3-day food and wine Puglia package tour | Castel del Monte area
Travel to Puglia Italy along a gastronomic route between Trani and Castel del Monte
Travel to Puglia Italy along a gastronomic route between Trani and Castel del Monte
Enogastronomic tourism is a different way to get to know the Apulia Italian region, through the tasting of typical products and the story of local producers. Thanks to our Puglia package holiday, you will also marvel at the historical and artistic beauties of Apulian cities. A journey through flavors, scents, and architectural masterpieces in just 3 days in Puglia. Are you still thinking about it? There is no reason to wait, visit Puglia Italy with our team of expert English speaking guides!
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⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR those who want to further explore Puglia’s rich and stunning land, who want to discover why some gastronomic products are also famous abroad. This tour is designed for those who want to combine a food and wine itinerary, with tours rich in art, architecture and history.
⇒ YOU WILL BE THRILLED to hear about food and wine producers' passion for their land and products. In addition, your Puglia trip will take you to two of Puglia’s architectural treasures - Castel del Monte and the Cathedral of Trani. Both monuments are true testaments of Apulia’s finest craftsmanship.
⇒ DIFFICULTY: Easy
⇒ TIME: 3 days / 2 nights
⇒ WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK: a camera to capture sunsets, monuments, historic villages and landscapes so you never forget the beauty of those moments. We would suggest that you bring a half empty luggage because you might not be able to resist buying typical Apulian products and souvenirs!
⇒ WE PROMISE that your eyes will be filled with all the wonders seen and that you will get to know the real taste of Apulia in Italy. During your next Puglia vacation, you will be pampered and guided so you can relax and focus on enjoying every moment. We strive to make your next Puglia trip memorable.
⇒ TOUR IN BRIEF: You will stay two nights in a historic residence in Trani. You will visit Trani, Castel del Monte and Bisceglie with a local English speaking tour guide. You will taste the extra virgin olive oil directly in olive mill factory, the Andria burrata in a dairy shop, the sweet "Moscato" wine in a local winery and the "tenerelli" sugared almonds. Our Puglia package holiday is an exceptional multisensory experience.
SPECIAL OFFER HOLIDAY IN PUGLIA + EXPERIENCES 2022 - 2023
PRICES PER PERSON PRIVATE TOUR (min 2 people)
This option includes a two-night stay with breakfast, private guided tours and transfers by car with driver as mentioned in the program.
€1700 per person in double room
€1800 per person in single room
*Quotations for groups on request at firstname.lastname@example.org
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⇒ WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PUGLIA TRIP?
2 nights in 3/4 star hotel in the city center
Qualified tour guides
Transfers by minivan with driver
Tastings as per program
1 gourmet dinner
METHOD OF BOOKING:
You can book online by selecting the date on the cart and paying a deposit of 250€ when you book the tour. The remaining amount will have to be paid 15 days before departure. For this type of booking contact us by sending an e-mail or on Whatsapp
The tour can be cancelled free of charge 15 days before departure. After this time there will be a 50% cancellation fee.
Discount of 50% for kids from 6 to 17 years old. Free for children under 6 years old.
⇒ 3-day food and wine Puglia package holiday: complete program
Day 1 Trani (overnight in Trani)
Arrival in Trani. Check in and tour at sunset starting with Trani’s splendid Romanesque Cathedral by the sea, passing through the Giudecca up until the harbor. Aperitif / light dinner consisting of a sandwich with octopus, a typical Apulian seaside town delicacy paired with a glass moscato, i.e. the emblematic white wine of Trani. (vegetarian options available)
Day 2 Castel del Monte and food and wine tour in Andria (overnight in Trani)
After breakfast, transfer to Andria to start the tour on a sweet note at the confectionery museum, where you‘ll discover the tradition of the “tenerelli”. The visit will be followed by a stroll in the medieval historical centre and the exploration of the Cathedral. Afterwards, you will resume with the food and wine tour, tasting the famous Burrata di Andria. There will also be a visit to an oil mill, to taste the oil of the "Coratina cultivar" variety typical of this area. Then you will go to Castel del Monte for a guided tour of the imposing octagonal castle built by Frederick II of Swabia. Duration of 6 hours.
