8 Days and 7 Nights - Small Groups Guided Tour


This tour is ideal for those who want to make an unforgettable vacation living the Italian lifestyle!
Visiting Puglia with us you will discover the real Made in Italy in all its aspects: art, history, ancient traditions, events, delicious food and excellent wine.
We will personally accompany you through this wonderful experience!


Day 1  Arrival in Puglia – Welcome dinner

Arrival in Puglia region. We suggest to flight to Bari international airport.
Upon request we will arrange for you a private transfer from the airport/train station to your Hotel.
After dropping off your bags at your Hotel, take advantage of a leisure time to rest up.
In the afternoon your local guide will wait you at the reception for the welcome in Puglia and to give you all the information for the tour.
Your Puglia experience begins with a welcome dinner based on traditional local specialties and wine!

Day 2  Matera UNESCO site

In the morning visit of Matera city that was elected the European capital of culture 2019. Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for the Sassi di Matera, an ancient city with houses that have been excavated in the rock and that have been lived since the Paleolithic era. Rupestrian churches, houses, caves, and ancient streets create a unique and suggestive landscape, where Mel Gibson chose to shoot the film, The Passion of the Christ.
Walking tour through the unique Sassi di Matera and visit of a Casa Grotta (ancient cave house) fully furnished as it was in the past.
Lunch at your leisure. Your guide will suggest you local restaurants where to eat authentic and typical dishes. Return to the Hotel.

Day 3  Polignano a Mare – Bari

Today we will visit Polignano a Mare, a characteristic Mediterranean fishing village that stands on a rocky cliff. Guided walking tour through the historical downtown with its houses and terraces directly overlooking the sea and ice cream tasting in a local Gelateria, where you can enjoy an authentic hand-made ice cream. Polignano is famous for its hand crafted ice cream!
Lunch in a local restaurant based on traditional Apulian seafood and wine.
In the afternoon visit of Bari, Puglia's capital city. Walking tour through the old city, the seaport and visit of the famous Basilica of San Nicola which houses the relics of the Bari’s Patron Saint. Along Bari’s stylish boulevards and city streets, you can find shops with prestigious and high fashion designers. Bari is ideal for shopping!
Return to the Hotel.

Day 4  Mozzarella tasting – Alberobello UNESCO site – Locorotondo

In the morning we will visit a local farm famous for the production of Apulian organic cheese. You can taste freshly hand-made excellent Mozzarella and other Apulian cheeses!
Then enjoy unique sightseeing of Alberobello “the capital of Trulli houses”, a UNESCO Site. Trulli are ancient 14th century stone houses with a round shape and a conical roof. Guided walking tour along the Trulli district “Rione Monti” and visit to St Anthony’s Church, the unique trullo church in the world.
Lunch in a local restaurant with Apulian food paired with local wine.
In the afternoon visit of Locorotondo, the old town layout follows a circular plan, with narrow and concentric arranged streets lined with whitewashed houses called Cummerse. Return to the Hotel.

Day 5  Ostuni – Extra virgin olive oil experience in Masseria

In the morning visit of Ostuni, best known as the “white city”, for its historical downtown houses completely white painted. Walking tour along the ancient walls, where some of the most picturesque spots are visible. Then we will move to the Apulian countryside and visit a beautiful and elegant Masseria of 1600 who produces organic extra-virgin olive oil, organic vegetables and fruits. Extra virgin olive oil tasting where we will explain you how to recognize a real Extra Virgin Olive Oil and which are its health benefits. Lunch based on organic food and extra virgin olive oil. Return to the Hotel.

Day 6  Otranto – Apulian wine tasting

In the morning after your check-out, we will move to Salento area, the South part of Puglia region and we will visit Otranto, the highest point in eastern Italy. It is full of interesting sights to visit while wandering through the town’s maze of narrow streets and passages. Walking through the historical downtown you can admire the ancient cathedral and the medieval castle. Lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon we will visit a local winery with tasting of different varieties of Apulian wines: white, rosè and the red. Check-in at your Hotel in Lecce city.

Day 7  Lecce “the Florence of the Southern Italy”

Today we will visit Lecce, the main city of the Salento area. The superb beauty of its churches and elegant noble buildings attracts a great number of visitors, because this city is the capital of the Baroque art in the South. For this reason, Lecce is called “the Florence of the Southern Italy”.
Guided walking tour through the historical center with the Duomo of Lecce, the 2nd century Roman amphitheater and the beautiful Basilica of Santa Croce. Lecce is also famous for the cartapesta (papier-mâché art). Enjoy yourself walking in the historical downtown of Lecce and discover the papier-mâché workshops where artisans create hand-made statues and puppets with the same techniques as in the past!
In the evening Arrivederci Dinner based on traditional Italian dishes and wine.

Day 8  Departure

After breakfast your guide will provide you with details about your Hotel check-out.
Upon request we can arrange for you private transfer to the airport/train station.

Included in this tour:

•    4 star Boutique Hotel in Bari area: 5 nights with breakfast included.
•    4 star Boutique Hotel in Lecce city: 2 nights with breakfast included.
•    Meals: 3 lunches and 2 dinners with typical Apulian dishes. Meals include 3 courses and beverages: wine, water and coffee.
Sample authentic regional specialties during select meals at featured local restaurants.
•    Mozzarella and Apulian cheeses tasting in local farm
•    Extra virgin olive oil tasting
•    Wine tasting in Apulian winery
•    Hand-made ice cream tasting
•    8 guided sightseeing with English speaking guide
•    Transfers
during the excursion as per itinerary with private driver and air conditioning BUS.
•    Services of a friendly experienced English speaking Travel Director who will remain at your disposal during the all tour.
•    Admission tickets for all visiting sites as per itinerary
•    VAT Tax

Not included:

•    Airfare
•    Transfers between the arrival/departure airports
•    Meals and beverage not mentioned in itinerary
•    Extra services in the rooms (pay tv, minibar etc…)
•    Hotel city tax
•    Optional activities and all personal expenses. All that is not mentioned in the program.

Departing Finishing Price per person
in double/twin room (*)
Single room supplement  
June 13, 2020 June 20, 2020 Euro 1.950 Euro 350 Book now
June 20, 2020 June 27, 2020 Euro 1.950 Euro 350 Book now
July 4, 2020 July 11, 2020 Euro 2.390 Euro 500 Book now
July 18, 2020 July 25, 2020 Euro 2.390 Euro 500 Book now
August 1, 2020 August 8, 2020 Euro 2.390 Euro 500 Book now
September 12, 2020 September 19, 2020 Euro 1.950 Euro 350 Book now
October 10, 2020 October 17, 2020 Euro 1.950 Euro 350 Book now
October 17, 2020 October 24, 2020 Euro 1.950 Euro 350 Book now
November 2, 2020 November 9, 2020 Euro 1.790 Euro 250 Book now

(*) Solo travelers who choose this option will be allocated a room with someone of the same gender.

The tour is guaranteed to depart when there are minimum 2 travelers confirmed.

The tour is available all year long. It is also possible to organize the tour during other weeks not mentioned here. It is also possible to customize this tour according to your wishes.
Please let us know your request and we will create a tailor-made proposal for you!


Tour highligths

  • 7 nights in carefully selected 4 star Hotel
  • Sample typical regional specialties during select meals at featured local restaurants - away from mass tourism.
  • A selection of unique excursions and experiences with English speaking local guide.
  • Wine tasting; Extra-virgin Olive Oil tasting; Mozzarella tasting and handcrafted ice-cream tasting directly to the places where these products are made by local people.
  • Transfers with private driver and air conditioning BUS.

Puglia small group tours

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