Enchanting Puglia (2024|25) - 9 days

At the heel of Italy’s boot, discover beautiful whitewashed villages, stunning coastlines with turquoise coloured waters, ancient ruins and gastronomical delights. The magic of Puglia has long been known to the Italians, but now the secret is out, and it awaits you on this magnificent regional discovery.

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Highlights and Inclusions

  • Experience the region’s ‘must see’ towns including Bari, Matera, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare.
  • 8 nights in a boutique property and 5-star hotels including a Trullo.
  • 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D).
  • Guided sightseeing of Bari, Matera, Lecce, Ostuni and Alberobello.
  • Private cooking class to make traditional orecchiette.
  • Winery restaurant lunch paired with wines.
  • Visit the charming seaside villages of the Salento Peninsula.
  • Private boat excursion in Santa Maria di Leuca and Polignano a Mare.
  • Entrance to Casa Grotta & Chiesa Rupestre, Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce Cathedral and Trullo Sovrano.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Matera and Alberobello.
  • Deluxe VIP transport.
  • Arrival transfer on the first day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
BariAlberobello
5 May 202413 May 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD SOLD OUT
19 May 202427 May 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD SOLD OUT
9 June 202417 June 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD On Request
23 June 20241 July 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD
14 July 202422 July 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD 3 Spots remaining
1 Sept 20249 Sept 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD
22 Sept 202430 Sept 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD
6 Oct 202414 Oct 2024$6,290 AUD$3,300 AUD 2 Spots remaining
27 April 20255 May 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
11 May 202519 May 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
18 May 202526 May 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
8 June 202516 June 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
22 June 202530 June 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
13 July 202521 July 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
31 Aug 20258 Sept 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
14 Sept 202522 Sept 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
21 Sept 202529 Sept 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
5 Oct 202513 Oct 2025$6,590 AUD3,300 AUD
FIT: Self-driveOn any date you choosefrom $4,625pp AUD This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
FIT: Private driverOn any date you choosefrom $7,250pp AUD This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
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Commences: 5 May 2024 Conclude: 13 May 2024 Prices (twin share): $6,290 AUD Prices (single): $3,300 AUD Availability: SOLD OUT
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Commences: 21 Sept 2025 Conclude: 29 Sept 2025 Prices (twin share): $6,590 AUD Prices (single): 3,300 AUD Availability:
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Commences: FIT: Self-drive Conclude: On any date you choose Prices (twin share): from $4,625pp AUD Prices (single): Availability: This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
Commences: FIT: Private driver Conclude: On any date you choose Prices (twin share): from $7,250pp AUD Prices (single): Availability: This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
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Day: 1 Bari

Welcome to Puglia, a region less travelled and bursting with stunning landscapes and history. On arrival, transfer to your centrally located Bari hotel.

Overnight: Italy, Bari - iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni Rating 
 5   or similar

Day: 2 Bari – Matera

B, D

Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Bari’s historic old town and seaside promenade including Piazza’s del Ferrarese and Mercantile, Basilica di San Nicola, and Bari Cathedral. In the afternoon, transfer to ancient Matera to relax and freshen up before an organised welcome dinner.

Overnight: Italy, Matera - Boutique Hotel Le Origini Rating 
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Day: 3 Matera

B

Enjoy a walking tour of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city and one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the World. Discover the Sassi and its prehistoric cave dwellings as well as the Church of Saint Peter Barisano, San Nicola dei Greci, Matera Cathedral, Church of Saint Mary of Idris, San Pietro Caveoso, Casa Grotto and Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon.

Overnight: Italy, Matera - Boutique Hotel Le Origini Rating 
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Day: 4 Matera - Ginosa - Grottaglie - Lecce

B, L

Venture into the UNESCO Listed Murgia National Park famous for its caves and rock formations, as well as the limestone shaped caves of the Sassi rock. Visit the Crypt of Original Sin, considered the ‘Sistine Chapel of Rock Churches’ for its fresco paintings dating to the 8th century. Continue to Ginosa for a private orecchiette (hand made fresh local pasta) cooking class and lunch. Afterward, pass through Grottaglie, for a visit to a famous Ceramics producer to observe the craftsmen and perhaps purchase a souvenir. Continue to Lecce for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Patria Palace Rating 
 5   or similar

Day: 5 Lecce

B, L

Lecce, known as the ‘Rome of the South’ with its ancient Roman amphitheatres, 17th Century Baroque style churches and Palaces, surrounded by stunning countryside, coastlines, and small towns. Enjoy a Lecce guided walking tour that includes the Basilica di Santa Croce, Castello di Lecce, Roman Amphitheatre, Teatro Romano, Lecce Cathedral, Teatro Paisiello and Palazzo Loffredo Adorno. Afterwards, transfer to the Lecce countryside for a gourmet lunch paired with wine belonging to a prestigious local winery.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Patria Palace Rating 
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Day: 6 Lecce - Santa Maria di Leuca - Otranto - Lecce

B

Enjoy a full day excursion exploring the beautiful villages and coastline of the Salento Peninsula that resides on the UNESCO Listed tentative list for its Barocca Leccese architectural achievements. Visit Santa Maria di Leuca for a private boat ride, including time to swim off the boat in amazing waters. Afterward, enjoy time for an independent lunch before visiting the picturesque village of Otranto, where you have time to explore before returning to Lecce.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Patria Palace Rating 
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Day: 7 Lecce - Martina Franca - Alberobello - Ostuni - Alberobello

B, D

Depart late morning for Martina Franca, an old town surrounded by stone walls and featuring piazzas and narrow, winding streets. Enjoy time for an independent lunch and leisure time before freshening up in your Alberobello Trullo for an evening excursion to the beautiful, whitewashed town of Ostuni. Enjoy a short orientation tour and visit its local treasures such as the Cathedral and the baroque Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, before enjoying an organised dinner.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Hotel Le Alcove Rating 
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Day: 8 Alberobello - Polignano a Mare - Alberobello

B

Discover Alberobello and its tradition and landscape with a guided walking tour. Afterward, travel to the beautiful seaside village of Polignano a Mare with leisure time for independent discovery, a swim at its amazing beach with pristine turquoise water and possibly independent lunch at its world-renowned Grotto Palazzese. Afterward, be treated to a short boat trip for magnificent views of Polignano a Mare from the sea, before returning to Alberobello.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Hotel Le Alcove Rating 
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Day: 9 Alberobello End

B

If you are not extending your stay with us in Puglia, your tour ends on hotel check-out.

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