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Catacombs and Monreale Cathedral Tour and our home Typical Sicilian Lunch

a cruise excursion in Palermo

Duration: 5 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

This shore excursion combines two great and fascinating monuments. You will first visit the ancient burial chambers of the Capuchin Catacombs filled with thousands of mummified bodies. Later the tour continues to the 12th century Arab-Norman Cathedral in Monreale.

The tour starts at the cruise port of Palermo, where the guide will welcome you in Sicily and take you to the Capuchin monastery outside the center.
By the end of the 16th century the Capuchin monks discovered the mysterious preservative to mummify the dead. The Palermo Capuchin monastery is known worldwide for its unique catacombs that, unlike other similar sites, have become a real attraction for all people visiting Palermo. About eight thousand mummified bodies of men and women are hanging on the walls and are broken down by social class, sex or profession. Maybe a little macabre, but fascinating as well!

After the Catacombs Tour you go on to Monreale, 10 km away from Palermo, to visit the 12th century Dom, majestic example of the Arab-Norman art and architecture in Sicily and the world. The tour continues along the 13th century Benedictine Cloister and the Belvedere, to have a wonderful panorama of Palermo.

At 12.00h you come back to Palermo to enjoy a wonderful typical Sicilian lunch in a fascinating historical home.

Why this excursion?

  • DISCOUNT FOR CHILDREN: children under 12 years get 50% discount on the excursion price
  • Wander around the dark corridors of the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo
  • See thousands of mummified bodies of different sex, profession and social class
  • Visit Monreale, home of the 12th century Dome and 13th century Benedictine Cloister
  • Enjoy a great view over Palermo from the Belvedere in Monreale
  • Taste some great traditional Silician delicacies during lunch in a fascinating home

Important remarks

Included

  • Private transport from and to the cruise port of Palermo
  • Professional guide
  • Typical Sicilian lunch

 

Not included

  • Entry Tickets to the Catacombs, Monreale Cathedral and Cloister
  • Tips

Start location

This tour starts at the cruise port of Palermo. Your guide will be waiting at the corner in front of port exit, nearby the big Pharmacy.

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Catacombs and Monreale Cathedral Tour

Enjoy this fascinating tour combining Palermo and Monreale. Children under 12 years get 50% discount on the excursion price

from €110 per person