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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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With a Hop-on Hop-off tour of Palermo, you will enjoy an exciting visit to the city. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, overlooking the square of the same name, you will drive in front of the Massimo Theatre one of the most capacious and famous opera house in Italy. Admire the glorious buildings of the Cathedral Monreale or the wonderful mosaics in the Cappella Palatina.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.
  • Allows you to be spontaneous: hop off to explore when you want
  • Plan your own itinerary, including start and end times 
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the upper deck of the bus
  • Save money on transportation with a pass valid for 24 hours
What to Expect
Your tour of Palermo begins when you board the hop-on, hop-off bus. Climb on at any of the stops around the city, and disembark any time you want to visit a nearby attraction. Buses follow two routes. Line A has stops at the Quattro Canti, Botanical Gardens, Vucciria Market, and other attractions. Line B includes stops at the English Garden, Mercato del Capo, and Teatro Massimo. Along each route, learn about the city’s history from your audio guide, offered in several languages. This flexible tour lets you decide your own ending time and location. Plan your own itinerary, and get off at stops that interest you most. Your ticket includes unlimited rides for 24 hours after your first use.
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Departure Point
Tour starts at Politeama, however you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any one of the 9 stops around the city Stops include: Line A • Teatro Politeama • Teatro Massimo • Quattro Canti • Palazzo Steri • Orto Botanico • Stazione Centrale • Palazzo Reale • Cattedrale • Mercato VucciriaLine B: • Teatro Politeama • Giardino Inglese • Villa Malfitano • Castello Della Zisa • Mercato del Capo • Teatro Massimo • Porto
Departure Time
Line AFirst Departure-10am (form November to March)
- 9:30am (from April to October)Last Departure- 1pm (from November to March)- 5pm (from April to October)

Frequency: Approx. every 30 minutes (according to the season)
Line B
First Departure- 1:30pm (from November to March)- 11am (from April to October)Last Departure- 2:40pm (from November to March)- 5pm (from April to October)
Frequency: 2 daily run from November to March(Times are subject to change)
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Individual earphones
  • Recorded commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to get off terminating buses twice in an hour, a bus broke down and we had to wait over an hour in the heat for another one to come and jump start it. No air conditioning either. Go with the green bus option...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jamieleemurdaca
Reviewed September 10, 2019

Was a great way to get over view of sites. We did one complete circuit on bus and got information and then walked between sights as they are fairly close. Would recommend as informative and economical way to see sites in Palermo.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

We used the Yellow Bus in Palermo cost €30 we got off after three stops to see an attraction we then waited 90 minutes for the next bus did not come so we gave up.Several red buses came but no yellow When we complained the...More

2  Thank K4161BZpeterk
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

It’s a great way to see the city. I ride them in almost all the cities I visit. It’s a great way to see an overview of the city to get your bearings. They are very similar in most places, so it is a comfortable...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank L2590QGdeborahb
Reviewed August 27, 2019

The buses were on time and the itinerary was covered as advertised with due consideration to those wanting to switch from one route to the other. Still ended up doing quite a bit of walking to visit sites in the Quattro Canti area which is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ray C Z
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July 1, 2019|
Response from missflea2016 | Reviewed this property |
Very near, you can walk it
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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I purchased my tickets about two blocks west of the cruise ship port complete walking distance. It was a small little kiosk and there are kids standing outside for help we asked two people how to get there and they showed us... More
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  • Palermo Quattro Canti and 12 more
  • Duration: 24h
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