Southern Italy Escape

Southern Italy Escape

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Southern Italy Escape

9 Days Starting in 80067 Sorrento, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy and ending in Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Visiting: Sorrento, Trani, Bari, Alberobello, Lecce, Matera, Metropolitan City of Naples

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

KIN-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
From:
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Tour Overview

Imagine spending time in Italy’s most beloved locations without the higher costs and bigger crowds associated with busy travel season. Join us on a cultural and culinary adventure of Southern Italy’s wonderful gems. Start with a stroll in Sorrento, one of the most beautiful settings facing the Bay of Naples; travel to the Adriatic coastal resort of Trani; and overnight in the Apulian capital of Bari on the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Be sure to sample the local focaccia after your tour of St. Nicolas’ Church! In Alberobello, take a tour of the traditional Trullo houses—whitewashed, circular homes, with classic conical roofs. Admire the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares of Lecce, and visit the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica to understand why Lecce is called the “Florence of the South.” A scenic drive brings you to the rocky outcrop of Matera—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Casa Grotto to learn all about the Sassi houses, thought to be among the first human settlements in Italy.

Continue your Italian vacation to the charismatic Naples, birthplace of Neapolitan pizza. Here, enjoy guided sightseeing, which includes a visit to the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Join us in the off season and escape to Southern Italy’s off-the-beaten-path locales.

Highlights

  • BARI-the Old Town, San Nicola's Church, and Globus Local Favorite local focaccia tasting.

  • A Trullo, one of the conical houses famous for their unique cone design.

  • The Galleria Umberto, Piazza Plebiscito, and the Archaeological Museum.

  • The lacy stone buildings and baroque squares of Lecce, and the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica to understand why Lecce is called the “Florence of the South.”

  • The rocky outcrop of Matera—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Places You'll See

Excelsior

Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto

Unahotels Mh Matera

Hilton Garden Inn Lecce

Starhotel Terminus

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Sorrento, Italy
Location: Sorrento
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Sorrento! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 : Sorrento
Location: Sorrento
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
Meals Included: Breakfast

SORRENTO Orientation walk of the old town. Free time

Day 3 : Sorrento-Trani-Bari
Location: Sorrento, Trani, Bari
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Excelsior
Meals Included: Breakfast

TRANI Stop in the seaside resort en route to Bari. 193 mi / 310 km

Day 4 : Bari. Excursion To Alberobello
Location: Alberobello, Bari
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Excelsior
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

BARI Guided walking tour includes the Old Town, San Nicola's Church, and local focaccia tasting.
ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes visit to a Trullo, one of the conical houses famous for their unique cone design. 81 mi / 130 km

Day 5 : Bari-Lecce
Location: Bari, Lecce
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Garden Inn Lecce
Meals Included: Breakfast

LECCE Guided walking tour includes Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. Free time. 93 mi / 150 km

Day 6 : Lecce-Matera
Location: Lecce, Matera
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: MH Matera Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner

MATERA Guided walking tour includes visit to Casa Grotta. 112 mi / 180km

Day 7 : Matera-Naples
Location: Matera, Metropolitan City of Naples
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Starhotel Terminus
Meals Included: Breakfast

Scenic drive en route to Naples. 162 mi / 260 km

Day 8 : Naples
Location: Metropolitan City of Naples
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Starhotel Terminus
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner

NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes the Galleria Umberto, Piazza Plebiscito, and the Archaeological Museum. Farewell dinner at your hotel.

Day 9 : Naples
Location: Metropolitan City of Naples
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Historic Centre of Naples|The Sassi of Matera (See only)|The Trulli of Alberobello

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners

Accommodation

Sorrento:Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto
Bari:Excelsior
Lecce:Hilton Garden Inn Lecce
Matera:MH Matera Hotel
Naples:Starhotel Terminus

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this Operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

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Friday - Saturday

Oct 25, 2024 - Nov 02, 2024
$2118 $2060 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 26, 2024 - Nov 03, 2024
$1806 $1757 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 02, 2024 - Nov 10, 2024
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Friday - Saturday

Nov 08, 2024 - Nov 16, 2024
$2118 $2060 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Nov 09, 2024 - Nov 17, 2024
$1806 $1757 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Nov 16, 2024 - Nov 24, 2024
$1806 $1757 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

Friday - Saturday

Nov 22, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024
$2118 $2060 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Nov 23, 2024 - Dec 01, 2024
$1806 $1757 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Nov 30, 2024 - Dec 08, 2024
$1744 $1696 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$48 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Feb 01, 2025 - Feb 09, 2025
$1657 $1611 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$46 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Feb 08, 2025 - Feb 16, 2025
$1744 $1696 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$48 (USD)

Friday - Saturday

Feb 14, 2025 - Feb 22, 2025
$2043 $1987 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Feb 15, 2025 - Feb 23, 2025
$1744 $1696 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$48 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Feb 22, 2025 - Mar 02, 2025
$1744 $1696 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$48 (USD)

Friday - Saturday

Feb 28, 2025 - Mar 08, 2025
$2118 $2060 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Mar 01, 2025 - Mar 09, 2025
$1869 $1817 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$51 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Mar 08, 2025 - Mar 16, 2025
$1869 $1817 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$51 (USD)

Friday - Saturday

Mar 14, 2025 - Mar 22, 2025
$2243 $2181 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$62 (USD)

Saturday - Sunday

Mar 15, 2025 - Mar 23, 2025
$1869 $1817 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$51 (USD)

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  • Low Deposit

    Globus requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of globus charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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