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THE REAL SICILY: ERICE AND SEGESTA

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $750 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $911 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $979 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1197 USD
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THE REAL SICILY: ERICE AND SEGESTA

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Let your imagination take you back to the time when Segesta was a thriving both militarily and economically. The crumbling ruins provide a remarkable look at the days of Sicily's past.

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. 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 almond and pistachio pastries.

Leaving Erice, you’ll head towards Segesta. Once a major city for the Elyminans, Segesta was burned and destroyed by Vandals hundreds of years ago. Featuring some exquisite ruins, Segesta is well known for its unfinished Doric temple, which dates to the 5th century BC. Built on a hillside just outside of the ancient city, it offers a commanding view of the surrounding area.

At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you back to Palermo port.

If the weather is right in Erice you may be able to see to see Cape Bon in Tunisia.

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

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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

• Please pick the departure time starting 30 minutes after you dock.
• Entrance fee to The Duomo in Erice is 2 Euro per person.
• Entrance fee to the Doric Temple in Segesta is 8 Euro per person.

Restrictions

• Please contact ShoreTrips if you are traveling with a wheelchair.