Grade

Moderate

Duration

7 Hours

Category

Regular Day Tour

Tour Type

Small Group

Availability

Friday

Season

All Year

Service

Transfer & Driver

 259

This tour is not available
This is a Private Tour

Transfer with sightseeing of Ragusa Ibla and Modica

Small Size Transfer Tour from Taormina to Siracusa
Ragusa and Modica Tour with lunch included
Stop for independent sightseeing
Operated on Friday

Our Staff Disposal: full day from h 8:30AM
Language: English
Collective transfer: guaranteed with minimum 2 people
Small Group: maximum 16 people

Today pick-up at Taormina and departure to Ragusa. The city of Ragusa is situated in the Iblean mountains and, along with Modica, it is part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Sicily.  The main economy of the area revolves around dairy cheese & agricultural products like olives, carobs, legumes, and grains. Upon arrival indipendent walk through the historical town of Ragusa Ibla highlights the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily, including several stunning palaces and churches.  Light lunch at a local trattoria.

This afternoon a short drive takes us to Modica a small village famous for the chocolate. Modica’s chocolate is one of the most famous products of the Ragusa area. It is still made the same way the ancient Aztecs made chocolate in Mexico and its tradition dates back to the 16th century. The technique was brought over by the Spaniards who in turn learned about it in what is now Mexico. At arrival, independent visit.

Later we continue to Syracuse.

 

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Details

Door to Door service included, unless hotel/accommodation is in pedestrian area. In this case pick-up/drop-off will be set as close as possible to your hotel/accommodation.
Please advise at time of booking name and address of your accommodation both in Taormina and Siracusa.
Pick-up from 8:30AM (please be ready in time) and departure at 8:45AM.

 

Minimum number applied

This transfer service is guaranteed with minimum 2 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
If you are a single traveller, within 48 hours before the tour starts you can choose to pay a double amount to guarantee the tour. This extra amount will be refunded in case other people will join the same tour.

 

What about our Staff ?

We guarantee English speaking staff for your transfers from one location to the other. Once arrived at destination our staff will wait for you, because the visit of the sites is independent.
This tour is operated only with English speaking Driver up to 7/8 people. From 8/9 people, this tour is operated with a Tour Director.

Driver and Tour Director cannot escort people inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. However, they have the competences to promote the most important highlights providing basic historical & cultural information.
Licensed Tourist Guide is not included. Guide is the only professional, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city.

 

TOUR DETAILS & BOOKING INFORMATION

Order of the stops may be inverted for technical reasons.

TOUR CODE: PTPTAOSRSC

 

8:30AM - Pick-up at Taormina
Door to door service from 8:30AM

Pick-up available at Taormina uptown or downtown, including Giardini Naxos and Recanati area.
Door to door service is not available if hotel/accommodation is in pedestrian area.
8:45AM - Departure
Departure around 8:45AM.

Estimated Driving Time: 2 hours and half
Travel through the interior of Sicily on board of a comfortable vehicle with English speaking Staff and reach Ragusa area. Ragusa and Modica are two little towns only 20 minutes driving apart.
Ragusa Ibla Stop
Independent visit of the Town.
The city of Ragusa is situated in the Iblean mountains and, along with Modica, it is part of the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Sicily. The main economy of the area revolves around dairy cheese & agricultural products like olives, carobs, legumes, and grains.
Upon arrival indipendent walk through the historical town of Ragusa Ibla highlights the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily, including several stunning palaces and churches.
Lunch at local trattoria
Delicious lunch will be served at local trattoria or restaurant in Ragusa or Modica area.
Modica Stop
Semi-Independent visit of the Town.
Modica 
is a small village famous for the chocolate. Modica’s chocolate is one of the most famous products of the Ragusa area. It is still made the same way the ancient Aztecs made chocolate in Mexico and its tradition dates back to the 16th century. The technique was brought over by the Spaniards who in turn learned about it in what is now Mexico.
Our Staff will show you the most renowned chocolate shops of Modica. Feel free to visit them on your own or to stroll around. We suggest to visit the Cathedral of St. George, that is one the symbols of Sicilian Baroque, or the Cathedral of St. Peter. Both the churches house paintings or frescoes, sculptures and works of art.
17:00 - Estimated arrival at Siracusa
Estimated Driving Time: 1 hour and half

Drop-off at Siracusa.
Door to door service is not available if hotel/accommodation is in pedestrian area.
This is an Estimated Schedule
Routing is usually operated with a morning stop in Ragusa Ibla, lunch and then afternnon stop at Modica, but order of the stops may be inverted for technical reasons.
We will do our best to respect this schedule.
Included
  • English speaking Tour Director/Driver (as per program)
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Lunch at local trattoria
  • Small group experience
  • VAT
  • Vehicle/coach with air conditioning  - no toilet
  • Visit as per itinerary
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Travel Insurance