Palermo Shore Excursions

Palermo Italy Jewish tours


Your guide will lead you from the port through the ancient “Giudecca” – the district where the Jewish community lived voluntarily (existing in contrast to the compulsory ghettos implemented elsewhere in Italy) – and will reveal the hidden treasures linked to Jewish heritage in Palermo.

In addition to the fascinating old Jewish Quarter, you will also visit the State Archive, where the document announcing the Jews’ expulsion from Italy is on display. Continue on to the subterranean mikveh, located beneath the historic Palazzo Marchesi.

A special street food experience will close out the day, providing an opportunity to taste delicacies of the past, including a particular sandwich with a Jewish story, before you are accompanied back tot he port.

Although there are no operational synagogues in the city at present, renovations on a new synagogue – the community’s first since the Inquisition – are in progress. If you would like to visit this site, we will be happy to make these arrangements for you.

Palermo Tour Options

  • Jewish Palermo and City Highlights
  • Palermo City Highlights

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Fontana Pretoria Palermo
Fontana Pretoria
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San Domenico Church
Teatro Massimo Palermo
Teatro Massimo

  • All of our cruise tours include transfers from the port to the touring area and back. Please inform us in the event that you will not require transfers.
  • Our tours are fully customizable according to the time at your disposal. When making your request, kindly let us know how many hours you will be available for touring; if you know your exact docking times, even better!
  • In case you have already been to this destination previously, we can ensure that you will not be repeating sites which you have already visited.  If you have other specific requests, just let us know, and we will happily accommodate your particular preferences.