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From Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia & Marzamemi Full-day Tour

3.7 / 5

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From Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia & Marzamemi Full-day Tour

Activity provider: Tourist Dream

From US$ 116.19 per person

Discover Sicily on a full-day audio-guided tour. Visit the Neapolis in Syracuse, the Island of Ortigia, and the village of Marzamemi on board a comfortable air-conditioned van.

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Duration 9 hours
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Driver
English, Italian
Audio guide included
English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the greek history of Sicily and the fascinating Baroque architecture in white stone
  • Walk along the streets of Ortigia, the heart of Syracuse
  • Explore the vibrant fishing village of Marzamemi
Full description

Experience the beauty of Sicily on a full-day tour from Catania. Explore the ancient ruins in Syracuse, the charming fishing village of Marzamemi, and the Island of Ortigia.

Meet in the center of Catania and travel to Marzamemi, a small fishing village looking out over the Ionian Sea. Visit the ruins of the Tonnara, an ancient structure used to catch tuna.

See an abundance of colors, flowers, and old buildings as you stroll down Piazza Regina Margherita. Take a break by the sea on the "Litorale Spinazza", which can be reached on foot from the Borghetto.

Continue to Ortigia, a little island that contains the oldest part of the historic center of Syracuse, starting from the Greek period. Visit the wonderful Fountain of Arethusa, Piazza Duomo, as well as the Christian churches and the Baroque Palaces.

Finally, go to the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse. Discover an open-air museum containing evidence from various eras, from the protohistoric age to the late ancient and Byzantine periods.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Catania city center
  • Audioguide
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your driver at the Tourist Service Office near Duomo Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • All visitors must wear a protective mask
  • The audioguide is available in 6 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Russian)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

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I can only recommend this tour! Having a good mixture of man-made and natural beauty to marvel at was great and Francesco the driver was a gem! The audioguide unfortunately didn't work but I can't complain since I ended up having a private tour in the end. I really enjoyed seeing Marzamemi and this was the only tour I found that included a seaside town stop.

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February 13, 2022

The destinations are very beautiful and interesting. The trip with a car is ok. The Audio Guide which is played inside the car is quite bad.

March 24, 2022

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The guide was not actually a guide, he’s only a driver. He didn’t provide any useful information except telling us when to meet. He’s not helpful at all when I want to get back to the minibus earlier and get something from my bag. He’s also arrogant as he showed us a cold face through the whole trip. By the way, Syracuse is gorgeous.

April 5, 2022

Product ID: 410087