View ancient Italian cities on a full-day tour of the Sicilian cities of Erice and Segesta. Visit the medieval town of Erice, head to Trapani on the Salt Way Road to visit the historic salt flats works, and continue on to Segesta to see the Doric Temple.
What to Expect
Admire the ancient Greek ruins spread across Sicilian land on a full-day tour of Erice and Segesta.
After pick-up from the Palermo Hotel, you will drive to western Sicily to arrive in Erice. The Elymians settled in the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops, known for marzipan candies and other delicacies such as almond and pistachio pastries.
You will travel on to Segesta passing through Trapani on the way. Once in Segesta, you will learn how it was one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people. Here, you may visit the unfinished Doric temple dating back to the late 5th century B.C. Built on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city, it has an impressive view of the surrounding area.
The price of this excursion does not include the admission fees (around EUR 10 per person).
- Vehicle with air conditioning
- English-speaking driver escort
- Visits listed on the itinerary
What's Not Included
- Admission fees
- Licensed tourist guide
- Beverage and meals
Know Before You Go
We customized this excursion using a driver-escort, who is a chauffeur specialized to drive you around our amazing island. He is able to provide basic historical information, he can show you the main highlights, he is knowledgeable, and he has an umbrella of information. Your driver-escort will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, assuring that your experience in Sicily will be both memorable and enjoyable.
The driver-escort is not a licensed tourist guide and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian rules. In case you need a local licensed guide, you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for one to meet you where it is needed.