Palermo City Tour Excursion Reviews

The ancient city of Palermo has much to offer—take a tour of the city and be sure to see it all!
Tour guide was excellent - funny and informative!
Sail Date: January 2019
Tour guide was excellent - funny and informative! We did the Taste of Sicily tour and enjoyed walking through the market place and sampling the food and wine.
Tour guide was excellent - funny and informative! We did the Taste of Sicily tour and enjoyed walking through the market place and sampling the food and wine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Rich history, lots of churches and public squares....great street food lunch in the market!
Sail Date: November 2018
Rich history, lots of churches and public squares....great street food lunch in the market!
Rich history, lots of churches and public squares....great street food lunch in the market! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Hop on Hop off bus tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
Hop on Hop off bus tour. I did not like this city. Very crowded, dirty and busy. I didn’t like the tour.
Hop on Hop off bus tour. I did not like this city. Very crowded, dirty and busy. I didn’t like the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable Sicilian tour guide.
Sail Date: March 2018
Very enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable Sicilian tour guide. Very informative. Surprised at how congested Palermo is, but still beautiful
Very enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable Sicilian tour guide. Very informative. Surprised at how congested Palermo is, but still beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
We couldn't get onto a beach excursion.
Sail Date: July 2017
We couldn't get onto a beach excursion. So we just walked off the ship and there were a bunch of city bus tours right at the end of the dock. It was okay especially considering it wasn't expensive. We saw the city and that was
We couldn't get onto a beach excursion. So we just walked off the ship and there were a bunch of city bus tours right at the end of the dock. It was okay especially considering it wasn't expensive. We saw the city and that was fine. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We actually booked another excursion but there were not enough participants, so it was not ...
Sail Date: May 2017
We actually booked another excursion but there were not enough participants, so it was not organized. We mostly sat in the bus. We saw churches, poor and rich neighborhoods and marketplaces. The guide was very nice and professional.
We actually booked another excursion but there were not enough participants, so it was not organized. We mostly sat in the bus. We saw churches, poor and rich neighborhoods and marketplaces. The guide was very nice and professional. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very poor tour, guide super border without letting talk, without being aware of the group, poor ...
Sail Date: May 2017
Very poor tour, guide super border without letting talk, without being aware of the group, poor explanations and poor. Very short excursion with few explanations, high price for what they offer.
Very poor tour, guide super border without letting talk, without being aware of the group, poor explanations and poor. Very short excursion with few explanations, high price for what they offer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The private walking tour we booked was excellent.
Sail Date: March 2017
The private walking tour we booked was excellent. But, we didn't care for Palermo, found it dirty and not as interesting as Naples. Had amazing Canoli though at Spinnato. Of note, they served Canoli that night on the ship (Sicilian ... Read More
The private walking tour we booked was excellent. But, we didn't care for Palermo, found it dirty and not as interesting as Naples. Had amazing Canoli though at Spinnato. Of note, they served Canoli that night on the ship (Sicilian night) and I thought it was 90% as good as at Spinnato. If we're in Sicily again, I think we will try to see the countryside a bit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Nice taste of Palermo.
Sail Date: December 2016
Nice taste of Palermo. Took us to New Market of San Lorenzo for some typical Sicilian foods. City center was photographic free-fire zone.
Nice taste of Palermo. Took us to New Market of San Lorenzo for some typical Sicilian foods. City center was photographic free-fire zone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Lovely tour of 3 churches and a private palace with wine and tapas.
Sail Date: September 2016
Lovely tour of 3 churches and a private palace with wine and tapas.
Lovely tour of 3 churches and a private palace with wine and tapas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very informative, well organized and friendly tour guide.
Sail Date: September 2016
Very informative, well organized and friendly tour guide. Loved the tour and especially the panoramic ride up the mountain. We had the opportunity of free time to shop and try local treats like gelato and pastries atop the mountain, the ... Read More
Very informative, well organized and friendly tour guide. Loved the tour and especially the panoramic ride up the mountain. We had the opportunity of free time to shop and try local treats like gelato and pastries atop the mountain, the seaside, and again time to shop and take pictures in the city centre area of Palermo. We learned a great deal of history of the city and it was a great start on the itinerary for us. This excursion could have only been better if it was longer then half day. Loved Sicily! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We were disappointed with this city.
Sail Date: September 2016
We were disappointed with this city. I think that perhaps we were expecting something different.
