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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 Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

3. 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.

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We were picked up at our accommodation at time specified. Sebastian was a great driver and the van was spacious and comfortable. It would have been better if we could have been given some information about the sights. We really enjoyed Segesta but 1 and a half hours makes it a bit rushed, more time is needed. I thought the salt pans were great. Windmills, piles of salt and the views of the islands and up towards Erice were great. The 2 hours we spent in Erice was long enough as the castle was closed, otherwise more is needed. We visited churches and climbed a bell tower for great views. All in all a great day was had by all. I would use this company again.

Alessio was fantastic. He gave us so much information and really enlightened us about salt - it’s production, it’s health benefits and how important it is in our lives. He’s passionate about what he does, and adds a dash of humor often. The whole place was magical, and the sunset tour was extraordinary - we’ll look back on it with very fond memories.

We had enough time for everything. Our guide Silvio was very pleasant. Our pick-up guy was very helpful and on time! I would highly recommend this trip! It was well organised.

The day went very smoothly. On time pick up at our hotel, careful driver, plenty of time to explore at each stop.

Great experience, well organized, with the right timing for visits. Recommended!