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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $781 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $949 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $1019 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1246 USD
Per Person (Lunch) $34.5 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Our little car got stuck in the middle of the winding streets of Erice. A beautiful town, we first saw it backwards as we had to back out of the wedge we found ourselves in!

This is Sicily as you imagine it. Lush rolling landscapes, delicious sweets, and distinctive culture.

You’ll begin this full day tour in Palermo, where your guide will pick you up from the port area and drive you to Western Sicily. Sometimes called Sicily’s “Wild West,” this is a region that has been relatively untouched by the tourist craze that much of the rest of the island has experienced.
Your first stop is Erice, a medieval town that was settled by the Elymians. To help, the pronunciation is 'U ree che'. Erice was a particularly important place in the ancient world, as it was associated with the goddess of love, Venus. Today, it is still one of the most romantic towns imaginable. You’ll weave through its narrow streets and visit some of its famous homemade pastry shops. Make sure to try the local specialty, marzipan candies, but don’t miss out on other delicacies including almost and pistachio pastries. Since Erice was conquered by a variety of groups it is incredibly interesting to see the impact each one had on the construction of the city.

You’ll leave Erice and head towards an olive oil factory for a light lunch. This is an olive oil lover’s dream come true. Sicily is the world capital for olive oil production, and you’ll have a chance to lunch right where the island’s precious fruit are transformed into extra virgin olive oil. Get ready for the freshest olive oil you’ll ever have tasted.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier
  • English speaking driver/escort
  • Erice
  • Olive oil factory
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 10:30 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Each passenger is required to purchase the lunch portion of this trip during the checkout process.
• Please pick the departure time starting 30 minutes after you dock.
• Entrance fee to The Duomo in Erice is 2 Euro per person.


• Erice is not a wheelchair friendly city. There are many hills and cobblestones.