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Two Weeks in Rome, the Amalfi Coast & Eastern Sicily

14 Days / 13 Nights

Rome, Sorrento, Taormina, Ragusa, Siracusa

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When it comes to a destination as diverse as Italy, it takes more than one trip to get a real taste of the country's multiple faces. Yet, this two-week itinerary covers a lot of ground. Starting in Rome, this trip introduces you to the charms of the Eternal City before you surrender to the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Sorrento. Your 14-day trip ends in Eastern Sicily where you'll take your time exploring some of the most spectacular and authentic towns in Southern Italy: Taormina, Ragusa, and Siracusa.

One of our team members in Italy will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, a valuable source of information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips, from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3 to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Rome, Sorrento, Taormina, Ragusa, Siracusa tour

3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome
4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

After you land at Rome's Fiumicino airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a driver holding a sign with your name on. The journey to your accommodation in the center of Rome should take around an hour.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Welcome to Rome: City Stroll with Underground Ruins and Gelato Tasting

Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Small Group Tour

This is an intimate Rome walking tour helping you to get your bearings at the start of your trip to the Eternal City. You’ll visit the top sights and enjoy a gelato tasting. You’ll visit the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and even see some Ancient Roman ruins along the way, on this relaxed tour with 15 other people at most.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.5 hours

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Rome

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome. There's no waiting in line as we've included express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Your expert guide will takae you in a group of no more than 15 people for an intimate and fun tour of three of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

First Time in Rome

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There are many aspects to Rome's history and it's easy to be overwhelmed by this most spectacular of cities. If it's your first time in Rome you're probably wondering where to start. Our recommendation is to take a bike tour, which enables you to cover more ground and get a sense of the city's geography. Sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican all deserve a little longer time and we'll add suggestions for visiting those into your subsequent days in the Eternal City. If biking around the city doesn't appeal, we can offer the same tour but using a golf cart as your means of conveyance.

Rome Private Bike Tour

Rome Private Bike Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you enjoy cycling, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to get to know the Eternal City by joining a bike tour of Rome, one of the easiest and most exciting ways to check out the city's main attractions, but also its hidden gems. This 3-hour tour is led by an expert local guide who will show you around the charms of Rome's historic center, with its beautiful fountains and squares, ancient monuments, and picturesque streets. During the tour, you will admire iconic landmarks, such as the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain, cycle through the dream that is Villa Borghese, and visit the quaintest neighborhood in Rome, Trastevere. The tour ends at the imposing Piazza del Campidoglio.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A day tour of Rome doesn't have to be hot and sweaty during the summer months. Keep cool and out of the crowds while having fun by seeing the Eternal City from a golf cart, one of the quirkiest ways to enjoy sightseeing in Rome. This tour is great for anyone - families traveling with kids, first-timers, people with limited mobility, or travelers on a tight schedule. During this 3-hour tour, you'll admire iconic landmarks, such as the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Roam the scenic streets of Rome's historic center in your private golf cart while hearing the unique stories your guide shares with you and stop any time you want for that perfect vacation photo!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Standing in the Sistine Chapel and marvelling at Michelangelo's masterpieces is a memory that will stay with you forever but to enjoy it this moment to its fullest the best way is by entering the Vatican a full hour before the general public. It'll be an early start for this VIP small group tour but totally worth it. Your guide will tell you the story of the chapel, before continuing to explore the Vatican Museums.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.45 hours

Gourmet Experiences

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's no better way to explore Italian cuisine than by taking gourmet tours which will give you a deep cultural experience. You can learn how to make gelato and tiramisu, enjoy a luxury gourmet dinner with a wine tasting in a private cellar, or be part of a small group food crawl. Choose any of these experiences and we can guarantee you'll want more.

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Guided Group Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Near the Pantheon

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This 2.5-hour tour and degustation is perfect for foodies. You'll start with an aperitif as you soak up the atmosphere. Then you'll head for dinner, enjoying sumptuous Roman specialties while you get the special treatment from the owners of the restaurant. We can't think of a better way to enjoy a Roman dinner!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2.5 hours

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Food lovers, here's your chance to experience Rome’s enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine. Meet your friendly, local expert food connoisseur in the city center, and get ready to stroll through a number of neighborhoods to visit the most famous food markets, groceries, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Taste some of the delicious food and wines the city is famous for, including pizza bianca, mortadella, gelato, and supplì. From fried artichokes or zucchini flowers in the Jewish ghetto to spices and vegetables in Campo de Fiori, you'll ignite your senses and burn some calories while you enjoy walking amongst the beauty around you.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Sorrento by Train

