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City Walk - Historic Palermo

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.Palermo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Valeria

3.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Palermo’s most uplifting and engaging experiences come from simply walking through its neighbourhoods' streets and their jumble of patchwork archtecture, unexpected piazzas and street markets. You will be guided by a professional and licensed local tour guide that will lead you to the discovery of these hidden and beautiful places.

Our tour starts from Piazza Indipendenza. Here you will cross Porta Nuova to the Real Palace and the Palatina Chapel. Along the Cassaro main road there is the Cathedral, the fusion between the Arab and Normand culture. The tour continues on Corso Vittorio Emanuele to the Quattro Canti – Palermo’s most beautiful junction with San Giuseppe dei Teatini Church.
If you’re feeling peckish or thisty CityXcape will offer a coffee break accompained with typical sicilian biscuits.

The tour heads to piazza Pretoria and its epic Tuscan Fountain to reach Piazza Bellini and its cross-cultural architecture mash-up. Here are La Martorana and San Cataldo Church. The tour continues to the famous historic Ballarò Market. The last stop will be in Piazza Giulio Cesare, very close to Palermo Central Station.
Palermo’s most uplifting and engaging experiences come from simply walking through its neighbourhoods' streets and their jumble of patchwork archtecture, unexpected piazzas and street markets. You will be guided by a professional and licensed local tour guide that will lead you to the discovery of these hidden and beautiful places.

Our tour starts from Piazza Indipendenza. Here you will cross Porta Nuova to the Real Palace and the Pal…

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What's included

  • Food
    Coffee and Typical Sicilian biscuits
From ₹3,557
/ person
Wed, 21 Oct
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
₹3,557 per person
₹3,557 per person
Fri, 23 Oct
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
₹3,557 per person
₹3,557 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
₹3,557 per person
₹3,557 per person

Meet your host, Valeria

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Valeria, CEO & Founder at CityXcape - Sicily Daily Trips.
I am from Palermo, where I spent mostly of my life. I am working in the tourism field because I want to promote Sicily, my original culture, land and traditions - as Sicily is a very rich land and has a lot to offer.
Together with Roberta, Laura, Raffaella, Salvo, Simone and Francesca we are a group of local tour guides ready to lead you around Palermo and its surroundings. With us you will discover all the hidden gems of the city – we will show you the real and authentic side from a local point of view. A unique experience that you souldn’t miss!
We are locals, trust us! :)
I am Valeria, CEO & Founder at CityXcape - Sicily Daily Trips.
I am from Palermo, where I spent mostly of my life. I am working in the tourism field because I want to promote Sicily, my original culture, land and traditions - as Sicily is a very rich land and has a lot to offer.
Together with Roberta, Laura, Raffaella, Salvo, Simone and Francesca we are a group of local tour guides ready to lead you around Palermo and its surroundings. With us you will discover all the hidden gems o…
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Where you'll be

Real Palace and Palatina Chapel, the Cathedral, Quattro Canti, San Giuseppe dei Teatini Church, Quattro Canti , Piazza Bellini with Martorana and San Cataldo Church, Ballarò Market.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Christopher
October 2020
I had a wonderful time exploring Palermo with my guide Fabio. Even though I was the only one who signed up, the tour wasn’t canceled despite probably not being cost effective. Fabio was super enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and he even met up with me a little early when I misread the meeting time initially. I’m not a very extroverted person so I mainly listened to him talk about the history of Palermo, which was perfect. I typically explore cities on my own, but it was nice to have a local’s tips on things to do and see later in the afternoon. He was even nice enough to extend the tour to make sure we got to see everything we were supposed to. Overall this exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this experience.
I had a wonderful time exploring Palermo with my guide Fabio. Even though I was the only one who signed up, the tour wasn’t canceled despite probably not being cost effective. Fabi…
Francesca
August 2020
Ho avuto il piacere di fare una visita della città con Fabio, una guida davvero molto preparata e attenta alle mie esigenze. L’itinerario mi ha permesso di conoscere e apprezzare la città sotto tanto aspetti, dalla vita popolare alle vere ricchezze artistiche che non mi aspettavo. Davvero bravo, competente e professionale, ma soprattutto appassionato. Complimenti per l’ottimo lavoro
Ho avuto il piacere di fare una visita della città con Fabio, una guida davvero molto preparata e attenta alle mie esigenze. L’itinerario mi ha permesso di conoscere e apprezzare l…
April
July 2020
Excellent, highly recommend. Sicily/Palermo has such a complex history and this tour really helped situate me both spatially and in terms of all of the various empires that have shaped Palermo today. We hit all of the main sights and I learned a ton. Thank you so much!!!
Excellent, highly recommend. Sicily/Palermo has such a complex history and this tour really helped situate me both spatially and in terms of all of the various empires that have sh…
Stefania
November 2019
Roberta la nostra guida è stata a dir poco favolosa. Appassionata del suo lavoro, cordiale e amichevole. Ci ha resi veramente partecipi con aneddoti storici e curiosità. Ho trovato in Roberta una vera guida piena di attenzioni su cosa ci piaceva e passione. Ci ha anche portato al mercato a mangiare i piatti tipici di strada, cosa non prevista. Conoscenza ottima dell'inglese,avendo fatto il tour in inglese per il mio ragazzo. Lo consiglio proprio tanto.
Roberta la nostra guida è stata a dir poco favolosa. Appassionata del suo lavoro, cordiale e amichevole. Ci ha resi veramente partecipi con aneddoti storici e curiosità. Ho trovato…
Jordan
November 2019
For any city visit, I always book a tour as early in the trip as possible to get to know the area and main attractions. Our guide (was Roberta, not Valeria) was super friendly, knowledgeable, and adapted the tour a bit because of some things we already saw and others we were interested in. We got a number of tips on where to go and what to do that ended up shaping the rest of our trip (added Cefalu and Monreale). Roberta paused for us to enjoy some food in the Capo market, offered cannoli and coffee, and some other small things. We really felt that our guide was passionate about Palermo and Sicily in general and wanted us to get the most from our tour. I highly recommend this tour.
For any city visit, I always book a tour as early in the trip as possible to get to know the area and main attractions. Our guide (was Roberta, not Valeria) was super friendly, kno…
Tatiana
October 2019
Our guide Roberta is super passionate about Sicily and Palermo. It’s a pleasure to spend time with people who love what they are doing. Wish Roberta and Valeria the best of luck in their development and growth :)) In addition, I discovered a new taste: watermelon cream - this is absolutely unique and very special :))
Our guide Roberta is super passionate about Sicily and Palermo. It’s a pleasure to spend time with people who love what they are doing. Wish Roberta and Valeria the best of luck in…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Real Palace and Palatina Chapel ticket €12,00 - NOT INCLUDED

What to bring

Real Palace and Palatina Chapel ticket €12,00 - NOT INCLUDED

Jacket to visit the churches