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From Palermo: Marsala, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm small group

From Palermo: Marsala, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm small group

From US$ 204.86 per person

Discover the flavors of Sicily with this olive oil, salt, and wine tour from Palermo. Travel in Marsala area, admire the distinctive salt-producing lagoon, Visit the Village of Erice. Enjoy lunch.

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Duration 9 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the region of Marsala grapes
  • Discover the melting pot of Italy's many ancient cultures
  • Taste wine and extra-virgin olive oil and enjoy a light lunch
  • Explore Erice, an ancient religious site
  • Learn about saltpanning & Travel through the Salt Way Road
Full description
Today departure for Marsala, the Arab “Marsa Allah” –Harbour of God–, is known in the whole world for one thing: Wine! The Marsala Wine comes from the western lands of Sicily and its name derives from the homonymous town. The Marsala is the oldest Italian DOC wine, with an average alcohol content of about 18 degrees. Later a stort drive takes us to the Saltpans. Dating back as far as the reign of the Phoenicians some 2700 years ago, the ancient salt pans of western Sicily have played a hugely important role in the daily life of thousands of Mediterranean and European people for generations. Enjoy a lunch & Wine tasting in a local winery/farmhouse-Olive oil producer including tasting of mixed local product This afternoon departure for 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. At arrival, friendly walk along the city centre with stop at local pastry shop to taste some Sicilian local sweet. Later we return to Palermo.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned can/van/mini-coach
  • Driver-escort or Tour Escort (depending the number of participants)
  • Lunch and wine tasting
  • Winery/Olive oil famohouse producer
  • Gratuities
  • Additional beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes earlied the scheduled departure Stand outside the entrance of Restaurant "Al 59"

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The driver/escort is not a licensed tourist guide, so he cannot escort you inside the monuments, according to Italian tourism laws but will provide several information to let you enjoy the tour
  • Departure will be guaranteed with minimum 2 participants
Customer reviews

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Wonderful, perfect day. Marco was charming and knowledgable.

Everything went perfectly. Our guide, Marco, was an excellent driver and well informed about Palermo and the other destinations. We had a lovely day with him. I would recommend this excursion highly.

September 20, 2012

Great tour

Pick up was on time. Driver was superb and tour guide was well organised. Erice was very pretty town with stunning views. The lunch on the olive farm was excellent and delicious. Segeste archaeological park was interesting with lovely views.

May 3, 2017

Product ID: 16543