This private day tour of Syracuse, departing from Catania, offers the opportunity to spend a full day in this beautiful city, immersed in Greek and Roman history. Feel the connections between past and present on this trip through history and discover how mankind has learnt to intertwine with nature.
From the port or the centre of Catania, a private driver will take you to the beautiful city of Syracuse, named a UNESCO heritage site in 2005. This beautiful town will draw you in with its history, monuments, and other architectural and cultural wonders that have over the centuries turned Syracuse into an international tourism destination. Enjoy walking through history in Syracuse where the past and present are intertwined. Nature and landscape slot in seemlessly, adding further attraction to the wonderful town center.
The city was founded by the Corinthians in 765 BC and was formerly the main rival of Athens, the richest and most powerful city of the time. Upon your arrival with your private driver you can first of all stroll through the narrow streets of Ortigia, the old town center. This islet was the first part of Syracuse to be inhabited by the Corinthians. You will visit the Greek Theater and the Roman Amphitheater, both of which are well preserved. You will also explore the Archaeological Park, rich in artifacts and historical sites dating back to various historical periods.
If you are a lover of nature, peace, and tranquility, you will surely love the Paradise Cave. Not far from the town center, this natural oasis rich in vegetation has become very popular as the perfect place for camping. A visit will let you discover the various phases of the evolution of man and his relationship with nature. At the end of the day tour, you will be comfortably returned back to Catania.
If you are interested in discovering more of the beauty of Sicily, you might also consider the Private day tour from Catania to the Mount Etna and Taormina or the 8-Days Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Catania.
All information on the meeting point and local telephone numbers of your destination will be included on the Confirmation Voucher.
We advise you to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for this tour.
On request, you can also visit Noto.