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Olive Oil, Salt and Wine Tour from Palermo

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    What to Expect
    Today meet our staff and departure for Marsala. The region of Marsala was always known for its fine grapes, but it was since 19th century that several firms started to produce the fortified Marsala wine: Woodhouse, Ingham, Good, Whitaker and the world renowned Florio.

    Around 10am we visit a Winery to taste the Marsala wines. Marsala can be dry or sweet. While the city's natives sometimes drink "vintage" Marsala, the wine produced for export is universally fortified similar to Port, Madeira and Sherry. Originally, this addition of alcohol was to ensure that it would last on long ocean voyages, but now it is made that way because of its popularity in foreign markets.

    Then we travel along the Salt Way Road and through the Nature Reserve of the Stagnone (that literally means large pool). Since this large lagoon has shallow and very salty water, it is the ideal place for saltworks. While travelling you will be fascinated by this unusual landscape: panels of mirror-like water, held by thin strips of earth and white windmills. Beyond the saltworks stand out some islands - including Mothia, once joined to the mainland by a paved road -  while Isola Longa (Long Island) encloses the lagoon. The sea salt in the tradition of this part of Sicily is obtained by the evaporation of the sea water. In Summer it is possible to admire piles of salt just harvested.

    Light lunch will be served in an Olive Oil Producer (Farmhouse/Winery). You will be served a tasting of mixed local products such as cheese, salumi, olives, local bread combined with their production of extra-virgin olive oil (water and local wine included). 

    Later this afternoon we will reach Segesta to visit the ancient Greek temple (Admission fee: not included) that boasts a hilltop position. This magnificent and impressive Doric temple is one of the best preserved in the world, though (strictly speaking) never completed, as the roof was never added and the pillars never fluted.

    Then we return to Palermo.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Please be ready at Your Hotel lobby
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Lunch
    • Wine tasting
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Local Guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please advise any mobility restriction at time of booking
    • Winery could be closed on Italian holidays. In case we will guarantee a glass of wine per person at Olive Oil Producer
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    The whole tour was perfect. Everything was matched to the highest standard. Local guide was knowledgeable. Very interesting topics.
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    Response from tourofsicily1, General Manager at Olive Oil, Salt and Wine Tour from Palermo
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your Review It is a great opportunity to get your feedback to be able to adjust our services if need. Looking forward to host you or some of your friends again in one of our Tour in Sicily Best Regards Vincenzo
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Tour of Sicily - Day Tours
    Stanley Charles
    10
    Everything was excellent. The staff was professional and polite. The car is in perfect condition.
    The whole tour was perfect. Everything was matched to the highest standard. Local guide was knowledgeable. Very
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    ElizabethofCarrick
    Toronto, Canada
    3927
    Exceptional Tour to Erice and Segesta!
    Everything about this tour was beyond my expectations! Our driver Michael was the best: thoughtful, organized,
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    steve h
    Port Washington, New York
    22
    drop dead gorgeous views from Erice
    There are several tours of this type and we chose the tour of sicily day tour for two key reasons: the owners will
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    Mitchell S
    357
    Amazing Greek and RomanRuins
    My wife and I took this tour from Palermo (8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) in a private van with just the driver and two
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    Jen Lo
    21
    Great day trip to Agrigento and Villa Romana del casale from Palermo
    We really enjoyed our day trip to Agrigento and Villa Romana del casale from Palermo. Our driver was great and
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    Holliday512
    New York City, New York
    30
    We're back! This time Puglia and Amalfi coast trip organized by Tours of Sicily!
    We once again reached out to Vincenzo to plan fabulous immersive experiences in Brindisi, Bari, Alberobello,
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    Jeff M
    30
    Tour of SIcily organized a two week private tour on the Amalfi Coast and Sicily.
    A five star honeymoon! Hotels in Sorrento and Ravello were breathtaking. Hotels in Palermo and Siracusa were
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    Fran vozzella
    10
    Memorable sisters tour
    We can't begin to say how much we enjoyed our 10 day trip with Tour of Sicily, and would be hard pressed to say
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    MA814
    Waltham, Massachusetts
    132
    Great guide and day trio
    My sister and I joined Josephine (pretty sure it’s spelled wrong) on a day tour to Erice, Segesta, drive by the
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    Zhivalee
    Muscat Governorate, Oman
    1511
    A Day of Beauty and Wonder
    I greatly enjoyed this tour from Palermo to Erice and Segesta. The day was perfect! We were lucky to have had a
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