Erice and Marsala Full Day Tour From Palermo

Travel along the Marsala Salt Route and indulge in traditional Sicilian food and wine

Travel Flexibly · 9.00h · Sicily, Italy

Sicily is filled to the brim with enchanting villages, ancient towns, and magnificent coastlines, but exploring on your own leaves stories untold and hidden gems missed. That's why we've crafted this full-day tour of Erice and Marsala, complete with fantastic food, wine, and ancient tales of Western Sicily. Our expert guides know where to find the best granita, wines, and views. This means you can discover Erice's best vistas and travel along the Marsala Salt Route like a local.

  • Journey along the Marsala Salt Route
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian Lunch
  • Marvel at the terracotta windmills
  • Indulge in Sicilian Flavours in Marsala
  • Enjoy white, red, and marsala wines
  • Historic Erice
  • Sample Sicilian granita
  • Marsala's salt basins

Your journey begins in the heart of Palermo, where your guide will whisk you and your fellow group members out of the bustling city to the charming village of Erice. Wander through its winding alleys and indulge in granita while enjoying sweeping coastal views until it's time to continue to Marsala.

Sit down for a traditional Sicilian lunch paired with Marsala's famous sweet wine and learn about the town's vibrant past and exceptional olive oils. Then, conclude your full-day tour admiring windmills and salt basins along the Marsala Salt Route and transferring back to Palermo.

Erice and Marsala Full-Day Tour Description

Your 9-hour tour includes:

  • Explore Erice

  • Travel along the Marsala Salt Route

  • Granita tasting, Sicilian lunch, and wine sampling

  • Visit the Marsala saline (exterior)

  • Transportation by luxury Mercedes Minivan or Minibus

  • Friendly, English-speaking local guide

  • Maximum group size of 16

Travel to the Enchanting Village of Erice

After meeting your friendly guide and fellow group members at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, you'll hop aboard your luxury Mercedes Minivan or Minibus and watch the busy city gradually fade from view. Your first destination is Erice, nestled in western Sicily and famous for its well-preserved medieval architecture.

Take time to explore Erice at your leisure, wandering the village's winding alleys and soaking up the enchanting atmosphere. The views of Trapani and Egadi Island are jaw-dropping from here, but the real highlight may just be the stop to try traditional Sicilian granita.

Indulge in Sicilian Flavours in Marsala

Back on the bus, your journey continues to the town of Marsala. Widely known for its sweet dessert wine, you'll soon discover this town holds its own in both ancient wonders and modern delights. After strolling through the town's charming streets lined with elegant Baroque buildings, you'll head into a local restaurant for a traditional Sicilian lunch. With plenty of time to sample local wines and learn about the town's excellent olive oil, you'll return to the bus happily full and ready for another scenic drive.

Journey along the Marsala Salt Route

Last but certainly not least on your full-day tour from Palermo is a scenic drive along the renowned Marsala Salt Route. This captivating 30-kilometer (19-mile) stretch weaves through a unique blend of natural and cultural landscapes. Keep your eye out for picture-perfect windmills and the region's famous salt basins and pyramids, and watch as locals continue to practice their ancient tradition of salt production. You'll also have time to leave the vehicle to breathe in the salty sea air and capture the perfect photo before ending your adventure back in Palermo.

What you get with this tour
9-hour semi-private guided tour
Explore Erice
Typical Sicilian Lunch
Sample Sicilian granita
Enjoy white, red, and marsala wines
Journey along the Marsala Salt Route
Tripadvisor Logo

See what people are saying

0 total reviews

Leave a review
0.0/5 (based on 0 reviews)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 stars

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Sicily.

What should I bring?

We recommend wearing good walking shoes and bringing a hat and sunscreen.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour includes walking on uneven and busy streets, and unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Is there a dress code to join this Erice and Marsala tour?

While there is not a specific dress code, you will be expected to be wearing shoes and a shirt to enter establishments. We also recommend wearing clothing you'll be comfortable walking in.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes, a typical Sicilian lunch and beverages are provided in the price of this Erice and Marsla tour. However, food and drinks outside of lunch will need to be purchased.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at Teatro Massimo. Our guides are happy to offer recommendations if you'd like to continue exploring Palermo afterward or arrange a taxi back to your accommodation.

Start From: $187.59

available days discounted days

Free 24-hr cancellation on group tours! Learn more

Reserve Now $187.59 / per person
$187.59 / per person
You may also like
New Tour

New Tour

Flavors of Palermo: Guided Street Food and Markets Tour

Indulge in authentic Sicilian culinary heritage like a local alongside a knowledgeable foodie guide

New Tour

New Tour

Small Group Tour of Agrigento Valley of the Temples at Sunset

Behold Temple of Concordia, Heracles Temple and more in the landscapes of Sicily with a local guide

New Tour

New Tour

Thrilling Mount Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina with Lunch Included

Adventure abounds when you explore the north side of Sicily on this off-road experience

Private Tours

Private Tours

Messina Shore Excursion: Etna and Taormina in Sicily

Make the most of your day ashore on a private journey to an active volcano and idyllic Sicilian town

New Tour

New Tour

Authentic Pizza Making Class in Taormina

Learn the secrets to assembling the perfect pizza, taught by a master chef!

New Tour

New Tour

Sicilian Cooking Class with a Local Chef in Taormina

Visit a local market and learn the secrets to making a traditional, 3-course Sicilian meal

New Tour

New Tour

Classic Palermo Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

Learn to craft three iconic Italian delicacies from a professional chef and sample premium wines

New Tour

New Tour

Syracuse, Ortigia and Catania Day Trip from Taormina

Explore three of Sicily’s most breathtaking Baroque cities on this full day tour

New Tour

New Tour

Exclusive Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina Tour in Palermo

Visit the regal Royal Palace of Palermo and the historic Palatine Chapel

New Tour

New Tour

Half-Day Cruise to Isola Bella From Giardini Naxos with Snorkeling

Snorkel, sunbathe, and soak in views of Sicily from the Bay of Naxos near Taormina

New Tour

New Tour

Social Cooking & Dine with locals in Palermo

Learn to make a delicious 4-course meal and dine with a small group

Full Day Mount Etna Trekking Tour From Taormina

Full Day Mount Etna Trekking Tour From Taormina

Explore Europe's highest volcano alongside an expert guide, complemented by Sicilian lunch

New Tour

New Tour

Ultimate Palermo Food and Wine Night Tour

Experience the flavors of Sicilian street cuisine alongside a local guide

New Tour

New Tour

Small Group Palermo Highlights Walking Tour

Join our expert guide to discover Sicily's largest city

New Tour

New Tour

Palermo Market Tour and Cooking Class

Choose your ingredients at Mercato del Capo and learn to make a 3-course Sicilian meal with a chef!