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  1. Italy
  2. Sicily
  3. Palermo
  4. Palace of the Normans

Palermo Private Walking Tour, Palatine Chapel & Lunch

Product ID: 21010
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Enjoy a half-day guided walking tour of Palermo, where you will explore old avenues and Arabic neighborhoods, iconic cathedrals and the Theater Massimo. Visit the Palatine Chapel with an audio guide, before enjoying a traditional Sicilian lunch.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Arabic neighborhoods and subculture of Palermo
  • Shop in the historic Vucciria market
  • Visit the Palatine Chapel, the jewel of Arab and Norman art, inside the Royal Palace
  • Tour Theater Massimo, the largest theater in Europe
  • Enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch, dessert and wine inside a 16th-century Spanish building
Full description
Palermo is especially suited for a walking tour, considering its Arabic-influenced urban structure and narrow streets and lanes. Get acquainted with this beautiful Sicilian city on this half-day walking tour.

Start by crossing Politeama Square, the main square of Palermo, where the main city avenues meet. Continue along Ruggero VII Street, which is considered the “lounge of Palermo” and pass the Church of St. Lucia before arriving at Theater Massimo, the largest theater in Europe.

Continue along Via Maqueda, an ancient commercial street full of churches and historic buildings, to Candelai, which is at the heart of Palermo's nightlife. See Quattro Canti, meaning "four corners," which divides the city exactly into four parts.

See the beautiful church, St. Joseph of Theatine and tour the iconic Cathedral of Palermo. The Royal Palace awaits afterward, where you can visit a Jewel of Arab Norman art and also the most visited monument in Sicily: the Palatine Chapel.

Throughout the tour, you will see old Arab quarters hidden among the narrow lanes of the inner city, including the community of St. Clare. Admire the nude statues in the Square of Shame and the red Arabic-style domes atop the Church of the Martorana.

Shop around the historic market, Vucciria and Saint Dominic Square before lunch. Inside a 16th-century Spanish building, enjoy a rich Sicilian buffet, including panelle, sfincione, anelletti al forno, caponata and cassatelle, along with a traditional Sicilian wine and a dessert of almond biscuits and mocha espresso.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
  • Traditional Sicilian lunch
  • Palatine Chapel ticket and audio guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entry to Theater Massimo
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Piazza Verdi at the stairs of the Theatre Massimo

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Important information
Know before you go
The tour operator is not responsible for extraordinary closures of Massimo Theater and the churches. Please wear appropriate clothing to cover your body while visiting religious sites.
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Product ID: 21010