Tour Information

Palermo is the capital of the Sicilian Region. On the Western coast of the Island, it is a unique example of cultural melting pot: Phoenicians, Arabs, Normans, French and many others have left their heritage to the town, where you can find street names in Italian, Arab and Jewish. A place of inclusion, where people from the Mediterranean and beyond found their homes or, at least, their fortune.

This is a day dedicated to discover the stunning opulence of Palermo: walking the town with your guide, you learn about the sense of this place, which is still plunged into the past but also looking to the future. Palermo is a great picture of beauty and of flavors, a unique experience of colors, which really give the sense of the Mediterranean.

For this, a sail boat tour along the coast will enrich your excursion and invite to dive into the crystalline Sicilian waters, while enjoying some tasty snacks and appetizers with local wine. Enjoy the view of Palermo and Villa Igiea from the sea, The Florio Tuna-Fishery and Mount Pellegrino. You will stop in front of one of the most beautiful beaches in Souther Italy: Mondello from where you will also widen your horizon to the Gulf and the mountains.

We are proud to collaborate with a no-profit local association: ‘Lisca Bianca’ which takes care of your sailboat tour. ‘Lisca Bianca’ is committed to create work opportunities for young people in need or in social distress, as well as projects for children in educational poverty.

Here the program of the day:

8.45 AM – Meet your guide at the port;

9.00 AM – Your walking tour starts;

 On the way from the port to the town center (1.5 miles), your guide will invite you to stop at local bars, for a coffee or for breakfast. Street food in Sicily is a true experience made of ‘arancine’ (fried rice balls), ‘panelle’ ‘cazzilli’, ‘granite’ (slushes) and fresh orange squash.

You will be surrounded by Norman and Baroque architecture, starting with Teatro Massimo,

The ’Quattro Canti’- the octagonal square, Piazza Pretoria (where the Fountain of Shame is), Bellini Square, with the Norman Church of the Martorana and San Cataldo, and their amazing Byzantine mosaics.

12.00PM – End of walking tour and break, before meeting your skipper for the sail boat tour

12.30PM -  Meet your skipper and start your boat tour along the Palermo coast.

Enjoy a light lunch on board, sip some fresh local wine, dive into the green-and-blue waters and learn about the fishermen’s story of ‘Tonnara Florio’ (where tuna fish was captured) and the Art Deco Villa Florio, as well as the Arenella and Villa Bordonaro, all visible from the sea.

16.30 – You are back to the port to board your cruise.

Departure:
Palermo's Port

Places You’ll See

Palermo
Mondello
The see of Sicily

Itinerary

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What's Included

Escorted Tour
Light lunch and beverages on board
Professional gay-friendly guide
Sailboat tour with skipper (4 hrs)

What's Excluded

Everything not clearly mentioned on what's Included
Personal extras
Snorkeling equipment
Tips

Additional Information

Important: do not forget your sun screen and cream, cap, snorkeling equipment, towel and swimming suit. Also, comfortable shoes (sneakers or similar) are advisable.

Snorkeling equipment is available on board.

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Ian
Ian
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My husband and I booked the tour of the “Vatican in a gay light” for one morning during our trip to Rome. Our guide, Dario, was very knowledgeable of the historical significe of the art works as well as many of the anecdotes that provided context. We learned a great deal and truly enjoyed ourselves. This tour is too notch! Thank you.
Matt Berg
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Excellent pre-cruise Quiiky tour in Venice. Great guide who had so much intimate knowledge of Venice. Besides being very handsome he is a local resident for more than 2 decades with so much intimate knowledge that you can’t get from a guidebook. This is my second time using Quiiky for tours and transfers; they’re my first choice in Italy!
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First I would like to thank you and your company and all involved for a wonderful trip. From beginning to end we continued to be amazed by all the wonder service we received from all of you. We had a fabulous time for our anniversary. All the guides were great and all better than we expected. It is hard to pick a best as they were all awesome, that being said, three stand out for being most personable and had a excellent sense of how to move us along our tours. Quiiky gets 5 out of 5 for all other ratings. Yes, we would positively reccommend for anyone considering travel to Italy. AND, Giovanna, you’re the best.
 John Bindlechner-Wigan
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We adored our Quikky tour of the Vatican with our guide Claudio. We had been a little apprehensive about visiting the Vatican but this tour is the way to go! Claudio had an expert knowledge of the art collection and we enjoyed hearing the "other", more scandalous stories of the private lives of Michelangelo and the popes. We loved our visit to the museums, Sistine Chapel, grotto and St Peters - I recommend joining the queue and adding on the view from the dome of the basilica - well worth the stairs!
Denis Dallaire
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The excursion to Capri was great! The headphone system worked really well and the guide Andrea was super nice and fun! He was a really good guide and would not hesitate to have him again. The food and drink offerings were very good. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Oliver Broad
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Thanks for a great alternative tour of the Vatican. Having visited back in 1999 I wanted something a little different to do with my husband who had never visited before. It is great to see Quiiky offering tours with a twist and can most definitely recommend this one for your next visit to Rome.
Greg Brady
Greg Brady
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First had a wonderful pre-cruise Quikky tour in Venice. Our guide was super friendly, knowledgeable, and a great deal of fun. Then I went on a tour of the Vatican and our tour guide was incredible. He is an expert on the Vatican and on the pertinent gay history (which turns out to be much more than you might even think). He literally made the Vatican come alive and provided one of the more fascinating tours I have taken anywhere. And the two wonderful owners of Quiiky picked us up and took us on a vehicular tour of Rome. Others got back from Rome complaining of the crowds and the heat... we got back energized, happy, and filled with fascinating information after an afternoon filled with fun and personalized care. Don't make the mistake thinking you will get an equivalent tour from a straight guide/company -- if you are gay, Quiiky is the way to go.
Auston Matta
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I highly recommend Quiiky Travel for any guided visit to Rome or Italy. I was both surprised and entertained by everything GAY I learned about the Vatican on my tour. They are passionate about providing an excellent travel experience and I have no doubt that you would enjoy one of their tours or travel products.
Denis Dallaire
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What a wonderful experience to Messina and Taormina. Antonio was a great guide with good knowledge and history-telling. Really enjoyed the history of the museum Cusena. Again the food and drinks on the boat were very good. Thank you so much!
Santiago Stanley
Santiago Stanley
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Our excursion to Messina and Taormina today was excellent. Antonio was amazing. Our food experience was on point … starting with the granita and Brioche in Messina and the arancini and cannoli in Taormina!!! The boat trip around the bays was spectacular and the food again!!! Eggplant Parmesan and the sardine dish and olives… Again Antonio was patient , knowledgeable sweet and always on time!! Excellent experience!!!
Adam Martindale
Adam Martindale
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We had a fantastic tour of the Vatican with Paolo from Quiiky. Paolo was knowledgeable, personable, fun and really gave us a different insight into the history of art and the gay artists that are part of the Vatican’s history and more! Highly recommended!
Theron Clark Stuart
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It was easy to schedule our tour. Everything was explained in great detail, so there was no confusion on the day of the excursion. The vans were spotless and comfortable. Our guide for the Colosseum was exceptional in every way. He was cute, knowledgeable, witty, flexible and engaging. We met so wonderful folks and shared a wonderful lunch with the guys from our group. Could not have been happier with Quiiky.
Curtis Korchinsky
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Fantastic company to work with. Very easy and simple…..and good value. Will definitely book with them again!
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Duration: 7 hours
Departure: Aug. 30, 2023
Destination: Palermo
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