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Ortigia Passengers tour

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Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 127 b, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 368 317 0711

Boat-trips in SyracuseBorn and bred in Ortigia, Emanuele ,of the Ortigia...

Boat-trips in SyracuseBorn and bred in Ortigia, Emanuele ,of the Ortigia Passengers cooperative, know the coastline better than anyone having sailed around these sea for many years. The Ortigia passengers coop. offers guided tours of tht marine grottos ofSiracusa,showing tourists the undisturbed natural beauty of the siracusan coastline and its secret places not found on mass tourism itineraries. We will visit enchanting places unknown to even most expert of tourist guideswhere nature provides scenary so beautiful it could have been sculpted byan artist. first Itinerary --natural -geology We will visit a part of coastline known as sandwich where layer upon layerof rock climb up to 40 metres in height.

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Enjoyable tour of Baroque Sicilian cities

Had difficulty during off-season finding a tour online, out of Siracusa , to tour the cities of Noto, Modica & Ragusa on our only available dates in the area. The big tour... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
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Rohnert Park, California
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had difficulty during off-season finding a tour online, out of Siracusa , to tour the cities of Noto, Modica & Ragusa on our only available dates in the area. The big tour companies offered most tours on specific days of the week only. I felt fortunate to be able to book with Ortigia Tours. At the meeting point, we were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The excursion provided an enjoyable overview of the small island of Ortigia from the water and included a visit to beautiful sea caves. My husband, sister-in-law and I bargained for the the combined island tour + sea cave for the three of us. Good value and good fun.

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were convinced by a young lady to take this boat tour whilst we were walking over the bridge. As it was only for approx 1hr and very cheap we decided to give it a go. As it happened there were only 3 passengers and the captain who had no English but this didn't matter as the scenery was self... More 

4 Thank Lyn M
Debreczen, Debrecen, Hungary
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were not planning to do a boat trip in Syracuse, but the nice lady convinced us in the end. It was amazing, we did the peninsula and the grotte, caves trip. Both of them were scenic and beautiful. We also had a 10 minute break to swim near the caves. The staff was very kind and funny, they put... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

You can get information on this tour right by the water. It is an entertaining and scenic one hour and ten minute tour. First, you go around Ortigia and then to the caves. You take the tour in a rustic wooden boat. We had the pleasure of Wini the dog joining us who swam with us too. It is a... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We found this excursion after visiting the Information Centre in Ortigia and seeing a poster on the wall. They could not help us as they did not speak English but did point to a place over the bridge in Via della Dogana. We walked there and found Patricia who was so helpful and organised a tour the next day with... More 

1 Thank jfmcmahon
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

We took a group of 20 people on a picnic voyage with this company and had a fantastic time. It was a bit windy, so we couldn't go to the northeast side of Ortigia (which is very scenic, as I found in 2014 when I made a similar trip with this company). Nonetheless our captain found a quiet spot on... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

it's a nice trip all around ortigia while visiting some small caves, i recommend that you go wearing swimsuits and some beer /wine to enjoy it .. (of course you need to get permission first but all of them are cool guys)

3 Thank SamSaad
Giarratana, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

ORTIGIA It's an isle where is located the downtown of Syracuse; it's accessible from the rest of the town through three nice bridges; two of the three ones are ancient, architectural et picturesque. The whole quarter is a kind of depot of art, history and beauty. The main places of interest are: "Cathedral Square" where stands the Church where is... More 

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Zaragoza, Spain
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

It's a wonderful area in the old part of Siracusa, where you can visit some beautiful places like the cathedral or The Piazza Duomo, eat an amazing Italian ice-cream, drink a cup of limoncello, eat a pizza... or just loose yourself around the narrow streets with nice balconies and a lot of history!

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