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Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina provided by SAT Group Tours

Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina

Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina
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Visit Palermo and Cefalù on a day trip from Taormina, and discover stately Arab-Norman architecture, impressive churches and piazzas with Sicilian charm! With an expert local guide, enjoy walking tours of the cities to see highlights such as Palermo’s main cathedral, Il Capo market, Martorana church and Cefalù Cathedral.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide at the bus station in Taormina, hop on the comfortable coach to begin your journey to to Palermo and Cefalù. During the bus ride, enjoy the scenery from your window: the rolling hills, the vineyards and olive groves. Once in Palermo, start a walking tour of the center of the city, a part of town that is pulsating with a fun Mediterranean vibe. Enjoy the all the art and ancient ruins scattered throughout the city. Learn about the history of the city and all its occupiers – from Arabs to Vikings to the French. And get a lesson in identifying different types of architecture and which occupier built it. The austere Viking or Norman structures and the more ornate Arab buildings are an eye-pleasing sight. Learn how, after the Vikings/Normans conquered the city, they were influenced by Arab architecture and adopted some of their techniques. Linger for a while in Piazza Bellini and learn about La Martorana Church, a spiritual structure known for its marvelous mosaics, and then pose for some photos in front of Palermo Cathedral, a building that dazzles the eye thanks to its elegant Arabic arches. Perambulate through Piazza Vigliena, also known as Quattro Canti, and then admire the Renaissance-era fountains in Piazza Pretoria. One part of Palermo not to be missed is Il Capo Market. Saunter around the lively market, its narrow walkways crammed with vegetable, fruit and seafood sellers. Take some free time here and enjoy the lively southern Italian ambience of the place. Perhaps sit down at a cafe and enjoy lunch (at own expense). Board the coach to head to Cefalù. During the hour-long ride, enjoy the scenery. Once in this exciting seaside town, begin strolling the streets with your guide, taking in narrow alleyways, the plus-sized churches and the leafy squares. Stop for a while at Cefalù's cathedral and study the amazing mosaics. After discovering the town with your guide and at your own leisure, hop back on the coach and head back to Taormina to conclude the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After meeting your guide at the bus station in Taormina, hop on the comfortable coach to begin your journey to to Palermo and Cefalù. During the bus ride, enjoy the scenery from your window: the rolling hills, the vineyards and olive groves. Once in Palermo, start a walking tour of the center of the city, a part of town that is pulsating with a fun Mediterranean vibe. Enjoy the all the art and ancient ruins scattered throughout the city. Learn about the history of the city and all its occupiers – from Arabs to Vikings to the French. And get a lesson in identifying different types of architecture and which occupier built it. The austere Viking or Norman structures and the more ornate Arab buildings are an eye-pleasing sight. Learn how, after the Vikings/Normans conquered the city, they were influenced by Arab architecture and adopted some of their techniques. Linger for a while in Piazza Bellini and learn about La Martorana Church, a spiritual structure known for its marvelous mosaics, and then pose for some photos in front of Palermo Cathedral, a building that dazzles the eye thanks to its elegant Arabic arches. Perambulate through Piazza Vigliena, also known as Quattro Canti, and then admire the Renaissance-era fountains in Piazza Pretoria. One part of Palermo not to be missed is Il Capo Market. Saunter around the lively market, its narrow walkways crammed with vegetable, fruit and seafood sellers. Take some free time here and enjoy the lively southern Italian ambience of the place. Perhaps sit down at a cafe and enjoy lunch (at own expense). Board the coach to head to Cefalù. During the hour-long ride, enjoy the scenery. Once in this exciting seaside town, begin strolling the streets with your guide, taking in narrow alleyways, the plus-sized churches and the leafy squares. Stop for a while at Cefalù's cathedral and study the amazing mosaics. After discovering the town with your guide and at your own leisure, hop back on the coach and head back to Taormina to conclude the tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6099PALERMOCEFALU
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato del Capo
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (free for EU citizens under 18 years with a valid ID)
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
  • Entry/Admission - Cattedrale di Palermo
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Cefalù
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy Departure for all tours is from the main Bus Terminal in Via Pirandello. Pick up is also available along the coast at Taormina by the sea, Letojanni and Giardini Naxos. Customers are invited to contact for information about pick up.The coach is silver with a SAT logo in red.
