Private tour for couples and small groups, with tourist guides and private transfers
If you want to visit the most fascinating places of Puglia and Matera with exclusive services for you, this private tour is what you are looking for. Private transfers with driver, local tour guides and many other unique experiences reserved for you.
DAY 1 - LECCE:
Independent arrival in Lecce and check-in at Hotel Dimora dei Celestini (or similar). Dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2 - LUNCH IN MASSERIA - OTRANTO:
After breakfast, the guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel to visit Lecce, an elegant and refined city rich in art and history. You will visit churches and palaces in Baroque style, which here takes a local connotation: the "Baroque of Lecce".
Subsequently private transfer with driver to a typical old "farm" for lunch (3 courses).
After lunch transfer to Otranto, the easternmost city of Puglia and one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, to visit the characteristic historic center and the Romanesque cathedral with its beautiful mosaic.
Return to Lecce. Free dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 - OSTUNI-MARTINA FRANCA-LOCOROTONDO:
After breakfast, check-out and meeting with the driver in the hotel lobby. Private transfer to Ostuni, the white city. A local tour guide will be waiting to show you this picturesque village. You will continue towards Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, nestled in the beautiful Valle d'Itria.
Light lunch with local products such as the typical "capocollo" ham.
After lunch, transfer to Martina Franca to discover its beautiful historic center. Finally we will reach Monopoli, a characteristic seaside village.
Check-in at Hotel Palazzo Indelli (or similar). Free dinner
DAY 4 - ALBEROBELLO - COOKING CLASS:
After breakfast you will meet the driver and guide who will take you to discover Alberobello. During the guided walking tour you will admire the rural architecture of the "trulli" and you will have the opportunity to enter one of them and see how the peasant families lived.
Later private transfer to a typical farm for a cooking class with light lunch included.
Return to Monopoly. Free dinner
DAY 5 - POLIGNANO A MARE - WINE TOUR:
Breakfast and Check-out. Departure to Polignano a mare with private transfer. A guide will take you to the discovery of Polignano, a splendid town overlooking the sea, that gave birth to the singer Domenico Modugno. A pleasant guided walk will lead you to discover this authentic jewel on the sea, its panoramic terraces, its alleys in bloom and its history.
Later transfer to the winery with visit and tasting of 3 local wines and typical products.
In the afternoon we will reach Trani. Check-in at Palazzo Paciotti boutique hotel (or similar). Walking tour at the sunset in the historic center with its majestic cathedral on the sea, its Swabian castle and the historic center, where the ancient Jewish quarter "La Giudecca" is located with 2 synagogues from the 12th century. Free dinner
DAY 6 - CASTEL DEL MONTE - EVO OIL TASTING - MATERA:
After breakfast you will meet the driver and guide who will accompany you with a private transfer to Castel del Monte, a UNESCO site since 1996. This medieval castle is considered one of the most fascinating in southern Italy due to its particular shape and history.
At the end you will taste the local extra virgin olive oil, rich in polyphenols and precious organoleptic properties.
After a short break you will cross the territories of the Murgia to reach Matera, an important Unesco site and European Capital of Culture 2019. You will immerse yourself in the history and landscapes of a timeless city with a local guide who will lead you to discover the two ancient quarters excavated in the rock, where the inhabitants lived until the beginning of the 20th century.
Transfer to Bari where you will spend the last night at the Palace Hotel in Bari (or similar)
DAY 7 - BARI STREET FOOD:
Breakfast and departure for the guided tour of Bari with tasty stops to taste the local street food.
You will leave from the Castello Svevo and continue through the alleys of the ancient village called "Bari vecchia". Here you will meet the ladies, preparing the fresh handmade pasta, the typical "orecchiette". You will taste the sgagliozze, squares of fried polenta and the typical focaccia with tomato. You will visit the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola, a splendid example of Apulian Romanesque. End of services
- Departure guaranteed every day, on a minimum of 2 participants
- Booking 45 days in advance
- Private transfers by minivan with driver
- Certified tour guides
- Available languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, German)
- 6 nights in city center hotels (2 in Lecce, 2 Monopoli, 1 Trani, 1 Bari)
- 5 lunches and 1 dinner
- private transport included in the itinerary
- Guided tours to: Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, Trani, Matera, Bari, Castel del Monte
- 1 typical cooking lesson
- 1 wine tour
- 1 olive oil tasting
- entrance ticket: Castel del Monte, Matera, Churches of Lecce
- City tax where applicable (€ 1.50 / 2.00 per person per night