Join our successful Go Sicily Travel Trapani Province 4-day August 2018 tour by air!!!
Rich in culture, history and archaelogy, the province of Trapani occupies the westernmost part of Sicily and is a jewel waiting to be discovered. The landscape is varied and typically Mediterranean, with splendid beaches, seaside nature reserves and breathtaking panoramas. The province is known for its delicious food especially seafood, its wines which include the sweet port wines of the Marsala area as also the full bodied wines of the Alcamo area and, last but not least, the friendliness and joie-de-vivre of the Trapanesi.
Our 4-day short break to Trapani province will enable our guests to explore and savour various nooks and crannies of this wonderful part of Sicily and to discover what makes Trapani one of the most beautiful provinces of our neighboring island.
Scopello, Marinella, Selinunte, Marsala, Mozia (including boat trip on the Riserva Naturale Orientata Laguna dello Stagnone), Erice, Trapani, Riserva Naturale Foce del Belice, Castellammare del Golfo, Mondello, Palermo
Friday 3 August 2018
Meet at 10:30am at Malta International Airport for check in and embarkation on Air Malta flight KM 662 to Palermo departing at 12:20pm. Arrival in Palermo at 1:10pm.
On arrival, we will head to a small town a few minutes away from the airport where we will have an early afternoon snack (not included in tour price) at a famous dolceria and restaurant, which we prefer to keep as a Go Sicily Travel secret to share only with our clients. Departure to the town of Castellammare del Golfo at around 2:30pm. Here we will be able to visit the historical centre of this fishermen's village known for its Madarig (literally "stairs" in Arabic, very similar to our own "tarag"), which lead from the pretty town centre to the beautiful promenade of Cala Marina, full of fish restaurants and boats. Free time in Castellammare del Golfo where one can also visit the medieval fortress from which the village takes its name, which literally means "Sea Fortress on the Gulf". We will then proceed towards Scopello, where we will visit the famous tonnara (entrance fee included in tour price) and have the opportunity to savour the magnificent and spectacular landscape which includes the Scopello fariglioni as also two medieval watch towers which make Scopello probably the nicest place by the sea in the whole of Sicily (closely followed in our opinion by the fishing village of Marzamemi near Siracusa and the awesome landscape of the Isola Bella near Taormina). Our coach will then take us to the cute hamlet of Scopello, which was King Ferdinand's hunting base, a few kilometres uphill from the Tonnara, where we will be able to spend time exploring the picturesque alleyways, main square and historical centre of this pretty and tranquil hamlet. We will have time to enjoy an icecream, aperitif or coffee (not included in price) underneath the sunshades of one of the various outdoor cafeterias in the area. Departure towards Marinella di Selinunte, arriving at our Hotel, the beautifully located 4**** superior Hotel Admeto, in time for check in, allocation of rooms and dinner at the Hotel. After dinner, one can join the tour leader for a stroll along the promenade of the cute fishing village of Marinella di Selinunte. just five minutes walk from our Hotel, and possibly have a late evening drink at one of the pubs or open air bars on the seafront.
Saturday 4 August 2018
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel. Departure to Marsala, which has been known for its dessert wine and liquer which bears its name since the time of the American Civil War of 1776, when John Whittaker set off from Liverpool to establish what was to become a centuries-old tradition of Marsala wine. Marsala is also known as the place from where the much-revered Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi started his crusade to unite Italy into one nation more than 150 years ago. Here we will visit the cute historical centre, starting with a wine tasting session at a local wine shop (included in the tour price). We will then proceed on a walking tour of the historical centre, visiting various places of interest including the main gate at Porta Garibaldi, the Corso, the Cathedral and other attractions. Free time in Marsala for some shopping from the high street shops and also free time for lunch. After dinner we will head to the famous Salt pans of Mozia where we will enjoy a very tranquil atmosphere in the area of the Riserva Naturale Orientata Laguna dello Stagnone di Marsala, with fantastic views over the three Egadi islands of Favignana, Marittimo and Levanzo. Following a short break for a coffee or a beer, we will embark on a 45-minute boat trip (included in the tour price) on the Laguna, with commentary in English. During our boat trip, we will sail close to the four islands on the Laguna, namely Mozia, Scola, Isola Lunga (or Isola Grande) and Isola Santa Maria and also be able to see the Punic Road which was built more than 2000 years ago to link the island of Mozia with the mainland. Late afternoon return to our hotel, followed by free time. Dinner at the Hotel. After dinner, one can go for a Saturday night drink at one of the many pubs on the Marinella di Selinunte seafront, just 5 minutes walk away from the hotel.
