Visiting Southern Italy? Tours in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, should be on your list of things to do. Sample great food and wine, and visit UNESCO world heritage sites.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM PALERMO
This tour will give you the opportunity to visit Monreale’s cathedral, world renowned for Arab-Norman golden mosaics and included in the UNESCO World heritage sites.
A walking tour of Palermo city centre will then show you the city in a different age and style, and a lively 1000 years old open air market, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste some typical local products. This popular half-day tour departs from Palermo every Monday.
PALERMO FOOD AND WINE WALKING TOUR
Stroll through one of the most elegant and historical areas of Palermo. Discover the old, traditional and authentic trattorias, osterias, and bars where you can savour a variety of typical foods and wines to get a real taste of Palermo. This 3-hour, small-group guided tour is a unique occasion to eat like a local, far away from the usual tourist spots, immersed in a stunning historic area.
PALERMO OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK BIKE TOUR
Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour bike ride through Palermo to see some of the lesser known highlights of the city. Cycle through charming back streets, beautiful squares, and past aristocratic palaces and cloisters. At the end of your ride, enjoy a tasting of regional street food.
PALERMO WALKING TOUR: AMONG PUPPETS AND PUPPETRY
Live authentic experiences! A curious itinerary into the heart of the historic city centre of Palermo, aimed at discovering the history of the Sicilian theatre in its various art forms.
PRIVATE TOUR TO MOUNT ETNA: FROM PALERMO
Marvel at a geologic wonder on this full-day private tour to Mount Etna, from Palermo.
This volcano, the highest in Europe, inspired awe and curiosity amongst 18th-century Northern European visitors to the island. One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Etna offers an outstanding view of dynamic geological processes and volcanic landforms. See the near-continuous activity from summit craters and frequent lava flow eruptions from more craters and fissures on its flanks.
PALERMO CITY HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
With a Hop-on Hop-off tour of Palermo, you will enjoy an exciting visit to the city. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, overlooking the square of the same name, you will travel in front of the Massimo Theatre, one of the most capacious and famous opera houses in Italy. Admire the glorious buildings of the Cathedral Monreale or the wonderful mosaics in the Cappella Palatina.
SICILIAN CHEESE AND WINE TASTING IN PALERMO
Come and taste the best wines and Sicilian cheeses, introduced by an expert of wines and typical local products. Meet at a time most convenient for you, and then start discovering the wonderful world of Sicilian wines in an historic Palermo’s building (built in the XVII century). Accompanied by fantastic cheeses and local products, relax and learn more about the beautiful Isle of Sicily and its typical grapes.
SICILIAN COOKING CLASS IN PALERMO
This Palermo cooking class is not only a fun and valuable cooking experience, it’s also a fascinating journey through Sicilian food and culture.
Taking place in one of the most beautiful Palermo historic buildings, meet your Sicilian cook in the morning and set off to buy food in a local market. Once shopping is done, it is time to go home and start cooking together. Prepare 4 dishes (a truly complete Sicilian menu) while drinking local Sicilian wines and discovering more about this beautiful region.
PALERMO WALKING TOUR AND STREET FOOD
Enjoy and taste the street food in the old markets of Palermo, observing people, products, colours and characters from another time. The smells and the flavours will accompany you during three unforgettable hours.
BIKE TOUR OF PALERMO AND ITS SEA
Go for a bike tour of 4 hours and almost 10 kilometres along the Palermo coastline to discover places, landscapes, and buildings which characterise the city’s history and its several transformations.
PALERMO AND MONREALE TOUR
See the sights of the Sicilian capital and the hilltop town of Monreale with a local guide. The 4-hour tour starts with a visit to Unesco City of Monreale. In Palermo, stop in the catacombs of Cappuccini. See the Royal Palace and the Palatine Chapel. Enter the Old City through the Arch of Porta Nuova, stop in the Cathedral of Palermo, Capo market, the Opera House, I 4 Canti with fountain of the shame, and Vincenzo Bellini square.
PRIVATE TOUR: PALERMO SAILING TRIP
See Palermo landmarks including Monte Pellegrino mount and Mondello beach during this 4-hours sailing tour. You will enjoy the warm sea breeze and you can treat yourself with a typical Sicilian aperitivo.
