Puglia slow and affordable
Package price per person, 5 days from € 410,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
In just a few years, Puglia has gone from being a destination that hardly people knew to one of the most popular regions in Southern Italy. Its fame comes from the recognition of the high quality of the touristic offer: excellent hotels, fine food and wine, beautiful locations with their untouched historical centres, natural beauties throughout the region. And last but not least, the extraordinary welcome offered by the people of Puglia.
- 4 Nights B&B in a 4* hotel in Cisternino
- 1 Welcome drink
- 2 Dinners in the hotel
- 1 Farewell dinner in the hotel with pizza menu and live folk music entertainment
- 1 Coach transfer on arrival and departure from Bari or Brindisi airport
- 1 Full day guided excursion Alberobello, Castellana and Polignano a Mare, including local coach
- 1 Full day guided excursion to Matera and Martina Franca, including local coach
- 1 Half day guided excursion to Bari, including local coach
- 1 Lunch in a typical restaurant in Alberobello
- 1 Lunch in a farm house in the area of Bari
- 1 Special dinner in a butcher’s shop (Cisternino)
Day 1 Arrival in Puglia, settling in to hotel in Cisternino. Welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 2 After breakfast, departure for Alberobello, with its trulli lined up on the hillside, that make it the only landscape of its kind in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buffet lunch in a trullo with local specialities. In the afternoon, visit to the Castellana caves, an impressive system of underground tunnels 3 kilometres long. On the way back, stop in the beautiful town of Polignano a Mare to savour an exquisite, unmissable mulberry-flavoured ice-cream. Dinner in the hotel and overnight accommodation.
Day 3 After breakfast, departure for an excursion to Basilicata with visit of Matera, the city of the “Stones” recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This is followed by a visit to Martina Franca and its characteristic historical centre with its white alleyways, noble buildings and majestic Baroque churches. Dinner in a typical butcher’s shop in Cisternino: the butcher’s shop restaurants of this city are a well-known tradition throughout the south of Italy for the goodness of their meat! Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight accommodation.
Day 4 After breakfast, departure for a guided tour of the city of Bari. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, it is an open door to the nearby East with the old city protected by the Svevo Castle. Lunch in a typical estate where a cheese-maker will demonstrate how mozzarella is produced and allow you to taste it still warm . In the afternoon, return to the hotel for the goodbye dinner with various starters, pizzas and desserts… all accompanied by the music and good cheer of a folk group. Overnight accommodation.
Day 5 After breakfast, departure for the return journey.