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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Syracuse and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Syracuse activities? We have 38 tour ideas.


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Archaeology Tours

Syracuse’s Archaeological Park Guided Walking Tour

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 88.28


Take a private walking tour around the ancient archaeological park of Syracuse, UNESCO world heritage, and one of the most important archaeological parks of Italy. During this 2 hour private walking tour with a local knowledgeable guide, you will discover the most important ancient Greek and Roman... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Catania Airport CTA Arrival Private Transfer to Syracuse City in Luxury Van

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 45.53


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from Catania Airport CTA to Hotel in Syracuse City Center by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Ortigia

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 189.18


An unforgettable cooking class in Ortigia<strong>,</strong> Unesco site in Sicily.

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Cooking Lessons in Taormina

Sicilian Cooking Lesson in Taormina from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 195.19


Spend some time inside a well-known gourmet restaurant and learn all the Sicilian secrets that even local people dont know yet in preparing such great dishes. This all takes place in a town unsurpassed in beauty Taormina with its truly majestic Greek Theatre.

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Craft Classes

Syracuse: traditional puppets workshop experience

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 9 minutes
Priced From: USD 90.80


Live an authentic artisan experience in Syracuse. Learn to create your own handmade puppet with local artists.

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Day Cruises

La Perla Blu Siracusa Old City Center And Sea Caves Excursion Boat

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 42.88


A wonderful tour around Siracusa old city center and a visit to the astonishing sea caves including a 30 minutes diving into the deep blue mediterranean sea (total timing 90 min).

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Day Trips

Montalbano TV Show Locations Tour

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 107.20


Take a tour of Sicily to see all the most important locations of the famous TV series, 'Inspector Montalbano.' Visit the police station, Vigata, Marinella's beach, Montalbano's house, Don Balduccio's Palace, main church, restaurant on the beach, amazing countryside and sea spot.

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Day Trips

Etna Nature and Flavours from Siracusa

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 138.73


Discover the highest Volcano in Europe

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Day Trips

Exclusive Naturalistic Tour of Vendicari and Visit of Noto

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 460.33


Exclusive excursion to the Wildlife Oasis of Vendicari, a beautiful paradise in the South-East cost of Sicily, led by an expert naturalistic guide. Afterwards, visit the little charmed town of Noto, known for its Baroque façades, so typical of the Val di Noto. You will be picked up and... Read More

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Day Trips

Etna Day Trip From Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 74.41


Enjoy Mount Etna, the highest active Vulcano of Europe. A wonderful expression of the nature with his 3343 meters high.  Start Your day trip from centrally located meeting point in Siracusa, You will reach the base station at 1900mt 'Refuge  Sapienza'. Here you can visit Silvestri Craters admiring wonderful panoramas and refresh yourself in typical bar or trattoria. Optional ascent with cable car and jeep with the... Read More

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Food Tours

Siracusa Food and Wine Walking Tour

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.02


Taste your way through Syracuse with a 2,5-hour small-group food and wine tour. Taste a fresh-cooked fish, typical Sicilian appetizers, homemade Sicilian pastries, and fragrant local wine and liquors. This tour begins at 6:30pm and is available daily. Hotel pick up/drop-off is not included.

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Full-day Tours

Ragusa and Modica Day Trip from Syracuse Including Lunch

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 163.95


A tour to discover two wonderful Baroque towns that belong to the 'Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto' Unesco Heritage site. Light lunch based on typical Sicilian food is included. The tour will be operated as a full day tour from Syracuse.

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Lunch Cruises

1.5-hour Ortigia Island, Sea Caves, and Fish Lunch Boat Cruise from

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.02


Enjoy a 1.5-hour Siracusa boat tour discovering the beauty of Ortigia Island, the historical, central part of Siracusa. Starting at 12pm with your captain-guide, you will see astonishing Ortigia, sailing the crystal water of the Medterranean Sea. You will visit Castello Maniace, Aretusa Fountain,... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 107.20


Explore the archaeological museum of Syracuse, the most important of Sicily for its impressive ancient Greek art collection. A professional private guide will lead you through the sectors of the museum explaining the development of Sicilian's history and art from prehistoric times to the heyday of Greek and Roman culture. The 'Paolo Orsi' museum is located in the park of Villa Landolina, not far from the Greek theatre and the... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Noto Wineries Private Tour from Syracuse - Best Wineries and Tonnara Visit in Marzamemi

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
Priced From: USD 99.63


Discover 2 the most excellent wineries in one of the most important wine region of Sicily – Noto. Private tour <strong>exclusively for your party – nobody else</strong>, to ensure the highest standards for our guests. Travelling through a... Read More

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Private Transfers

Catania Airport CTA Arrival Private Transfer to Syracuse City in Business Car

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 63.06


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from Catania Airport CTA to Hotel in Syracuse City Center by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.

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Private Transfers

Private Transfer: Syracuse to Palermo with Valley of the Temples Stop

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 112.25


Book a hassle-free private transfer from Syracuse to Palermo, which includes a 2-hour sightseeing stopover at the Valley of the Temples. Travel in style with a private driver to chauffer you from the southeast to the northwest of the island. Admire the Mediterranean landscapes and break to visit... Read More

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Segway Tours

Syracuse Segway Tour

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 124.86


Discover the Sicilian city of Syracuse on a 3-hour city Segway tour! On a self-balancing electric Segway, explore Syracuse`s island neighborhood of Ortygia with a local expert guide. Connected to the mainland by bridges, Ortygia feels more like a city in its own right with a fascinating collection of ancient sights to be seen. Glide around ruins of ancient Greek city walls, see the Fountain of Aretusa and stop for... Read More

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Shopping Passes & Offers

Shop and Play Destiny USA

Syracuse, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 15.00


Shop to your heart's content with this 'Shop and Play' shopping package for the Destiny USA shopping and entertainment complex. The Passport of Savings gives you valuable discounts on specialty shops, outlets, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as a complimentary carousel ride, a tote bag, and more.

