3-3 ½ hours
7-8 stops
10 people max
English
Local food and culture
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What you'll do

Upgrade your Secret Food Tours: Palermo, experience a local mandarinetto liquor, a glass of Water and Zammù & then a Sicilian Beer.

You must be over 18 and have a valid ID. This upgrade can only be purchased in addition to the food tour.

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

  • Mandarinetto
    local mandarin orange liquor
  • Water and Zammù
    the oldest Palermitan drink consists of refreshing water corrected with a hint of Anis
  • Local beer
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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.
We reserve the right to substitute the alcohol for non-alcoholic drinks if the guest becomes inebriated.

Book Your Tour
€10/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll drink
DRINKS
  • Mandarinetto
  • Water and Zammù
  • Water and Zammù:


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

WHY HAVE WE CHOSEN THE OLD TOWN AND VUCCIRIA AND BALLARO MARKETS

Palermo Old town, Vucciria and Ballarò have been chosen by us for several reasons. First and foremost, it allows you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Palermo and its incredible food, which is a historical and cultural gem filled with fascinating stories and traditions.
Vucciria and Ballarò Markets are renowned for their incredible variety of fresh veggies, seafood, meats, and artisanal products. These markets provide a feast for your senses, offering you the opportunity to taste the authentic and delicious flavors of Sicily while truly entering the local culture in its amazing and at the same time craziest side.
Notably, Palermo's Old Town is not only about food; it's also a place where so much has been going on the past, also, for movie lovers: iconic scenes from "The Godfather" were filmed here!
A guided tour offers you insider knowledge and recommendations from locals who are well-acquainted with the best spots and hidden gems in these bustling markets and Old Town.
For food enthusiasts, these markets represent a unique culinary adventure where you can sample traditional Sicilian dishes, snacks, and sweets, creating lasting gastronomic memories.
Furthermore, Palermo's Old Town is steeped in history, characterized by narrow winding streets, ancient architecture, and historical landmark related to Greeks, Arabs and even Vikings. Our tour provides valuable context and insights into the city's fascinating past.
Finally, visiting markets like Vucciria and Ballarò not only enriches your experience but also supports local vendors and artisans, contributing to the vitality of these vibrant neighborhoods.
In conclusion, a tour of Palermo's Old Town and its iconic markets offers a multifaceted experience that combines culture, history, food, and community engagement since you’ll see the local perspective of things.

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Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

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Meeting Spot
The meeting spot is in Porta Nuova, Palermo. We meet right in front of the Arch, on the Corso Calatafimi side. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Daily10:30 a.m.

Porta Nuova, Palermo

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY HAVE WE CHOSEN THE OLD TOWN AND VUCCIRIA AND BALLARO MARKETS

Palermo Old town, Vucciria and Ballarò have been chosen by us for several reasons. First and foremost, it allows you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Palermo and its incredible food, which is a historical and cultural gem filled with fascinating stories and traditions.
Vucciria and Ballarò Markets are renowned for their incredible variety of fresh veggies, seafood, meats, and artisanal products. These markets provide a feast for your senses, offering you the opportunity to taste the authentic and delicious flavors of Sicily while truly entering the local culture in its amazing and at the same time craziest side.
Notably, Palermo's Old Town is not only about food; it's also a place where so much has been going on the past, also, for movie lovers: iconic scenes from "The Godfather" were filmed here!
A guided tour offers you insider knowledge and recommendations from locals who are well-acquainted with the best spots and hidden gems in these bustling markets and Old Town.
For food enthusiasts, these markets represent a unique culinary adventure where you can sample traditional Sicilian dishes, snacks, and sweets, creating lasting gastronomic memories.
Furthermore, Palermo's Old Town is steeped in history, characterized by narrow winding streets, ancient architecture, and historical landmark related to Greeks, Arabs and even Vikings. Our tour provides valuable context and insights into the city's fascinating past.
Finally, visiting markets like Vucciria and Ballarò not only enriches your experience but also supports local vendors and artisans, contributing to the vitality of these vibrant neighborhoods.
In conclusion, a tour of Palermo's Old Town and its iconic markets offers a multifaceted experience that combines culture, history, food, and community engagement since you’ll see the local perspective of things.

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Frequently asked Questions
Health & Safety Standards
Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

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  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks mentioned above, but if you want more alcohol (who doesn't?) We offer an upgraded drinks package that gives you 2 drinks!

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

We begin our tours at 10:30am and suggest you arrive 5 minutes earlier. The meeting spot is in Porta Nuova, Palermo. We meet right in front of the Arch, on the Corso Calatafimi side. The tour guide will be there with an orange umbrella and a big smile!

Where the tour will end?

The tour will end next to Porta Nuova, on Corso Calatafimi.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Please note that we are not able to offer any gluten-free or vegan option yet. Please inform us in advance of any other food allergies or special dietary requirements in order to give us time to adapt the menu and make you enjoy the tour! If you have any doubt or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under, but their presence MUST BE NOTIFIED UPON BOOKING OF THE TOUR at [email protected]! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like!

Is there enough food during your tour?

We give enough food to all our customers. Trust us, you will not need to go to any restaurant after the food tour!

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be approximately 33 minutes of walking, but it is not too difficult and is broken up between food stops. During the duration of the tour we will walk about a mile and a half.

Our guide walks at the pace of the tour members, you will never be rushed, but if you are on a wheelchair, write to us before booking.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 10 people maximum. If you are more than 10 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to accommodate you.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and he will do his best to make you happy.

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Rome. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us your bank statement and we will refund as a gesture of good will.

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