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 Palermo and Cefalu

8-Hour Port of Call Excursion
  In our opinion:
  Top sites of Palermo and side trip to the countryside and siside picturesque Cefalu
  In our customers' opinion:
  "We did not want to miss sites of Palemo but wanted to see o bit of other Sicily as well." Mark Krapans and family on Oceania cruise

Why Go
Capital for both the Arabs and the Normans, Palermo's monuments reflect the magnificence of two worlds: East and West that come together in clashing contrast. This tour enables you to discover the capital of Sicily with its unique history, monuments, markets,people and churches

Inside the Royal Palace we will visit the 12th century Palatine Chapel, built by the Normans, but decorated with Byzantine- and Islamic-style mosaics. The nearby Cathedral was built by the Normans, but every new ruling dynasty that arrived added their own style to it. Then we will make our way through the Arab-style street market called Capo. This is really a cacophony of voices, flavors, perfumes and colors, very similar to souk markets in Arab countries.

After lunch we will drive to Cefalù, a medieval town founded by the Norman King Roger II during the twelfth century, on the site of an earlier settlement. It was splendid under the Normans, while Frederick II called it urbs placentissima. During our walk through town, we will visit the Norman Cathedralwith its glittering Byzantine mosaics, which include the over-powering figure of the Pantokrator.

Then on to the Medieval Washhouse and to the old port for a view on Cefalù's defence walls and gates. A visit of the Mandralisca Museum will allow you to see the painting of the Unknown Man, a masterpiece by Antonello da Messina, and one of the few which are housed in the fifteenth century Sicilian painter's homeland.

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Tour Cost & Admission Cost
Tour cost to be charged to your card.

Tour price depends on number of guests you are booking:
of 1-3
520 00
of 4-5
540 00
of 6-7
560 00

* excluding children under 6 who get free tour
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We regret to inform you that due to very high demand this year we will be able to accomodate bookings for services scheduld at least 30 days in advance.


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