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Between dazzling historic churches, mouthwatering markets, and sandy beaches, there’s plenty to do in Palermo. But if you’re itching to explore beyond the Sicilian capital, try these rewarding day trips—and still get back in time for dinner.

Monreale — 8 miles (13 km) away
Nestled just above Palermo on the slopes of Monte Caputo, Monreale boasts a 12th-century cathedral adorned with glittering gold mosaics that outshine even Palermo’s Palatine Chapel. Definitely worth a visit, the cathedral’s gilded interior and well-preserved Norman-Byzantine architecture earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Cefalu — 48 miles (78 km) away
Located an easy hour east of Palermo by road, Cefalu is a popular seaside escape for locals and visitors alike during summer. Enjoy a break from the bustle of Palermo on a stroll through the quaint, historic city center, and stake your spot on the gorgeous beach when the weather’s nice.

Segesta — 50 miles (81 km) away
Venture inland to Segesta to explore Sicily’s ancient Greek roots at the ruins of a Doric temple dating back to the fifth century BC, as well as a Greek theater. The whole area is rich in archaeological treasures, with Norman ruins, a mosque, and an Islamic necropolis also unearthed by excavations.

Erice — 63 miles (102 km) away
Travel about two hours toward Trapani to reach medieval Erice, perched atop a mountain of the same name and the ruins of a Phoenician city. Wander the cobblestone streets, visit a Norman castle, and marvel at a piece of the ancient city wall. You can also glide down to Trapani in a cable car for a taste of western Sicily and stellar views of the Mediterranean.

Agrigento — 89 miles (143 km) away
For an even deeper expedition into Italy’s ancient heritage, head to Agrigento and the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples. The largest archaeological site in the world, it encompasses seven Greek temples and other ruins, including the amazingly intact Temple of Concordia. Learn about the site’s fascinating history and browse artifacts at the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento.
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Great Full Day Excursion in Sicily to Cefalù and Castelbuono From Palermo

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Great Full Day Excursion in Sicily to Cefalù and Castelbuono From Palermo

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See two of northern Sicily’s most characterful destinations when you embark on this full-day trip from Palermo. In the morning, your guide picks you up from your accommodation; board an air-conditioned minivan and head to the medieval village of Castelbuono, located in the Madonie Mountains. See the Castle of Ventimiglia and visit a local pastry shop before continuing to Cefalù, home to a UNESCO-listed cathedral and impeccable seaside views.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.43
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Agrigento and Valley of the Temples Day Trip from Palermo

Agrigento and Valley of the Temples Day Trip from Palermo

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Spend a day exploring the ancient sights of the Valley of the Temples with this day trip from Palermo. Travel to Agrigento for a quick coffee break (own expense) before visiting the fascinating site for a 1-hour tour. See the temples of Hera, Concordia and Apollo. Take a midday break for lunch (own expense) before stopping at the archaeology museum for a 1-hour self-guided visit.
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  • 9 hours
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$78.97
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Segesta Erice and Salt Pans Full Day Excursion

Segesta Erice and Salt Pans Full Day Excursion

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Visit some of the most beautiful parts of Western Sicily with this day trip from Palermo to Erice, Segesta, Nubia and the Trapani Salt Pans. Visit an archaeological excavation at Segesta. Take in the excellent views from the hilltop town of Erice. See how sea salt is still collected off the Sicilian coast at the Salt Pans of Trapani.
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  • 8 hours
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$78.97
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The best of the West Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline, Full-Day Tour from Palermo

The best of the West Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline, Full-Day Tour from Palermo

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Discover a number of western Sicily’s most popular destinations on this full-day tour from Palermo. Meet your guide at your accommodation, climb aboard a climate-controlled minivan, and head first to Segesta, where you’ll explore the ancient Greek amphitheater and temple (entry own expense). Then, discover the medieval town of Erice, enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch (own expense) in Saline, and finish with a walking tour of the elegant city of Trapani.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$304.34
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Private Monreale, Cefalù & Castelbuono Tour, from Palermo area

Private Monreale, Cefalù & Castelbuono Tour, from Palermo area

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On this full-day tour from Palermo, you’ll be driven to three of Sicily’s most stunning and history-packed destinations. Enjoy free time to explore the castle town of Castelbuono, the hillside town of Monreale, and the originally Greek seaside hub of Cefalu. Discover the region’s Arab-Norman roots with optional visits to the opulent Cappella Palatina and 14th-century Castelbuono.
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  • 7 hours
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$222.43
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Monreale And Cefalù Half Day Excursion

