Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Catania Orientation Tour (4 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Catania, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Catania Orientation Tour (4 Hours )

Catania, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description


Catania Orientation Tour



You will meet your Professional Driver and Guide at ship dock or at tender mooring; they will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board and they will introduce you to a wonderful and typical South Italian City: Catania.

Most of Catania's wide streets and majestic palaces were built during the Baroque period in the eighteenth century after the city was devastated by Mt Etna's eruptions in 1669 and 1693.

The principal architects involved in the reconstruction transported the city from its medieval roots creating wide avenues, elegant buildings, squares with splendid churches and monasteries which produce a magnificent black and white effect. You will visit the real heart of Catania, the Roman Amphitheatre, built using basaltic dark lava stones and at a lower level than the baroque town. You will enjoy a special baroque atmosphere having endless promenades through Catania’ s architectural masterpieces. Your professional Guide will introduce you to three thousand years of foreign dominations on the island. You will see archaeological ruins showing you the layers below the baroque town, dating back to the Roman period, the University Palace with its lovely courtyard decorated with Etna pebble mosaic, The Cathedral, two of the “Seven Doors” protecting S. Agatha's treasure and the famous “candelora”, in full silver sculptured by hands and carried on people's shoulders all around the town during the patron saint's celebration week. You can also find an abundance of quaint shops, boutiques, great restaurants, a colorful and picturesque open market and very tempting cafeterias, with unique Sicilian ricotta or almond and pistachio cookies or traditional ice-creams.

After the visit your d will escort you back to the Port.


About Us

We offer unique access to some of the most unavailable & undiscovered experiences one can imagine. A Milan shopping experience in a fashion designer’s showroom? A private dinner in Venice on the roof terrace of Peggy Guggenheim? Quad bike trekking on the active Etna volcano with an extreme-sport guide? Whatever your client can dream, we can deliver. We focus on designing non-Googleable experiences—watching the Palio di Siena horse race from a hot-air balloon; visiting the private castle where the Godfather trilogy was shot. Kids love visiting an ice cream factory, while big kids clamor for a chance to drive a Maserati or Lamborghini.

Insider Tip

Visit to Excavation underneath the Vatican • Truffle Hunt in Tuscany or Piemonte • Vasari Corridor in Florence • Private visit to the Sistine Chapel

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS (general policy)

Please ALWAYS refer to the specific payments terms and cancellation policy clearly stated in the booking form. The payments terms and cancellation fees might depends on seasonality and on the specific service booked (i.e. an after hour private visit can be NON refundable already at the time of the booking)

Villa-Apartments Rental, Yacht Charter, Private Jet and Helicopter Charter:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 60% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 60 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

Hotel Bookings:

- from time of confirmation to 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 50% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

All other services:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival no penalty will be charged;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 75% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.



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Rome and Sorrento, Italy

By: EBC


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

The guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand. We enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi

Transport made Easy

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Well I guess I could have taken a cab or a train to get to my destinations, but I felt it would be easier to book a car service. I would not recommend another car service beyond Onirikos. They were always on time, with a clean and comfortable car. The time between cities went by so quickly, and was a great way of seeing Italy. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to pay a little bit more for stress free, efficient transport within Italy.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rasmussen

Onirikos

By: Dolomites


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

Stefano took very good care of us and made my baggage appear after I got the run around by the airport. They treated us like we were their only clients and like they were our personal concierge service. AMAZING.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Transfer

By: WT


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Very nice. Good driver, nice car.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg