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Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Islands Boat Shuttle

1. Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Islands Boat Shuttle

Meet in the port of Trapani and board the boat, then begin the 40-minute journey to the island of Favignana. You will then be dropped off at the port of Favignana to enjoy 4 hours of free time on the island. Explore the charming village, hike around the island or just relax and have dinner at the local restaurant. Then get on board the boat that will continue from Favignana to Levanzo. Relax and enjoy the wonderful views during the 20-minute journey. The visit to Levanzo has a total duration of about 2 hours, during which you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the coast, sailing up to the Faraglioni, a stop for a swim in one of the island's coves, and a stop of an hour on the island to visit the characteristic village.

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

2. 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.

Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

3. 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.

From Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

4. From Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

Depart from the port of Trapani in the morning aboard a comfortable boat and cruise to the island of Favignana. Drop anchor to explore the city center at leisure for 2 hours. Have time to explore beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe or go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea or visit the blood-red cove of Cala Rossa. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the boat with drinks, including wine and water. Continue to Levanzo, the smallest of the 3 main Aegadian Islands. Spend an hour of free time seeing the Neolithic cave paintings of the Grotta del Genovese or soak up the laid-back vibe of the port.  Hop back on the boat and make your way back towards Trapani at a leisurely pace. Cruise around the islands and stop for a swim in the sea.

From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Boat Tour with Lunch

5. From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Boat Tour with Lunch

Set off on a yacht from Trapani for a day touring on the water with a brief stop on Favignana island. Find secluded beaches and coves among the Aegadean Islands for swimming or snorkeling. Stop in the town of Favignana for a taste of regional cuisine before boating to Levanza.  Start the tour at the Port of Trapani. Cross over the sea to the island of Favignana and cruise around the coast. Discover hidden inlets where you’ll snorkel in the clear waters of the Mediterranean or swim in a refreshing creek.  Towards lunch time, pull into port at the town of Favignana. Wander around the narrow streets and plazas to appreciate its character and charm. The Castello San Giacomo and the Palazzo Florio showcase the island’s long history. Join the activity provider for a tasting of local cuisine.  Once done on Favignana, make way over to Levanzo Island. Enjoy panoramic vistas from the boat. See if you can spot a cove to stop in for a swim. Spend the late afternoon and early evening in the water or relaxing before heading back to Trapani.

From Trapani: Aegadian Islands Favignana & Levanzo Cruise

6. From Trapani: Aegadian Islands Favignana & Levanzo Cruise

Embark on a cruise around the island of Favignana from Trapani. Jump aboard a comfortable boat that guarantees safety and comfort for kids and adults. Stop at Cala Rossa, Blue Marino, Cala Azzurra, Favignana, Lovers' Cave, Levanzo, Cala Fredda, and Cala Minnola. Set sail to your first stop of Cala Rossa, an expanse of crystal clear water. Continue to Blue Marino to discover the island's ancient tuff quarry. Your third stop is Cala Azzurra, a sandy beach that takes its name from the intense color of its water. Visit the island’s village, the former tuna processing factory of Florio, or have lunch in a typical restaurant on the island. Leave the Favignana port to sail to Lovers’ Cave. With the help of your skipper and the snorkeling equipment provided, swim inside the cave and explore its 2 entrances. Head down the cave to find a small pebble beach sheltered by the roof. Coasting the majestic sea stack of Levanzo, leave for Cala Fredda, a wonderful bay with a seabed covered with marine plants and a pebble beach you can reach by swimming. Finally, go to Cala Minneola, the last stop of the tour. As the captain drops the anchor, bid farewell to the Islands.

Favignana and Levanzo Mini-Cruise

7. Favignana and Levanzo Mini-Cruise

After meeting in the Port of Trapani in Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Marinella quay you will board your boat and depart Trapani at 9:30 AM. At 10:15 AM you will arrive at the island of Favignana where you will enjoy a 2-hour stop off giving you time to explore Favignana before beginning your coastal tour. On your coastal tour, you will head north-east along the eastern side of the island reaching the famous Cala Rossa, Bue Marino, and Cala Azzurra. Depending on the weather conditions and tidal current you may be able to stop and enjoy a swim. As you continue on route to Levanzo, enjoy a traditional lunch of pasta with Trapanese pesto onboard and take in the amazing views. At 3:05 PM you will arrive at Levanzo for a 1-hour stop off to explore. From the port of Levanzo, you can see the enchanting view of the Mediterranean village, the only inhabited zone on the island. After a 1-hour your tour will continue to the famous Faraglioni, one of the most spectacular views of the island, cruising along the coastline. At 5:15 PM you will depart back towards Trapani arriving back in the port at 6:00 PM bringing your day of coastal exploration to an end.

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

8. 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.

Trapani: Marettimo Island and Sea Caves Boat Tour with Lunch

9. Trapani: Marettimo Island and Sea Caves Boat Tour with Lunch

Meet at the port of Trapani and board the boat for the 1 hour and 30-minute journey to the island of Marettimo, around the island, visiting the most beautiful coves and caves. There will be at least two stops where you can swim, with your expert crew on hand to provide assistance. Stop at the town of Marettimo, where you can enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Enjoy free time exploring the narrow streets of the village or swimming at the nearby beach. In the afternoon, depart for Levanzo. Make a short stop for a final swim and admire the fantastic views of the island.

Trapani: Saline di Trapani e Paceco Sunset Tour

10. Trapani: Saline di Trapani e Paceco Sunset Tour

Grab your camera for a sunset van trip to the Saline di Trapani e Paceco nature reserve. Snap pictures of flamingos, avocets, and other birds. Check out the flats where salt has been harvested for centuries. Meet your driver and guide at your hotel before heading outside the city to the reserve. There are almost 1000 hectares for the birds to wander. Bring your telephoto lenses or binoculars for a good view of them while keeping a respectful distance.  Visit the historical buildings that have been turned into a museum. Learn how people have gathered salt at that site for centuries. Check out the windmill, another prime subject for photographers. Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. Capture the colors reflected in the salt pans, a few final shots of the birds, or some selfies before you return to Trapani.

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What people are saying about Trapani

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 604 reviews

The girl was very attentive at all times and even though we didn't speak Italian, she explained everything in English and made sure that we had understood everything...very nice.

alessio, our guide was perfect. he explained everything very detailed and created a very pleasant atmosphere like with friends. it was an extraordinary evening. Thanks for all!

Super The island of Favignana is perfect for buying souvenirs, lounging on the beach or eating The island of Levanzo is wilder with beautiful coves

Fantastic beautiful places very polite staff super recommended for families and children

We recommend this tour to other travellers. Excellent guide.