Every effort is made to provide the tour as described below, however the itinerary may change due to situation beyond our control.
Today you are greeted at Palermo port and drive to the western Sicily where we reach Erice (uptown). The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. Then we drive through the Sea Saltpans of Trapani, where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. Later we travel onto Segesta, one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people, to visit the unfinished Doric temple (Admission Fee: not included), late 5th century BC, built on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city and has a commanding view of the surrounding area. Later we drive back to Palermo port.
Segesta: Doric Temple
Erice: Castle built on the remnants of Venus Temple
TOUR CODE: ERICESEG
PRICE & BOOKING INFORMATION
- Group of 1-3 People: Euro 385,00 Total
- Group of 4-8 People: Euro 420,00 Total
From 9 to 25 People price is per person and the tour will be provided with coach
- Group of 9-11 People: Euro 135,00 Per Person
- Group of 12-15 People: Euro 100,00 Per Person
- Group of 16-20 People: Euro 80,00 Per Person
- Group of 21-25 People: Euro 60,00 Per Person
Olive Oil Farm: Light Lunch
Euro 30,00 per person
The price includes a light lunch at Olive Oil Farm. You will be served a selection of starters, pasta, dessert, mineral water and a glass of wine. Before the lunch you will taste extra virgin olive oil produced by the farmhouse.
Light lunch at Olive Oil Farm is optional and has to be booked necessarily by the whole Group.
Tour of Sicily will only reserve this service. The total amount will be paid by your Group directly at Olive Oil Farm.
In case of no show Tour of Sicily will charge the total amount due for the lunch on the same credit card used to book the tour.
Booking process system:
Send us all Your details by filling in the automatic form - no payment is required at this stage - Your booking will be in pending as long as we will confirm the availability. If available, the tour will be confirmed and we will charge a deposit of Euro 100,00 (total per vehicle) on Your credit card. As per our policy, this deposit is needed to guarantee the booking.
The balance will be charged automatically on the same credit card used for the deposit 15 days before tour begins.
*If you prefer to pay the full amount at time of booking, please specify this preference during the booking procedure.
***** IMPORTANT TO KNOW *****
We will adapt this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
For your acknowledge:
-Pick-up will be arranged 0,30 hour later estimated cruise dock;
-Drop-off to the port will be set 1 hour before cruise departure.
Our staff will be pleased to meet & greet you at the Docking Pier.
DRIVER ESCORT INFORMATION:
We customized this excursion using a Driver-Escort. A Driver Escort is a chauffeur specialized to drive you around our amazing island. He is able to provide basic historical information, he can show you the main highlights ... he is knowledgeable and he has an umbrella of information. Our Driver Escort will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, he will assure that your experience in Sicily will be both memorable and enjoyable.
The Driver Escort is not a Licensed Tourist Guide (Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals -- with a Regional license -- permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city) and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. In case you need a Licensed Local Guide you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for Licensed Guide to meet you directly on the spot.
LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE (Service is available on request)
This excursion doesn't include Licensed Local Guide. We are able to book this service on request, subject to availability.
The price of this excursion does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are under 18 years old the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.
GRATUITIES (We Suggest):
- We recommend to pay an average of eur 50,00 to the Driver Escort --if you are satisfied of him-- based on the efficiency and service you receive.
-Gratuities to restaurants are never included in the bill. The restaurant cover charge is not a tip. If paying with credit cards in Italy & Sicily, please be so kind as to pay your tip separately in cash to the waiter. This should be 10% of the total bill.
-The use of public toilets requires a payment to the attendant of EURO 0,50 cents.
Please be so kind as to share with us, before your arrival, if you have walking restrictions.
SHORE EXCURSIONS | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days before arrival
-25% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 9 to 6 days before arrival
-75% of total amount won’t be refunded from 5 to 3 days before arrival
-100% of total amount won’t be refunded from 2 to the day of the services or after (No refund for no show)
IMPORTANT: in case the cruise won’t dock to the port for any reason, we will refund you in total.