Discover the stunning region of Puglia with our 8-day itinerary! From exploring the unique trulli houses in Alberobello to olive oil tasting in Ostuni and baroque architecture in Lecce, this tour is perfect for travellers who want to experience the best of southern Italy. You’ll even learn how to make Puglia’s typical pasta, orecchiette, and enjoy an olive oil tasting. Your base for the week will be at the Masseria Caselli in the heart of Puglia, the perfect place to relax after your day.
Please note: Our small group escorted tours require a minimum number of customers to participate in order to operate successfully. The minimum number on this tour is 10 customers.
Due to the amount of walking and steps involved with this tour, it is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
2024 Tour Departure Dates
Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a private transfer to your hotel. After settling in, you'll have a welcome meeting with your guide before enjoying dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.
Start your day with a visit to Alberobello, the capital of trulli houses, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. Explore the Aia Piccola and Rione Monti areas, which are filled with charming trulli houses, and visit the Sant'Antonio church, also built in trullo style.
Afterward, you'll head to Ostuni, known as the White City for its dazzling white buildings. Overlooking the coast and its monumental olive trees, you'll stop at an oil mill in Cisternino for an olive oil tasting before enjoying dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.
Today, you'll visit Lecce, known as the Florence of the South for its stunning baroque architecture. From the Porta Napoli to the Duomo and the Roman Amphitheatre to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, this city will impress you with its beauty.
After lunch in a typical restaurant, you'll visit Otranto, the southernmost city in Italy, which boasts a picturesque coast and medieval buildings. Explore the narrow alleys and the stunning cathedral with its famous tree mosaic. Dinner will be served at your hotel.
Take a day to explore the area on your own or relax at the hotel.
On this day, you'll start with a visit to the capital city of Bari, where you can see the Basilica of Saint Nicholas of Myra, which houses the saint's bones. You'll also explore the city's medieval centre, passing by the Norman castle, cathedral, and Piazza del Ferrarese.
In the afternoon, you'll visit the picturesque seaside town of Polignano a Mare, perched atop a 20 metre-high limestone cliff above the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Take a stroll through the charming old town and enjoy the stunning coastal views.
This evening, head back to your hotel for dinner.
This day begins with a visit to Martina Franca, where you can enjoy the well-preserved baroque cityscape. Then, experience a fun and interactive pasta cooking class in the Putignano area, followed by a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, explore the impressive caves of Castellana Grotte and marvel at the stunning stalagmites and stalactites.
In the evening you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Travel through a beautiful landscape to Altamura, where you'll have the chance to taste the region's famous Focaccia bread in a local bakery.
Take a leisurely stroll through the charming old town before heading to the picturesque rock town of Matera. Discover the stunning views and unique cave houses known as the Sassi, which have made Matera a popular UNESCO World Heritage site.
On your last evening, you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with the group at a local restaurant in Ostuni.
Say goodbye to the group as you leave ‘Italy’s heel’ and head home.
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