Day 3 Bisceglie
After breakfast, stop in a famous winery in Trani where you can visit vineyards and taste the typical "Moscato" wine combined with a tasting. Duration of 2 hours.
After this, unfortunately, the food tour ends and services terminate.
Apulia food and wine tour in 3 days: how to reach Trani?
If you are driving, it’s easy to reach Trani on the S.S. 16 BIS. If you do not have a car, you can arrive in Trani comfortably by train, or if you are arriving by plane, we can organise a taxi transfer from Bari airport to Trani - a small fee will be applied.
Apulia food and wine tour in 3 days: why is Imperial Puglia so important?
In this territory there are cities that still seem to bow to the imperial symbol called Castel del Monte, the wonderful “manor” built for Frederick II, whose legacy lives on to this day. The great emperor who had the dream of a great empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and who left a remaining symbol of his ambition; Castel del Monte.
Apulia food and wine tour in 3 days: what are the typical Apulian local products that you will taste?
On our gourmet guided tour, you will have the opportunity to taste many gastronomic delicacies of our territory such as: the fragrant oil of the "cultivar coratina" variety, with its unmistakable spiciness given by the freshness of the pressing, the colourful and sweet " tenerelli " almonds born at the end of the nineteenth century from the imagination of an Andriese family.
Do not miss the queen of dairy products, the Burrata, with a heart of cream, which will make you dizzy.
There will also be the famous “Sigh (sospiro) of Bisceglie”, a typical sweet with a soft and light consistency that came out of a bond between nuns and noblewomen.
Unmissable, as always throughout the Apulian territory, is the famous octopus sandwich. An explosion of seafood flavors!
Apulia food and wine tour in 3 days: online booking of visits
To book the 3-day food and wine Puglia package tour - a journey to imperial Puglia between Trani and Castel del Monte, you simply need to use the online booking system, selecting the dates you prefer. Before departure, you will receive the complete program and the references of the guides.
There are no additional costs on the guided tour.
You can decide whether to add excursions and experiences to extend your stay in Apulia in Italy. For example, if you are heading south, we recommend the Trulli & Mare packages or the mini tour in Salento. Continue to browse our site to get ideas on your next Puglia vacation. It will be love at first visit!
Apulia food and wine tour in 3 days: what to see in the surroundings
To extend your travel to Puglia Italy, we recommend a stop in Barletta, the city of the "challenge". You could also take advantage of an English speaking Puglia guide around the historic centres of Ruvo di Puglia and Bitonto or head south to admire the coast of Molfetta and Giovinazzo... On the way back, don't miss the folkloristic Bari and its focaccia at the foot of the Basilica of San Nicola, the patron saint of the city.
Visit Puglia Italy: things to know before traveling
Is Apulia and Puglia the same?
These two terms refer to the same region in the South of Italy, Puglia.
Apulia is the former latin name given to the region, still used by English speakers. Nowadays, Italians use the term Puglia to refer to this Southern region.
Where is Apulia located?
Apulia is located in the South East of Italy, on the Adriatic sea, in the heel of the boot. Its capital is Bari. Puglia has an area of 19 223 sq km (7422 sq miles) and it is subdivided in 6 administrative districts ; the metropolitan area of the city of Bari (capital city), the provinces of Foggia, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Taranto, Brindisi, Lecce.
What is Apulia known for?
Throughout the region of Apulia in Italy, there are so many beautiful sites and picturesque locations to choose from, so the must-see list can be quite long. Nevertheless, here is a non-exhaustive overview of what Puglia is known for and what your next visit in Puglia Italy holidays could entail; its mesmerizing architecture (the sassi of Matera, the trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte, the myriads of historic centres), its delicious gastronomy (orecchiette, burrata, primitivo wine…), its beautiful landscapes (the Salento coast with its crystal clear water, lush hills filled with centuries-old olive trees, untouched and preserved forests).
