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The captivating former Greek and Roman city of Syracuse wasn’t actually founded on Sicily, but on a tiny island just offshore called Ortygia. Connected by two bridges to the mainland and modern expanse of the city, Ortygia is where you’ll find Old Town highlights such as the Duomo, Temple of Apollo, and Fountain of Arethusa.

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Syracuse Virtual Tour

Syracuse Virtual Tour

*** START TIME IS US EST *** Join Through Eternity guide Andrea for an immersive virtual journey to the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating cities: Syracuse. Impossibly perched on the rocky island of Ortigia jutting into the Mediterranean, the ancient origins of Syracuse extend far back into the mists of time, when it was founded by the Corinthians in the 8th century BC. A truly spectacular place, the landscape of the Sicilian city is one of magnificent palaces and churches, winding alleys and wonderful art. From Caravaggio’s final masterpiece to jaw-dropping scenery and a culinary tradition that’s second to none, Syracuse is a city whose glorious past lives on today in its vibrant streets. Join Andrea today and discover why Cicero described the Syracuse as "the most beautiful city ever built by the Greeks”!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.74
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Ancient Syracuse

Ancient Syracuse

It is an exciting journey to discover one's origins while walking in places of extraordinary beauty.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.91
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Vulkan Ätna Panoramafahrt im Cabrio, Tagesausflug mit Reiseleitung

Vulkan Ätna Panoramafahrt im Cabrio, Tagesausflug mit Reiseleitung

⭐ Panoramafahrt im Cabrio um den Ätna ⭐ Tagesausflug mit Reiseleitung für 2 - 3 Personen ⭐ Der Ätna ist einer der höchsten Vulkane Europas. Der Vulkan hat nicht nur die sizilianische Geschichte geprägt, sowie die Landschaft geformt, sondern beeinflusst die Insel bis heute. Das einmalige Naturerlebnis fasziniert mit fantastischen Obstgärten, Weingütern, Olivenplantagen, oder beeindruckenden Lavaströmen. Genießen Sie die Panoramafahrt, mit einem Blick bis nach Taormina und Kalabrien aus der Perspektive unseres Cabrios. Stop an den schönsten panoramischen Stellen, kleine Spaziergänge, sowie zum Abschluss ein Picknick mit lokalen Produkten und Verkostung von reinem biologischen Olivenöl in St. Alfio, an der Nordseite des Ätnas.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.08
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$110.08

Ausflug nach Syrakus

Ausflug nach Syrakus

Nach dem Besuch des griechischen Theaters genießen wir ein Mittagessen mit lokalen Produkten und besuchen den typischen Markt, auf dem Gewürze, getrocknetes und frisches Obst, Tomaten, Kirschen, Gemüse, Käse und Fisch, Mandel-Süßigkeiten und Schokolade aus Modica angeboten werden. Ortygia, das historische Zentrum von Syrakus, das mit seinem einzigartigen Charme seit 2005 zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe gehört. Sie sehen die Überreste des antiken griechischen Tempels, die Festung Castle Maniace, die barocken Kirchen, noble Paläste und die fantastische Kathedrale mit Blick auf den Hauptplatz. Während eines langen Spaziergangs durch die Gassen von Ortygia bewundern wir das berühmte Gemälde "Begräbnis der Heiligen Lucia" von Caravaggio, Das dem Schutzpatron der Stadt gewidmet ist, und wir halten an einem Unternehmen, das mit Papyrus arbeitet, dessen Existenz in dieser Gegend Siziliens bis auf die Zeit der Griechen zurückgeht.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.53
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$73.53

Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.62
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$220.62
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Velobike tour ecologico

Velobike tour ecologico

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Consiglio i viaggiatori di effettuare questa tipologia di tour ecologico perché, essendo un risciò concede l’accesso nella zona pedonale,un abirinto con vicoletti storici permette di visitare l’isola di ortigia a 360 gradi, sia interna che esterna con soste, spiegazione e foto scattate dai driver.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.06
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$38.06

Sicily Boats - Ortigia boat excursion

Sicily Boats - Ortigia boat excursion

Departure from Avola, heading north towards Syracuse. Stages: Club Avola, Tonnara di Avola, Pantanello Beach, the Rotonda a mare “Chalet”, Lido di Avola, Gallina Beach, Marquise of Cassibile Beach, Punta del Cane, Fontane Bianche, Torre di Ognina, Ognina Island, Spiaggia dell ' Arenella, Scoglio di Milocca, Tonnara di Terrauzza, Plemmirio, Capo Murro di Porco, Pillirina, Spiaggia del Minareto, Scogli Castelluccio, Scoglio La Galera, Castello Maniace, Fonte Aretusa, Ortigia. Excursion duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes. Route length: 39 Mn (73 km).
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes
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$355.18
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$355.18
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Sicily, under the citrus and olive trees.

