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  • Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

    1. Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

    This popular 8-hour itinerary takes you to see the most interesting sites of western Sicily. With your guide you’ll visit and explore Segesta, a Greek archaeological site. Travel to Nubia and the Salt Pans in Trapani, and admire the Sicilian coast and natural landscapes en route. You’ll also stop at Erice, a medieval hilltop town. Enjoy spectacular views throughout the day. All of the sites are relatively near Palermo, meaning that you’ll have plenty of time to explore each of them. This itinerary is also known as the Elimians's Road, named for the Elimians who were among the first inhabitants of this part of Sicily.

    Only my second day in Sicily, so was still getting my bearings. Marco came and picked me up bang on time and we set off through Palermo to pick up the others. Terrific driving and he gave us the history or Sicily whilst we journeyed to the west coast. There was enough time to see everything, although maybe another 30 mins in Erice would have been helpful. Come prepared with water, sun cream, insect repellent and a good pair of walking shoes. It also helps if you know a little something about Segesta and Erice before you see them as the signs only reveal pieces of history. A really lovely day out otherwise! However, I can imagine it would be hard in the high summer - I went in September 2021 and it was just cool enough to get around.

  • Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

    2. Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

    Nature and tradition come together on this 2-hour guided tour of the Trapani salt flats. Join a local guide who will explain the tradition of salt-making while exploring a family-owned salt pan. Enter the salt museum inside a renovated old mill to see the tools and even try some samples of flavored salt. Visit 3 different salt plans while keeping an eye out for flocks of flamingos. These migratory birds change color over time and have been known to make the flats their temporary home. At the end of the day, walk along the edge of the flats and admire the reflection of the afternoon sun in the salt pools. The tour ends with a return transfer to the meeting point.

    Very interesting tour. Fun and informative. Great guide. Lovely to watch the sun set over the salt pans. Highly recommend.

  • From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

    3. From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

    Discover the history of Sicily from the Greeks to the Middle Ages with this day trip to Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, and Segesta. After pickup from selected locations in Palermo, drive to western Sicily to reach Erice. The ancient Elymian people founded this medieval town, once an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Continue to Trapani where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. In the afternoon, head to Segesta, another city founded by the Elymians. Visit the 5th-century Doric temple built on a hilltop just outside the ancient city. Admire the astonishing views, before returning to Palermo.

  • Levanzo Island: Genovese Cave Tour

    4. Levanzo Island: Genovese Cave Tour

    Depart from the Port of Trapani and take the ferry or hydrofoil which runs every half hour to Levanzo Island. When you arrive, your guide will be waiting to meet you.  Hop into a Jeep or a boat (depending on sea conditions) and travel together along the north-west coast. Admire the incredible Karst scenery - steep limestone cliffs that rise up above the water. Reach the Genovese cave formation which looks over a small creek hidden by typical Mediterranean vegetation.  Head inside the grotto where you will find the remains of a kiln that was historically used to make lime. Continue on into the deeper chambers where you will find 33 engraved pictures and about 100 painted figures. Gaze in awe at these incredible prehistoric works of art before making the return journey back the way you came.  Please note that if you drive to cave in a car, there will be a 700 m steep path to climb.

  • Private Full-Day West Sicily & Wine Tour from Palermo

    5. Private Full-Day West Sicily & Wine Tour from Palermo

    Travel from Palermo on a full-day private tour of 4 unique spots across West Sicily, along with a wine tasting. First head to Segesta, situated among gently sloping hills of yellow-ochre and ruddy brown. The town was probably founded by Elimians; under Greek sponsorship, it soon ranked among the leading towns of the Mediterranean basin. An ancient Doric temple still presides over the timeless landscape. Continue to Marsala Ettore Infersa, an area comprising the Salt Pans of Trapani, Paceco and Marsala and characterized by lagoons and marshes with shallow water. Visit the local salt museum, and then, after driving down a country road, stop in the area around Marsala at a famous winery. Here you will take a tour and taste three local wines on a charming Sicilian terrace. Finally, make your way to Erice, located on top of Mount Erice and overlooking the city of Trapani. Here you can look...

    Leonardo was a great guide. We loved the areas we were able to see. However, it became annoying that he was calling people on his phone the last half of the trip, especially when we were driving through curvy roads during a strong rain storm. We had one hour and two hour breaks in our schedule when he could have made these calls. It was unprofessional when we were paying clients for the entire tour.

  • Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    6. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and...

  • Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

    7. Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

    Enjoy a tour that visits multiple locations. This trip was created for those who have little time available and wish to see as many places as possible. Depart from Trapani port or hotel or the airport in Trapani. Arrive at Erice and stop to see the small medieval village. Erice is known for its ancient beauty, for breathtaking views and for the originality of its medieval charm. It is famous for the production of Ericini carpet, for waxing and for almond cakes. Then head to Scopello. Visit the tuna factory and take panoramic photos of the faraglions. Stop for a free lunch. (we recommend the bread "Cunzato" plate typical to the region). The next stop is Castellamare Del Golfo. Visit the harbor and take panoramic photos. The last stop is the Saline Reserve. Visit the Salt Museum and again you can take beautiful photos within the Saline Reserve. Then return to Trapani.

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What people are saying about Trapani

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Our guide, Alessio, was very good: he managed to tell us a lot of interesting things, adding funny jokes, which made everything very pleasant. We learned new things and we recommend the tour to both adults and children. Thanks again Alessio!

Friendly team, good payment processing, check-in and service, delicious local lunch with water and wine, multiple opportunities to swim during the trip, ship and toilets are clean, explanations of various sights in Italian and English.

Fantastic experience discovering the production and properties of Salt. A journey into nature and history. Exceptional guide, very prepared and just as nice! Wonderful sunset over the salt flats. An unforgettable emotion.

Very interesting tour. Fun and informative. Great guide. Lovely to watch the sun set over the salt pans. Highly recommend.

Michael was great and the sites beautiful! I recommend it!