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Sicily: Monreale and Cefalù Half Day Tour from Palermo

Product ID: 63358
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.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish, English, Italian
Booklets
Spanish, English, French, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Palermo
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The driver was very pleasant and drove exceptionally well. Both Monreal and Cefalu are very interesting places to visit and absorb some of the history and beauty of Sicily. I was a bit disappointed that the guide didn't accompany us in to either Monreal or Cefalu, but left us entirely to our own devices.

November 20, 2019

Had a great day and this was a great way to see two cities in one day without a rental car. I reserved last minute and with some assistance from GetYourGuide, was able to confirm my pickup. However, it would be nice to have as a 3/4 day tour, with more time in Cefalù so you don’t have to choose between lunch, sightseeing, and the beach, arriving back in Palermo in the mid to late afternoon.

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September 26, 2019

It has been a good experience. And I recommend that people try to get a tour, it was fantastic but did not have enough time visiting Monreale and Cefalù but made the most out of it. We only have a certain amount of time to breath the air and to also observe the chatedral in Monreale that had a special history. But if we could, we would go back there with our driver Micheal.

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August 27, 2019

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Product ID: 63358