Jewish Palermo shore excursionJewish Palermo shore excursion

Private cruise excursion from Palermo port of call. Half day tour


Living in the island till the Spanish exile of 1492, the Sicilian Jewish community was one of the most important in the Mediterranean area and was well integrated within the local component.



Our tour starts in the historical centre of the city, walking through the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter and its fascinating remains. We will visit to the site of the Synagogue and with the help of some descriptions made by Jewish mediaeval travellers, we will discover the biggest Jewish community of the capital city. Later, we walk to the Cathedral and the imposing building of the Norman Palace for a deeper understanding of the social intercourse between Jews, religious power and political power. The tour ends in the splendid Norman royal palace of the Zisa, built in Norman Arab style, that still keeps a Hebrew inscription and a Jewish candle-holder.


Tour type: private shore trip from Palermo port of call.

Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.

Time duration: almost 7  hours

Driving time:  15 minutes

Departure time: on demand

Meeting place for cruisers: Port of call pier: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.

Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote