Puglia Paradise: A Deluxe Journey Through Southern Italy

Discover the secrets of Puglia as you're led from the enchanting cliffs of Polignano to the historic caverns of Matera on a small-group tour
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
7 Days from $4599/person CAD
Food & Wine
Off The Beaten Path
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Puglia, Italy


2024 departures: April 19, May 3, 17, June 7, 21, July 5, 26, September 6, 20 & October 4, 14


  • 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
  • Full-day excursion to the Itria Valley
  • Full-day excursion to Matera and Montescaglioso
  • A two-hour guided tour service in Otranto
  • Wine tasting and cooking class at a local Masseria in Cutrofiano, concluding with a delightful lunch
  • A two-hour guided tour service in Lecce
  • Dinner in Martina Franca
  • Burrata making class and tasting
  • A two-hour guided tour service in Matera
  • Admission fees for the cave church in Matera
  • Admission fees for the Abbey of Montescaglioso
  • Private transfer from Martina Franca to Bari Airport
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline for assistance throughout your stay

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

Pricing Details

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  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 6 participants
  • Due to the nature of the small group tour, only double occupancy is offered as an accommodation option
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions per the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability and can be pre-booked or booked with the Tour Escort



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. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel delle Nazioni, Bari, or similar


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. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Risorgimento, Lecce, or similar


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. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Risorgimento, Lecce, or similar


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. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, or similar


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. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, or similar


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. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa San Martino, Martina Franca, or similar


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

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