& Monreale

It’s impossible not to visit Palermo. Once a regal capital where peoples very different from one another mingled their cultures. As a result creating a particularly original fusion. The Arab-Norman-Byzantine style of its finest buildings. Discover Palermo’s narrow streets and twisting alleys. Moreover the oldest part of the city with the grandeur of the Teatro Massimo Opera House. The city vibrates in the clash between ancient and classic and contemporary life.

Shore Excursion Program

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From Palermo Port

Meet Your local Guide for a private WALKING TOUR (3h). Soak up the atmosphere of the old part of town while you discover the culture and the astonishing sights. Palermo is a many faceted city, with as much an unmistakable as enigmatic identity. A combination of aristocratic magnificence and the colorful ways of the common people. Part of the program are also the highlights of the Arab-norman heritage. Admire the Opera House, Martorana Church, Pretoria Square with the “Fountain of Shame”, the “Quattro Canti“, the Cathedral, plus a typical market.

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Visit 1h


The Duomo represents the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily. The Cathedral boasts splendid mosaics from the 12th century. It is part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period. Built under William II. as a result it rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul. Secondly with Saint Mark’s in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. It is Romanesque in overall style. The cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.

Visit 1h
Drive back 30min

Drop off at the Port

Drive back 30min

Tour Details

Duration: Flexible 5/7 Hours
Shore Excursion
Friendly: No

What’s Included

Local Guide in Palermo
English-speaking Driver
Transport by Premium Mercedes Vehicle
Pickup/Drop off at the Port
Parking Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

The Monastery of Monreale was commissioned by William II (1154-89). The last Norman ruler of Sicily. It combines in one project also employment of both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. he highlight of the Cathedral is certainly its interior. Incandescent with the gold of the mosaics. These cover the walls of the navel and aisles. Moreover transept and apse. As a result 81800 square feet in total.

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