Day trip

From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

4.6 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider:Ulisse Viaggi e Turismo srl
Day trip

From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

Activity provider:Ulisse Viaggi e Turismo srl
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From US$ 106.02 per person

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Explore the beautiful medieval city of Erice, the splendid Doric temple of Segesta, and see the salt pans of Trapani. Discover the ancient history and heritage of Sicily on this incredible day trip.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Italian, Spanish, English


  • Discover Erice, a city founded by the ancient Elymian people
  • Visit Segesta to see the beautiful Doric Temple built on a hilltop
  • Explore the salt pans of Trapani this ancient tradition is still practiced
Full description
Discover the history of Sicily from the Greeks to the Middle Ages with this day trip to Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, and Segesta. After pickup from selected locations in Palermo, drive to western Sicily to reach Erice. The ancient Elymian people founded this medieval town, once an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Continue to Trapani where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. In the afternoon, head to Segesta, another city founded by the Elymians. Visit the 5th-century Doric temple built on a hilltop just outside the ancient city. Admire the astonishing views, before returning to Palermo.
  • Multilingual driver
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance tickets to monuments

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Meeting point

Please wait outside Hotel Politeama

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Opening hours are subject to change and the order of visits may change without notice.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 69 reviews

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Three scenic attractions on a single day are a lot but the trip was fantastically organized and timed. During the car ride there was a perfect mix of brief history background - entertainingly presented - and time to rest. Clear recommendation! Grazie Mille a Giacomo e Nicola

May 10, 2023

Excellent day trip superb tour leader (your description said none would be on the tour so an excellent addition. Small party of 17 people in a comfortable minibus. Tour leader, Nicola gave a brilliant description of the history of Sicily in English and Italian, plus detailed info on each of the historic sights visited. Only negative was the short stay at Segesta, this was rushed as the shuttle bus to the amphitheater ran every half hour, increasing the stay would be better if 30 minutes longer. Erice and the Salt Pans stops were good.

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April 27, 2023

We had an excellent day with Giacomo and Nicola! Giacomo, our guide, was intelligent, funny, and made the entire trip enjoyable. We learned some invaluable information about all of the sites we saw. Our driver, Nicola, was excellent, and kept us safe on schedule. We saw Segesta, Erice, and the salt flats. At each location there was ample time to explore on our own and also stay with the group. We ate lunch at Erice where there were also gift shops. We left Palermo at 8:30 am and returned at 4:30 pm. This was an amazing day, and would highly recommend this tour for all ages and group sizes!

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April 25, 2023

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