PUGLIA IN 8 DAYS
Bari – Alberobello – Castellana Grotte – Ostuni – Martina Franca – Lecce – Gallipoli or Otranto – Dream Beaches of the Salento (Torre dell’Orso)
If you choose to book our Classic Tour, when a Patron’s Feast Day is celebrated in a town that we will visit you’ll have the unique chance to celebrate with the locals, here are some of the important dates:
Bari: 07. May – 09. May, Patron’s Feast of San Nicola
Alberobello: 27. September: Feast of the Medici Saints Cosmas und Damian
Ostuni: 26. August, Feast of Sant‘Oronzo
Lecce: 26 August, Feast of Sant’Oronzo
Here is a sample itinerary for our Classic Tour in Puglia:
A refreshing break, a week plunged into tradition, in the peace and quiet of a kind and friendly country. Among the white alleys of old town centers and the blue waters of our seas, you will enjoy a moving experience. Optional additional excursions and services will be quoted separately. We propose places where it is still possible to rediscover the ancient flavors, the old traditions, the warmth of the time, the beauty of the landscape.
Arrival in the morning at the airport of Bari Palese and transfer to the hotel in the center of the town by a chauffeur driven car or bus for larger groups. In the afternoon visit the historic center and Murat area of Bari with your personal guide.
At 9 a.m. you will be driven to Alberobello (about 30 minutes), the major town of the Trulli area, Valle d’Itria and an UNESCO heritage site. Visit the center with your personal guide and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit Castellana Grotte and go to the wonderful grottos (local guide as optional service). Free time to have dinner and overnight stay in Bari.
8.00 a.m. Departure for Valle d’Itria, trulli area, and arrive at a masseria, an ancient farm mansion, or in a hotel among the alleys of the historic center of Ostuni, the white town (local guide as optional service). Freetime to have dinner. We are happy to recommend good restaurants. Overnight stay in masseria boutique hotel or in a hand-picked good middle class hotel.
In the morning visit the historic center of the wonderful Martina Franca (the guide will be an optional service), and have lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon, return to the masseria or to the hotel. Take time to relax or take an excursion in collaboration with the association Green Apulia for exploring our land, with its beautiful landscapes, unspoiled nature, small ancient villages (optional service). Free dinner. Overnight stay at the manor farm or in the hotel.
At 8.00 a.m. depart for Lecce, a city with a magnificent artistic heritage. Arrive at the hotel. Visit the historical center of Lecce with your personal guide and take lunch in typical osteria, for good and simple food.
Departure at 9.00 a.m. When you book you can choose
– The Ionic coast of Salento and arrive at a masseria near or in a hand-picked hotel in Gallipoli.
– The Adriatic coast of Salento and arrive at a masseria near or in a hand-picked hotel in Otranto.
The whole day is dedicated to relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Salento. Thanks to its geographical position, the Salento has many kilometers of varied coastline: from the long and beautiful stretches of white sand to the high rocks that offer breathtaking views and beautiful scenery in the midst of unspoiled nature. There is something for everyone. Dinner and overnight stay in the masseria or hotel.
At 9.00 a.m visit the historic center of Gallipoli or Otranto (local guide as optional service). Take lunch in a typical osteria. The afternoon is dedicated to relaxation or beach activities.
Transfer to the airport of Bari Palese by a chauffeur driven car or bus for a larger group and departure.