Palermo Catacombs And Monreale Half-day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 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
    Airports
    Punta Raisi Airport, Palermo, Sicily Italy
    Ports
    Port of Palermo
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off only in Palermo city

Insurance

Tour escort/host

Entry/Admission - Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Entry/Admission - Duomo di Monreale

Exclusions

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • 27-Sep-2017

    We loved our tour and Barbara was superb. We felt well informed and like best friends by the end of our tour.

  • 12-Sep-2017

    Barbara was excellent and really enjoyed the trip. It was informative and well organised although it would have been nice to spend some free time in Monreale.

  • 01-Aug-2017

    Great Tour, Thank you to Barbara for educating us!

  • 12-Jul-2017

    Manuel was the most personable person we met. He was informative, funny and thoroughly entertaining. His English was perfect and by the end of the day we felt like family. He made us so comfortable and entertained we retained his service again. Consuela was very good and maintained our interest throughout the tour. The Catacombs were strange but fascinating and she explained everything although obviously uncomfortable in this location. In Monreale she was at ease and as well very informative. She is an expert guide but it was Manuel that was the life of the party. If you want to enjoy your time in Sicily, I highly recommend you retain Manuel who will not only entertain you but show you places you would not know to see. He is also great at suggesting local authentic restaurants where you will find real Sicilian food which is delicious.

  • 26-May-2017

    Barbara is a brilliant guide. I'm really glad this tour was on my first day in Palermo because she gave us a fantastic introduction to the city.

  • 06-Oct-2016

    An absolutely fantastic tour and our tour guide, Barbara, made this tour our favorite of our holiday. She was so friendly and had so much to tell us about all aspects of the tour - from the glorious decor of Monreale Cathedral to the unusual sights in the Catacombs. A must if you are in Palermo.

  • 08-Jul-2016

    So thrilled with our experience and tour guide! Barbara was simply FABULOUS! With curbside pick-up in the crazy city of Palermo, she started the tour off with a pleasant smile and cooled off car! She is so passionate about the city and it's history we enjoyed learning from her and listening to her stories. The catacombs were interesting and a must see if you visit Palermo. The city of Monreale is lovely and quaint you feel removed from the city. The history of the monastery was very interesting and the setting provided great photo backdrops! We ended the tour with a delicious gelato or two!! Thanks to Barbara this was a highlight of our Palermo trip!

  • 15-Apr-2016

    the tour was excellent and our guide Barbara went out off her way to make the best out of the tour