Puglia Paradise: A Deluxe Journey Through Southern Italy

Puglia Paradise: A Deluxe Journey Through Southern Italy

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Puglia Paradise: A Deluxe Journey Through Southern Italy

7 Days Starting in Bari, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy and ending in 74015 Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, Italy

Visiting: Bari, Lecce, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Otranto, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Matera, Montescaglioso, Martina Franca

Tour operator:

Omega Tours

Tour code:

1667

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low, All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

Activities:

Wine Tasting

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Tour Overview

Journey through Puglia's sun-kissed landscapes, where history, gastronomy, and architectural wonders intertwine in this intimate small-group experience. From lively Bari Vecchia to the mesmerizing Polignano perched over the Adriatic, every moment promises enchantment. Explore Lecce's Baroque elegance, savor Ostuni's rich heritage, and unravel Matera's ancient stone tales. Immerse yourself in the region's culinary heart, relishing Burrata's creamy magic and wines echoing the land's soul. Concluding in Montescaglioso's serenity, this tour invites you to witness the magic of Southern Italy.

Highlights

  • Two iconic coastal towns: Polignano and Monopoli.

  • Locorotondo, hailed as "the balcony on the Itria Valley" for its sweeping valley views.

  • The unique gable-roofed houses known as "Cummerse."

  • "Rione Monti" for crafts and "Aia Piccola" with ancient Trulli .

  • The caverns of the "Sassi di Matera,".

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Bari

Location: Bari

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel delle Nazioni, Bari, or similar

Meals Included: Dinner

Upon arrival at Bari Airport, your host will welcome you in the arrival hall and organize your transfer to your hotel in Bari. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through the enchanting Bari Vecchia, culminating in a delightful welcome dinner.

Day 2 : Bari To Lecce With Polignano And Monopoli

Location: Bari, Lecce, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Risorgimento, Lecce, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Gather in the hotel lobby to meet your driver-guide and journey to Lecce. Along the way, make scenic stops in two iconic coastal towns: Polignano and Monopoli. Polignano, perched on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea, captivates with its stunning beaches and historic center. Monopoli, a charming seaside town encircled by a 16th-century wall, offers picturesque views of the sea.

Day 3 : Lecce To Otranto

Location: Lecce, Otranto

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Risorgimento, Lecce, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Embark on a day trip commencing in Lecce's Baroque splendor, traversing the coastal beauty of Otranto, and concluding in the rustic charm of Cutrufiano. Beyond scenic landscapes, immerse yourself in history, culinary delights, and the aromatic world of wines and olives at Masseria Astore. Our first destination is Otranto, celebrated for its historic significance showcased by the Adriatic's beauty and the Aragonese castle.

We then journey to Cutrofiano, nestled amidst hills, and explore the unique essence of Apulian olives at Masseria Astore. Indulge in traditional Apulian dishes and partake in a wine-tasting session, echoing the region's rich heritage.

Day 4 : Lecce And Ostuni

Location: Lecce, Ostuni

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore the Gem of the South, Lecce, renowned for its Baroque churches and charming streets. Often referred to as "the Florence of the South," its main attractions include the Cathedral and the ornate Basilica of Santa Croce.

Transitioning from urban grandeur to Puglia's expansive countryside, your journey leads to Ostuni, known as "The White City." Positioned on a hill, Ostuni's whitewashed structures showcase a blend of Gothic, Byzantine, and Norman styles, complemented by breathtaking coastal views. Conclude your day in Martina Franca, your base for the next three nights, and enjoy a delightful dinner in the evening.

Day 5 : Burrata Making Experience, Locorotondo And Alberobello

Location: Locorotondo, Alberobello

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, venture to Masseria Cappella to delve into the history of Burrata, an iconic Apulian cheese. Continue your journey to Locorotondo, hailed as "the balcony on the Itria Valley" for its sweeping valley views. Stroll through its stone streets and admire the unique gable-roofed houses known as "Cummerse." The circular-shaped town perched on a hill offers a picturesque setting.

Your exploration then takes you to Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, renowned for its Trulli structures. Explore "Rione Monti" for crafts and "Aia Piccola" with ancient Trulli and museums before heading back to Martina Franca.

Day 6 : Matera And Montescaglioso

Location: Matera, Montescaglioso

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The Hotel Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

The dawn breaks over the streets of Martina Franca, signaling the start of a new adventure. Your guide will accompany you to Matera and Montescaglioso, where the evolving landscape anticipates our first destination: Matera. More than just a town, it's a living timeline. Your guide will illuminate the caverns of the "Sassi di Matera," resonating with tales from prehistoric times to the present. Matera, adorned with carved churches and winding alleys, narrates a compelling history.

