Syracuse
Syracuse

Syracuse and Southern Sicily Walking Tour

7 days

Syracuse Hiking Trip includes visiting numerous beautiful small lakesInteresting sculpture in Syracuse, Southern SicilyBeautiful oldtown in the SyracuseBeautiful waterfall near Syracuse seen on a guided tour in Southern ItalyBeautiful countryside around Syracuse, seen on a guided tour around Syracuse and Southern ItalyBeautiful oldtown seen in Syracuse on a guided trip in south of SicilyArchitecture in SyracusePantalica, Syracusa (Trekking tour in Syracuse and Southern Italy)Enjoying the beautiful views around Syracuse, Sicily

Explore southern Sicily’s prehistory and culture on this 7-day walking tour

This tour might as well be a prehistoric and Sicilian cultural treasure hunt. Each day includes several spectacular sights in this UNESCO-protected region of Italy. Your guided includes daily excursions to discover the archaeological wonders of the region. Staying in Syracuse each night allows you to savour the culture of this charming part of Sicily.

Explore Syracuse’s Archaeological Park for a day and get lost in time marvelling at one of the largest amphitheatres in the area. Walk along an ancient necropolis where the tombs are carved into cliffs that surround two stunning rivers—and stop for a dip! Admire Baroque architecture in the nearby cities of Noto, Ragusa, and Modica. You’ll spend your evenings revelling in the typical Sicilian countryside dotted with tomato plants and olive groves.

This 7-day guided tour immerses its guests in the ancient culture and archaeological treasures of southern Sicily.

Highlights of the Syracuse and Southern Sicily Walking Tour

Revel in the artifacts and ancient world of the Greek and Roman civilizations.
Hike around some of southern Sicily’s most beautiful Baroque architecture.
Swim in the canyons of a UNESCO-protected heritage site with an eerie twist.
Spend your evenings relaxing in the peaceful atmosphere of a Sicilian countryside farmhouse.

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Syracuse and Southern Sicily Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Catania

After landing at the airport in Catania, your guide will meet you and you’ll be transferred to Syracuse, a city known for its ancient Greek and Roman ruins and culture. Meet your group over dinner and get some rest for the week ahead.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Syracuse
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Archaeological Park in Syracuse

Today you’ll discover the plentiful sights of Syracuse. This Sicilian city has earned its place on the UNESCO heritage list with evidence of many civilizations occupying the area. You’ll visit the Archaeological Park, home to one of the largest ancient Greek amphitheatres and a myriad of other archaeological wonders. Spend the afternoon walking around to see the ancient squares, fountains, buildings, and the tomb of Archimedes. You’ll have a packed lunch for the day, then a free afternoon and evening to explore the rest of Syracuse.

Please note: your guide will not accompany you into the park.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Syracuse
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Nature Reserve Walk

Day 3 is jam-packed with sights around Syracuse. You’ll start trekking along the coast, stopping to view the Byzantine necropolis, the Swabian tower, and a couple of breathtaking beaches. Keep your eyes open to catch migratory birds in flight. End today’s tour in Marzamemi, the epitome of a Sicilian fishing hamlet. Enjoy the evening in a farmhouse and rest up for tomorrow.
Overnight Location: Farmhouse in Syracuse
Distance: 4.5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Carosello Caves

An idyllic scene awaits you on today’s trek through the ruins of Noto Antica. You’ll walk into a quarry and follow the Asinaro river as it connects several crystal-clear pools and waterfalls. Take some time to admire and explore Cava Carosello, the ancient tanneries and water mills nearby, and a gorgeous natural pool. Spend your free afternoon in Noto noting its baroque architecture. The group will meet back at the farmhouse for dinner.
Overnight Location: Farmhouse in Syracuse
Distance: 4 hours, 100 m of ascent, 100 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Ragusa Ibla and Modica

Get your fill of Baroque culture on today’s tour through a few spots recognized by UNESCO. Admire the gardens and stone architecture in Ragusa Ibla in the morning. You’ll have a packed lunch before moving on to Modica to taste some of its famous chocolate for dessert. Back to the farmhouse for dinner and rest.
Overnight Location: Farmhouse in Syracuse
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Pantalica Necropolis and River Dip

Pantalica hold the title of largest necropolis in the Mediterranean. You’ll be transported to the late Bronze Age as you trek through nearly 5000 tombs carved into the rocks. The path leads through a canyon where two rivers cross, and you’ll have some free time to swim and enjoy lunch in the afternoon. Prehistoric tombs line the landscape so you’ll be surrounded by ancient history as you dip in the river. Head back to Syracuse for dinner.
Overnight Location: Farmhouse in Syracuse
Distance: 4 hours, 300 m of ascent, 300 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Ciao!

Discuss the highlights of your week over breakfast with your group. Pack up and be transferred to the airport in Catania.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Syracuse and Southern Sicily Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Sicily is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $2,475 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3-4: $1,795 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6+: $1,395 USD per person
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Accommodation on Syracuse and Southern Sicily Tour

The hotel on this trip is 3-star. The other accommodation is a comfortable farmhouse in the countryside. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $275 USD to have a private room in a hotel while traveling with your group. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Gutkowski in Syracuse

This boutique hotel offers sea views and rustic charm. It’s located near the ancient city centre—a short walk away from several sights in Syracuse.

Farmhouse Borgo degli Ulivi in Syracuse

With a quaint ambience, this countryside farmhouse offers comfortable rooms and gorgeous scenery. Relax in the large garden and cool off in the pool.

What’s included in the Syracuse and Southern Sicily Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour in a private minibus, including the airport transfers.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide services
  • All taxes

Not included

  • Flights to and from Sicily
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Entrance fees to museums and archeological sites
  • Anything not mentioned as “Included”
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Syracuse

Frequently Asked Questions about Syracuse and Southern Sicily Walking Tour

Since 2005, Mediterranea Trekking has offered excellent trekking, biking, and sailing tours in Sicily. The tour operator employs an experienced team of licensed and professional guides. Mediterranea Trekking maintains sustainable practices to lessen its impact on the environment and provide guests with an eco-friendly experience. 

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable with hiking up to 5 hours daily.

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