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Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy - Exodus Travels
8 days

Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy

From Matera to Lecce
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Exodus Travels
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US $1,879
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  • Stroll the streets of Lecce and see its Baroque heritage
  • Explore Otranto - one of Puglia's most charming cities
  • Enjoy an olive oil tasting & a cooking class in masseria
  • Visit the Castellana Caves, Italy's biggest cave system
  • Go sightseeing in amazing Matera, a historic hilltop town


Start in Matera and end in Lecce! With the in-depth cultural tour Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Matera, Italy and 6 other destinations in Italy. Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Matera.
  2. Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Matera, including a tour of the UNESCO "Sassi" district; overnight in Matera.
  3. Day 3: Drive to Alberobello via the charming fishing town of Polignano a Mare; sightseeing and overnight in traditional 'trullo'.
  4. Day 4: Free day. Visit the Castellana Caves or Monopoli by the Adriatic Sea.
  5. Day 5: Explore the charming hilltop town of Ostuni; olive oil tasting and pasta-making class in traditional masseria.
  6. Day 6: Transfer to Otranto; visit the historic centre; afternoon optional coastal walk or relax at the beach (seasonal); transfer to Lecce.
  7. Day 7: Morning guided tour of baroque Lecce; afternoon free time.
  8. Day 8: End Lecce.
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  • RD
    · October 28, 2019
    The tour was interesting and worthwhile. Guide Damiano was a really lovely guy with lots of excellent information. I would have liked a lot more info on local food each night at dinner time and evening meals included
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy reviewer 2
    · October 18, 2019
    We really enjoyed our small group tour of the Puglia region. The itinerary was terrific, the accommodation very good, the included meals wonderful, and our guide Antonino was excellent. We had a genial group of Brits and Aussies in our troupe of eleven,... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • RD
    · May 30, 2019
    The tour was fine. The highlight was staying in a trulla for 2 nights. In fact, that is why I chose this tour. Giuseppe was terrific—good sense of humor, knowledgeable, aware of traveller’s needs. Most breakfasts were delicious, the few dinners were... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • LW
    · May 28, 2019
    overall the tour was very good, our guide Christina could not have been better. I have one complaint which I hope you rectify, our first nights accommodation was not what we paid for. We paid for single occupation in the rooms for the hotels, however... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • MS
    · September 10, 2018
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable . Saw puglia as an introduction but thought it was an expensive tour for what you got .. dissatisfied with only breakfast included in the meals for whole week , the accommodation was disgusting and not always in... Show more
    Exodus Travels commented on this review
    We would like to thank Marilena for her feedback, although we regret that she did not enjoy her tour in Puglia and that it did not meet her expectations. We are sorry that she was disappointed with the accommodation; the hotels used on the trip are all... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018
  • K
    · May 05, 2018
    This was a wonderful trip. We visited many, many historic sites and towns, including Alberobello and it’s Trulli houses, Matera and the cave dwelling areas, the Castellana caves, old olive groves, and much more. We had a wine tasting and tour through... Show more
    Trip date: May 2018

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Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy
From Matera to Lecce
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