Erice And Segesta Day Trip From Palermo With Sicilian Food And Wine Tasting

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Overview

Discover the best of western Sicily on a day trip to Erice and Segesta from Palermo. Be wowed by the views from Erice, a walled medieval mountain town that overlooks the picturesque Trapani harbor. Visit an olive oil producer and enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch, as well as tastings of locally produced oil and wine. Spend the afternoon at the archaeological site of Segesta. Discover the unfinished temple at your leisure and soak up dreamy views of Sicilys sun-drenched valleys and hills.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Meet your tour leader in central Palermo and head for the hills towards two beautiful towns in Sicilys wild west.

After a relaxing journey in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, stop at Erice, an isolated medieval town perched high on top of Mt Erice. Listen as your tour leader reveals Erices fascinating backstory. Legend suggests that Erice was founded by the indigenous Elymian people, who were believed to be Trojan exiles.

Admire the breathtaking vistas of sweeping valleys and wander around the maze of Mediterranean lanes. Venture into some of the towns pastry shops, which are known for their mouthwatering selections of specialty sweets, such as marzipan candies and almond and pistachio pastries.

Travel to a Sicilian olive oil estate and tuck into a typical Sicilian lunch that features fresh local produce such as cheese, olives and pasta. Savor samples of olive oil and wine, which are also produced locally.

After lunch, continue to Segesta, another city connected to the ancient Elymian people. Pay the admission fee to enter the archaeological site independently. Explore the ancient ruins at your leisure, marveling at the unfinished Doric temple, which dates back to the 5th century BC and at panoramic vistas of the rolling hills.

Please note that your tour leader will not accompany you inside the site, but he or she will be able to share information about its highlights and history.

Afterward, settle back into your seat for a scenic drive back to central Palermo, where your tour concludes.

Inclusions for Erice And Segesta Day Trip From Palermo With Sicilian Food And Wine Tasting

  • Driver/guide
  • Tour leader (from tour group size of 9 pax)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2-course lunch
  • Local wine, water during lunch

Exclusions for Erice And Segesta Day Trip From Palermo With Sicilian Food And Wine Tasting

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Comfortable walking shoes recommended

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

PLease note the duration of the tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the day and traffic conditions

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Great day with an excellent guide. Erice was well worth it.

  • Good tour, great lunch and fantastic guide

  • This was a great tour!! It was much more than I expected. I met the bus at the central location and got on the bus. There were about 15 of us I think. Everyone was super nice and the guide did a great job. Both Erice and Segesta were amazing. We had time to walk around and even got a little snack. Of course theres a bit of walking, but you can decide what you want to do. Great way to see the countryside and learn more about Sicily. I was traveling on my own and met some really great people on the tour! I recommend!

  • The meeting place in front of the Prada store was easy to find. We were comfortable on the bus not there is no bathroom. We received a great deal of interesting information about Palermo and the surrounding countryside on our 1.5 hour drive to Erice. Upon arrival we were given a tasty treat at a local sweet shop and a bathroom break before walking the incline up to the central square. We chose to immediately walk up to the castle - incredible views of the ocean and landscape below. We paid 2 euros to enter the open air museum as well. We walked back to the city center square and had just enough time for a glass of wine before boarding the bus. It took another hour to get to the olive vineyard. After a brief overview of olive oil making we were served a very delicious lunch of various vegetables, fish, pasta, etc. It was super tasty and there was more than enough food and wine to go around. Another hour drive took us to Segestra. Definitely purchase the 1 euro bus ticket to the ruins, it's a steep and long climb! We toured the hilltop ruins and walked down to the visitor center, then walked up a steep hill to the temple. Absolutely gorgeous and a must see! Incredible history and views. We got back to town at about 5:30PM. I would highly recommend this excursion for those interested in seeing ruins and the countryside.

  • Great sights. Great food. Great guide. I enjoyed the historical sights. The countryside is beautiful. The meal served in the Farm compound was outstanding. Take this tour.

  • Be aware this is NOT a small group tour, which is what I believed I was signing up for I thought it was limited to 9 passengers, but we had 30 on a very cramped bus. Erice and Segesta were both amazing, and the dining experience at the agrotourism olive farm was great. Our guide was a bit difficult to understand, and the bus was so cramped, noisy and loud that we received virtually no information from her.

  • Loved loved this tour. Would go again. The lunch was fabulous and made new friends who joined us for dinner. Wish we could have more time in the towns. Josephine a little hard to understand when the air conditioner in the van was on but otherwise she was up to the job constantly giving facts and information.

  • We had a wonderful day, Josephine our guide was very knowledgable and helpful. Lunch was delicious too. An excellent day out.

  • This is a great tour to visit Erica and Segesta that includes a nice lunch.

  • Don't miss that tour when in Sicily!!!

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