Panoramic Bus Hop on- Hop off

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Experience the beauty of Catania like never before with the Panoramic Bus Hop on- Hop off tour. This flexible service allows you to explore the historic center of Catania and the breathtaking coastline up to Acitrezza, a charming fishing village known for its stunning cliffs. Whether you're traveling with your family, friends, or even if you're an adventurous solo traveler or an elderly person, this tour is suitable for everyone. Hop on the bus and get ready for an 80-minute adventure filled with awe-inspiring sights. Admire the Acitrezza seafront, visit the museum dedicated to Giovanni Verga's Malavoglia, and descend to marvel at the Norman castle built on a mountain of lava rock. Throughout the journey, you'll also be enlightened with explanations of the main attractions of the historical center of Catania through a multilingual audio guide system. Make your trip to Catania unforgettable with this Panoramic Bus tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-1 Participants
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Visit the Acitrezza seafront
  • Explore the Norman castle
  • Learn about the historical center of Catania
  • Admire the variety of tropical plants at the municipal park
  • Enjoy a flexible and convenient tour experience
  • Alcoholic beverages

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Discover the vibrant city of Catania in a unique and flexible way with the Panoramic Bus Hop on-Hop off tour. This tour offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the historic center of Catania and the beautiful coastal area up to Acitrezza. Whether you're a family looking for a fun day out, a group of young adventurers, or even a curious elderly traveler, this tour is designed to cater to all.

What to expect?

Embark on an 80-minute journey that takes you through the most enchanting spots of Catania. The tour begins at the corner of Piazza Duomo and Via Vittorio Emanuele, where you'll board the comfortable bus. Throughout the tour, you'll have the flexibility to hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Acitrezza seafront, visit the captivating museum dedicated to Giovanni Verga's Malavoglia, and be awestruck by the impressive Norman castle perched atop a lava rock mountain.

Who is this for?

The Panoramic Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour is perfect for anyone seeking an insightful and convenient way to discover Catania's wonders. Families can enjoy a day of exploration together, creating lasting memories. Young travelers will find endless opportunities for adventure and discovery. Even the elderly will find this tour suitable, as it offers a comfortable way to see the city without physical exertion. With a multilingual audio guide system on board, language barriers will not pose a problem for international visitors.

Why book this?

This tour offers a hassle-free experience, allowing you to navigate Catania's key attractions with ease. You can conveniently hop off and explore any location that piques your interest, then hop back on when you're ready to move on. The informative audio guide will provide intriguing insights about Catania's historical center, giving you a deeper understanding of the city's rich heritage. The picturesque coastal views, along with the opportunity to visit the museum and the Norman castle, make this tour a must-see for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, and culture seekers alike.

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To join the tour, simply make your way to the starting point at the corner of Piazza Duomo and Via Vittorio Emanuele. The tour lasts for approximately 80 minutes, providing ample time for exploration and immersing yourself in the beauty of Catania. Please note that the municipal park with its tropical plants is a pass-by location, allowing you to appreciate the stunning scenery from the comfort of the bus. Make sure to bring your camera to capture unforgettable moments along the way.


Customers who have experienced the Panoramic Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour rave about the convenience and flexibility it offers. They praise the informative audio guide, which enhances the journey with fascinating facts and stories. Travelers particularly enjoy the opportunity to explore Acitrezza and its seafront, immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The tour's well-organized schedule and comfortable buses also receive high praise, making it a top choice for those wanting to make the most of their time in Catania. Overall, reviewers express their satisfaction with the tour, recommending it as a fantastic way to experience the city's highlights.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking



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It’s difficult to express just how poor this experience was. I have to give it 1 star but it barely rates this. Our bus left 20 minutes late but 15 minutes in it broke down. The driver didn’t speak english but fortunately someone could translate. Another bus would be sent. It was. After an hour. Then it ran out of gas so another bus was swapped. Then there were 2 x 10 minute stops on the way up the coast. Not much to see. Possibly more upset by the lack of customer service and 90 minutes of my life I’ll never get back sitting by the side of the road. If you’ve read this far then you should know it’s €15 to travel up and down the NW coast but not much else. Too scared to hop off as I fear there won’t be another bus later - they can’t have that many. The last 15 minutes was interesting but could’ve walked it. No refund. Oh well. Should’ve read the recent reviews


Avoid. Terrible time keeping and delays. They promise 10 minutes to departure and you wait an hour! Not worth it. Total mismanagement, incompetence or just a con!


