Syracuse Private Walking Tour with option of Food and Wine Tasting

Syracuse, Italy
Syracuse Walking Tour with option of Food and Wine Tasting

From $162.32

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Some history-focused group walking tours can feel impersonal and rushed. Enjoy an intimate experience on this private walking tour of the small island of Ortygia in the historic center of Syracuse. As you walk from the ancient Greek Temple of Apollo to the Arethusa Fountain and through the Jewish Quarter, your guide reveals the rich history of the ancient city.
  • Private guided tour exclusively for your party: No crowds or waiting around
  • Get insights into local history and culture from your guide
  • Option to finish with wine- and food-tasting in a local wine bar
  • Flexible several departure time to best suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Food tasting (optionally)
  • Wine tasting (optionally)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

On request, your private guide can pick you up at your hotel or port in Siracusa (Ortigia).

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Since it is a private tour, minimum 2 persons per booking is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • 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.

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We had the best tour...
Doreen_L, May 2023
We had the best tour guide, Biaggio. He was so knowledgeable and the kindest man. It was a pleasure walking around with him
Making new friends
Marco_R, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Biagio was such an informative and knowledgeable person he made our time with him very interesting. We got to know each other in two days and would consider him a friend. Next time we come back I would hope to see him again.
Excellent walking tour of Siracusa!
Carla_S, Sep 2022
Michele was an excellent guide. He knew the area well and made the touring very enjoyable. He gave us just enough info to help us understand how many historic changes in the city. His pace was perfect and the 2-hour length worked well. The added wine tasting and light food were a nice touch. We would recommend him to anyone interested in a great private tour. Tour was perhaps more pricy than other 2-3 hour city walking tours, but worth it!
Brilliant storytelling, beautiful sights and good food
Rosie_C, Jan 2020
We did this tour on the day we arrived in Ortigia. Our guide was Marco and he was brilliant! We had a lovely walk around Ortigia, Marco told us many stories about the history of the island and Sircuse, including the mythology. He was knowledgeable and passionnate, a very engaging storyteller. We felt like we understood the place better after the tour. As it was winter, it was dark when we started the tour (5.15pm) so were worried we would miss out on some things, but we didn’t, everywhere we went had enough lighting to be able to see what was important. We particularly enjoyed visiting the unusual cathedral which Marco gave us a little tour around inside. We chose the option including food tasting and wine so Marco dropped us at a little cafe at the end of the tour where we were given a platter of Sicilian foods which was very yummy! Plenty of food to fill us up and we sampled 2 different Sicilian red wines. I would highly recommend this tour and I’d recommend doing it at the beginning of your stay in Siracusa/Ortigia like we did to really get a feel for the island.
Marco was so knowledgable about...
AnnaMarie_O, Jun 2018
Marco was so knowledgable about Ortigia! I studied abroad in Ortigia three years ago for six weeks, so I knew a lot of the history but there is always more to learn. Marco answered all of our questions and showed us all around the island. His English was great as well! The food and wine tasting is worth the extra money. We tasted 5 different Sicilian wines and got a traditional Sicilian aperitif of cheese, olives, and meats. We were so full afterwards that we didn't even need dinner!

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