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Activities in Palermo

Palermo Sightseeing Bus

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Our sightseeing bus of Palermo is the best way to explore the Sicilian capital. The open-top vehicle takes you to all the essential landmarks around the historic city in comfort, and you can hop on and off whenever you want.

Our sightseeing bus of Palermo is the best way to explore the Sicilian capital. The open-top vehicle takes you to all the essential landmarks around the historic city in comfort, and you can hop on and off whenever you want.

Route and stops

The Palermo tourist bus makes 14 stops at the principal tourist attractions around the famous capital city of Sicily. During the journey, you will hear English language commentary about the places we are passing on the route.

The bus route takes you to the essential sights around the city, such as the beautiful Palermo Cathedral, elegant Massimo Theatre (the largest Opera House in Italy), and Zisa Castle.

You can also visit the Quattro Canti square, surrounded by four elegant baroque palaces. You will even see one of the most terrifying locations in Sicily, the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, where more than eight thousand embalmed and partially mummified bodies are laid to rest.

You can consult the route map and different stops by clicking on the following link:

How it works

The ticket is valid for 24 consecutive hours from the moment it is used for the first time. During that time, you hop on and off the buses as many times as you want, which makes it easy for you to explore the city at your own pace.

Times and frequency

Red line: Politeama Theatre - Palermo Cathedral (60 minutes)

  • From 24 March to 4 November: departures every half an hour between 9:30 am and 5 pm.
  • From 5 November to 23 March: Monday to Friday - departures at 10 am, 11 am, and 12 pm. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays - departures at 10 am and 1 pm.

Blue line: Politeama Theatre - Zisa Castle - Capo Market (50 minutes)

  • From 24 March to 4 November: departures every day at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 2:40 pm, 3:20 pm, 4 pm, and 5 pm.
  • From 5 November to 23 March: Monday to Friday - departures at 1 pm. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays - departures at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Important information

The sightseeing bus also operates two other routes which connect the city center with the districts of Monreale and Mondello. Tickets for those lines must be purchased in person.

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Price

Adults Children from 5 to 15 years old Children under 5 years old.
24 hour ticket
US$ 20.90
US$ 10.50
Free

24 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 20.90
  • Children from 5 to 15 years old

    US$ 10.50
  • Children under 5 years old.

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 day.

Language The activity takes place with recorded commentary in English.

The activity takes place with recorded commentary in English.

Included

Unlimited use of the City Sightseeing Bus service for 24 hours.

Individual headphones for each passenger.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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