Palermo City Break 3 Days – starts on SATURDAY

BEGINS ON SATURDAYS FROM PALERMO ENDS IN PALERMO SEMI ESCORTED HOSTED TOUR Begins on Saturday from Palermo Only land services Provided with: minimum of 2 clients Limited to maximum: 18 people   HIGHLIGHTS:..

Duration

3 Days

Category

Multi Days

Tour Type

Small group

Season

ALL YEAR

BEGINS ON SATURDAYS FROM PALERMO
ENDS IN PALERMO

SEMI ESCORTED HOSTED TOUR
Begins on Saturday from Palermo
Only land services
Provided with: 
minimum of 2 clients
Limited to maximum: 18 people

 

HIGHLIGHTS:
Palermo: The Sicilian capital and capo market
Monreale: Dome and the golden mosaics
Agrigento: Valley of the Temples
Segesta: Doric Temple
Erice: Castle built on the remnants of Venus Temple
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
– On Saturday and Sunday this tour is operated only with a Driver-Guide up to 5 people.  
The Driver Guide is not a Licensed Tourist Guide —Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city — and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules.
From 6 people, the tour is operated with a Tour Director. Licensed Tourist Guide is provided on the spot at Agrigento, to see the Archaeological Park (the visit of the Archaeological Museum is independent).

– On Monday this tour is operated with a Tour Leader. Transportation to Monreale and back to Palermo is provided by taxi and Italian speaking Driver. The visit of Monreale Dome is independent.

 

MEETING POINT:
Meeting Point will be set in Palermo center 15 minutes before estimated departing time. The exact location will be provided at time of booking.

ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this tour does not include the Admission Fees.

IMPORTANT:
Our agency does not discriminate in any way based on religion, race/national origin, political affiliation or any other factors.
We reserve the right to expel from the tour any participant whose behavior toward other participants obviously does not conform to this policy. It is important that our tours be undertaken in a social environment which creates a friendly, memorable experience for all participants.
Thank you for your understanding.

EXCURSION | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Cancellation more than 15 calendar days before the services begin: no cancellation fee.
-Cancellation between 14 and 10 calendar days before the services begin: You will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.
-Cancellation within 9 and 6 calendar days before the services begin: You will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
-Cancellation between 5 and 3 calendar days before the services begin: You will be charged a 75% cancellation fee.
-Cancellation between 2 and the day of the services or after: You will be charged a 100% cancellation fee (no refund).

TOUR DETAILS & BOOKING INFORMATION

TOUR CODE: PMOCB3SAT

  • Days
    3
  • Nights
    2
  • Duration
    3 Days
  • Category
    Multi Days
  • Tour Type
    Small group
  • Season
    ALL YEAR
Day 1
Saturday: Palermo/Erice, Segesta, Olive Oil & Winery/Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: approx. from h 8.30AM to h 5.30PM
Information: walking tour of Erice for around 2  hours up-and-down to explore the town

Today meet our staff at the meeting point and early departure to tour western Sicily where we reach Erice uptown. The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. Later we proceed to have a light-lunch in a local winery-farmhouse including tasting of mixed local product such as cheese, salumi, olives, local bread combined with their production of olive oil and wine. This afternoon  we continue onto Segesta, one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people, to visit the unfinished Doric temple (Admission fee: not included), late 5th century BC, built on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city and has a commanding view of the surrounding area. We then return to Palermo. (L)
Day 2
Sunday: Palermo/Agrigento/Palermo
Our Staff Disposal: approx. from h 8:30AM to h 5:30PM
Today meet our staff at the meeting point, then we drive through the interior of Sicily to reach the Archaeological Park of Agrigento. On arrival independent visit of the Archaeological Museum (Admission fee: not included) that offers a fine introduction to the splendors of ancient Akragas and gives an insight into the life of the Greek settlers. Then you will visit the finest of all ancient Greek sites—the complete Doric Temples (Admission fee: not included). Later we return to Palermo.
Day 3
Monday: Palermo Street Food & Monreale
Our Staff Disposal: approx. from h 10:30AM to h 4:30PM
A collective walking tour through the ancient center of Palermo to visit monuments and and lively open air markets. During the tour you will have the opportunity to taste several street foods and a selection of local wines, as real Sicilian people daily do!
Then by taxi to Monreale for a short stop (about 45 minutes) to visit on your own the Dome (Admission fee: not included), a wonderful example of the Arab-Norman art and architecture. Launched in 1174 by William II, the Dome represents scenes from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics. Later back to Palermo.

Meal Legend: BB Buffet Breakfast Snack Lunch or Light Lunch  Dinner
Included
  • All sightseeing, tasting and excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking Tour Director/Driver-Escort (as per program)
  • Licensed tourist guide as per program if more than 6 people on the tour
  • One light lunch in a local winery-farmhouse with tasting of local dishes, wine and olive oil tastings
  • Pick-up at meeting point
  • Tastings of street food
  • Transportation by taxi to Monreale and return
  • VAT
  • Vehicle/coach with air conditioning  - no toilet
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • City taxes
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Intercontinental/Local Flights
  • Licensed Tourist Guide if not specified
  • Travel Insurance
Contact us for price information