This is a privately guided tour, that departs out of Palermo. You tell us where to pick you up! Your cruise ship, hotel or apartment in Palermo... we will come to get you there to begin this tour of Palermo and Monreale where you will discover Palermo & Monreale, without having to worry about the lines! Your ticket costs are included in the cost of the tour Together we will visit many sites including the magnificent monuments, and hill side wonders. The Cappella Palatina with its Norman style architecture and the Benedictine Abbey.
Following the sites of Palermo, we will head to Monreale, which is situated on the Golden Valley, named after the numerous citrus orchards of its fields.
In Monreale, there will be time to discover the spectacular cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Nuova with its numerous pieces of art especially the famous golden mosaics. Relax at a local restaurant for lunch (not included) and continue the excursion by driving to the beach area of Palermo called Mondello. This was originally a fishing village that was transformed during the years into a very popular destination.
You may visit the old watch tower and the remains of an old “tonnara” (tuna processing factory) once the most active of the Mediterranean. In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to the port of Palermo.
A privately guided tour of the church is optional.