  • Recanati Bus Terminal, Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy Customers are obligated to contact SAT Group for information about pick up.
  • 98037 Letojanni, Province of Messina, Italy Customers are obligated to contact SAT Group for information about pick up.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point.
  • This tour is operated in English, German, Italian. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour.
  • During winter minimum of 12 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato del Capo
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (free for EU citizens under 18 years with a valid ID)
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
  • Entry/Admission - Cattedrale di Palermo
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Cefalù
Departure details
  • Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy Departure for all tours is from the main Bus Terminal in Via Pirandello. Pick up is also available along the coast at Taormina by the sea, Letojanni and Giardini Naxos. Customers are invited to contact for information about pick up.The coach is silver with a SAT logo in red.
  • Recanati Bus Terminal, Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy Customers are obligated to contact SAT Group for information about pick up.
  • 98037 Letojanni, Province of Messina, Italy Customers are obligated to contact SAT Group for information about pick up.
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point.
  • This tour is operated in English, German, Italian. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour.
  • During winter minimum of 12 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 30 Jul. 2020
A note from Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina
- We also remind you that access to passengers with a fever equal to / greater than 37.5 ° or flu symptoms is prohibited. - It is mandatory to use the mask to access the means of transport in addition to the regulatory distances
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Piazza Bellini
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Cattedrale di Palermo
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Mercato del Capo
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Duomo di Cefalu
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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262martyne
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Mr
We booked this trip but when we were on walking tour of Palermo with female guide
We all went into Cathedral we were advised to meet back at a point in courtyard at 12.10
We arrived out at 12.05 and met 3 other guests waiting approx 10 mins
In the meantime 6 further guests arrived by the allotted time but no sign of guide or balance of group .
After waiting for 30 mins we luckily found our own way as a group back to meeting point and had to rush our meal with no time to wander around and spend money in Palermo
This was brought to attention of main guide as he was ushering us to the bus when we were attempting to pay our bills without any reaction
Written 27 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello 262martyne, we have difficulty to understand your review. We wonder why you did not recap the whole story in our agency in order to understand what happened and try to find a compensation? We hope for next time. Warm regards from Taormina. Guest Relation Manager
Written 22 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wayn P
Lymington, UK24 contributions
Long day trip to Palermo but worth it.
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Our day started out promptly at 6.45am from Taormina bus terminal, easy to find. Our driver Roberto and tour guide Santo were a great team: a good driver and a well-informed guide who spoke fluent English, French and German. The drive across Sicily is a complete contrast from Mount Etna and different towns, at the start, to rolling fields, plains, olive groves, orange and lemon orchards and fields of artichokes before arriving in Palermo. Santo at all times kept us well informed of the history of Sicily and we stopped for coffee and a comfort break after 90 minutes. The tour of Palermo was well organized, although we did end up in the middle of a local demonstration with flag waving, speeches and banners, all very safe and well behaved such lovely people. Santo new all there was to know about the history of various places of interest and spent his time with the group and answering different individual questions. The market place walk through was a great way to see Sicilian life up close and try some of the local produce. Restaurant 59 across from Teatro Massimo was perfect for our lunch before the return taking in Cafalu with its beautiful church in the square and a walk around the town and its narrow streets onto the beach. No hesitation in recommending the very good SAT tours company for whatever trip you decide to do.
Written 21 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Wayn P, we have already passed your positive feedback to Mr Santo the guide, Mr Roberto the driver and the owner of Restaurant 59, this is very rewarding as they put so much passion in their job everyday. Going through Sicily and see all different parts of the countryside and the variety of the cities in one day is possible thank to our organization. All the logistics and the day schedule have been studied and tested through all these years of activity and we are very glad to receive this recognition. Thank you so much for having shared your opinion. We hope to having you on board again in the future. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
Written 7 May 2018
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Lillian Arsenault
Montreal, Canada24 contributions
My second tour to Palermo and Cefalu
Feb. 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed a great excursion across the Sicilian country side with the safe driving of Pippo and the historical briefing of Santo who made this excursion to lovely Palermo and Cefalu an exciting event during my Sicilian holiday. Highly recommended.
