Palermo Catacombs And Monreale Half-day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels, b&b, guest houses in Palermo
    Ports
    Port of Palermo
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Through our exclusive Tour + Transfer, we will take you directly from your accommodation to visit the Catacombs of the Capuchin friars and the Cathedral of Monreale on the slopes of Mount Caputo. The Cloister, with its colorful mosaics, is considered the most sought after monument that can be built in its kind. This only after discovering the underground cemetery of Capuchin monks on a journey through time and space to an absolutely fascinating, mysterious and fascinating world. A coffee break of typical Sicilian products, and the return transfer is included in the ticket.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

Through our exclusive Tour + Transfer, we will take you directly from your accommodation to discover the underground cemetery of the Capuchin monks and go on a journey through time and space to a mysterious and absolutely fascinating world. Alongside its incredible collection of skeletons and mummified bodies, the Catacombs of the Capuchin Friars host a mass of documents and information that have enabled us to reconstruct and understand the traditions and customs of a society of the past.
After visiting the Catacombs with a guide, you will head for the Cathedral of Monreale, once part of a self-sufficient fortified complex that included a royal palace, an episcopate and an abbey. Located on the slopes of Mount Caputo, the complex of Monreale was surrounded by crenellated walls interspersed with defensive towers and embellished with geometric inlays that could be admired from the Conca d'Oro below.
The Cloister, with its colorful mosaics is considered to be built in its kind.
The Cathedral of Monreale has maintained its original configuration and its origins of "ecclesia munita", emphasized by the two mighty square towers that stand on both sides of the facade. A coffee break with typical Sicilian products and transfer to your accommodation is included in the tour price.

Inclusions

Local expert guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off only in Palermo city

Tour&Travel Insurance

Tour escort/host

Coffee and/or Tea

Air-conditioned vehicle

Private transportation

Exclusions

entrance tickets to the monuments

Entry/Admission - Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Entry/Admission - Duomo di Monreale

Entry/Admission - Benedictine Cloister

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Dec-2022

    Bellissima escursione accompagnati da Consuelo che ci ha fatto scoprire luoghi carichi di storia e suggestione.

  • 21-Feb-2020

    Our guide was very knowledgeable about the sights we saw. He showed us things which we would never have seen. He was very responsive to our questions and we even discussed subjects in present day Sicily.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    We checked in the day before tour at phone number given: no answer so left a message. No response. Called back twice: no response. Third time got someone who did not speak English except to say « guide sick » and hung up. had hotel call back and concierge spoke with Domenico who said tour cancelled and hung up. Hotel called back and made him promise a refund (got notification a few hours later). Extremely unprofessional: no answer no notifications and had to push for a refund

  • 03-Dec-2019

    Exceptional. Simon, our guide was wonderful. Knowledgeable, nice, informative and friendly. Simon loves Palermo and Monreale and it shows in how he conducts his tours. Gabriele was very friendly and is an expert driver. We highly recommend this tour to the amazing catacombs and beautiful Monreale.

  • 03-Dec-2019

    Exceptional. Simon, our guide was wonderful. Knowledgeable, nice, informative and friendly. Simon loves Palermo and Monreale and it shows in how he conducts his tours. Gabriele was very friendly and is an expert driver. We highly recommend this tour to the amazing catacombs and beautiful Monreale.

  • 24-Nov-2019

    This is not a tour.. we were picked up at our hotel and driven to sights. There is NO tour guide who explains the sights. We were charged $77 each for a ride to the sights. We would have been better off going on our own to Monreale and Catacombs.

  • 06-Nov-2019

    La gita a Monreale con la Guida Annamaria Alaimo e l'autista Giovanni é stata eccezionale. Non si poteva desiderare di più. Annamaria ci ha illustrato benissimo tutto, un vero piacere ascoltarla e seguirla, ha utilizzato anche i tempi morti del tragitto per spiegare e rispondere alle nostre domande. Il giro organizzato molto bene, puntualissimi negli orari, piacevole anche la sosta per caffè e pasticcini, utile la mezz'ora libera per vedere ognuno quello che voleva. Annamaria è riuscita anche a rendere interessante la visita alla Cripta che sinceramente non ci attraeva. Bravissimo Giovanni a districarsi nel traffico di Palermo.

  • 03-Nov-2019

    Abbiamo fatto la visita guidata con la guida Anna Maria Alaimo. Il tour è molto interessante, Monreale stupenda e le catacombe suggestive. Guida preparata e appassionata. Buono anche il servizio del driver (veicolo nuovissimo). Ottima l'organizzazione del tour che ha offerto anche colazione a Monreale (una bella coccola!)

  • 23-Oct-2019

    What a great tour! Simon was super friendly and knowledgeable about Monreale and Palermo. He connected with our group so well. As a bonus, he picked us up at our hotel. Would highly recommend this tour for a comprehensive overview of the city

  • 02-Aug-2019

    Had a wonderful day with Simon, our guide. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. The cathedral at Monreale is very beautiful and well worth the visit. The Catacombes were absolutely fascinating and my favourite part. I am so pleased we had the opportunity to visit, although wouldn’t recommend taking children as they may be frightened. It was such a privilege to be part of the tour.

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