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Trapani , Marsala & Salt Pans

Shore Excursions

From the Port of Trapani
Trapani , Marsala & Salt Pans
Code : TR05
Type : Private Tours

Duration : 8 Hours

Price tag Starting From:
*75.00 €
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Adults (15 - 64)
Kids (4 - 14)
Senior > 64
Infant (0 - 3)


Our private shore excursion to Marsala, the Salt Pans & Trapani is a day of exploring the culture and ancient traditions famous in this part of Sicily. 

Features of this day trip to Marsala, the Salt Pans & Trapani from Trapani:

  • Pickup at the port (please refer to your confirmation for precise meeting instructions)
  • 30-min drive to Marsala in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Marsala: Salt flats and wine tasting
  • Trapani: Baroque churches, shopping, fish market
  • Dropoff at the ship


When we think of Marsala we think of the dessert wine that bears its name, but Marsala is also renowned for something far more basic: salt

Marsala wine was discovered by an English trader John Woodhouse when he landed there in the late 18th Century.  The fortified wine, aged in casks, is similar to sherry, which was popular in England at the time.  It transported well thanks to its high alcohol content, was a hit in England, and Woodhouse returned to Sicily to set about mass producing it.  Marsala is characterized by a rich, smoky flavor that varies from sweet to dry.  You will have a chance to visit the oldest winemaker in the area, Cantine Pellegrino.

After the wine tasting, you will stroll through the ancient village and see the area where Garibaldi, the hero of Italian liberation and unification landed. 


At the sea salt flats between Marsala and Trapani, the extraction of salt from seawater is still carried out following ancient traditions, which began about 2700 years ago with the Phoenicians.  The combination of hot winds from Africa, the shallow coastal waters, and the scorching Sicilian sun is perfect for the natural evaporation process that creates this highly prized salt.

The windmills, dating back to Medieval times, once served to pump seawater from one basin to another.  Today they are no longer in use but grace the environment as a romantic reminder of the past.

For an in-depth look at the whole history of the salt pans visit the Museo delle Sale (Salt Museum).


Across from the Egadi Islands, in a beautiful spots, where the Tyhrennian Sea meets the Mediterranean, lies Trapani.  Renowned for its fine seafood and Sicilian cuisine, it also contains some lovely Baroque structures as well as the usual assortment of architecture that tells Sicily’s story of ever-changing civilizations.

Points of interest include:

Be sure to try some of the local delicacies while strolling the streets of the old town. 


  • Private vehicle
  • English speaking driver-guide at your service for 9 hours
  • Pick-up and drop off right at your ship.
  • Personalized itinerary customizable with your driver whenever possible
  • Live commentaries and explanations on board
  • Gas, toll and parking fees


  • Tickets and guides, if not specified to be part of the tour package, are an extra cost to be arranged with the office.
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


  • Entrance fees are not included in the rate.
  • Due to traffic and other factors the order of things may vary.

Meeting Point

  • Your driver will be ready to wait for you in front of your ship holding a sign with your name before the appointed time. As soon as you get off the ship, please look for your driver and if you are not able to find him, please don’t leave but call the office ASAP. If you think you will be late for any reason, we kindly ask you to contact the office ASAP.


1. Is this tour private?

The tour is private just for your party; however, you can look for other travel companions to share the costs of the tour with

2. Is the driver also a guide?

Our English-speaking drivers are NOT licensed guides. In order to provide you with the best-in-class service, our English-speaking driving guides have been trained to offer our clients a nice overview with information regarding the major highlights avoiding the expensive charges of hiring a private guide. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our driving guides can comment and explain the sights only from inside the vehicle but are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle. They are regularly licensed instead to chauffeur the public. We highly recommend that you never book with any touring company that does not make this clear.

3. Does the driver go with us inside the monuments?

No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.

4. Does this tour include lunch and admission fees to sites?

No tickets or lunch are included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.

5. Does it include a guide?

No guide is included either. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.

6. What is the duration of the tour?

The duration of the tour is 7/9 hours, including pickup and drop off at the ship.

7. Is the itinerary flexible?

Our itineraries are completely flexible, and we will be happy to operate any changes to the original itinerary (within reason). Please contact our office with all the requests you may have so that we can better organize your day.

8. Do you guarantee the return to the ship on time?

In almost 30 years of business, we have never missed the ship that is why we have organized all itineraries to guarantee your return on time.

9. Is gratuity included in the price?

Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a full charge for bookings canceled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, a full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.

Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. A full charge will be made for a no-show-up.

Only pre-purchased skip-the-line tickets (if requested) are not refundable under the circumstance and will be charged to your card.

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