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Monreale & Palermo with Local Street Food Tasting - departure from Cefalù

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Cefalù, Italy
Monreale & Palermo with Local Street Food Tasting - departure from Cefalù

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more


See Sicily's top attractions on this day trip to Palermo and Monreale from Cefalu. Led by a local guide, take a scenic drive toward Monreale to see one of the world’s most stunning Norman churches. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour through the capital city of Palermo and explore the colorful outdoor markets. Top off your trip with a visit to the Capuchin Catacombs before concluding your tour back in Cefalu.
  • Day trip to Monreale and Palermo from Cefalu
  • Stand in awe of Monreale Cathedral, one of Sicily’s most stunning Norman churches
  • Enjoy sweeping views of the fertile La Conca d’Oro valley
  • Tour Palermo’s main sights by foot including La Martorana church, Palermo Cathedral and Teatro Massimo
  • Admire an interesting mix of Byzantine, Arab-Norman and Baroque architecture
  • Stroll through a colorful Sicilian market
  • Explore the intriguing Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo
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7:25 AM
This activity will end right where it started.07:05 Railway Station 07:10 Hotel Le Calette/Kalura (Corner National Road SS 113) 07:15 Petrol Station ENI in front of St.Lucia Bar 07:20 Residence Fontana Barone 07:30 Hotel Costa Verde 07:50 Grand Palladium Sicilia (outside the main gate) 07:50 Acacia Resort (outside the main gate) 07:50 Dolcestate (outside the main gate) Monday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at your select hotel or in central Cefalu and hop aboard your coach. Soak up views of the Tyrrhenian Sea as you drive to Monreale, named for the citrus orchards that once dotted the La Conca d’Oro valley below.

Upon arriving, make your way to the 12th-century Monreale Cathedral, considered one of the most impressive Norman churches in existence. Step inside and admire the bright mosaics and towering arches while your guide walks you through the rich history of the structure and its surrounding artwork.

Continue to the Sicilian capital of Palermo, where you'll follow your guide on a walking tour through the streets. Hear the history behind the city's Arab-Norman monuments and pass an impressive collection of Baroque churches and Byzantine architecture.

See the Palermo Cathedral, and marvel at the stunning Byzantine mosaics inside La Martorana church. Gaze up at the opera house, the largest in Italy, before wandering through the bustling Mercato di Capo or Ballarò Street Market. Peruse Arabic handicrafts as you go, as well as a selection of fresh Sicilian produce.

After a break to purchase lunch, travel to the 16th-century Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, originally intended as a burial crypt for monks. Follow your guide through a web of underground passages featuring over 8,000 mummified bodies.

Afterward, step aboard your coach and enjoy a relaxing journey back to Cefalu.
Stop At:  
Duomo di Monreale
Monreale Church
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Noema Viaggi Srl
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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This tour provided very good value...
, Sep 2017
This tour provided very good value and was well planned . The courier Carmen was exceptional particularly as she had to provide information in three languages . The only negative was a long walk back to where the coach was parked . If possible it would be better if the coach picked up the group at Palermo cathedral rather than the drop off point in Palermo
We did not have a very good...
Jane R
, Sep 2016
We did not have a very good experience on this tour at all. This company which is different to the Corleone tour had been trying to contact us by phone unlike Cassarta travel who emailed me through Viator. So in the end we called in their office and introduced ourselves only to be told by the girl on the desk that she had been trying to phone us on our home number in England. We updated her with our mobile number to contact us in Sicily which she checked and called. We then got the tour meeting places and times. What would have happened if we hadn't have gone in I don't know. However she did not update our details on the system, leaving the guide on this tour with only our home phone number! We thought we knew where to meet the tour as we left the guided tour, however due to very unclear instructions we weren't in the right place, the guide apparently was trying to contact us, unfortunately as she didn't have our mobile number to no avail. If she had had that number we could have got to them very easily and continued on the tour, but we waited as we thought they had our mobile, and in the end had to give up and catch the train home. I was very disappointed as I wanted to see the catacombs, it was the main reason I chose this tour. The guide from the company never gave a clear run down on what was going to happen on the day and seemed to leave it all to the guide we picked up in Palermo, who then had to say everything in 3 different languages which was not clear. I was very disappointed especially having had such a good experience from the other tour company. I feel that although the organisation of the tour itself wasn't great, our missing the last part of the tour could have been avoided if the girl had made sure our details were correct on the tour paperwork.
An interesting excursion to Palermo...
Mario S
, Sep 2015
An interesting excursion to Palermo and Monreale. Monreale Cathedral is the highlight of this trip, but one also gets a good dose of the Palermitan streets, as most of the tour of Palermo is done on foot. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the place can be a bit overwhelming, but tour guide Elizabeth did a very good job of explaining the sights in various languages in a non-stop commentary. The visit to the mummies at the Capuchin monastery is an unusual place to visit, but not for the faint-hearted.

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