Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy

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Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy - Exodus Travels
Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy - Exodus Travels
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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
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
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Coach / Bus
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In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start in Lecce and end in Matera! With the in-depth cultural tour Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Lecce, Italy and 5 other destinations in Italy. Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • MS
    Written on September 10, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    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 the... Read 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 of a good standard and we have not received feedback of this nature in the past, nonetheless, we will keep a close eye on feedback relating to the accommodation in the future. We feel it is worth mentioning that on Exodus’ website, clients have given this tour an average of 4.8 stars out of a possible 5 (on the date of publishing) and we feel this is reassuring, however we are genuinely sorry that Marilena’s experience was not so positive.
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  • K
    Written on May 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 a... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Lecce.
  2. Day 2: Transfer to Otranto; visit the historic centre; afternoon optional coastal walk or relax at the beach (seasonal); back to Lecce.
  3. Day 3: Morning guided tour of baroque Lecce; afternoon private transfer to Ostuni. Visit a masseria for an interesting olive oil tasting; free time in Ostuni.
  4. Day 4: Easy walk in the Ostuni countryside overlooking the Adriatic coast; visit the archaeological park of Agnano; cooking class in traditional masseria.
  5. Day 5: Visit to the Castellana caves; on to Alberobello, known for its dry stone dwellings also known as 'Trulli'. Wine tasting and overnight in a traditional trullo.
  6. Day 6: Free day. Visit Polignano a Mare or Monopoli by the Adriatic Sea or enjoy optional activities in Alberobello.
  7. Day 7: Full day sightseeing in Matera, including a tour of the UNESCO "Sassi" district; overnight in Matera.
  8. Day 8: End Matera.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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Lecce is the starting point and Matera is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 243 km.
  • Lecce (Italy)
  • 36 km
  • Otranto (Italy)
  • 36 km
  • Lecce (Italy)
  • 66 km
  • Ostuni (Italy)
  • 39 km
  • Castellana Grotte (Italy)
  • 12 km
  • Alberobello (Italy)
  • 55 km
  • Matera (Italy)

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