Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Shore Excursion from Palermo: Palermo and Cefalù

A deep dive into cultural and historical diversity


  • History
  • Nature

What makes this tour Special

Easily explore Sicily with your driving guide showing you places that not ever tourist can discover!

Lively food markets of Palermo will give you a very authentic experience of local Italian life on the great island of Sicily.

Explore the lesser know Cefalu and find out why it's a favourite of the locals!

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


12 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour


This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


No entrance tickets are needed! Enjoy your tour!


You will be accompanied through this one day tour by your private driver guide.

What's Included
  • Meet & Greet your driver at Palermo Port
  • Round Trip from Palermo with Private English Speaking Driver

Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Sites you’ll visit

  • Port of Palermo
  • Cefalù Cathedral
  • The Port of Palermo is very ancient with a history reaching back almost three thousand years. Archaeological evidence in the form of cave drawings suggests that humans have lived in the Port of Palermo area since about 8000 BC. Phoenician traders founded the Port of Palermo in the 8th Century BC. Greek culture dominated the island for some time, and they called the village Panormus, meaning “all-port,” due to its excellent natural harbor.
  • This religious building was built by the Normans who originally came from Scandinavia and occupied the island between the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries. They incorporated Islamic traditions combined with architectural elements adopted from the Eastern Roman Empire, known as Byzantine; from this union a singular style known as Norman-Arab architecture.

Tour description

Make your Mediterranean sea cruise vacation unforgettable by visiting the pearls of the Sicilian coast: Palermo and Cefalù, famous for their beautiful baroque architecture and for their characteristic local food markets.

Not to mention the finest and beautiful coastline right in front of these gems. 

Starting from the port of Palermo, you'll be whisked away by your private driving guide to the Northern coastal town of Cefalu.You'll notice that the area is largely dominated by relaxing locals and holidaying Italians who come from all points of Italy to bath in the emerald waters. As you explore the small village with a notable stop at the unique two tower cathedral, you'll easily notice why the village is recognized as an Unesco world heritage site and a staple point in local life.

Upon your return to Palermo, home to numerous churches with quite particular but equally beautiful interiors, the city is often considered to be the food capital of Sicily as it is known to be the birthplace of the famous Sicilian deep fried rice ball snack, Arancino. The trait of great food also stuck not only due to it's larger than life food markets with great range of fresh produce that is on sale almost daily but also because of the local market owners and their typical friendly Italian character.

After experiencing the city as a local, you will have your short private return drive back to Palermo's port in time to board your cruise.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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