Silversea Luxury Cruises To Trapani, Sicily

Trapani, Sicily
Trapani, Sicily

Trapani, the most important town on Sicily’s west coast, lies below the headland of Mount Erice and offers stunning views of the Egadi Islands on a clear day. Trapani’s Old District occupies a scimitarshaped promontory between the open sea on the north and the salt marshes to the south. The ancient industry of extracting salt from the marshes has recently been revived, and it is documented in the Museo delle Saline. View more

In addition to the salt marshes,Trapani’s other interesting environs include the beautiful little hill town of Erice, the promontory of Capo San Vito stretching north beyond the splendid headland of Monte Cofano, the lovely island of Motya and the town of Marsala. Trips farther afield will take you to the magnificent site of Segesta or the Egadi Islands, reached by boat or hydrofoil from Trapani Port.

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Piraeus (Athens) To Civitavecchia (Rome)
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    May 22, 2018
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Civitavecchia (Rome) To Piraeus (Athens)
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Excursions in Trapani, Sicily

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Trapani at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Trapani at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Trapani at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Trapani at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Salt Road & Mozia Island

Enjoy a tour to Mozia Island located between Trapani to the North and Marsala to the South. The island was formerly known as Motia and San Pantale and lies in the Stagnone Lagoon. Discover the island is rich with archaeological excavations and finds from what was an island city. Make a stop at the Whitaker Museum and view many beautiful relics that are well displayed here. Mozia, or Mothia, was founded at the end of the 8th century B.C. on the island of San Pantaleo, situated at the centre of a large lagoon, known today as Stagnone, or big pond.


Depart the pier area and, from Marsala, situated on Cape Boeo start driving towards the "via del sale" (the salt road) with the famous "Saline" and windmills.

On the way you will have the opportunity of driving through the Stagnone Lagoon - with a very unreal panorama and beautiful colors - and to have a panoramic view of Mozia Island.


Mozia Island

Embark for a brief sea crossing to Mozia Island by local boat. Due to its presence near the coast as an important trade city, Mozia was one of the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements in the Mediterranean area.

Once on the island your guide will lead you to some of the interesting archaeological points with spectacular view of the Stagnone Lagoon.


Whitaker Museum

Afterwards, make your way to the Whitaker Museum housing several artifacts found in Mozia and in the neighbouring area whose highlight is of course the Ephebus of Motya, the marble statue of a young man from the fifth century BC, found in Mothia in 1976.

Be provided free time on the island for further exploration, then re-board the local boat to the mainland.


Your coach will return you back to pier area.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking of approximately .93 miles (1500 metres) on uneven ground. When on Mozia Island, the tour is entirely on foot. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility nor recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection.

Ancient Greek Ruins of Selinunte

Depart the pier for a brief panoramic drive through Trapani, before proceeding on a scenic one hour drive to Selinunte. One of Sicily's great Greek archaeological sites, Selinunte is situated by the sea in the south-western corner of Sicily where the isolated ruins have stood abandoned for most of their history. The lack of later development allows modern visitors to imagine the ancient town of Selinus as it would have been two and a half thousand years ago.


Selinus

Arriving at Selinus, you will discover the remains of a city founded by the Greeks in the mid-7th century. Visit the remnants of three impressive temples that once graced the site. The first is Temple E, dating back to the 5th century BC and rebuilt in 1958. To the right stands Temple F, lying completely in ruins. Archaeologists believed that Temple G was dedicated to Zeus, and was among the largest of its type in the ancient world. Each of its columns weighs several tons. The surrounding rubble gives some indication of its immense size. You will also explore the Acropolis with your guide. It was partially rebuilt in 1925, and was dominated the columns of Temple C (6th century BC).


Re-board the motor coach for a scenic drive back to the pier.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1000m (.65 miles) on uneven ground at times. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes and sun protection.

The Essence of Erice

Embrace the Medieval beauty of one of Sicily's most impregnable hilltop fortifications during this half-day journey to Erice. Erice is in such a spectacular, naturally fortified position high above the natural harbour of Trapani, that it is not surprising that the site has been occupied for millennia.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate one-hour drive to Erice, a lovely town perched on an isolated hill north of Trapani. The drive takes place along a road with numerous steep bends.


Erice

This small medieval town was founded in 415 B.C., and renowned in ancient times as an important sanctuary of Venus. Although it is often shrouded in mist due to its hilltop location, Erice offers splendid views of the sea and Egadi Islands.


The Walls

Erice's Norman-style influences are reflected in its imposing towers and fortifications. During your walking tour, see the walls that stretch from Porta Spada to Porta Trapani that protect the only side of the hill with no natural defenses. On all other sides, the sheer rock face made the town one of the most impregnable fortresses on the island.


