Sicily Day Excursion


A wonderful Sicily Tour in a Day Trip to the discovery of Syracuse

Sicily Day Excursions

Sicily Tour Code: DE10


Escorted Tour of Sicily

Our Syracuse tour is a one-day, full day excursion, one of the most historical Escorted Tour of Sicily.

First of all, our drivers will pick you up from your preferred location in Sicily. Then our journey begins with a drive to Neapolis, one of the most ancient Greek cities in Sicily. 

Once there, you will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological site. In particular, this site contains the impressive remains of the ancient city and the still active Greek amphitheatre.

Sicily Tour Itinerary


Sicily Tour – Travel Itinerary

Syracuse Day Excursion

Ortigia & Boat Excursion

Initially, we arrive in Ortigia, also known as Città Vecchia.  Above all, this is unmissable since a narrow channel separates the old city from the modern Syracuse.

Eventually, a boat excursion may be arranged to take you around the bay of Siracusa. Also, you can circumnavigate Ortigia.

But, please remember, you will have to pay locally for the boat excursion.

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Aretusa fountain, The Maniace Castle & lunch

At first, you will have free time to stroll around the cosy streets. Next, you will visit the Aretusa fountain, the Maniace Castle, and other famous sightseeing.

Afterwards, time will be allocated for lunch. Eventually, your driver will discuss your options depending on your requirements.

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Duomo & the Temple of Athena

After lunch, we visit the Duomo and the Temple of Athena. So, you will have the opportunity to wander around the shaded, sandy coloured streets taking in the large baroque palazzos.

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Focus on Piazza Duomo

Above all, the Piazza Duomo, in particular, is a majestic survival of perfect Baroque settings.

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The Greek Temple

Speaking about the Duomo, it has columns from the Greek temple engaged in the structure itself. Specifically, this piazza pulses with history and it worth a visit.

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Journey back & Italian Ice Cream

Finally, our journey back to your chosen drop off will finish with a traditional ice cream stop.

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1-3 Persons4-6 Persons7-8 Persons
Escorted Tour of Sicily – Price per Group
€ 400€ 450€ 500

Tour Info

  • On receiving your booking we will contact you to arrange your pick up location, time and address or any special requirements you may have.
  • Please note
    This is a private Sicily excursion with a dedicated driver and vehicle. The cost 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
  • VAT 10%

Price Does Not Include

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

Syracuse and Ortigia in Sicily

Syracuse and Ortigia, located on the stunning island of Sicily, are captivating destinations that blend ancient history with modern charm. This section aims to guide you through the enchanting streets of Syracuse and the historic island of Ortigia, providing insights into their rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and must-visit attractions.

Why Visit Syracuse and Ortigia?

Syracuse, one of Sicily’s most historic cities, boasts a wealth of archaeological sites, ancient ruins, and Baroque architecture. Ortigia, the historic heart of Syracuse, is a picturesque island brimming with narrow cobblestone streets, charming piazzas, and beautiful sea views. Together, they offer visitors a unique blend of cultural experiences, making them an ideal destination for history enthusiasts, art lovers, and foodies alike.

Top Attractions in Syracuse and Ortigia

  1. Archaeological Park of Neapolis: Explore ancient Greek and Roman ruins, including the impressive Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre, and Ear of Dionysius.
  2. Ortigia Island: Wander through the labyrinthine streets of Ortigia, visit the stunning Cathedral of Syracuse, and relax at the picturesque Fonte Aretusa.
  3. Castello Maniace: Discover this medieval fortress overlooking the sea, offering panoramic views of the coastline and the historic harbor.
  4. Piazza del Duomo: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of this central square, surrounded by elegant palaces, the Cathedral of Syracuse, and the Archbishop’s Palace.

Cultural Experiences

  • Local Cuisine: Indulge in Sicilian delicacies such as arancini, cannoli, and fresh seafood at traditional trattorias and gourmet restaurants.
  • Traditional Festivals: Immerse yourself in local traditions by attending vibrant festivals like the Feast of Saint Lucy and the Greek Theatre Festival.
  • Art and History Museums: Visit museums like the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum and the Bellomo Regional Gallery to delve deeper into the region’s rich history and artistic heritage.

Practical Information

  • Best Time to Visit: The ideal time to visit Syracuse and Ortigia is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) when the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are fewer.
  • Getting Around: Explore the city on foot to fully appreciate its beauty, or use a local driver for longer journeys.

Syracuse and Ortigia offer a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making them must-visit destinations for travelers seeking an authentic Sicilian experience. Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins, indulging in local cuisine, or simply soaking up the Mediterranean sun, these enchanting destinations are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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