Rome & Puglia Discovery

Rome > Bari > Trani > Castel del Monte > Alberobello > Matera > Locorotondo > Ostuni > Lecce > Rome
Discover the historical wonders of Rome before heading south to the heel of Italy. Once home to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, Puglia is a region within the larger Italian peninsula, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides. This nine-day small group trip of no more than 15 passengers will give an evocative overview of this Southern region of Italy between Bari and Lecce. Puglia is incredibly rich in historical culture, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking sceneries
9 Days from $3699/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Primary Location

Rome & Puglia, Italy

Departures

2023 departures: May 4, 25, June 15, 22, July 13, 20, August 24, September 7, 21 & October 5, 19

Included:

  • 4-star accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private arrival transfer from Rome airport to the hotel
  • High-speed train from Rome to Bari & Lecce to Rome
  • Private train station transfers in Rome and Lecce
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Entrance tickets to the Castel del Monte
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
  • Porterage service in Puglia
  • Visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Castel Del Monte, Alberobello and Matera
  • Visits to Locorotondo and Otranto
  • Sleep in one of the world-famous "Trulli"
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travellers with the most comfortable trip

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • 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 15 participants
  • 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
  • Rome Optional Tours (Ancient Rome & Vatican)
  • Departure transfer in Rome
  • All optional excursions per the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability

Custom Itinerary

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Health & Safety Protocols

Face masks required for travelers
Face masks required for guides
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Itinerary

DAY 1: ROME ARRIVAL

Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure.

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 2: ROME > BARI

After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome train station for a high-speed train journey to Bari.

Arrive in Bari and make your way to your hotel. Meet your tour leader at your hotel in Bari, the main city of Puglia, and from here start your tour to discover this wonderful region. Walk through the charming narrow alleys of the old city center, and admire the highlights of the city. Be amazed by the astonishing view that you can enjoy from the fortress (admission fee for the Castle at your own expense). After the visit, reach Piazza Mercantile where you will see the ancient Column of Justice. Dinner and overnight. Meals: D

Accommodation at The Nicolaus, Bari, or similar

DAY 3: BARI > TRANI > CASTEL DEL MONTE > ALBEROBELLO

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before leaving Bari by coach to reach Trani. Known as the ‘Pearl of Puglia’. Discover its art and monuments, visit the Jewish quarter and the wonderful white stone Cathedral. In the afternoon, reach Castel Del Monte, one of Puglia’s most acclaimed landmarks. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 13th century under Roger the Norman, one of the most enlightened kings in history.

Your journey will continue towards the UNESCO city of Alberobello, famous for its “Trulli”. The town of Alberobello gets its name from the ancient oak forest of “Arboris Belli” (beautiful trees) that once covered the area. It is possible to see these typical buildings all over the Itria Valley. Overnight stay in sleeping in a real “Trullo”. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Trulli Holidays Resort, Alberobello, or similar

DAY 4: ALBEROBELLO > MATERA > ALBEROBELLO

Matera will be the destination for today. After breakfast, the coach will take you to this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit and learn the history of the “Sassi di Matera” (Stones of Matera), caves that have been used as houses for over 9.000 years! Admire the Romanesque Cathedral that overlooks the city, its beautiful “Campanile” and enjoy the amazing view of the “Sassi”. Transfer back to Alberobello in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the “Trullo”. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Trulli Holidays Resort, Alberobello, or similar

DAY 5: ALBEROBELLO > LOCOROTONDO > OSTUNI > LECCE

After breakfast, depart Alberobello by coach and reach Locorotondo. Enjoy some free time to visit this small town that is part of the “white towns” of Puglia. Afterward, board on the coach again and travel to Ostuni, located between the “Trulli” region and Salento, which overlooks the coastal plain rich of ancient olive trees.

Free time at your disposal to explore another “white town” with free time for lunch, shopping, and tasting of several local products like the world’s famous olive oil (all at your own expense). In the late afternoon, get again on board the coach and reach Lecce in the heart of the Salento region. Dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Delle Palme, Lecce, or similar

DAY 6: LECCE > OTRANTO > LECCE

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided visit to the city, learn the history of Lecce. After the visit, depart for Otranto where you will have some free time at your disposal for lunch. Spend the afternoon visiting the wonderful city of Otranto at your pace.

In the early evening, reach Supersano where you will have dinner at the “Masseria le Stanzìe”. Visit this ancient farm, learn about the history and culture of Puglia. See how homemade pasta is made and visit the medieval tombs that are part of the farm. Dinner with typical meals and products from the region. In the night, travel back to Lecce. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Delle Palme, Lecce, or similar

DAY 7: LECCE > ROME

After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the Lecce train station for a high-speed train journey to Rome. Upon arrival, meet your driver for a transfer to your hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 8: ROME

Today enjoy the day at your leisure. You have the option to book a tour of discovering the treasures of Ancient Rome including the Colosseum or a cultural journey to the Vatican. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel St. Martin, Rome, or similar

DAY 9: ROME DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel. Optional private transfers to the airport or train station are available. Arrivederci! Meals: B


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