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Luxury Apulia

Duration of tour: 7 days/6 nights

Date Availability: all the year
  • 6 nights in luxury and unique accommodations
  • Gourmet Meals in selected restaurants
  • English guide speaking
  • Experienced Travel Director at your arrangement
  • 7 guided sightseeing
  • Apulian food and wine activities
  • All transfer as per itinerary with private car and driver

 

For this tour




7 days/6 nights guided tour


Day 1   Arrival in Puglia – Welcome dinner in your Luxury Masseria

Arrival to Bari airport. You will be met by our Travel Director in the arrivals hall and you will be transferred from Airport to your Luxury Masseria accommodation with our private car.
We will arrange for you a special welcome dinner based on typical and traditional Apulian dishes and wine.


Day 2   Ostuni  –  Alberobello

In the morning we will visit Ostuni, best known as the White City. When you arrive from the road below it appears like a mirage of white light, because its houses in the historical city center are completely whitewashed.
Gourmet lunch in a characteristic restaurant.
In the afternoon we will go to Alberobello the capital of Trulli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Trulli are ancient white houses with a round shape and conical roof with a pinnacle on the top, they are only built with dry stones since 13th century. Free time for your relaxation and dinner on your own.


Day 3   Lecce Negroamaro wine tasting

In the morning visit of Lecce, the main city of the Salento area.
The superb beauty of its churches and elegant noble mansions attracts a great number of visitors, because this city is the capital of the Baroque art in Puglia. Lecce is also called "the Florence of the Southern Italy".
Lunch in a restaurant based on cucina salentina.
In the afternoon we will visit a winery that produces many Apulian wines and the famous Negroamaro wine. Return to your accommodation and rest of the day at your leisure.


Day 4   Matera

After your check out we will move to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for the Sassi of Matera, an ancient city with houses that have been excavated in the rock and that have been lived since the Paleolithic era. Rupestrian churches, houses, caves, and ancient streets create a unique and suggestive landscape, where Mel Gibson chose to shoot the film, The Passion of the Christ. On October 17th 2014 Matera was elected the European capital of culture 2019.
Lunch in a local restaurant based on cucina lucana (traditional cuisine from Basilicata region).
Free time for your relaxation. We will arrange for you special overnight in the Sassi of Matera.


Day 5   Turi and Mozzarella tasting  

In the morning we will prepare for your check-out. We will go to Turi where we will visit a Mozzarella factory that produces organic Mozzarelle, Burrate and many other Apulian cheeses.
Then we will have a relaxing walk through the historical center of Turi, a little town famous for cherries production.
Lunch in a local restaurant based on Apulian traditional dishes and wine.
Transfer to your accommodation for your last 2 nights. Today this place is chosen by celebrities (Italian and international) for their holidays or for their special weddings.


Day 6   Polignano a Mare “the pearl of the Adriatic coast”

In the morning we will visit Polignano a Mare, a characteristic Mediterranean fishing village that stands on a rocky cliff. We will walk through the historical center of the town and then we will visit one of the most important Gelateria in the town because Polignano is famous for its hand-made ice cream. Here you can enjoy an authentic ice cream with antique flavors. Lunch at your leisure. Rest of the day at your disposal.


Day 7  Bari  – Transfer to the airport

The Travel Director will provide you with the final hotel check-out and personally escort you to the airport.
Depending on the time of your departure flight, we will visit Bari, Puglia's capital city. Along Bari’s stylish boulevards and city streets, you can find shops with prestigious and high fashion designers. Bari is ideal for shopping! Lunch on your own.

Included in this tour

  Luxury Accommodations: 6 nights with breakfast included in double room occupancy (3 nights in Luxury Masseria; 1 night in Luxury Hotel in Sassi di Matera; 2 nights in Luxury Resort).
•  Meals: 4 lunches and 1 dinner included. Beverage included: water, wine and coffee.
•  Wine tasting in a local winery
•  Hand-made ice cream tasting
•  Mozzarella and Apulian cheese tasting
•  7 guided sightseeing
•  English guide speaking
•  Transfer: all transfers to/from your accommodation and during the excursion as per itinerary. Transfers between the arrival/departure airport.
•  Private driver and car
•  Admission tickets for all visiting sites as per itinerary
•  Experienced English speaking Travel Director who will accompany you during the all tour. Meeting local People.
•  Wi-Fi
•  VAT Tax and Hotel City Tax included.


Not Included 

•  Flights from/to your home city
•  Beverage and meals where not mentioned in itinerary
•  Extra service in the rooms (pay tv, minibar...)
•  Optional activities and all personal expenses
•  All that is not mentioned in the program. 

For Golf lovers
Round of Golf in a 18 holes championship course bordering the crystal blue of the Adriatic Sea and among ancient and beautiful olive trees.


Wine tasting
Taste different types of Apulian wine and discover the places where they are  produced.


Lunches or Dinners in Suggestive Restaurants
Gourmet meals based on sample authentic Apulian and Italian dishes, in suggestive and unique restaurants.

Sea Cave Restaurant: upon request we can arrange for you lunch or dinner at Grotta Palazzese Restaurant in Polignano a Mare, one of the top 10 unique restaurants in the world.


Relaxation in an enchanting SPA
A vacation in Puglia nowadays also offer countless SPAs and wellness centers, ideal locations for relaxing your body and soul.
For your relaxation we have chosen the most beautiful manor farms that have been transformed into charming luxury hotels, offering its guests a vast array of amenities for their rest.


Cooking Class
In a familiar atmosphere and in a private house, we will teach you how to prepare typical Apulian dishes with local and seasonal ingredients. Puglia cuisine has so many ways to cook legumes and vegetables that they aren’t only used as a side dish, but as a complete meal. That is why it is an ideal cuisine also for vegetarians.
Learn and share the secrets of an ancient cuisine, handed down for centuries from mother to daughter. Enjoy yourself with a hands-on cooking class. Your friendly tour guides will be happy to give you personalized cooking instructions. After your “hard work”, you will enjoy the sumptuous Italian meal you have created with local wine.

Price

For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates and other custom preferences.

Payment terms and conditions

Deposit
The Client is required to pay a deposit of 30% of total amount per person per trip for the booking to be confirmed (not refundable).

Final Payment  
The balance, 70% of total amount per person, will be paid within 30 days before arrival date in Puglia.

Payment Methods
Bank transfer.

Acceptance of booking
When the Tour Operator receives the Client transfer, the Tour Operator will accept the Client booking and the Tour Operator will issue a confirmation invoice.
Payment of the balance of the trip price is due 30 days before the departure date.
If this balance is not paid on or before the due date, the Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel the booking.

Cancellation Policy
If the Client cancels some or all portions of the booking cancellation fees will apply. A cancellation will only be effective when the Tour Operator receives written confirmation of the cancellation.

If the Client cancels a trip:
-  After the Client has made the final payment, 50% of the full payment will be reimbursed.
-  Less than 5 days before arrival date, the Tour Operator will retain 100% of the total price of entire trip booked.
-  Any reduction in the duration of the stay will be considered a cancellation.
-  In the event of a “no show” or early departure, the Tour Operator will retain a penalty of 100% of the entire trip booked.

If the Client abandons a trip for any reason after its commencement, the Tour Operator is not obliged to make any refunds.

For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.