Sicily Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Sicily Bus & minivan tours

Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

1. Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

Discover Palermo, the chief town of Sicily, on an open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tour! Start from the terminal outside the Politeama Theater, cruise past the Massimo Theatre, and continue towards Piazza Quattro Canti and the nearby Vucciria Market. The tour continues towards the botanical gardens, passing near Palazzo Steri. After a quick glance of the central station, you'll find yourself in the vicinity of the Royal Palace, the Flea Market, and the Cathedral. Then return to the terminal along the ancient via Roma. The second route takes you to the beautiful villas of Palermo. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, admire the gorgeous English Garden and then continue towards Villa Malfitano and the wonderful Zisa Castle. The tour passes near the Mercato del Capo and the Massimo Theatre, towards the port, and then returns to the terminal in Politeama Square.

Taormina: CityBySee Hop-On Hop-Off Day Ticket

2. Taormina: CityBySee Hop-On Hop-Off Day Ticket

Discover the art, history, and wonderful nature that surrounds Taormina on this hop-on/hop-off tour. Explore the cities in the way that best suits your wishes, giving you control of your vacation. Wear headphones that will guide you in your chosen language, allowing you to go out and admire the charm and atmosphere of places that have made Taormina famous around the world. Visit the places where some scenes of the film "The Godfather", Savoca and Forza d'Agrò were shot, and the extraordinary Alcantara Gorges: the famous lava canyon of Sicily. The itinerary of the open bus tour is as follows: 1.) Giardini Naxos 2.) Taormina 3.) Letojanni 4.) Castelmola 5.) Savoca 6.) Forza d'Agrò 7.) Alcantara Gorges

From Catania or Taormina: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour

3. From Catania or Taormina: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour

Leaving from Catania or Taormina, the first stop of the tour will be Agrigento, known for its Valley of the Temples, one of the most striking archaeological areas of Italy, as well as the largest in the world, which contains within it an extraordinary monumental heritage and landscape. Inserted by UNESCO among the World Heritage Sites, in 1997, for the excellent state of conservation of the temples, the Archaeological Park houses within it the remains of eleven Greek temples, including the Temple of Concord, one of the best preserved in the world. Afterwards, you'll head to Piazza Armerina, a city located in the heart of Sicily, where you'll visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale, a site of great artistic and archaeological interest, dating back to the fourth century. Inside, you can admire the largest collection of Roman mosaics best preserved in the world, characterized by the depiction of mythological stories, hunting scenes, banquets, moments of daily life: real encyclopedias of antiquity.

Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

4. Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

Enjoy a tour that visits multiple locations. This trip was created for those who have little time available and wish to see as many places as possible. Depart from Trapani port or hotel or the airport in Trapani. Arrive at Erice and stop to see the small medieval village. Erice is known for its ancient beauty, for breathtaking views and for the originality of its medieval charm. It is famous for the production of Ericini carpet, for waxing and for almond cakes. Then head to Scopello. Visit the tuna factory and take panoramic photos of the faraglions. Stop for a free lunch. (we recommend the bread "Cunzato" plate typical to the region). The next stop is Castellamare Del Golfo. Visit the harbor and take panoramic photos. The last stop is the Saline Reserve. Visit the Salt Museum and again you can take beautiful photos within the Saline Reserve. Then return to Trapani.

Palermo and Monreale: Private Trip from Trapani

5. Palermo and Monreale: Private Trip from Trapani

Visit the city of Palermo, the capital and the largest city in Sicily. It is a living testimony to the millennia of successions dominated by external rulers who formed the Sicilian culture. This can be seen from the Phoenician port to the Arab-Norman architecture or the baroque theaters in the Spanish neoclassical style of the nineteenth century. This is a visit rich with stunning views and animated by the cities typical medieval markets. You will also visit the cathedral of Palermo's Monreale district. It is a fantastic and picturesque work of art. This tour includes arrival in Palermo and drop off in the historic center. Visit a typical market for street food and discover Sicily's typical cuisine. Also enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon depart for Monreale and visit the most beautiful and most impressive cathedral in the province. At the end of the cathedral visit, there will be some free time to shop for souvenirs. Then you will return to your hotel in Trapani. 