Today you're off to the beautiful Amalfi Coast. The fastest and most economical way to get there is to take a 1-hour train from Rome to Naples and then have our driver pick you up from the train station to take you directly to your accommodations in Sorrento. We've included standard class tickets in your package but an upgrade to a higher class is possible for an extra fee. The whole journey should take approximately 2 hours.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Sorrento by Private Transfer with a Stop in Pompeii

Sorrento by Private Transfer with a Stop in Pompeii

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Rome

Colosseum and Roman Forum Private Tour
Light3 Hours
Cooking Class in the Jewish District Group Tour
Easy2.5 hours
Crypts, Bones and Catacombs - Rome Group Walking Tour
Light3.5 hours
Gelato, Espresso and Tiramisu Group Walking Tour
Light2.5 hours

3 Nights in Sorrento

3 Nights in Sorrento

4 days in Sorrento
4 days in Sorrento

3 Nights in Sorrento

The genteel resort town of Sorrento on the southern end of the Bay of Naples is clearly designed for comfort. Complete with a solid portfolio of three to five star hotels, plenty of restaurants and gelaterias it's a typical slice of the Italian riviera. It makes for an easily accessible and affordable base for boat trips to Capri, a visit to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius or a jaunt to the other side of the Sorrentine peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento itself you'll enjoy all the advantages of a small town with a sizeable year-round population and a cosy Centro Storico packed with bars, antique shops, churches and grand old palazzos.

The genteel resort town of Sorrento on the southern end of the Bay of Naples is clearly designed for comfort. Complete with a solid portfolio of three to five star hotels, plenty of restaurants and gelaterias it's a typical slice of the Italian riviera. It makes for an easily accessible and affordable base for boat trips to Capri, a visit to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius or a jaunt to the other side of the Sorrentine peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. In Sorrento itself you'll enjoy all the advantages of a small town with a sizeable year-round population and a cosy Centro Storico packed with bars, antique shops, churches and grand old palazzos.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Sorrento

Our driver will take you to your accommodation in Sorrento.

Indulge alla Sorrentino

Suggestion to explore on your own

Even though limoncello is the most famous product of this area, there are many other foods and specialties to try in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Some of the most famous ones are Provolone del Monaco di Sorrento, a sort of semi-hard cows milk cheese that has a smooth texture and mild smoky flavors. It goes great with local wines of course! Another must-try are the tomatoes: you can find many different varieties but the best ones are big round ones, used to make the famous tomato sauce. Many recipes in Sorrento have tomatoes as the main ingredient, such as Gnocchi alla Sorrentina - traditional dish made of gnocchi with tomatoes, basil, oil, and mozzarella sauce. Of course, the list wouldn't be complete without Mozzarella! There are many places to try this famous cheese, but our favorite is the Caseificio Apreda Francesco, a traditional producer with different varieties (all very tasty)!

Indulge alla Sorrentino

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento

Amazing Amalfi

Included in your vacation package price.

The Amalfi Coast is your oyster today. We'll arrange for an English-speaking driver to pick you up in the morning and remain at your disposal for the whole day, so you can explore at your own pace and really make the most of your time in one of the prettiest parts of Italy.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 Hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Sorrento

Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri

Small Group Boat Excursion to Capri

Today you'll be embarking by boat for the island Capri. Along the way you'll explore some of the most astounding natural beauties in Italy, including stops for swimming. On Capri you'll have several hours to explore on your own before returning back home. Bring a bathing suit and your camera, because you're really in for a treat!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Taormina by Airplane

Today you will trade the Amalfi Coast for Sicily. The fastest way is to take a direct flight from Naples to Catania, which takes a little over an hour. We will arrange for a driver to pick you up from your accommodations in Sorrento and take you to Naples Airport with plenty of time to catch your departing flight. We have also included the Naples - Catania flight in your package.

Please note that the flight included in your package is non-refundable. In case you would prefer more flexibility, we can check the flexible fares for you and let you know about the price difference. In addition, the price of the flights is subject to change until we receive your deposit.

