Private shore excursion with minivan Mercedes from the ship Celebrity cruises, Norwegian Epic, Disney cruises, Royal Clipper, Oceania Cruises, Costa, Msc, Royal caribbean Oasis of the seas and Allure of the seas. You can share your excursion with other passengers from your cruise ship.
Your English speaking driver/guide will meet you as you disembark at approximately 8:00am – he will be holding a sign with your name on it, so look for him!
If you would like to enjoy a real Mediterranean capital, full of several monuments and churches, rich of elegant streets with luxurious shops, then you can enjoy a full day exploring Palermo and Monreale.
Palermo is the capital and the most important city of all Sicily located between the tyrrhenian Sea and the Conca D’oro Mountains. We start to approach the city walking the Medieval area of Palermo where the main features are from Baroque and Arabian-Norman period.
We will visit “Piazza Pretoria” with its beautiful Renaissance fountain – the heart of the city – named: “Quattro Canti”, or the “Magnificent Cathedral” – “San Cataldo” church and so on…
Then we’ll continue on foot to visit San Giovanni degli Eremiti, one of the best known Norman monuments built by Roger II and the Palazzo dei Normanni.
Next, we’ll move on to the village of Monreale, driving along a wonderful road overlooking the “Conca D’Oro” Valley. We will visit the magnificent Duomo of Monreale and the “Chiostro dei Cappuccini”.
If time permits, we can visit the famous open market “Vucciria” or “Il Capo” – the Cappuccini Catacombs – Zisa Castle and so on…. We can be very flexible in our itinerary of this tour and with a shorter visit of Palermo, we can add the extra visit of the town of Cefalù.
At approximately 3:30pm we will head back to the ship.
Please note:Our driver/guide will pick you up and drop you off at your ship at the conclusion of the tour;Tickets, meals and extras not included.