Private Shore Excursion to Segesta Erice and Salt Pans

The salt flats are nearby Trapani. Its characteristic old windmills are inside a beautiful area protected by the WWF. The ancient history of the city is certainly closely tied to Africa. As a result Phoenicians founded this city. And it was also at the centre of the great naval battles between Carthage and Rome.

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Shore Excursion Itinerary

Start at 9AM – Drive 45min – Visit 1.5h

Segesta

Pick up at the port in Trapani by your private Guide Driver.
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 visit the temple inside the archeological area. It is embedded within a wonderful countryside.

Start at 9AM – Drive 45min – Visit 1.5h
Drive 1h – Lunch break – Visit 1.5h – Back to port 45min

Erice

Continue to ERICE, Just driving up to Erice is worth the trip! The view from here is stunning, it overlooks the town of Trapani, it’s salt flats and the Egadi Islands. A stroll trough the cobblestoned streets of the medieval town will take us to the public garden located nearby the ruins of the Norman castle. Finally, stop at the Salt Pans. Where sea water has been channeled into small ponds to evaporate leaving the salt behind. 

Drive 1h – Lunch break – Visit 1.5h – Back to port 45min
Trapani Shore Excursion

Erice has a unique location. As a result it is just about 2400 feet above sea level. Therefore cool even in a hot Sicilian summer. The town overlooks also nearby Trapani and the salt flats. Moreover a lush park surrounds the hilltop castles. On the other hand find charming old stone streets to stroll. And several medieval churches to investigate. It is not just the views, however that brings people here. In fact the quaint cobblestone streets have their own unique appeal.

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Segesta according to the traditional legend had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro. Once washed by the river Crimiso, nearby Calatafimi. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC.


duration 6/7 h • from € 125


What’s Included

  • Guided tour inside the archeological area of Segesta
  • Private transportation according to itinerary
  • Parking/Highway  fees
  • Pick up/ Drop off at the port

What’s Extra

  • Admission fees in general
  • Meals & Beverages
Trapani

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