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.
At the end of the tour we drive back to Palermo port.
Olive Oil Farm: Light Lunch
The lunch is not included in the tour, You will find this extra service on the booking procedure.
The light lunch at Olive Oil Farm includes 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.
This tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Licensed local guide is not included.
Segesta: Doric Temple
Erice: Castle built on the remnants of Venus Temple
TOUR CODE: ERICESEG