Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Modica & Noto Orientation Tour (9 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Modica, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Modica & Noto Orientation Tour (9 Hours )

Modica, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Meals

Lunch

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description


Modica & Noto  Orientation Tour


You will meet your driver at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board. The driver will escort you to Noto where you will meet you professional English-speaking guide in order to enjoy a unique experience.

Noto is a pleasant and attractive little town, with a historic centre that is composed almost entirely of crumbling Baroque palaces, churches and houses. The town's striking architectural coherence is due to the major earthquake that struck Sicily in 1693. The old town of Noto was almost completely destroyed, and it was decided to reconstruct a splendid new town several miles away. Thus Noto was rebuilt on its present site, carefully designed for functionality and architectural harmony. You will wander around the narrow streets, admiring the golden-colored stone buildings, the fantastical facades and balconies.

After lunch at traditional restaurant the driver will escort you to the Sicilian capital of chocolate.

The main street of Modica, "il Corso", is as typical an Italian meeting place as any you can hope to visit, with cafés and majestic buildings. The church of San Giorgio is an impressive monument, redesigned after the earthquake of 1693, surrounded by a flight of 250 steps to further enhance the scenic beauty of its fine facade.

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. You will enjoy a private visit to the traditional chocolate laboratory and experience the chocolate tasting.

After the visit your driver 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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Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

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