Palermo to Erice, Trapani and Salt Flats Full-Day Excursion

Cultural & Theme Tours in Palermo
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Tour description

Full day excursion departing from Palermo. With new and comfortable van, driver-guide who speaks English and French available during all the visits advising and explaining the main things to do and see. During the tour you will visit:  Erice, a unique Medieval town located on a top of a mountain at 760 meters above sea level overlooking Trapani, a city full of churches, castles. In Erice you can also taste the typical almond sweets of local production as well as delicious wines famous all over the world.After the tour you will go down to Trapani around lunchtime, we will go to the restaurant located in the heart of the salt pans inside a Mill where you will taste the traditional Sicilian cuisine. After lunch we will continue the visit of the Saline.After you will visit Trapani with its beautiful harbor and historic center full of churches including the Cathedral, monuments and shops where you will have free time for shopping. In the afternoon return to the hotel or b&b.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicilymeeting point with your driver and guide, departureStop At: Castello di Venere, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyThis territory, on which the universitas exercised its jurisdiction, was divided into fiefdoms and contrade, whose ownership belonged to the same universitas or to private individuals: its extension was, until 1846 of about 40,000 hectares, its coastline continued for 26 miles from the beach of Castellammare del Golfo to that of San Giuliano and within it included three baronies. The first was that of Baida, which bordered to the north with the beach and whose baron enjoyed the mere and mixed empire; the other was that of Inici, of whom the Sanclemente were lords; the last one was that of Arcodaci, owned by the Monroy family. The fiefdom of Ralibesi belonged to the universitas, whose name - like that of many other districts of the region - is of Arab origin, the fiefdom Xambola, the fiefdom Lacci, the fiefdom Punta, so named for a point of land that extends towards the sea ​​called Capo San Vito, the fief of Castelluzzo, which took its name from a castle that was located in this town, and the Sanguigno fiefdom.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Museo del Sale, Paceco, Province of Trapani, SicilySalt Museum inside a MillDuration: 1 hourStop At: Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, Trapani, Province of Trapani, SicilyThe salt pans can be visited in every period of the year, you can also attend the collection of sea salt, still manually made by salt workers.The large heaps of salt are very choreographic and are found numerous along the large tanks, during the harvest period you can also see many species of migratory birds, such as pink flamingos, herons and knights of Italy.The area of ​​the reserve is very large and is managed by the WWF ITALIA, inside there is a Salt Museum, numerous ancient mills and a watchtower.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Trapani city centre near the seaTrapani is a city in western Sicily with a crescent-shaped coast. In the western tip, with a view of the Egadi Islands, is the 17th century Torre di Ligny watchtower, which houses the Museum of Prehistory and Marine Archeology. North of the port, the Church of Purgatory preserves wooden sculptures that parade through the city during the Procession of the Mysteries at Easter.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bastione Conca Trapani, Trapani, Province of Trapani, Sicilywe will visit the historical center of the city, the churches and monuments and the portDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Chiesa del Purgatorio, Trapani, Province of Trapani, SicilyTrapani is a city in western Sicily with a crescent-shaped coast. In the western tip, with a view of the Egadi Islands, is the 17th century Torre di Ligny watchtower, which houses the Museum of Prehistory and Marine Archeology. North of the port, the Church of Purgatory preserves wooden sculptures that parade through the city during the Procession of the Mysteries at Easter.Duration: 30 minutes

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco
  • Entry/Admission - Bastione Conca Trapani

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Sale