Private Walking Tour of Catania with Expert Guide

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Location: Catania
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size: 15
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Explore some of Catania’s most beautiful outdoor sites
Discover Catania like a local Sicilian
Walk through a beautifully-preserved ancient Roman theater
Admire the Piazza del Duomo with its striking architecture
Enjoy the comfort of a private expert guide
Summary
Experience the best of Catania with a private local guide on this two-hour tour of the “centro storico”, the historic center. You’ll view the well-preserved ancient Roman Theater and recognizable sites from Hollywood films like “The Godfather” and “Star Wars”. Take in the sweeping baroque piazzas while your guide regales you with fascinating tales at the city’s top highlights.
Description
The Piazza Stesicoro is the perfect place to start a walking tour of Catania. From here, you can easily reach many of the top city highlights on your two-hour walk with a private guide. You'll stroll the city and see the remains of an impressive Roman Theater. Earthquakes were frequent in Catania’s history, especially being so near a volcano, so the architecture is in the newer Baroque style, unlike other major Italian cities.

You'll make your way down the Via Etnea towards Piazza Università where the city’s famed university is located. Once you ascend the Alessi Staircase up to Via dei Crociferi you may recognize your surroundings from the celebrated Godfather films as a few scenes were filmed here.

Next, it’s on to San Francesco Square, where you’ll hear about the square's church and learn about the Cardinal Dusmet monument from WWII in the center. Lastly, your tour ends in Piazza Duomo, a place locals love to congregate to eat and drink, and from here you can choose to visit the historic city hall or the interior of the Cathedral.
Commentary Italian: Guide
English: Guide
Included Local guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Excluded Entrance Tickets (should you wish to enter a site)
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Know before you go This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, sites may occasionally close. We make every effort to stay as close to the advertised itinerary but substitutions/omissions may be necessary.
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Piazza Stesicoro, 32, Catania, 95124, IT
Directions: Meet your guide In front of the monument dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini in Piazza Stesicoro
Notes: Meet your guide In front of the monument dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini in Piazza Stesicoro
Start Location Notes Piazza Stesicoro, 32, Catania, 95124, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 TO DATE RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €220.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €30.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020 to date
Option Description Minimum 2 pax

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption