While in port in Palermo, spend your time enjoying the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in this beautiful city. Head into the city to see all of Palermo’s top attractions on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour! Admire the Politeama Theatre, overlooking Politeama Square, and drive by the Massimo Theatre, one of the biggest and most famous opera houses in Italy. Explore the glorious buildings of the Cathedral Monreale, admire the wonderful mosaics in the Cappella Palatina and more.
When your cruise ship docks in Palermo, enjoy a shore excursion to see the best sights of the city! On this hop-on hop-off bus tour, get to know the true heart of Palermo. Take a short walk to the bus departure point and dive into a world where ancient and modern ruins stand side-by-side. Visit the Politeama Theatre (Teatro Politeama), a beautiful venue home to many great music shows located in the vibrant social center of the city. Visit the botanical gardens near Palazzo Steri and see the city’s central station before visiting the impressive Royal Palace, built by Arab rulers around the 9th century.Your Palermo hop-on hop-off tour will also take you to the wonderful historical palace called Palazzo Steri, famous for its beautiful wooden ceiling. Discover the fascinating city at your own pace and visit the marvelous Arabian castle, Castello Della Zisa, with its magnificent gardens and fountains -- this is said to be one of the most interesting places to visit in Palermo. You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard the open-top, double-decker bus. The two tour routes are interconnected so you can easily change routes depending on your interests. See the Itinerary section below for a full list of stops. This excursion is located within a 20-minute walk of the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Palermo. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.