Best of Puglia

Welcome to Puglia, a region full of history and breathtaking landscapes! Travel through UNESCO listed white-washed villages known for their unique buildings and enjoy incredible coastline lapped by magically coloured seas.


 

7 DAYS | BRINDISI - BARI

TYPE: INDEPENDENT

TRAVEL: DAILY (YEAR-ROUND)

FROM $2,282*


ITINERARY

Day 1 Brindisi – Otranto

Arrive into Brindisi and transfer to Otranto where you will enjoy a welcome dinner. D

Day 2 Otranto

Spend your day exploring this lovely and historic coastal town. Visit the magni cent Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata, the biggest church in Puglia with an incredible medieval mosaic oor, the Aragonese castle and the ancient city walls. Poke around the little shops in the old quarter or enjoy the beautiful sea. B

Day 3 Otranto – Lecce – Otranto

Enjoy the drive to Lecce to meet your private guide. Take a tour of the city, known as the ‘Florence of South Italy’ due to its beautiful baroque churches and buildings. Their opulence contrasts starkly with the more rustic feel of the local houses making Lecce fashionable and incomparable. In addition to visiting the Jewish Medieval Museum you’ll also take part in a traditional papier–mache workshop. Return to Otranto. B

Day 4 Otranto – Ostuni – Alberobello – Matera

Leave Otranto with your private driver and reach Ostuni, a typical village of the whitewashed buildings and tight streets

In the afternoon continue to Alberobello, UNESCO listed for the conical roof houses. Head on to Matera. B

Day 5 Matera

Take a private guided tour of Matera, the city of the Sassi, another UNESCO listed site. This prehistoric troglodyte settlement has developed over time but still feels ancient and has been used as the backdrop to a number of biblical lms including the new remake of Ben–Hur. It is easy to be transported back in time as you wander the streets and explore the caves. B

Day 6 Matera – Castel del Monte – Trani

Departure in the morning to reach Castel del Monte. This unique octagonal castle is incredibly well preserved and commands an imposing hilltop position. Continue to Trani, a beautiful seaside village. You can visit the local cathedral and castle as well as walk through the historical centre or simply decide to soak up the sun on the local beach. B

Day 7 Trani – Bari

After breakfast take a transfer to Bari airport. B

This tour can be tailor made to your requirements

  • Explore Lecce’s beautiful baroque architecture
  • Wander the streets and explore the caves of Matera

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)
  • Return private transfers
  • Private guide in Lecce and Matera

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. From prices are per person, twin share, based on lead in grades and/or seasons unless specified. When available, optional upgrades can be applied at time of booking. See our terms and conditions for more information