WONDERS OF PUGLIA

7 Days / 6 Nights

Tuesday – Monday

Naples – Bari

From: $1,470*

DAY 1: Naples: Arrival at Naples airport. Group transfer (with other participants) to the hotel. Meeting with the rest of the participants. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 2: Naples – Matera – Bari: Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Matera known internationally for its “Sassi”. The “Sassi” are original settlements of prehistory (troglodytes) and apparently the first settlements in Italy. They are houses excavated within the characteristic rocks of the Basilicata and Apulia regions. Many of these “houses” are just caverns and the streets in some parts pass through the roofs of other houses. One of the peculiarities of this ancient city is its similarity to the ancient cities near Jerusalem. It has been captured by the eyes of directors and film studios. Matera is also Unesco’s heritage. Free time for a snack and depart to Bari. Free time to visit the city of Bari. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 3: Bari – Castel del Monte – Trani – Molfetta – Bari: Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Castel del Monte for the visit of the fortress, undoubtedly one of the most popular buildings of the times of Emperor Frederick II. Built around 1240 Castel del Monte becomes the permanent seat of the court of Federico Hohenstaufen, sovereign at three years of age of the Kingdom of Sicily. The monarch was called “Stupor Mundi” for his vast and complete culture and left in his castle the imprint of the mystery that surrounded his figure. Continue to Trani for the visit of the Cathedral over the sea. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will make a stop at the unknown, but lovely Molfetta before returning to Bari. Accommodation.

DAY 4: Bari – Polignano a Mare – Alberobello – Lecce: Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Polignano a Mare, an old fishing village where sailors still breathe air. Its white houses contrast with the blue Adriatic Sea and its many cliffs and balconies make this coast a landscape worth admiring. Continue to Alberobello and lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit of Alberobello, the city of Trulli, Unesco’s heritage with its typical houses with cone roofs used as houses or to store work utensils. Continue to Bari. Hotel accommodation.

DAY 5: Lecce – Gallipoli – Lecce: Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the city called the “Florence of the South” and known for its famous baroque art and architecture revealed between the end of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century. You can admire the rich and beautiful decoration of the church of S. Oronzo, the Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Celestini Palace. In the corner of S. Oronzo we can admire the Roman amphitheater of the 2nd century ADC and the column of S. Oronzo, with its 29 meters of height and a statue of the Saint on top. Lunch at a local restaurant where we can taste some of the typical products of the region. In the afternoon depart to Gallipoli, wonderful city surrounded by walls over the sea. I return to Lecce. Hotel accommodation.

DAY 6: Lecce – Ostuni – Bari: Breakfast and in the morning depart to Ostuni, a jewel of architecture better known as “the white city” for its white walls and its typical architecture all in white. On the way to Bari we will stop at a Masseria (farmhouse) to enjoy the typical Pugliese food. Arrival to Bari. Free time. accommodation

DAY 7: Bari: Breakfast at the hotel. END OF OUR SERVICES

The Price Includes:

  • Arrival group transfer (airport / station or port of Naples) to Naples hotel
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels, occupying double rooms with private bathroom and shower.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • 2 dinners (without drinks) in hotel or in a restaurant
  • 4 lunches (without drinks) in restaurants / masseria / farmhouse according to itinerary
  • CITY TAX 
  • Transportation by car, minibus or luxury bus, depending on the number of participants.
  • ATTENTION: WITH LESS THAN 7 PARTICIPANTS, TOUR COULD BE OPERATED WITH English/Spanish speaking driver/guide.
  • English/Spanish speaking tour manager FROM 7 PARTICIPANTS throughout the tour (multilingual)
  • With less than 7 participants, the tour takes place without tour escort.
  • Sightseeing tours (without local guide) in Bari, Ostuni, Alberobello, Trani, Castel del Monte, Molfetta, Polignano a Mare, Gallipoli
  • Visits by your own in Bari and Castel del Monte
  • Local guide  for the visits of Lecce and Matera
  • Italian VAT

Operating Dates:

  • 2020 April…………14
  • 2020 May……………12…19
  • 2020 June..….………02
  • 2020 September….08…15…22
  • 2020 October…..….06….20

*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.

**Tour itinerary’s, for technical reasons, can be changed or inverted without notice. We guarantee all previous visits, excursions and services.

***Dinners during the tour could be at hotel or at local restaurant ACCORDINGLY TO OUR DECISION.

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