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Apulia, the Heel of Italy 2021

Apulia, the Heel of Italy 2021


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

This regional affordable Italy vacation begins and ends in Naples. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples provides visitors a wealth of folklore, history, and a rich culture of the ages. After a guided sightseeing tour of the city, you’ll be on your way to the Apulia region – the “heel of the boot” of Italy and one of the favorite holiday destinations of the Italian people due to its breathtaking landscapes and enchanting coastline with turquoise watersYou’ll visit the 13th-century Castel Del Monte on your way to the beautiful port of Bari. Included in your Italy vacation are a number of surprising stops, including the fascinating Castellana Grotte limestone caves, the conical-roofed houses of Alberobello, and Lecce’s baroque architecture. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca with its art nouveau beach huts, and Gallipoli’s underground olive presse, and winding streets above. Your budget Italy experience is never short on great food and drink. Learn about regional wines on your visit to a Primitivo wine cellar in Manduria.Before returning to Naples, enjoy a leisurely stay in Fasano – surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Your affordable Italy tour of the Apulia region of Italy ends where it began – in Naples – where authentic Napoli pizza and espresso await your return!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2: NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI.
Guided sightseeing this morning gives you an introduction to the eventful history of this city and its colorful traditions. Depart Naples and travel into Apulia, the legendary “boot” of Italy. Stop at CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 13th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, and renowned for its unique octagonal shape. Continue to the Adriatic coastline for an orientation of the beautiful port city of Bari.
Today’s Distance: 204 mi/ 328 km (B)

Day 3: BARI–CASTELLANA GROTTE–ALBEROBELLO–LECCE.
Head to Castellana Grotte to visit the famous limestone CAVES. This impressive system is a wonderland of captivating stalactites, stalagmites, and crystallized mineral deposits. Next stop is Alberobello, renowned for its distinct conical-roofed TRULLI houses. Follow the coastline to lovely Lecce, the “Florence of the South".
Today’s Distance: 107 mi/ 173 km (B)

Day 4: LECCE. EXCURSION TO SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA & GALLIPOLI.
On your included excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca, the southernmost tip of Apulia, discover oriental art nouveau villas and beach huts from the early 20th century. On to Gallipoli, an ancient Greek city built on an island in the Ionian Sea. Enjoy the Old Town with its quaint ambiance, winding streets, and inviting squares. Discover FRANTOIO IPOGEO, an underground olive press buried in the tufa rock. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, workers pressed Gallipoli’s olive oil, and used it to light the city’s oil lamps. Return to Lecce. Time to marvel at its opulent Baroque buildings.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km (B,D)

Day 5: LECCE–MANDURIA–OSTUNI–FASANO.
On to Manduria, situated in the wine-growing region. Visit a WINE CELLAR and get to taste some of the typical Primitivo. Next stop is Ostuni, only 42 miles from Greece, but characterized by its flat-roofed, white, Greek-looking town centre. Overnight in Fasano, a peaceful town surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, not far from the Adriatic Sea.
Today’s Distance: 109 mi/ 175 km (B,D)

Day 6: FASANO.
Today is free to do as you like. Maybe join the optional excursion to Matera and Altamura. The impressive “rock city” of Matera is home to the prehistoric sassi cave dwellings, while a guided tour of Altamura reveals the amazing stone-clad city, with free time afterwards to stroll through the Old Town on your own. (B,D)

Day 7: FASANO–NAPLES.
Puglia is famous for its olive trees and, this morning, you’ll visit a traditional OLIVE MILL to taste some genuine olive oil, enjoy a light lunch, and stroll around the groves. Later, travel back to Naples for a chance to treat yourself to a real espresso coffee shot or the most authentic pizza.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km (B,L)

Day 8: NAPLES.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

NAPLES
Guided sightseeing

CASTEL DEL MONTE
Visit

BARI
Orientation

CASTELLANA GROTTE
Visit the limestone caves

ALBEROBELLO
See the Trulli houses

SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA
Orientation drive

GALLIPOLI
Visit Frantoio Ipogeo

LECCE
Visit

MANDURIA
Visit a wine cellar

OSTUNI
Visit

OLIVE MILL
Visit, olive oil tasting and light lunchTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 1 lunch; 4 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$320

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
3.7
Value for Money
4.1

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Ratings based off 9 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Our cosmos tour of Apulia was as I expected... wonderful. The guide was very pleasant and efficient but his language skills need improvement. He was not able to express himself well.

-accomodations were less than satisfactory. 2 hotels did not have airconditioning on.


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