Private Half Day Tour to Catania and the Cyclops Riviera

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Catania, IT
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Catania, IT
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Experience the beauty and charm of Catania and the Cyclops Riviera on this private half-day tour. Board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and let our knowledgeable guide take you on a memorable journey. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Catania with its unique Baroque style and streets made of black lava stone. Visit the iconic Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo, where the lava stone elephant statue, "U’ Liotru," stands as a symbol of the city. Then, enjoy a scenic drive along the Riviera dei Ciclopi and capture photos of the majestic Norman Castle in Aci Castello. Continue to Aci Trezza, where you'll be captivated by the volcanic Faraglioni islands, known for their mythical legends. Don't miss the chance to explore the setting of Giovanni Verga's famous novel "I Malavoglia" in Aci Trezza. Immerse yourself in the history, beauty, and folklore of this remarkable region on this unforgettable tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 5 hours
  • Suitable for 14-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit Catania, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire the black lava stone streets of Catania
  • See the Norman Castle in Aci Castello
  • Experience the stunning panoramic views of Aci Trezza
  • Explore the famous "Faraglioni" volcanic islands in Aci Trezza
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

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Experience the beauty and culture of Catania and the Cyclops Riviera on a private half-day tour that will leave you in awe. With a knowledgeable multilingual guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle at your disposal, this tour will take you on a journey through the enchanting streets of Catania, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning Baroque architecture and unique black lava stone buildings. Immerse yourself in the history and charm of this city as you visit its impressive Cathedral and the symbolic Piazza del Duomo, home to the iconic lava stone elephant statue.

What to expect?

During this unforgettable tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 300 minutes filled with awe-inspiring sights and fascinating stories. The itinerary includes visits to Catania, Aci Castello, and Aci Trezza, allowing you to explore the best of this picturesque region. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Riviera dei Ciclopi, where the imposing Aci Castello Norman Castle stands proudly along the coastline. In Aci Trezza, you'll be captivated by the mythical beauty of the three volcanic Faraglioni islands, immersing yourself in a world of legends and folklore.

Who is this for?

This private half-day tour is perfect for travelers who seek a deeper understanding of Catania's rich heritage and want to experience the allure of the Cyclops Riviera. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply seeking a unique adventure, this tour caters to all. It's an ideal choice for couples, families, and small groups who crave an intimate and personalized exploration of this remarkable region.

Why book this?

Embarking on this private tour offers you a myriad of advantages. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle allows you to effortlessly navigate between each location, maximizing your time and comfort. Your knowledgeable and multilingual guide will provide you with fascinating insights and stories, ensuring a truly immersive and enlightening experience. From the striking architecture of Catania to the mesmerizing sights of the Cyclops Riviera, this tour guarantees an unforgettable journey through Sicily's cultural and natural wonders.

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During this tour, you'll have ample opportunities to take captivating photographs, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the landscapes and landmarks. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for exploring the charming streets of Catania. Remember to bring sun protection, as you'll be spending time outdoors enjoying the stunning views along the coast. Don't miss the chance to indulge in the local cuisine and sample authentic Sicilian flavors during your tour.


Travelers who have experienced this tour rave about the knowledgeable guides who bring the history and culture of Catania alive. Visitors are particularly impressed by the remarkable architecture of Catania and the breathtaking views of the Cyclops Riviera. From the impressive Cathedral to the charming fishing village of Aci Trezza, each stop offers a unique and memorable experience. Travelers praise the personalized nature of the tour, allowing them to delve into the rich heritage of the region at their own pace. Overall, reviews highlight the tour as a must-do for those seeking an immersive and enchanting exploration of Sicily's treasures.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


Our journey begins with a visit to Catania, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its original Baroque style and its particular streets built in black lava stone! You can admire its imposing Cathedral, a symbol of devotion to its patron Saint Agatha, and the Piazza del Duomo where "U’ Liotru "stands, the statue of a lava stone elephant and symbol of the city.

Aci Castello

At the end, we will take a panoramic tour in the direction of the famous Riviera dei Ciclopi until you get to Aci Castello whose name derives from its Norman Castle that you will have the opportunity to photograph.

Aci Trezza

Subsequently, we will move to Aci Trezza, whose panorama is dominated by the famous three "Faraglioni", islands of volcanic origin in the shape of columns rich in myths and legends. Aci Trezza is also famous for its relationship with the writer Giovanni Verga who chose this place to set the story of his famous novel "I Malavoglia" (La Casa del Nespolo).

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