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Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

1. Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

Discover Palermo, the chief town of Sicily, on an open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tour! Start from the terminal outside the Politeama Theater, cruise past the Massimo Theatre, and continue towards Piazza Quattro Canti and the nearby Vucciria Market. The tour continues towards the botanical gardens, passing near Palazzo Steri. After a quick glance of the central station, you'll find yourself in the vicinity of the Royal Palace, the Flea Market, and the Cathedral. Then return to the terminal along the ancient via Roma. The second route takes you to the beautiful villas of Palermo. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, admire the gorgeous English Garden and then continue towards Villa Malfitano and the wonderful Zisa Castle. The tour passes near the Mercato del Capo and the Massimo Theatre, towards the port, and then returns to the terminal in Politeama Square.

Palermo: Small Group Night Street Food Tour

2. Palermo: Small Group Night Street Food Tour

Meet your local guide at the main opera house and get to know the other travelers. You'll then walk through the streets before having a welcome toast. Enjoy a glass of fresh Sicilian wine and some interesting bites that you won't normally find in touristy places. On this tour, you'll get to know the real Palermo, its food, its people, and its secrets. Learn about the Sicilian lifestyle as you stroll towards the old port of Palermo. Stop at street food stalls in the heart of Vucciria and sample the best bites selected by your guide. You will get to try the famous spleen sandwich and hear some interesting facts about its origins. The small group allows for easy interaction with your guide and the rest of the group. Your guide will then show you hidden spots and discuss several topics during the walk, from history to art to social issues. Feel free to ask your guide whatever you want. The walk ends at the old port of Palermo for one last sweet treat, a Brioche with ice cream. This will be the memorable end to the tour and your last chance to get some tips to help you enjoy the rest of your stay as much as possible. MUST KNOW: local traditional street food is deliciously Fried, Fat and Full of carbs. We only offer what locals eat in the streets. Do not expect seafood and fine fresh produce. On this tour you will eat fritters, delis, pizzas, offal, local wine and beer. This tour is not recommended to picky eaters.

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

3. Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

Explore the main markets and backstreets of Palermo city center with a local food expert. Escape the usual tourist traps and discover venues loved by the locals for a fully immersive foodie experience. You will easily find arancini around the streets but there is only one place in town that still makes the thousand-year-old recipe, you will find it on this tour. Your guides will have selected various bouquets of traditional street food for you. Enjoy veggie fritters, soft ravazzata with spinach, and a challenging offal sandwich. All tours end with a seasonal dessert. The amount of food will substitute for your lunch. Venture down secret alleyways to chat with street food vendors and colorful characters. Enter the oldest working-class bar downtown and share a drink with Palermitans. The small group tour will allow you to interact with your local guide and collect the best tips to enjoy the city like a local. This is a truly authentic street experience. Local guides discuss many topics besides cuisine in order to make you feel the real street spirit of Palermo.

Palermo: Grand Tour in CruiserCar

4. Palermo: Grand Tour in CruiserCar

Crafted to match your schedule and personal interests, our flexible tour grants you the freedom to explore the city's hidden corners, iconic landmarks, and atmospheric venues. Indulge in a well-curated selection of Prosecco, beverages, and snacks, making this the perfect moment to unwind and soak in the scenic splendor. Kick off your tour at the stunning Palermo Cathedral, an architectural marvel blending Norman, Gothic, and Baroque styles. Witness the intricate craftsmanship and the serene ambiance that make this historical monument a must-visit landmark. Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply in awe of natural beauty, we've got you covered. Don’t miss the chance to visit Monte Pellegrino, the mount of "Santa Rosalia". Ascend its slopes to experience unparalleled panoramic vistas of Palermo set against the Mediterranean Sea's azure backdrop. The tranquility and raw beauty from this peak make it a tranquil escape that will leave a lasting impression. Conclude your tour on a high note at Mondello, a beloved local haven renowned for its pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters. Don’t just take a tour—live an experience. With CruiserCar, you’re not just sightseeing; you’re embarking on an exclusive journey through Palermo’s multifaceted charm.