Palermo: Private and Customizable City Highlights Tour

6. Palermo: Private and Customizable City Highlights Tour

Explore the ancient history and present-day culture of Palermo on this guided tour aboard an air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for your and your private group. Have a private driver and guide at your disposition for 4 hours and visit all the corners of this fantastic city. Meet your private driver and official tour guide at your hotel or place of choice in Palermo. Determine your own starting time with this private experience. Get to know the most emblematic sites of the city like the Baroque square of Quattro Canti and the Norman Palace. Find out how to shop like a local at the Historical Market of Palermo and admire the dome of the biggest theatre in Italy at the Teatro Massimo. See a mixture of Norman, Arab, and Byzantine influences at the “Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio Martorana” church. Discover the Boroque and Gothic architecture of the Duomo (Cathedral of Palermo) and the Romanesque architecture of the San Giovanni degli Eremiti church. Have the option of tailoring your experience to your own preferences. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

Castelmola and Taormina Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

7. Castelmola and Taormina Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a full-day scenic tour of the east coast of Sicily with pick-up and drop offs from the harbor towns of Naxos, Messina and Catania. Traveling by air conditioned vehicle, your first stop will be the picturesque medieval village of Castelmola, following a panoramic road from Naxos that towers 1,740 feet (530 meters) above sea level. The journey itself is an adventure, but the destination is a dream. Enjoy panoramic sea views, and take a leisurely walk along the narrow streets and alleys. Then, head down to Taormina, often referred to as the "Pearl of Sicily." Admire historic landmarks, such as fragments of the old town walls and the Porta Messina entrance, as well as the 10th-century Palace of Corvaja. Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere reflected in quaint cafés, restaurants, and boutique stores along the Corso Umberto, where you will get plenty of time to explore on your own. And visit the ruins of the Teatro Greco, occupying a lofty location high on a hill that rewards with yet more breathtaking views.

Syracuse: Private Minibus Excursion and Guided Tour of Noto

8. Syracuse: Private Minibus Excursion and Guided Tour of Noto

MEETING POINT: SYRACUSE Duration of the tour: Departure 9,00/9,30 am - Return 17,00 pm about Departure from Syracuse towards Noto. Meeting with the guide and departure towards Noto. Noto is considered the capital of Sicilian Baroque, declared World Heritage Site in 2002. A guided tour in the heart of the city along the main street interspersed with wide spaces, scenic stairways and narrow streets that join terraces and slopes. A unitary reconstruction of a coherent urban fabric where stands out the use of the tender local stone with a color between golden and pinkish, richly carved. Our guide will guide you to the discovery of this beautiful town and you will have the opportunity to visit Palazzo Nicolaci a beautiful urban noble residence restored to its former glory. You will discover the history of the princes of this city and one of the most beautiful Sicilian events that takes place here in Noto: the Infiorata. Finished the visit to Noto, continue to Marzamemi, a small fishing village with characteristic colors. Here after a short walk you can reach the center and you can devote some free time to stroll through the alleys full of colorful stores of Sicilian handicrafts or enjoy one of the typical aperitifs of the place. You can also visit, independently, a Tonnara and discover the ancient tradition of fishing and processing of fish products and taste them, such as tuna roe. In the afternoon we will return to Syracuse and the end of our services. Entrance ticket to Palazzo Nicolaci 4 € p.p. - Tastings not included

Palermo and Monreale: Private Guided Tour with Transport

9. Palermo and Monreale: Private Guided Tour with Transport

Explore Palermo and Monreale with a private tour guide. Learn about the history of the region and wander the charming towns while you visit the landmarks of your choice. Create your own itinerary and choose when to walk, relax, and eat. Begin your tour with pickup by your private driver and head to Palermo, known as the touristic and economic capital of the Sicily region. Learn from your guide about its founding by the Phoenicians and the later conquering by the Greeks, as well as its cultural rise under the Arabs. While in Palermo you can visit: • Quattro Canti• Historical Market of Palermo• Teatro Massimo• Church "Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio Martorana"• Norman Palace• Duomo (Cathedral of Palermo)• San Giovanni degli Eremiti• Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio Martorana Continue on to Monreale, an Italian municipality in the province of Palermo. Take time to relax and enjoy the blend of nature and architecture that characterizes this town. Learn from your guide about the cultures that have coexisted and collided throughout its history. In Monreale you can see: • Duomo di Monreale • Benedictine Cloister • Le Absidi • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele • Tritone Fountain • Diocesan Museum of Monreale • AcquaPark Monreale • Ciambr'Art Enjoy having your driver and guide at your total disposition during your tour until you're ready to be dropped off back at your accommodation.

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We really enjoyed the Hop on bus trip. The red line is more interesting than the blue line. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the drivers are fantastic in the traffic!! Palermo is a lovely city full of history. Easy to exchange the voucher for the ticket on board the bus.

Super practical, allows a simplified visit to Palermo with a view of beautiful monuments and clear explanations. Possibility to stop at several places, take the bus again …….. it's great.

Bit of a walk to the initial bus stop from our accommodation but met with a warm friendly welcome

Easy to find starting point. Guides were very helpful. Audio was informative & accurate.

The booking worked great. The staff was friendly and helpful.