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Ortygia (Ortigia) Tours and Tickets

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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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Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

Syracuse is one of the most captivating historic cities in eastern Sicily, but getting there via public transportation can be time-consuming. Skip the delays of the train and bus and travel directly to Syracuse from Taormina with a private driver. Stop to explore the ancient district of Ortigia to take in its top sights, explore the Neapolis archaeological park, and even take a dip at the Fontane Bianche beach.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$471.07
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$471.07
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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
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$190.67
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$190.67
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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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$133.83
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$133.83
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Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto

Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto

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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
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$159.52
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$159.52
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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
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$21.31
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$21.31

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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$202.35
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$202.35
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto one day small group Tour from Catania
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto one day small group Tour from Catania

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UNESCO–listed Syracuse, Ortigia Island, and Noto are three of eastern Sicily’s most beautiful coastal settlements, with a history dating back to the days of the ancient Greeks. This full-day tour takes you to all three sites in one day, with round-trip travel from Catania, Taormina, and surrounding areas included. Discover Roman ruins in Nepaolis, and admire beautiful baroque architecture in Noto—with your guide on hand to bring Sicily’s history to life.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.71
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$101.71

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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$85.65
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$85.65

Syracuse: Pearl of the Mediterranean

Syracuse: Pearl of the Mediterranean

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A walk through the beauties of a city that has known moments of enormous glory in the past that reverberates in its buildings. In the Archaeological Park of Neapolis you can admire the imposing ruins of the Greek city where there are buildings carved into the rock like the ancient Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Altar of Hieron II. But it will be very pleasant to spend time inside the Latomia del Paradiso, an ancient stone quarry, where you will be amazed by the grandeur of the Ear of Dionysius. Moving to Ortigia with your own cars, the visit will be conducted through the narrow alleys of the historic center of Siracusa where the history of the Mediterranean is preserved. The ruins of the Temple of Apollo and the beauty of Piazza Duomo with its admirable Cathedral will drag us into the excitement of a journey through history. Simply rich, dense and exciting.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.71
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$192.71
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Siracusa & Noto: small group tour from Taormina

Siracusa & Noto: small group tour from Taormina

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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
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$120.98
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$120.98

Private 8 Days Tour of Sicily: Highlights

Private 8 Days Tour of Sicily: Highlights

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Discover the best that Sicily has to offer on this comprehensive 8-day tour of the island. Visit the towns of Taormina, Siracusa, Mt. Etna, Palermo, Erice and more while staying at small boutique hotels. Learn about the rich history and culture of the island, see famous monuments, and discover the delicious gastronomy through cooking classes and wine tastings. This excursion is a mix of private transfers and small-group tours.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,992.37
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$2,992.37
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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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$1,916.63
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$1,916.63

10-Day Tour to Discover the World Heritage Region of Sicily

10-Day Tour to Discover the World Heritage Region of Sicily

A travel through Mediterranean scents and flavors. Discover the sunny heart of Italy. From Catania to Palermo, from the top of Mount Etna to the sea of Cefalù. From east to west: it's not a Sicilian coast to coast without good food and a glass of Marsala in your hand. Cheers to Sicily!
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  • 10 days
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$1,604.85
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$1,604.85

Syracuse tour

Syracuse tour

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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
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$101.71
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$101.71

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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$103.23
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$103.23

Tour Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto

Tour Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto

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
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$123.12
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$123.12
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ORTIGIA by night

ORTIGIA by night

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Although very small, Ortigia preserves all the history of the Mediterranean. It is a place where small adventures take you through the adventurous events of Sicily and beyond. Traveling accompanied by an archaeologist will make this experience exciting and rich.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$182.00
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$182.00
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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
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$91.00
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$91.00

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
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$84.58
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$84.58

Explore Syracuse and its Archaeological Park from Taormina
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Explore Syracuse and its Archaeological Park from Taormina

Explore the historic seafront city of Syracuse with this full-day tour from Taormina. Learn about the town’s ancient Greek roots at its archaeological park, complete with an intact amphitheater. Discover the old town of Ortigia with a guided tour and then wander through its charming streets at your own pace with free time.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.53
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$53.53

Velobike tour ecologico

Velobike tour ecologico

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Consiglio i viaggiatori di effettuare questa tipologia di tour ecologico perché, essendo un risciò concede l’accesso nella zona pedonale,un abirinto con vicoletti storici permette di visitare l’isola di ortigia a 360 gradi, sia interna che esterna con soste, spiegazione e foto scattate dai driver.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.94
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$32.94

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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$142.76
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$142.76
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Catania

Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Catania

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Southeastern Sicily is filled with stunning architecture, ancient ruins, and seaside views. Take a private tour from Catania to Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto for a taste of beautiful Sicily and a chance to learn about its history. Ancient Greek and Roman ruins await you in Syracuse while charming streets and beautiful baroque architecture lie in Ortigia and Noto.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$428.25
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$428.25
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Private 8 Days in Sicily: Slow food, Etna wines, Traditions, Culture and History

Private 8 Days in Sicily: Slow food, Etna wines, Traditions, Culture and History

This private 8 days tour is a unique experience. You will visit the most important Sicilian monuments (Unesco world heritage) and at the same time you will taste typical Sicilian food, sicilian wines and street food. You will also be a guest of a farm that produces oil. A mix of history, culture, slow food and wine. The local authorized guides will accompany you to discover Etna and all the other cities including the fascinating Palermo. In the Etna area you will also be a guest of a winery where the owner will show you the production of Etna wine. You will learn how to cook our traditional Sicilian food: "Arancini al ragù" and "Sicilian cannoli". A private tour of Sicily that you can do with your family or friends accompanied by expert and professional guides. Like a local. A trip you will always remember.
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  • 8 days
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$2,837.13
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$2,837.13
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What people are saying about Ortygia tours and tickets

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Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour
"My wife and I took A private tour on Sunday, May 2, 2019 to Siracusa, Ortigia, and Noto. Our driver, Giuseppe, was on time, drove safely, and had a great personality. His car was clean and comfortable. He shared a tremendous amount of very interesting knowledge about the sites we visited. He attended to all of our needs. We had great conversation about many topics during the drive. Part of our trip was in pouring rain and Giuseppe made sure he dropped us off right at the entrance. He even gave us his own umbrella to use on the tour to keep us dry! It rained on and off during the day, and he was very flexible in allowing us to wait until the rain stopped so that we could use our time to maximize seeing the sites. When we return to visit Sicily, we will request Giuseppe to take us on another tour! I highly recommend Giuseppe for any private tour of Sicily. He is kind and very knowledgeable about the island of Sicily."..."
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Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto
"Lovely day with Roberto. He is so knowledgeable! Safe driver. Went above and beyond beyond the tour in showing us things in area."..."
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Excursion around Ortigia Island and sea caves
"Alejandro was fabulous. Very engaging and told us so much about what we were seeing. Highly recommend!!"..."
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto one day small group Tour from Catania
"Wonderful experience. Our guide was amazing and had a lot of knowledge about history. Lunch was customised based on our preference that was mainly panini and Catania red wine sourced from Etna. We saw churches, local markets, sea, churches, temple ruins."..."
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Velobike tour ecologico
"There are a number of tour options, including mini-scooters and tuk-tuks but we opted for this eco version, which allowed us to go around the pedestrian only streets. Daniel was a great guide, and gave us a good overview of Ortigia and the history of some of the sites. He also showed us the “secret place” (but only because we were good !) Definitely recommend this !"..."
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