ortygia (Ortigia) tickets and tours on Viator.
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