Segesta & Erice

Visit the temple and theater in Segesta and the medieval town of Erice on this private tour. The medieval settlements of Erice and the archeological area in Segesta rank among the top sites in western Sicily. Enjoy uninterrupted views in Erice and along the Gulf of Castellammare on a round-trip travel from your hotel.

Segesta according to the traditional legend had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro and washed by the river Crimiso, nearby Calatafimi. The well preserved temple was built in the late 5th century BC. – A visit to Segesta, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists, is an experience you cannot miss. Visit the site with your guide, and uncover thousands of years of Sicilian history regarding the Temple and Theatre in Segesta.

What to Expect

Start after breakfast

from Palermo

Pick up at your hotel by your private Guide Driver. Next board a Premium Mercedes Minivan and start a drive (1h15min) following the west coast. Admire the beautiful Gulf of Castellammare and the hilly wine producing area “Bianco d’Alcamo”.

Start after breakfast
Visit 2h

Temple & Theater

In SEGESTA follow your Guide on a private guided tour exclusive to your party. Where necessary tickets will be purchased to minimize waiting time. Enjoy the Greek temple and the theatre. Both are from the 5th Century and are embedded within a wonderful countryside.

Visit 2h
Drive 45min/Lunch Break

The Medieval Town on the Hill

Just driving up to ERICE is worth the trip! A stroll through the cobblestoned streets of the medieval town will take us to the public garden. It is located nearby the ruins of the Norman castle. The sight from here is stunning. It is not just the views, however that brings people here since the quaint cobblestone streets have their own unique appeal.

Drive 45min/Lunch Break
Drive back to Palermo 1h30min

Drop off at your hotel

Drive back to Palermo 1h30min

Tour Details

Duration: 8 Hours
Photo Opportunities
Out of Town
Friendly: No

What’s Included

Guided Tours inside Archeological Areas and Towns
English speaking Guide Driver
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes vehicle
Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel
Parking/Highway Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

Erice is just about 2400 feet above sea level. Therefore cool even in a hot Sicilian summer. It offers on clear days magnificent views. According to Thucydides, it was a city like no other. A sacred place dedicated to the goddess of love and fecundity. Aphrodite for the Greeks, Venus for the Romans. The town overlooks nearby Trapani and the salt flats with its characteristic old windmills.

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