Western Sicily (from Palermo) – 4 hours end by 1:00pm

Palermo and Monreale

This shore excursion is intended to give you a quick highlight tour of Palermo.

Half day

On disembarking, you will be greeted by your driver, before proceeding to Palermo’s magnificent cathedral, with tombs of many of the kings and queens of Sicily. Continue to Palazzo dei Normanni, the royal palace, to see the exquisite Palatine Chapel with its golden mosaics, built for Roger II of Sicily in 1132. Next, you will drive to Monreale, on a hill behind Palermo, to visit the cathedral, one of the most splendid churches in the world, and the most important Norman building in Sicily. The interior glows with mosaics recounting the whole Bible, completed for William II in 1182 using 2,200kg of pure gold. The peaceful cloister next door, has arches supported by 228 marble columns with finely-carved capitals. Time for shopping before returning to the ship.

Monreale and the Capuchin Catacombs

Half day

On disembarking, you will be greeted by your driver, before proceeding to the Capuchin Monastery to visit the famous, gruesome Catacombs, with thousands of mummified corpses hanging from the walls in the dimly-lit passages. The Capuchin monks were specialised in this activity, which was much requested by families when their relatives died. Later continue to Monreale, on a hill behind Palermo, to visit the cathedral, one of the most splendid churches in the world, and the most important Norman building in Sicily. The interior glows with mosaics recounting the whole Bible, completed for William II in 1182 using 2,200kg of pure gold. The peaceful cloister next door has arches supported by 228 marble columns with finely-carved capitals. Time for shopping before returning to your ship.

-Half day is up to 4 hours (end by 1:00pm),

-Service by driverguide or driver AND guide, fuel, tolls, parkings included.

-Supplement for authorized guide half day euro 50,00 per vehicle.

-Entrance fees to museums and monuments are NOT included in the price.

Prices starting from:

Number of passengers 2 3 4 5 6 7
Rate per person in euro 155,00 110,00 90,00 80,00 70,00 65,00

 

Number of passengers 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rate per person in euro 65,00 62,00 59,00 57,00 54,00 52,00

 

Number of passengers 14 15 16 17
Rate per person in euro 50,00 47,00 45,00 44,00

 

Driver/guide cannot not enter museums and archeological areas (due to government restrictions).  For a nominal fee, we can include the services of an authorized “red-badge” guide that will enter all monuments with you as your guide. 

 

Above pricing includes taxes where stated. In Canada, GST/HST included. Country taxes that must be paid locally are not included.  Prices listed were correct at time of publication.  Prices can change to reflect exchange rate changes. Custom World Vacations reserves the right to amend prices at any time without prior notice.  All vacations are subject to availability.

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