Private Monreale, Cefalù & Castelbuono Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Tuscany

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Visit of Arab-Norman town Monreale, with its amazing view panoramic overlooking the famous Conca d Oro and entire city of Palermo. In this town the art and architecture reached the pinnacle of its glory with the Dome launched in 1174 by William II and represent the scene from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics.
Departure from:  Palermo Hotel City, Palermo Port.  Monreale tour: Visit of Castelbuono town famous for its castle from which its name derives and around which the city grew up in the 14th century, on the San Pietro hill. Later, driving down to the sea, you can relax walking through the streets of Cefalu, a little town of greek origin near the sea with a beautiful harbour, from which it is possible to observe the characteristic front of the picturesque town.  Cefalu tour: The town is one of the major tourist attractions in the region and every year it attracts thousands of tourists from all parts of the world, in summer the population can triple, making the main streets in the country crowded. So there is then a youthful atmosphere and a lively nightlife. Of Greek foundation, the city evidently derived its name from its position on a lofty and precipitous rock, forming a headland which projecting into the sea and stunning beaches of fine sand. The ancient main site is its Cathedral, begun in 1131, in a style of Norman architecture which would be more accurately called Sicilian Romanesque, moreover you can visit so many Churches and old Palaces.  Admission fees are not included.  Castelbuono tour: the construction of the Castle began in 1316, by order of Count Francesco I of Ventimiglia, over the ruins of the ancient Byzantine town of Ypsigro, Hence its original name, Castello del buon aere (Castle of good air). The Castle mixes Arab-Norman features with others typical of the built during the Hohenstaufen rule of southern Italy the cube shape recalls Arabic architecture. In the second floor rises the sumptuous Cappella Palatina (Palace Chapel) was built in 1683 by the brothers Giuseppe and Giacomo Serpotta, with a great profusion of precious marble, stuccowork, putti, and friezes that commemorate the most resplendent moments in the history of the House of Ventimiglia and you can find around the town.Professional driver english speaking is included. Tour Guide (English, French, Spanish or Germany) is NOT included, available on request  with a supplement of € 280,00 per tour. Admission fees are not included.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Port pickup
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees

What’s not included

  • Tour Guide