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Address: Via Riccardo Wagner 5, 90139, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 589429
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Wild ride through Palermo

We left our ship and the city was right at the port. We noticed right off that the traffic and people mixed together in dangerous and chaotic harmony. Some on our ship turned... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2015
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san diego
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We left our ship and the city was right at the port. We noticed right off that the traffic and people mixed together in dangerous and chaotic harmony. Some on our ship turned around and got back on board right away not wanting to deal with the craziness, risk and trash. We found a HOHO bus and a little train... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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133 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

On the day our cruise ship arrived at Palermo, the port was closed for the morning due to the rough sea, so we only had about 4 hours for the city; fortunately we didn’t book any trip; we just went ashore to check out a few places of interest. The first was the well know old grand opera house (Teatro... More 

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4 Thank Pat2012NJ
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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127 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

without this bus, we would not have gotten to know Palermo as well as we did. and the trip to Montreale was terrific. highly recommend.

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Richmond, Canada
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401 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Our cruise stayed in Palermo for half day. So, we tried to seek tourist info at the cruise pier where many choices are offered. With our previous positive experience in other places, we didn't take other offers but look for the hop on hop off bus to tour the city. But unlike the service just outside the pier, to our... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Having only one afternoon to see Palermo, my daughter and I decided to get onto the bus tour with guide in English. A bit expensive, but you could get on and off all the way round, and ticket valid for a 24 hours, and for the two main circuits. Individual headphones supplied and choice of languages. Fairly good guide with... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I can't speak for the walking tour (which has received a good review I see) but the customer service we received on the City Sightseeing double decker bus tour was appalling. We arrived in Palermo in a Sunday and were delighted to see that a sightseeing bus was in operation. We wanted to see a particular sight and got off... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

This was one of the best walking city tours I've ever done and the best value out there! The whole tour was 10 euros and lasted almost 3 hours ( I think its officially a two hour tour) Our tour guide was absolutely amazing, fun, informative and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Palermo. It made my visit to this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I visited Palermo recently and was disappointed with the sightseeing service. Heavy showers meant there was no space on two buses for us having waited 35 minutes. We decided we had waited long enough and asked whether we could have the unused tickets refunded and to head around the city on foot. We were refused and told to wait another... More 

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CitySightseeing P, Direttore generale at City Sightseeing Palermo, responded to this review

We are sorry for the bad weather you found. Double deck buses have 80 seats, but heavy showers mean that we can only use the lower deck, where 25 seats are located. In Palermo, it is seldom rainy and heavy showers usually last few minutes; when you choose an open bus, you are aware that some inconvenience can take place... More 

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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

We love taking the bus tour when visiting a new city. The problem with palermo is that traffic is too random and hectic and you have the risk of getting stuck in the jam. Today we took it at 12 pm from the botanic gardens and at 13h we were still by the port. As we needed to take the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Traffic was very heavy and it took a long time to cover the ground; the commentary was informative, we used the bus to reconnoiter and went back later to many of the areas we had seen

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