Day trip with private driver to one of Sicily’s most impressive ancient sites and lovely towns
- Ortigia historical center
- Syracuse acrhaeological site
- Private English-speaking driver
- Private guide (optional)
- Itinerary can be customized
- Instant confirmation
This private daytrip to Syracuse is the perfect tour for the visitor who wants to see the most beautiful sites of one of the most fascinating towns in Sicily.
Your day will begin with a private pick-up at your hotel or villa in the Taormina area by an English-speaking driver (for Catania, Messina or other pick-up locations please contact us for a quote). In about one hour and half you will reach Siracusa and will start visiting the archaeological site where you will see the Greek theatre that dates back to the 5th Century BC. Just beyond the theatre are the old stone quarries, which today is home to a wonderful, fragrant lemon orchard. The most interesting focal point of this area is the "Ear of Dionysius”, a 20m-high, pointed arch cut into the rock facade. There is also one of the largest Roman amphitheatres nearby and the Archeological Museum to visit.
Next, you will break for a typical lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the price of the tour, but we can help with suggestions and reservations). After lunch you will continue to the beautiful island of Ortigia where you will experience a wide variety of architectural styles: Greek and Roman remains, Mediaeval Norman buildings and some beautiful Baroque features. You will see such highlights as the fountain of Arethusa, the Temple of Apollo, Piazza Archimede, Piazza del Duomo, and the church of Santa Lucia, the city's patron saint.
If you wish, your private driver may also take you to a nearby beach for a swim (in this case there will be a shorter time spent in Siracusa). Always a good option during hot summer days!
You may enhance your experience by having a private local guide who will show you around and guarantee you will make the best use of your time. You can add the private guide (3 hours duration) from the options menu (booking box in the upper right side of this page).
At the end of the day, your driver will accompany you back to your hotel or villa in Taormina.
As with all our private experiences, this private tour can be fully customized based on your wishes. With this daytrip you will have a private driver (and also a private guide upon request) entirely dedicated to you. You will not be part of a group.
Private driver, all transportation costs (roundtrip from Taormina)
Food, drinks, entrance fees. Optional: private guide in Siracusa
Italian, English, French, Spanish
At your hotel or villa in the Taormina area
Notes: comfortable walking shows, hat, sunscreen. If you wish to stop at beach remember to bring your swimsuit and towels.