Western Sicily (From Palermo – Trapani) – 8 hours

Palermo and Cefalù

Full day from Palermo – Optional lunch euro 35,00 p.p.

On disembarking, you will be greeted by your driver, before a panoramic drive around the city to see some of the greatest highlights, then proceed along the panoramic road along the north coast to the charming fishing town of Cefalù, dominated by a great rock. Visit the stunning cathedral built by King Roger II in 1132, with its exquisite mosaics, the oldest and the best-preserved in Sicily, made by craftsmen from Constantinople. Close by is the Mandralisca Museum, with the famous portrait of an Unknown Man, painted by Antonello da Messina in 1470, and the medieval laundry. Free time for exploring and shopping before lunch in a local restaurant, featuring typical Sicilian fare and locally-caught seafood. After lunch, return to your ship.

Corleone and winery

Full day – Light lunch and wine tasting not included euro 35,00 p.p.

On disembarking, you will be greeted by your driver, before driving to the picturesque little town of Corleone, unfortunately notorious because of its connections with some of the Mafia bosses of the past. Free time for shopping and exploring, before proceeding to a famous winery, for tasting the production and a snack lunch. Later return to your ship.

Palermo and Monreale

Full 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. Proceed 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. Time for shopping before returning to your ship

Erice and oil-press farm or winery

Full day – Light lunch and wine tasting not included euro 35,00 p.p.

On disembarking, you will be greeted by your driver, before driving to the picturesque little town of Erice to visit the cobbled stone streets and the 15th and 16th century churches and the ancient castle. The town is situated at the height of 2500 feet above the sea level. Enjoy a stunning view from the top. Proceed to a local oil-press far or to a winery, for tasting the production and a snack lunch. Later return to your ship.

-Full day is up to 8 hours.

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

-Supplement for authorized guide full day euro 70,00 per vehicle.

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

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. 

Number of passengers 2 3 4 5 6 7
Rate per person in euro 200,00 140,00 120,00 100,00 90,00 80,00

 

Number of passengers 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rate per person in euro 80,00 75,00 68,00 64,00 60,00 57,00

 

 Number of passengers 14 15 16 17
Rate per person in euro 55,00 52,00 50,00 49,00

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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