Delve into ancient Roman and Greek history on a visit to both Neapolis Archaeological Park and Ortygia Island in Syracuse. Neapolis is home to some of Syracuse's most notable ruins, including a massive Greek amphitheater that is still used for performances during the summer months. Marvel at age-old quarries and a Roman amphitheater where gladiators fought each other to the death. Afterward, head over to Ortygia Island―a small island that serves as Syracuse's historic center―and nearby Noto, a stunning town filled with exquisite, photo-worthy baroque architecture.
Full-day trip to Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto, from Catania
Explore the historic city of Syracuse and visit its most intriguing Roman and Greek ruins
Wander the narrow streets of Ortygia Island, the heart of Syracuse for centuries
Marvel at the golden hues of Noto's exquisite baroque architecture
Enjoy the expertise of a professional guide and the individualized attention that comes with a small-size group
Shuttle Bus (return)
Entrance ticket to the Archeological Park of Syracuse
INFANT price - Baby seat included
Authorized tourist guide in Syracuse (Italian and English language guaranteed)
Authorized tourist guide in Noto and Park of Neapolis (on request)
All that is not specified under “the cost includes"
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Pick up and drop off at your Hotel in Catania
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Stress-free day of sightseeing
Lisa_C, Sept 2023
A stress-free day of sightseeing with a knowledgeable guide! It was also fun to chat with the other tourists on the trip.
A fantastic tour day
Evelina_G, Sept 2023
We had a lovely time exploring Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto! Andrea our tour guide was so knowledgeable and explained history/greek tragedies/customs etc. Very informational and educational. I would definitely recommend and would do other tours with this company :)
Great quick tour of Noto, Ortigia and Siracusa
Jack_B, Aug 2023
We had a great time on this tour with Lori who served as both our excellent driver and our guide! She provided a wealth of information on both the history and culture of the Sicilian people. The high point for me was the stop in Ortigia the island and oldest part of Siracusa. We had time for a street food lunch stop at the open market. Overall a very informative and fun day!
Jackie_C, July 2023
Wonderful day trip, very friendly and knowledgeable guide. The tour is a perfect combination of guided walking (easy) and free time, very comfortable to do as a solo traveller. You fit a lot in but it never feels rushed. So much beauty and history at all three locations, Parco Archeologico the standout for me.
Rosa_W, July 2023
Our tour guide Lori was fabulous- so knowledgeable and caring of everyone. She brought the cities to life with her extensive knowledge and love of Sicily. I highly recommend this tour!
Amazing tour with pickup!
Ollie_B, July 2023
My wife and I really enjoyed our tour with our guide Andrea. The pickup service was great and meant we could travel to our destinations in comfort (with air con!) And with Andrea telling us all about Sicily. When we arrived he took the time to explain about the history and culture of our stops, as well as providing recommendations for places for food and drinks. Our particular favourite was Ortigia! Without Andrea we would have been struggling with train/bus tickets to get to these places from Catania. The pickup service was very efficient and our pickup point was a 3 minute walk from our apartment. Our group was also small, meaning you received a more personal experience. We would thoroughly recommend this tour, and any others offered by EtnaTribe!
Nicholas_R, July 2023
Great chance to see Siracusa and Noto in one trip. So many beautiful spots and our guide was nice and knowledgeable.
A tour for those who appreciate architecture from different eras.
Therese_F, June 2023
The archeological site is interesting. It is full of history and although not well kept, it is still worth visiting. Nato has beautiful and quite unique architecture. The Greek temple converted into a Catholic church in Ortigia should not be missed.
Informative tour to the Sicilian history, life & myths
Ariane_K, June 2023
Great informative tour and a good small introductory to the Sicilian history, life and myths.
Driver/ tour guide was on time and polite.
A good day trip
ffeng, June 2023
The tour director, Lara, is very knowledgeable about the local history. She is very helpful and makes the trip interesting.
A wonderful tour
Maria_S, June 2023
Nando is an excellent tour guide. He is a kind person with a great knowledge of the history of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto. We really enjoyed his explanations and comments. Thank you Nando, We had a great day!
David_K, May 2023
Our guide Laurie was likable and accommodating. In a relatively short period of time we managed to see the majority of highlights in all three locations, yet it didn’t seem overly rushed. Highly recommended for those not staying in Syracuse who still want more than just a taste of this beautiful area of Sicily.
A must do day teip from Catania!
Tracey_K, May 2023
Can’t believe we got to see so much in a day out! Giuseppe was a great guide, so knowledgeable and helpful! Really enjoyed seeing Siracusa, Ortegia and Noto! Even caught the flower carpet 2023!
Greek and Roman adventure
Inna_R, May 2023
Market in Syracuse and Noto are the best parts of the tour. Despite of weather, traffic and luck of time, the trip was nicely organized and culturally full.
The Guide was so nice and...
Lena_H, Apr 2023
The Guide was so nice and knew a lot about the area. We loved that we also had some free time in every city. Highly recommended!
Alexandria_S, Apr 2023
Salvo was the best guide I have ever had anywhere. He is professional, organized and knowledgeable. He kept things going at the perfect pace but gave us enough time to enjoy everything. The day an absolute blast!!! Definitely a must do tour!!!
A good day
David_F, Feb 2023
Andrea was a great guide and driver. We had an issue with the pickup location, but that was because of the crowd in town for St. Agata day. It all worked out fine.
A great experience!
Jan_T, Nov 2022
The trip to Noto and Syracuse was a nice mix of driving to and walking in two very different, but equally interesting places.
Our excellent guide Salvatore gave us plenty of information, but also time to explore on our own. A great experience!
Wonderful Sicilian experience with a Sicilian guide 😍
Nelly_A, Sept 2022
Loved this trip! Andrea has so much knowledge - I learnt so much from
Him in Syracuse, Ortiga is such a charming sea front! You can enjoy a spritz as you see everyone walking by! I loved Noto! Make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious granita at cafe Sicilia! Andrea was really flexible and always made sure everyone was ready to leave (and that we experienced this fully) even if meant longer working hours for him!
Janet_F, July 2022
Nice tour of ortigia and noto. The syracusa part was mostly the archeological park where we were introduced to it and dropped off. Then we met back for ride back to catania
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