Duration: 4 hours
Duration: 4 hours
We recommend beginning the walking tour of Palermo in the morning with the visit of the Palazzo dei Normanni with the delicately restored Palatine Chapel. The visit to the Norman Palace is perfect to learn the fascinating history of the city, from its birth under the Phoenicians through the Roman Republic and the Byzantine Empire, until today.
Admire the splendid façade of Palermo Cathedral, characterized by different architectural styles, and learn about the hidden treasures in the historical center. During the walking tour, your guide will tell amazing stories of Palermo and history. Palermo has many beautiful mosques and gardens to visit. Discover the impressive Baroque époque of Palermo with the Teatro Massimo. It is one of the largest opera houses in Europe.
Palermo is the capital of Sicily and was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2018. Today, Palermo’s old town is a neat pedestrian precinct without traffic. The European Union has financed a thorough renovation of Sicily and Palermo in particular (50% of €7 billion). So, let us go and see the results.
The above price has been calculated for 8 participants including entrance fees and personal guide in your language. Exclusively and privately for only two people, it costs about twice as much per participant. Please let us know the number of participants and special needs with your request.
The private walking tour of Palermo lasts about 3 or 4 hours. You will be accompanied by our local guide that speaks your language. You will see:
There will be an opportunity to sample local street food on the way. These are to be paid directly on site. Use of taxi or public transport during the tour is not included in the price.
The city walking tour Palermo is organized only for you and your fellow travellers. They are conducted in the language you choose. We have experienced local guides for German, English, French, Russian, Chinese, and Italian. Other languages on request.
Your local guide can pick you up at the hotel in Palermo city center and you can start the tour from your hotel. It is also possible to meet your guide at the central monument, the Norman Palace. If you arrive by bus or train, the guide can pick up you from the railway station.
To reduce the walking time a short taxi ride or bus could be useful.
Please book this tour with a lead time of two weeks, otherwise, the tickets for the Palatine Chapel might be sold out. This program can take place every day except Mondays. It is carried out in all weathers. You will experience the city centre on foot. We suggest comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sun hat. In the churches and palaces oversize luggage and shorts are not welcome. The tour is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Pick up from your hotel, if booked like this, or self-arrival The Norman Palace, where your guide is waiting for you
Start of the tour with the visit of the Noman Palace and Palatin Chapel
Walking tour in the historical center of Palermo.
Visit a typical market with an opportunity for tasting of street foods. Your guide will help you select and purchase.
End of the morning tour