Foodie Puglia

Foodie Puglia

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Foodie Puglia

5 Days Starting and ending in 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy

Visiting: Alberobello, Bari, Cisternino, Locorotondo

Tour operator:

Culture Trip

Tour code:

PUG

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 14

Physical rating:

Easy

Age range:

25-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

The stiletto heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is a pastoral paradise of ancient olive groves, gleaming white-washed hill towns, and forested mountains. It’s home to the iconic ‘trulli’ huts, with their conical tiled roofs, as well as dazzling beaches and delicious, authentic food. And it’s food that’s the focus of this fabulous five-day getaway, which includes a tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard, a pasta-making class at a wheat farm, and a mozzarella-making workshop at a traditional masseria. You’ll also get a taste of the regional capital of Bari, with a street food tour led by our Local Insider, and sample liquid gold at an olive oil mill. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

Highlights

  • Visit Puglia’s famous ‘trulli’ huts in Alberobello and Locorotondo

  • Learn how to make authentic Puglian pasta

  • Embark on a street food tour of Bari

  • Get hands-on at a mozzarella-making workshop

  • Sample freshly pressed olive oil at the source

  • Taste the region’s wines on a vineyard tour

Places You'll See

Foodie Puglia

Foodie Puglia

Foodie Puglia

Foodie Puglia

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Puglia
Location: Alberobello
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: La Chiusa di Chietri
Meals Included: Dinner

After arriving at Bari airport (BRI), make your own way to your stunning hotel, La Chiusa di Chietri (or similar four-star), in the lush Itria Valley. After dropping your bags in your room, it’s off for an authentic Puglian dinner and drinks at a local masseria, where you’ll get to know your fellow travellers.

Activities Included:
Welcome dinner and drinks

Day 2 : Learn To Make Pasta The Puglian Way
Location: Alberobello
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: La Chiusa di Chietri
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be picked up and driven to the town of Alberobello, home to Puglia’s famous trulli huts. You’ll be met here by our Local Insider, who’ll lead you along flagstone-paved streets, lined with the whitewashed trulli buildings – many of which have been repurposed as boutique craft shops, delis and fairytale-pretty homes. From Alberobello, it’s onto the day’s main course – literally, with a pasta-making class at an authentic masseria. You’ll learn how to make the region’s signature shapes: orecchiette, cavatelli and strascinati, before tucking into a homemade lunch with wine. After lunch, it’s onto the whitewashed city of Ostuni, rising out of the landscape like a crumbly meringue. Here, our Local Insider will take you on a meandering tour of its artisanal shops, baroque churches and spectacular viewpoints. After the tour, you’ll return to your hotel for the evening.

Activities Included:
Local Insider-led tour of Alberobello
Puglian pasta-making class with lunch
Tour of Ostuni with a Local Insider

Day 3 : Tuck Into A Street Food Tour Of Bari
Location: Alberobello, Bari
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: La Chiusa di Chietri
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

You might want to take it easy at breakfast today, as this morning it’s all about Bari and its street food scene. After being shuttled to the city, you’ll meet up with our Local Insider, who’ll introduce you to the city’s signature snacks – from salty, oily, still-warm focaccia, to meaty salami and refreshing gelato. Still hungry? Take the free lunch break to sniff out anything you might have missed. From Bari, it’s onto pretty Putignano, famous for its biscuit-coloured baroque architecture and annual carnival, thought to be the oldest in Europe. You’ll have time for a wander around the atmospheric streets, before heading off for your final activity of the day: a mozzarella-making workshop at a rural masseria. It’s surprisingly hungry work, which is why you’ll be well fed with homemade panzerotti afterwards – a fried, calzone-like snack, and a Puglian speciality.

Activities Included:
Street food tour of Bari
Visit to Putignano
Mozzarella-making workshop

Day 4 : Olive Oil And Wine Tasting With Local Producers
Location: Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: La Chiusa di Chietri
Meals Included: Breakfast

Set your alarm an hour earlier this morning as, after breakfast, you’ll be whisked across the sunrise-gilded countryside to an olive oil mill in Cisternino. Here, you’ll not only get to see this ancient tradition in action (and how it has been modernised in recent times), but you’ll get to sample the peppery, freshly pressed olive oil – Puglia’s pride and joy. Wheels greased, next is a short hop south to the hilltop town of Locorotondo, which sits like a white crown on a green velvet cushion of vineyards and olive groves. Wander its medieval centre, a honeycomb of laundry-hung alleyways and plant-filled piazzas, with a spectacular church at its heart. Later you’ll head onto the Pastini winery, where a tour of the vineyard ends with a wine-tasting session in the cellar. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend however you like – by the pool at your hotel, perhaps, with a glass of wine in hand?

