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Erice and Marsala day trip from Palermo with lunch

Landscapes, food, wine, and olive tasting and more in this Erice and Marsala tour

Highlights

  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the Sicilian capital, Palermo
  • Take in the spectacular views from the hilltop village of Erice
  • Full Sicilian lunch
  • Taste local foods paired with white, red and marsala wines
  • See windmills and more on the stunning Marsala salt route

Departure

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat at 8.00 AM

DURATION

APPROX. 9 HOURS

period

APRIL 1st to OCTOBER 31

language

English

Description

Escape from the city for a day and get to know another side of Sicily with this guided semi-private group tour from Palermo. You’ll head for the medieval hilltop town of Erice where lunch awaits. Then, there’s a panoramic drive along the Marsala Salt Route.

Palermo is one of Italy's most fascinating cities but after a few days there you may want to try something quieter. To get to know another side of Sicily, why not take a full day small group tour to the hilltop town of Erice with your own driver? You’ll also get to experience one of the island’s most scenic routes along the west coast to Marsala.

The medieval hilltop village of Erice is a must on any Sicilian itinerary, and it’s the first stop on this small-group tour. Wander through its stunning cobbled streets soaking up the magical atmosphere. Find the viewpoints that look out over the nearby city of Trapani and all the way out to the Egadi Islands off the island’s west coast. As well as free time in Erice, there’ll be a stop for a traditional Sicilian granita. Delicious!

The Sicilian granita is not the only delicacy you’ll be sampling on your full day group tour from Palermo. Jump back in the minivan from Erice and you will head for the town of Marsala. You may know the name from a sweet, dessert wine, but it’s not the only product the town is famed for. It also makes excellent olive oil! We’ll stop off for a full Sicilian lunch at a local farm or winery, where you will get to taste all the best local wines and olive oils from the area.

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. That’s certainly true of the final part of your day trip from Palermo. You’ll take the Marsala salt route, a 30km journey which has been designated a natural and cultural site landscape, connecting land and sea. See windmills, basins and salt pyramids and feel the salt in the air when you wind the windows down or leave your vehicle. Much of the windmills and basins are still in use today!

Inclusions

  • Transportation IN/OUT Palermo by luxury Mercedes Minivan or Minibus
  • English speaking driver/tour leader
  • Visit of Erice with granita tasting
  • Visit of Marsala saline (exterior)
  • Typical Sicilian lunch in a winery or farm
  • Water bottle

Meeting Point

TEATRO MASSIMO
Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, Palermo. Look for our tour leader in front of the gate and next to the stairs.

Notes

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
Please note that this tour might be run on Mercedes luxury 8-seater vans or Mercedes luxury minibuses according to the tour occupancy and always providing the highest possible quality. We suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.

Rain Policy

This tour runs rain or shine.

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