Famed for its ancient heritage, its wealth of striking architecture, and its coastal beauty, Trapani is one of Sicily’s most in-demand destinations. Get acquainted with the city and its key landmarks on an in-depth history tour. Pick between half-day and full-day itineraries, and meet your guide at your area hotel. Learn more about the city’s past; see its churches, monuments, and palaces; and enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch (additional expense on half-day itineraries).
A tour to discover the history and the struggle against the Mafia in characteristic places like Corleone, which became the World Capital of Legality and Portella della Ginestra, an important place where the massacre of May 1, 1947 took place, with implications still unclear between the mafia, politics and secret services , state, church and bandits.
The archaeological site of Segesta and the picturesque medieval town of Erice lie just inland from Trapani, along Sicily’s northwest coast. Visit both on this full-day shore excursion, traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle. Discover Sicily’s ancient past in Segesta, including ancient Greek temples and a theater dating from the 5th century BC. Then, enjoy a walking tour of Erice, admire views along the coast, and stop to see the Salt Pans of Trapani.
The UNESCO–listed cities of Palermo and Monreale are widely considered the jewels in Sicily’s crown, with baroque and Norman architecture, and a history dating back nearly 3,000 years. With this private round-trip transfer service from Trapani, reach both cities by air-conditioned minivan and see the best of Sicily in one day. Discover top attractions including the 12th-century Monreale Cathedral, with free time to explore the streets and markets at your leisure.
Departure from Trapani by minivan 8 seats. Visit the town of Erice with stops at the most important points, free time to relax and souvenir photos. Erice has a breathtaking view across the Sicilian coast. You can visit all year long and is famous for its medieval villages and ancient traditions.
Western Sicily has attractions of the caliber of those on the eastern coast, but they are often less accessible by public transportation. Instead of renting a car and dealing with the hassle of driving in Italy, let someone else take you to Segesta and Selinunte—two of Sicily’s less-known, but no less beautiful archeological ruins located nearly on separate coasts, and roughly an hour apart by car.
• Private tour is led by a LOCAL GUIDE for personalized attention• Comfortable transport from your hotel by Luxury Mercedes Minivan• Explore two major archeological sites of Sicily• Learn more about the archeological sites than you would while traveling on your ownSELINUNTE is one of the most evocative places in Sicily, also one of the most impressive of all Greek sites, never having been built over in modern times. In the 5th Century BC it was second only to Syracuse. The archeological site includes several temples, part of the ancient city, amazing ruins more than 2600 years old and a beautiful landscape. SEGESTA, according to the traditional legend, had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro, which offers a great panorama. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC open onto a breathtaking panorama.
Western Sicily holds its own against the fashionable destinations of the east coast—Agrigento, Etna, and Catania—but with fewer public transportation options. This tour takes you to off the beaten track gems while saving you the trouble of planning bus rides or car rentals. You’ll take a ferry to the island-ruins of a Phoenician colony, visit a Satyr Museum, and taste Marsala wine. Please note that the price of the ferry to Mothia and the admission ticket to the Satyr Museum is not included in the price of this tour.