Movie tour following the footsteps of James Bond


a 3-day tour of the iconic locations where the latest 007 was filmed in Matera and Gravina di Puglia

a 3-day tour of the iconic locations where the latest 007 was filmed in Matera and Gravina di Puglia

Did you know that hundreds of films have been shot in Puglia? In this 3-day vacation for movie lovers -and not only- you will be wandering among the movie sets of the latest James Bond 007, "The Passion", "Wonder Woman" and many others.


 

⇒ POPULARITY: 10/10

 

⇒ THIS CINETOUR IS FOR those who love movies, the James Bond saga and who want to discover the original sets they saw and loved in the movies. If you’d rather prefer an organized trip of great quality and depth, if you want to have an unforgettable vacation but don't want to worry about the organization or don't feel like driving, this puglia package vacation is for you. It will please those who want to know, discover, get excited and recharge themselves outdoors while hunting for authentic wonders.

 

⇒ YOU WILL BE EXCITED TO step on the sets in real life. With the help of our expert local guide you will be able to recognize them.  You will find yourself in a cave house admiring the customs and traditions of the past and you will be taken aback by the deep ravines and rock churches that surround them. You will be amazed when you’ll recognize the Roman bridge from which James Bond jumps. On top of your daily discoveries, there will be tastings and samplings.

 

 ⇒ DIFFICULTY: Easy

 

 ⇒ DURATION: 3 days

 

 ⇒ TO BRING IN YOUR SUITCASE: a few essential items, comfortable clothing suitable for the season. During the tours always bring a bottle of water. We can’t wait for you to discover these enchanting places with our local guides. We take care of the rest!

 

 ⇒ WE GUARANTEE you'll spend a vacation full of emotions and you'll know these places much better through a full, authentic and immersive experience. You will be pleasantly surprised by what you will discover and it will definitely fall in love with Puglia on your first visit.


 

⇒ TOUR IN BRIEF: 

 

DAY 1 : Arrival in Bari and transfer to Matera

 

DAY 2 : Tour of Matera and its film locations and Tour of the Murgia Materana.

Many films have been shot in the city of Matera including “La lupa” (1953), “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo” (1964), “Anno uno” (1974), “Cristo si è fermato a Eboli” (1979), “Tre fratelli” (1981), King David (1985), Il sole anche di notte (1990), “Man of the Stars” (1995), “The Passion of the Christ” (2004), “Omen - The Omen” (2006), “Ben-Hur” (2016), Fast as the Wind (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), “Musketeers of the King - The Penultimate Mission” (2018), “Mary Magdalene” (2018) and many more.

 

DAY 3 : Gravina tour of film locations. End of tour in Bari

In Gravina di Puglia many films have been shot in the last 50 years including “C'era una volta” (1967); “Cristo si è fermato ad Eboli” (1979) with Gian Maria Volonté; “Tre fratelli” (1981) with Philippe Noiret, Michele Placido, Vittorio Mezzogiorno; “Qui comincia l'avventura” with Monica Vitti; “Indovina chi sposa mia figlia” with Lino Banfi, “Il viaggio dei Re Magi”, “L'uomo Nero” with Sergio Rubini, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix. as well as Garth Davis' “Mary Magdalene” shot in 2017 and the latest 007 "No time to die."


 

⇒ PRICES PRIVATE TOUR OPTION with free dates (minimum 2 people)

€1600 per person in double room

€1800 per person in single room

 

WHAT DOES THE RATE INCLUDE?

2 nights in 3/4 star hotel in the historic center

Qualified tour guides

Transfers by minivan with driver 

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Dinners and anything not expressly indicated


 

HOW TO BOOK THIS PACKAGE TOUR :

You can book online by selecting the date from the shopping cart and paying a deposit of € 250 upon confirmation. You can then pay the rest of your balance 15 days before departure.

We remind you that this private tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people to a maximum of 8.

 

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can contact us directly to customize the itinerary or request additional services.

 

 

ITINERARY OF THE FILM TOUR FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF JAMES BOND:

 

DAY 1 - MATERA:

Arrival in Bari and transfer to Matera and check-in (hotel Il Palazzotto Residence or similar). 

 

DAY 2 - VISIT OF THE SASSI OF MATERA & THE PARK OF THE ROCK CHURCHES:

Breakfast. At 10:30 am guided tour of the Sassi of Matera, considered one of the most evocative cities of southern Italy. It is a UNESCO site and was awarded the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2019. During the tour, you will see the places where the scenes of some movies were set, such as "The Passion" by Mel Gibson, "Ben Hur" by Timur Bekmabetov, "Wonder Woman" by Petty Jenkins and the lastest "007 - No time do die" by Cari Fukunaga.

You will be mesmerized by the discovery of these houses and churches carved into the rock, where some inhabitants lived until the first half of the 20th century. You will visit the Cathedral, in Apulian Romanesque style. 

Lunch at leisure 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Murgia Materana Park, renowned for their caves once inhabited, ravines and Mediterranean vegetation. You will appreciate the magical landscape and visit some rock churches. Dinner at leisure

 

DAY 3 - GRAVINA IN PUGLIA: 

Breakfast. Guided tour of Gravina in Puglia. During the private tour, you will discover this fascinating "city within a city", with its underground dwellings and alleys made of dens, barns and rock churches. You will see the bridge filmed in the movie "007 - No time to die", with the spectacular scene of James Bond's jump. After the visit, you will stop at a local cheese factory to taste the typical "Pallone di Gravina", a spherical spun paste cheese. Afternoon at leisure.

 

Cinetour on the trail of James Bond: online booking

Guaranteed departure every day, except on the following holidays : 15 August - 25 December - 1 January.

You can book online by selecting the date from the shopping cart or by paying a deposit of €100 upon confirmation. You can pay the rest of the balance 15 days before departure. 

If you choose this second way of booking, please contact us by sending an e-mail or on Whatsapp. Remember that the tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people to a maximum of 7.

 

Cancellation policy 

Free of charge up to 15 days before departure. Penalty of 50% for later cancellations.

 

Film tour in the footsteps of James Bond: why it's worth it

This tour is the perfect synthesis that can bring everyone together: from family to groups of friends. In the three days of visits and experiences you will discover history, art, the natural sets where popular films were shot, the nature of the Murgia Materana during a trekking, scents, flavors and local specialties thanks to our organized tastings. 

 

 What else could you see in the surroundings? Extend your vacation!

In case you would want to extend your stay in Puglia for more than 3 days, you could see many other things and have unique experiences. 

How about another mini-tour in Valle d'Itria or Gargano or take a detour in the magical and now "mythical" Salento? You'll be spoiled for choice. Check out these other puglia package offers and contact us now for more information. We will be more than happy to craft a special package fitting your interests and needs.

 

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