Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto Full-Day Tour from Catania
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 8 - 9 hours
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The day was well organised with the bus picking us up promptly at Giardini Naxos at 7.30. Make sure you are early the bus does not wait for long! Following more pick ups from Taormina etc we were on our way and to our surprise stopped at a service station for 20 mins (I’m assuming as the driver needed to stop due to time on the road - as otherwise a very odd place to stop) in hindsight we would have however bought snacks as there was a lot of time between breakfast and lunch, especially for anyone like us who did not really have time for breakfast with the early pick up point. However they are the downsides the trip was totally worth it! Spectacular sites of the Greek theatre and the paradise caves were brilliant. And Ortigia was beautiful with amazing buildings to go view. Overall a great trip with our guide, Eva being very knowledgable, interesting and funny!
Great day out in Siracusa and Noto. Francesco, our guide, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all the spots we visited. He really made our day! The all booking process was pretty smooth except one call I received the day before telling me that my pick up location had changed. After looking it up on the map I called them back and managed to reconfirm the original pick up location which was ultimately more convenient for us. Besides that and wishing to spend more time in Ortigia, everything was fine. We also enjoyed the food and drinks provided and the other customers we met during the tour.
This trip was such a great experience, the amount of time in each stop was sufficient for the quick experience. Tony was an excellent guide and shared local knowledge every step of the way. The only downside was that the package said the entrance ticket to the necropolis in Syracuse was included, but when we got there we still had to purchase a ticket.
Giuseppe was fantastic! We felt so lucky to have him walk us through the sites and history of Syracuse's archeological park, as well as, Ortygia. He knows SO much about the history and answered all of the questions we peppered him with. We highly recommend taking this tour with him!!!
Luigi did a great job - had to restructure to take account of pending Fiore event in Noto and manage a very diverse group. Spoilt us by throwing in visit to Oceania black sand beach at end as we finished the formal tour early - again because of cruisers