Once burdened by poverty, it now proudly stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a European Capital of Culture. Following this, proceed on the journey towards Montescaglioso. Perched above the Bradano Valley, it's a town steeped in history. The Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo tells stories of faith and bygone eras, while its labyrinthine streets echo Byzantine and Norman tales. Stay overnight in Martina Franca.

Day 7 : Departure

Location: Martina Franca

Meals Included: Breakfast

In accordance with your flight or train schedule, your chauffeur will ensure a prompt transfer to the airport or station.

What's Included

  • • 1 night in Bari based on first-class accommodation

  • • 2 nights in Lecce based on first-class accommodation

  • • 3 nights in the Itria Valley based on first-class accommodation

  • • Daily breakfast

  • • Private transfer from Bari Airport to the Bari hotel

  • • Welcome dinner in Bari

  • • Services of a driver escort throughout the entire duration of the tour

  • • Transfer from Bari to Lecce with en-route stops in Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

  • • Full-day excursion to Otranto and Cutrofiano

  • • Private transfer from Lecce to Martina Franca with an en-route stop in Ostuni

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What's Not Included

  • • International or domestic airfare

  • • Gratuities to guides and drivers

  • • Luggage portage services

  • • Travel insurance

  • • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary

  • • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary

  • • Local city tax for overnight stays

  • • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary

  • • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

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

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, solo travellers are required to book a Single (Private) room.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please enquire for details, we'll be happy to assist wherever we can.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Electronic Vouchers. These will be provided and attached to your booking (within the Documents section) aprox. 2 weeks prior to travel.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, unfortunately that is not possible on our trips.

Reviews of this operator

Janifer Harland (Google Reviewer)  

Easy booking, nothing was a...

28-Oct-2023

Easy booking, nothing was a problem, prompt reply to emails. We did the Pearls of Puglia Tour. Fantastic region to explore, tour guide Sabrina was excellent and our other local guides were also great.

Joe F  

Excellent Service!

01-Mar-2020

Received excellent service and suggestions for a tour we planned for our son and daughter when they toured the Amalfi Coast in August. Hotels were all in great locations close to the action and all excellent 4 or 5 star. Would definitely use or recommend Omega tours to friends or family.

K Ruff (Google Reviewer)  

We used Omega Tours for...

09-May-2024

We used Omega Tours for a trip to Rome & the Amalfi Coast. Michael Rizzo did an outstanding job and answered all of my never ending questions. Planning and arrangements were easy with lots of suggestions and good advice. The drivers they arranged were on time, friendly and informative. The tours that they arranged were on time and the guides were well versed, our only issue was with one of the guides which isn’t a reflection on Omega. The hotels that were selected were very nice. The communication with Omega was good including when we needed some information while on the trip. I would definitely recommend them.

Pinx O  

I had wonderful time

04-Oct-2022

Just came back from my 11 days Portugal tours I booked through Omega tours. And I had wonderful time. I joined a small group tours, which is really great. The tour guide Myriam is one of the best tour guide I ever had. I always travel solo( and sometimes join a group tours )and tried to travel every year if I can . I am surely looking forward to booked more tours with you.

Linette Logie (Google Reviewer)  

Was pleasantly surprised that there...

02-Jul-2023

Was pleasantly surprised that there were only 4 people on the Best of Portugal tour. Our guide Cristina was fabulous and was a wealth of information on everything Portugal. A great experience overall and would highly recommend.

Guido P  

Had a great time and an amazing experience!

01-Mar-2020

Had a great time and an amazing experience. The touring company was excellent, punctual with clean buses and friendly and well informed tour guides. Hotels were nice, clean with good location, great service and good breakfast. We are recommending it to everyone and hoping one day we can repeat it.

Adair R  

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy

30-Apr-2022

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy. A great balance of sightseeing and free time. Exceptional local guide and driver. I’m not sure I would consider the hotels chosen to be 4 star - with the exception of Hotel St Martin in Rome which was great - but the others were very clean and well located. Would definitely choose Omega tours again when booking group travel.

Lisa M  

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken.

07-Jun-2022

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken. Having all my hotels and pickup and drop- offs taken care of by Omega Tours made this trip so easy to enjoy! Michael was amazing. He was always available to answer all of our questions and he made sure we had everything we needed in order to travel internationally during a crazy pandemic!

Joseph L  

Everything we experienced was exactly as described

25-Oct-2022

We took the Italy Deluxe Tour in September of 2022. Everything we experienced was exactly as described. Exceptional accommodations, travel and guides were provided in each city. Michael, our booking agent, gave us complete confidence that we had chosen the right tour operator by his attention to detail and prompt correspondence. We are delighted with Omega Tours and have already recommended them to many friends.

William S  

Very responsive to our requests for tours and travel schedule

04-Apr-2022

Very responsive to our requests for tours and travel schedule. Guides provided were great, very informative, and attentive to our requests and questions.

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    Omega Tours requires a minimum deposit of 500 CAD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

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

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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