- Day trip to the Sicilian towns of Palermo and Cefalù from Taormina
- Enjoy a Palermo walking tour and learn about the city’s Arab-Norman architecture
- Stroll through Piazza Bellini to see the La Martorana church and Palermo Cathedral
- Visit the Il Capo market and browse the colorful collection of food
- Explore the town of Cefalù with a guide and discover the grandeur of Cefalù Cathedral
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
The Il Capo market is one of my favorite places in Palermo; it’s a hive of activity, where traders shout to attract customers. Look out for stalls selling refreshing granita (crushed ice with Sicilian lemon) or cannoli, a local delicacy of sweet ricotta encased in a crisp pastry roll!
What You Can Expect
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day.I would encourage any visitor to Sicily to take this trip.
The road traffic accident delayed us but we did not feel that we missed anything at all.
the trip is well organized, good guide, we had very little time for Palermo cathedral
This is a MUST DO trip if you are staying at the eastern side of Sicily and do not have time to go to the Western part. Palermo is a beautiful city with a lot of history and in my opinion it would be a big loss if you come alI the way to Sicily and miss visiting Palermo. I would like to thank our tour guide Rosalia Tramuto for such an enjoyable and informative tour. Our only concerns about the tour was 1- We had to pay for the head phones which is not logical as I never had to pay for head phones in any guided tour I bought. 2- If I were a Siclian I would not want any tourist to see that market place anyway. It is a dirty and stinky place where they sell meat and fish in open air with flies all over them. 3- The tour drops you off and picks you up in front of a restaurant. It is a little expensive but I must admit that food is great. You may try some other place for a cheaper lunch. But no matter what, I strongly reccomend this tour to everyone. Worth it!
Palermo should improve as the tourist attraction. Cefalu is charming. The tour itself is good. But you better find your own place for lunch.
A long journey but the scenery crossing the central plain made it worth the effort.
This was a great trip. Marco the guide and Nino the driver were very good. However, the local guide in Palermo would not wait for us to run back into the cathedral to retrieve a hat (it took us 2 minutes!). By the time we came out, she and the group had disappeared! Although we could hear her on our "Whisper", she gave no clue as to her location. Our instruction was to meet ultimately at a restaurant, which we eventually found. She said she had gone searching for us but she couldn't possibly have had time. We felt she was unprofessional not to wait , for tourists in an unfamiliar city, for no more than 2 minutes.
This is a long tour which we were ready for. The disappointment is this. We had a 1hr 45 minute tour in Palermo which has a lot to see. We spent over an hour seeing two churches! One church was fine. You have to cater to all tourists on a tour so a mix is necessary. This is especially true when time is limited! Cefalu on the other hand was really good. We were allowed ample time to explore on your own. I would not recommend this tour if they plan on visiting more than one church in Palermo. It's too far to go only to have a limited experience.
The trip was nice, but due to all the language accommodations I felt we had to rush through the tour and therefore, I cannot give it a stellar rating. Alfredo, our tour guide was very good, but again, I felt he was pressed because of the language situation. I was under the impression that this was English only tour when I booked it and wish that I was informed of the multiple languages that had to be addressed. it will not deter me from booking another tour with victor tours, however, I will be more mindful of the above situation.
Palermo - I didn't liked; dirty, cramped, buildings that gives you the feeling that will break down if you step beside them; a "fish market" that ought to impress you but, after seeing Boqueria in Barcelona, this one will seem a bad joke unfortunately ...
Cefalu is indeed very nice place and I would return here but together with Palermo was a very tiring trip , almost 500 km in 'shoddy bus' !
Don't take this trip! Bus was half empty. They say you can either go to Palermo or Monreale (for extra money). Monreale is truly the jewel of Sicily. But there was no shuttle to Monreale. They tried to put me on a public bus.