Sunday 5 August 2018
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, followed by departure to Erice, arriving there mid-morning. Erice is located on top of Monte San Giuliano at around 750 metres above sea level and enjoys breathtaking views over the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and San Vito Lo Capo as also the three Egadi Islands of Levanzo, Favignana and Marittimo. We will have time to explore the historical centre of this medieval walled town and admire the fantastic views from various vantage points in Erice, including the imposing Castello di Venere. A visit to our friend, Maria Grammatico, in her dolceria in Erice is a must: here one can taste the delicious "lingua della suocera" (mother-in-law's tongue), a Cassata Siciliana, a Genovese, a cassatella or one of the various pastries which Maria gifts to all her patrons. Free time to stroll along the cute alleyways in Erice and also to pick up some souvenirs from the many souvenir shops. Midday departure from Erice to the fisherman's village of Bonagia, where we will have free time for lunch and also time to visit the Tonnara of Bonagia. After lunch, we will depart to nearby Trapani. Here we will have a short walking tour of the historical centre, followed by free time to enjoy a coffee or a drink in one of the many open air pubs in the historical centre. Late afternoon departure to Marinella di Selinunte. Free time followed by dinner at the Hotel. In the evening, one can join the tour leader on a walk along the promenade and a drink at one of the waterside open air bars.
Monday 6 August 2018
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel. This morning, we will be free to enjoy the fishing village of Selinunte. One can choose to go on a visit to the Selinunte Archaeological Park, located just 5 minutes walk from our hotel. This area is endowed with various world famous temples and other structures dating to the time of the Greek period, around two thousand years ago. One can also attend the early morning's fish auction down at the port (just five minutes walk from the hotel) or visit the Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Belice, located just 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Check out from the hotel at around noon. Departure towards the Palermo area around noon, arriving in the seaside town of Mondello at around 13:15. Free time in Mondello, during which one can enjoy the promenade and admire the various liberty-style buildings some of which date back to the late 19th century. Free time for lunch (not included in price) in Mondello. Departure towards the city of Palermo at around 15:30, arriving there at around 16:00. On arrival, we will visit the historical centre of this beautiful royal city, which was co-capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and which is a UNESCO world heritage site for its Arab-Norman architecture. Our guided tour will enable us to see various beautiful and interesting sights, such as the Teatro Politeama, the Quattro Canti, the Cathedral, the Fountain of Shame and more. This will be followed by free time in Palermo, during which one can visit the many shops in the large shopping district located in the historical centre or continue exploring the nooks and crannies of the historical centre or maybe have a pizza (not included in price) in one of the many eateries in the historical centre. Departure at 21:00 towards Palermo airport, arriving there at around 21:40 in time for check in and embarkation on Airmalta flight KM663 departing at 23:40, arriving in Malta just after midnight.
Terms and conditions:
Children aged 4 to 12 years : €375
Children aged up to 2 years : €150
Direct Airmalta flight Malta-Palermo-Malta including hand luggage and 20kg checked in luggage
Taxes and airport charges
All transfers and excursions in Sicily
Accomodation on Half Board basis including buffet breakfast and three course dinner inclusive of local wine and mineral water at 4star superior Hotel Admeto (www.hoteladmeto.it) in Marinella di Selinunte.
Entrance to Tonnara of Scopello
Boat trip on the Riserva dello Stagnone di Marsala in Mozia.
Wine tasting in Marsala
City tax on hotel stays
Service of Go Sicily Travel tour leader Mario Spiteri CPA
Single Room Supplement: €75 per person
Insurance (Citadel Insurance Economy Group Travel Policy):
€12.50 per person aged 16 to 69
€25.00 per person aged 70 to 75
€6.25 per person aged 2 to 16
€0.00 per person aged under 2
Stamp Duty: €13
Deposit of €150 per person on confirmation plus 100% of insurance if required
Balance by 20 July 2018 or immediately on booking for bookings made after 20 July 2018
For enquiries and bookings please contact us on:
visit us (by prior appointment on 79742459) at our offices at
Go Sicily Travel, Cube Office Suites, 154, Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta (road in front of Mosta Dome, four doors up from Magri Cycle Centre on the left hand side in the direction of Valletta)