Things to do in Trapani

Our most recommended things to do in Trapani

Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

1. Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

This popular 8-hour itinerary takes you to see the most interesting sites of western Sicily. With your guide you’ll visit and explore Segesta, a Greek archaeological site. Travel to Nubia and the Salt Pans in Trapani, and admire the Sicilian coast and natural landscapes en route. You’ll also stop at Erice, a medieval hilltop town. Enjoy spectacular views throughout the day. All of the sites are relatively near Palermo, meaning that you’ll have plenty of time to explore each of them. This itinerary is also known as the Elimians's Road, named for the Elimians who were among the first inhabitants of this part of Sicily.

Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

2. Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

Nature and tradition come together on this 2-hour guided tour of the Trapani salt flats. Join a local guide who will explain the tradition of salt-making while exploring a family-owned salt pan. Enter the salt museum inside a renovated old mill to see the tools and even try some samples of flavored salt. Visit 3 different salt plans while keeping an eye out for flocks of flamingos. These migratory birds change color over time and have been known to make the flats their temporary home. At the end of the day, walk along the edge of the flats and admire the reflection of the afternoon sun in the salt pools. The tour ends with a return transfer to the meeting point.

From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

3. From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

Discover the history of Sicily from the Greeks to the Middle Ages with this day trip to Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, and Segesta. After pickup from selected locations in Palermo, drive to western Sicily to reach Erice. The ancient Elymian people founded this medieval town, once an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Continue to Trapani where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. In the afternoon, head to Segesta, another city founded by the Elymians. Visit the 5th-century Doric temple built on a hilltop just outside the ancient city. Admire the astonishing views, before returning to Palermo.

From Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

4. From Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

Depart from the port of Trapani in the morning aboard a comfortable boat and cruise to the island of Favignana. Drop anchor to explore the city center at leisure for 2 hours. Have time to explore beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe or go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea or visit the blood-red cove of Cala Rossa. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the boat with drinks, including wine and water. Continue to Levanzo, the smallest of the 3 main Aegadian Islands. Spend an hour of free time seeing the Neolithic cave paintings of the Grotta del Genovese or soak up the laid-back vibe of the port.  Hop back on the boat and make your way back towards Trapani at a leisurely pace. Cruise around the islands and stop for a swim in the sea.

From Trapani: Salt Road Tour With Winery Visit and Boat Trip

5. From Trapani: Salt Road Tour With Winery Visit and Boat Trip

Discover the best of Sicily's gastronomy, culture, and scenery on this excursion from Trapani. Start your tour with a visit to either the Donnafugata, Florio, Caruso, or Mininni wineries, which are some of the region's finest. At the winery, enjoy a tasting of some local products, washed down with a selection of the best wines. Next, board a traditional lagoon boat for a boat tour of the Stagnone Lagoon. At the center of the lagoon, discover the ancient island of Motya, which has now been converted to an open-air museum. Learn more about the history of the island and its residents from your local guide. Finally, visit the coastal town of Marsala. Enjoy a guided tour of the city center and learn more about the town's vibrant past, seeing ancient ruins along the way.

From Trapani: Stagnone Islands of Marsala Day Trip

6. From Trapani: Stagnone Islands of Marsala Day Trip

Admire the salt pans of Marsala on this day trip from Trapani. Ride through the lagoon on a flat keel boat. Learn the ancient history of the region and find out about traditional salt collection methods.   Meet your guide in Trapani. Sit back and relax in an airconditioned car on the way to the natural reservoir in Marsala. Hop aboard a flat keel boat and sail around the islands of Lunga, Schola, and Santa Maria in the stunning lagoon.  Snap pictures of the old windmills, and capture how the light hits the white and pink salt pans. Look for local wildlife as you glide over the water. Hear about traditional salt collection methods and uncover the region's history. Taste some local products before returning to Trapani. 

Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

7. Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

Visit the old city of Segesta, which was founded by the Elimi. It survived many enemy armies, weather and, earthquakes in the area. Located on Mount Barbaro, it has a breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the magnificent Temple and the Greek theater of Segesta. Here you can enjoy some free time to take pictures. Then visit Selinunte, what was once the largest and the most populated Greek city. Currently, there resides the largest archaeological park in Europe. Then enjoy some free time. You will enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant near the archaeological site. This is is not included in the price. Return in the afternoon and there is the possibility of drop off at your hotel. All entry ticket fees at the sites are not included.

