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Private Full-Day Tour to Segesta & Erice

by Weekend in Italy Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
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Delve into Sicily’s fascinating past on this full-day outing with a private chaffeur. Explore ancient Greek ruins in the mysterious Elymian city of Segesta and then climb up to the fortified village of Erice, a mediaeval Norman settlement that offers up incredible views over the Sicilian countryside and coastal regions.

After you’re picked up from your hotel in Palermo, travel to the ancient town of Segesta, a collection of fascinating mountainside ruins that date back to the 5th century. Roam the grounds as you study the remnants of the Elymian civilisation that once thrived here, walking around the massive amphitheatre and the 36 towering columns of the Doric temple.

From there, travel up to the medieval fortified town of Erice, perched precipitously high atop the legendary mountains of Eryx. Take in a sweeping panorama that encompasses all of Western Sicily and stretches out to the Aegadian Islands, the coast of Trapani and the salt flats of Mozia from this high-up perch.

Enjoy some free time to have lunch at your leisure – the town is famously home to one of Sicily’s best cake shops – and then take a walking tour along the stone alleys and winding lanes of the walled village. Hear about the era of Norman rule as you explore the 12th-century castle. See the Chiesa Matrice, or Mother Church, which was built in a Gothic style using the ruins of a pagan temple to Venus. Step inside to see the ornately carved vaulted ceiling and gaze up at the fortress-like bell tower before your return journey to Palermo.

Delve into Sicily’s fascinating past on this full-day outing with a private chaffeur. Explore ancient Greek ruins in the mysterious Elymian city of Segesta and then climb up to the fortified village of Erice, a mediaeval Norman settlement that offers up incredible views over the Sicilian countryside and coastal regions.

After you’re picked up from your hotel in Palermo, travel to the ancient town of Segesta, a collection of fascinating mountainside ruins that date back to the 5th century. Roam the grounds as you study the remnants of the Elymian civilisation that once thrived here, walking around the massive amphitheatre and the 36 towering columns of the Doric temple.

From there, travel up to the medieval fortified town of Erice, perched precipitously high atop the legendary mountains of Eryx. Take in a sweeping panorama that encompasses all of Western Sicily and stretches out to the Aegadian Islands, the coast of Trapani and the salt flats of Mozia from this high-up perch.

Enjoy some free time to have lunch at your leisure – the town is famously home to one of Sicily’s best cake shops – and then take a walking tour along the stone alleys and winding lanes of the walled village. Hear about the era of Norman rule as you explore the 12th-century castle. See the Chiesa Matrice, or Mother Church, which was built in a Gothic style using the ruins of a pagan temple to Venus. Step inside to see the ornately carved vaulted ceiling and gaze up at the fortress-like bell tower before your return journey to Palermo.

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Private Full-Day Tour to Segesta & Erice

Activity Location

Erice

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Palermo


Highlights

  • Personalised tour through ancient streets in Erice & Segesta

  • Medieval town atop Mount Erice with view of the coastline

  • Ancient ruins & well-preserved Greek theatre from 430 BC

  • Free time in Erice to have a local lunch at your leisure

  • Attentive services of a knowledgeable, friendly chaffeur


Inclusions

  • Self-guided tour of Segesta and Erice

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Palermo hotel


Exclusions

  • Admission to venues and attractions along the tour route

  • Meals and drinks

  • Guided Tour


Know Before You Book

  • Maximum group size is 3 people.

  • After you have completed your online booking, the tour operator will send you a separate email with your voucher. This voucher will be the one recognised by the tour operator.

  • This is a self guided tour, and it only includes transport.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Private Full-Day Tour to Segesta & Erice ratings based on 1 Verified Review

5 out of 5

5/5 22 Mar. 2019

Joey was a great driver. The sights were absolutely amazing. Both .locations involved some uphill walking but was well worth the time and effort.