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  • Location:Palermo, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Palermo Segway Tour

Forget your feet and abandon the automobile, the best way to see Palermo is via Segway. Smoothly cruise around town upright and on two wheels with your expert guide going from legendary landmark to spectacular site, and stopping at each spot to learn about its history. Head through the bustling Capo Market where some of the best street food in Sicily is sold, pass by the Gallery of Modern Art and discover the rich architectural heritage of a town that has been strongly influenced through the centuries by everyone from the Arabs to the Vikings. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour Palermo Segway tour with an expert local guide
  • Admire the city’s Arab-Norman, Baroque and Neo-Classical architecture from your Segway
  • Pose for photos in front of the Palace of the Normans at Piazza della Vittoria
  • Hear about the city’s contemporary art scene while passing in front of the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Soak up the views on a stop at Palermo’s seafront gardens, Villa a Mare

What You Can Expect

Palermo Segway Tour

Admire Palermo Cathedral on your Segway shore excursion!

After meeting up with your knowledgeable local guide in the center of Palermo, get a brief instructional on the Segway and how to properly ride this two-wheeled electric wonder. Once you’re at ease on the vehicle, set off to commence this history-packed tour. 

Cruise through Piazza Verdi and view Italy’s biggest opera house and then go through the Capo Market, a spot where locals buy fruits and veggies and is home to some of the tastiest street food in all of Sicily. 

Glide through the streets of the city, through the usually crowded Piazza della Vittoria and stop for a photo op in front of the the imposing Palace of the Normans, named for the Vikings that inhabited Sicily for a while in the Middle Ages. Move on to the lush gardens of Villa Bonanno, crammed with palm trees and other shrubs, flowers and trees. 

Float around the city some more, going by churches and buildings that were architecturally influenced by many of Sicily’s erstwhile occupiers, including the Arabs, the Vikings and the French. In Piazza Bolgoni, stop to see two beautiful palaces, Villafranca and Belmote-Riso, and learn about King Charles V. 

Take a short break at Mirto Place, take a photo, and then cruise through verdant Garibaldi Garden, before gliding over to the neighborhood of La Kalsa. Ride by the Greek Gate and by Palermo’s seafront before stopping for a brief time at the gorgeous Butera Palace and the Church of Santa Maria della Catena. 

After a ride through the area of Castellammare, go back to the point where the tour started. 

Customer Reviews

STEVE B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a lot of fun, You were carefully watched, head of tour was very caution and attentive with everyone
A good way to see the town

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Awesome experience! We loved our Segway tour of Palermo. Instruction on Segway use and our guide were the best! Highlight of tour was traveling through the back streets and through the Market area! Loved it!

Patrick V

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

It was nice because our family of 4 with 2 bigger children first experience with a segway.
2 people from the organisation, 1 to help/guide with the Segway Leo who was very helpfull and funny and 1 guide, but she did not want/dare to use the segway so had to go by foot and had to adapt to her pace and she came only to the real highlights.
Palermo is also not such a special city, but was better then on foot as it was really hot.

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