Western Sicily Tour

9 Days / 8 Nights

Price: € 2690 PP Book Now

9 DAYS WEST SICILY TOUR

Book our western Sicily tour to discover all the top spots of the west coast of Sicily through its history, gastronomy and lifestyle

Visit the best sites on the coast: Palermo, Castellamare del Golfo, Scopello, Erice, Trapani, Marsala

Get a full immersion to archeological sites, Temples of Agrigento and Segesta, Villa del Casale

Fall in love with Sicilian Food & Wine in family restaurants, farmhouse and winery

Enjoy your stay in small charming hotels and countryside boutique resorts

Type of travel: Private / Custom
Travel theme: Culture; History; Food; Lifestyle
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Departure dates: Customizable
Arrival airport: Palermo
Departure airport: Palermo
Overnights: 8 nights
3 nights in Castellamare del Golfo
2 nights in Trapani
2 nights in Agrigento
1 night in Palermo
Hotels: 4 stars boutique hotels
Min number of participants: 2
Contact us to customize your tour
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN PALERMO, TRANSFER TO CASTELLAMARE DEL GOLFO AND FREE TIME
Upon arrival at Palermo airport be greeted by your private driver, who will bring you to your charming hotel located in the heart of Castellamare del Golfo. After some relaxation enjoy your free time, taking a stroll in the old town and harbor or having a first swimming break on the picturesque beaches. While having a walk, don’t miss to try “cassatella” in bar La Sorgente, typical pastry of Western Sicily.
Overnight in Castellamare del Golfo (hotel Cetarium 4*)

DAY 2 TRIP TO SEGESTA WITH LUNCH IN COUNTRYSIDE
On this morning meet your local guide in the lobby of your hotel and start a 25 mins drive to reach one of the most important archeological sites in Italy. Lost in the middle of countryside and perched on a hilltop, the Segesta Archaeological Park is home to spectacular ancient ruins dating from Greek Empire. Admire the main temple, one of the best-preserved examples of Doric architecture in the world, built in the fifth century BC, and the fourth-century-BC Greek theater. Discover the historical and architectural context of these impressive ruins with your expert guide and continue to enjoy your trip heading to a panoramic farmhouse-restaurant. Served on the beautiful terrace, Your lunch will include a wide range of typical Sicilian appetizers, seasonal pasta and wines cultivated in Western Sicily. After lunch be dropped off to your hotel and spend the rest of the day according to your wish, relaxing on picturesque beaches or hanging out on your own.
Overnight in Castellamare del Golfo (hotel Cetarium 4*)

DAY 3 TRIP TO ZINGARO NATURE RESERVE AND SCOPELLO WITH SEAFOOD LUNCH
On your third day have a simply breathtaking guided tour of coast, firstly heading to Zingaro Nature Reserve. Established as a nature reserve in 1981, the Zingaro is Sicily’s first protected area. In the past it was a home to small farming villages as well smugglers and traffickers who used its many caves to store their goods. Today you will admire superb panoramic views over the sea, coves and small museums of reserve, having an easy hiking with your local guide.
After walk in reserve continue a tour with 10 mins drive to reach the small village of Scopello. On your way you will admire a beautiful view of antique Tonnara di Scopello and see the famous rocks (“Faraglioni) di Scopello. After optional swim on this paradise beach, keep heading towards the heart of the village, where your seafood lunch will be served on the terrace overlooking the sea. After lunch drop off to hotel and free evening in charming Castellamare del Golfo.
Overnight in Castellamare del Golfo (hotel Cetarium 4*)

DAY 4 TRIP TO ERICE WITH LUNCH AND EVENING WALKING TOUR OF TRAPANI
It is time to say goodbye to Castellamare del Golfo and continue a trip towards enchanting Trapani. After 45 mins driving you will have a stop in a perched medieval village Erice. Enjoy a 2 hours guided walking tour and admire the famous castle hanging on the cliff, pretty cobblestones streets of this village, its history and its beautiful views of Trapani and sea coast. Delight a light lunch in a local family trattoria.
After lunch continue 25 mins driving to your next destination – Trapani. After check-in and some relaxion in your charming hotel take an evening stroll with your local guide through Trapani’s historic centre, with its many typical streets such as Via Garibaldi and Corso Italia. Tour will finish in the heart of Trapani so after you can still enjoy the town at night and dinner.
Overnight in Trapani (Room di Andrea 4*)