We also offer the following excursions in Sorrento

Farm Experience with Tastings, Pizza Making and Limoncello Group Tour
Moderate5 hours
Farm Visit and Limoncello Tasting Group Tour
Light3 hours
Half-Day Pompeii Group Tour
Light4 hours
Ischia and Procida Small Group Boat Tour
Moderate8 hours

3 Nights in Taormina

3 Nights in Taormina

4 days in Taormina
4 days in Taormina

3 Nights in Taormina

Taormina is the most famous destination in Sicily, hosting actors and actresses in an atmosphere of glamor, luxury, and seaside relaxation. We recommend visiting the fascinating Greek theater, nestled in a splendid location with spectacular views of scenic beaches and the snow-capped volcanic Mt. Etna. Then take time for a walk among the picturesque medieval streets and go shopping for local handicrafts, which include coral, lace, ceramics, and sweets.

Taormina is the most famous destination in Sicily, hosting actors and actresses in an atmosphere of glamor, luxury, and seaside relaxation. We recommend visiting the fascinating Greek theater, nestled in a splendid location with spectacular views of scenic beaches and the snow-capped volcanic Mt. Etna. Then take time for a walk among the picturesque medieval streets and go shopping for local handicrafts, which include coral, lace, ceramics, and sweets.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Taormina

Upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall to take you directly to Taormina, a 40 minute drive.

Taormina at Sunset Small Group Walking Tour

Taormina at Sunset Small Group Walking Tour

Admire Taormina in a whole new light with a small group sunset walking tour. You'll experience the unique relaxed atmosphere of the most famous Sicilian resort on this 2.5-hour walking tour, strolling down its magic medieval streets lit with romantic lights. Enjoy the charming scents of citrus and fresh seafood in the air, beautiful sounds of music played on the vivid streets, hear from your guide about the history and culture of Taormina and Sicily itself, and see the important sights. You will end your sunset tour on the terrace of one of the best restaurants in the very heart of Taormina with a distinctive view of smoking Etna and illuminated Ionian coastline. You will be offered a glass of Aperol Spritz or wine of your choice, accompanied by light appetizers. 


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.5 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Taormina

Private Tour of Mount Etna and Lunch at Etna Winery

Private Tour of Mount Etna and Lunch at Etna Winery

Included in your vacation package price.

During this private tour by comfortable air-conditioned car, you will visit Mt. Etna - the highest active volcano in Europe, and one of the best wineries on its prosperous slopes. This tour includes visiting a local honey farm for a tasting, and a visit to a cave traditionally held to be home to Cyclops. While this tour includes the upper reaches of Etna accessible by cable car, we can include an ascent to 3,000 meters with an alpine guide. After visiting Mt. Etna, your guide will chauffeur you to an excellent local winery. There, the owner will welcome you with a glass of cool white Grillo, and take you on a tour. You'll see the vines and cellars as the owner explains how his family has made wine here for generations. Then you will sit on a beautiful terrace with an amazing panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and have a traditionally delicious and hearty lunch of locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, homemade sausages, couscous, mushrooms, vegetables, fresh bread, olives, and homemade olive oil. A professional sommelier will offer you 5 glasses of Sicilian Etna DOC red and white wines.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 7 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your Second Full Day in Taormina

City Center Highlights and Shopping

Being such a small town, Taormina offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a nice afternoon of walking and shopping. The whole center is a pedestrian area, which will allow you to easily walk around and explore the city on your own. Corso Umberto is the main walking street that crosses the whole center of Taormina and here you will find many luxury boutiques, clothes shops, jewelleries (which gave the town the nickname of "the Sicilian Saint Tropez"), as well as grocery stores, restaurants and some cafês and bars where you can sit and relax, have a cup of coffee or, in the late afternoon, a nice aperitivo overlooking the sea from above.

City Center Highlights and Shopping

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Ragusa by Private Transfer

Today you'll be saying "a dopo" to Taormina and leaving the coast behind, to explore inland Sicily. A driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you for two and a half hours, first between Mt Etna and the sea as you go along the coast, and then into the hills and valleys that lead to Ragusa. If you would like to make more of a day of it, your local JayWay contact can arrange for a stop along the way, for an extra fee. If you're into street food, an early start and a stop (maybe even for a guided tour) at the bustling central market of Catania is a must. Should decorative arts be more your thing, then Caltagirone, famed for its hand-painted ceramics, is just a small detour. Upon arriving at Ragusa, your driver will leave you at your accommodations in atmospheric Ragusa Ibla.

