Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Private tour - Highlights of Palermo by foot

Strolling through the old town we get to know the historical centre of Palermo - with the baroque square 'Quattro Canti', the Piazza Pretoria with its marble Pretoria fountain and the city hall, as well as the delightful medieval churches La Martorana and San Cataldo. We will visit the Martorana church, where we study its wonderful Byzantine mosaics. This is followed by the impressive baroque church of Il Gesù. After this, we stroll through the picturesque and colourful Ballarò market to the Royal Palace and the Norman cathedral, where we visit the tombs of important medieval kings like Roger II. of Hauteville and Frederick II. of Swabia.


Quattro Canti
Piazza Pretoria
Visit of the church 'La Martorana'
Visit of the church 'Il Gesù'
Ballarò market
Visit of the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace
Visit of the Cathedral

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The pier of your cruise liner (I will hold a sign with your name) or your hotel in Palermo.
The tour will be customized according to your cruise schedule.
Alternative: Your hotel in Palermo.

End location: same as meeting place.

Duration: 4 hours

Wear good shoes.
On Sundays it is difficult to visit the churches as there are masses. On Sundays the royal tombs in the Cathedral are closed.


Walking tour

What’s Included


Guide service of 4 hours according to the program.

What’s Extra

Donation at the Martorana church: Approximately EUR 2 per person.

Admission fee Royal Tombs Cathedral: EUR 2,50 per person.

Admission fee Royal Palace/Palatine Chapel: EUR 8,50 per person.

For a taxi from the port to the city centre you should calculate approximately EUR 15. (We can walk, but it is a bit distant...).


I am a tour guide only. I have only an ordinary driver's licence. To transport tourists a special licence is needed!

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a fantastic morning with Anita. She is a very knowledgable guide who gave us some fascinating information about Palermo, its buildings and its history. We could recommend Anita as a guide without hesitation.
Robert Curran

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