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Favignana and Levanzo Mini-Cruise

1. Favignana and Levanzo Mini-Cruise

After meeting in the Port of Trapani in Via Ammiraglio Staiti, Marinella quay you will board your boat and depart Trapani at 9:30 AM. At 10:15 AM you will arrive at the island of Favignana where you will enjoy a 2-hour stop off giving you time to explore Favignana before beginning your coastal tour. On your coastal tour, you will head north-east along the eastern side of the island reaching the famous Cala Rossa, Bue Marino, and Cala Azzurra. Depending on the weather conditions and tidal current you may be able to stop and enjoy a swim. As you continue on route to Levanzo, enjoy a traditional lunch of pasta with Trapanese pesto onboard and take in the amazing views. At 3:05 PM you will arrive at Levanzo for a 1-hour stop off to explore. From the port of Levanzo, you can see the enchanting view of the Mediterranean village, the only inhabited zone on the island. After a 1-hour your tour will continue to the famous Faraglioni, one of the most spectacular views of the island, cruising along the coastline. At 5:15 PM you will depart back towards Trapani arriving back in the port at 6:00 PM bringing your day of coastal exploration to an end.

Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Islands Boat Shuttle

2. Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Islands Boat Shuttle

Meet in the port of Trapani and board the boat, then start the 40-minute journey to Favignana Island. En route, Captain Massimo, a local expert and native of the Aegadian Islands, will provide an introduction about the small islands you can see from the boat. The boat will then circumnavigate Favignana Island, passing by the coves of Cala Azzurra, Cala Rossa, Scalo Cavallo, and Punta San Nicola, on the way to the port of Favignana. You will then be dropped at the port in Favignana to enjoy 4 hours of free time on the island. Explore the charming village, hike around the island, or simply relax and dine in the local restaurant. Then, board the boat that will continue from Favignana to Levanzo. Relax and enjoy the amazing views on the 20-minute journey. You will have 2 hours of free time to explore Levanzo at your own pace. It is recommended to walk to the white and turquoise beach houses, and to the nearby coves of Cala Fredda and Cala Minnula. You will then board the boat for the return journey to Trapani.

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

3. 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.

From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Boat Tour with Lunch

4. From Trapani: Favignana and Levanzo Boat Tour with Lunch

Set off on a yacht from Trapani for a day touring on the water with a brief stop on Favignana island. Find secluded beaches and coves among the Aegadean Islands for swimming or snorkeling. Stop in the town of Favignana for a taste of regional cuisine before boating to Levanza.  Start the tour at the Port of Trapani. Cross over the sea to the island of Favignana and cruise around the coast. Discover hidden inlets where you’ll snorkel in the clear waters of the Mediterranean or swim in a refreshing creek.  Towards lunch time, pull into port at the town of Favignana. Wander around the narrow streets and plazas to appreciate its character and charm. The Castello San Giacomo and the Palazzo Florio showcase the island’s long history. Join the activity provider for a tasting of local cuisine.  Once done on Favignana, make way over to Levanzo Island. Enjoy panoramic vistas from the boat. See if you can spot a cove to stop in for a swim. Spend the late afternoon and early evening in the water or relaxing before heading back to Trapani.

Trapani: Favignana Island Round-Trip Boat Transfer

5. Trapani: Favignana Island Round-Trip Boat Transfer

Take a 40-minute long ride from Trapani to Favignana. Uncover the island's beauties at your own pace before boarding the ferry back to Trapani. Start your trip at the harbor of Trapani in the morning. Complete the check-in at the office and board the ferry to Favignana. Make yourself comfortable on board and admire the views before you reach the harbor of Favignana. Explore the island of Favignana at your own pace. Discover the charming village, walk around the island, or try some Italian dishes in the local restaurant. Spend a relaxing afternoon before boarding the ferry back to Trapani.

Trapani: 2-Hour Salt Flats Tour

6. 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 Trapani: Full-Day Cruise to Favignana and Levanzo

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

Depart from the port of Trapani in the morning and cruise to the island of Favignana, approximately 18 kilometers off the west coast of Sicily. Drop anchor to explore the city center at leisure for 2 hours. Discover beautiful beaches to top up your tan, or go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the blood-red cove of Cala Rossa, named for the color of the water caused by the red clay on the beach. Enjoy lunch on board the boat with drinks, including wine and water. Then, depart for Levanzo to explore the smallest of the 3 main Aegadian Islands at leisure for 1 hour. Use the time to see the Neolithic cave paintings of the Grotta del Genovese or soak up the laid-back vibe of the port. Make your way back towards Trapani at a leisurely pace. Cruise around the islands and stop for a swim in the sea.

Trapani: Saline di Trapani e Paceco Sunset Tour

8. Trapani: Saline di Trapani e Paceco Sunset Tour

Grab your camera for a sunset van trip to the Saline di Trapani e Paceco nature reserve. Snap pictures of flamingos, avocets, and other birds. Check out the flats where salt has been harvested for centuries. Meet your driver and guide at your hotel before heading outside the city to the reserve. There are almost 1000 hectares for the birds to wander. Bring your telephoto lenses or binoculars for a good view of them while keeping a respectful distance.  Visit the historical buildings that have been turned into a museum. Learn how people have gathered salt at that site for centuries. Check out the windmill, another prime subject for photographers. Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. Capture the colors reflected in the salt pans, a few final shots of the birds, or some selfies before you return to Trapani.

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

9. 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: Salt Road Tour With Winery Visit and Boat Trip

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Trapani

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 409 reviews

The trip was just amazing - wonderful places, breathtaking panoramic views and unforgettable moments. Our guide - Marco - was very friendly and nice. He speaks many foreign languages freely, so it was just a pleasure to listen to him explaining many interesting details about the history and the characteristics of the places we've visited. Highly recommended!!!

Great trip. Our driver knew more history of Sicily, and the rest of the planet than seemed possible. The hours of driving were a humorous and captivating school on life, living and the pursuit of knowledge. ‍

It was a great day out with a small group of three. Segesta and Erice were both interesting and historical sites. The salt pans held little interest for me, but that was quite a small part of the day

Alessio was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, informative, accommodating, and charming. Also a good resource for other activities in the area. And finally, quite handsome.

RV schedule respected. The guide very friendly. Smooth running of the visits, with enough time at the sites.