What To Expect
From Palermo, you will be driven to Monreale to see where the Arab-Norman art and architecture reached the pinnacle of its glory with the Dome, launched in 1174 by William II, that represents the scenes from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics. Then onto Cefalu, a charming coastal town, that has a massive Norman Cathedral with outstanding mosaics. Later back to Palermo to explore the lively Capo Market, a large open air street market that captures the flavor of Palermo's Saracen Arab past. Capo is a blend of general confusion and a jumble of vendors' stalls, winding toward the old gate (Porta Carini) of what used to be the city wall. This afternoon we continue by seeing Piazza Pretoria and Via Maqueda, whose "four corners" converge Palermo at a quartet of baroque palaces left over from the heyday of Spanish rule dating from 1560. Later return to the hotel.
Monreale, Gold Mosaic's Scene from the Old and New Testaments
Cefalu, Sicily coastal Town with a massive Norman Cathedral
Vehicle with air conditioning
English speaking Driver Escort
Visit as per itinerary
Credit Card fees
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Meals and drinks
The price of this tour does not include the Admission Fees. If you are over 65 or under 18 years old and you have EU or Commonwealth Passport, the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.
Upon booking, please advise if you have walking restrictions.
A Driver Escort is a chauffeur specialized to drive you around the island. He is able to provide basic historical information and can show you the main highlights but is not a Licensed Tourist Guide.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.