Max group size
5 days
Art & Food Experience

About the Tour

Sicily, a unique land, crossroads of ancient civilizations, where Phoenician and Greek influences are still deeply rooted in the island.

Our suggested itinerary will let you discover the history, art, archeology and traditions of Sicily.  A short journey, tasting the best food and wine of Sicily, will leave you with lots of memories of the diverse scenery and cultural differences. The people you will meet and talk to at each stop, their friendliness, humour & warm hospitality will be the very best memory of this self drive trip through the western side of Sicily. While the suggested tour itinerary clearly outlines how you will be able to visit many of western Sicily’s most historical locations and attractions, make sure to take time-out to get to know the local people and their culture.

Start from Palermo, the capital of Sicily, a private guided tour, is the best way to learn everything about Palermo’s historical center. You will explore the main monuments  including the magnificent Palermo Cathedral. Drive then to the fishers’ villages, where breathtaking views and fascinating fishing traditions make the visitor feel in a very special dimension, where time seems to have almost stopped. Continue your journey to discover the strong Greek influence in Western Sicily, which will allow you to walk among the archaeological findings of temples and theaters of ancient Greek cities.

Sicily is also a land of excellent wines, you will visit selected wineries to appreciate the best labels and learn about the long wine tradition of this island which, thanks to its wonderful climate, ranks first in the wine production of Italy.

We have also selected and tested for you the best traditional Sicilian restaurants and street food places where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of local cuisine.

Depending on the airports used, the stopovers outlined in our suggested itinerary may vary in order but the same route will be covered.

Contact us now to customize your itinerary according to the length of your stay or special preferences

What's included

 Car rental, insurance, delivery and pick-up downtown, airport, port or rail station

 Selected hotel bookings as per itinerary

 Expert local guides for private walking tours as per itinerary

 Day by day itinerary with Road Map

 Skip the line tickets to all sites mentioned in the program

Reservations to selected restaurants and wineries as per itinerary

 24/7 Local Telephone Support During Your Trip

What's NOT included

 Fuel, tolls and parking fees

 All meals excluding breakfast (which is included)

 All what is not listed in “what’s included”


Additional information

ItineraryPalermo, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Marsala, Selinunte, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Cefalù, Palermo
Wheelchair accessibleWe take care of specific needs of guests with limited mobility. You have the chance to hire a wheelchair or a wheelchair accessible van for all your transfers. Our private guided tours are customized to be accessible to people with limited mobility issues

Self Drive Tour the Best of Western Sicily

Suggested Itinerary 

Day 1: Palermo and Monreale
The tour starts from Palermo. Arrival at Punta Raisi Airport.
After collecting your rental car the day is dedicated to the guided tour of the Highlights of Palermo. You private guide will take you to  Palermo’s real heart made of  monuments, hidden gems, Unesco sites, alleys and food market. You’ll visit the striking Palatine Chapel, an evocative chapel dating back to the 12th century with amazing mosaics and some of the rooms of the Royal Palace. The spectacular Massimo Theatre, the biggest Opera House in Italy and one of the largest of Europe. In the afternoon you can head towards Monreale, renowned for its striking Cathedral, with its fascinating Byzantine golden mosaics, known as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Overnight in Palermo

Day 2: Segesta, Erice, Marsala and Salt Pans Experience
The second day of the inspiring Tour of Western Sicily will first give you the chance to discover Segesta, founded by Aeneas, where you can admire the Doric temple known as Tempio Solitario.Though never completed it is considered of the best preserved examples of a Greek temple. Afterwards, we’ll be reaching the spectacular hill town of Erice which combines medieval charm with astounding views over the Egadi Islands. After lunch in a local tavern, drive to Trapani passing Salt Pans you can  learn about the history and process of salt harvesting at the Museum of the Salt in Trapani.
Arrive in Marsala city of wine and baroque churches. 
Relax at hotel and get ready for  special dinner in a winery. Visit the historic cellars, the underground barrique cellar and taste 4 wines paired with Sicilian food specialties before your lavish dinner in the same winery.
Overnight in Marsala. 

Day 3: Selinunte and Agrigento
After breakfast head towards Agrigento. Driving  across western part of Sicily, the scent of lemon groves, the stunning scenery that sees the juxtaposition of sea, volcano and mountain will take your breath away. Reach the archaeological site of Selinunte with its impressive Greek ruins continue to Agrigento and its famous Valley of the Temples. Your private guide will take you into an exciting walk through the archaeological area, an amazing landscape characterized by green olive trees and centuries-old almond trees. See the Temple of Hephaestus (Vulcan), the Temple of Heracles until you reach the Temple of Concord, which is one of the best preserved temples of antiquity and eventually reach on the edge of the hill the Temple of Juno.
Dinner and overnight at country hotel in Agrigento.

Day 4: Piazza Armerina and Cefalù
Today you travel through the interior of Sicily to reach Piazza Armerina where you will see the ruins of the Roman Villa del Casale, an ancient villa decorated with the finest Roman floor mosaics in existence. It is one of the 44 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy. Continue your trip to the  picturesque fishermen’s village of Cefalù, one of the best places where to eat the typical Sicilian street food. Giuseppe Tornatore chose to set parts of his much-loved film Cinema Paradiso here. See the town, learn the legends and try some food that you never would have thought of trying.
Overnight in Cefalù

Day 5 Cefalù and Palermo
Drive to Palermo. Drop off your car rental at the airport or train station or if you have more time to spend in Sicily, we can customize your self drive tour of Western and Eastern Sicily from Palermo.

Contact us for your custom itinerary