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Palermo Sicily Accessible Driving Tour

Palermo Sicily Accessible Driving TourThis 8-hour accessible driving tour of Sicily visits the ancient colony of Segesta and the medieval, mountain village of Erice in a wheelchair accessible van.

If you enjoy ancient ruins, medieval architecture, and scenic views, then this accessible driving tour of Sicily is for you! The tour will begin when your guide and driver pick you up from the cruise terminal in Palermo in an accessible van with a wheelchair ramp. From there you will drive across Western Sicily to see some of the best kept secrets of the region!

Your first stop will be Segesta, an ancient city once inhabited by Elymians (one of the indigenous peoples of Sicily) and Greeks. Here you will see some wonderfully preserved ruins—a Doric temple and a Greek theatre. The Temple of Segesta has withstood the elements and test of time for over 2,500 years!

After visiting the ruins in Segesta, you will drive to Mount Erice, to the town of Erice, which is located at the top of the mountain, approximately 750 meters above sea level. The air is much cooler atop the mountain, and a shroud of misty clouds protects the city from the heat that the rest of Sicily has to endure.

Erice is believed to have been founded by the Phoenicians and there are still remains of ancient Phoenician and Elymian walls. However, the majority of the architecture and style of the city is more “modern,” from 12th century Venus castle to the 14th century Erice Cathedral and its cobblestone streets, Erice is a very medieval town, and looks much younger than it actually is!

Before descending the mountain, walk/roll down the immaculate, ancient streets of Erice and stop in one of the quaint little shops to enjoy a local specialty, pastries made with almond paste.

At the end of your Sicily accessible driving tour, your guide and driver will take you back to your ship at the cruise terminal in Palermo.

The Palermo Sicily Accessible Driving Tour features:

  • Convenient accessible van transportation with a wheelchair ramp
  • 8 hour driving tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Sicily!


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Another accessible driving tour available from the port of Palermo is the Monreale & Palermo Accessible Cruise Excursion, which includes Sicily’s beautiful capital and the surrounding villages of Monreale and Bagheria.

Tour Highlights

  • Archaeological site of Segesta
  • City of Segesta
  • Segesta Greek Temple
  • Mountains in Erice
  • Medieval town in Erice
  • Phoenician City walls
  • Catalan Gothic Style Cathedral

Accessibility Description

The Palermo Sicily Accessible Driving Tour has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it uses a wheelchair accessible van and has a step-free tour route. It did not receive a higher rating because the guide is unable to push a wheelchair.  

The photos below show the wheelchair accessible van you will be using for the tour.

Wheelchair VanAccessiable Van

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 hours
Cost: €1350 for 1-2 people, €1400 for 3-4 people, €1450 for 5-6 people, €1500 for 7-8 people.
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Time that ship arrives
Meet-up place: Cruise dock in Palermo
Dress code: None
Maximum number of people on tour: 2 wheelchair user plus 8 other people
Entrance tickets: Not necessary
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.


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