The ancient city of Palermo has much to offer—take a tour of the city and be sure to see it all!
We did our own walking tour of Palermo. I printed off a walking tour from the internet which included the Cathedral and Normandi Palace with the Palatin Chapel. This was outstanding and definitely worth visiting. It is not included in the ship tours. It costs 5 Euros each to go in if you are over 65 and can prove it. Well worth it, really remarkable. The Town Hall is also worth a visit. It is free and has beautiful rooms, paintings and treasures. I had been to Palermo once before and done a city tour but this was better and a lot cheaper.
Provider: Independent Operator
We visited the Catacombs of the monks and had a very good tour guide explain what it was all about. Then onto the Cathedral and spent little time inside and grabbed a cold drink as it was extremely hot. Then onto the Royal Palace which was amazing, got some great photos. Then lastly onto he Opera house which was very grand. The we were left to do our own thing so we strolled around and managed to see some more sights.
Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Got only a drive by tour of Palermo, no photo stops. Most of the time was traveling to and from Monreale. By this time into the cruise one church pretty much looked like another.
Provider: Holland America Line