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Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

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Spend a day in the sunny city of Syracuse in southeast Sicily on a full-day tour from Taormina! With stunning coastal scenery as well as ancient Greek and Roman ruins, the city is the perfect destination for a day of leisurely sightseeing. Discover intriguing attractions like the Ear of Dionysius on a visit to Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (entry own expense), and then explore Syracuse’s island neighborhood of Ortygia in the afternoon.
  • 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 
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Syracuse Cathedral (approx. 2 euros)
  • Entrance fee to Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (approx 10 euros) - (free for EU citizens under 18 years with a valid ID)
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
  • Entry/Admission - Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Siracusa
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • During winter minimum of 12 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I had a great time on my SAT Group tour to Syracusa. I would say the tour isn't of the WHOLE city itself it's just of the archeological site (ear of Dionysius and Greek, Roman theatres) IN Syracusa and Ortigia. The tour bus was a mix of Germans, Italians, and English speakers
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 2 Jun 2019
Hello ItsIsabellaC, as a matter of fact, we visit the most important sites of Syracuse which are the Archelogical Area and the island of Ortygia. Tour is scheduled in order to explore both with enough time. We have added an extra day in the frequency of this tour in order to spread the quantities and give a better service on spot. Now the Syracuse Tour is bookable on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. In any case, group tours involve a quite big amount of guests, otherwise they would have called tailor made or customized tours, with different prices as well. Greetings from Taormina. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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This trip was really fantastic. We loved the whole experience of touring the archaelogical park, and beautiful Ortigia. However we would have enjoyed it much more if we had had lunch after visiting the park, and before touring Ortigia. In fact we left Taomina at eightish, and
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 27 May 2019
Hello Maisie5, yes the reason why we complete the visit at Ortygia before lunch is multiple. Firstly, the locla guide has to complete the tour in order to leave the group for lunch, secondly the cathedral closes at a certain time. Neverthless, food is always available around and questions are always welcome in order to get further information about the tours's schedule. Warm regards. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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I was really enjoyed this trip from start to the and. Our guide Alfredo was very knowledgeable, thanks to him for making this trip memorable. First we visit the archaeological site that contains a great collection of exhibits from all over the Syracuse area: the famous "Ear of
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Response from Footprints824452, Guest Relations Manager at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 26 Mar 2019
Your satisfaction is our joy. This is why we do this job, to get satisfied customers, happy to explore Sicily with us! Warm greetings from Taormina
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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 colleague in the
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Response from Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Hello Geebee346, receiving your review is such a joy! We do remember perfectly the story and we do remember you, wonderful couple with such a big heart! We remember every single moment of that day, how you kindly assisted the lady who had the problem and how you offered a drink to all of us. Luckly the event has had an happy ending! We wish to see you again in the future and just know that you will be our guests on our tours. Thank you for your beautiful words, you also have restored our faith in human nature! Arrivederci presto! Guest Relation Manager SAT Group
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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 a bit more of Syracuse. The guide on the bus (Santos) was friendly and spoke an
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Response from Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 27 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for your review, many tips and suggestions. All the best, SAT Group staff
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  • Languages Offered: German, Italian
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