Travel to Italy
Depart for Bari. On arrival, you will be met by your guide, who will accompany you on the transfer to your hotel.
Locorotondo, Alberobello & Martina Franca
Today there will be a full day guided excursion beginning in Locorotondo, a small village that is famous for its wine production and its small streets. You will stop at one of the wine cellars for a tasting before moving on to Alberobello, which is known for its unique conical-shaped Trulli constructions and taste some homegrown produce at a typical ‘Masseria’ (farmhouse). There will be olive oil tasting included in Martina Franca before returning to your hotel.
A chance to relax at your hotel and explore your surroundings. Your guide can offer suggestions for local sightseeing and activities.
Please Note: Optional Excursion to Matera
Optional full day excursion to the European Capital of Culture 2019 and UNESCO listed town of Matera. Home to the Sassi di Matera cave-like dwellings your excursion will include a guided walking tour through the labyrinth of alleys and streets followed by free time at leisure for sightseeing and shopping before returning to your hotel.
(From €50 per person. This excursion is subject to minimum numbers)
This guided excursion to the beautiful baroque city of Lecce includes a walking tour through the historic centre, which is characterised by the white and gold colour of the famous Lecce stone. There will be free time for lunch in Lecce, and your guide can suggest places which offer dishes and delicacies unique to the region.
A free day to soak up the sun, or do some independent sightseeing in this remarkably scenic area.
Begin your full day excursion with a visit to Bari, the capital of Apulia region, famous for St Nicholas and S. Sabino Cathedrals and the Swabian Castle.
This afternoon there will be a guided visit to the historic centre of Trani and its port, to admire the castle of Frederick II and the Romanesque cathedral dedicated to San Nicola Pelligrino.
Take in some local sightseeing and shopping, and perhaps a sunny al fresco lunch.
Time to say ‘arrivederci’ to lovely Puglia, and transfer to the airport for your flight home. If your flight is departing late in the evening, a stop at Castel del Monte will be included en route. Castel del Monte is a unique piece of military architecture built in the 13th century by Emperor Frederick II.