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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $669 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $857 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $913 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1154 USD
Optional Guide (Licensed guide for 4 hours) $326 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Founded around 735 BC by Corinth Greek settlers, Syracuse has been inhabited since very ancient times. Prosperous and strong, for a time it was the most powerful Greek city in the Mediterranean.

Enter the Parco Archaeological, home to many of Syracuse's most interesting sites. You will first be confronted by the Paradiso Stone Quarries, home to well-manicured gardens and orchards that give way to steep cliffs.

Pay a visit to the Theatre, which boasts the largest cavea (sitting area) ever built by the ancient Greeks: it could hold 1500 people in 67 rows, divided into 9 different sections. You may also want to check out the Roman amphitheatre, partly carved out from the rock surrounding it and dating back to the Roman Imperial age.

And most people will not want to miss the Ear of Dionysius, one of the Paradiso Stone Quarries most interesting sites. Although it looks natural, this artificial cave was most likely carved out of an old limestone quarry. Legend has it that the tyrant Dionysius I used the cave as a prison for political prisoners. Because of the good acoustics, he was able to easily eavesdrop on the plans and secrets of his prisoners.

Time permitting, your guide can also take you to some of the city's other interesting sites, such as The Cathedral of Syracuse or Castello Maniace.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English speaking driver/escort
  • Syracuse
  • Orytgia Island
  • Parco Archaeological
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 10:30 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The price of this tour does not include food, beverages, entrance fees, or an optional gratuity.
• Entrance fees to Parco Archaeological will cost about 10€ per person.


• Please pick the departure time starting 30 minutes after you dock.
• Please note that on the first Sunday of each month many tourist sites in Italy have free admission. This can often result in long lines. If you are staying at a hotel, it may be beneficial to avoid booking a tour involving inside visits to major attractions on these days. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• The price of this tour includes a private vehicle and a wonderful English-speaking driver. Your driver is not a licensed guide and cannot take you into sites. If you choose to purchase a licensed guide for 4 hours, he/she will be present at Orytgia Island as well as the Parco Archaeological.