Enchanting Puglia - 8 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.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Experience the region’s ‘must see’ towns including Matera, Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare.
  • 7 nights in exquisite 4-star hotels and a traditional Trullo stay.
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L).
  • Guided sightseeing of Matera, Lecce, Alberobello and Castellana Cave.
  • Private cooking class to make traditional orecchiette.
  • Guided tour with wine pairings at a local winery followed by lunch.
  • Visit the charming seaside villages of the Salento Peninsula.
  • Private boat excursion in Santa Maria di Leuca.
  • Entrance to Casa Grotta & Chiesa Rupestre, Basilica di Santa Croce and Duomo, Trullo Sovrano and Castellana Cave.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Matera and Alberobello.
  • Deluxe VIP transport.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
18 May 2020, Bari25 May 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD Suspended
29 June 2020, Bari6 July 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD Suspended
14 September 2020, Bari21 September 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD SOLD OUT
24 September 2020, Bari1 October 2020, Bari$3,950 AUD$2,300 AUD
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.
Commences: 18 May 2020, Bari Conclude: 25 May 2020, Bari Prices (twin share): $3,950 AUD Prices (single): $2,300 AUD Availability: Suspended
Commences: 29 June 2020, Bari Conclude: 6 July 2020, Bari Prices (twin share): $3,950 AUD Prices (single): $2,300 AUD Availability: Suspended
Commences: 14 September 2020, Bari Conclude: 21 September 2020, Bari Prices (twin share): $3,950 AUD Prices (single): $2,300 AUD Availability: SOLD OUT
Commences: 24 September 2020, Bari Conclude: 1 October 2020, Bari Prices (twin share): $3,950 AUD Prices (single): $2,300 AUD Availability:
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 
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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 in the World. Discover the Murgia National Park famous for its caves and rock formations, as well as the limestone shaped caves of the Sassi rock. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore at your 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 wine. 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 late afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Italy, Puglia (Lecce) - Palazzo Santa Chiara 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 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.

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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) - Trulli Central Accommodation 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) - 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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