Sicily Day Excursion

Catania and the Cyclops Riviera Tour

A wonderful Sicily Tour in a Day Trip to the discovery of Catania and the Cyclops Riviera

Sicily Day Excursions

Sicily Tour Code: DE03

Catania and the Cyclops Riviera Day Excursion

Escorted Tour of Sicily

An amazing Escorted Tour of Sicily through the heart of Sicily. Through the historic Catania Tour and the Cyclops Riviera Tour, our expert drivers will collect you from your favourite location in Sicily. Then, our guides will show you the archaeological and natural beauty of this part of the region.

To start this full day Sicily Excursion, you will discover one of the liveliest cities in Southern Italy, Catania. Indeed, the city is a bustling town with a melting pot attitude. This Baroque gem is a vibrant place with a beautiful UNESCO listed historic centre. Furthermore, you will visit the grandiose black and white palazzos tower.

Enjoy with us one of the most historical and unique Escorted Tours of Sicily.

Sicily Tour Itinerary

Catania – Cyclops Riviera

Sicily Tour – Travel Itinerary

Catania and the Cyclops Riviera Day Excursion

Aci Trezza and Catania

The first stop of our Catania Tour and the Cyclops Riviera Tour is the coast of Aci Trezza. This is a fishing village, 10km North of Catania, that stand three tall, column-shaped islands.

According to one of many local myths, these stones are the ones hurled by Polyphemus at Ulysses boat from the summit of Etna.

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Catania – Via Etnea and Villa Bellini

This Catania and the Cyclops Riviera Tour lasts around 5 hours. First, we will pick you up from your preferred location and head for the centre of Catania.

After, we will walk through the famous shopping area in the Via Etnea. Eventually, we will take in the luscious green Villa Bellini, admire the beautiful Duomo and experience the chaotic Fishmarket.

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Aci Castello

Our next stop is Aci Castello. Here you will get some great photo opportunities of this fantastic Normans castle and fishing village.

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Aci Trezza – Faraglioni

Afterwards, we will move onto Aci Trezza. Here we will see 3 large lave made boulders in the sea. These are known as the Faraglioni, full of myths and legends.

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Aci Trezza – Giovanni Verga

Aci Trezza is also famous for its love affair with the writer Giovanni Verga. Indeed, here he wrote his most famous novel La Malavoglia (The House by the Medlar tree).

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Aci Trezza – Italian ice cream

During the Catania Tour, you can also visit a small museum relating to the book.

Finally, our journey back to your desired drop off location will end with an ice cream stop.

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Prices

Catania Tour & Cyclops Riviera Tour

1-3 Persons 4-6 Persons 7-8 Persons
Escorted Tour of Sicily – Price per Group
€ 250 € 300 € 360

Tour Info

  • On receiving your booking, we will contact you to arrange your pick up location, time and address. Please, let us know if you have any special requirements you may have.
  • Please note
    This is a private Sicily excursion with a dedicated driver and vehicle. The tour DOES NOT INCLUDE Entrance fees to archaeological sites. All of our excursions and Sicily tours have been organised for pick up within a 10km radius of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. We would be more than happy to quote for pick up outside this area.
  • We apply the following Conditions of Sale.

Price Include

  • Private executive vehicle
  • English speaking driver-escort
  • Water on board
  • Local tolls
  • Insurance

Price Does Not Include

  • VAT 10%
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Costs of wine degustations and lunches

Please send us your enquiry with no obligation

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