Castel del Monte, Alberobello and Matera: three wonders in one single organized trip
In 3 days you can visit the 3 most beautiful UNESCO sites of Southern Italy in one single tour, organized also with departure and return from Bari
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⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR: those who prefer an organized high-quality trip with in-depth look at the sights. People who want to have an unforgettable vacation but don't want to worry about organizing the details or even driving. Suitable for those who want to know, discover, get excited and recharge in the open air while seeking authentic wonders.
⇒ YOU WILL BE THRILLED: to be in the heart of the Sassi district. You'll be enchanted by the beauty of Matera at sunset. You will be entranced by the fairytale city of Alberobello. You can relax by spending a whole day between Trani and Castel del Monte and you'll be satisfied by a delectable lunch offered in a typical Apulian farmhouse.
⇒ DIFFICULTY: Easy
⇒ TIME: 3 days
⇒ WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK: Bare essentials like comfortable clothing, suitable for the season. During the tour, always carry a bottle of water with you and bring your desire to discover these enchanting places, thanks to the knowledge of local guides. We will take care of the rest!
⇒ WE PROMISE that you will spend a holiday full of emotions and get to know these places much better through a fully authentic hands-on experience. You will be pleasantly surprised by what you will discover and it will be love at first.....visit
€540 per person in a double room
€640 per person in a single room.
Reduced by 50% for youth from 6 to 17 years. Free for children under 6.
Includes: 2 nights with breakfast in a hotel located in the heart of Matera. Transfer to minivan, local tour guides in Matera, Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Trani, 1 light lunch in a typical farmhouse
⇒ HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the 3 UNESCO sites: Matera, Alberobello and Castel del Monte. Spend a day in the beautiful seaside town of Trani. Stay in a typical Sassi district hotel in the heart of the ancient neighbourhood.
3-day organized tour in the UNESCO sites Puglia and Matera: why it's worth it
These 3 very important UNESCO sites in Southern Italy are not very well connected by public transport so if you don't have a car, it's hard to visit them in a few short days.
Furthermore, being one of the most popular locations, it is necessary to organize it in advance details like where to park your car, which roads to take, what to see in Matera, what to see in Alberobello, etc. We make it easy for you by organizing everything, from the hotel to the transfer service from Bari to the tour guides. This is the only way to spend these three days of vacation between Puglia and Basilicata without any worries.
How long does it take to visit Matera, Alberobello and Castel del Monte?
3 days will be enough for an organized trip with a complete tour, which will allow you to really get to know the Città dei Sassi, the capital of the trulli and the splendid octagonal manor or castle built by Frederick II of Swabia. In addition, you will also visit a splendid seaside resort, the city of Trani, also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic for its magnificent location on the Adriatic Sea.
Organized tour of the UNESCO sites of Puglia and Matera: online booking
This tour is available all year-round by booking at least 15 days before departure. If you need to book last minute, contact us immediately and we will do everything we can to guarantee your spot on the tour.
What else could you see around?
If you want to extend your stay in Puglia for more than three days, you could see many other things and have unique experiences. How about another mini-tour in the Itria Valley or on the Gargano? Or take a detour into the magical and now "mythical" Salento? Your choices are infinite. Look at these tours available and contact us now for more information and we can customize a tour specific to your needs.
Day 1 - Bari and Matera at sunset
Arrival in Bari. The driver will pick you up at your arrival point in Bari (train station, airport or aother point you wish to meet in the city) to transfer you to Matera, the city of Sassi. Hotel check-in and tour of Matera. You will visit the city of stones at sunset in the company of an expert guide. Matera is considered one of the most evocative places in southern Italy. It was declared a UNESCO site in 1993 and the Italian seat of the European Capital of Culture in 2019. The visit with an authorized local guide will take you to discover the history of a city carved into the rock, where residents still lived until mid-20th century. The itinerary includes a visit to a cave house and an ancient church. A truly unique and picturesque experience.
Day 2 - Trani and Castel del Monte with light lunch at the farmhouse
After breakfast, a minivan will accompany you to Trani, the Pearl of the Adriatic, where you will visit the majestic cathedral on the sea and stroll through the alleys of the Jewish quarter while being enchanted by the blue of the sea that almost merges with the blue of the sky. For lunch we will head to a typical farmhouse located in the heart of the Alta Murgia Park for a light meal and some relaxation surrounded by nature.
Then we will head towards Castel del Monte, one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in southern Italy designed by Frederick II of Swabia. A professional tour guide will retrace the history of the monument, a UNESCO site since 1996, following the various interpretations on its probable function, the stories are enriched with anecdotes about the life of the Emperor, defined as "Stupor Mundi". We will return to Matera in the afternoon to spend the evening as you wish.
Day 3 - Alberobello
Breakfast and then meet up with the driver and guide who will take you by minivan from Matera to Alberobello, a must-visit destination on your journey between Puglia and Basilicata. In fact, Alberobello, a UNESCO site since 1996, has a fairytale charm like no other place, thanks to the concentration of trulli, an important example of rural architecture that still survives today. The local guide will also show you the panoramic view of Rione Aia Piccola with its endless expanse of conical roofs. Transfer to Bari for the departure.
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Services included in the tour
Multilingual tour guide