Sicily: Trapani, Mount Cofano and E-bike Experience

8. Sicily: Trapani, Mount Cofano and E-bike Experience

Enjoy a day out in Sicily on e-bikes and admire the great outdoors. Discover the rich history and natural beauty of this region n on this bike. Rural cycling routes promote and enhance a land that has produced beauty for centuries. Pedaling in the Sicilian hinterland on quiet, secondary dirt roads, which cross the countryside in a mix of farmlands and rugged rock, we will show you the natural marvel of an authentic and unknown face of Sicily free from all stereotypes. Start your journey from the Trapani heading north, with the crystal-clear sea of Trapani to the left. Past the old Tonnara Bonagia, you will arrive at Cornino and the beach at the foot of Mount Cofano, a dolomite massif covered in many parts with the classic Mediterranean vegetation, dwarf palms, and especially "disa." Once you reach Mount Cofano Reserve, you will see the Mangiapane cave, where traces of prehistoric settlements have been found. Among breathtaking views of rare beauty and rural landscapes that have remained pristine over time, you will discover a land rich in villages, castles, woods, and farmlands. Discover local communities learn about their agricultural, food, and wine traditions, which are the expression of an ancient rural civilization.

Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

9. Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

Enjoy a tour that visits multiple locations. This trip was created for those who have little time available and wish to see as many places as possible. Depart from Trapani port or hotel or the airport in Trapani. Arrive at Erice and stop to see the small medieval village. Erice is known for its ancient beauty, for breathtaking views and for the originality of its medieval charm. It is famous for the production of Ericini carpet, for waxing and for almond cakes. Then head to Scopello. Visit the tuna factory and take panoramic photos of the faraglions. Stop for a free lunch. (we recommend the bread "Cunzato" plate typical to the region). The next stop is Castellamare Del Golfo. Visit the harbor and take panoramic photos. The last stop is the Saline Reserve. Visit the Salt Museum and again you can take beautiful photos within the Saline Reserve. Then return to Trapani.

Private Transfers: Palermo Airport - Trapani City

10. Private Transfers: Palermo Airport - Trapani City

Benefit from an easy private transfer from Palermo airport to Trapani city. You will travel in either an 8-seater black Renault Trafic Minivan or a 5-seat Mercedes E-Class car, all new, comfortable, and spacious vehicles. Transfers can be made from Trapani Birgi Airport, Palermo airport to all destinations in western Sicily. Feel comfortable, as your driver has been working in the industry for several years, and will take care of your transfer in a professional way. Your drivers are qualified and ready to give advice on locations. Service is quick, convenient and economical, moving easily and absolutely safe and comfortable. Should you need to make transfers to and from the Sicilian airports of Trapani and Palermo, this transfer service is the best choice. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 604 reviews

We were picked up at our accommodation at time specified. Sebastian was a great driver and the van was spacious and comfortable. It would have been better if we could have been given some information about the sights. We really enjoyed Segesta but 1 and a half hours makes it a bit rushed, more time is needed. I thought the salt pans were great. Windmills, piles of salt and the views of the islands and up towards Erice were great. The 2 hours we spent in Erice was long enough as the castle was closed, otherwise more is needed. We visited churches and climbed a bell tower for great views. All in all a great day was had by all. I would use this company again.

Alessio was fantastic. He gave us so much information and really enlightened us about salt - it’s production, it’s health benefits and how important it is in our lives. He’s passionate about what he does, and adds a dash of humor often. The whole place was magical, and the sunset tour was extraordinary - we’ll look back on it with very fond memories.

We had enough time for everything. Our guide Silvio was very pleasant. Our pick-up guy was very helpful and on time! I would highly recommend this trip! It was well organised.

The day went very smoothly. On time pick up at our hotel, careful driver, plenty of time to explore at each stop.

Great experience, well organized, with the right timing for visits. Recommended!