Monreale And Cefalù Half Day Excursion

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Spend time exploring the glorious Duomo of Monreale, Cathedral and Cloister and the Medieval town of Cefalù during this half-day trip from Palermo. Travel to Monreale for a 1-hour Duomo tour. Next, travel to charming Cefalù for a tour that includes the Duomo, Medieval lavatory, Mandralisca Museum and more.
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  • 6 hours
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$78.97
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Full Day City Tour in Palermo , Monreale and Mondello, from Palermo

Full Day City Tour in Palermo , Monreale and Mondello, from Palermo

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Maximize your time in Palermo with this sightseeing tour, which showcases the best of the city and the surrounding region. Visit the hillside town of Monreale, known for its Norman cathedral and 12th-century mosaics, and explore Palermo’s historic center. Enjoy beach time at the seaside resort of Mondello and venture up Monte Pellegrino to view the 17th-century Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia cave shrine.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.48
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Private Etna & Taormina Tour, from Palermo area & Cefalù

Private Etna & Taormina Tour, from Palermo area & Cefalù

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Cover three of Sicily’s most iconic locations in this full-day tour of Monte Etna, Taormina, and Castelmola. Explore the slopes and lava fields of the UNESCO-listed volcanic crater, with optional cable car or all-terrain drives to the top. Then, organize a visit to the famed Greek-Roman Theatre or simply relax in a cafe, topped off by a stop at Castelmola village.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$287.90
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Full Day Shore Excursion to Zingaro Reserve and San Vito Lo Capo from Palermo

Full Day Shore Excursion to Zingaro Reserve and San Vito Lo Capo from Palermo

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Relax in the sun with this excursion to two of the most beautiful spots in all of Sicily. Travel just over an hour to the Zingaro Reserve and enjoy stunning views of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and dramatic cliffs and caves. Get the chance to lunch on traditional treats like cunzato bread, arancini, and panelle. Explore the charming town of San Vito Lo Capo before your return to Palermo.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.34
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Private Agrigento & Scale of the Turks Tour, from Palermo area

Private Agrigento & Scale of the Turks Tour, from Palermo area

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Discover ancient ruins left over from the Greeks on this private excursion. Enjoy pickup from the Palermo area and head to Agrigento where you can find the UNESCO-listed Temple Valley. Learn about its ancient history and explore its many sites before heading to the seaside to see the white cliffs dubbed as the ‘Turkish Stairway.”
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.77
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Full Day Exclusive Excursion to Monreale & Cefalù From Palermo

Full Day Exclusive Excursion to Monreale & Cefalù From Palermo

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On this two-for-one, full-day private tour, you’ll discover top historical sights in both Monreale—famous for its mosaic-filled 12th-century cathedral—and stunning, seaside Cefalù. Travel comfortably by air-conditioned minivan, with bottled water and hotel transfers included. You’ll also enjoy free time to browse local boutiques.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.91
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Private Segesta, Erice & Selinunte Tour, from Palermo area

Private Segesta, Erice & Selinunte Tour, from Palermo area

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Discover the ancient origins of Sicily during this private sightseeing tour from the Palermo region. Visit the town of Erice, famous for its sweet confections and for being associated with the goddess of fertility. Then, see ancient Greek ruins in the towns of Segesta and Selinunte and learn about the indigenous people of Sicily. This is not a guided tour but a private, English-speaking driver is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.77
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Private AGRIGENTO Valley of Temples Tour - with Local Guide -starts from Palermo

Private AGRIGENTO Valley of Temples Tour - with Local Guide -starts from Palermo

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Although Sicily is an island, crossing distances between the capital and destinations along the coast—especially along the south and west sides—can be tiring and time-consuming. With this tour to Agrigento from Palermo, let a guide take care of the roughly 2-hour drive between coasts, and then take you on a private tour of the strikingly well-preserved Valley of the Temples archeological site.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$365.21
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Erice, Saline di Nubia, Segesta