DAY 5 TRIP TO MARSALA, SALT PANTS AND LUNCH IN DONNA FUGATA WINERY
On this day meet your local guide in the lobby and enjoy a half day trip to Marsala and one of most famous Sicilian Winery. On your way enjoy the salt road, the view of the salt piles and old windmills (used to grind the salt) reflected in the water is simply magnificent. The salt being processed here is nowadays considered a luxury product mainly used for fine cuisine. You can buy some during the stop if you would like.
After discovering the salt pants, you will reach Marsala in about 15 mins, where your local guide will take you on the tour of old town to visit must-see attractions such as The Baroque Cathedral, The Republic Square, The Palace April VII, The Saint Joseph’s Church and other monuments. During the tour don’t miss to try Marsala, the famous sweet wine with name of town.
After tour continue 10 mins driving to historical Sicilian Winery Donna Fugata to enjoy your the guided visit of their cellars, lunch and wine tasting of course! Drop of to hotel in Trapani and free evening.
Overnight in Trapani (Room di Andrea 4*)

DAY 6 GUIDED VISIT OF TEMPLE VALLEY IN AGRIGENTO, LUNCH AND TRANSFER TO COUNTRYSIDE HOTEL
On this morning continue your trip to the next destination – Agrigento. After approx. 2 hours driving You will reach the gorgeous Temple Valley, where your local guide will take you on 2 hours guided tour of this UNESCO heritage. After visit enjoy a fresh seasonal lunch in local taverna and continue a short driving to your charming countryside resort made in authentic Sicilian style. Here you can enjoy the rest of the day, admiring their beautiful garden, tasting fresh local products and relaxing next to the pool. In evening you can explore Agrigento town on your own or just enjoy the relaxing stay and dinner in the resort.
Overnight in Agrigento countryside (Masseria Agnello 4*)

DAY 7 TRIP TO VILLA DEL CASALE AND PIAZZA ARMERINA WITH LUNCH
Meet your local guide in the lobby and start driving 1,5 hours to reach firstly a magnificent Villa del Casale, a Roman Villa bult in the fourth century contains the richest, largest and best-preserved collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Admire the Roman architecture and marvel at the intricate tiled designs on the 1,5 hours guided tour. After this continue a short driving to old town of Piazza Armerina, have an easy stroll with your guide and delight a traditional lunch in authentic restaurant. Drop off to resort and relaxing evening.
Overnight in Agrigento countryside (Masseria Agnello 4*)

DAY 8 TRANSFER TO PALERMO AND EVENING WALKING TOUR
It’s time to say goodbye to Agrigento and move towards the last destination – Palermo. After approx. 2 hours driving your will reach your hotel located in the city center and will have a free time to relax. When it starts to col down, meet your expert local guide in the lobby to explore the best of Palermo and the glories of its monuments on 3 hours Walking Tour. See the top attractions in the old town of the Sicilian capital including the Teatro Massimo, Cathedral, 4 Canti, Piazza Pretoria and Martorana Church. Discover the different cultures and architecture that make Palermo one of the most picturesque town of Italy. Enjoy this town at night on your own.
Overnight in Palermo (Politeama hotel 4*)

DAY 9 – DEPARTURE
Breakfast and transfer to Palermo airport
HOTELS:
4 or 5 stars classic and boutique hotels
Castellamare del Golfo: Cetarium 4*
Trapani: Room di Andrea 4*
Agrigento area: Masseria Agnello 4*
Palermo: Politeama 4*

TRANSPORT:
Private driver for every transfer incl. airport transfers

MEAL:
9 breakfasts in hotel, 6 lunches during activities
All other food and wine tastings mentioned in itinerary

ACTIVITIES:
Trip to Segesta with Lunch in farmhouse
Trip to Zingaro Nature reserve and Scopello with Lunch
Trip to Erice with Lunch
Trapani Walking Tour
Trip to Marsala, salt pants & Lunch in Winery
Guided visit of Temple Valley with Lunch
Trip to Villa del Casale and Piazza Armerina & Lunch
Palermo Walking Tour

LOCAL LICENSED GUIDE FOR ALL ACTIVITIES

24 HOURS OF SUPPORT BEFORE AND DURING TRAVEL

RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS AND RESERVATION


EXCLUSIONS:
Entrance fees to monuments
City tax to be paid in hotel

RISK FREE BOOKING/CANCELLATION POLICY:
5% deposit is required to secure the spot
Full refund until 10 days prior to arrival
Free rescheduling at any moment
Open dates options are available
For Private Groups of*:

2-3 guests: 3690 Euro pp
4-5 guests: 3190 Euro pp
6-8 guests: 2690 Euro pp
Extra discount is available for larger groups

*based in 4 stars boutique hotels
Upgrade/downgrade is on request

“A great journey to discover the treasures of Western Sicily”