Erice & Segesta

Shore Excursion

Experience several panoramic sceneries from Medieval Erice which are quite unique. Erice is just about 2400 feet above sea level. Cool even in a hot Sicilian summer. It also 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.

Shore Excursion Program

Stating time subject to ship arrival

from Palermo Port

Pick up at the port by your private Guide Driver and board a Premium Mercedes Minivan. Relax on a scenic drive (1h15min) following the beautiful Gulf of Castellammare west of Palermo. Drive also trough the pleasant wine producing area of “Bianco d’Alcamo”.


Stating time subject to ship arrival
Visit 1h

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, in doric style from the 5th Century, which is embedded within a wonderful countryside.


Visit 1h
Drive 45min/Visit/Lunch

Erice

A stroll trough the cobblestoned streets of this medieval town will take you 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. Time for a lunch break at a local restaurant.


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

Drop off at the port

Drive back to Palermo 1h30min

Tour Price from €140*

What’s Included

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

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

Tour Details

Duration: 7/8 Hours
Culture
Shore Excursion
Moderate
Friendly: No
*Price varies by group size

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 and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC. The high-stepped, semicircular theatre opens onto a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance. Visit this archeological area in Segesta with a Private Guide Driver.

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