Palermo di sera: tour del centro storico

5. Palermo di sera: tour del centro storico

(Italian Only) We will meet in front of the Teatro Massimo, in the center of Palermo, to start an evening tour of the Sicilian capital. Ready to immerse yourself in a unique and timeless atmosphere? We will start by admiring the famous Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house in Italy. In front of its imposing facade, (often a set of famous films) we will talk about the history of the Florio family, promoters of the cultural and artistic transformation of Palermo during the Belle Époque as well as the construction of the theater itself. We will pass in front of the Opera dei Pupi theater, where the most famous performances of the Sicilian puppet tradition are staged. Did you know that this art has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco? We will head towards Piazza Olivella, where the Regional Archaeological Museum and the church of Sant'Ignazio are located, one of the most sumptuous Baroque temples in the city. Not far away is the birthplace of Santa Rosalia, proclaimed patron saint of the city by popular acclaim for having freed it from the plague. We will cross via Roma, a monumental and busy nineteenth-century street full of theaters and shops to arrive at piazza San Domenico dominated by the imposing mass of the church of the same name, the Pantheon of the city. Inside you can admire many tombs and funeral monuments of illustrious Sicilians including that of Giovanni Falcone. We will enter the Vucciria, the city's celebrated ancient market immortalized in a famous painting by Renato Guttuso. We will then head to the Quattro Canti, a scenic Baroque square, the center of the ancient city. Next to it is Piazza Pretoria with its renowned Renaissance fountain and Palazzo delle Aquile, the center of civil power in the city since '400. We will arrive in Piazza Bellini, entirely surrounded by ancient monuments including the characteristic church of San Cataldo with the three red Arab-style domes, symbol of the city and the church and monastery of Santa Caterina where typical Sicilian sweets are still produced according to the ancient recipes of the nuns. We will be able to stop for a coffee in the historic Torrefazione Stagnitta before reaching Piazza Croce dei Vespri, famous for the famous Sicilian revolution of 1200. We will admire Palazzo Ganci famous for being the famous set of the film The Leopard and Palazzo Bonnet, an imposing palace from the '300 today home to the Modern Art Gallery. We will cross a neighborhood full of young artisans' shops to conclude our evening tour in Piazza San Francesco where the majestic fourteenth-century church stands out, the oratory of San Lorenzo where the stolen Caravaggio was located and where the Antica Focacceria San Francesco has been located since point of reference of popular Palermo cuisine.

Palermo: 2-Hour Small Group Private Walking and Tasting Tour

6. Palermo: 2-Hour Small Group Private Walking and Tasting Tour

On this 2-hour walking tour, you’ll have the chance to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, typical street foods, sweets and wines. Explore the historic streets of Palermo, while indulging in traditional Sicilian cuisine. The local guide will lead you on a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. Also visit the bustling Capo Market to taste the arancine, calzoni, spiedini, and frittola. Try the pane ca meusa at Vucciria Market, as well. This small group tour, led by a local English-speaking guide, is limited to 12 people to ensure a more personalized experience.

Palermo: Sightseeing in CruiserCar

7. Palermo: Sightseeing in CruiserCar

Welcome to CruiserCar, the Premier Tour Company in Palermo. We offer a unique and personalized experience that combines the best of both worlds - a luxurious and exclusive Cabriolet Tour with an expertly guided exploration of Palermo's most famous landmarks and hidden gems. Our world-first 9-seater cabriolet ensures a panoramic view of the city and the sea as we take you on a journey that you will never forget. Our knowledgeable local drivers are passionate about their city and are committed to providing you with an unforgettable tour experience. We are dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your time in Palermo and are happy to answer any questions that you may have. During the tour, we'll take you to the Quattro Canti, one of Palermo's most famous landmarks, a Baroque square located at the intersection of two main streets in the historic center of Palermo. Each of the four corners of the square is adorned with a statue representing one of the four seasons, the four Spanish kings of Sicily, and the patron saints of Palermo. We'll also take you to the Cattedrale, a magnificent cathedral that is located in the heart of Palermo. The cathedral was built in the 12th century and features a mix of architectural styles, including Norman, Gothic, and Baroque. Inside the cathedral, you can admire the stunning mosaics and frescoes that depict scenes from the Bible and the lives of the saints. Our tour also includes a visit to Mondello, a charming seaside town just outside Palermo. Mondello is famous for its beautiful beach, which is one of the most popular destinations in Sicily. During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to relax on the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the sea and the mountains. We'll also take you to the famous markets of Capo, Vucciria, and Ballarò, where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of Palermo's vibrant street life. The markets are a feast for the senses, with stalls selling everything from fresh produce to local handicrafts. If you're interested in exploring the surrounding areas, we also offer transportation to other towns and cities outside of Palermo, such as Cefalù and Monreale. Our personalized service means that we can customize the tour to your preferences, ensuring that you get the most out of your time in Sicily. One of the unique features of CruiserCar is the complimentary selection of food and beverages that we offer during the tour. This allows you to sample some of Palermo's finest local cuisine while taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Our knowledgeable local guides will provide you with valuable information about the history and culture of Palermo, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the city. Our drivers are licensed, experienced, and passionate about sharing their love of Palermo with visitors from around the world. Book now and discover the beauty of Palermo with CruiserCar!

