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Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo

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Palermo, Italy
Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo

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Overview

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. Delve into historical wonders of Segesta at the archeological site, marveling at the unfinished temple and absorbing sweeping vistas of Sicily’s sun-drenched valleys and undulating hills.
  • 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
  • See the well-preserved Greek ruins at Segesta
  • Be transported in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle in the company of a friendly tour leader
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Multilanguage Driver or Tour leader (depending from tour group size)
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
All sightseeing and visits as per itinerary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Licensed tourist guide
Admission Fees
Piazza Ruggiero Settimo, 15 , Piazza Ruggiero Settimo, 15, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy

Between Politeama Hotel and PRADA store

8:20 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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 (at your own expense) before traveling 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Borgo Storico Erice
a lovely medieval hilltop village
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Tempio di Segesta
Segesta Archaeological Park
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Please advise any mobility restriction 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts (from September 1st, 2021)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TOUR OF SICILY - DAY TOURS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "This is a most side trip if visiting Palermo, it is absolutely beautiful." See review
  • "Erice and Segesta are both definitely worth seeing and the transport was comfortable." See review

Reviews

4.5
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102 Reviews

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star-4
Fun and informative
Christopher_P
, Jun 2022
This was a great day out from Palermo. Silvia was a great guide and answered all the questions asked, as well as sharing lots of helpful information. My wife and I really enjoyed it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your review We appreciate a lot the time you have dedicated to post it
star-4
No food
johannes_b
, Jul 2021
It was very interesting excursión, excelente explicativo and transporte. But nooo food at all. We were 3 people. It was fantástico and everthing on time
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Good morning Johannes Thank you so much for yoru review. Glad you have enjoyed the tour and the places visited. We are just surprised about the "no food" title. You are right. There are no food included in this tour as per description and details provided. The Tour Escort gives the opportunity to have local food during the tour which has to be arranged individually. Looking forward to see you again in one of our Tours in Sicily, in particular customized tour which will icnlude food & Wine as well
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Andrian_K
, Jul 2021
Nice tour with an enjoyable guide. We had plenty explanations on every site visited. Both places were worth a visit.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Adrian Thank you so much for your review which helps a lot our job
star-5
A must see!
Caroline_d
, Oct 2020
The experience was amazing, the guide extremely friendly and made me fell welcome all the time. It’s good to have this kind of experience with someone telling us all the rich history behind Sicily, the kind of thing we would never know doing the trip alone by car.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your great Review We are so glad you have enjoyed the tour with us Kind Regards Vincenzo
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One of the best day trips out of Palermo. Beyond 5-stars.
Frederick R
, Nov 2019
I can't say enough about this guided trip from Palermo. Our driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable and allowed us enough time to explore both locations. She also provided a name of a private driver for us in Palermo..... much, much cheaper than the white cabs. Don't hesitate to book this tour!!!!!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your Review We are glad to know you had great time with us during the day toru to Erice and Segesta from Palermo
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Day Trip to Erice and Segesta
Manuel_G
, Oct 2019
Wonderful day. Perfectly organized. The driver and Guide, Marco, was a fantastic, very gentle and friendly, making this experience perfect. The food and wine testing was great too. Simply, a five star Tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Manuele thank you for yoru review and for appreciated Marco as your driver during the tour to Erice and Segesta hope to see you again in Sicily in the near future Kind Regards Vincenzo
star-4
Erice and Segesta including vino and Lunch
Exploration825612
, Oct 2019
Great tour. Guide Josephine was great and explain in details Turned up on time at the nominated place tasty Sicilian lunch with home made wine good places to see with a great tour company I will use them again
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Explora Thak you so much for your Review we are so glad you had great time with Josephine Hope to have you again in one of our Tours Vincenzo
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Oct 2019
Georgina M
, Oct 2019
Erice and Segesta are both definitely worth seeing and the transport was comfortable. However, the driver/guide we had wasn't particularly friendly or forthcoming. Although this isn't a guided tour he appeared reluctant to even answer questions we had about Sicily and the places we were visiting. As other reviews have commented about other drivers/guides just some basic info from a local really makes the difference between an ok trip and an experience and unfortunately that was lacking on this tour. He also forgot that pastries were included until after we had all made our own way to the cafes in Erice, although he did then give them to us after and offer a refund. The food at lunch was good and plentiful but note there is no tour included in the visit to the olive oil producer, just lunch.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your review We are sorry you didn't enjoy as most of our customers did in this Tour. This is not a guided tour, but our drivers, compatible with their possibility, are gla dto share with our clients a lot of information regarding Sicily as well as let them taste the almond pastries in Erice (it was forgot but you had it immediatelly when he realized there was a misunderstanding) We hope to be able to have you again in another tour of sicily as soon as possible to have a lovely experience Vincenzo
star-5
Excellent tour
AnneMaree_S
, Oct 2019
Very glad we did this tour. Saw beautiful countryside, lovely town of Erice with stunning views of coastline. Also nice lunch and visited Roman amphitheater and Greek temple. Josephine, the guide was very good and made it an enjoyable day. Good driver and bus as well. Was worth it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much for Your Review Vincenzo
star-5
A day well spent
Sarah M
, Sep 2019
This was a great day tour. Erice was a pretty medieval town to walk around for a couple hours and the included pastries and story behind the cafe there were both good. The lunch was delicious! And Segesta was very scenic...I didn’t realize there was also an amphitheatre there in addition to the temple, which was a bonus to see. Our driver Marco was fabulous!!! Such great commentary throughout the day!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much Sarah M You review make us happy We are glad you have enjoyed the day to Erice and Segesta Best Regards Vincenzo
star-4
Worth doing
Kadosa
, Aug 2019
Erice was the high spot, literally, of this tour. Perched on a hilltop, it's a charming walled mediaeval town with a long, climbing main street with busy shops and tempting pasticcerie. Plenty to interest the historian. Segesta has an imposing location, especially the amphitheatre high up that looks out on to the valley below. In midsummer it's a bit gruelling, even taking the shuttle bus to the top. The driver was friendly, but little in the way of explanations. Lunch on a farm near Trapani was excellent: local produce and especially tasty was the Sicilian caponata. An enjoyable tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi Kadosa Thank you so much for your Review Vincenzo
star-5
Great way to see the sights.
Cruzer10
, 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!!
icon 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
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic trip
Anna_J
, 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!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi merete thank you so much for your review. We are glad you have appreciated our services Vincenzo
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Keith
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.
icon 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
star-5
A highlight of our trip
Merran_P
, 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.
icon 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
star-5
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!
icon 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
star-5
Beautiful Hilltop Midevil Town
lorimendes
, 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.
star-5
Nice trip and very good guide
Katrijn_C
, 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!
star-5
Wonderful Erice experience
Kathleen_W
, 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.
star-5
Excellent!
Exploration535717
, 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!

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