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From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY

From Palermo: Monreale and Cefalù Half-Day Trip

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY

From US$ 62.04 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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  • 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
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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.
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Audio guide in the activity Duomo Montreal (Can be paid on site €5)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
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

4.3 /5

based on 316 reviews

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The tour only gives one about an hour in Monreale. Therefore you need to use your time very wisely. We suggest that you do not climb up onto the roof of the Cathedral but rather focus on the interior of the cathedral and the cloister beside it. The cloister is really beautiful and peaceful. The church is amazing andwell worth the trip.

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October 10, 2022

We had a lovely day sightseeing with Joshua and fellow travellers. Our guide was informative and professional and spoke good English and had great communication before the activity too. The stops to Cefalu and Monceal were stunning and was good value for money and beautiful scenery. Our guide even advised us on where we can go after our excursion which was really helpful too. Thank you Joshua!

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August 26, 2022

Great trip and excellent value for money. Monreale is a beautiful village. Fantastic views across Palermo bay and a lovely cathedral. Cephalu is also a great place to see - historic town, amazing beach and good amenities. Getting 2 hours both there and in Cephalu was ideal. You are able to do your own thing - rather than being taken to factory outlets or unadvertised stops at cafes or restaurants in remote locations like I’ve experienced on previous excursions with other companies. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable.

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August 11, 2022

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