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Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

1. Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

This popular 8-hour itinerary takes you to see the most interesting sites of western Sicily. With your guide you’ll visit and explore Segesta, a Greek archaeological site. Travel to Nubia and the Salt Pans in Trapani, and admire the Sicilian coast and natural landscapes en route. You’ll also stop at Erice, a medieval hilltop town. Enjoy spectacular views throughout the day. All of the sites are relatively near Palermo, meaning that you’ll have plenty of time to explore each of them. This itinerary is also known as the Elimians's Road, named for the Elimians who were among the first inhabitants of this part of Sicily.

Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

2. Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

Nature and tradition come together on this 2-hour guided tour of the Trapani salt flats. Join a local guide who will explain the tradition of salt-making while exploring a family-owned salt pan. Enter the salt museum inside a renovated old mill to see the tools and even try some samples of flavored salt. Visit 3 different salt plans while keeping an eye out for flocks of flamingos. These migratory birds change color over time and have been known to make the flats their temporary home. At the end of the day, walk along the edge of the flats and admire the reflection of the afternoon sun in the salt pools. The tour ends with a return transfer to the meeting point.

From Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

3. From Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

Depart from the port of Trapani in the morning aboard a comfortable boat and cruise to the island of Favignana. Drop anchor to explore the city center at leisure for 2 hours. Have time to explore beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe or go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea or visit the blood-red cove of Cala Rossa. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the boat with drinks, including wine and water. Continue to Levanzo, the smallest of the 3 main Aegadian Islands. Spend an hour of free time seeing the Neolithic cave paintings of the Grotta del Genovese or soak up the laid-back vibe of the port.  Hop back on the boat and make your way back towards Trapani at a leisurely pace. Cruise around the islands and stop for a swim in the sea.

From Trapani: Aegadian Islands Favignana & Levanzo Cruise

4. From Trapani: Aegadian Islands Favignana & Levanzo Cruise

Embark on a cruise around the island of Favignana from Trapani. Jump aboard a comfortable boat that guarantees safety and comfort for kids and adults. Stop at Cala Rossa, Blue Marino, Cala Azzurra, Favignana, Lovers' Cave, Levanzo, Cala Fredda, and Cala Minnola. Set sail to your first stop of Cala Rossa, an expanse of crystal clear water. Continue to Blue Marino to discover the island's ancient tuff quarry. Your third stop is Cala Azzurra, a sandy beach that takes its name from the intense color of its water. Visit the island’s village, the former tuna processing factory of Florio, or have lunch in a typical restaurant on the island. Leave the Favignana port to sail to Lovers’ Cave. With the help of your skipper and the snorkeling equipment provided, swim inside the cave and explore its 2 entrances. Head down the cave to find a small pebble beach sheltered by the roof. Coasting the majestic sea stack of Levanzo, leave for Cala Fredda, a wonderful bay with a seabed covered with marine plants and a pebble beach you can reach by swimming. Finally, go to Cala Minneola, the last stop of the tour. As the captain drops the anchor, bid farewell to the Islands.

From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

5. From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

Discover the history of Sicily from the Greeks to the Middle Ages with this day trip to Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, and Segesta. After pickup from selected locations in Palermo, drive to western Sicily to reach Erice. The ancient Elymian people founded this medieval town, once an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Continue to Trapani where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. In the afternoon, head to Segesta, another city founded by the Elymians. Visit the 5th-century Doric temple built on a hilltop just outside the ancient city. Admire the astonishing views, before returning to Palermo.

From Trapani: Salt Road Tour With Winery Visit and Boat Trip

6. From Trapani: Salt Road Tour With Winery Visit and Boat Trip

Discover the best of Sicily's gastronomy, culture, and scenery on this excursion from Trapani. Start your tour with a visit to either the Donnafugata, Florio, Caruso, or Mininni wineries, which are some of the region's finest. At the winery, enjoy a tasting of some local products, washed down with a selection of the best wines. Next, board a traditional lagoon boat for a boat tour of the Stagnone Lagoon. At the center of the lagoon, discover the ancient island of Motya, which has now been converted to an open-air museum. Learn more about the history of the island and its residents from your local guide. Finally, visit the coastal town of Marsala. Enjoy a guided tour of the city center and learn more about the town's vibrant past, seeing ancient ruins along the way.

