DISCOVER WEST SICILY - 4 Days Mini-tour from Palermo with local Guide Driver

Palermo Trip Overview

• Discover Arab, Byzantine, Norman and Greek Heritage of Sicily
• Comfortable Transport by Top Class Mercedes Minivan
• Possibility to customize and choose your preferred tours
• Palermo – Selinunte – Erice – Segesta – Olive Oil Producer – Winery – Monreale – Cefalù – Agrigento

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 different cultures.

Additional Info

Duration: 4 days
Starts: Palermo, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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What to Expect When Visiting Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy

• Discover Arab, Byzantine, Norman and Greek Heritage of Sicily
• Comfortable Transport by Top Class Mercedes Minivan
• Possibility to customize and choose your preferred tours
• Palermo – Selinunte – Erice – Segesta – Olive Oil Producer – Winery – Monreale – Cefalù – Agrigento

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 different cultures.

Itinerary

Day 1: Palermo – Walking Tour in the Old City Center

Stop At: Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily
Meet your LOCAL GUIDE after breakfast and start a Guided Walking Tour (3h) 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.
Afternoon free or Optional tour to Cefalù.
Overnight in Palermo.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Monreale – Segesta – Salt Pans

Stop At: Duomo di Monreale, Piazza Guglielmo II 1, 90046, Monreale, Sicily Italy
Start the day with MONREALE the apotheosis of Norman architecture. It combines in one project employment of both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept and apse – 81800 square feet.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tempio di Segesta, Contrada Barbaro SNC, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily Italy
Next drive to SEGESTA to visit the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area. Temple and Theater built in the late 5th century BC are embedded in a wonderful countryside. A cycle of events and concerts are held at sunset during the summer months.
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala, Contrada Spagnola 228, 91025, Marsala, Sicily Italy
Drive along the Trapani and Marsala salt flat coast with the possibility to visit the island Mothya on a boat tour (Optional). Night in Marsala/Mazara area.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Selinunte – Winery

Stop At: Parco Archeologico Selinunte, Via Selinunte, 91022, Castelvetrano, Sicily Italy
After breakfast visit the archeological area Selinunte. Inside this marvelous site visit the Eastern Hill with its temples and other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century BC which are considered among the most important in the Mediterranean.
Following enjoy the Extra Vergin Olive Oil at a local producer. 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 excellent extra-virgin olive oil.
Continue to a renowned WINERY which is embedded in a charming & unique context. Its variety of excellent wines, cellars and vineyards makes this destination a special place. During the wine tasting session you’ll get more familiar with the local grapes from the area.
Night in Selinunte area.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: The Valley of Temples in Agrigento

Stop At: Valle dei Templi, Piazza Archeologica 1 Via Panoramica Dei Templi, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily Italy
Drive to Agrigento for the Valley of Temples. These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world and the splendor of the temples in the Doric style, built during the V and VI centuries BC.
During the Guided Tour through the archeological area, from the Temple of Juno, enjoy an excellent view of the entire Valley and the Temple of Concordia which is beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules. The view of the Mare Nostrum is incredible from the Temples.
End tour in Palermo.
Duration: 2 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.



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