Secret Food Tours Palermo

8. Secret Food Tours Palermo

On our Secret Food Tour: Palermo, you'll explore the best known sights in Palermo as well as some secret hidden gems providing a local's perspective on our food culture. Navigate the maze of historical streets filled with delicious sights and smells as your expert guide leads you through the beautiful chaos of Sicily's markets. Discover the best flavours of Sicily alongside other dishes many visitors would miss as you learn about the city's rich culinary history. From the hundreds of years of influence from around the world to how Sicilian food was brought to other countries around the world. You’ll try a couple of classic Palermo fried street foods. Follow your expert guide through the atmospheric Ballarò market as they help you order and taste the best local dishes: local sausage, a charcuterie plate and some Zibibbo sweet wine will seduce you. Meet market vendors and locals passing some of the oldest sites in all of Europe. Passing through ancient streets we reach Vucciria food market, for a home cooked spread of local dips, dishes, pastas and wine. Revive yourself with an Italian tradition, locally roasted and brewed Coffee. Enter an ancient church to a hidden bakery for the REAL cannoli in a Secret Location. As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

Palermo: Street Food Tour in Ballarò and Vucciria Markets

9. Palermo: Street Food Tour in Ballarò and Vucciria Markets

During this tour you will taste the delights of the Palermo street food with a local leader. You will stop in some of the historic clubs of the city, where you can discover local gastronomic culture and learn its secrets and recipes. Along the way, you will visit the Ballarò and Vucciria market to taste food delicacies and local drinks. You will taste the arancine (stuffed rice meatballs), the panelle (chickpea pancakes), the bread câ meusa (bread with spleen), the cannoli (ricotta stuffed waffles) or the various types of ice cream. You will also see some of the famous attractions in the area, including the Cathedral and Piazza Marina.

Palatine Chapel: Private Walking Tour & Sicilian Lunch

10. Palatine Chapel: Private Walking Tour & Sicilian Lunch

Palermo is especially suited for a walking tour, considering its Arabic-influenced urban structure and narrow streets and lanes. Get acquainted with this beautiful Sicilian city on this half-day walking tour. Start by crossing Politeama Square, the main square of Palermo, where the main city avenues meet. Continue along Ruggero VII Street, which is considered the “lounge of Palermo” and pass the Church of St. Lucia before arriving at Theater Massimo, the largest theater in Europe. Continue along Via Maqueda, an ancient commercial street full of churches and historic buildings, to Candelai, which is at the heart of Palermo's nightlife. See Quattro Canti, meaning "four corners," which divides the city exactly into four parts. See the beautiful church, St. Joseph of Theatine and tour the iconic Cathedral of Palermo. The Royal Palace awaits afterward, where you can visit a Jewel of Arab Norman art and also the most visited monument in Sicily: the Palatine Chapel. Throughout the tour, you will see old Arab quarters hidden among the narrow lanes of the inner city, including the community of St. Clare. Admire the nude statues in the Square of Shame and the red Arabic-style domes atop the Church of the Martorana. Shop around the historic market, Vucciria and Saint Dominic Square before lunch. Inside a 16th-century Spanish building, enjoy a rich Sicilian buffet, including panelle, sfincione, anelletti al forno, caponata and cassatelle, along with a traditional Sicilian wine and a dessert of almond biscuits and mocha espresso.

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(647 reviews)

Absolutely amazing day out. Was very interesting and exciting to see and learn about parts of Palermo I would have never thought of going to or visiting as a regular tourists. The cultures of this city are so interesting and the food is a fantastic and wonderful way to see how well it’s integrated and influenced the city. Would recommend to anyone who wanted to see the true and friendly side of Palermo. Our guide Alessio (I hope that’s correct!! 😭) was so warming and welcoming and an absolute delight to follow and hear his own stories of his city. Felt so comfortable and was wonderful to have this experience.

The tour was very cool. Our guide Angelo was a great guy. There were many different specialties from Sicily. Also a lot of things that you didn't eat. I thought that was very cool. I would just suggest making another stop at the beginning. A lot of history was told, but the second stop was only after 90 minutes. The time could be optimized a bit here.

Great local knowledge, history and guide personality. Really felt a high degree of passion from the guide for food and Sicily - was a privilege to be walking the city with him. Would have been even better to get an overview of how much food we were getting & offered more vegetarian options as we went depending on preference where possible.

This tour was AMAZING! Salvo was very engaging adding little details along our entire tour and had connections with all our drops along the way. Friendly and courteous to ensure we were all accommodated

Very entertaining. Roberta was warm, refreshing, funny. We don't want to miss the three hours.