Italy – Puglia Region Signature Tour

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  • 9 Days , 3 Cities
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Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited Fasano, Lecce
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Wine Tours

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
    Faraglioni di Torre Sant'Andrea in Otranto, Italy
    Faraglioni di Torre Sant'Andrea in Otranto, Italy

    Welcome to Bari, Italy

    Private transfer from Bari or Brindisi airport to your accommodation in Fasano. Check-in at your accommodation. Relax and welcome dinner at the accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 2
    View of Polignano from the sea in Puglia, Italy
    View of Polignano from the sea in Puglia, Italy

    Catamaran tour of Polignano coast

    In the morning, after breakfast, a private transfer to Polignano. Catamaran tour of Polignano coast. The tour starts from the Cala Ponte Marina in Polignano a Mare. The catamaran sails towards the historical center, where it is possible to admire the famous Lama Monachile and the Grotta Palazzese. If the weather conditions allow it, the catamaran will stop near the cave (Grotta Palazzese), and it will be possible to visit the inside by sups. The catamaran then resumes navigation and moves to the Cala Corvino beach in Monopoli. An aperitif with soft drinks and prosecco is served on board.
    The Lunch with wine pairing at Grotta Palazzese, one of the top restaurants in Polignano, is built in a cave directly on the sea.
    In the afternoon, a private transfer and guided tour of Monopoli with gelato. This old town is a typical Apulian gem replete with quaint narrow streets, pretty squares, and a picturesque harbor where you can take nice pictures. Transfer back to your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
  • DAY 3
    Trulli of Alberobello in Puglia, Italy
    Trulli of Alberobello in Puglia, Italy

    Visit the Trulli town, Alberobello and Wine Tasting in Locorotondo

    After breakfast, a private transfer to Alberobello, the Trulli town. Guided tour of Alberobello with a local guide: history information and Trulli construction methods. Panoramic view, visit the trullo church, visit a trullo house. The experience ends with a picnic in the beautiful countryside of Valle d’Itria.
    In the afternoon, a private transfer to Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Stroll through the characteristic alleys in bloom in this pretty village with a local guide. Transfer to a family-owned vineyard in Itria Valley. A journey to learn about the history of the estate, understand how an indigenous wine is born, and admire the Winery, an example of meticulous respect for the environment set in the suggestive Valle D’Itria. The visit starts with the presentation of the owner, proceeds to the visit of the vineyards; continues with the visit of an ancient farmhouse of 1600 restored and left in the rupestrian state, and ends with a visit to the brand new cellar where the various stages of wine production are illustrated—in the end, tasting some representative wines of the estate accompanied by some local snacks. Transfer back to your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 4
    The old town of Ostuni in Puglia, Italy
    The old town of Ostuni in Puglia, Italy

    Visit the olive oil mills in Masseria and the city tour of Ostuni

    After breakfast, a private transfer to a local Masseria to visit the Masseria with one of the oldest olive oil mills in Puglia. Located in the countryside near Ostuni and surrounded by the gorgeous landscapes of thousand-year-old olive trees, the Masseria is that corner of Puglia that you’ve always dreamed of experiencing. Lunch at the Masseria with wine pairing.
    In the afternoon, a private transfer and guided tour of Ostuni, the white city. Rich in history and breathtaking landscapes, Ostuni is one of the most fascinating villages in southern Italy. You will admire the valley below, full of olive trees overlooking the Adriatic Sea, with a private guide. Transfer back to your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 5
    View of Matera in Basilicata, Italy
    View of Matera in Basilicata, Italy

    Admire the Sassi Town, Matera

    After breakfast, transfer to Matera, the Sassi town, famous for movies like “The Passion of Christ” and the latest “James Bond No time to die.” On the way, stop in one of the top wineries in Puglia to experience a visit to the vineyards and learn about the grape’s harvest and production methods. Tour followed by light lunch with wine pairing.
    After lunch, a private transfer to Matera. Matera’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock city stretches over a steep cliff, so exploring it on foot can be tiring. Explore as much as possible without getting tired with this guided tour aboard an authentic Italian Ape Calessino (Tuk Tuk). Zip through the streets of the historic Sasso Caveoso neighborhood to admire the main churches and squares and snap photos of the famous cave houses and views of the surrounding valley. Transfer back to your accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 6
    The church in Lecce in Puglia, Italy
    The church in Lecce in Puglia, Italy

