3 Days Discover West Sicily with a Local Guide - Private Excursions from Palermo

Cultural & Theme Tours in Monreale

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PALERMO - SELINUNTE - WINERY - ERICE - SEGESTA - ORGANIC OLIVE FARM - AGRIGENTO - MONREALE - CEFALU’. Exclusive West Sicily Discover Tours. 3 different days with a licensed Local Guide and Top Class Mercedes Minivan. Possibility to choose your preferred tours. Sicily, where Greek, Roman, Arabic, Norman, Swabian and Spanish influences can be found in religious architecture, in archeology, in the dialect, in the popular traditions and in a unique cuisine. Visiting Sicily is exciting and enriches the soul. Its traditions and customs, its rarities and uses, and the places of its myths never fail to fascinate and enrapture each and every traveler. The central position of the island in the Mediterranean has for centuries made it the ideal place for the integration of Mediterranean culture. For up to 6 travelers
ItineraryDay 1: Palermo - Walking TourStop At: Centro Storico, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyMeet your Guide after breakfast and start a GUIDED WALKING TOUR in Palermo: the culture of the city, the beautiful sights, architecture and the typical street markets, are hidden in the old part of town. Palermo is a many faceted city, with as much an unmistakable as enigmatic identity, a combination of aristocratic magnificence and the colourful ways of the common people. Visit the highlights of the Arab Norman Period, Palatine Chapel inside the Royal Palace, the Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, the Cathedral plus a typical market and more. Overight in PalermoDuration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Selinunte, Olive Farm & WineryStop At: Parco Archeologico Selinunte, Marinella di Selinunte, Castelvetrano, Province of Trapani, SicilyMeet your Guide and drive towards the archeological park of SELINUNTE, among the most evocative places in Sicily. Also one of the most impressive of all Greek sites, never having been built over in modern times. In the 5th Century BC it was second only to Syracuse. The archeological site includes several temples, part of the excavated ancient city, amazing ruins more than 2500 years old and a beautiful landscape. Included visit of an Organic Olive Farm, local producer in the Belice Valley. The prestigious "Nocellara del Belice" olive variety has been grown here for centuries. An unrepeatable combination of the local soil and microclimate gives origin to DOP certified table olives and extra-virgin olive oil. Possibility to visit a renowned WINERY (Optional) which is embedded in a charming and unique context. The island is renowned for the many outstanding wines, some of them produced in this area (south of Palermo) which is famous for a great wine and olive oil production. During the Wine Tasting session you'll get familiar with the local grapes. Back in Palermo in the late afternoon. (Your Choice - Alternative program for Day 2: Tour to Agrigento Valley of Temples).Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Segesta & EriceStop At: Parco Archeologico, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, SicilyTogether with your Guide this morning is dedicated to the archeological area of SEGESTA. Temple and Theater from the 5th century BC are embedded within a wonderful landscape. The high-stepped, semicircular theatre opens onto a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castello di Venere, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyContinue to ERICE, just about 2400 feet above sea level, cool even in a hot Sicilian summer, offers on clear days magnificent views. It is not just the views, however that brings people here since the quaint cobblestone streets have their own appeal. Back in Palermo in the late afternoon. (Your Choice - Alternative program for Day 3: Tour of Monreale & Cefalù or Segesta & Monreale).Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Exclusive Private tour
  • Choice of Preferred Tours
  • Transport by Top Class Mercedes Minivan
  • 4 hours Walking Tour in Palermo
  • Organic Olive Fram Visit & Tasting
  • Almond Pastry Tasting in Erice
  • Guided Tours in archeological areas & towns
  • Licensed Local guide/Driver
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Parking/Highway fees

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Winery Visit & Tasting (to be paid on the spot)
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodation in Palermo (hotel booked by yourself)
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Storico
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico Selinunte
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico
  • Entry/Admission - Castello di Venere

Itinerary

Day 1: Palermo - Walking Tour Stop At: Centro Storico, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily Meet your Guide after breakfast and start a GUIDED WALKING TOUR in Palermo: the culture of the city, the beautiful sights, architecture and the typical street markets, are hidden in the old part of town. Palermo is a many faceted city, with as much an unmistakable as enigmatic identity, a combination of aristocratic magnificence and the colourful ways of the common people. Visit the highlights of the Arab Norman Period, Palatine Chapel inside the Royal Palace, the Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, the Cathedral plus a typical market and more. Overight in Palermo Duration: 4 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Tour to Agrigento Valley of Temples). Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: Tour of Monreale & Cefalù or Segesta & Monreale). Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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