Erice, Saline di Nubia, Segesta

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Pick up at the hotel. Departure to Erice and free time to visit the medieval village. Continue to Trapani and visit the Saline di Nubia in a charming and colorful atmosphere. Possibility to visit the Salt Museum. Free lunch. Departure for Segesta and visit of the Archaeological Park (where you can admire the "Temple" and the "Greek Theater"). I'm going back to the hotel. End of our services
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$361.93
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Etna And Taormina Full Day Excursion from Palermo

Etna And Taormina Full Day Excursion from Palermo

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Spend an unforgettable day exploring Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, on this day trip from Palermo. See the looming mountain up close and learn about its unique landscapes, studied since the Greek period.
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  • 12 hours
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$138.20
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Private Self-Guided Tour of Cefalu and Santo Stefano di Camastra from Palermo

Private Self-Guided Tour of Cefalu and Santo Stefano di Camastra from Palermo

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Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore Santo Stefano di Camastra, Corleone, and Cefalù on your own during this full-day self-guided tour from Palermo. All transportation from your hotel and between towns is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$681.07
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Exclusive MOUNT ETNA Tour - with Local Guide - starts from Palermo

Exclusive MOUNT ETNA Tour - with Local Guide - starts from Palermo

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• Exclusive Private Tour for personalized attention and flexibility • Start from Palermo with a licensed Guide • Comfortable Transport from your hotel by Top Class Mercedes Minivan • UNESCO World Heritage Site • Check out the beautiful landscapes of central Sicily while your guides drives you Marvel at a geologic wonder on this full-day private tour to Mount Etna, from Palermo. Let an expert guide give you all the informations about this volcano. The highest in Europe which inspired awe and curiosity amongst 18th-century Northern European visitors to the island. One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Etna offers an outstanding view of dynamic geological processes and volcanic landforms.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$625.15
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Full day excursion to Castelbuono and Cefalù

Full day excursion to Castelbuono and Cefalù

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The tour is organized to admire the beauty of the enchanting seafaring village of Cefalù with its marvelous UNESCO heritage cathedral, continuation to Castelbuono with a visit to the Ventimiglia Castle and the chance to taste the famous Fiasconaro panettone
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$346.95
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Exclusive Sicily COUNTRYSIDE TOUR - with local Guide - starts from Palermo

Exclusive Sicily COUNTRYSIDE TOUR - with local Guide - starts from Palermo

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Enjoy a day of delicious wine and fascinating history on this excursion from Palermo. Learn about local grapes with a tasting at a celebrated vineyard. Travel to the Greek ruins at Selinunte, considered among the most impressive in the Mediterranean. Visit an organic farm to sample delicious olives and olive oil before your tour concludes.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$370.16
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Best Excursion in western Sicily to Erice, Trapani Salt Flats from Palermo

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Best Excursion in western Sicily to Erice, Trapani Salt Flats from Palermo

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Explore Western Sicily from Palermo easily without having to rent a car with this tour of Erice, Trapani, and the salt flats. Travel comfortably from stop to stop by air-conditioned minivan as a guide tells you all about the area and its history as you go. Plus, round-trip transport from your Palermo hotel is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.00
$280.00
$28.00 savings
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Tour Etna and Taormina

Tour Etna and Taormina

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the tour was organized to admire the beauties of Taormina, one of the most important international tourist centers in the Sicilian region, known for its natural landscape, marine beauties and historical monuments, and to be able to admire the largest volcano in Europe Etna
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$730.43
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Best Full Day Exclusive Excursion in Sicily to Cefalù & Castelbuono From Palermo

Best Full Day Exclusive Excursion in Sicily to Cefalù & Castelbuono From Palermo

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Visit two Sicilian towns in one day on this full-day tour from Palermo. Explore the hilltop town of Castelbuono, with its atmospheric medieval lanes and historic Castle of Ventimiglia. After a typical Sicilian lunch (own expense), continue to the seafront town of Cefalu, with its magnificent cathedral and beautiful sandy beach.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$584.34
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Tour Erice & Segesta

Tour Erice & Segesta

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the tour was organized to admire the beauty of the western part of Sicily, the wonderful medieval village of Erice, the archaeological site of Segesta and to taste the real Sicilian cannoli produced by local people
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$267.82
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Nature and History: Agrigento and Scala dei Turchi

Nature and History: Agrigento and Scala dei Turchi

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Highlights during the excursion: Visit of the Valley of the temples with a private local guide A very unusual meal : a picnic in the nature A visit to Scala dei turchi
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$565.92
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