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  • From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

    1. From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Palermo city center on a half-day tour to Monreale and Cefalù. Marvel at a Norman cathedral on the slopes of Monte Caputo, and learn the Greek and Medieval history of one of Sicily’s most beautiful towns. Following a pick-up from your hotel or the port of Palermo, transfer to Monreale where you will have approximately 1-hour to tour the Duomo. An official audio guide is included to learn the history of the 12th-century building, considered one of the greatest landmarks of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in the south of Italy. Then, drive along the north coast of Sicily, on route to the beautiful town of Cefalù. Sit back and relax on the 1.5-hour journey, and on arrival go to the 12th-century Duomo. See traces of the Middle Ages at the Osterio Magno. Get panoramic views from the Porta Terra. Discover Greek and Arabic pottery in the Mandralisca Museum...

    It was SO hot and this was the perfect way to do the tour. Wouldn’t have minded a bit more time to explore Monreale town but was enough to see the church and enjoy a coffee. The guide/Marco was smart, articulate, well educated and personable. Highly recommend.

  • Palermo and Monreale: Private Trip from Trapani

    2. Palermo and Monreale: Private Trip from Trapani

    Visit the city of Palermo, the capital and the largest city in Sicily. It is a living testimony to the millennia of successions dominated by external rulers who formed the Sicilian culture. This can be seen from the Phoenician port to the Arab-Norman architecture or the baroque theaters in the Spanish neoclassical style of the nineteenth century. This is a visit rich with stunning views and animated by the cities typical medieval markets. You will also visit the cathedral of Palermo's Monreale district. It is a fantastic and picturesque work of art. This tour includes arrival in Palermo and drop off in the historic center. Visit a typical market for street food and discover Sicily's typical cuisine. Also enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon depart for Monreale and visit the most beautiful and most impressive cathedral in the province. At the end of the cathedral visit, there wil...

  • Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Tour with Street Food

    3. Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Tour with Street Food

    On this full-day tour visit the magnificent sights in the city of Palermo before moving on to the town of Monreale, where you will visit the fabulous cathedral. Finish off the day with a visit to the beach resort of Mondello. Your private chauffeur will first take you into the center of Palermo to explore its magnificent sights. Here you will visit Ruggiero VII Square (Piazza Politeama), the Theater Massimo, Quattro Canti (Piazza Vigliena), the Royal Palace and the Palatine Chapel – a beautiful chapel representing the best example of Arab-Norman art. After seeing the interesting sights in Palermo, visit the town of Monreale. Here you can admire the magnificent cathedral and cloister, one of the most stunning Norman churches.  Also visit Mondello, a popular beach resort near Palermo which was originally a small fishing village. Here you can enjoy the sight of the small fishing boats be...

  • Private Transfers: Palermo Airport - Trapani City

    4. Private Transfers: Palermo Airport - Trapani City

    Benefit from an easy private transfer from Palermo airport to Trapani city. You will travel in either an 8-seater black Renault Trafic Minivan or a 5-seat Mercedes E-Class car, all new, comfortable, and spacious vehicles. Transfers can be made from Trapani Birgi Airport, Palermo airport to all destinations in western Sicily. Feel comfortable, as your driver has been working in the industry for several years, and will take care of your transfer in a professional way. Your drivers are qualified and ready to give advice on locations. Service is quick, convenient and economical, moving easily and absolutely safe and comfortable. Should you need to make transfers to and from the Sicilian airports of Trapani and Palermo, this transfer service is the best choice. 

  • Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    5. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and...

  • Private Transfers from Palermo Airport to San Vito Lo Capo

    6. Private Transfers from Palermo Airport to San Vito Lo Capo

    Benefit from an easy private transfer from Palermo airport to San Vito Lo Capo. You will travel in either an 8-seater black Renault Trafic Minivan or a 5-seat Mercedes E-Class car, all new, comfortable, and spacious vehicles. Transfers can be booked from Trapani Birgi Airport and Palermo Airport to all destinations in western Sicily. Feel comfortable, as your driver has been working in the industry for several years, and will take care of your transfer in a professional way. Your drivers are qualified and ready to give advice on locations. Service is quick, convenient and economical, moving easily and absolutely safe and comfortable. Should you need to make transfers to and from the Sicilian airports of Trapani and Palermo, this transfer service is the best choice. 

  • Monreale: Guided tour of Cathedral, Monastery and Mosaics

    7. Monreale: Guided tour of Cathedral, Monastery and Mosaics

    You'll take a guided tour of Monreale, which is just 5 kilometers from Palermo, at 310 meters above sea level on the hill of Mount Caputo. The visit will start from the cathedral, the symbol of the town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage monument in 2012. The cathedral is undoubtedly an architectural masterpiece of the 12th-century, in which different styles are linked together: the architecture of northern Europe, Romanesque art and Arabic art. Outside, it is richly decorated by two bronze doors, the first from Bonanno da Pisa and the second by Barisano di Trani, who also sculpted the doors of the cathedrals of Ravello and Trani. The interior is illuminated by magnificent gold mosaics that culminate in the Christ Pantocrator in the apsidal basin as the highest expression of figurative art. Your tour continues with the visit to the ancient Benedictine monastery and cloister, w...

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 123 reviews

It has been a good experience. And I recommend that people try to get a tour, it was fantastic but did not have enough time visiting Monreale and Cefalù but made the most out of it. We only have a certain amount of time to breath the air and to also observe the chatedral in Monreale that had a special history. But if we could, we would go back there with our driver Micheal.

It was SO hot and this was the perfect way to do the tour. Wouldn’t have minded a bit more time to explore Monreale town but was enough to see the church and enjoy a coffee. The guide/Marco was smart, articulate, well educated and personable. Highly recommend.

Our driver Michael was excellent, informative and a good driver

The trip to Monreale and Cefalù was a pleasant day to get out of Palermo city The cathedral at Monreale is magnificent and for those with an extensive knowledge of bible stories would need to spend hours viewing the multitude of mosaics. Dont miss it.

It was a fantastic tour to Monreale and Cefalu! Our guide, Marco, told us about two thousand years of the Sicilian history while he was driving. We all enjoyed the travel and the service!

Very enjoyable

Would suggest a whole day in order to spend more time in both locations