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Small-group (Up to 16 people)

Small group day trip to Erice and Marsala from Palermo with lunch and tastings

Palermo, the Sicilian capital, is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the whole of Italy. However, you might want to escape its hustle and bustle after a few days! 

And there's no better way to do that than a full day small group tour from Palermo to visit the fascinating town of Erice and to admire the unique panoramas of Marsala. You will depart from Palermo in a top notch minivan with an expert driving.

About this tour:

Duration
9 hours
Languages
English
Live tour guide
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Personalized attention
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Free cancellation

Flexible reservation

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Limited availability

Highlights
  • Spend a special day from Palermo in an exclusive tour
  • Visit the medieval hilltop village of Erice for views over the Egadi Islands and Trapani
  • Enjoy a full Sicilian lunch
  • Sample white, red, and marsala wines paired with local specialties
  • Take a panoramic tour of the Marsala salt route

A day trip from Palermo to Erice and Marsala is a wonderful way to explore some of the most beautiful and historic places in Sicily, while also enjoying some of the region's most delicious food.

Depart from Palermo and visit Erice

The journey begins in the morning, as you depart from Palermo and head towards the ancient hilltop town of Erice. The drive takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, and along the way, you'll be treated to stunning views of the countryside and coastline. Upon arrival in Erice, you can explore the town's many historic sites, and stroll along the charming cobblestone streets, browse the local shops, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Admire the narrow picturesque streets and find delightful little courtyards. Lookout for the viewpoints where you can see out to the Egadi Islands and over the city of Trapani. You will feel like travelling through times,  surrounded by an ancient kind of beauty. Of course, when in Sicily, it’s always a good time for a snack and in Erice we will have a tasty break by savoring a local Sicilian granita.

Enjoy local food and wine tastings

During some excursions, you may have to provide your own packed lunch, but not on this full-day group tour from Palermo! This adventure, which will take you to Erice and Marsala, also includes the opportunity to indulge in a traditional Sicilian meal, during which you will savor the flavors of Sicily and soak in the warm and welcoming atmosphere, with a tasting of the best local wines at a local restaurant.  Sicilian cuisine is known for its rich flavors, fresh ingredients, and diverse influences from around the Mediterranean, while the island's wineries produce several varieties of wines, from crisp whites to full-bodied reds. Taking advantage of this tasting of local dishes and wines is the perfect way to experience the rich flavors and gastronomic heritage of this beautiful island, while enjoying the warm hospitality of the Sicilian people!

Admire Marsala Salt windmills

You'll carry on along the west coast of Sicily to Marsala, a town famous for producing sweet wine and also.The final stop on this full day group tour from Palermo is the natural and cultural site landscape which connects land and sea. The salt windmills of Marsala are situated in a vast expanse of salt pans that stretch towards the sea. As you approach the windmills, you'll be struck by their distinctive shape and design. These traditional wooden structures, with their elegant sails and rotating wheels, have been used for centuries to grind salt and pump seawater into the salt pans. The salt windmills and basins  are still in use today.
The 30km road is one of the most evocative routes in Italy, and if you get out of your vehicle, you'll be able to feel the salt in the air! The salt pans themselves are a beautiful sight, with their shimmering pools of water and the delicate crusts of salt that form on their surface.

As the day comes to a close, you can return to Palermo feeling satisfied and enriched by the beauty and culture of Sicily, and the delicious food and wine that you enjoyed along the way.

Important Information

We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

Please inform us in advance about any food allergy or dietary requirements. 


Please note that this tour might be run on Mercedes luxury 8-seater vans or Mercedes luxury minibuses according to the tour occupancy and always providing the highest possible quality.

We suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.

Rain Policy

This tour runs on rain or shine.

Included

Transportation IN/OUT Palermo by luxury Mercedes Minivan or Minibus
English speaking driver/tour leader
Visit of Erice with granita tasting
Visit of Marsala saline (exterior)
Wine tasting
Typical Sicilian lunch
Water Bottle

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point is at our TOURIST HUB & COOKING SCHOOL in Palermo.

     

Starting from

€169,00

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15%

price per person

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