Private Erice And Segesta
Private Erice and Segesta
Let a knowledgeable guide take you on a private walking tour of Erice and Segesta, giving you a great opportunity to take in some of Western Sicily's best sights. After a short trip up the coast to Trapani, you'll end up atop Mount Erice, where you'll find the namesake small medieval village that boasts epic views of Trapani and its surroundings, including the Egadi Islands, where the First Punic War famously ended.
Much of the original city where Erice (once called Eryx) now stands was destroyed in the First Punic War. Much of the city now has Norman influence from the middle ages, which you'll see in the towers and fortifications throughout the town. That's why you'll find the ancient remains of a temple of Venus in the city as well as manicured English gardens.
After a walking tour of the village, you'll have time to stop for lunch, which is the perfect time to a try Sicilian style pizza. You'll also have time to look through the local stores and boutiques for some souvenirs. Then you'll head to nearby Segesta to see its Doric temple. It's so well-preserved you'll think you've walked back in time.
At the end of your Sicily tour, you'll make your way back to Palermo and your ship. Please note that the cost of this tour does not include food, beverages, or entrance fees to any museums or attractions. Snacks will be available for purchase. This tour is wheelchair accessible, but due to the uneven terrain, it is not recommended for people with limited mobility. You must be able to get in and out of the vehicle.
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