Exclusive Tour - Cefalù And Monreale With Local Guide - Starting From Palermo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel in Palermo
    Ports
    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

Exclusive Private Tour with a licensed LOCAL GUIDE and Top Class Mercedes Minivan
This trip takes you out of the city driving east on the north coast for a private shore excursion to the town of
CEFALU'. This lovely city is part of the Madonie Regional Natural Park.The sturdy Norman lines of Cefals Cathedral are softened by palm trees and tourists shirts are filling the city hall piazza before it. The12th century Arab-Norman monument is part of the World Heritage Site.
Included is also a visit of
MONREALE, the Monastery commissioned by William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily. This structure features both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight point of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept, and apse. All in all, a total of 81800 square feet covered by this finery in total.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Meet your Local Guide and head to the Madonie Regional Natural Park and the town of Cefalù, once a typical fishing village, now a major destination for tourists in the area. During a stroll trough the characteristic streets, you will visit the ancient medieval washhouse and the Norman-style Cefalu Cathedral, built in the 12th century. The mosaics inside the cathedral are remarkable examples of the Byzantine art of the period.   The sturdy Norman lines of the Cathedral are softened by palm trees, and tourists fill the city hall piazza before it. The Arab-Norman architecture of Sicily is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Make a stop for lunch (own expense). Your guide can recommend some wonderful places with typical local specialties.
Next drive to Monreale, the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily. Featuring a cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century, it was part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period, built under William II. It rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul and Saint Mark's in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. While it is Romanesque style largely, the cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.

At the end of your tour, you will be brought back to your cruise ship or hotel.

Inclusions

Guided Tours in Monreale & Cefal

Local Guide Driver

Exclusive Private tour

Transport by Top Class Mercedes Minivan

Port pickup and drop-off

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottled water

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entrance Fees

Entry/Admission - Duomo di Monreale

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate