Spend a day exploring the best of Palermo and the glories of Monreale with this combination day trip.

Highlights:

  • Day trip to the Sicilian towns of Palermo and Monreale from Taormina;
  • Enjoy a Palermo walking tour and learn about the city’s Arab-Norman architecture;
  • Visit the Il Capo market and browse the colorful collection of food;
  • Explore the town of Monreale and discover the grandeur of Monreale Cathedral.

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Program:

Start your day trip by boarding your air-conditioned coach at your hotel or at a meeting point and then relax and admire the scenery on the 3-hours journey  west across the island to Palermo, Sicily’s main town. Firt stop is Monreale, a lovely town on the slopes of Monte Caputo overlooking Palermo.
Monreale was named for the once numerous citrus orchards that dotted the fertile La Conca d’Oro valley below. Walk with your guide to Monreale Cathedral, considered one of the finest Norman constructions in the world, built as a royal complex in the 12th century. The exterior of the cathedral is rather unassuming, but step inside to be mesmerized by towering arches, glorious golden mosaics and famous artworks. Follow your cathedral tour with some free time to explore the town and enjoy views over the valley.

Hop on the coach for a quick drive to Palermo, situated in a wide Tyrrhenian bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino.

Enjoy the visit at the Royal Palace (from outside), pause for photos outside of Palermo Cathedral, with its elegant Arabic arches and blue-gray dome. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s capital, teeming with impressive art and ruins, Byzantine buildings and Baroque churches. Learn why there are so many Arab-Norman monuments scattered throughout the city, a legacy of both dynasties ruling in Palermo. You will also visit Piazza Pretoria, The Martorana Church (from outside), “I Quattro canti”, Via Maqueda, Politeama Theatre (from outside). Continue to Teatro Massimo (from outside), the opera house.

Light lunch with typical Sicilian food specialities (own expenses)

Reboard the coach at 15:30 and head back to Taormina. Your day trip finishes back at the start point.

Cathedral

Monreale

Teatro Massimo

Departure dates:

Every Friday: from May to October

General Information:

Inclusions:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Taormina area;
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach;
  • Tour escort/host;
  • Professional licensed guide in Palermo and Monreale.

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Gratuities (optional),
  • Food and drinks,
  • Entrance fee to Monreale Cathedral: € 4 p.p.
  • Entrance fee to Monreale Cloister: € 6 p.p.
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Children policy:

  • Children from 0 to 2,9 years are free of charge
  • Children from 3 to 11,9 have 50% discount

Cancellation policy:

No penalities will be applied for cancellations received within 15:00 pm of the they before the excursion. For late cancellations, a penality of 50% of the booked tour will be applied.

Other Info:

Departure point:

You hotel in Taormina, Letojanni, Giardini Naxos, Sant’Alessio or Bus Terminal Recanati – Giardini Naxos

Departure time:

06:00 am from Bus Terminal of Recanati – for pick up from other meeting points, please see below

Arrival time:

19:00 pm approximately

Return details:

Returns to original departure point

Meeting Point: Pick up Time: Collected Hotels: Location:
Naxos Beach 05:55 am Naxos Beach In front of Hotel Naxos beach (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Sant’Alphio Garden 05:55 am Sant’Alphio Garden Outside the hotel S.Alphio Garden (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Recanati Bus terminal 06:00 am Baia degli Dei, Villa Linda, RG Naxos, Hellenia, Alexander, Villa Daphne, Kassiopea, Baia di Naxos at Bus Terminal Recanati – Viale Dionisio, 12,98035 Giardini Naxos
Pozzo Greco 06:05 am Villa S.Antonio at Ristorante Pozzo Greco Via Stracina, 33, Giardini Naxos
Sporting Baia 06:05 am Sporting Baia, Villa Athena, Sabbie d’oro, Villa Nefele, Kalaskisò, La Sirenetta, Panoramic, Kalos, Arathena, Nike, Porto Azzurro In front of Hotel Sporting Baia (seafront side): Via Lungomare Schisò – Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos waterfront 06:10 am La Riva, Tysandros, Baia Otello, Costa Azzurra, Villa Mora, Villa Pamar In front of Hotel Palladio, next to the church Parrocchia Maria Santissima Immacolata – Via Umberto, 470, Giardini Naxos ME (interbus bus stop)
Corallo 06:15 am Corallo In front of Hotel Corallo: Via Madonna della Rocca, 9, Taormina Mare (interbus bus stop)
Capotaormina 06:15 am Capotaormina In front of hotel Capotaormina: Via Nazionale, 105, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Taormina beach cable way 06:20 am Mazzarò Sea Palace, Villa Bianca, Ipanema, Baia Azzurra, Villa S. Andrea, All the Hotels of Taormina city (2) Via Nazionale, Taormina ME Funivia (at the “Spiaggia la Pigna” junction)
Atlantis Bay 06:20 am Atlantis Bay, Villa Esperia In front of hotel Atlantis Bay Via Nazionale, 161 Taormina ME
Bay Palace 06:20 am Bay Palace, Baia delle Sirene In front of hotel Bay Palace Via Nazionale, 248, 98030 Taormina ME
Caparena 06:25 am Caparena In front of hotel Caparena: Via Nazionale, 189, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Delle Palme 06:30 am Delle Palme, Albatros, Da Peppe, Sylesia, San Pietro, San Vincenzo, Le Tartarughe in front of hotel delle Palme on the upper road – Via Nazionale, (interbus bus stop)
Antares 06:30 am Antares, Le Terrazze, Olimpo, Calypso, Chrismare, Myosotis Apartments Bus Parking of Hotel Antares Via G. Chincherini, Letojanni (lower parking)
Silemi 06:20 am Silemi On the road at the Hotel Silemi bridge: Contrada Silemi, Letojanni
Baia Taormina (3) 06:10 am Baia Taormina, Crystal Sea Palace Outside of Baia Taormina, on the lower road, Via Nazionale Km 39 – Marina d’Agrò (Interbus stop)
Capo dei Greci (3) 06:10 am Capo dei Greci Outside of capo dei Greci Resort on the lower road – Via Nazionale, 421 – Sant’Alessio Siculo (Interbus stop)
Sant’Alessio (3) 06:00 am Elihotel, Solemare Outside of Elihotel – Via Lungomare, 274, Sant’Alessio Siculo

Important Notes:
1) The departure time of the excursion could be changed due to techincal reasons! We kindly ask you to contact our office at +39 327 059 4404 at least one day before the beginning of the tour to reconfirm the departure time and the meeting point.

2) Clients staying at the hotel in Taormina city center must reach the meeting point “Taormina cableway”. It is possible to book a extra transfer from the hotel to the meeting point and back at the cost of € 10 per person per way.

3) Clients staying at a hotel in the city of Sant Alessio Siculo and Marina d’Agro must pay a supplement for a transfer from the hotel to the meeting point “Letojanni”, € 5 one way

€60 P.P.