    Explore the Lecce for art and culture lovers

    After breakfast, check out and private transfer to Lecce. Lecce is a crucial stage for art and culture lovers. In fact, it is the main Baroque city in southern Italy. On the way, stop in one of the top fortified Masseria in Puglia, one of the Primitivo producer wineries today. Experience a visit to the vineyards, and learn about the grape’s harvest and production methods. Tour followed by light lunch with wine pairing.
    After lunch, private transfer to Lecce. Check in and relax. In the late afternoon, meet your guide for a walking tour of Lecce. Walking in the city center is a dive into the past, between churches and antique buildings that keep precious details and decorations. Tour ends with a welcome dinner in Lecce, in a rooftop restaurant in Sant’Oronzo Square.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 7
    Pasta with orecchiette is prepared during the cooking class in Puglia
    Pasta with orecchiette is prepared during the cooking class in Puglia

    Cooking class with your private Chef and visit Otranto

    Meet your private chef at your accommodation. She will take you to the market to buy ingredients for your cooking class—food preparation and lunch at her studio. Uncover the secrets of Pugliesi family recipes from your host, sharing their wisdom which has been passed down for generations.
    Afternoon a private transfer to Otranto to enjoy a peaceful walk through the charming center of Otranto with a local guide. Learn about the coastal town’s history and take in the beautiful landscape surrounding Otranto. The tour is followed by relaxed trekking at the Orte bay and bauxite caves. Learn about the history of Otranto, the eastern city in Italy, and visit one of the most beautiful natural reserves in Puglia. A final tour of the Bauxite caves will end this relaxed and insightful trekking. Private transfer back to Lecce

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 8
    White grapes in a yellow crate during grape harvest in a vineyard in Puglia, Italy
    White grapes in a yellow crate during grape harvest in a vineyard in Puglia, Italy

    Visit the top Puglia Winery and the pottery town, Grottaglie

    After breakfast, time to relax in Lecce. Mid-morning, private transfer to a top Puglia winery. This winery has rightfully entered the range of those winegrowers tied to traditions wishing to save old vineyards and keep their features alive. The vines are mainly trained with a small bush Pugliese system and grow on limestone-clayey red soil and are caressed by the breeze from the Ionian sea and the warm Apulian sun. Enjoy a tour of the winery and taste local food specially created by the chef at the winery.
    Afternoon, a private transfer to Grottaglie, the pottery town. Grottaglie is a small town in the central part of Apulia, near the port city of Taranto. Inconspicuous, little known, with few tourists, hides a ceramic industry—the only city in the world with a district exclusively dedicated to ceramic factories and artists. Meet an artisan (a maestro della Ceramica) in his studio and learn the techniques of ceramics and the history of Grottaglie. You will have a very authentic and insightful experience. Private transfer back to Lecce

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 9

    Goodbye to Italy

    After breakfast, check out and private transfer to Bari/Brindisi airport.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer

PRICES

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HIGHLIGHT

What’s Included?

  • 5 nights in Fasano with breakfast included in a boutique hotel
  • 3 nights in Lecce with breakfast included in a boutique hotel
  • Transfer with a private driver as per the itinerary
  • 1 welcome dinner in Fasano
  • 1 private catamaran tour in Polignano
  • 1 lunch with wine pairing in Grotta Palazzese in Polignano
  • 1 picnic in the Apulian countryside in Alberobello
  • 1 dinner at a rooftop restaurant in Lecce
  • 1 olive oil tasting followed by lunch with wine pairing in Masseria-Ostuni
  • 1 tuk-tuk a guided tour in Matera
  • 1 pottery town visit and ceramics class in Grottaglie
  • 4 wine-tasting experiences (Valle D’Itria, Massafra, Torre Santa Susanna, Manduria)
  • 1 private cooking class with a market visit in Lecce
  • 6 private guided tours in English (Monopoli, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto).

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Catamaran tour of Polignano coast
  • Guided tour of Monopoli with gelato
  • Visit the Trulli town, Alberobello
  • Wine Tasting in Locorotondo
  • Visit the oldest olive oil mills in Masseria in Puglia
  • Guided tour of the white city, Ostuni
  • Admire the Sassi Town, Matera
    Explore Matera’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock city stretches over a steep cliff
  • Explore the Lecce for art and culture lovers
  • Tasting in one of the primitive producer wineries today in Puglia
  • Explore the pottery town, Grottaglie
  • Visit the top Puglia Winery

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