What To Expect
We'll have an early departure to tour western Sicily, where we reach uptown Erice. The Elymians settled in 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.
Later we travel through the Saltpans to see the historic salt flats works, where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. Then, to an olive oil factory-farmhouse to enjoy a light lunch.
We continue to Segesta, one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people, to visit the unfinished Doric temple (admission fee not included), built during the late 5th century B.C. on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city and has a commanding view of the surrounding area.
After the tour, we'll return to Palermo
Erice, an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus, famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries.
Erice - one light lunch at olive oil factory
Vehicle / coach with air conditioning
English speaking staff
All visits and tasting as per itinerary
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
The price of this tour does not include the Admission Fees. If you are over 65 or under 18 years old and you have EU or Commonwealth Passport, the admission fees are free of charge if you show your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.
This tour is operated with a Driver-Escort up to 7 people. The Driver Escort is not a Licensed Tourist Guide. Licensed Tourist Guide are the only professionals, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city and he cannot escort people inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. However, he has the competence to promote the most important highlights providing basic historical and cultural information. From 8 people, this tour is operated with a Tour Director. Licensed Local Guide are provided on the spot as specified.
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subjected to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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