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Shopping Passes & Offers

Shop and Dine Destiny USA

Syracuse, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 35.00


This package offers great deals in a wide selection of specialty shops, outlets, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Included is a $20 Gift Card redeemable at any of our full-service restaurants, Passport of Savings filled with valuable discounts, tote bag, complimentary carousel ride and more.

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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Syracuse: Traditional puppet show in an ancient theatre

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 78 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.40


Discover the traditional Opera of the Puppets in the heart of Ortigia (Siracusa). Learn all about this Italian cultural heritage assisting at a puppet show in an ancient theatre.

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Tours around Sicily

Guided Walking Tour of Catania from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 87.97


Come and see Catania a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002 and discover one of most beautiful Baroque style towns in the world.

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Tours around Sicily

Godfather Movie Sites and Taormina Walking Tour from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 123.71


Visit the unspoiled and typical Sicilian hill towns seen in Francis Ford Coppolas famous Godfather Trilogy! Then spend a wonderful day exploring the very best of Eastern Sicily at a leisurely pace. Discover Taormina and take a walk to explore the pedestrian center of the town.

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Tours around Sicily from Syracuse

Private Etna Tour and Wine Tasting from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 112.72


The variety of natural wonders makes the Mount Etna region a truly astounding place. This guided private tour combines the best of the largest active volcano in Europe with a pleasant wine tasting in a beautiful setting.

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Tours around Sicily from Syracuse

Taormina Walking Tour and Private Boat Ride from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 120.96


Spend a wonderful day exploring the very best of Eastern Sicily at a leisurely pace. Experience Sicilys world-famous sights and enjoy a boat ride to the town of Taormina.

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Tours around Sicily from Syracuse

Sicilian Cooking Lesson on Mount Etna from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 11:00)
Priced From: USD 199.32


Learn how to cook some classic Sicilian recipes in a warm and friendly atmosphere and experience firsthand the great flavors of Sicily.

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Tours around Sicily from Syracuse

Godfather Movie Sites Walking Tour from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 114.09


Visit the unspoiled and typical Sicilian hill towns seen in Francis Ford Coppolas famous Godfather Trilogy!

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Tours around Syracuse

Siracusa a Wonder of Ancient Sicily

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 49.49


Discover history art and archaeology on this fascinating day trip to Siracusa.

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Tours from Palermo

Syracuse and Agrigento Private Tour to Palermo

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 659.81


Travel in great convenience! Enjoy this excursion from Syracuse South-East side to Palermo West side with stopover in an important local highlight such as Agrigento giving you the chance to delight the Temples Valley.

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Tours in Catania from Syracuse

Catania and the Riviera of Cyclops from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 105.84


Spend a day in Catania a unique Baroque town at the foot of Mount Etna and visit the riviera which gave birth to the Homeric legend of the Cyclops.

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Tours in Taormina

Taormina Walking Tour from Syracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 61.86


Spend a wonderful day exploring the very best of Eastern Sicily at a leisurely pace. Discover Taormina and take a walk to explore the pedestrian center of the town.

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Walking Tours

Ortygia: Syracuse’s Ancient Town Center Walking Tour

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 30.27


This small-group walking tour explores Ortygia, the old town center of Syracuse, which is placed on a small island. It is enchanting for its position and fascinating for its 3000 years of history. From Apollo temple, the oldest Greek temple in Sicily, the way leads through picturesque narrow... Read More

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Walking Tours

Archaeological Syracuse: Neapolis Park Walking Tour

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 30.27


This 2 hours small-group walking tour will let you discover the Neapolis archaeological park containing Syracuse's most important ancient Greek monuments, part of the UNESCO world heritage list. During the walking tour you will see some of the most impressive ancient monuments in Sicily including... Read More

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Walking Tours

Ortigia Evening Walking Tour in Siracuse

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.22


Enjoy a wonderful evening walking with a friendly local guide, passionate and proud of her native town. Strolling throughout Ortigia, the old city Centre of Siracusa, discover the secrets of 3000 years of history and admire all the treasures that different cultures left after their domination. Start your 1,5 hours Walking Tour when the sun starts to go down and big tourist group are away, to better enjoy an... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Syracuse Walking Tour with option of Food and Wine Tasting

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 69.36


Enjoy a private walking tour around the historical center of Syracuse, ancient island Ortigia. You will meet your local guide at Apollo temple, the oldest Greek temple in Sicily. During this 2 to 2.5hr tour, professional guide will tell you many interesting facts and reveal the secrets... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private tour to Syracuse - Archaeological Park and Ortigia with option of Food and Wine tasting

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 126.12


Take a 4-5 hr private tour to Syracuse's Neapolis Archaeological park, UNESCO world heritage, and historical center of the city - Ortigia, one of the most beautiful and ancient places in the world. Hotel pick-up and drop-off included. With your private professional guide you will discover the most... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Syracuse City Departure Private Transfer to Catania Airport CTA in Business Car

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 63.06


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel or accommodation in Syracuse City Center to Catania Airport CTA by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Syracuse City Departure Private Transfer to Catania Airport CTA in Luxury Van

Syracuse, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 45.53


Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your Hotel or accommodation in Syracuse City Center to Catania Airport CTA by private vehicle and reach your final destination relaxed and... Read More

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