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From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

From US$ 304.04 per person

Discover the flavors of Sicily with this olive oil, salt, and wine tour from Palermo. Taste delicious local wines at a vineyard in Marsala, admire the distinctive salt-producing lagoon in the Stagnone Nature Reserve, and enjoy a local lunch.

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Duration 8 hours
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Driver
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ruins of Segesta
  • Discover the melting pot of Italy's many ancient cultures
  • Visit a local olive oil factory
  • Explore Erice, an ancient religious site
  • Learn about saltpanning
Full description

Discover Sicily through its production of wine, salt, and olive oil on this bus tour from Palermo. Taste some local products at a winery, visit the ruins of Segesta, and explore an olive oil farm. Departing from a central location in Palermo, you will drive up Mount Eryx to Erice, a spectacular hill town with a web of atmospheric streets. An important religious site, it soon became associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its tangle of ancient streets and visit some of the cake shops, world-famous for their marzipan candies and delicacies such as almond and pistachio pastry. You will want to sample some of the goods and buy a few to eat as you journey.

See the unique landscape up close as you drive along the Salt Way Road on your way to visit an olive oil farm. In the afternoon, you'll continue your exploration of the Elymians with a visit to Segesta, one of their most important cities until Vandals destroyed it hundreds of years ago. The ruins that remain include a well-preserved Doric temple and a lovely amphitheater. The setting, in rolling countryside and with views stretching down to the sea, is spectacular.   Finally, you'll return to Palermo.

Includes
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Olive oil farm tour
  • Lunch
  • Marsala wine tasting
  • Licensed tourist guide - available for an additional fee upon request
  • Gratuities
  • Additional beverages
  • Admission fees - around 10 EUR per person, per attraction.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The driver/escort is not a licensed tourist guide, so he cannot escort you inside the monuments, according to Italian tourism laws
  • The price of this tour does not include admission fees to the attractions - around 10 EUR per person, per attraction
Customer reviews

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Wonderful, perfect day. Marco was charming and knowledgable.

Everything went perfectly. Our guide, Marco, was an excellent driver and well informed about Palermo and the other destinations. We had a lovely day with him. I would recommend this excursion highly.

September 20, 2012

Great tour

Pick up was on time. Driver was superb and tour guide was well organised. Erice was very pretty town with stunning views. The lunch on the olive farm was excellent and delicious. Segeste archaeological park was interesting with lovely views.

May 3, 2017

Product ID: 16543