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Palermo City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Excursion ID S3530)

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  • Duration
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    All Ages
  • Languages
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  • Round trip transportation in Palermo with on/off privileges!
  • Comfortable double decker, open top, city shore excursion buses!
  • Easy to use system map of Palermo!
  • 2 different routes offering 15+ stops!
  • Audio narration on the bus - available in 8 languages!
  • Assistance on board and at the Visitor Center!
  • Option to stay onboard for the full circuit for drive-by sightseeing!
  • Free WiFi on board!

Enjoy your day in Palermo and explore it in the easiest and most economical way on top of a City Sightseeing Bus! You might choose to stay on the bus for the full route or hop off and back on at the stops you want to explore. Lower cost than a taxi to get around the city!

At the crossroads of civilizations, Palermo delivers a heavily spiced mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes, and frescoed cupolas. This is a city at the edge of Europe and at the center of the ancient world, a place where souk-like markets rub against baroque churches, where date palms frame Gothic palaces. Just don't be fooled. Despite its noisy streets, Sicily’s largest city is a tranquil stop, rewarding the inquisitive with citrus-filled cloisters, stucco-laced chapels and vintage stores filled with the threads of faded aristocrats. Add to this Italy’s biggest opera house and an ever-growing number of vibrant, new-school eateries and bars and you might just find yourself suddenly, unexpectedly in love.

Once you depart your Palermo cruise terminal you will look for any stop for the brightly colored City Sightseeing Palermo bus. A friendly service hostess will greet you upon your arrival and will gladly answer any questions that you might have about the tour, the stops, or the city.

While on board you will hear commentary in eight languages (on the free app) that will provide detailed information about the history and culture while entertaining you with interesting anecdotes and secrets of the city. In Palermo, bus service is divided into two routes, one delivers the historic city center while the other presents the aristocratic jewels.

As always, you have the freedom of movement to explore the city as you choose. There are 2 routes with 15+ stops providing a variety of things and attractions to explore. Hop on and off as many times as you want, or simply stay onboard for the full circuit and enjoy the city from this unique vantage point. At the end of your excursion, you can exit the bus at a stop close to your Palermo cruise port or at any of the stops to return to your ship at leisure.

Please note that admission or entrance fees to the attractions/museums, etc are not included.

From 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM. Full loop is 60 minutes. The bus runs every 30 minutes

  1. Teatro Politeama
  2. Teatro Massimo
  3. Quattro Canti
  4. Palazzo Steri
  5. Orto Botanico
  6. Stazione Centrale
  7. Palazzo Reale
  8. Cattedrale
  9. Mercato Vucciria

The departure times are set up according to the time of the year. Full loop is 50 minutes.

  1. Teatro Politeama
  2. Giardino Inglese
  3. Villa Malfitano
  4. Castello Della Zisa
  5. Mercato Del Capo
  6. Teatro Massimo
  7. Porto
You can download a copy of the route map here. You will receive another on the bus.

Please note: A separate voucher will be emailed to you. You must print the voucher and give it to the local operator in order to do the excursion; do not give them your Shore Excursioneer eticket.

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Item Price Deposit Balance Quantity
Adults (16 years and up): $27.10$27.10$0.00
Children (5 to 15 years): $13.60$13.60$0.00
Lap child (4 years and under): Free!
Price: $27.10
Deposit: $27.10
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See the highlights of Palermo you want to see! Hop off where you want to explore then hop back on. Spectacular art, stunning architecture, and wondrous natural beauty await your arrival in Sicily's largest city. Come and explore Palermo without the hassle of traffic and crowds, enjoying the freedom to create your own journey through this historic and cultural gem!


10 Reviews

Negaunee, MI
Great service
     5/5  April 2019
We decided to book this excursion, as we did not want to rent a car and turns out that was the best idea as we saw amazing places around the city. If you are looking for the best option for your dollar, great service, flexibility to see what you want to see then this is a must. You can do the full route or just hop on and off to each location. This is a very, very good option!
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Alamosa, CO
     5/5  May 2019
We did both the Blue line and the red line the same day. They're each around 1 hour long. The blue line was more interesting, so if you only have time for one, do the blue route. We bought our tickets on the website. Very convenient! I recommend this tour!
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Youngstown, OH
Nice option, great value
     5/5  June 2019
Great value for my money and all worked out as planned. I will definitely use Shore Excursioneer for my next trips!
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Greenville, SC
Beautiful city!
     5/5  May 2019
I really enjoyed this trip with my family, I wanted to visit Teatro Massimo and I did. It was absolutely beautiful! I took great pictures and my family has fun during the tour at some of the other stops we made.
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Guymon, OK
     5/5  June 2019
We booked this excursion on the website. Very important to print the vouchers in order to get on the bus. We were coming from a cruise ship, there was a close stop by the port so was very easy to find the bus. It is so easy to get overwhelmed by things to do and see in a new port. This was a really good option for us. We knew a couple of places we would like to see and nothing from the cruiseline offered just those. So in reality, this was perfect. The price was so inexpensive and the perfect way to get all around town without having to use public transportation or those blasted taxis! The folks sitting across from us we were chatting with did not get off at any of the stops. They just did the loops of the routes and got a great overview of the city. They told us they look for a City Sightseeing hop on bus excursion in all of the cities they visit and have not been disappointed yet.
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Minneapolis, MN
Brilliant tour!
     5/5  May 2019
I recently went to Palermo and got tickets for the big bus tour. I'd been to Palermo before but didn't do a bus tour, now doing one I wish I'd had. To be honest I wasn't expecting much, I thought it would just be a hop on and off kind of thing. But I was very surprised as to what we actually got, it was so good! Palermo is beautiful and thanks to this tour, I got to see new places that I have been seen before!
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wonderful time
     5/5  May 2019
If this is your first or 10th time in Palermo, I highly recommended taking this tour so you will see abit of everything in the area. The convenience is you can decide where to stop and look around. It is such an economical and safe way to explore. Taxis always seem to have some uncertainty for fairness in rate and navigating trains, tubes, and shuttles are sometimes complicated on plotting your route and which to take to get where you want to go.
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Allegheny, PA
     5/5  June 2019
Beautiful city! I knew Palermo had alot to see but did not know it had such amazing places and the bus made it easy to get around. I will definitely be back.
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Schaumburg, IL
Very recommended!
     5/5  May 2019
We saw amazing spots during our trip on the Palermo City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion, we recommended this excursion if you do not want to rent a car, very nice and the buses are very comfortable!
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San Diego, CA
     5/5  April 2019
My wife and I stayed in Palermo and decided to take this bus. It was a great deal, as we saw a lot of new places and we took great photos. My wife's favorite place was Palazzo Steri.
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