Trapani: Saline di Trapani e Paceco Sunset Tour

7. Trapani: Saline di Trapani e Paceco Sunset Tour

Grab your camera for a sunset van trip to the Saline di Trapani e Paceco nature reserve. Snap pictures of flamingos, avocets, and other birds. Check out the flats where salt has been harvested for centuries. Meet your driver and guide at your hotel before heading outside the city to the reserve. There are almost 1000 hectares for the birds to wander. Bring your telephoto lenses or binoculars for a good view of them while keeping a respectful distance.  Visit the historical buildings that have been turned into a museum. Learn how people have gathered salt at that site for centuries. Check out the windmill, another prime subject for photographers. Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. Capture the colors reflected in the salt pans, a few final shots of the birds, or some selfies before you return to Trapani.

Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

8. Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

Visit the old city of Segesta, which was founded by the Elimi. It survived many enemy armies, weather and, earthquakes in the area. Located on Mount Barbaro, it has a breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the magnificent Temple and the Greek theater of Segesta. Here you can enjoy some free time to take pictures. Then visit Selinunte, what was once the largest and the most populated Greek city. Currently, there resides the largest archaeological park in Europe. Then enjoy some free time. You will enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant near the archaeological site. This is is not included in the price. Return in the afternoon and there is the possibility of drop off at your hotel. All entry ticket fees at the sites are not included.

From Trapani: Stagnone Islands of Marsala Day Trip

9. From Trapani: Stagnone Islands of Marsala Day Trip

Admire the salt pans of Marsala on this day trip from Trapani. Ride through the lagoon on a flat keel boat. Learn the ancient history of the region and find out about traditional salt collection methods.   Meet your guide in Trapani. Sit back and relax in an airconditioned car on the way to the natural reservoir in Marsala. Hop aboard a flat keel boat and sail around the islands of Lunga, Schola, and Santa Maria in the stunning lagoon.  Snap pictures of the old windmills, and capture how the light hits the white and pink salt pans. Look for local wildlife as you glide over the water. Hear about traditional salt collection methods and uncover the region's history. Taste some local products before returning to Trapani. 

Sicily: Trapani, Mount Cofano and E-bike Experience

10. Sicily: Trapani, Mount Cofano and E-bike Experience

Enjoy a day out in Sicily on e-bikes and admire the great outdoors. Discover the rich history and natural beauty of this region n on this bike. Rural cycling routes promote and enhance a land that has produced beauty for centuries. Pedaling in the Sicilian hinterland on quiet, secondary dirt roads, which cross the countryside in a mix of farmlands and rugged rock, we will show you the natural marvel of an authentic and unknown face of Sicily free from all stereotypes. Start your journey from the Trapani heading north, with the crystal-clear sea of Trapani to the left. Past the old Tonnara Bonagia, you will arrive at Cornino and the beach at the foot of Mount Cofano, a dolomite massif covered in many parts with the classic Mediterranean vegetation, dwarf palms, and especially "disa." Once you reach Mount Cofano Reserve, you will see the Mangiapane cave, where traces of prehistoric settlements have been found. Among breathtaking views of rare beauty and rural landscapes that have remained pristine over time, you will discover a land rich in villages, castles, woods, and farmlands. Discover local communities learn about their agricultural, food, and wine traditions, which are the expression of an ancient rural civilization.

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What people are saying about Trapani

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 604 reviews

Francesco (who speaks French for those who will have the chance to come across him) knew how to make this day magnificent, the landscapes are superb. The fact that it is in a small group is a real plus for the atmosphere! The aperitif is nice, we recommend 100% and thanks again to Francesco ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wonderful guide Federico made our day truly special. Great amount in each location so never felt rushed. There were 3 of us from one family and all agreed it was money well spent. Highlight was Segesta…..stunning.

Segesta was amazing, and Erica was a beautiful old village with incredible views. I wasn’t too fussed on the salt pans (waste of time for me. I would have preferred to spend more time exploring Erice.

Valuable tour with a great guide, interesting museum, nice products and I appreciated enough relaxing time to walk around . Picturesque surrounding, worth all money.

Just the right amount of time to see all the sights. Comfortable bus. Will plan another trip soon