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Highlights of Puglia - Explore!
8 days

Highlights of Puglia

From Bari to Lecce
Tour Highlights
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16
Age range:
14 to 85 year olds
Operated in:
English
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Explore unique beehive-shaped trulli houses with wine
  • Enjoy coastal walks to the bauxite quarry in Otranto
  • Sample Altamura bread, homemade cheese and wine

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Bari
    Start point Hotel Adria, Hotel reception, Via Luigi Zuppetta, 10, 70121 Bari BA, Italy 18:30
  2. Day 2: Food tasting in Altamura and visit to the medieval Castel del Monte
  3. Day 3: Guided tour of the caves and rock carved churches of Matera
  4. Day 4: Cheese and wine tasting; walk through the trullis of Alberobello
  5. Day 5: Free day in Alberobello; chance to visit the Castellana Caves
  6. Day 6: Olive oil tasting; visit to Otranto and chance for a coastal walk
  7. Day 7: Walking tour of Lecce; free afternoon to visit the Museo Faggiano
  8. Day 8: Trip ends in Lecce
    End point Hotel Eos, Hotel reception, Viale Vittorio Alfieri, 11, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy 09:00
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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    Customer Reviews

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    • Guide
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      4.5
    • Transport
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    • Accommodation
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    • Food
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    • MM
      November 07, 2019
      Farm visit only fair And bread making took much too long then taken to a town where everything was closed and it was very very hard to find food for lunch. Hotel room in Bari was horrible but everything else was really good.
      Trip date: October 2019
    • Highlights of Puglia reviewer 2
      October 18, 2019
      This was to have been a historical, cultural tour. While the 3 local guides were excellent, the tour leader was not a guide at all, he was personable but he provided little cultural or historical input. This is the only tour I’ve been on that the tour... Show more
      Explore! commented on this review
      Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your feedback on this trip. I am sorry that the leader was not forthcoming regards local culture we have addressed this with him. We add in local guides to add an additional knowledge base regards areas of interest so I am... Show more
      Trip date: September 2019
    • Highlights of Puglia reviewer 3
      October 02, 2019
      If you like cities it is great but if you want to experience the countryside try something different.
      Trip date: September 2019
    • Highlights of Puglia reviewer 4
      September 26, 2019
      For me, 'Exploring Puglia on Two Wheels' was the perfect tour as it combined daily cycling through a beautiful area of Italy as well as other daily activities such as, a tour through the ancient town of Sassi in Matera, a visit to the Castle del Monte... Show more
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      Trip date: September 2019
    • MN
      September 23, 2019
      Although my documentation said the tour ended in Bari, the tour guide said that my tour ended in l e c c e and did not include me in the transfer back to Bari train station with everyone else and I had to make my own arrangements. I think explorer... Show more
      Explore! commented on this review
      Hi Margaret, thank you for your review and for getting in touch with us directly about the issues you experienced on this trip. On behalf of Explore and our local supplier, we are very sorry that you were not included in the return trip to Bari. I... Show more
      Trip date: September 2019
    • A
      May 17, 2019
      I was very impressed with the friendliness and generous hospitality at the Di Gesu bakery in Altamura, the agriturismo farm of Anna and Paolo and Astoria Wine. They were genuinely pleased to spend time with us and their enthusiasm for their produce was... Show more
      Trip date: August 2018
      Review collected by Explore!
    • A
      May 17, 2019
      A wonderful holiday, which I really enjoyed and would recommend ( and I have recommended already!) to many of my friends. I visited some wonderful places that I not even heard of before which were fantastic! Puglia is a hidden gem. Sonia was... Show more
      Trip date: August 2018
      Review collected by Explore!
    • A
      May 17, 2019
      We felt that sometimes eating out took a long while due to the group size.
      Trip date: June 2018
      Review collected by Explore!
    • A
      May 17, 2019
      Just great trip somebody suggested reversing so had more time in Bari
      Trip date: September 2018
      Review collected by Explore!
    • A
      May 17, 2019
      A wonderful trip with an excellent leader.
      Trip date: June 2018
      Review collected by Explore!

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