Activities Included:
Olive oil mill visit and tasting
Local Insider-led tour of Locorotondo
Tour of Pastini winery with a tasting session

Day 5 : It’S Time To Say Arrivederci
Location: Alberobello
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today’s your last day, so after a final hotel breakfast, spend what’s left of the morning making the most of that Puglian sun. After check-out, make your way to Bari airport (BRI), where you’ll say so long to the gang before heading off on whatever adventure comes next.

What's Included

  • Local Insider

  • Accommodation

    Four nights premium hotel accommodation

  • Meals described in the itinerary

    Four breakfasts, One lunch, Two dinners

  • Visit to Alberobello and Locorotondo

  • Pasta-making class

  • Visit to Ostuni

  • Guided street food tour of Bari

  • Visit to Putignano

  • Mozzarella workshop and dinner

  • Olive oil mill tour and tasting

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What's Not Included

  • International flights

  • Visas (if required)

  • Optional activities

  • Insurance

  • Resort Taxes (Where applicable)

Accommodation

La Chiusa di Chietri

In Puglia, it’s all about the slow and mellow moments – and that’s what this countryside hotel excels in. Surrounded by five acres of olive groves and aromatic Puglian scrub, it’s an oasis of rural calm – with a large outdoor pool in which to while away indigo-tinted evenings listening to the crickets. Level-up your wind-down with a session in the on-site Aura Sylva Spa, designed to replicate the ancient trulli that symbolise this part of the country.


Please note that, while unlikely, the accommodation indicated may be subject to change (see T&C’s). On a rare occasion, alternative arrangements may be necessary – this may be due to a lack of availability at our preferred accommodation, or other reasons outside our control. We’ll do everything we can to prevent this from happening; however, in cases where it is unavoidable, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

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    We don’t include the following in our trips: insurance (however you must have insurance to travel on one of our trips), flights, tips for local guides, optional activities and other meals and services not mentioned in your itinerary.

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    Breakfast is included daily and then depending on your itinerary, some lunches and dinners. This is clearly indicated in the trip details or ask your Travel Expert to confirm.

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    This will depend on how long your trip is, your destination and how much you intend to spend on personal expenses and any meals that aren’t included. It is a good idea to check out the cost of a local lunch and dinner in your destination before you travel.

  • Are airport transfers included?

    Your arrival transfer from Bari Airport (BRI) to your hotel is not included. If you would like to add an arrival transfer onto your booking, you can contact our Travel Experts who will be able to assist. If you would prefer to make your own way to the hotel, there are a number of options available from Bari Airport. The hotel is located 65 kms (40 miles) from the airport and a journey by road will take approximately 1 hour. Alternatively, you can take the train from Bari Aeroporo Karol Wojtyla station changing at Bari Centrale and Putignano and this will take approx. 4 hours. If you would prefer a slightly shorter journey, you can take the train to Bari Centrale and then take the bus from Bari Largo Sorrentino to Alberobello. This journey takes approx. 2 hours. Your departure airport transfer from Alberobello back to Bari Airport (BRI) is not included. If you would like to add a departure transfer onto your booking, you can contact our Travel Experts who will be able to assist. If you would prefer to make your own way back to the airport, your Local Insider or the hotel reception will be able to arrange a taxi for you or alternatively the same transport options via bus and train are available back to Bari Airport should you prefer.

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  • What is a Local Insider?

    We believe there’s no better way to discover a new place and a new culture than by experiencing it through the eyes and experience of a local. That’s why we only work with local guides - whom we name our Local Insiders. They know their region inside out and have a passion for sharing it with travellers. All our Local Insiders have years of experience guiding and speak English. Importantly, they like to travel the way we like it too: away from crowds, tourist traps and queues. Focussing on the true essence of a destination, teaching you all about the local culture and profusely sharing local hidden gems and insights.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Zarina  

All wonderful—no hiccups.

17-Oct-2023

Great communication throughout; wonderful places to visit; fabulous guide!

William and Rebecca  

A wonderful foodie experience, well organized

18-Oct-2023

This was a great tour, and as described in the itinerary, it provided a variety of great foodie experiences. The tour was incredibly well organized by Culture Trip, and well led by our guide Assunta. She was fantastic and just a pleasure to travel with. All the more amazing in that this was the first time that Culture Trip had this tour. One recommendation, preference that I would like to see is having two outings (not 1) of a cooking lesson.

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