Written 4 March 2018
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Hello taormina171255, thank you for sending this very positive review, we have already sent it to Mr Santo and Mr Pippo who thanks you so much! We wait for your return to Taormina in the future. Warm greetings, Customer Care Manager SAT Group
Written 13 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KathleenAnn417
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions
4 Kathleens meet on Palermo and Cefalu tour!
Feb. 2018 • Friends
Our group of 11 passengers started out promptly at 7am from Taormina. Our driver Pippo and tour guide Santo were a great team: a safe and cautious driver and a well-informed guide who spoke fluent English, French and German . We had an amazing drive across Sicily from Catania to Palermo: views of Mount Etna giving way to magnificent olive, orange and lemon groves, fields of artichokes, sheep and cows grazing lazily on the plains, all combined with various hues of green. We then toured Palermo, first by bus then on foot,ending with a visit of the colourful market. The walk was welcome after the bus tour. At lunch, at the well-chosen Restaurant 59 across from Teatro Massimo, I realized that I not only shared the same name as our dining companion but so did 2 other women at neighbouring tables. How likely is it that out of 5 women, 4 would have the same name?

The visit to Cefalu was short but a good stop before our long drive back to Taormina.

All in all, a most delightful tour, which I would highly recommend!
Written 22 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear KathleenAnn417, what a coincidence. It was destiny to come with SAT Group to Palermo & Cefalù! Thanks for sharing this lovely story. See you soon back in Sicily! Customer Care Manager SAT Group
Written 13 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Calvo65
Calvo65
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Pizza making
Great fun. Really helpful and funny chefs amd we got to eat all the food we made which always awesome. Highly recom
vytaut_j2021
vytaut_j2021
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Not recommended
Our hotel recommended this tour. We expected calm and romantic trip, however despite that the islands were gorgeous
Billpatel01
Billpatel01
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Well organised, felt rushed, not enough info about Etna
Great day up Mount Etna. I would have liked to get closer to the action of the volcano. Not much hiking involved wi
jenniferoR4079PV
jenniferoR4079PV
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Professional/family friendly service
This is an amazing day trip to discover the beautiful wonder that is Mt Etna. SAT offer a very professional, family
Mity9887
Mity9887
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Great Activity in Taormina
Great couple of hours taking part in Italian cooking! See as it was during Covid-19, my partner and I were the only
thierrydK2088CG
thierrydK2088CG
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Finally Lava!!!
First we arrived at Panarea. We made a walk through this beautiful island. The ferry brought us to Stromboli. We sw
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We went to the market, made pasta under a lemonthree, ond ate frech fish. A beautiful day!!!! The location of the
davrob555
davrob555
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SUCH good value! Also included pasta and break making.
Giovanni was an amazing teacher, his English was very good and he just loves food. He also taught us pasta making a
Blanche196
Blanche196
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Amazing cooking class
The best cooking class! We had a wonderful time, fantastic food, speaks perfect English and we learned a lot!
Diana Z
Diana Z
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Not to be missed
After having read some of the reviews, I decided not to waste my time on this trip. Luckily we had bad weather in N
G7324OUbrianh
G7324OUbrianh
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Quality (and tasty) family time in Taormina!
Had a blast with our 25-year old son & new Catania friends with the Cooking Class Taormina Team! Engaging conversa
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photo_pilot_dude
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Awesome experience
Absolutely wonderful way to spend a few hours making fresh Sicilian fishes. Giovanni was funny and a wonderful chef
funtimes0652
funtimes0652
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Amazing temples
If you're not ruined-out after Pompeii, the Valley of the Temples is worth a visit. Be prepared for a lot of walkin
Chris M
Chris M
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Great exercise.
If you're in Catania, book a tour of Mt. Etna. It is unforgettable if you're an "outdoors person." I've been up tw
Jeff B
Jeff B
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Day trip to mount Etna
Whilst touring Europe on a year long trip in our motorhome we found ourselves in aTaormina camp site for Euro a nig
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