• Palermo walking tour
  • Palazzo dei Normanni guided tour
  • Cappella Palatina
  • Palermo walking tour
  • Palazzo dei Normanni guided tour
Small-group (Up to 16 people)

Guided walking tour of Palermo in small group with visit at Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina

Dive deep into the vibrant tapestry of Palermo's history, art, and culture on our unique combo tour. Explore the UNESCO-listed marvels of this ancient city through an immersive small group walking tour and an awe-inspiring visit to the Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina.

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5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Discover Palermo's UNESCO-listed sites and architectural wonders
  • Marvel at the stunning Baroque and Norman-Arab styles of iconic landmarks
  • Enjoy the flavors of Sicilian cuisine with a delightful cannolo or granita tasting
  • Explore the oldest royal residence in Europe, the Palazzo dei Normanni
  • Step into the breathtaking Cappella Palatina and admire its intricate Islamic designs and Byzantine mosaics

Immerse yourself in the rich fabric of Palermo's history, art, and culture with our exclusive combo tour. Walk along the  major landmarks of the Sicilian Capital, and discover the secrets behind the most ancient Royal Palace of Italy. 

Join this combo tour to discover the UNESCO sites of Palermo 

Your journey begins with a small group walking tour, designed to unveil the architectural gems and cultural treasures that define this ancient city. Marvel at the stunning blend of Baroque and Norman-Arab styles as you wander through iconic landmarks like the Piazza Pretoria, affectionately known as the "Square of Shame" for its provocative statues.

As you delve deeper into Palermo's religious significance, you'll have the opportunity to admire the exterior of the renowned Martorana Church, revered as a masterpiece of architectural beauty. Its intricate facade and elegant design stand as a testament to the city's rich heritage and artistic flair, as well as being part of the city's UNESCO heritage. Continuing your walking exploration, prepare to be awestruck by another UNESCO site, the majestic Cathedral of Palermo. An iconic symbol of the city's enduring legacy of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance that you will admire from the outside. Its grandeur and architectural magnificence offer a glimpse into Palermo's storied past and vibrant present.

But the journey doesn't end there. Along the way, indulge your senses with the tantalizing flavors of Sicilian cuisine, sampling delectable treats like cannoli or granita that showcase the region's rich culinary heritage. 


Explore Italy’s most ancient Royal Palace

After a morning of exploration, prepare to be transported back in time with a guided tour of the Palazzo dei Normanni and. Prepare for a journey through the annals of Sicilian history as you step into the illustrious Palazzo dei Normanni, an architectural marvel that bears witness to centuries of royal grandeur and political intrigue. Dating back to the 9th century, this venerable edifice stands as the oldest royal residence in Europe, serving as the esteemed seat of power for Sicily's monarchs throughout the ages.

As you pass through its time-worn doors, you'll be greeted by a symphony of opulent architecture and exquisite craftsmanship, each facet of the palace whispering tales of bygone eras. Admire the intricate detailing of the Norman, Arabic, and Baroque elements that adorn its facade, a testament to the diverse cultural influences that have shaped Sicily's storied past.


Enjoy the exclusive access to the Palatine Chapel 

Venture up to the second floor to discover the crown jewel of Palermo's architectural marvels—the Cappella Palatina. Be awed by the intricate Islamic designs, Byzantine mosaics, and golden embellishments that adorn this stunning chapel, offering a breathtaking fusion of Arab, Norman, and Byzantine influences.

With exclusive entrance tickets included, you'll enjoy privileged access to the palace, chapel, and charming gardens, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Palermo's historic splendor. Under the expert guidance of our knowledgeable guide, embark on a 5.5-hour journey through the architectural wonders of the Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina, gaining invaluable insights into their significance and legacy.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, art aficionado, or simply seeking to uncover the secrets of Sicily's past, our combo tour will leave you spellbound by the beauty and allure of Palermo.


Important Information

Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.

Please note: Palazzo dei Normani is a government venue. In case of official events or meetings the tour might be closed.
On some days visit of the Royal Apartments will also be included.

Rain Policy

This tour runs on rain or shine.


Licensed English Speaking Guide
Walking tour
View all the main monuments of the city
Entrance to Cathedral
Typical Sicilian Cannolo or Granita
Tickets and guided visit of PALAZZO DEI NORMANNI COMPLEX (Palace, Gardens and Cappella Palatina)

Meeting Point

This is a combo tour with two different meeting points and a break between the tours.

  • The meeting point is at our TOURIST HUB & COOKING SCHOOL in Palermo.


  • Meet our tour leader in Piazza del Parlamento, in Palermo, at the main entrance of Normanni Palace. 

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