Unforgettable Puglia – 11 Nights
Bari (1 night), Alberobello (1 night), Ostuni (1 night), Lecce (3 nights), Santa Maria di Leuca (3 nights), Matera ( (3 nights)
This is a sample itinerary which is completely customizable, ask us how.
- 12 Days in high-end accommodation
- Daily breakfasts of local delicacies
- Private airport and tour transfers
- Private tour of Bari, Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce
- Primitivo and Negramaro Wine Tour Departing from Lecce
- Roca and Grotta della Poesia
- Santa Maria di Leuca
- Day trips to Gallipoli and Punta Prosciutto
- Angel Flight over the Lucanian Dolomites
Bari: a historic but progressive town
The sun is caressing your face, the sea opens in front of you and you are surrounded by an opulent Mediterranean green: welcome to Puglia!
If Lecce is the south’s Florence, Bari is its Bologna, a historic but forward-looking town with a high percentage of young people.
More urban than Lecce and Brindisi, with grander boulevards and reach in the nightlife, Bari supports a large university, an opera house and municipal buildings that shout confidence. Today we have reserved for you an exclusive VIP walking tour around the secrets gems of Bari. After a magnificent 2-hours walking tour, our expert guide will walk you to one of the most historical local restaurants: close your eyes, sip some Primitivo wine and the magic of this fabulous land will carry you away in a fairy tale dream!
Experience the fairytale of Alberobello
Unesco World Heritage Site resembles an urban sprawl
Alberobello is the ultimate home of the Trulli on the westernmost of the town’s two hills. It is characterized by a dense mass of 1500 beehive-shaped houses, white tipped as if dusted by snow.
You’ll go on a private walking tour with an expert guide and you will discover the secret story of this fairytale town before losing yourself in the hidden narrow streets or a spot of shopping in the local markets.
Bike tour around Ostuni
Get ready for an exciting experience: Puglia bike tour around the marvelous olive fields.
Chic Ostuni shines like a pearly white tiara, extending across three hills with the magnificent gem of a cathedral as its sparkling centrepiece.
With some excellent restaurants, stylish bars and swish yet intimate places to stay, Ostuni will compeltely conquer you!
Cycle while learning the history of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with our expert guide. On the trail you will visit an hypogeum oil mill with old millstone and presses, a fortified masseria farmhouse, a modern mill and a centenary olive field, ending with tastings of course.
Bequeathed with a generous stash of baroque buildings by its 17th century architects, the city sparkles for its completeness and homogeneity.
A private walking tour is a perfect way to get up close and personal and immerse yourself in the city’s atmosphere. Admire the ruins of the city’s Roman–era amphitheater, see the baroque splendors of the Piazza del Duomo, take in the Basilica di Santa Croce, and learn more about the local culture thanks to our professional local guide.
The World of Salento wines
With this Primitivo and Negramaro Tour, you’ll have the chance to relive the magical atmosphere of the grape transformation and to understand the wine-making techniques that have characterised these wines over the centuries. The best place to enjoy a good wine is its place of birth, the producer’s winery.
To visit a winery means to penetrate into the world of wine. To know the area that produces it and the various production methods. You will visit two wineries and, with the help of an expert sommelier, you may taste the local wines paired with delectable food.
Welcome to Roca
Our private driver will take you around unique natural wonders, Roca and La Grotta della Poesia!
Roca, located between San Foca and Torre dell’Orso, boasts the Blue Flag and 5 Sails (a flag awarded to the most beautiful beaches) of Legambiente (Italian environment protection association), as all the marinas of Melendugno.
A series of coves, with some private beaches, come in succession along the rocky coast in the north and in the south of the town centre, while nearby the archaeological site, towards Torre dell’Orso, stands out the cave Grotta della Poesia.
Here you may dive in the wonderful crystal clear water, entering the cave via a rock-hewn staircase. A small underground canal connects this cave to the one of Poesia Piccola.
After this fabulous experience your driver will take you into a fairy tale town: Otranto, the artistic jewel of Puglia!
Explore Santa Maria di Leuca at leisure
Head to a paradisiacal corner, welcome to Santa Maria di Leuca, the Caribbean sea of Italy.
You will have a full afternoon for you to explore this hidden gem at leisure and bath on the pearly sandy beach with lunch in one of the most historical sea view restaurants.
Breathtaking views, a delightful dinner and the splendid local music as background: an explosion of emotions that you will treasure forever!
Historic walls which date back to the 14th-century.
After a delicious breakfast, your driver will be waiting for you at your Hotel and you will start a fantastic day trip to a secret Gem: Gallipoli!
Like Taranto, Gallipoli is a two-part town: the modern hub is based on the mainland, while the older centro storico inhabits a small island that juts out into the Ionian Sea. With a raft of serene baroque architecture usurped only by Lecce, it is, arguably, the prettiest of Salento’s smaller settlements.
Crystal clear waters await you
Get ready for a another paradisiacal beach, Punta Prosciutto. This wonderful stretch of Salento coast was awarded 3 Sails (a flag awarded to the most beautiful beaches) of Legambiente (Italian environment protection association). The long wild and unspoiled beach is perfect to enjoy relaxing days and to swim in the crystal clear water.
The coastline of Punta Prosciutto, inside the Nature Park “Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera” and bordered to the north by Torre Colimena and to the South by Torre Lapillo, is a corner of paradise in the heart of Salento. The soft and white sand, surrounded by the thick centuries-old Mediterranean scrub, is lapped by the shallow and crystal clear water, perfect for children to play.
One of the world’s oldest towns Matera
It’s time to say goodbye to the marvelous pugliese landscapes and get ready for a new adventure: Benvenuti a Matera!
Matera is said to be one of the world’s oldest towns. The simple natural grottoes that dotted the gorge were adapted to become homes.
The town’s history, shrouded in mistery, has transformed it into Basilicata’s leading tourist attraction and a treasured UNESCO site.
Adrenalinic experience with epic scenery
There is no better way to end your Italian trip than with an unforgettable adrenaline experience: the Angel Flight.
Above the Lucanian Dolomites, in the heart of Basilicata, a steel cable suspended between the tops of two small towns, Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa is a sight you won’t forget!
The Puglia trip reaches its end.
The sights, sounds, tastes and breath-taking experiences of the past weeks will no doubt flood over you as you enjoy the luxury of a private transfer to the airport, leading you to smile
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