Sicily, under the citrus and olive trees.

Sicily, under the citrus and olive trees. An entire week in the hearth of the UNESCO to discover the ancient and characteristics of the area. A guided stroll to experience the scented pathways of an exclusive farm. A unique experience near the best seaside town of Sicily. A rich wine tasting guide to discover one of the best wineries in Sicily. Our journeys can be you in the lead role as well as in the spectator, you can bring back colors, sounds, smells and tastes that you can share and remember, back at home.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,174.96
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$1,174.96

7-Day Highlights PRIVATE Sicily Tour - Only for you

7-Day Highlights PRIVATE Sicily Tour - Only for you

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See the best of Sicily on a Private 7-day tour of the island's highlights. Visit popular cities and towns like Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice and Catania. Admire the gorgeous cathedral of Monreale and the archaeological site at the Valley of the Temples by night. Enjoy meals of Sicilian dishes, including traditional sweets like granita or cannolo.
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  • 7 days
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$4,266.96
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$4,266.96

Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

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Discover two historic Sicilian cities on this full-day small-group tour from Taormina to Syracuse and Noto. Visit the archeological sites of Syracuse such as the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysius before exploring the newer part of the city and its landmarks. Then head to the UNESCO-listed city of Noto which is also dubbed the “Baroque Capital” due to its beautiful aristocratic buildings like Ducezio Palace and Palazzo Nicolaci.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.99
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$233.99
Price varies by group size
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Syracuse and Noto

Syracuse and Noto

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Get good value for your money by seeing two of southeastern Sicily’s most popular destinations with this daylong tour of both Syracuse and Noto. Travel with a guide to Ortygia, the Neopolis Archeological Park, and baroque Noto. Plus, this trip includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Catania.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.13
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$105.13
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Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

This is a private tour that will take you to one of the most charming towns of Sicily. You will experience art, history, architecture, sea and the delicious food and wines of the region. An expert private driver (and guide if you wish) will pick you up at yur hotel in the Taormina area so you will spend a fun and relaxing day under the Sicilian sun. Please note that your private driver will be at your complete disposal so you are free to customize the itinerary in the area as much as you like
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$387.76
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$387.76
Price varies by group size

Siracusa Noto & Ortigia

Siracusa Noto & Ortigia

The tour will begin with a visit to Noto, a town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered the Sicilian capital of the Baroque. The tour will continue to Ortigia, characterized by a narrow road that will lead us to the discovery of the Temple of Apollo, the Cathedral and the Fonte Aretusa. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon the tour continues with a visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, characterized by Greek and Roman monuments (Greek Theater and Roman Amphitheater) and fantastic caves such as the ear of Dionysius.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.36
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$106.36
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Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour

Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour

The eastern Sicilian city of Syracuse is known for beautiful Mediterranean views and ancient ruins. Get a comprehensive overview of the city and its history during this half-day private tour. Discover the ancient Greek and Roman ruins of the Neopolis Archeological park, including the Ear of Dionysius. Then head to the small island of Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a couple of bridges, to explore its landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.81
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$228.81
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Syracuse: Pearl of the Mediterranean

Syracuse: Pearl of the Mediterranean

A walk through the beauties of a city that has known moments of enormous glory in the past that reverberates in its buildings. In the Archaeological Park of Neapolis you can admire the imposing ruins of the Greek city where there are buildings carved into the rock like the ancient Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Altar of Hieron II. But it will be very pleasant to spend time inside the Latomia del Paradiso, an ancient stone quarry, where you will be amazed by the grandeur of the Ear of Dionysius. Moving to Ortigia with your own cars, the visit will be conducted through the narrow alleys of the historic center of Siracusa where the history of the Mediterranean is preserved. The ruins of the Temple of Apollo and the beauty of Piazza Duomo with its admirable Cathedral will drag us into the excitement of a journey through history. Simply rich, dense and exciting.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.28
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$190.28
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8 Days Tour of Bucolic Sicily from Palermo to Catania

8 Days Tour of Bucolic Sicily from Palermo to Catania

The experiential and sustainable trip for those who want to know the most genuine and authentic Sicily, with all its facets. You will explore the many UNESCO sites that Sicily has: Temples and Greek theaters, Roman architecture, cathedrals of Norman origin and Arab testimonies, without ever neglecting the mythical landscape with its breathtaking views, crystal clear seas and everything that characterizes this extraordinary land. Short and easy walks in reserves and nature parks, with all the species-rich flora that become magical in every season, will further enrich this trip. Particular attention is paid to the typical Sicilian cuisine, with its simple but tasty ingredients that with its knowledge and traditions, and not only, will explore idyllic and rural lands that will fascinate every visitor.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,234.33
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$1,234.33
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Siracusa Marzamemi Noto from Catania

