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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour provided by Sightseeing Experience

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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A note from Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
- Masks are required, please bring your own - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited - Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
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Updated 12/06/20
Avoid navigating Palermo’s chaotic traffic with this hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Get quickly oriented by seeing the city’s top attractions in a short amount of time, listening to commentary along the way. From the top of a double-decker bus, you’ll get 360-degree views of highlights including Vucciria Market, Quatro Canti, and Teatro Massimo—one of Italy’s largest opera houses—and how long you spend at each is up to you.
  • Allows you to be spontaneous: hop off to explore when you want
  • Plan your own itinerary, including start and end times 
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the upper deck of the bus
  • Save money on transportation with a pass valid for 24 hours
What to Expect
Your tour of Palermo begins when you board the hop-on, hop-off bus. Climb on at any of the stops around the city, and disembark any time you want to visit a nearby attraction. Buses follow two routes. Line A has stops at the Quattro Canti, Botanical Gardens, Vucciria Market, and other attractions. Line B includes stops at the English Garden, Mercato del Capo, and Teatro Massimo. Along each route, learn about the city’s history from your audio guide, offered in several languages. This flexible tour lets you decide your own ending time and location. Plan your own itinerary, and get off at stops that interest you most. Your ticket includes unlimited rides for 24 hours after your first use.
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Important Information
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Individual earphones
  • Recorded commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • October 2020 Timetable: Departures line A: 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 Departures line B: 17
  • Tour suspended from from November 2nd to December 18th, 2020 (included)
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robert wrote a review Oct. 2020
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom26 contributions27 helpful votes
Wish we had read the reviews before booking. Palermo is quite small and most the main sights are very central, so you don’t really need a bus tour. However, even if you are not keen on walking, the bus tour will be of little use, as the advertised ‘hop on, hop off, every 20
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Ash C wrote a review Feb. 2020
1,096 contribution120 helpful votes
Hop of hop off. Amazing as per usual, very informative and great stops. One of the lines we did wait 65 mins at a bus stop. Even though they advertise it as every 20 mins
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Response from CitySightseeingIta, Public Relations Manager at Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Responded 19 Mar. 2020
Thank you for this review!
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Jamieleemurdaca wrote a review Sep. 2019
Elderslie, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
We had to get off terminating buses twice in an hour, a bus broke down and we had to wait over an hour in the heat for another one to come and jump start it. No air conditioning either. Go with the green bus option with the same route at half the price!! Tried to contact
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Date of experience: August 2019
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John Meek wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Was a great way to get over view of sites. We did one complete circuit on bus and got information and then walked between sights as they are fairly close. Would recommend as informative and economical way to see sites in Palermo.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Peter K wrote a review Sep. 2019
Perth, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We used the Yellow Bus in Palermo cost €30 we got off after three stops to see an attraction we then waited 90 minutes for the next bus did not come so we gave up.Several red buses came but no yellow When we complained the staff were rude and not prepared to offer
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About the operator

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By: Sightseeing Experience
More wait-on than hop-on
Impossible to do a tour around the city with this bus. Bus only stops every 45min at stops, in reality even longer.
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Hop on hop off but not as we know it
Hop on hop off is not possible if the buses only comes every hour or more. Buses were old and dirty as well so all
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Hop on hop off
I thought this excursion was great. Very useful to see many different parts of Milan and decide which parts you wan
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Avoid at all costs complete rip of no air con on the bus or free WiFi. The tour itself was catching up on itself a
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Good service , temperature taken before boarding.
Good value for money. I got a 72h ticket but probably would have been ok getting a 48h one as after 2 days you have
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Line B more interesting
Possibly because of the Coronavirus but buses aren't scheduled that regularly unlike some places so best tip is to
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Limited sights on the route
We have done many sightseeing trips with this company and usually they are informative, good value and we stay sat
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Very Basic
The staff and the audio was ok but the only attraction you could see from the bus were the Duomo and The Canals Nav
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Bit expensive and long wait
The service in this bus was ok.i have used this exact city tour bus in other Eurooean cities and the fare was cheap
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Best way to get layout for where everything is in Rome
This is the BEST way to introduce yourself to Rome! I took the bus on the whole circuit before I began hopping off
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Don't Lose Your Receipt!
This bus tour does a pretty wide loop, so you can reach all the major attractions. They give you disposable headph
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Jan S
Great way to see the city
gives you a great overview of the city and the popular sights that you may want to come back and visit later
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Pompeii from sorrento
we were staying in Sorrento and it is easy to get to on the train,you come out the station and it is in front of yo
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Raymond B
Bumpy Bus Ride Around Naples
This was not our best city hop-on-hop-off tour, we arrived at the train station took a while to find the city sight
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Good trip
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Rome. We had a good ride on the bus, which was entertaining, we got off at variou
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Key Details
  • Quattro Canti, Norman Palace, and 11 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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