7 days/6 nights guided tour
Puglia, the undiscovered Italy, is the land for all wine lovers. Mild climate, 300 sunny days along the year, 800 km of coastline among Adriatic and Ionian Seas, are the favorable conditions to the cultivations of vineyards.
For wine lovers there is no better way to explore the world sipping a glass of wine, surrounded by art and culture and eating excellent local Italian food. Our private tour promises an unforgettable experience among the Italian art, traditions and gastronomy.
This tour is ideal to taste different types of Apulian wine (Negroamaro, Primitivo, Nero di Troia, Moscato di Trani) and discover the places where they are produced.
We will personally accompany you through this wonderful experience!
Day 1 Arrival in Puglia – Polignano a Mare
Arrival at Bari or Brindisi airport. You will be met by our Travel Director and you will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation with private car.
Visit of Polignano a Mare a characteristic Mediterranean fishing village that stands on a rocky cliff. We will walk through the historical center downtown, with its houses and terraces directly overlooking the sea, where the karst nature of the cliffs and the erosion of the sea have given rise to many beautiful sea caves. Welcome dinner in a typical restaurant.
Day 2 Wine tasting in the city of Trulli – Caves of Castellana
In the morning we will visit Alberobello the capital of the Trulli a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. We will visit a local winery founded at the beginning of 20th century. Here you can taste red and white Apulian wines and visit the Wine Museum where we will explain you the history of Apulian wines. Lunch in a characteristic restaurant in Alberobello based on typical Apulian dishes.
In the afternoon we will visit the Caves of Castellana, incredible underground karst caves formed by rainwater in the course of the centuries. Return to your accommodation and dinner on your own.
Day 3 Matera – Primitivo wine tasting
In the morning we will visit Matera (in Basilicata region) a UNESCO World Heritage Site, best known for the Sassi di Matera, an ancient city with houses that have been excavated in the rock and that have been lived in since the Paleolithic Era. During our walk in the Sassi of Matera we will visit a Casa Grotta fully furnished as it was in the past, so you will see how the ancient inhabitants of Matera lived.
Lunch in a local restaurant based on cucina lucana (traditional cuisine from Basilicata region).
In the afternoon we will visit a local winery in Gioia del Colle and tasting a famous Apulian red wine called Primitivo.
Return to your accommodation and dinner on your own.
Day 4 Trani – Famous dessert Apulian wine – Castel del Monte
In the morning we will visit Trani, a beautiful town on the sea dominated by an imposing white Cathedral built in 1097. The Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino is one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Puglia. Free time for your relaxation and lunch at your leisure.
In the afternoon we will go to an important winery which produces different types of Apulian wines: red wines like Nero di Troia, white wines like Falanghina and the famous Apulian dessert wine Moscato di Trani. Then we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Castel del Monte built by Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century. Return to your accommodation and dinner at your leisure.
Day 5 Lecce – Negroamaro wine experience
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.
After our guided sightseeing free time for yourself and lunch on your own. We will recommend some typical restaurants.
In the afternoon we will visit a winery that produces many Apulian wines and the famous Negroamaro wine. Return to your Hotel and rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 6 Bari – Turi
In the morning we will go to Bari, Puglia's capital city. Visit of the historical center of Bari and the ancient Basilica of St. Nicholas, which houses the relics of Bari’s Patron Saint. Of considerable charm is Bari’s city center with its beautiful Murat district dating back to the 19th century. Bari’s grid pattern streets are adorned with elegant and refined period buildings. Bari is ideal for shopping! Free time for yourself and lunch on your own.
Then we will visit Turi, a little town famous for cherries production. In the evening Arrivederci dinner based on delicious Apulian traditional dishes and wine.
Day 7 Departure - Transfer to the airport
The Travel Director will provide you with the final hotel check-out and personally escort you to the airport.
Included in this tour:
- Accommodation: 6 nights breakfast included. We carefully select typical and comfortable accommodation, to offer you the best hospitality. We will take care of every detail, making your holiday in Puglia unforgettable.
- Meals: 2 lunches and 2 dinners with typical Apulian dishes. Beverage included: water, wine and coffee.
- 4 Wines tasting in different wineries
- 9 guided sightseeing
- English speaking guide
- Admission tickets for all visiting sites as per itinerary
- Transfer: all transfers to and from your accommodation and during the excursion as per itinerary. Transfers to and from the airport.
- Private driver and car
- Services of a friendly, experienced English speaking Travel Director who will accompany you during the all tour. Meeting local People.
- VAT Tax and Hotel City tax 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.
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.
Some of our recommended excursions/activities
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.
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.
Grottaglie: the town of pottery
Discover with us Grottaglie and its ancient handmade pottery: Ceramiche.
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.
Puglia UNESCO sites
Discover with us the 3 UNESCO heritage sites in Puglia: the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo, Castel del Monte and Trulli of Alberobello.
Price per person starting from Euro 1.790,00
The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates and other custom preferences.
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).
The balance, 70% of total amount per person, will be paid within 30 days before arrival date in Puglia.
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.
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.