Italy

Apulia Culinary & Cultural Experience

Description

Also known as "Le Puglie" in the plural form, this region contains, in fact, many souls. The “heel of Italy's boot," Apulia is a charming region that can be visited all year round and is suspended among nature, history, tradition, tastes and spirituality.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival day at Bari airport.

  • Transfer in hotel in Bari.

  • Dinner and accommodation.

 

Day 2

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • In the morning walking street food tour to taste the local food. (four culinary stop PANZEROTTO, ORECCHIETTE, FOCACCIA, GELATO with drinks) (Lunch replacement)

  • In the afternoon transfer to Castel del Monte (UNESCO site).

  • Continue to Trani e visita della suggestiva cattedrale sul mare.

  • Transfer back to the hotel and free time for dinner.

 

Day 3

  • Breakfast in hotel and Check-out.

  • Transfer to Mola di Bari to visit a private mansion garden with its owner.

  • The tour continues to Polignano a Mare a picturesque town on the sea.

  • Handmade Ice cream tasting.

  • Lunch in gourmet local fish fast food restaurant.

  • In the afternoon transfer to Castellana Grotte and visit the grottos (one of the most beautiful speleological complexes in south Italy).

  • Transfer to Monopoli and visit the old town.

  • Accommodation in hotel in Monopoli old town.

 

Day 4

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Boat tour from Monopoli along the Adriatic coast. Aperitif on board (tour is around 3 hours duration).

  • Lunch in gourmet restaurant (fish).

  • In the afternoon transfer to Alberobello (UNESCO site) and guided visit.

  • Transfer to a local winery and wine tasting.

  • Transfer back to the hotel and free time for dinner.

 

Day 5

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Transfer to Locorotondo and Martina Franca for a guided walk.

  • Local Cheese farm visit: Tour of the stables, the factory and mozzarella hands-on demonstration. Afterwards, dairy products tasting (as light lunch)

  • In the afternoon transfer to a local Masseria for a cooking class and dinner in the end.

  • Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 6

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Transfer to Matera (UNESCO site) and guided visit.

  • Lunch in a local restaurant.

  • Free afternoon in Matera.

  • Transfer back to the hotel and free time for dinner.

 

Day 7

  • Breakfast in hotel and check-out.

  • Transfer in an old Masseria with an underground olive mill, visit and extra virgin olive oil tasting.

  • Transfer to Ostuni and guided visit.

  • Lunch in local restaurant.

  • Afternoon transfer and guided visit of Lecce.

  • Accommodation in hotel and free time for dinner.

 

Day 8

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Transfer to Taranto and guided visit.

  • Visit by Boat Lunch in restaurant.

  • In the afternoon transfer to Grottaglie and guided visit into Ceramic district.

  • Continue with a visit in an ancient bakery and bread tasting.

  • Transfer back to the hotel and free time for dinner.

 

Day 9

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Transfer to Otranto and guided visit.

  • Lunch in a local restaurant

  • In the afternoon transfer to Gallipoli and guided visit.

  • Transfer back to the hotel and free time for dinner.

 

Day 10

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Wine tasting in local winery served with local food. (Lunch replacement)

  • Free afternoon in Lecce.

  • Dinner in terrace restaurant in Lecce.

Day 11:

  • Breakfast in hotel.

  • Departure day.

Italy

From R 42 656.30

per person in a double room

11 Days / 10 Nights

Validity: Immediately - December 2020

Including

  • 2 Nights in hotel in Bari (Hotel Imago or similar)

  • 4 Nights in hotel in Monopoli (Albergo Diffuso  or similar)

  • 4 Nights in hotel in Lecce (Arco Vecchio or similar)

  • Meals:

    • Food tour in Bari (day 2)

    • Lunch in fast food gourmet in Polignano (day 3)

    • Cheese farm visit and dairy product tasting (day 5)

    • Handmade Ice cream tasting in Polignano,

  • 1 Dinner in hotel in Bari (day 1)

  • 1 Wine tasting in local winery (day 4)

  • 1 visit in winery + wine tasting (day 10)

  • 1 Extra virgin olive oil tasting in Masseria (day 5)

  • 1 bread tasting in Grottaglie (day 8) | Private transfer service for the whole tour (driver accommodation and meals included) | English speaking Guide service from the firs to the last day

  • Boat tour in Monopoli with aperitif on board (day 4) 

 

Excluding

  • Flights

  • City tax in Monopoli and Lecce (to be paid in hotel)

  • Tips, any personal extras not included in the price, luggage service

  • Lunches in restaurants drinks included - Matera, Ostuni, Taranto, Otranto (day 6, 7, 8, 9)

  • 1 private visit in private mansion garden (day 3)

  • 1 Cooking class + dinner in Masseria (day 5)

  • 1 Dinner in a terrace restaurant in Lecce (day 10)

  • Boat tour in Taranto (day 7) (not private tour)

  • Entrance ticket to Castellana Caves

  • Entrance ticket to Castel del Monte (plus shuttle to and from the castle parking) (not private tour)

  • Entrance ticket to Matera grotto house

  • Entrance ticket in Lecce 

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

+27 (010) 035 5205

1st Floor, 65 Knoppiesdoring St, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2156

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