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Copenhagen to Istanbul

EUROPE CONQUEST | 43 Nights | Departs Sep 18, 2014

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Palermo, Italy


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Oct, 20

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Oct, 21

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Oct, 23

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Oct, 24

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Oct, 25

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Oct, 26

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Oct, 27

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Oct, 28

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Oct, 29

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Oct, 30

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Oct, 31

-Istanbul, Turkey

Palermo, Italy-port

Palermo, the capital city of Sicily, was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC. Palermo remained a Phoenician city until the First Punic War, when Sicily fell under Roman rule. Palermo remains a jewel of the Mediterranean, and is Sicily’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. No visit to Sicily is ever complete without a visit to Palermo, a city that permits one not just to know this island but to begin to understand it.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Historic and Cultural Palermo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Old City & Monreale
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Sicilian Wines
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Palermo & Granita
    Seated Tour
  • Historic & Cultural Palermo

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: pmo-001


    This largely panoramic tour of Palermo offers an excellent overview of the capital city by presenting its key landmarks, including theaters, churches and market places.

    Starting off from the pier, it's a leisurely drive around Palermo, Sicily's architecturally rich capital. Conquered repeatedly over the centuries, Palermo still bears the influence of its past rulers. The capital's artistic side comes to light in the Politeama Theater through Roman and Greek features such as its circular design and Doric columns. Similarly, there are Greek elements in the Massimo Theater, Palermo's exquisite opera house, which is distinguished as Italy's largest theater.

    The Four Corners, usually referred to as the "Quattro Canti," represents the heart of historic Palermo and is surrounded by ornate architecture. Another center of activity, the famed Piazza Pretoria, is known for its spectacular fountain, which is adorned with dozens of white marble figures from mythology. You'll experience Palermo's vitality firsthand during your free time at the bustling Capo Market, a wonderfully atmospheric street market.

    The city's churches also reveal much about the past. The Church of Martorana is celebrated for its mosaics, which are still brightly colored more than eight centuries after they were created. You'll also visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which was built in 1612 with a Roman Baroque façade and a highly decorative interior that took more than a century to complete.

    Following your comprehensive overview of Palermo's landmarks, you'll return to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately1-hour of moderate walking. There are some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun caps; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited can vary.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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