Apulia & Matera, affordable UNESCO sites
Package price per person, 5 days from € 299,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
In just a few years, Puglia has gone from being a destination that hardly anyone knew to one of the most popular regions in southern Italy. This quantum leap is due to the grand qualities of the various tourist facilities on offer: excellent hotels, fine food and wine, beautiful locations with their intact historical centers, natural beauties scattered throughout the region. And last but not least, the extraordinary welcome offered by the people of Puglia.
- 4 Nights B&B in a 4* hotel in Cisternino
- Welcome drink
- 2 Dinners in the hotel
- Farewell dinner in hotel with pizza menu and live folk music entertainment
- Transfer on day of arrival and departure in bus from Bari or Brindisi airport
- Assistant from airport
- 2 Full day excursions with guide and local bus
- Alberobello, Polignano a mare and Castellana
- Matera and Martina Franca
- 1 Half day excursion with guide and local buses in Bari
- 2 lunches in a restaurant Alberobello and in a country hotel Bari area
- Special dinner in a butcher’s shop Cisternino
Day 1 Arrival in Puglia, settling in to hotel in Cisternino. Welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 2 After breakfast, departure for Alberobello, with its Trulli lined up on the hillside, which make it the only landscape of its kind in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buffet lunch in a trullo with local specialties. In the afternoon, visit to the Castellana caves, an impressive system of underground caverns spanning 3 kilometers. On the way back, stop in the beautiful town of Polignano a Mare to savor an exquisite, unmissable mulberry-flavoured ice-cream. Dinner in the hotel and overnight accommodation
Day 3 After breakfast, departure on an excursion to Basilicata with a view of Matera, the city of the “Stones” recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site due to become European Capital City of Culture in 2019. This is followed by a visit to Martina Franca and its characteristic historical center with its white alleyways, noble buildings and majestic Baroque churches. Dinner in a typical butcher’s shop in Cisternino: the butcher’s shop restaurants of this city are a well-known tradition throughout the south of Italy for the goodness of their meat! Return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight accommodation.
Day 4 After breakfast, departure on a guided tour of the city of Bari. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, it is an open door to the nearby East with the old city protected by the Svevo Castle. Lunch in a typical estate where a cheese-maker will demonstrate how mozzarella is produced and allow you to taste it while it is still warm. In the afternoon, return to the hotel for the goodbye dinner with various starters, pizzas and desserts… all accompanied by the music and good cheer of a folk group. Overnight accommodation.
Day 5 After breakfast, departure for the return journey.