Balio Gardens

Next, proceed for a visit to the English-style Balio Gardens. These delightful gardens were laid out in 1870 by Count Pepoli, and feature a monumental entrance with a double staircase.


Venus Castle

The last stop on your walking tour is the Venus Castle. Built on the site of the original Temple of Venus, the castle offers magnificent panoramic views and the remains of the Venus Temple.


Following your guided visit, some free time is made available for you to browse the shops before re-boarding your coach for the approximate one-hour return drive to the pier.

En route, make a photo stop at the famous 'Saline' salt pan and take an orientation drive through Trapani.



Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, at times on cobblestones that can be slippery when wet. Approximate distance covered on foot is 1500m (1 mile). This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes and sun protection.

Marsala & A Taste of Sicily

Explore the unique flavours and sights of Marsala during this scenic visit to the city, and brunch and a wine-tasting at a local wine farm. Marsala is a coastal town in western Sicily with ancient origins closely tied with those of an unusual archaeological site nearby, the little island of Mozia, also known as San Pantaleo. Mozia was an important colonial stronghold of Carthage in North Africa, itself an early colony of the Phoenician people.


Depart the pier for the approximate one-hour drive to Marsala along the salt road, or 'via del sal'. En route, a photo stop is made to capture the famous 'Saline' salt pan and windmills. The drive to Marsala also offers panoramic vistas of Mozia Island. Due to its location near the coast, Mozia became a key trade city, and one of the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements in the Mediterranean.


Marsala

Marsala is situated on Cape Boeo at the westernmost end of the island. Phoenician refugees founded Marsala after the destruction of Mozia by Dionysius I of Syracuse. The Romans, Vandals and Byzantines subsequently dominated the city. It was occupied by the Muslims and renamed the Port of Allah, or 'Marsa-Allah'. In 1072, the Normans' overtook Marsala, rebuilt the castle, and constructed churches and convents.


Regional Museum

Your walking tour of this ancient city features a visit to the town centre and Regional Museum, which is part of the Archaeological Park of Lilybaeum. The museum houses a famous Punic warship, along with archaeological remains documenting Lilybaeum's history and environs from the Prehistoric Era to the Middle-Ages.


Cantine Florio

Marsala is also renowned for the wine named after it. A stop for brunch at the Cantine Florio, a local wine farm, includes Sicilian specialities accompanied by a variety of local wines, including Marsala wine.


Ligny Tower

After brunch, re-board your coach for the approximate one-hour return drive to Trapani. En route, a photo stop is made at Ligny Tower, or 'Torri de Ligny', a massive, quadrangular tower built by Prince di Ligny in 1671. One of the city's most beautiful panoramic viewpoints, the Ligny Tower offers splendid vistas of the Egadi, Lazzaretto and Torre della Colombaia islands in the distance. Following your photo stop, re-board your coach and return to the pier.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 800 metres (.50 mile), at times over uneven terrain and cobblestones, with steps to negotiate at the museum. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, however it is not recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection. Order of sites visited may vary.

Panoramic Trapani & Olive Oil Tasting

Experience Trapani's scenic beauty, historic sights and unique flavours during a sightseeing tour of the town, and a tasting at an olive oil farm. Hugging the harbour where Peter of Aragon landed in 1282 to begin the Spanish occupation of Sicily, the sickle-shaped spit of land occupied by Trapani's Old Town once sat at the heart of a powerful trading network that stretched from Carthage to Venice.


Depart the pier for a sightseeing drive through Trapani, followed by a stop at the Ligny Tower, or 'Torri de Ligny'.


Ligny Tower

This massive, quadrangular tower was built by Prince di Ligny in 1671. One of the city's most beautiful panoramic viewpoints, the Ligny Tower offers splendid vistas of the Egadi, Lazzaretto and Torre della Colombaia islands in the distance.

Next, re-board you coach and drive along the salt road, or 'via del sal', which features the famous 'Saline' salt pan and windmills.


Olive Oil Farm

Upon arrival in Paceco, a visit is made to the renowned ancient olive oil farm, 'Fontanasalsa'. After a tour of the factory, proceed to the charming courtyard patio nestled amidst an orange garden for an olive oil tasting. Sample typical Sicilian delicacies that include bruschetta, olive paste, local cheeses and desserts accompanied by local wine. During your visit, the farm's owner, Mrs. Burgarella, or a member of her staff /family will briefly discuss the production and characteristics of olive oil.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking of approximately 328 feet (100 metres) on uneven ground. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility, however it is not recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection.