Private tour of the Cattedrale di Monreale from Palermo
Excursions & day trips

Private tour of the Cattedrale di Monreale from Palermo

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a true national wonder of Italy's architecture and one of the most important attractions of Sicily
  • Learn about its ancient history. one of the most impressive artistic legacies of the Italian Middle Ages
  • Climb the stairs to the cathedral's terrace and enjoy the spectacular view over the garden and its surroundings
What to expect

Discover the Cathedral of Monreale, one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the world: admire the striking glass mosaics covering the interior and learn about its fascinating history thanks to a 2-hour private guided tour.
The work was begun in 1174 and in 1182 the church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan cathedral. Nowadays, the church is mostly famous thanks to the impressive glass mosaics and the high dado, made of marble slabs with bands of mosaic. The whole interior surface of the walls, including soffits and jambs of all the arches, is covered with minute mosaic-pictures in bright colors on a gold ground.
Follow the steps of your expert guide, learn about the captivating history of this cathedral, and explore its charming geometric garden. Ready to enjoy a truly stunning gem of Sicilian architecture!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Private tour
    • Tickets for the cathedral
    • Round trip private transfer from Palermo
    Where

    Via Maqueda, 199, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy.

    Meeting point:

    Meet your driver in Piazza Pretoria, next to the stairs that face Via Maqueda.

    What to remember
    • The duration of the transfer is approximately 45 minutes each way (the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions)
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    When
    • Every day at 9.00am and 2.00pm
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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