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Palermo Walking Tour
2015 PALERMO TOUR | HALF DAY
maximum 4 hours
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Recommended Itineraries:
Feel free to decide your itinerary in accordance with your local guide as soon as you meet her/him at your hotel (or other meeting point location confirmed at time of booking)

Medieval Palermo and Monreale: The legacy of Sicily's Norman kings comes alive. See Palermo Cathedral, the Norman Palace, Saint John of the Hermits Monastery and, following lunch, hilltop Monreale Abbey.

Aristocratic Palermo: Visit the Norman Palace of Sicily's first kings, with its Phoenician foundations and palatine chapel. Then we'll see Palazzo Mirto, a Baroque residence of a noble family, and the Steri, a medieval castle.

Judaic Palermo: Highlights of Palermo's Jewish heritage, built by a community which flourished in the city until the end of the fifteenth century. Because Jackie's itineraries are based partly on original research, they're especially insightful. This is far more than an "ordinary" day tour of Palermo.

Culinary Curiosities: A visit to one of Palermo's colorful street markets, established as Arab souks in the ninth century, followed by lunch and a wine tasting.

Discovering Palermo: Sites and monuments that give you a lasting impression of this colorful city: a medieval street market, the imposing Cathedral, the Martorana and its mosaics, Piazza Pretoria Fountain, Palazzo Mirto and more.

The Leopard's Palermo: Discover the places that inspired Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's classic novel, The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), in a personalised walking tour of the city as he saw it. This itinerary can easily be customized to include a lunch based on Sicilian baroque cuisine typical of the 19th century.

Theme Tours: As you can see from these descriptions, it's easy to plan a personal walking tour dedicated to a specific theme - for example, Baroque or Byzantine architecture, the Kalsa, the local gardens, Palermo’s Castles.

Important to know:

TRANSPORTATION:
Private transportation is not included in this service. In case you do need to move using cab (taxi) feel free to ask to the Local Guide to help you to orchestrate this service. You can pay the amount cash on the spot.


LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE:
This walking tour does include Licensed Local Guide.


MAXIMUM 4 HOURS | DURATION | FROM-TO:
Morning: from h 8.30AM to h 12.30PM | from h 9AM to h 1PM
Afternoon: from h 2PM to h 6PM | from h 2.30PM to h 6.30PM

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 25 people

RATE & PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
The walking tour rate costs eur 150,00 for maximum 4 hours
You can pay the amount:
-eur 30,00 deposit to us by credit card
-eur 120,00 balance cash/eur directly to the Local Guide as soon as you meet him/her on the spot

LANGUAGE:
Italian, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

WALKING TOUR | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days (Saturday and Sunday excluded) before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival
-80% of total amount won’t be refunded from 4 to 0 days before arrival
-No refund for no show

ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this walking does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are under 18 years old the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.

DISABLED TRAVELERS:
Disabled Travel are not recommended for a walking tour
.

 

HighLights

Palermo: Sicily’s Vibrant Capital

We recommend to see Palermo highlights on: www.seePalermo.com 

 

Details

TRANSPORTATION:
Private transportation is not included in this service. In case you do need to move using cab (taxi) feel free to ask to the Local Guide to help you to orchestrate this service. You can pay the amount cash on the spot.


LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE:
This walking tour does include Licensed Local Guide.


MAXIMUM 4 HOURS | DURATION | FROM-TO:
Morning: from h 8.30AM to h 12.30PM | from h 9AM to h 1PM
Afternoon: from h 2PM to h 6PM | from h 2.30PM to h 6.30PM

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 25 people

LANGUAGE:
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese.
Subject to availability at time of booking.


RATE & PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
The walking tour rate costs eur 140,00 for maximum 4 hours
You can pay the amount:
-eur 30,00 deposit to us by credit card
-eur 110,00 cash/eur directly to the Local Guide as soon as you meet him/her on the spot

WALKING TOUR | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days (Saturday and Sunday excluded) before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival
-80% of total amount won’t be refunded from 4 to 0 days before arrival
-No refund for no show

ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this walking does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are under 18 years old the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.

DISABLED TRAVELERS:
Disabled Travel are not recommended for a walking tour.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

WHAT TO PACK?
The most important ingredient to a successful excursion is exploration. Sicily has a lot of steps and archaeological sites, so please pack comfortable shoes or sneakers.

CLOTHING:
Whole essays can be written about the Italians' relationships with clothes. Some observations:
1. Sometimes clothing rules are written. To visit a church or religious site you will need to cover yourself up; no bare backs, chests, shoulders and sometimes no bare knees. Sometimes museums and other attractions can also be strict; no bathing suits, for example. If you want to visit a church or religious site it's a good idea to carry a shawl or something with you so you can cover up. Even where there are no written rules, please use good judgement and respect the customs of the area....you're not at home and a little more "prudent" behavior is always appreciated by locals.
2. Italians are very conformist about clothing; everyone wears the same fashions, from teenagers to grannies, which can be shocking at times. And it's normal to be glared at if you are not wearing the latest customised jeans or super hip boots.
3. It's important not to judge people by their choice of clothing. Styles do not necessarily carry the same connotations in Italy that they would in other countries. A woman in fishnets, stilettos and miniskirt with caked-on makeup at eight in the morning is probably just going to work in a bank. Almost all youths lounge about in skin-tight t-shirts with their rear-ends squishing out of jeans.

ADVIcE FOR WOMEN:
"Sexual harassment" is not regarded in the same way in Sicily-Italy as in other countries. The general atmosphere is pretty unreconstructed, and women should be prepared for attention. However, the tone of this "attention" is generally less aggressive than you may be used to. Men will call out compliments such as "bona" (beautiful in Sicilian language) instead of muttering crude suggestions. And culturally, these comments are not seen as insults; if you respond angrily or insultingly everyone will be very surprised. Whereas women of other nationalities may be used to telling strangers (in no uncertain terms) to shut up and go away, in Sicily the norm is to ignore the attention. In any case, responding in English or in imperfect Italian will only encourage more attention. It's best to do as the Sicilian-Italian women do, and sail past with your head held high. If you avoid eye contact and don't respond, you are extremely unlikely to be pursued or hassled further.

SMOKING:
Since January 2005, smoking has been banned in all enclosed public places that do not offer sealed off rooms equipped with smoke extractors. The controversial new law covers i.e. bars, restaurants, offices, public buildings, public transports and cinemas. Smokers face fines is up to EURO 275,00 whilst businesses could be hit for EURO 2.000,00.

CURRENCY:
-The EURO is the currency accepted in Italy. The preferred method of payment is the EURO or a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
-Traveler’s checks are not welcomed by local merchants.
-Check with your bank to determine whether or not your ATM card will work overseas and find out what is the maximum amount of cash is that can be dispensed on a daily basis. (Note: The maximum amount available for withdraw in Europe is usually less for “foreign” ATM cards. If you try to withdraw an amount and have problems, try again selecting a smaller amount to withdraw).
-If you do not have a cash card, you can go to the currency desk and they will exchange your currency into EURO. The other option is to go to your local bank BEFORE leaving your country and obtain EURO. Please do this well in advance of your trip as some local banks might need to order EURO from their main branch.

GENERAL SAFETY:
Sicily is a pretty safe island. You should take obvious precautions, as in any city around the world, such as keeping any bags and possessions under your control and being alert for bag-snatchers and pickpockets in crowded places.

 

What's Included

»What's Included

»What's NOT included

-Licensed Local Guide;
-Local Assistance;
-Booking Fee;
-Invoice;
-VAT
.

-Admission fees;
-Gratuities;
-Balance payable cash;
-Private Transportation;
-Beverage and meal.

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Interested Areas:

Palermo

Departure:

WALKING TOUR: PALERMO

Arrival:

WALKING TOUR: PALERMO
Length: 1 days (0 nights)
Available: Yes
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2015
Rate is per:
local guide
€150,00 (up to 4 hours)

Rate includes
-booking fees
-local guide
-credit card fees
-invoice fees
-VAT



Payment Conditions:
€30,00 deposit to save the space
€120,00 balance payable cash



Black-Out:
-Easter Week
-Christmas
-New Year
-Italian Holidays


Group Size:
maximum 25 people



 


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Hosted Tours
Palermo & Cefalu
Erice & Segesta
Agrigento

Our Hosted Tours are:
Small Size;
English Only;
Begins from Palermo



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