6 DAY TOUR
"LA DOLCE VITA" IN PUGLIA: CULTURE | SCENERY | EXPERIENCE | GOURMETFOOD
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It’s more than a trip. From beginning to end is like travelling with a local friend who looks after all the preparations and planning. Beyond the comfortable hotels and the wonderful sites, there are the fine restaurants ( the one in Andria is run by one of the best 11 Italian chefs ) with great food and wine . “It turned out to be one of the best vacation experiences we have ever had (and we’ve had the good fortune to have many) “. James Ridge - CANADA

See below a detailed itinerary and activities for a 6 day tour ( 6 days, 7 nights )

Arrival
  • Pick up from Bari airport.
  • Arrival in Gioia del Colle and transfer to your accommodation: rest and free time.
1st day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel.
  • Guided tour of Gioia del Colle: the castle and its museum, the churches, the historical center.
  • Arrive at a family-run winery and tasting.
  • Lunch in a selected restaurant in Gravina.
  • Visit of Matera and its Unesco’s site "the Sassi" (cave houses, rocky churches where time seems to stop).
  • Return to Gioia: rest and free evening.
2nd day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel.
  • Focaccia tasting in a very old bakery with a wood burning oven in Altamura, town famous for its DOP bread.
  • Arrival to the oil mill and tasting of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Visit of Polignano a mare and its wonderful sea.
  • Lunch in a "slow food" restaurant.
  • Guided tour of Alberobello: walk among the trulli, visit of the trullo sovrano and museum.
  • Return to Gioia and free evening.
3rd day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Visit of Trani: the little fishing port, the Templar Knights’ church, the historical center
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in the countryside selected by "Michelin’s guide"
  • Guided tour of Castel del Monte: a UNESCO protected site and a symbol of Puglia
  • Return to Gioia
4th day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Guided tour of the large and famous complex of caves with amazing rock formations in Castellana Grotte
  • departure to Locorotondo
  • Lunch in a slow-food restaurant in the historical center
  • Visit of Ostuni: : a charming place on a hilltop with a labyrinth of lanes lined with houses painted in white lime wash
  • Return to Gioia and free evening
5th day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Guided tour of Lecce. Walk among the most famous baroque city in Italy: wonderful churches, monuments with neverending details and old roman theatres in the middle of the historical centre
  • Nice walk in the historical centre and along waterfront in Otranto
  • Departure to Gallipoli for lunch in an open-air restaurant with a balcony looking out over the sparkling sea
  • On the way home, stop at a Medieval church, Santa Maria a Cerrate, which has an old olive mill
  • Return to Gioia and free evening
6th day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Sightseeing in Bari: San Nicola's church, Frederick II's castle and the city center
  • Lunch in a restaurant selected by "Gambero Rosso"
  • Transfer to your new accommodation in Castellana Grotte: a very nice villa in the countryside with a swimming pool.
  • Private cookery class at the villa (dinner included )
Departure
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Arrival to Bari airport and goodbye

6 DAY TOUR at € 1650 euros per person (based on a couple in a double room)
The price includes
  • Collection and transfer from/to Bari airport
  • Welcome drink
  • 6 nights accommodation in a delightful B&B in the historical center
  • 1 night accommodation a very nice villa in the countryside with a swimming pool.
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Guided Tour
  • Visit of the towns as indicated on the itinerary
  • Entry to the castle in Gioia del Colle
  • Entry to Castel del Monte
  • Entry to the museum in Gioia del Colle
  • Entry to the underground town in Gravina
  • Entry to a cave house in Matera
  • Entry to Castellana caves
  • Entry to trullo "sovrano"
  • 1 private cookery class
  • 6 lunches in selected restaurants
  • 2 dinners in typical restaurants
  • Visit to the wine cellar
  • Visit to the oil mill
  • Focaccia tasting
  • Wine tasting ( 3 different wines, mozzarella cheese and taralli )
  • Oil tasting (3 different extra virgin olive oils and bread )
  • Description and notes of vines, wines, olive grove and oils
  • Transport to each locations in a comfortable car.
  • Opportunity to buy wines and extra virgin olive oil at vineyard/oil-mill prices
  • Bottles of water for the tour
  • Route map
  • Hotel taxes and service charges, tips to private guide and driver, departure taxes

NOT INCLUDED:
  • Meals and beverages not stated on itinerary.
  • Other expenses of a personal nature.
  • All other voices not listed on "the price includes".