The Best of Puglia~ 6 Days
- Alberobello, Ostuni, Polignano, Bari, Locorotondo
- Olive Oil & Cheese tasting in Alberobello
- Wine tasting in Locorotondo.
- Small Group Tour, Maximum 16 Participants, Departs Fridays
- Tour Code: VYPU20
Itinerary - click for more
Day 1: Bari Arrive Bari airport and transfer to your hotel Welcome briefing followed by dinner and overnight in Alberobello
Day 2: Alberobello, Locorotondo & Cisternino. Meet your driver guide and start your exploration of Val d’Itria. Visit Locorotondo and Cisternino. Pass through beautiful small villages and vineyards and olive trees. Locorotondo is one of the most beautiful villages. Wander through historic centre. Cisternino is today a small charming old town centre that has remained virtually intact for centuries with its white houses, narrow streets, little churches and elegant central piazza, dotted with its rolling hills, dry stone walls and Trulli roofs. Wine and cheese tasting followed by a farmer lunch in a beautiful Masseria. Return to Alberobello explore on your own and see the traditional Dome shaped buildings made from local stone. The Town is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Trulli is a world that drives from the Greek ’ tholos’ (“dome”) each wihitewashed “trullo” is built without Lime or Cement and has a conical roof on the outside and dome shaped inside. Overnight Alberobello.
Day 03: Ostuni, Polignano & Monopoli. Ostuni Town perched on three hills 218 meters above sea level, is known as the “White Town”, characteristic whitewashed houses of its historic centre. The small town of Polignano The town is considered one of the mostancient establishments in Puglia and was populated by serial invaders .Monopoli you will experience the “Paese vecchio” as the locals usually call the heart of the town, where you will find an unusual concentration of cultural heritage and churches, and producers of unpassed wines.Overnight in Alberobello
Day 04: Matera Meet your driver and transfer to Lecce with en route stop in Matera where you will have free time to explore the city. Matera is an ancient city that seems to have existed forever. It is the third oldest city in the world, after Aleppo and Jericho, with over 10,000 years of history. From natural cavities carved by wind and rain of the past to the first man-made caves we can discover how easy it was to shape the limestone material of the Sassi rock, underground dwellings, in the belly of Mother Earth. A woven structure that has intrigued experts and discovered how it had been possible to live with the absence of running water. There is still a lot to tell about the water systems to collect water, one of the elements that has recognized Matera as a World Heritage Site. Visit the most beautiful churches, from the Duomo on the Civita; walk through the beautiful streets and traffic-free squares, populated Overnight in Lecce
Day 05: Lecce In the afternoon, meet your guide and have a guided visit of the town. Called “the Florence of the South,” Lecce has strong Messapian roots, an ancient and mysterious people living in this area before the Romans. Today, it welcomes visitors with its magnificent baroque architecture, which blazes on the portals of its palaces and on the facades of the many churches that line the streets inside the city’s three ancient gates: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. Overnight in Lecce
Day 06: Lecce After Breakfast transfer to Bari Airport.
- Excursion to Alberobello & Locorotondo
- Olive Oil and Cheese Tasting in Alberobello
- Transfer from Alberobello to Lecce with en route stop in Matera
- 3 nights in Alberobello, 2 nights in Lecce
- Daily Breakfast & Welcome Dinner
- Tour Escort service
- Arrival & Departure Transfer
- Excursion to Polignano & Bari
- Wine tasting in Locorotondo
- Guided visit of Lecce
- Flights, tips & gratuities
- city tax; to be paid locally at hotel
- beverages & meals not mentioned
- Items & expenses of a personal nature, and any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”.
2019 Rates & Guaranteed Departure Dates
|May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct||$2230||$3960||$2150|
Hotels: 4* or Similar
- Alberobello: Palazzo Scotto / Le Alcove
- Lecce: Risorgimento / Santa Chiara
Rates are per person in CAD ($) and indicative of Euro price, subject to change. Minimum 2 passengers.
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply.