Welcome to Western Sicily


Today, this part of the island is coming into its own as an off-the-beaten-track destination, perfect for those who savour slow travel. There's an amazingly diverse range of experiences to be had here. Standout attractions include the ancient ruins of Segesta and Selinunte, the hilltop village of Erice and the Golfo di Castellammare, with its stunning juxtaposition of sea and mountain scenery. Adding to western Sicily's appeal are its unique local cuisine and proximity to Palermo and Trapani international airports.


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$71.36 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Half-Day or Full-Day Wine Tour in Western Sicily

Get picked up at your preferred location and relax on the drive to the wineries for the half-day or full-day tour. Listen to the guide discuss Western Sicily’s unique winemaking traditions and related historical anecdotes to get into the mood of the day’s adventures. Make several stops and enjoy the best sightseeing spots and interesting local attractions along the way.Visit one of the vineyards or wineries and explore its beautiful cellars. Get a personal tour around the premises and learn about the wine produced at the location from people who devoted their lives to the art of making that perfect glass of Nero d'Avola, Cataratto, Grillo and many other sicilian wines. Enjoy the beautiful views of the area and stroll around the vine fields while sipping on the best of local wines and liquors.Next, pay a visit to one of the most well-known enoteche (wine shop) in the area and meet some local wine workers to find out about their role in maintaining the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the region. Take a break and enjoy a traditional lunch prepared specially for you -- the lunch is included in the price of the full-day tour, but can be purchased for an additional fee of 20 euro with the half-day tour as well. Explore the Sicilian flavors with a delicious local starter, regional first and second dish, more wine and a sweet Sicilian treat to finish off the meal.If you follow a full-day tour program, immerse yourself into the world of Sicilian wine by exploring its diverse faces and flavors. Visit another vineyard or two, which can be located in the same town or area as the first one or anywhere in the West Sicily region, and learn more about the differences in methods, grapes and flavors of the wines produced at each of these unique locations.After the tour is over, sit back and relax on your transfer back to the initial pick-up location.

$713.61 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Shore Excursion from Trapani to Segesta and Erice

This is a private shore excursion to Segesta and Erice from Trapani, with English speaking driver and comfortable ride. Meet your driver at your hotel in Trapani or at the port, and embark on a 40 minute-drive to Segesta. This is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites of Sicily, founded by the Elymian population and refugees from destroyed Troy, before the arrival of the Greeks. Segesta's ancient Greek temple can make a valid claim to being the best preserved in the world, and its amphitheater boasts a hilltop position on Mount Barbaro second to none. Kindly take note that the admission fees are not included in the rate and should be paid on site (approximately 10 euro per person)Board the car again and after a 45 minute-ride you, will reach Erice, a small Medieval town with a population of a few hundred inhabitants that grows considerably during summer periods. Located on the summit of the Mount, Erice was once dominated by the Elimi that gave the village its ancient name. Erice founded the temple dedicated to Venus, goddess of love and fertility. The village, surrounded by cyclopean walls, is characterized by stone paths and adorned with trees, plants and flowers, giving the center a magical and enchanted atmosphere. Its large and spectacular view is breathtaking—from Erice, Trapani can be seen with its characteristic sickle shape and Monte Cofano with Custonaci at its feet. The town is also famous for its delicious almond cookies and marzipan, lovely ceramics and colorful rag rugs.On the way back to the ship, make a quick stop in Trapani, a place renowned for its fine seafood and Sicilian cuisine, and try some of the local delicacies while admiring the medieval architecture of the old town.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the 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.

$71.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Trapani - The Historical Tour

Starting time is in the morning for full day tour. For half day tour, departure can be in the morning or in the afternoon. You will be picked up at your preferred location. If your location is in the centre of Trapani, we will start the tour from there, probably by walking. Car will be available during the tour for moving in different sight of the town and around. We will visit or see the main historical sites of the town, the choice will be done based if half or full day tour. Any ticket is included in the tour. The tour will end at your location from where we started. For the full day tour, it is included the lunch. For the half day tour, lunch or dinner can be acquired for the cost of euro 20 extra A full day tour can be for 8 / 10 hours An half day tour can be for 4 / 5 hours

$368.70 Day Trips & Excursions

SEGESTA - SELINUNTE

Visit at the old city of Segesta, founded by the Elimi and survived the enemies weather and the many earthquakes in the area. Located on Mount Barbaro, it has a breathtaking panoramic view.Visit the magnificent Temple and the Greek theater of Segesta, free time to take pictures.  Visiting Selinunte, what was largest, the most inhabited Greek city. Currently, there resides the largest archaeological park in Europe.Free time. For lunch, we will take you in a typical restaurant near the archaeological site and is not included in the price. Return in the afternoon and there is the possibility of release in the hotel. All entry ticket at the sites are not included.

$28.54 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private transfers from Trapani airport to San Vito Lo Capo

Our company Trapani Tourism Service offers private transfers from Trapani Birgi to San Vito Lo Capo. Our car park consists of 8-seater black Renault Trafic Minivans plus a 5-seat Mercedes E-Class car and they are all new, comfortable, and spacious vehicles.We have been working in the industry for several years, and we will take care of your transfer in a professional way. Our drivers are qualified and ready to give advice on our location.We make transfers from Trapani Birgi Airport, Palermo airport to all destinations in western Sicily.Service is quick, convenient and economical, moving easily and absolutely safe and comfortable. For those who need to make transfers to and from the Sicilian airports of Trapani and Palermo, the TTS transfer service is the best that our territory can offer.Book with us your personalized transfers.

$190.30 Private & Custom Tours

Visit Erice Medival City From Trapani

Erice is a valuable city for the province of Trapani that will take you back in time, enjoys a spectacular view and it can also admire the Egadi islands. Rich in history and attracts many tourists all year round. Itinerary required if you decide to visit Trapani. The excursion will take place as follows:Pickup at the hotel press or an established point. Departure by minivan 8 seats. We travel by car 14 km and arrive in Erice. The resort is located 751 meters above the sea level. Start walking tour of the historic medieval center .Visita Porta Trapani, Cathedral, Pina Parisi for the traditional carpet weaving, Church of St. Martin, Maria Grammarian typical pastry Ericina with sweets in particular the "Genoese", the Church of St. Giuliano, the Balio Gardens and the Castle of Venus, affascianante scenery and a destination for many films. During the excursion you will have free time to have lunch, buy souvenirs etc. The return and the release to the hotel or a point prestabilito.L'escursione lasts four hours, to decide the timetable. They exclude meals, drinks, tickets and extras. Are included, multilingual driver, fuel and release at the hotel. The tour is available all year round on request with a minimum of 4 participants.