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From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY
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From US$ 63.51 per person

Explore the Norman cathedral of Monreale on the slopes of Sicily’s Monte Caputo on a 6-hour tour from Palermo. Go to the historic town of Cefalù and learn about the city’s Greek origins. See city highlights, such as the Mandralisca Museum, Duomo and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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Host or greeter
Italian, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the greatest ecclesiastical landmarks in southern Italy
  • Take an audio guide tour of the Duomo di Cefalù
  • Stroll down some stone steps to find a cluster of medieval wash basins
  • Drive along the scenic north coast of Sicily
  • Admire Greek and Arab pottery in the Mandralisca Museum
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Palermo city center on a half-day tour to Monreale and Cefalù. Marvel at a Norman cathedral on the slopes of Monte Caputo, and learn the Greek and Medieval history of one of Sicily’s most beautiful towns. Following a pick-up from your hotel or the port of Palermo, transfer to Monreale where you will have approximately 1-hour to tour the Duomo. An official audio guide is included to learn the history of the 12th-century building, considered one of the greatest landmarks of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in the south of Italy. Then, drive along the north coast of Sicily, on route to the beautiful town of Cefalù. Sit back and relax on the 1.5-hour journey, and on arrival go to the 12th-century Duomo. See traces of the Middle Ages at the Osterio Magno. Get panoramic views from the Porta Terra. Discover Greek and Arabic pottery in the Mandralisca Museum, and walk down some curving stone steps to a picturesque cluster of 16th-century wash basins at the Lavatoio.
Includes
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Audio guide in the Duomo of Monreale
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 172 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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It was good. Arrived safely at destination with expert driver We were only American couple. Other three couples spoke and understood Italian. Driver tried to explain things in English. Most of ride he conversed with lady sitting next to him. Driver did give good recommendations when he dropped us off. He did answer our questions though I wished for an hour drive he could explain country side.

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April 30, 2022

Our lodging in Palermo changed due to Covid and we had to change our pick up location last minute. We were accommodated and were picked up promptly. Our driver Marco was very knowledgeable and gave us the history of the area and Sicily along the way. Monreale was unbelievable and Cefalu is simply paradise. We were given ample time to explore each of the areas. We would definitely recommend this tour.

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April 24, 2022

Highly recommended excursion! Really deserving visits to Monreale and Cefalù, with adequate times both for self-exploration, both for lunch and for a little relaxation. A special mention for the guide Joshua, a very kind and smart guy who during the trip told us many anecdotes and curiosities, and also offered us traditional cannoli. It was a pleasure!

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April 20, 2022

Product ID: 63358