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Walking in Puglia & Matera

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4.8 Based on 47 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7854
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Alberobello, Italy
  • Ends Matera, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Visit the UNESCO towns of Matera and Alberobello
  • Walk in tranquil countryside past trulli, vineyards and olive groves
  • Indulge in the succulent and fresh local cuisine
Starting in Alberobello and ending in Matera, the trip "Walking In Puglia & Matera" is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Alberobello, Ostuni and Locorotondo in Italy. "Walking In Puglia & Matera" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

In the heart of the Mediterranean lie Puglia and Basilicata, two unique and still largely undiscovered regions of Italy nestled between the emerald waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. This trip gives us the chance to explore the very best that these Italian gems have to offer, from trulli houses of the lush Itria valley and the white hilltop town of Ostuni to the rock churches and UNESCO Sassi district of the beautiful city of Matera. Aside from the perfect mix of cultural discovery and gentle walking, we will have the chance to sample the legendary local cuisine and delicious wines that make this region a true food lovers’ paradise.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Alberobello
  • Day 2: Walk over the hills of the Itria Valley, dotted with olive trees, vineyards and trulli; visit Locorotondo, known for its superb wine.
  • Day 3: Morning visit to the white city of Ostuni; afternoon walk through olive groves and vineyards; visit Agnano Archaeological Park.
  • Day 4: Free day. Optional activities include visiting the Baroque city of Lecce or the picture-perfect coastal village of Polignano a Mare.
  • Day 5: Morning walk to the coast; free time at the beach (in season) and transfer to the UNESCO town of Matera.
  • Day 6: Short walk in Matera’s Rock Churches Park and guided sightseeing in the town's marvellous UNESCO 'Sassi' district; wine and produce tasting.
  • Day 7: Walk in the outskirts of Matera exploring prehistoric caves and rock villages.
  • Day 8: End Matera.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, two dinners and one wine and produce tasting
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local city taxes (approximately €10)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 13 2019
4 - Very Good
Walking in Puglia and Matera
This is a very non-strenuous grade 2 trip, compared with other grade 2 walking trips I have undertaken. The majority of walks are flat (walked in sandals) as stated in the trip notes and ankle support was only required for 2 of... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking in Puglia and Matera
This holiday was an excellent trip of gentle to moderate walking through some beautiful countryside, passing through olive groves, by vineyards, along a few gentle slopes and through the area, where one can see the famous conic... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 12 2018
5 - Excellent
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This was an excellent holiday with a good combination berween culture , walking and relaxing
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 28 2018
4 - Very Good
RAMBLING IN PUGLIA
Booking efficient; follow up was not - I had to chase; maybe the late switch from of tour company was to blame. An interesting and varied trip, with the leader Luigina Geusa contributing a lot to that plus a good group of fellow... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Puglia & Matera tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 10 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 February 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in Puglia & Matera tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Walking in Puglia & Matera tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • Will I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

  • Is an Italian holiday expensive? How do the ATMs work in Italy? What is the currency of Italy?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Is English spoken in Italy? Should I learn communication phrases in Italy?

    It was not too long ago that finding anyone who spoke English in Italy was an ordeal. This is not the case anymore. Most people in the cities have some understanding of the language, although numbers decrease as you move further into the countryside. Therefore, it is better to know a few basic phrases in Italian (per favore means please and grazi means thank you) if you are heading for the country. This will not only make your stay in the country easier but also ensure that you show respect to the people and their culture.

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