Segesta & Erice

Shore Excursion

Erice and Segesta are located all nearby Trapani. 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. It was also at the centre of the great naval battles between Carthage and Rome. The Salt Flats with its characteristic old windmills are inside a beautiful area protected by the WWF.

Shore Excursion Program

Starting Time Subject To Ship Arrival

from Trapani Port

Pick up at the port by your private Guide Driver. Next board a Premium Mercedes Minivan for a short drive (30min) out of town east of Trapani.

Visit 2h

Segesta

Enjoy a pleasant drive along the beautiful north coast. Passing the wine producing area of “Bianco d’Alcamo”, a well known white wine. In Segesta visit the Greek temple and the theater from the late 5th century located inside this singular archeological area. As a matter of fact both are embedded within a wonderful countryside.

Drive 45min

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 takes you 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 back to Trapani 30min

Drop off at the port

Tour Price from €125

What’s Included

Private 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: 6/7 Hours
Culture
Shore Excursion
Moderate
Friendly: No
Price varies by group size
Salt

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.

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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