Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

Catania, Italy
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From USD 221.12

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket


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.
  • Explore Noto, Ortigia, and Syracuse on a full-day tour
  • See ancient ruins, baroque architecture, and stunning views
  • Sample and shop for Sicilian products in Ortigia
  • A vehicle ensure a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Specialized guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 am

Pickup details

WE WILL PICK YOU UP FROM ANY PLACE! The price refers to the departure with pick up from the Catania area, Siracusa area or Taormina area. Please enter the name of the property you are staying at and its address in the booking details.

What To Expect

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

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.


26 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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MARGGIEM_B, Sept 2023
Very interesting tour. Quite a bit of walking but worth it. Beautiful churches, the history and the shops. Loved it.
Siracusa Sights
Carole_R, Sept 2023
Our guide, Martino, went above and beyond to show us the sites in Noto, Siracusa and Ortigia. He stopped at scenic points and got great photos of our family. He was very accommodating, funny and informative. Taxi Catania was very responsive in our trip planning. I highly recommend them!
ANN_T, Aug 2023
I was solo because no one else joined the tour. Martino was fabulous and provided me a Private tour completely considering my needs. Really fun!
Our driver made the trip!
thomas_C, July 2023
Martino made the trip! Outstanding service, knowledge and an absolute pleasure. Almost 100 degrees and each time we had to move from place to place he made sure to go ahead and cool the car for us-shared all the knowledge of the area and was an engaging personality
Excellent guide and driver
Viv_D, July 2023
Our driver Ricardo was excellent. He was a safe and attentive guide: nothing was a problem for him. He spoke not too little and not too much and was very flexible in providing options on all the places we stopped at.
South east Sicily, a place to see.
Selim_M, June 2023
The locations were very nice and especially Ortigia was beautiful. We expected a better car for the tour, but unfortunately the normal car had a problem so there was an emergency car, not very comfortable but good enough. Our guide Martino was helpful and supportive during the complete tour.
Beautiful sites with an excellent driver
Marianne_C, May 2023
Joseph was an excellent guide. He was so friendly, pointing out things as we went along. We told him we wanted to have a good arancino and he went out of his way to take us to a place he knew. It was delicious!!! He also introduced us to some Catania street food that was not part of our tour. After spending the day with him we felt as though we’d known him a long time. The tour was great!! Saw some beautiful sites and had an excellent lunch by the water.
Fair Trip
LISA_T, May 2023
Our tour guide was Richard who was very nice but drove a little too fast for my comfort. First stop was Noto which Richard walked us around and showed us some churches etc. Then went to the archeological area in Siracusa which was interesting. Richard dropped us off there and came to get us when we were finished. Then to Ortiga, which again we got dropped off for lunch and he gave told us some areas to see. I wish it was a little more “tour guide” and less driver to the town in this area. I guess I misunderstood when I read about the tour. We really didn’t have enough time to walk to the areas he mentioned from where we ate lunch, if we realized how far they were from where we were we would have hired one of the golf cart drivers to take us around the town. Did get to see the castle.
Elizabeth_s, Apr 2023
Nice tour in a nice car. It was Sunday and a lot of stores were closed but that was not anyone’s fault
Could have been excellent but we were disappointed totally
pitamber_a, Nov 2022
The locations were amazing We were given a guide who was mostly silent n driver at the most . After our previous excellent experience with umberto to Tripani this was definitely a zero experience
Richard_B, Oct 2022
Lovely places to visit and great driver . Really enjoyed the knowledgeable driver and easy pace of the day
Great trip
Neil_L, July 2022
Wonderful nature in Syracuse. Charming Noto city Great lunch in origia. Great driver in Guiseppe We enjoyed ourselves greatly.
Noto and Ortigia we’re...
Paul_R, June 2022
Noto and Ortigia we’re both beautiful. Siracusa was interesting but ruined since they have decided to build a concrete replica of the 2000 year old amphitheater completely destroying the history. UNESCO should be ashamed!
Response from Host, June 2022
Hello, this review should not be used to evaluate the places you visit, but to evaluate our service. Please, delete the review or rewrite it by evaluating the service we have offered to you. Regards Taxi Catania NCC
Worst "tour" ever!
KARIN_K, May 2022
Warning: Do not take this "tour." It is not a tour at all. Viator called this a Siracusa, Ortegia and Noto tour with an English speaking guide. We were picked up at our hotel by a driver who spoke no English. He dumped us in Noto after we told him we had been there the day before and wanted to delete it from the tour. He didn't understand this. He somehow managed to tell us that we should tour the city on our own and he would wait for us. Then he would dump us in Siracusa and we would do the same thing. No guide. No info. No tour. Just a dumping. We complained to the driver and to his boss who told us this has happened with Viator before. He had the same problem with tourists two weeks before our experience. When I complained to Viator they refused to give us a refund for this horrible day, useless day. We ended up canceling the tour we had already paid for and hiring a private guide to show us around Siracusa. It was well worth the extra money. No thanks to Viator, we had a good time. We have traveled all over the world and have never been scammed like this.
Response from Host, June 2022
You were not supposed to write this review for the simple fact that you did not want to take the tour, so you can not judge It! You refused to do the tour because it was not a guided tour. The fault, as I explained to you on the day of the tour by phone, is not ours, but of whoever sold you our service, telling you that it was a tour with a specialized guide. We do not offer guided tours, but we provide the vehicle and the driver, we are a transportation company. Despite this, the drivers accompany customers to see the various attractions where possible, giving basic information. this is an extra service that we give to make the customer feel more at ease rather than leaving him to himself without knowing where to go and what to do. If you then wrote the negative review for the non-refund, well, we did our part, we blocked and made available a vehicle and a driver to provide the service, but you refused to use them. Again, it is not our fault, but of whoever sold you the tour as a guided tour when it was not. For this reason we have not granted the refund. We are very Sorry for the inconvenience, I understand your point of view and that you are disappointed, but try to understand ours. Best regards Taxi Catania NCC
Great day in Noto, Ortigia, and Siracusa
Thomas_D, May 2022
Noto was an unexpected joy. The Baroque Architecture is spectacular. Granita at Cafe Sicilia was delicious. Ortigia was spectacular and the Greco-Roman ruins in Siracusa are enchanting. Our driver, Guiseppe, was a great host and guide. We had many laughs with him.
Siracusa Ortigia and Noto
Maria_L, Oct 2019
The driver did get us to our destination ,however, drove a little too fast for the group’s liking. The vehicle was a little old as well which made the ride a little uncomfortable. Overall we were somewhat satisfied.
Fantastic private tour of Siracusa,Ortigia,& Noto Tour
James_F, May 2019
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.
Bonita experiencia y buen servicio
Tanto Noto como Siracusa y Ortigia, son ciudades muy recomendables de visitar, por sus calles y monumentos, Ortigia es muy bonita y tiene muy buenos restaurantes y Noto es agradable de pasear.
Lilian_C, Sept 2022
Este tour particular com Giuseppe foi maravilhoso. Giuseppe foi extremamente delicado e competente em todas as informações turísticas. Nos transportou em total segurança em um automóvel muito confortável. Fomos levados para Noto, cidade que é patrimônio histórico, a Siracusa e ao Parque Arqueológico de Napolis em Siracusa! Mt obrigado Giuseppe pelo carinho e profissionalismo

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