We also offer the following excursions in Taormina

Etna Countryside Food and Wine Group Tour
Light6 hours
Etna and Alcantara Group Tour
Moderate8 hours
Taormina Private Walking Tour
Light3 hours

2 Nights in Ragusa

2 Nights in Ragusa

3 days in Ragusa
3 days in Ragusa

2 Nights in Ragusa

There are two Ragusas (three if you count Dubrovnik, once also known by that name). Ragusa Ibla and Ragusa Superiore. Ragusa Ibla is the one you've seen in pictures and maybe the Inspector Montalbano books and TV series. Before the 1693 Sicily earthquake, the town of Ragusa was located on the site of the current Ragusa Superiore. After that was destroyed, a new town was built on the slightly lower neighboring hill, in the late Baroque style fashionable at the time. This is the town known as Ragusa Ibla. It's one of eight towns that make up the "Late Baroque Towns of the Noto Valley" UNESCO World Heritage listing. Fast forward to modern day, when a new town was built on the ruins of the original, and this is Ragusa Superiore, where most locals live. The rabbit warren of narrow streets and alleyways of Ibla is in stark contrast to those of Superiore. Superiore is a great place to avail yourself of all the conveniences of a modern town, as well as some excellent restaurants where you'll be the only foreigner, it doesn't have the same magic that Ragusa Ibla enjoys.

There are two Ragusas (three if you count Dubrovnik, once also known by that name). Ragusa Ibla and Ragusa Superiore. Ragusa Ibla is the one you've seen in pictures and maybe the Inspector Montalbano books and TV series. Before the 1693 Sicily earthquake, the town of Ragusa was located on the site of the current Ragusa Superiore. After that was destroyed, a new town was built on the slightly lower neighboring hill, in the late Baroque style fashionable at the time. This is the town known as Ragusa Ibla. It's one of eight towns that make up the "Late Baroque Towns of the Noto Valley" UNESCO World Heritage listing. Fast forward to modern day, when a new town was built on the ruins of the original, and this is Ragusa Superiore, where most locals live. The rabbit warren of narrow streets and alleyways of Ibla is in stark contrast to those of Superiore. Superiore is a great place to avail yourself of all the conveniences of a modern town, as well as some excellent restaurants where you'll be the only foreigner, it doesn't have the same magic that Ragusa Ibla enjoys.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Ragusa

Your driver will bring you as close as possible to your accommodation located in the historic center of Ragusa Ibla.

Granita and Walk

Suggestion to explore on your own

You have just arrived in Ragusa, settled in your hotel and now you have a couple of hours to explore the city on your own. Where to go, where to start? Our suggestion is to walk around the city center a little bit and stop at Caffè Italia, in Piazza San Giovanni, and refresh with a lovely granita (a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and offered in various flavors). This is the best place to try it in Ragusa and their go-to flavors are coffee and pistachio. If you add some fresh whipped cream on top, then it's just a dream!

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Ragusa

Ancient, Baroque, and Fascist Architecture Private Tour

Ancient, Baroque, and Fascist Architecture Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Ancient Ragusa's strange history is remains visible despite the 1693 earthquake that left the city in ruins. Peer past the Baroque buildings put down amidst the city's ruins, and you can still find traces of its Roman, Byzantine, Arab, and Norman rulers. The Baroque buildings may have brought the town its UNESCO World Heritage listing, but with this tour you'll also see the 20th century buildings designed by fascist architects when Upper and Lower Ragusa were united into one provincial capital in 1926. You'll witness the different steps in the development of Ragusa, from its upper reaches to its ancient pre-Roman center.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Half Day Private Sailing Tour Along Marina di Ragusa Coast

Aperitivo on a Boat

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Ragusa is a small city but with a lot to offer. If you have visited everything and are looking for a fun activity, we highly suggest to take a boat trip and maybe pair it with an aperitivo or a wine tasting!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Siracusa by Private Transfer

Today it's time to head to Siracusa, an artistic gem. Along the way you'll stop at the splendid UNESCO-listed baroque cities of Noto and Modica. The drive itself takes a little over 1.5 hours, plus several hours for the stops.

