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Syracuse & Noto - Day Tour from Taormina

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Syracuse & Noto - Day Tour from Taormina

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more


Visit two Sicilian cities in one day on this full-day tour from Taormina. Spend the morning exploring the Greek ruins and the island of Ortigia in historic Syracuse, enjoy free time for lunch, then visit the Baroque town of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Full-day Syracuse and Noto tour from Taormina
  • Marvel at the ancient Greek ruins of Syracuse and visit the picturesque island of Ortigia
  • Discover the Baroque town of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy guided tours of both Sicilian cities including free time to explore
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Sicily or those short on time
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Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Guided tour of Syracuse, Ortigia, and Noto
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
- 6.35 Eli Hotel
- 6.45 Baia Tao
- 6.52 Let Marmista
- 6.53 Let.2° Pass a Livello
- 6.55 Let Delle Palme
- 6.57 Let Bivio Gallodoro
- 7.00 Let Antares
- 7.04 Caparena
- 7.07 Bay Palace
- 7.10 Funivia
- 7.12 La Plage
- 7.20 Tao (Bus Terminal)
- 7.23 Tombe Bizantine
- 7.30 Capotaormina
- 7.33 Corallo (on the main road)
- 7.37 San Giovanni
- 7.42 Caesar Palace
- 7.45 Recanati
- 7.48 Orpheus Hotel
- 7.50 Sporting Baia

Dates: Wednesday and Saturday

Departure Time

6:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Noema Viaggi Srl

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Fantastic trip with an amazing guide
, Jun 2019
I had the pleasure to be guided on this journey from Taormina with a guide named Christie-his knowledge on not just this trip but it seemed like all European history was amazing. He made this trip a true joy
I am glad that this tour is offered...
, Jan 2018
I am glad that this tour is offered from Taormina as it was much easier to take a tour than to arrange transportation by train/bus on my own to both Syracuse and Noto. In addition, the tour guides were knowledgeable and offered considerable historical information. Having said that, the tour was deficient in some areas. In particular, the tour bus was completely filled about 50 people so quite a bit of time was taken picking up and then in the evening, dropping off passengers in several locations. Next, the same tour was being offered in three languages so we had to sit through the same explanation three times. Worse yet, sometimes, people chatted during the explanations that were not in their language which made it hard to follow what the guide was saying. It was hot in the archeological park in Syracuse that day, apparently not an unusual event, so waiting around while Santos repeated the same explanations three times was non-ideal. If he had given a hint as to where the next stop was we could have sought out some shade during the second and third explanations, but we were left clueless. Alternatively, two guides should have been provided for such a large group. We were led on a walking tour to Ortygia, but the guide walked very fast, the city was crowded, and it was difficult to follow the group since we didn't know who they were, which led to some anxiety that could have been avoided by the guide walking a bit slower. Then, Santos led us on a walk along the water in Ortygia, which would have been lovely on a cool day, but instead was unpleasant in the blistering heat. Why he didn't lead us along the shaded area across the street is anyone's guess. Many of us just deflected at that point. The free time in Ortygia was pleasant. The hour in Noto was plenty of time to see the fine architecture on the main street.
Not enough to see and to to justify...
Bernard G
, Oct 2017
Not enough to see and to to justify the cost. Would have liked to see the museum we passed on our way. Diverse group and everything the guide said was translated 5-6 times. The guide was responsive and helped people with walking issues to get a taxi during the downtown walking.
Oh my goodness, if you are in this part...
Kerry M
, Sep 2017
Oh my goodness, if you are in this part of the world you must go.
Great tour with lots of information...
Maria K
, Aug 2017
Great tour with lots of information and knowledge about history, mythology, culture, etc. from past and present from our tour guide Christi. And Santo joined us for some guided info in the archaeological sites, entertaining and full of knowledge as well. Pleasure! These men, if they had been my teachers, would have been those type of teachers students would have loved to go listen to and be in class with.
This tour was amazing! Our guide was...
, Aug 2017
This tour was amazing! Our guide was absolutely outstanding and it was a very memorable day with a lot of ground covered. Fascinating and highly recommended!!
This tour is big! and you are put...
Titaporn T
, Jun 2017
This tour is big! and you are put into groups where the tour guide speak about two languges I had english and german. if you a patient kind of person who can stand waiting for translation in the heat then its worth it. Although I think the tour guide shouldve bought the tickets for us as we had to queue for ages and people complaint it was a waste of time! The tour guide could have been kinder to us eventho it was such a big group he couldve let me go to the toilet when i needed but i went anyway. its good tho worth it i went to temple of athena which is where i always wanted to go to. there was a restaurant that served octopus dish called octopus salad although there were no leafs.
Great tour to the beautiful Syracuse...
, Feb 2017
Great tour to the beautiful Syracuse. Noto is tiny, but beautiful. Enjoyed it very much
A very long but enjoyable day...
Maria K
, Aug 2016
A very long but enjoyable day visiting Syracuse Ortigia and Noto, unfortunately not enough time to explore Noto. Tour Guide Christian was most informative and passionate! unfortunately he didn't introduce himself / driver Guiseppe until he had explained the programme to two French tourists on the bus which I thought was not appropriate!there were 2 assistant guides on tour who sat and front of bus and really did nothing! I really don't know the purpose of them been there!!overall a good tour but maybe more time to explore and see Syracuse and guided tour of Noto separately as in my view too much packed into a 1 day tour.
Magnifique excursion
, Oct 2018
Bon circuit avec un grand soleil. Bus confortable avec un très bon chauffeur. Quand au guide, c'est un homme très cultivé et intéressant. Il raconte toute l'histoire du parcourt en 4 langues. Ilprend soin de tous les participants. Une seule ombre à ce tableau. A tous les arrêts, il y avait une personne qui manquait à l'appel et qu'il fallait chercher. Donc du retard dans l'excursion. Merci Chris pour cette magnifique excursion.

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