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Segesta Erice and Salt Pans Full Day Excursion

Palermo, Italy
Segesta Erice and Salt Pans Full Day Excursion

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Visit some of the most beautiful parts of Western Sicily with this day trip from Palermo to Erice, Segesta, Nubia and the Trapani Salt Pans. Visit an archaeological excavation at Segesta. Take in the excellent views from the hilltop town of Erice. See how sea salt is still collected off the Sicilian coast at the Salt Pans of Trapani.
  • Day trip to Segesta, Erice, Nubia and the Salt Pans of Trapani from Palermo
  • Visit the fascinating archaeological site at Segesta
  • Tour the picturesque Medieval hilltop village of Erice
  • See the Salt Pans of Trapani where sea salt is harvested
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Welcome Sicily , Via San Cristoforo 15, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour Transfer Sicily
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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  • "Nevertheless, a great value for money as a day trip from Palermo." See review

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Segesta Erice and Salt Pans
, Jul 2022
A very pleasant excursion and I enjoyed the sites very much. Please note - this is more of a convenient shuttle experience, from your hotel to each site and back, and not a fully guided tour. Joshua gave lots of good info as he drove, but the site visits were on our own and he directed us to optional tour of the Salt Pans (very interesting). Those of us willing to pay for the tour and site visits in Erice enjoyed our visits more than those who did not. And they were inexpensive “extras”. The amount of time in Segesta was perfect, but after the Salt Oan Tour it would have been nice to have 15 more minutes to walk out to the Salt Pans. And the Erice visit was too short to really explore (needed some of the time for lunch). A mini van was used and every seat filled. Comfortable for smaller or medium sized adults - but the larger adults did complain of being uncomfortable in the small space.
A wonderful day!!
, Jun 2022
Segesta is very recomendable archeologicak site and Erice is a wonderful medival city. Very interesting the salina.
A day jam-packed with history and amazing sites
, May 2022
The variety of experiences packed into a single day, and tour guide Michael's great personality and commentary. The Salt Museum was fascinating, and that wasn't at all the main reason I booked the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
money grabers
, Oct 2020
Please don't trust this tour operator, They changed the date of our tour to a day we could not make but still would not refund our money. We already hade another tour booked on the revised day,
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great tour
, Nov 2019
Great tour, although the weather was quite bizarre (rain, sun, rain again), the tour itself is a very nice one
Could be more interesting
, Nov 2019
Michael was pleasant enough however the choice of transport we felt was unsuitable The so called Minivan was in our minds a SUV and not a genuine tour vehicle. As there were 8 + the driver we were crammed in like sardines resulting in an uncomfortable experience for all and in particular the people in the back seats. The content of the tour was good with the exception of the salt plains particularly at this time of year as there was no wild life making the stop some what boring. The small town of Erica was lovely and worth the journey.
What not to do.
, Oct 2019
Very disappointed with the tour company...we did not have a tour guide to explain the sights we saw either at the locations or along the way. The person who came as a tour leader was not very well organised or helpful.....we were left to our own to discover the attractions.The bus driver and the tour leader spent most of the trip talking quite loudly with each other and seemed oblivious to the fact we were also on the bus. We were then dumped at some point in town and told us make our own way back to our accommodation without us knowing where in town we were.while on the bus we were given no information on the attractions or what we would expect. We also had to chase the tour company for reconfirmation of our booking and pick up time late the afternoon before.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Costumer, Your opinion is very important for us. Thank you for your help. Warmly Peter
Amazing day trip
, Aug 2019
Three historical sites in one trip. Micheal our driver was a gem, he was punctual when picking us up from our hotel. An execellent guide with lots of useful tips. He include everyone and looked after us all very well. He deserves a big pay rise.
Excellent tour from Palermo to see the...
, Sep 2018
Excellent tour from Palermo to see the Segesta ruins and Erice. Wish the Erice stay was longer, although there was enough time to have a sit-down lunch and walk through and shop. If you ask me, the salt pan trip was unnecessary----just have a good visit to Segesta in the morning, and a longer stay in Erice, since there's more to see, do, and eat there. Nevertheless, a great value for money as a day trip from Palermo.
The visit to Segesta was great and...
, Jun 2018
The visit to Segesta was great and the temple and ruins were well worth seeing. On the other hand, where were the Salt Pans. If it is not the right season, don't offer the tour and then disappoint the paying clients. Erice was interesting, but having visited my share of medieval villages, this was only average.
The visit to Segeste and Erice was...
, May 2018
The visit to Segeste and Erice was great. In contrast, the visit to the salt pans was interesting, but not worth the drive to the place. Our tour leader was Michael and he provided us with an excellent background of the history of the places we visited.
The Salt Pans aren't really worth...
Joyce C
, Apr 2018
The Salt Pans aren't really worth the effort to see but Segesta and Erice were fantastic. Michael was our driver/guide and he was very professional and knowledgeable. It was a small group and we quickly became friends. It's a nice way to spend the day outside the madness that can be Palermo.
Driver on time to pick us up. Very...
Victoria S
, Mar 2018
Driver on time to pick us up. Very pleasant and helpful. Good driver. Van comfortable. Small group. Surprised that we had to pay for our own entrances and that there was no guide. We paid about 50 each which was expensive. In other countries we have had guides with us as well as a driver! Reluctant to purchase another trip because of lack of a guide.
I enjoyed this trip mid October 2017...
, Oct 2017
I enjoyed this trip mid October 2017 very much. We were a small group in a van rather than a large group in a bus. This made the trip much more enjoyable. Michael, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, courteous and professional. He explained everything we needed to know about Segesta, the salt pans at Trapani ,and Erice in order to thoroughly enjoy the experience. His command of Italian, Spanish, and English is excellent. He also ensured that we could take some great photos by briefly stopping. I highly recommend this trip....especially with Michael.
We liked very much this tour.This is...
Jorge M
, Oct 2017
We liked very much this tour.This is a tour that takes you to different places and give you the freedom to look at them by yourself. Our guide was great,very nice and an excellent driver. We recommend this tour to people who likes to be independent when they travel.
Michael was very knowledgeable and...
, Oct 2017
Michael was very knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us tips before leaving us off in the various towns. We especially enjoyed Erice and its arancini. Try the one just after the gate on the left, unfortunately, they were out of Nutella ones but the ragù and also the spinach and mozzarella were very tasty!
If you are also going to do the...
Janet R
, Jan 2017
If you are also going to do the Agrigento tour then I suggest you do this tour first.
This is essentially a self-guided...
Robert P
, Oct 2016
This is essentially a self-guided tour. You are provided with transportation and a brief explanation of what you should do and see. The driver was excellent - very courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. If you have already been to Agrigento, you really don't need to see Segesta, unless you are an avid follower of Greek ruins. The salt plans of Trapani are absolutely amazing. I have never seen anything like it before - looks like snow. Erice is a quaint, amazing little town. The views mountains and the sea are stunning - some of the best vistas I have ever viewed. Overall, it was a very enjoyable day.
When we arrived at Segesta after a...
, Oct 2016
When we arrived at Segesta after a two hour ride, our guide never showed up. We did the tour on our own as a group, it would have been much better with a guide. Most of us eased dropped on other groups which had a guide. also pick up was some what disorganized. The trip to Erice was better. A lovely medival town and our guide was very good in details.We never got to the Salt Pans.
An excellent excursion with a great...
Kevin A
, Sep 2016
An excellent excursion with a great guide. It could not be better. Our guide Michael was very friendly, knowledgeable and personable and took us to each of the sites. Again, I was very impressed and would do it again without a second thought.

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