Day trip

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$ 64.87 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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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 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

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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 331 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Awesome trip. We were picked up and dropped off at our Airbnb. I love hands-off tours where the driver gives you a few tips and then you're off on your own. I had my two children with me and we were able to explore on our own and enjoyed some playtime. I would definitely recommend if you're more of a hands-off traveler.

December 30, 2022

Very nice day trip! Cattedrale di Monreale is a must-see. Remember going up to the roof and the view is marvellous! Our trip leader Adriano has quite sense of responsibility. When we arrived in the early morning, we found the cathedral was unexpectedly closed till 11am. Adriano drove us back in the afternoon after having visited Cefalù.

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December 8, 2022

Great experience. Sebastiano (our driver/guide) was able to pick us at our hotel in the morning. He took us to Monreale right when it opened, spent about 1.5 hour there. Then we went to Cefalu and spent 2 hours there. We were able to wander around the areas by ourselves but Sebastiano makes sure you have a sense of where you are, what you should see, and when/where he will pick you back up. Very punctual as well. Awesome service!

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December 5, 2022

Product ID: 63358