From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip
- Duration: 8.5 hours
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.
Visit the city of Palermo, the capital and the largest city in Sicily. It is a living testimony to the millennia of successions dominated by external rulers who formed the Sicilian culture. This can be seen from the Phoenician port to the Arab-Norman architecture or the baroque theaters in the Spanish neoclassical style of the nineteenth century. This is a visit rich with stunning views and animated by the cities typical medieval markets. You will also visit the cathedral of Palermo's Monreale district. It is a fantastic and picturesque work of art. This tour includes arrival in Palermo and drop off in the historic center. Visit a typical market for street food and discover Sicily's typical cuisine. Also enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon depart for Monreale and visit the most beautiful and most impressive cathedral in the province. At the end of the cathedral visit, there wil...
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.
Discover the best of Sicily's gastronomy, culture, and scenery on this excursion from Trapani. Start your tour with a visit to either the Donnafugata, Florio, Caruso, or Mininni wineries, which are some of the region's finest. At the winery, enjoy a tasting of some local products, washed down with a selection of the best wines. Next, board a traditional lagoon boat for a boat tour of the Stagnone Lagoon. At the center of the lagoon, discover the ancient island of Motya, which has now been converted to an open-air museum. Learn more about the history of the island and its residents from your local guide. Finally, visit the coastal town of Marsala. Enjoy a guided tour of the city center and learn more about the town's vibrant past, seeing ancient ruins along the way.
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...
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Very well organised, with lunch included and enough time to visit the islands by ourselves. Opportunity to jump from the boat and swim in the sea before having lunch. Very good experience. Totally recommend it for people who don’t have enough time to visit the islands of Levanzo and Favignana by themselves.
Great cruise I recommend if you don't mind being with several people on a big boat. The stops at the two islands as well as at the coves were very pleasant not to mention the very good food. I advise you to buy your tickets on the spot much cheaper.
Well organized sightseeing tour which included a stop of approx. 2 hours on the island of Favignana and an hour on the island of Levanzo. She was given the opportunity to take a bath at the Cal Rossa. Excellent lunch enjoyed on board. Highly recommended
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.
Very well organized with a day full of activities. The visit to Favignana is interesting, beautiful Levanzo and beautiful all the opportunities to jump into the water