FULL DAY TOUR TO VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE: FROM PALERMO
This day tour from Palermo will give you the opportunity to visit the Roman Villa del Casale in the territory of Piazza Armerina. The Villa is famous for its Roman Mosaics and is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site.
OLD CITY AND DOWNTOWN PALERMO BIKE TOUR
Experience an amazing bike tour across the main squares and street markets of the city centre that allows you to discover Palermo off the beaten paths.
PALERMO STREET STORIES WALKING TOUR
Medieval mafia, saints and sinners: the characters of Palermo have always been a colourful bunch. Hear stories about the individuals who left their mark on the city, explore Mercato di Capo, Piazza Beati Paoli, Cathedral Square and more on this small-group walking tour. Sample a glass of ‘zibibbo’ sparkling wine in an old tavern as you chat about Palermo’s legends. Numbers limited to 12 for a more personalised experience.
AGRIGENTO AND VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES DAY TRIP: FROM PALERMO
Immerse yourself in ancient Sicilian history with this visit to Agrigento’s Valley of the Kings. Tour includes a knowledgeable guide at the UNESCO-listed archaeological site. Hear tales of the Carthaginians and Romans as they battled for power of the city, and see the prehistoric artefacts inside Agrigento Archaeological Museum. Entrance fees at own expense.
MARKETS AND MONUMENTS WALKING TOUR IN THE CENTRE OF PALERMO
Walking through the wonders of the historic centre of Palermo to take in the scents and colours of the old markets is a truly fantastic experience. Observe places and incredible people while admiring the sights and sounds of the markets. You’ll also see some of the city’s top monuments, like the Teatro Massimo and Cathedral.
STREET FOOD WALKING TOUR IN PALERMO
Embark on a relaxing 3-hour walk through the main squares, markets and monuments of the city centre. Taste the best Palermitan Street food for the full experience. This tour is a perfect combination of food, art, history and culture.
PRIVATE PALERMO CITY TOUR ON SIDECAR
This private Palermo city tour with a typical sidecar circulated within the Arab-Norman route will allow you to admire the wonders of the historic centre.
MONREALE HALF-DAY TOUR: FROM PALERMO
The Cathedral and the Cloister of Monreale were part of a self-sufficient and fortified complex situated on Mount Caputo. Visit the Cathedral of Monreale, once part of a self-sufficient, fortified complex that included a Royal Palace, an Episcopate and an abbey. The complex was surrounded by crenellated walls interspersed with defensive towers and embellished with geometric marquetry that could be seen from Conca d’Oro.
PALERMO CATACOMBS AND MONREALE HALF-DAY TOUR
Visit the Catacombs of the Capuchin friars and the Cathedral of Monreale on the slopes of Mount Caputo. You’ll visit the underground cemetery of the Capuchin monks and go on a journey back in time and space to a world that, despite its state of decay, is charming, mysterious and fascinating.
SFERRACAVALLO WALKING TOUR
Join us on this walking tour of about 4 hours to discover Sferracavallo, the westernmost village of Palermo that keeps alive its original identity, place of fishermen and marine reserves, picturesque processions and ancient traditions.
BRANCIFORTE PALACE ENTRY TICKET
Palazzo Branciforte is a unique place, combining identity and innovation. It is home to exhibition areas for the Fondazione Sicilia collections of archaeological artefacts, coins, stamps, tin-glazed pottery (maiolica), sculpture and fresco on panel.
PALERMO SAILING TOUR
Hop aboard and join us as we set sail for the Mediterranean’s most beautiful coastlines. This tour is available every day from 22 March to 10 November.
PALERMO CITY SEGWAY TOUR
See the best of Palermo on a 3-hour city tour by Segway! While gliding around its vibrant streets, learn all about the city from a local expert guide, who will tell you tales old and new, including facts about King Charles V’s time in the town. Pass Capos Market and Palermo’s Gallery of Modern Art; see a great wealth of Baroque, Arab-Norman and Neo-Classical architecture; and discover some fine-looking city parks, too.