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Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily

Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily

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Explore Palermo’s key sights on foot on this walking tour of the Sicilian capital. Meet your guide in a convenient location in central Palermo, and set off. Visit popular landmarks ranging from the Palermo Cathedral and Palazzo Pretorio to the Massimo Theater. Learn about the city’s long entanglement with the mafia, and meet the shopkeepers and other individuals who have pioneered a local anti-mafia movement.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.61
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$38.61

Mercati storici e antichi monumenti: tour a piedi nel centro di Palermo

Mercati storici e antichi monumenti: tour a piedi nel centro di Palermo

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this small-group walking tour of Palermo covers the highlights of the picturesque seaside Sicilian capital. Cover top attractions like Massimo Theater and the Cathedral, and observe a slice of local life with peeks at traditional markets and cafes. Tours end at the storied food market, Antica Focacceria San Francesco, where you’re free to grab a bite on your own.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.40
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$35.40
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Etna and Taormina (departure from Syracuse area)

Etna and Taormina (departure from Syracuse area)

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A guided tour on the Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. You' ll reach 1900 mt and learn about fauna and flora growing on the magic ground of volcano. Free time for a walk on Crateri Silvestri, dead craters born during the eruption of 1842. You can continue the tour with a volcanologist taking the cable car and the jeep reaching the main crater at 3000 mt. You will stop in Zafferana Etnea to visit an artisan honey workshop and to taste it. In the afternoon move to Taormina, the "Pearl of Mediterranean sea", the most famous Sicilian village with one of a beautiful Greek theater with an amazing view on the sea and Etna. Walking tour of the town and free time for shopping.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.84
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$240.84
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Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina

Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina

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Say arrivaderci for the day to Taormina and spend some time in Palermo and Cefalù on this intriguing guided day trip. Discover the unique architecture, influenced by the Normans and the Arabs, and learn about the long and interesting history of both places. With your expert local guide, stroll the streets of both cities, taking in the Il Capo market in Palermo and the main cathedral in Cefalù.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.23
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$66.23
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Catania Segway Tour

Catania Segway Tour

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Glide through the historic streets of Catania on a 3-hour Segway tour. Follow a local guide through the UNESCO-listed city center, passing the Fountain of the Elephant, the bustling street of Via Etnea and the park of Villa Bellini. Pause to admire the 13th-century Castle Ursino and learn more about the city’s medieval history. Your tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
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Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Tour from Palermo

Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Tour from Palermo

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Spend a day discovering an excavated Roman villa and UNESCO-listed temples on a full-day tour of Villa Romana del Casale and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. After leaving Palermo with your driver, you’ll travel to Piazza Armerina to explore the famous mosaic-embellished Roman villa. Then continue to the Valley of the Temples to discover a world of Greek mythology, tyrannical rulers, and ruins. A guide is included at Agrigento.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.42
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$120.42
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Taormina Segway Tour

Taormina Segway Tour

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Glide past Taormina’s top sites on this 3-hour Segway tour. Led by an expert guide, explore the Borgo Medievale, Taormina’s oldest district. See the bustling Piazza del Duomo, city hall and the San Domenico Palace Hotel, once an ancient monastery. Check out views of Mt Etna from Villa Comunale before heading to the ancient Greek amphitheater of Teatro Greco. Learn about the gladiatorial games held in the impressive spot before concluding your tour at your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
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Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

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Explore the southeastern coast of Sicily on a day trip to Syracuse from Taormina. Led by a professional guide, see the impressive collection of ancient Roman and Greek ruins, soak up scenic views of the water and learn the rich history behind the city from your guide. Visit the archaeological site of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (own expense) and spend the afternoon discovering Ortygia, Syracuse’s island neighborhood.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.19
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$54.19
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Messina Segway Tour

Messina Segway Tour

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Explore Messina’s top attractions on a 3-hour Segway tour. Led by a local guide, glide along the city's boulevards, passing the Messina Duomo, the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani and more. As you travel through each vibrant city square, learn how the area changed in the aftermath of the 1908 earthquake. After three hours of history, culture and sightseeing, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
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2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento

2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento

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The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Sicily’s most impressive archeological sites, and visiting on a private tour means you can explore at your own pace. Benefit from the expertise of your private guide as you discover the ancient Greek city of Akragas; marvel at the temples of Hera (Juno), Concordia, and Herakles; and hear stories that bring the ruins to life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$352.22
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$352.22
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Ancient Syracuse: private guided tour of the Neapolis archaeological park

Ancient Syracuse: private guided tour of the Neapolis archaeological park

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Get up close and personal with some of Sicily’s best-preserved ancient ruins—and learn all about Syracuse and its history from your guide—when you embark on this private walking tour of the Neapolis Archaeological Park (entrance own expense). Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and enjoy several hours to explore. You’ll see the ruins of the Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron, the Ear of Dionysus cave, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.17
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$69.17
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Panoramic Bus Hop on- Hop off

Panoramic Bus Hop on- Hop off

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A flexible service for those who want to visit the historic center of Catania, the coast up to Acitrezza, a fishing village famous for its magnificent cliffs. Suitable for families, young people but also for the elderly,
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.53
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$18.53

