ITALIAN FOOD AND COOKING LESSONS

5 Days and 4 Nights - Small Groups Guided Tour

 

In a familiar atmosphere, we will teach you how to prepare typical Apulian dishes with local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy yourself while taking a hands-on cooking class and then discover Puglia with our personalized excursions.
Once you have learned Apulian culinary delights, you will realize that you can't live without them!

Itinerary


Day 1   Arrival in Puglia – Turi
Arrival to Bari or Brindisi airport. You will be met by our Travel Director and you will be transferred from airport to your accommodation with private car.
In the afternoon we will have a relaxing walk through the historical center of  Turi, a little town famous for cherries production.
Welcome dinner based on Apulian food and wine.


Day 2   Cooking lesson 1 – Bari
In the morning your first Apulian cooking experience will begin!
With your Travel Director you will take a little walk in the city center to buy all the ingredients you will need for the cooking class. You will visit the butchers, bakers and farmers which Apulian people buy their ingredients from.
During this hands-on experience, you will learn how to prepare a complete Italian meal. For lunch you will eat your Apulian culinary creations paired with local wine.
In the afternoon we will go to Bari, Puglia's capital city. You will admire the ancient Swabian castle, the waterfront and the famous Basilica of St. Nicholas.
Along Bari’s stylish boulevards and city streets, you can find shops with prestigious and high fashion designers. Bari is ideal for shopping! Free time for yourself and dinner on your own.


Day 3   Cooking Lesson 2  -  Alberobello
After breakfast we will start our second cooking class, where you can learn other traditional Apulian recipes.
After your Italian lunch, we will visit  Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 for its famous Trulli. They are ancient houses with a round shape and conical roof, with pinnacle on the top, only built with dry stones in 13th century. Free time for yourself and dinner on your own.


Day 4   Cooking Lesson 3  -  Polignano a Mare
After breakfast we will start our third cooking class, where you can learn other traditional Apulian recipes.
In the afternoon we will go to Polignano a Mare, a characteristic Mediterranean fishing village that stands on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. We will walk through the historical downtown with its houses and terraces directly overlooking the sea and we will visit one of the most important “Gelateria” in the town. Here you can taste a delicious hand-made ice cream.
Free time for your relaxation and dinner at your leisure.


Day 5   Departure - Transfer to the airport
The Travel Director will provide you with the final hotel check-out and personally escort you to the airport.

Included in this tour:

•  Accommodation: 4 nights breakfast included. We have carefully selected comfortable and typical accommodations, to give to you the best hospitality. We will take care of every detail making your holiday in Puglia unforgettable.
•  3 cooking classes where you can learn how to cook different Italian meals based on Apulian traditional recipes.
•  Meals: 3 lunches and 1 dinner. Beverage included: water, wine and coffee.
•  Hand-made ice cream tasting
•  4 guided sightseeing
•  Transfer: all transfers to and from your accommodation and during the excursion as per itinerary. Transfers to and from the airport.
•  Private driver and car
•  English speaking guide
•  Services of a friendly, experienced English speaking Travel Director who will accompany you during the all tour. 
•  Free apron and cooking utensils. All ingredients for your cooking classes
•  VAT Tax


Not Included

•  Flights from/to your home city.
•  Beverage and meals where not mentioned in itinerary.
•  Extra service in the rooms (pay tv, minibar...)
•  Hotel city tax
•  Optional activities and all personal expenses. All that is not mentioned in the program.
 

 

Price per person starting from Euro 1.190,00
The price is customized based on final accommodation choices, travel dates and other custom preferences.
 

Tour

Tour highligths

  • 5 days/4 nights with daily breakfast included
  • 3 cooking classes
  • 4 guided sightseeing
  • Private driver and car
  • English speaking guide
  • Experienced Travel Director at your arrangement
     

Puglia small group tours


For a more private experience and better quality of services, our small groups are limited to 12 travelers.