Meet your guide at your select hotel or in central Cefalu and hop aboard your coach. Soak up views of the Tyrrhenian Sea as you drive to Monreale, named for the citrus orchards that once dotted the La Conca d’Oro valley below.
Upon arriving, make your way to the 12th-century Monreale Cathedral, considered one of the most impressive Norman churches in existence. Step inside and admire the bright mosaics and towering arches while your guide walks you through the rich history of the structure and its surrounding artwork.
Continue to the Sicilian capital of Palermo, where you'll follow your guide on a walking tour through the streets. Hear the history behind the city's Arab-Norman monuments and pass an impressive collection of Baroque churches and Byzantine architecture.
See the Palermo Cathedral, and marvel at the stunning Byzantine mosaics inside La Martorana church. Gaze up at the opera house, the largest in Italy, before wandering through the bustling Mercato di Capo or Ballarò Street Market. Peruse Arabic handicrafts as you go, as well as a selection of fresh Sicilian produce.
After a break to purchase lunch, travel to the 16th-century Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, originally intended as a burial crypt for monks. Follow your guide through a web of underground passages featuring over 8,000 mummified bodies.
Afterward, step aboard your coach and enjoy a relaxing journey back to Cefalu.