Monreale and Segesta • with local guide Mimmo • for up to 6 people
This tour provides a great overview of Sicily, giving you the possibility to enjoy the beautiful west coast of Palermo and to visit two among the greatest sights of Italy.
Relax on a scenic drive through the Sicilian countryside to reach Segesta - you'll love the location. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC. - A cycle of events and concerts are held at sunset during the summer months. A visit to Segesta, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists, is an experience you cannot miss.
The Monastery of Monreale commissioned by William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily, combines in one project employement 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 in total.
For up to 6 travelers
Heading west following the beautiful Gulf of Castellammare, driving trough the pleasant wine producing area of "Bianco d'Alcamo" till SEGESTA. Here we'll visit the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area. Temple and Theater are embedded in a wonderful countryside. Visible are also the remains of an Arabic mosque, a Norman church and the Roman Forum.
MONREALE - The apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily, the Cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century, it is part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period, built under William II. It rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul and Saint Mark's in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. While it is Romanesque in overall style, the cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.
Please note the Dress Code recommended to enter any church. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. This applies to both men and women.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Port of Trapani
End location: Starting point
Duration: 7 hours
✔️Trips and shore excursions are subject to ship arrival and departure times and may be adjusted to ensure a safe return to port.
Comfortable fully a/c car - or Top Class Mercedes Minivan
- Professional licensed guide
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Guided tours inside the archeological areas & towns
- Highway/Parking fees
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - for a Light lunch
x Entrance fees in general
NONE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas, monuments and towns all over Sicily
- Licensed LOCAL GUIDE
- Certfied DRIVER (special license)
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Mimmo is the best! He customized a 4-day trip across Sicily for us in which we saw all the great Greek and Roman ruins. His historical and archeological knowledge is excellent. The real test however was wine and olive growers, as we do this ourselves. Our expectations were quite high, and he exceeded our expectations! Mimmo arranged some truly spectacular visits to organic wine and olive oil growers and producers. Molte grazie!! We will be back to Sicily & definitely seek Mimmo's guidance!