Palermo Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Segesta, Erice and Marsala

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Palermo Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Segesta, Erice and Marsala information and booking

from
$127
Duration
9 hours
Departs from
Port of Palermo
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
8am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Ever dreamed of exploring Sicily? While you’re in port in Palermo, you can do just that on this private shore excursion to the beautiful towns of Segesta, Erice and Marsala. Your private driver will take you along the Sicilian coast to Segesta and Erice, where you'll explore fascinating sites such as the Doric Temple and Venus Castle. In Marsala, discover the magnificent Church of St John the Baptist and learn about the Marsala Cathedral as you experience the beauty of this ancient Mediterranean city.

When your cruise ship docks in Palermo, meet your local driver at the port and set off in the comfort of a luxurious vehicle to explore the most ancient and fascinating places in Sicily. First, visit Segesta, a historic city on Mt Barbaro. Explore this pretty town and see the fascinating Doric Temple from the 5th century BC, a prime example of Greek architecture. Enjoy the magnificent views from this temple and spend time taking unforgettable photos before continuing your trip.

Your driver will take you west toward the coast to the beautiful town of Erice, located on Mt Erice. According to legend, Erice was founded by the Trojans while in exile from their own land. Walk up to Venus Castle, a breathtaking structure from the Norman period built on top of the ancient Temple of Venus. Take in stunning views of the city below from the castle walls.

Next, head to the city of Marsala. Here, see evidence of the influence of the Roman, Norman and Spanish civilizations as you visit the Marsala Cathedral, which was built on the foundations of a preexisting Norman castle. Visit the 16th-century Church of St John the Baptist, a true pride of Marsala and well known for its underground vaults.

Marsala is also famous for the production of excellent Marsala wines. Visit the Baglio Anselmi, an archeological museum where Marsala wine is made, and savor a sample of excellent wine (own expense). At the end of this magnificent day, your driver will bring you comfortably back to the port of Palermo.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Palermo port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Private driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the baglio anselmi
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)