Puglia, Italy | Regional Discovery - 7 days

At the heel of Italy’s boot you will find beautiful whitewashed hill towns, delicious Mediterranean food and wine, stunning coastlines, and ancient ruins. Discover Puglia, a much overlooked region of Italy, where the locals love to travel.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • 6 nights in exquisite 4 or 5 star hotels, including 2 nights in a traditional Trullo house.
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L).
  • Tour and lunch with wine pairings at Leone De Castris Winery.
  • Private cooking class, cooking traditional orecchiette.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Matera: The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches.
  • Guided tours of Matera and Alberobello.
  • Apulian style lunch and wine at a private beach in Monopoli.
  • Airport transfers on arrival & departure.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
Self-drivefrom $2,675
Private driverfrom $4,100
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Day: 1 Matera Arrive

Welcome to Matera, an ancient city with over 10,000 years of history. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Matera - Boutique Hotel Le Origini Rating 
 4 , Italy, Matera - Il Palazzotto Hotel & Winery Rating 
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Day: 2 Matera

B

Head out on a walking tour of Matera to discover the third oldest ancient city. See the influences of various ethnicities and monks who have characterised the area with their charm, as well as the natural beauties like the rocky Murgia, and limestone shaped caves of the Sassi rock. Afterwards, take time to explore the underground dwellings and town at your leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Matera - Boutique Hotel Le Origini Rating 
 4 , Italy, Matera - Il Palazzotto Hotel & Winery Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 3 Matera - Ginosa - Lecce

B, L

Head to Ginosa, near Taranto, where you will enjoy a private orecchiette (hand made fresh local pasta) cooking class followed by an amazing lunch with wines. Afterwards, carry on to Lecce, also known as the 'Rome of the South' with its ancient Roman amphitheatres, 17th Century Baroque style churches and palaces, surrounded by stunning countryside, seashores and small towns. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Masseria Chicco Rizzo Rating 
 4 , Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Masseria Quadrelli Rating 
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Day: 4 Lecce

B, L

Stroll amongst the stunning architecture, Roman ruins and discover Lecce's traditions on a walking tour of the city. Afterwards, enjoy winery tour, and lunch with wine pairings at a local winery. The evening is yours to spend at your leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Masseria Chicco Rizzo Rating 
 4 , Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Masseria Quadrelli Rating 
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Day: 5 Lecce - Salento Peninsula - Alberobello

B

Start the day by heading to Otranto, a beautiful Salento Peninsula town, where you will be able to explore on your own, the sun-kissed town located on the heel of Italy's boot. Afterwards, you will head to Ostuni, also called the White Town because of its historical tradition for all houses being painted with white lime. Stroll the streets at your own leisure and perhaps visit local treasures such as the Cathedral and the baroque Church of Santa Maria Maddalena. You will also have time for an independent lunch before continuing to Alberobello where you will stay overnight in a real Trullo. The evening is yours to unwind.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Trulli Central Accommodation Rating 
 4 , Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Masseria Fumarola in Martinafranca Rating 
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Day: 6 Alberobello - Monopoli - Alberobello

B, L

Discover Alberobello and its tradition and landscape with a morning walking tour. You will then head to Monopoli to a private beach club where you will enjoy a delicious lunch with wine in perfect Apulian style. After lunch you will be shown to your private beach chair and umbrellas for a relaxing afternoon before heading back to your Trullo for the evening.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Trulli Central Accommodation Rating 
 4 , Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Masseria Fumarola in Martinafranca Rating 
 4   or similar

Day: 7 Alberobello Depart

B

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your ongoing journey.

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