Siracusa By Private Transfer with Stops in Modica and Noto
We also offer the following excursions in Ragusa

Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Noto Private Day Trip
Light8-9 Hours
Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Noto Private Day Trip (for Clients With Rented Car)
Light8 hours
Siracusa Private Tour
Light7 hours
Trekking from Upper Ragusa to Ibla Private Tour
Moderate4 hours

2 Nights in Siracusa

2 Nights in Siracusa

3 days in Siracusa
3 days in Siracusa

2 Nights in Siracusa

With a history stretching back 27 centuries, there's a lot to see and do both in and around Siracusa (also known as Syracuse). While the main, relatively modern, town of Siracusa itself isn't so impressive, the tiny island of Ortigia, occupying less than half a square mile, is the real thing. It's still a functioning town in its own right, with over 3,000 inhabitants, but is also UNESCO-listed. This is where you'll spend much of your time and where you'll stay. The Greeks found plenty to like when they set up home in what they first called Neapolis (new city), and by the 5th century BC it rivaled Athens itself in population. Although it is the hometown of Archimedes (who built extraordinary machines to defend the city from Roman besiegers) and the location of several ancient Greek ruins (and some Roman ones too), many come here to admire the Baroque architecture you'll find around the town. Like many places in Sicily, at the crossroads of so many empires and dominions, there are traces to be found of each of the civilizations that passed through Siracusa.

With a history stretching back 27 centuries, there's a lot to see and do both in and around Siracusa (also known as Syracuse). While the main, relatively modern, town of Siracusa itself isn't so impressive, the tiny island of Ortigia, occupying less than half a square mile, is the real thing. It's still a functioning town in its own right, with over 3,000 inhabitants, but is also UNESCO-listed. This is where you'll spend much of your time and where you'll stay. The Greeks found plenty to like when they set up home in what they first called Neapolis (new city), and by the 5th century BC it rivaled Athens itself in population. Although it is the hometown of Archimedes (who built extraordinary machines to defend the city from Roman besiegers) and the location of several ancient Greek ruins (and some Roman ones too), many come here to admire the Baroque architecture you'll find around the town. Like many places in Sicily, at the crossroads of so many empires and dominions, there are traces to be found of each of the civilizations that passed through Siracusa.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Siracusa

Your driver will bring you as close as possible to your accommodation located in the historic center of Siracusa, on the splendid island of Ortigia.

First Night in Ortigia

Suggestion to explore on your own

As your first night in the city, whether you have already explored the place a little bit, or you have a walking tour scheduled for the next day, the thing you want to start with is the island of Ortigia. It's the real "city center" of Siracusa and it's an all pedestrian area, therefore it's usually quite nice to walk around. The historical center is rich in restaurants, pubs, and bars. We suggest to start with some pizza and, maybe, a beer in the area of Molo Sant'Antonio (basically at the entrance of the island) and then cross Ponte Umberto into Via Cavour and Piazzetta San Rocco to enjoy a nice bar with a view or in the main street and have another beer or a glass of delicious Sicilian wine.

First Night in Ortigia

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Siracusa

Ortigia Private Walking Tour

Ortigia Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This walking tour with an expert local guide will show you the most fascinating areas in the city and teach you more about the history and culture here. From cathedrals to the best cafes, your guide will show you everything. You'll even learn about the city's most famous son, the inventor Archimedes. Your guide is friendly and knowledgeable and will answer all your questions. You'll be picked up from your accommodation and dropped off there at the end of the tour.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Siracusa Cooking Class Group Tour

Siracusa Cooking Class Group Tour

You're in for a delicious day with this excursion. You'll discover tasty traditional Sicilian recipes with an expert cook, starting from the exploration of the lively and colorful food market and finishing with a social meal of the goodies you've prepared. The whole experience lasts about 5 hours and will give you a new point of view on Sicilian gastronomy and hospitality.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4-5 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

It's time to depart sensational Sicily. Say a fond "arrivederci" to Siracusa as you head north to Catania airport for your departing flight. The jounrey should take a little under an hour.

We also offer the following excursions in Siracusa

Etna Volcano and Taormina Private Tour
Moderate8-9 hours
Food & Wine Group Gourmet Tour in Ortigia
Light2 - 2.5 hours
Noto, Tellaro and Marzamemi Private Tour
Light8 Hours
Ortigia & the Archeological Park Private Tour
Light5 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer
Premium Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour
Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour
Rome Train Station Transfer
Rome - Naples Standard Class Train Ticket
Naples - Sorrento Private Transfer

Sorrento

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip from Sorrento
Sorrento - Naples Airport Private Transfer
Naples - Catania One-Way Flight (Non-Refundable)

Taormina

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Taormina - Catania Airport Transfer
Private Tour of Mount Etna and Lunch at Etna Winery
Taormina - Ragusa Private Transfer

Ragusa

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Ancient, Baroque, and Fascist Architecture Private Tour
Ragusa - Siracusa Private Transfer with stops in Modica and Noto

Siracusa

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Ortigia Private Walking Tour
Siracusa - Catania Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
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We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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