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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
- We also remind you that access to passengers with a fever equal to / greater than 37.5 ° or flu symptoms is prohibited. - It is mandatory to use the mask to access the means of transport in addition to the regulatory distances
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Duomo di Siracusa
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
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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 
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 Recanati Bus Terminal, Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy 98037 Letojanni, Province of Messina, Italy
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide service
  • Tour Leader service
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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babykong wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom377 contributions118 helpful votes
I don’t drive and using public transport is not a viable option for visiting various sites/cities in Sicily. Hiring a private driver would have been far too expensive, so I had no option other than to join a guided tour. After doing my research I decided to go with SAT and
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Hello Babykong, it is quite surprising that Tripadvisor allows this kind of comment that is totally discriminatory in relation to the age and the nationality of other guests travelling with you. We found that a very dangerous and disrespectful behavior. Comments can be done towards the service or the organization and not towards the origins or the ages of other participants. We hope Tripadvisor will take measures. Next time, please ask for a private tour, we also offer them, just let us know in advance. Cordial regards. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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524cristina wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Another excellent day trip from Taormina Bus Station with SAT. Lovely guide and driver again. The Greek Amphitheatre was stunning, and our local guide, Eva, was outstanding. She brought the place alive for me ... not just spouting facts and figures.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Dear Customer, what a lovely review. It is so rewarding for all the staff and more specifically for Mrs Eva, the Local Guide in Syracuse, who is putting all her passion in her job and loves to share all her knowledge. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in Taormina. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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ItsIsabellaC wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 3 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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Maisie5 wrote a review May 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom19 contributions18 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 28 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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Elena wrote a review Mar 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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 27 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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