Agrigento visit, Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps

Agrigento visit, Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps

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Discover several Sicilian landmarks during one itinerary with this full-day tour. Get picked up at your hotel and travel to Agrigento, known for its Greek archeological ruins. Visit Valley of the Temples, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and see well-preserved ancient Greek temples. See the striking rock formation known as Scala dei Turchi and visit one of Sicily’s beautiful beaches.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.42
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$120.42

Syracuse Segway Tour

Syracuse Segway Tour

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Explore the historic city of Syracuse on this 3-hour Segway tour. Led by an expert guide, coast toward the island neighborhood of Ortygia, passing the Fountain of Aretusa, the ruins of ancient Greek city walls and the 17th-century Archbishop’s Palace, learning the history behind each architectural gem as you go. Pass other top attractions, including Our Lady of Tears Sanctuary and the Catacombs of San Giovanni, before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
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$119.21
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Roman Villa del Casale guide (Piazza Armerina): truly fabulous mosaics in Sicily

Roman Villa del Casale guide (Piazza Armerina): truly fabulous mosaics in Sicily

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Home to the largest collection of ancient Roman mosaics in the world, the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale is a must-see in Sicily. With this tour, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of these dazzling fourth-century masterpieces and the significance of their intricate designs and motifs. Visit the ruins of the domus and garden and take in highlights like the famed “Bikini Girls” and “Labors of Hercules” mosaics.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.86
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$246.86
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Underground Catania

Underground Catania

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From the classical era to the eighteenth century, among religious buildings and burials, grandiose Roman monuments and underground rivers, popular legends and historical documents ... A fascinating itinerary to retrace all the eras of the Etna city. The traces of a Catania of the past that continues to live under our feet, hidden from our eyes
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.11
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$74.11

Palermo Segway Tour

Palermo Segway Tour

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Forget your feet and abandon the automobile, the best way to see Palermo is via Segway. Smoothly cruise around town upright and on two wheels with your expert guide going from legendary landmark to spectacular site, and stopping at each spot to learn about its history. Head through the bustling Capo Market where some of the best street food in Sicily is sold, pass by the Gallery of Modern Art and discover the rich architectural heritage of a town that has been strongly influenced through the centuries by everyone from the Arabs to the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
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Messina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Messina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

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Explore Messina’s top attractions while in port in Sicily on this Segway tour. See the Messina Duomo, the Arab-Norman architecture of the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani and the Neo-Classical palaces that line the bustling squares. Learn about the earthquake that rocked the city in 1908 from your guide, as well as the story behind the area's reconstruction.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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Taormina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Taormina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

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When your boat docks in the Taormina port, see the sights in a fun and easy way: by Segway. A tour by self-balancing scooter allows you to cover more ground than a regular walking tour, so it’s a great way to see everything that Taormina has to offer. Glide around the historical Borgo Medievale district and Villa Comunale, stop for photos by the ancient Teatro Greco, and discover the best viewpoints to see Mt Etna.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
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Syracuse's Archaeological Park Private Walking Tour

Syracuse's Archaeological Park Private Walking Tour

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Take a private walking tour of the ancient Neapolis 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 monuments - the Greek Theater, the biggest Greek theater in Sicily, the legendary "Ear of Dionysius", famous for its unique acoustics, the altar of Hiero, and the ancient Greek quarries "Latomie", the Roman amphitheater. Private tour guarantees friendly and relaxed atmosphere and personal attention from your guide. Up to 10 travelers can be accommodated per booking.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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Taormina Tour

Taormina Tour

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The tour is suitable for different types of travelers: families also with children, friends, elderly, young people, solo travelers. It is suitable for those who love to travel comfortably, under the banner of culture and the discovery of historical heritage. Great for visiting different locations in one day!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.33
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$96.33
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Taormina Sunset Walking Tour with Aperitif on Roof-Top Terrace

Taormina Sunset Walking Tour with Aperitif on Roof-Top Terrace

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Explore Taormina on a sunset walking tour with a small group. After meeting your local guide at convenient central location, visit historic sites like the ancient gates of Porta Messina, the Roman theater, and the Palazzo Corvaja. Enjoy amazing views of Mount Etna and the Ionian coastline, and learn about the city’s complex, multicultural history. Finish the tour with a complimentary spritzer or glass of wine and light appetizers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.09
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$83.09
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Noto - half day tour (departure from Syracuse)

Noto - half day tour (departure from Syracuse)

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Noto, a city of art rich in charm that has earned the title of “Stone Garden” as well as the Sicilian capital of Baroque. In 2002 it was named UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with all Baroque cities of the Noto Valley. Starting from Porta Reale, you will pass through the main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where on both sides you can admire baroque churches and palaces then passing for the jewel of Baroque par excellence: the Cathedral.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.70
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$45.70
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Palermo Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Palermo Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

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Maximize your time in Palermo port with this 3-hour Segway sightseeing tour. Simply step on the electric, self-balancing Segway, and then glide behind a guide as you explore the streets of Palermo. Hop off to take photos, learn about the city’s history and see a multitude of sights. The Gallery of Modern Art, Capos Market and the Palace of the Normans are just a few Palermo landmarks on the list.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.21
Price varies by group size
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$119.21
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