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Itinerary
Your morning starts with a pickup in central Taormina by air-conditioned coach. After the roughly 1.5-hour ride along the coast to Syracuse, make your first stop at the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (entry fee at own expense), one of Sicily’s greatest archeological sites. You’ll explore the vast collection of Roman and Greek ruins, and the well-preserved Roman amphitheater and Greek theater. Head past a secluded garden to the limestone cave known as the Ear of Dionysius.

Next head to Syracuse’s island-neighborhood of Ortygia, where you’ll stop for lunch (own expense). You’ll have enough time to visit the Fountain of Aretusa in Piazza Archimede and admire the Gothic palaces nearby. See Piazza del Duomo, the Syracuse Cathedral, the Palace of Beneventano del Bosco, and the Archbishops Palace.

After a day of sightseeing, make the journey back to Taormina and get dropped off at your original departure point.
Locations visited
Duomo di Siracusa
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Ortigia
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Overview
Syracuse was once one of the ancient world’s largest cities. Dive right into the city’s historic allure on this tour from Taormina, spending a day visiting archaeological sites and Ortygia, the island-neighborhood also known as Città Vecchia. Travel with a guide to learn more about the city’s millennia-old history than you would while visiting on your own, and return to Taormina in time for dinner.
Highlights
  • Explore the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis and Ortygia in one day
  • Learning more about the sights than you would traveling on your own
  • Ride in an air-conditioned coach, convenient in Sicily’s hot summer weather
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Taormina 
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EXCELLENT STAFF

My husband Keith and I witnessed exceptional customer care on a recent trip from Taormina to Syracuse. Whilst the tour itself was very interesting and the tour guide Alfredo very informative and witty, our main praise has to go to Giovanna and her young male...More

Thank Geebee346
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Hot and tiring, but fascinating

If you go at a hot time of year, like August when we did, be prepared for a hot and tiring day as there is a bit of walking to do in the heat - but there's no other option and you get to see...More

Thank NJ C
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Syracuse

We drove from our hotel in Linguaglossa it took us an hour and a half we parked in a large car park near the port where you pay when you leave for 24hours it is only 10 euros you have to enter your car reg...More

2  Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 24 April 2018
A good way of getting a taste of Syracuse

We wanted to visit Syracuse from Taormina but public transport is very difficult so this was ideal. The tour was perhaps too rushed for anyone with walking difficulties. We didnt have long enough in Ortygia and had little time for a very late lunch but...More

1  Thank Tanya D
Freetraveller39, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello Tanya D, thank you for your feedback. The tour schedule is necessarily tight as in one day we visit the wide Archaeological Area with the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, the Latomies, the Altar of Hieron II and the Latomies of Paradise with the...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018
July 2017

This place is beautiful - DONT go with a tour group as they rush you and you will be disappointed - grab a map and do it yourself - just lovely and impossible yo get lost...and dont forget a stop at CONDORELLI!. In the tourist...More

7  Thank Roseannafromoz
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Roseannafromoz, not all visitors like to drive and park the car when on holiday, besides that, a local guide would be a high cost for only two people, so our organization offers the possibility of visiting Sicily with competitive prices and forgetting the car,...More

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