Day trip

Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto Tour with Brunch

Activity provider:Sicily Day BY Day
Day trip

Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto Tour with Brunch

Activity provider:Sicily Day BY Day
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From US$ 106.27 per person

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Discover the treasures of Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto on this fantastic full-day experience. Learn more about the Unesco heritage sites and Baroque art.

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Duration 8 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in the center of Catania or from an agreed meeting point close to your accommodation.
Private or small groups available


  • Treat your eyes to the beauty of Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto on a full-day tour
  • See the Temple of Apollo, Fountain of Arethusa, and other iconic sights
  • Admire the spectacular Sicilian Baroque architecture of Ortigia and Noto
  • Try out traditional Sicilian products and Etna wine with a delicious brunch
  • Learn about the main Syracusan myths from your knowledgeable tour leader
Full description

After being picked up from your accommodation in Catania, visit the magnificent Neapolis in Syracuse. Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005, this famous archaeological park houses a Greek theatre. With the help of a guide sheet, admire the impressive ruins of this stunning site.

After visiting Syracuse, journey to the lovely peninsula of Ortigia. Starting from the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, enjoy a gentle stroll to reach the spectacular white cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Take in this idyllic cathedral, before stopping off at the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary freshwater spring. For lunch, you have the option to enjoy a rich brunch made of typical Sicilian products, with water and red wine. Or, if you prefer, you will have 1-hour of free time to have lunch in one of the amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city.

Upon reaching Noto, you will explore this jewel of Sicilian Baroque architecture, which is often considered to be an open-air museum. Admire the extraordinary architecture of its many palaces, churches, and stairways. After an exhilarating day, sit back and relax as you are taken back to your hotel in the comfort of a luxurious vehicle. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver
  • Brunch
  • Wine
  • Water
  • Maps and booklets
  • Baby or child car seat (if required)
  • Neapolis entrance fee
  • Neapolis tour guide

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Your driver is not a tour guide, so he/she will not be able to enter the Neapolis archaeological site. You will be provided with a paper guide to use inside the site. The driver will accompany you on your visit to Ortigia and Noto
  • Departures from Taormina will have an extra cost of 45€ per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 124 reviews

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Nice tour. The driver gave us interesting information about the cities we visited. The stop at Neapolis was enough to cover all the archeological site. Ortigia stop was too short, more time should be dedicated there. Noto stop was too long, from my point of view, it's not that impressive.

November 8, 2022

This could have been a fantastic trip. Our driver/guide was excellent. She made some quick decisions en route when faced with a blockage on the highway. However, the 4x4 was most uncomfortable. There were 7 of us in an 8 seater vehicle. It was very, very hot and the air con did not do the job. If it was blasted out, the driver had to shout out information. As it was, at each stop, we were in a state of heat exhaustion. The 2 people in the back row had even less access to air than we did in the 2nd row. I cannot recommend this company and their vehicle.

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September 21, 2021

Special thanks to Gioele, who took care about us during the whole trip and gave us all the important information about all places that we visited. He was very professional and made a very nice company to us, even though it was very hot weather. Thank you very much.

July 7, 2021

Product ID: 173442