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The hop on hop off bus tour is very easily reached by foot from the port. Its 15 minute walk. The buses are timely and clean. The audio is very informative on the many landmarks and history of this city. I did both routes which are very different. I would recommend if you have the time to do both - ( with perhaps a gelato in between).
The only complaint I have is that the hop on/hop off bus doesn't start until 9:30 but our cruise ship got in at 8:00. So there is a lot of waiting in the beginning. The bus was very timely and easy to find.
Palermo slowly seduces you...it is so old and there is so much history! Very interesting to see all the architecture from the vantage point of the top of the bus. Worth paying the 7 dollar supplement to go up to Monreale!
The tour was great! Too bad it was so darn cold out! I got brain freeze on the upper deck and had to go down while my family braved the elements and got all the good pictures! The bus was nice, the tour was informative, Sicily was very cool. The ONLY down side was the gals not making a line or a queue to get on the bus. We didn't get on the first bus, either did the 6 people in front of us. When the next one came, instead of lining up, it was a mob. So many pushing and shoving we didn't think we were going to get on. I know Europeans aren't famous for "lining up" but it was pretty ridiculous. Highly recommend otherwise!
The buses ran regularly and covered all the major attractions. It was nice to find that all our headsets worked as well.
Overall, this was great tour. I love the fact you can see the entire city, get your bearings, then investigate on your own. Try it, you will love it!
We have good time and thanks to hop on hop off me and all the family saw a lot of Palermo.
It was a great experience! So easy to sight see.
Excellent, highly recommend.
We arrived in Palermo in the early afternoon and decided to go straight on the tour.
We were instructed to walk up the main road for a couple of hundred metres to locate the starting point of both tour routes. We waited about 10 mins and then got on tour A. The pre printed voucher was immediately accepted and we were given 2 tickets .
The tour was good but the commentary was intermittent with long gaps of no commentary and several people complained that their headphones were not working.
We got off the tour at the same place we started and after having lunch we returned to the start point and waited for about 15 mins and then got on tour B . This took us a different route and again was interesting but again with periods of nothing on the commentary .
We got off the tour at the stop before the end because it was nearest to the cruise terminal.
All in all it was worth the money.