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Highlights of Puglia

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5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
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  • Food tour
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Bari, Italy
  • Ends Lecce, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Matera Discover the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Listed ancient troglodyte sassi quarter
  • Alberobello Explore the unique beehiveshaped trulli houses and enjoy a wine tasting
  • Lecce Take a guided walking tour of the 'Florence of the south' to see the Baroque architecture
  • Otranto Relax on the sandy beaches or take a coastal walk to the scenic bauxite quarry in Otranto
  • Food Sample delicious Altamura bread, taralli biscuits, olive oil, homemade cheese and wine
Start in Bari and end in Lecce, the "Highlights Of Puglia" tour is a guided food tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Altamura, Alberobello and Bari in Italy. "Highlights Of Puglia" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The 'heel of Italy' is more densely populated by olive trees than by people; it has a relaxed atmosphere, sunny climate and rolling countryside. This trip offers the perfect balance of culture, food and the Adriatic coastline. Matera - In Basilicata discover the fascinating UNESCO-Listed ancient troglodyte sassi quarter Alberobello - Explore the beehive-shaped trulli houses that are unique to Puglia and enjoy a wine tasting Lecce - See the Baroque architecture in the 'Florence of the south' including the magnificent cathedral square.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Hellen
  • On Dec 10 2020
5 - Excellent
I thought it was very varied and interesting, from castles to making mozzarella, and churches to bakeries. I very much enjoyed the coastal walk to the bauxite quarry which some previous reviewers had criticised. The restaurants... Read more
  • Ewan
  • On Jun 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Sonia was an excellent tour leader and was always available for any questions or requirements we had. She was always friendly and outgoing am made the trip very pleasurable.
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Bari
  • Day 2 : Food tasting in Altamura and visit to the medieval Castel del Monte
  • Day 3 : Guided tour of the caves and rock carved churches of Matera
  • Day 4 : Cheese and wine tasting; walk through the trullis of Alberobello
  • Day 5 : Free day in Alberobello; chance to visit the Castellana Caves
  • Day 6 : Olive oil tasting; visit to Otranto and chance for a coastal walk
  • Day 7 : Walking tour of Lecce; free afternoon to visit the Museo Faggiano
  • Day 8 : Trip ends in Lecce
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Hotel Adria (1 night)
  • Hotel Sassi (2 nights)
  • Hotel Trullidea (2 nights)
  • Hotel Eos (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Bari and from Lecce are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Puglia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Puglia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 July 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Puglia 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.


For this Highlights of Puglia 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is Italy expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work? What currency do they use?

    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.

  • Do 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.

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