The Perfect Mix for First Time Visitors • Visit the temple and theatre in Segesta and the medieval town of Erice on this private tour

The medieval settlements of Erice and Segesta rank among the top sites in western Sicily. Reach both cities in one day with your guide, and uncover thousands of years of Sicilian history regarding the Temple and Theatre in Segesta. Enjoy uninterrupted views in Erice and along the Gulf of Castellammare on a round-trip travel from your Palermo hotel included.

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.

Temple

Erice is just about 2400 feet above sea level. 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.

Erice

Itinerary 

Pick up at your hotel in Palermo. Enjoy a pleasant drive along the beautiful north coast passing the Gulf of Castellammare. And the wine producing area of “Bianco d’Alcamo”, a well known white wine. In SEGESTA we’ll visit the Greek temple and the theatre. It is embedded within a wonderful countryside.

Continue to ERICE. A stroll trough 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.


duration 7 h • from € 125


What’s Included

  • Private guided tour inside the archeological area Segesta
  • English speaking local Guide Driver
  • Comfortable transport by Top Class Mercedes Minivan
  • Parking/Highway fees
  • Pick up/ Drop off at your hotel

What’s Extra

  • Admission fees in general
  • Meals & Beverages

Other Shore Excursions You may like starting from Palermo 

Cefalù   •  Selinunte  •  Palermo City Tour  •  Segesta & Monreale  •  Roots Tour