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

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

From US$ 88.25 per person

Explore the beautiful medieval city of Erice, the splendid Doric temple of Segesta, and see the salt pans of Trapani. Discover the ancient history and heritage of Sicily on this incredible day trip.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Discover Erice, a city founded by the ancient Elymian people
  • Visit Segesta to see the beautiful Doric Temple built on a hilltop
  • Explore the salt pans of Trapani this ancient tradition is still practiced
Full description
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.
  • Multilingual driver
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Please wait outside Hotel Politeama

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Opening hours are subject to change and the order of visits may change without notice.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Beautiful city beautiful view. For the temple and theater at segesta you pay 3 euros if you are younger than 25 and 6 euros otherwise. It is fine to walk to the top in 20 minutes, but if you have less mobility, there is also a bus that runs back and forth for 1.50 extra. I found the salt flats less interesting as the red water is beautiful.

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August 4, 2021

Pleasant excursion to discover the archaeological site of Segeste and the beautiful town of Erice with a very good guide with exemplary conduct

October 5, 2021

Unser guide Josephine war super. Schöne Tour, viel zu sehen.

October 24, 2021

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