We took this trip today and it was without doubt the worst hop on hop off bus trip we have ever had. On the outward trip from Catania the audio guide did not work but the public commentary system was in German! We got off at Acicastello, but when we came to return there was no bus at the correct time. We waited for over an hour in Acicastello along with a large group of other passengers until one came which only allowed 6 people on. Luckily we were allowed on, but one of us had to stand until the next stop in Acitrezza and the other waiting people were left behind. Whilst we were waiting 3 other buses from a rival company came and went. An unbelievably bad experience.


It was lightly raining and the upstairs section of the bus was not protected so most people sat downstairs.The stairs to top deck blocked view on driver's side of bus if sitting in rear section.On both sides of rear windows were large advertising signs obstructing view out of windows.Also being on lower deck of bus prevented view of buildings,statues and other points of interest.


Good value and easy to book. We enjoyed travelling along the coast and the detailed information. We had two drivers, but clearly Alfio was exceptional. An excellent driver, very friendly and helpful. He represents the company very well unlike the driver who took the 12 o’clock bus from Duomo today (17/4) I’m not sure of his name but he was very rude and impatient. Also I would suggest if you are travelling a least a day ahead to book online as you can pay by credit card and don’t have to deal with the rude female staff in the office.


Great driver. Not a lot of stops to get off and see things, but a good way to see a lot of the city. Good info via the translated radio system with earbuds.

Leslie R

Nice for seeing a little more of Catania, but to save some money actually purchase the ticket in person rather than online.

Callie V

A nice way to see some of the city. Not as many stopping points as I thought. Booking online was more expensive than buying at location. Make sure to get the headphones as the audio on the bus speakers may or may not be in a language you understand.


DO NOT BOOK THIS COMPANY. We won’t be eating any pizza in heaven, because there will be no Italians there to make it. My family and I just had the most horrific experience with this hop on hop off tour company. We arrived at 12 o’clock and bought tickets for 8 of us. We bought tickets on the contingency that the bus was showing up to take us on a tour by 12:30. 12:50 is rolled around and we realize we no longer we’re going to be able to make it back to our boat after doing the tour and grabbing a quick bite to eat. Frustrated that the tour company had missed the timing pretty badly we simply requested a refund. They argued with us for another 10 minutes telling us the bus was here yet the bus was nowhere to be seen. This was a classic example of horrible customer service, and doing everything they can to continue to run the credit card machine without any accountability actually following through on their service. I hope all Italians aren’t like these people, but we are off to a terrible start. What a bad example of running a business and making a customers life absolute hell. After all eight of us got into the store and pressured them for another 10 minutes, they finally gave us our money back kicking in absolutely screaming. Yelling at us as we walked out the door. DO NOT BOOK THIS COMPANY.


THE WORST COMPANY, THE BUS NEVER CAME. the bus never came and they wanted to keep our money. They lie about the times and then scream at you for wanting your money back. So unprofessional. The guy selling the tickets on the side of the road will tell you whatever you want to hear then we stood waiting for the bus for 45 min. When it never came (as they said it would) we went and asked for our money back as we just wasted almost an hour on the side of the road wasting our small time in Catania. After talking with the company they lied multiple times, their story didn’t line up and were refusing to give us our money back. Finally after having to waste another 15 min they finally did but without a massive fight. This is the worst experience we’ve ever had with a hop on hop off.
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2024-07-14 13:45