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Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo with Sicilian Food and Wine Tasting

Palermo, Italy
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Enhance your sightseeing experience of Sicily on an enriching full-day excursion to Erice and Segesta from Palermo. Delight in the medieval majesty of Erice, a walled town that reigns over the picturesque harbor of Trapani, and pleasure your palate with a traditional Sicilian lunch after visiting an olive oil producer. Delve into historical wonders of Segesta during time at an archeological site, marveling at the unfinished temple and absorbing sweeping vistas of Sicily’s sun-drenched valleys and undulating hills. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation with an English speaking driver or tour leader (depending from group size) on this comprehensive tour.
  • Full-day trip to two historical towns in western Sicily
  • Enjoy views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the hilltop town of Erice
  • Explore Erice’s charming medieval streets and squares
  • Visit an olive oil producer and savor Sicilian fare at lunch
  • See the well-preserved Greek ruins at Segesta
  • Be transported in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle in the company of a friendly tour leader
English speaking Driver or Tour leader (depending from tour group size)
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch with local products
Local wine, water during lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Piazza Ruggiero Settimo, 15, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your English speaking driver or tour leader (depending from group size) in central Palermo and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for the sun-drenched towns of Sicily. Admire the splendid Italian countryside as you approach Erice, an isolated medieval town positioned at the peak of Mt Erice. 
Be captivated by illuminating commentary that reveals the legends surrounding Erice, and then capture photographs of panoramic Sicilian vistas as you tour the ambient tangle of Mediterranean lanes. Sample freshly baked pastry in quaint bakeries before travelling to a Sicilian olive oil estate, where a bounteous feast of cheese, olives and pasta awaits you. 
Sated, travel onward to Segesta, another city associated with the ancient Elymian people, and opt to enter the captivating archeological site independently, at your own expense. Once within, discover the ancient ruins at your leisure, appreciating the ancient majesty of the Doric temple, a 5th-century structure that boasts panoramic vistas of the undulating valleys. 
Historical knowledge enriched, return to your vehicle and relax during the scenic drive back to Palermo, where the tour concludes.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note the duration of the tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum number apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Great way to see the sights.
, Jun 2019
Would recommend this tour. It was a great way to see a lot of areas in a short period of time. Our guide Gasperi was excellent! He was on time to pick us up and took his time explaining the sights and had a lot of connections in the area which got us great service. The weather wasn't the greatest unfortunately but he maximized our time the best he could. Great tour!!
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Cruzer10 Thank you so much for your Review which helps a lot our job We will inform Gaspare you have appreciate our services and his job Looking forward to have you soon in our Tours Best regards Vincenzo
Fantastic trip
, Jun 2019
This is a most side trip if visiting Palermo---it is absolutely beautiful. Our guide Josefina (not sure of the spelling!) was superb!
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi merete thank you so much for your review. We are glad you have appreciated our services Vincenzo
Keith D
, Jun 2019
Terrible. The tour guide we had didn't tell us anything. We just went off on our own. It was expensive and we didn't get anything close to our monies worth. We should get half our money back.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Keith D thank you so much for your Review We are sorry for your disappoint regarding this tour to Erice & Segesta which is the highest rated between our tours. It is important to highlight this tour is officially operated, as per our description, from a driver-escort or a Tour Leader (depending the number of people signed for the day) and a proper "guide service" is not part of the tour, as you can read from the tour details on Viator pages or our website pages as well. We will continue to pay the right attention to provide our bests during services provide from our Company A possible alternative, for your group of 4 was to have a private guided tour which was a different service and more customized Regards Vincenzo
A highlight of our trip
, Jun 2019
Our guide Francesco really made the trip, when Erice was so foggy we went to Segesta first. Segesta was really interesting, I enjoyed it more than the valley of the temples as it has such a spectacular view particularly from the amphitheater. The drive through the lush, green countryside was enjoyable too. Lunch at the agriturismo was superb! We had fresh, local food, more than enough and every dish delicious, the vegetarians with us really enjoyed it too. Erice was still a little foggy but that just added to the atmosphere and made great photos. We had coffee and Genoese biscotti with Francesco and then time to wander around. Francesco shared some of his passion for food and recipes on the way back to Palermo which made it a really great day. I highly recommend this tour, it was a real highlight of our stay in Palermo.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi Fearles Thank you so much for your review We are glad to read you have enjoyed our tour and the choice Francesco made to made the tour as better as possible to the weather condition We look forward to have you again in SIcily in one of our Tours Kind Regards Vincenzo
Wonderful Day
Lois F
, May 2019
Frank our tour guide was very personable and friendly and spoke English well. He went out of his way to make our day memorable and special. He added little touches along the way that made the day pleasant. Our stop at a Bakery in Erice was delish!. He made sure we were safe while driving to Segesta and gave us ample time to enjoy the sights. We never felt rushed at all all day. The lunch at the Winery was very special! and food was exceptional. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it with Frank as the Guide!
Response from Host , May 2019
Hi Lois F Thank you for your great Review. We Re happy to read about our customers satisfaction. Hope to get you or your friends in Sicily and Italy in the near future Thank you also in name of Frank who did the tour your day. Vincenzo
Beautiful Hilltop Midevil Town
, Apr 2019
Our group loved exploring Erice with a first stop at the local bakery. We had a wonderful lemon pastry and sampled different coated pistachios. The views were spectacular, although we were in the clouds in some areas. Recommend going on a clear day. The lunch at the olive farm was very good. And our guide, Josephine, was very personable and knowledgeable.
Nice trip and very good guide
, Mar 2019
We had a very nice day! Erice and Segesta are really worth seeing! Guiosephine was very friendly, gave good explanation and could answer all our questions. Alsof thé dood was very fine! Thanks a lot!
Wonderful Erice experience
, Mar 2019
Great tour. I’d give it 5 stars. Josephina our tour guide was outstanding. She went above and beyond to make our day special The sites and olive oil tasting and lunch was wonderful.
, Mar 2019
Our guide, Giuseppina, was a delight to spend the day with. She was so knowledgeable about the two sites, fun personality, safe driver and very hospitable. We couldn't have asked for a better day! We had an unusual snowstorm on the way back to Palermo and her driving was very cautious and skillful. We are so happy we had her. The town of Erice was my favorite medieval town ever! Amazing views from the tower. Segesta is in such a beautiful setting. We were very pleased with the day!
Wonderful Day Trip From Palermo
, Aug 2018
Josie and the driver were great, this was a wonderful day trip from Palermo. Everything was well organized and ran smoothly.

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