Syracuse Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour

Syracuse Wheelchair Accessible Guided TourThis 8-hour wheelchair accessible guided tour of Syracuse includes visits to ancient Greek and Roman sites, a local market, panoramic views, and more!  

Your guide and driver will pick you up from the cruise terminal in an accessible van to begin your cruise excursion. Syracuse is situated on the southern part of the Island of Sicily, so you will enjoy panoramic views of the Sicilian coast on your way to the city. This 2700-year-old city has so much to offer, that this full day accessible guided tour of Syracuse is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your vacation!

Your first stop is the Archeological Park of Neapolis. This vast area of ancient ruins includes a Roman amphitheatre, a Greek theatre, and a stone quarry and gardens area (the Latomia del Paradiso).

You will then visit the historical heart of Syracuse, Ortygia Island. It is the “old city centre” and is a popular area for entertainment, shopping, and eating. Walk/roll down the streets of the old town to the Arethusa Fountain, a freshwater fountain and garden that flows to the sea. This unique fountain has been referenced by many writers and poets, including Ovid, Virgil, John Milton, and Alexander Pope, among others. The wheelchair accessible Arethusa Fountain viewing area from above has a ramp rather than stairs, so it is easy to navigate for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Afterwards, you will walk/roll through the open air, local market of Ortygia, where vendors sell fresh fish, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and handmade goods. At the end of your Syracuse wheelchair accessible guided tour, your driver will take you back to the cruise terminal where you will board your ship.

Note: This accessible Sicily shore excursion is available from the ports Catania, Messina, or Taormina.

The Syracuse Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour features:

  • Convenient accessible van transportation with a wheelchair ramp
  • 8 hour driving tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Palermo!

 

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Another accessible tour of Sicily that includes Mount Etna and Taormina by wheelchair accessible van is the Mount Etna and Taormina Accessible Shore Excursion.

Tour Highlights

  • City of Syracuse
  • Panoramic views of Sicilian Coast
  • Archaeological Park of Neapolis
  • Greek Theatre
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Latomia del Paradiso
  • Ortygia Island
  • Duomo Square
  • Duomo Cathedral
  • Sicilian local markets
  • Arethusa fountain

Accessibility Description

The Siracuse Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it uses a wheelchair accessible van and has a step-free tour route. It did not receive a higher rating because the guide is unable to push a wheelchair.

The photo below shows the wheelchair accessible van you will be using for the tour.

Wheelchair accessible van

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 hours
Cost: €1120 for 1 or 2 people, €1590 for 3 or 4 people.
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Time that ship arrives
Meet-up place: Cruise dock in Messina, Catania and Taormina
Dress code: None
Maximum number of people on tour: 2 wheelchair user plus 8 other people
Entrance tickets: Not necessary
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.

 

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