We were disappointed with this city. I think that perhaps we were expecting something different. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Not much to see, was a lot of poverty
Sail Date: June 2016
Not much to see, was a lot of poverty
Not much to see, was a lot of poverty Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Saw the main parts of the city and beach area.
Sail Date: June 2016
Saw the main parts of the city and beach area.
Saw the main parts of the city and beach area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Hop on Hop off bus
Sail Date: May 2016
Hop on Hop off bus
Hop on Hop off bus Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
the communication on the bus was poor at best.
Sail Date: May 2016
the communication on the bus was poor at best. Did not tell you what stop number you were at or even that you were at a stop vs being stoped in traffic. Very confusing!
the communication on the bus was poor at best. Did not tell you what stop number you were at or even that you were at a stop vs being stoped in traffic. Very confusing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We saw the center of Palermo, the cathedral, some squares, fountains, the old town.
Sail Date: March 2016
We saw the center of Palermo, the cathedral, some squares, fountains, the old town. Palermo is an interesting city.
We saw the center of Palermo, the cathedral, some squares, fountains, the old town. Palermo is an interesting city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Palermo itself did not seem all that interesting, but we enjoyed seeing the varied architecture ...
Sail Date: January 2016
Palermo itself did not seem all that interesting, but we enjoyed seeing the varied architecture which resulted from the island having been ruled by so many different cultures. The four hour Easy Palermo bus tour of the highlights of ... Read More
Palermo itself did not seem all that interesting, but we enjoyed seeing the varied architecture which resulted from the island having been ruled by so many different cultures. The four hour Easy Palermo bus tour of the highlights of Palermo was one of the less expensive ship excursions and turned out to be very good. It was mainly spent on a large bus which we don't usually like but didn't mind since it was so cold out. The drive up to Mt. Pellegrino was an event in itself since the road is very narrow and winding and there were also buses coming the opposite direction. Sometimes one or the other had to back up a little way to make room to get by. On the way up, there are lovely views of Palermo and the coastline. At the top are a couple of small places to get cappucino or cannoli or the orange juice that they are famous for there. We had fresh orange mixed with pomegranate juice and a cannoli and both were really delicious. Our tour guide, Virginia was extremely knowledgeable and her commentary was informative as well as interesting. The tour didnt allow for time to go inside any of the buildings but we did see all the main landmarks and got out and walked around at some of them such as the opera house. We ate lunch at a place about a block from the cruise terminal called La Posada Where we had pizza and hot tea so we could warm up. The service was friendly and the pizza was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Most tours not available as port stay was very short.
Sail Date: October 2015
Most tours not available as port stay was very short. Tour of city, beach and mountain was quite well done but tight as traffic meant tours got back quite late and all at once with long lines to get back on ship
Most tours not available as port stay was very short. Tour of city, beach and mountain was quite well done but tight as traffic meant tours got back quite late and all at once with long lines to get back on ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Saw most of the city from the bus.
Sail Date: September 2015
Saw most of the city from the bus. Stopped at a Cathedral which had a combination of architectures from different centuries.
Saw most of the city from the bus. Stopped at a Cathedral which had a combination of architectures from different centuries. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Nice but bit dirty and full of people
Sail Date: June 2015
Nice but bit dirty and full of people
Nice but bit dirty and full of people Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Private tour through the city.
Sail Date: June 2015
Private tour through the city. We had very limited time in Palermo so we wanted to be able to control when we got back. There were two group tours that were late and required us to leave over 1 hour later than expected.
Private tour through the city. We had very limited time in Palermo so we wanted to be able to control when we got back. There were two group tours that were late and required us to leave over 1 hour later than expected. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In advance, we had arranged for a 4-hour walking tour.
Sail Date: April 2015
In advance, we had arranged for a 4-hour walking tour. Probably could have done as well on our own, or better with something more special at the port.
In advance, we had arranged for a 4-hour walking tour. Probably could have done as well on our own, or better with something more special at the port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and talked the whole time.
Sail Date: March 2015
The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and talked the whole time. He took us through the most important stops: Mondello beach that is called Caribbean Italy, the Opera House, Monte pellegrino statue, Piazza Pretoria and more stops for ... Read More
The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and talked the whole time. He took us through the most important stops: Mondello beach that is called Caribbean Italy, the Opera House, Monte pellegrino statue, Piazza Pretoria and more stops for 6 hours...but the driver went over because of our tour of the opera house Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did our own walking tour of Palermo.
Sail Date: November 2014
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line