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3 Days Treasures of the East with a Local Guide -Private Excursions from Catania

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Day 1: Catania, Cyclops Coast & Taormina (or Etna & Taormina)

Stop At: A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, Via Mulino Santa Lucia, 95121 Catania, Sicily Italy
Meet your Guide after breakfast in your hotel and start the day visiting the Baroque center of Catania with the Piazza del Duomo and the symbol of the city, the black elephant. Don't miss the fish market, a rumbustious and fascinating place.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: I Faraglioni Di Acitrezza, Lungomare Di Acitrezza, Catania, Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily Italy
Continue to the Riviera of Cyclops in Acitrezza, a stretch of coastline surrounded by myth and legend. It is said that blinded Polyphemus cast huge rocks towards the ship of Ulysses.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Via Teatro Greco 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy
Finally arrive in Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Together with your guide you'll visit this lovely town. Walk the streets of the old town and visit the famous ancient Greek theater which has inspired generations of travelers and artists.

Back to Catania in the afternoon.

(Your Choice: alternative itinerary ETNA & TAORMINA).
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Agrigento - The Valley of Temples

Stop At: Valle dei Templi, Piazza Archeologica 1 Via Panoramica Dei Templi, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily Italy
Full day Tour - Pick up at the hotel by your Guide and start the day driving (2h) trough the pleasant hilly landscape covered with wheat fields, vineyards, almond and peach trees. Arrive at the celebrated Valley of the Temples, majestically positioned in the same area on rocky crests south of modern day city. When it was called Akragas, Pindaro considered it to be “the most beautiful among mortal cities”. the largest and best preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Tour this magnificent archaeological park that consists of several Greek temples, built between 430 and 510 B.C. During the guided tour through the archeological area, from the Temple of Juno, enjoy an excellent view of the entire Valley and the Temple of Concordia which is beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules. After a lunch break drive back to Catania.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Syracuse & Noto

Stop At: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Via Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy
Full Day Tour - Departure with your guide for SYRACUSE, the Greek capital of Sicily. The city lies in a splendid natural scenery enhanced by the light and beauty of its coast. The most ousted monument in the ancient city is the Theater. 138 meter in diameter and could house 15.000 spectators and more. This area (Neapolis) retains also the Latomie, which are vast caves used for Ancient Greek building. The biggest of the Latomie del Paradiso, also called “Ear of Dionysius”.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ortigia, Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily Italy
ORTIGIA is the most illustrious ad fascinating district of Syracuse, and presents a coherent and harmonious medieval road network. Several buildings still retain the vestiges of a past which witnessed the presence of a large Jewish colony on Ortygia, whose well-preserved baths may still be admired. The most important centre in the district is the Cathedral Square, onto whose axis the most notable civil and religious buildings converge.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Sicily Italy
Continue to the baroque town of NOTO, it represents for the colors of the stone and marble and architectural features a southern twist on this impressive scenic style. One of the most beautiful palaces is Nicolaci-Villadorata Palace, located on the most stimulating street of the city, which has the Church of Montevergine as its scenographic backdrop.

Back at your hotel in Catania.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your Hotel in Catania
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • Guided Tours in archeological areas and towns
  • Transportation by Mercedes V-Class Minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Winery Visit & Tasting
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation in Catania (booked by traveler)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina
  • Entry/Admission - Valle dei Templi
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

We spent three full days with Mimmo seeing as much as possible from our base in Catania - and it was all terrific. We came to Sicily with no preparation and if was a joy to learn about the cities and sites we visited and...More

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Sonsul, Owner at Mimmo's Private Sicily Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

Hello Beth, I’m truly glad you, husband & daughter enjoyed the days touring in Sicily with me. Syracuse, Taormina, Etna, Noto, Piazza Armerina mixed with local food, wine etc were on our schedule this time. The western part of Sicily is waiting to be visited...More

Reviewed 12 July 2019

Mimmo guided us through Eastern Sicily for four days and three nights. We are not 'tour people' but we cannot imagine a better introduction to this fascinating and complex part of the world. The tour was organized around our interests, the vehicle was in perfect...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Sonsul, Owner at Mimmo's Private Sicily Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

Thank you for enjoying the tour on the eastern part of Sicily. It was my pleasure to make you acquainted with the history, the culture & food of Sicily. My Mercedes Van will be at your disposal also next time to show the western areas...More

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