Top 22 Things to do in Palermo, Italy

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Agrigento Full-Day Tour
Take a gorgeous drive through the Sicilian countryside to Agrigento, on the island's southern coast. A visit to an archaeological museum and sites of the Valle dei Templi, or Valley of the Temples, awaits you during this history-rich tour.
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Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$132
per adult

Erice & Segesta Full-Day Tour with Lunch at Local Farm
Embark on an unforgettable day trip to the medieval hilltop village of Erice, located at Sicily's westernmost tip. Discover the peaceful vineyards, remarkable stone architecture, and striking sea views that define this remarkable town. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$132
per adult

Monreale & Palermo Half-Day Tour with Market Visit
Tour several examples of Arab influence in Sicily's beautiful Monreale and Palermo. Visit a cathedral commissioned in 1174, featuring stunning golden mosaics lining the interior walls. Afterward, visit a 1,000-year-old market in the middle of Palermo. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$77
per adult

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorge Tour
Discover the lush vegetation of Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, before heading to the beautiful Alcantara Gorge. Marvel at the unique volcanic canyons and rest your feet in the refreshing water of the river. Make the most of your holidays... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per adult

Palermo by Bike
Hop on a bike and set off behind a local guide to explore Sicily’s bustling capital on 2 wheels. Cruise through the narrow streets of the old town, learn about daily life in pretty Palermo, and stop to sample tasty... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$61
per adult

Palermo Tour with an Anti-Mafia Perspective
The storied streets of Palermo are certainly beautiful, but around hidden corners in the Sicilian capital, there's darker presence at play. Discover the history of the Mafia in Palermo and the impact of organized crime, and learn about the brave... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$47
per adult

Palermo, Monreale & Cefalù Tour
Spend your day exploring the northern coast of Sicily. Discover the rich historic and cultural heritage of Palermo, the island's capital, before heading to the small town of Monreale, whose cathedral is one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$63
per adult

Piazza Armerina Full-Day Tour from Palermo
Travel from Palermo to Piazza Armerina and the remarkable Villa Roman de Casale, admiring Sicily's beautiful countryside along the way. Wander the halls of the excavated mansion from the days of the Roman Empire, and afterward spend time relaxing in... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$143
per adult

Piazza Armerina Tour & Sicilia Outlet Village
Feast your eyes on an impressive display of Roman architecture and do some great shopping during a day-long excursion to Piazza Armerina, with convenient roundtrip transportation included. It's a fascinating journey into history that opens your eyes to life in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$165
per adult

Private Full-Day Tour to Palermo & Monreale
Spend a full day exploring 2 of Sicily’s most atmospheric and history-rich cities with the attentive services of a private chauffeur. Admire eclectic architecture interspersed among Palermo’s pleasantly chaotic, sun-baked streets, and head to Monreale to artistic and religious monuments... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$276
per adult

Private Full-Day Tour to Segesta & Erice
Delve into Sicily’s fascinating past on this full-day outing with a private chaffeur. Explore ancient Greek ruins in the mysterious Elymian city of Segesta, and then climb up to the fortified village of Erice, a medieval Norman settlement that offers... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$404
per adult

Selinunte Tour & Winetasting in Sambuca di Sicilia
Experience the best of Sicily with a journey to Selinunte, located on the island's southwestern coast. Picturesque Greek temples setting next to the sea, fascinating archaeological remains, and delicious winetasting all await you during this immersive tour. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$204
per adult

Sicilian Archaeology & Marsala Wine Tour
Tour some of Sicily's impressive archaeological sites at Segesta and Erice, with ruins that date back to Roman and Greek antiquity. Afterward, explore one of the region's most famous wineries in Marsala, enjoying the scenic coastline over a few glasses... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$210
per adult

Small-Group Street Stories of Palermo Tour
Discover all the interesting stories of the unique characters of Palermo with a knowledgeable guide to show you the way. Walk through a bustling market, see historic sites like “Pupa ru Capo,” and have a drink with your fellow travelers... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

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$65

$59
per adult

Sovereigns & People: Half-Day Palermo Walking Tour
Palermo is a gem of Sicily's northern coast, bursting with rich history, tradition, and art. Explore everything this coastal paradise has to offer during a guided tour where architecture, culture, and food are just the tip of the iceberg. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$132
per adult

Syracuse Tour
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, Syracuse is a fascinating window into ancient Greek history. Spend your day exploring its huge archaeological site, a real treasure of temples, amphitheaters, and well-preserved monuments. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$55
per adult

The Baroque & The Aristocracy: Half-Day Palermo Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of Palermo, a true gem of Sicily's northern coast, and get a sense of the town's rich heritage and striking baroque architecture. Learn the ways of life enjoyed by the aristocracy of centuries past, and immerse... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$132
per adult

Traditional Sicilian Cooking Class
In addition to preparing classic dishes, get a chance to learn more about Palermo as your experience begins with shopping for fresh ingredients at one of the picturesque markets. After preparing some traditional fare, savor the lunch you just cooked... Read More
Traditional Street Food Walking Tour with Lunch
Starting at Piazza Verdi, meander through the markets and neighborhoods of the historical center as you see places like the Mercato del Capo, Vucciria, and Piazza San Domenico, ending at the cathedral. On this unique experience, try tasty specialties as... Read More
Transfer Tour: Palermo to Taormina with Visit to Villa Romana del Casale
Travel from Palermo to Taormina with a convenient transfer, stopping along the way at the remarkable Villa Romana del Casale outside of Piazza Armerina. Relish the opportunity to admire the beautiful Sicilian countryside as you drive south and then east.... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$210
per adult

Valley of Temples & Camilleri's Literary Places Tour
Take an incredible tour to Agrigento, home to an archaeological site containing the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Akragas. After an exciting journey into the ancient world, embark on a quirky tour of several locations featured in the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$165
per adult

Valley of Temples Tour
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the Valley of the Temples is one of Sicily’s most famous historical attractions. Wander among the ruins of the Temples of Hercules, Juno, and Jupiter, and see the impressive Temple of Concord,... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$61
per adult

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