Enchanted Puglia - 8 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

  • 7 nights in exquisite 4 or 5 star accommodation, including 2 nights in a traditional Trullo house.
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L).
  • Guided tours of Matera, Lecce and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Alberobello.
  • Private cooking class to make traditional orecchiette.
  • Guided tour and lunch with wine pairings at a local winery near Lecce.
  • Visit the charming seaside villages of the Salento Peninsula.
  • Private boat excursion in Santa Maria di Leuca.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Matera and Alberobello.
  • Excursion to Polignano a Mare.
  • Guided tour of Castellana Cave.
  • Entrance to Casa Grotta & Chiesa Rupestre (rock church), Basilica di Santa Croce and Duomo, Trullo Sovrano and Castellana Cave.
  • Airport transfers on arrival & departure.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
18 May 2020, Bari25 May 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD Only 6 Spots Left
29 June 2020, Bari6 July 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD
14 September 2020, Bari21 September 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD SOLD OUT
FIT: Self-driveOn any date you choosefrom $2,675 AUD This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
FIT: Private driverOn any date you choosefrom $4,250 AUD This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
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Commences: FIT: Self-drive Conclude: On any date you choose Prices (twin share): from $2,675 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 $4,250 AUD Prices (single): Availability: This is a private itinerary, not a group tour.
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Day: 1 Bari – Matera

On your arrival, transfer to Matera, an ancient city with over 10,000 years of history. Be transferred to your hotel to unwind.

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

B

Enjoy a walking tour of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city and one of the oldest continually inhabited settlements. Discover the Murgia National Park famous for its caves and rock formations, as well as the limestone shaped caves of the Sassi rock. Afterwards, the afternoon is at leisure.

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

B, L

Visit Ginosa for a private orecchiette (hand made fresh local pasta) cooking class followed by an amazing lunch with wines. Continue to 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. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.

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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 including entrance to the Basilica di Santa Croce and Duomo. Afterwards, enjoy a winery tour and lunch with wine pairings at their local restaurant.

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Day: 5 Lecce - Santa Maria di Leuca - Castro - Otranto - Lecce

B

Enjoy a full day excursion exploring the beautiful villages and coastline of the Salento Peninsula. 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 passing through the picturesque village of Castro to Otranto, where you have time to explore before returning to Lecce.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Patria Palace Rating 
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Day: 6 Lecce – Ostuni – Martina Franca - Alberobello

B

Visit the beautiful whitewashed town of Ostuni, with a historical tradition of painting all the houses with white lime. Stroll the streets at your own leisure and perhaps visit its local treasures such as the Cathedral and the baroque Church of Santa Maria Maddalena. Continue to Martina Franca, an old town surrounded by stone walls and featuring piazzas and narrow, winding streets. Enjoy time for an independent lunch before arriving in Alberobello for an overnight stay in a real Trullo.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Hotel Le Alcove Rating 
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Day: 7 Alberobello - Polignano a Mare - Castellana Cave - Alberobello

B

Discover Alberobello and its tradition and landscape with a 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, visit the Castellana Cave with a guided tour before returning to Alberobello.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Hotel Le Alcove Rating 
 5 , Italy, Puglia (Alberobello) - Trulli Central Accommodation Rating 
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Day: 8 Alberobello Depart

B

After breakfast, transfer to Bari for your ongoing journey.

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