Siracusa Marzamemi Noto from Catania

Siracusa and Noto with a lovely midday stop in Marzamemi is the unique opportunity to join two best-seller tours in one day, comfortable minivan, professional licensed guide assistance during the whole day, all-inclusive tour with no more expenditures, enough free time for shopping and souvering: + Visit a small island of Ortigia, the historical centre of Siracusa + Visit the eldest Cathedral in Italy which is litterally incorporated into the pagan Temple of Athena + Taste local cheese at the street market of Siracusa + Stroll long the most glorious embankment + Visit the eldest Greek Theatre + Learn the secret story about the Ear of Dionysius + Have a midday siesta stop at Marzamemi + Stroll long the smallest streets of fisherman village + Admire the UNESCO World Heritage in Noto + Shoot a selfie on a breath-taking panoramic terrace of Barocco Church
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$824.54
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$824.54
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Syracuse private shore excursion: Archaeological park and Ortigia

Syracuse private shore excursion: Archaeological park and Ortigia

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When your cruise ship reaches dock in Syracuse, explore the ancient ruins of the Ionian coast on this private shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Neapolis archaeological park, and stroll among the ruins and relics with your private guide. Gain insight into region’s Greek and Roman history through its ancient architecture, and enjoy a guided walking tour through Ortygia— Syracuse’s beautiful Old Town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$408.47
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$408.47
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Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

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Visit the towns of Syracuse and Noto on this full-day tour. Explore the ancient Greek archeological sites such as the Ear of Dionysius and the Greek Theater. Then head into the city to tour Ortigia Island with its beautiful cathedral built above a Greek temple. The last stop is the “Baroque Capital” of Noto to see some of its beautiful architecture and aristocratic palaces.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.94
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$98.94

Syracuse tour

Syracuse tour

The tour in Syracuse-Ortigia-Noto is a comfortable tour suitable for those who like to relax in the name of culture. Organized for small groups, it gives the possibility to see more locations on the same day.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.94
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$98.94
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Private 8 Days Tour of Sicily: Highlights

Private 8 Days Tour of Sicily: Highlights

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Discover the best that Sicily has to offer on this comprehensive 8-day tour of the island. Visit the towns of Taormina, Siracusa, Mt. Etna, Palermo, Erice and more while staying at small boutique hotels. Learn about the rich history and culture of the island, see famous monuments, and discover the delicious gastronomy through cooking classes and wine tastings. This excursion is a mix of private transfers and small-group tours.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,467.42
Price varies by group size
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$2,467.42
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excursions - Syracuse Greek Theater and the island of Ortigia the old city.

excursions - Syracuse Greek Theater and the island of Ortigia the old city.

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SYRACUSE (ORTIGIA MARKET AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK): Guided tour of the typical market of Ortigia, with its aromas, flavors, customs and colors, where sellers describe their products by singing lullabies in the local language. Continue in the heart of the ancient city, where between the alleys and alleys you can admire the Temple of Apollo, the Duomo and the Fonte Aretusa. We continue to the archaeological area, we visit the Greek Theater, the Ara of Ierone, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.09
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$57.09
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Private yacht tour Syracuse 3h ALL INCLUSIVE

Private yacht tour Syracuse 3h ALL INCLUSIVE

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The price is not per person but for the entire service.The private tour is dedicated to all those who want to spend their hours at sea in total comfort and relaxation.Get aboard a 9-meter boat totally reserved for you. Together we go to discover the beauty of the sea and the coasts of Syracuse, Ortigia, the sea caves, the Maniace Castle and all the most beautiful places on the coast. About 2/3 stops are planned in different places to take a swim. is equipped with every option to allow you and your partner / family / group of friends to admire the beautiful Syracusan coasts, the island of Ortigia and the sea caves in total comfort.Large spaces where you can sunbathe or in the shade, cabins where to sleep, shower, fridge, aux radio and much more. .N.B. The price of the tour is for 4 hours but can be extended up to 8 hours, including skipper, fuel and boat. For info 3922975752
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$247.24
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$247.24
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El Mejor Recorrido De Sicilia En 5 Dias

El Mejor Recorrido De Sicilia En 5 Dias

have the posibilidad de visitar los principales lugares historicos de la isla desfrutando to the maximo el tiempo to disposicion que tendras, el chofer sera disponible to ayudarte to tener a vacaciones organizada.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,360.88
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$3,360.88
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