Is Apulia safe for tourists? Is it worth going to Puglia?
Puglia is definitely a safe destination. However, we wish to give you some common sense suggestions that can be valid for any destination. If you visit a city, park your car near the historic center.
Also look out for parking spaces with blue stripes, these spots have a parking fee. In order to avoid fines, make sure you pay the parking meter.
At night, it is preferable to leave your car in a monitored-parking. Usually, the personnel of your accommodation or hotel will advise you where to park.
If you go to unsupervised beaches, make sure not to leave any personal belongings in sight.
Is Puglia a good family holiday destination?
Yes, Puglia is a destination for families. There are many activities to do with children, from boat tours to city tours, bike tours, apecar or rickshaw tours. Your whole family will enjoy visiting the zoo of Fasano, but also farms with animals and taking part in cooking lessons.
In addition, Puglia has beautiful beaches and also nature and wildlife reserves where you can do trekking and bird watching.
What is the best time to visit Puglia?
The best time to visit Puglia is undoubtedly spring and autumn, when temperatures are mild and there are fewer people. In the summertime, the months of June and September are preferable, because July and August are the most crowded since Italians themselves are on vacation.
If you have no choice and you can only travel in the months of July and August, here are some suggestions: if you want to stay on the beach, we recommend that you go early (maybe at dawn, why not?), as after 11 am the beaches start to be very busy. In the hottest hours of the day from 1pm to 4pm, a good idea would be to visit a monument, a park, a winery, an oil mill or a farm. In the early afternoon, a nap is also a good idea, that is what the Apulians do!
In the warmer months, the best time to visit a city is at sunset. Another option would be to go to the beach and maybe have an aperitivo while the sun goes down.
In reality, Puglia can be visited all year round.
Winter is mild and sunny. The Christmas period is cheerful and festive - living nativity scenes, Christmas markets, and artist lights that brighten historical centres.
How is the weather in Puglia?
Puglia enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The rains are scarce and are concentrated mostly in Autumn and Winter, hence the name of A-pluvia (without rain).
The coldest months are January and February but temperatures rarely drop below 32°F (0°C).
Occasionally, it snows in the hilly and mountainous areas (Gargano area and north of Bari). With the onset of spring, temperatures get warmer, even reaching 77 °F (25 °C) at times. June, July and August are the hottest months.
On some days, peaks of 104°F (40°C) are reached. September and October are very pleasant months, with temperatures ranging between 64°F (18°C) and 81°F (27°C). Autumn is one of those seasons when, at certain times you can go to the beach, and at others you need a jacket for the evenings are cooler. During the Christmas period it is colder but still pretty mild.
How many days do you need in Puglia?
To visit Puglia in Italy, we recommend at least two weeks of vacation, as it is one of the longest regions in Italy with 800 km of coastline. Puglia has landscapes and places that are also very different from one another. A local historian defined it as a small continent, where you can find mountains, hills, villages, cities of art, sea, lakes, nature reserves, caves, castles and cathedrals.
In case you can not afford to spend two weeks, a 6 or 7 day duration is still a decent amount of time that will allow you to visit the main must-see locations. Puglia is a destination that can be easily combined with other Italian regions. On a tighter schedule, you can opt for mini tours which will narrow down specific areas of Puglia, such as Unesco sites.
How far is Puglia from Rome?
Puglia is located 358 km from Rome. From there, you can reach the capital of Puglia, Bari by train, bus, plane, or by car. By train, there is a high speed line connecting Rome to Bari and other Apulian cities. Taking a Frecce from Rome to Bari, the journey will take you about 4 hours.
By bus, it is the cheapest option but also the longest, approximately 6/7 hours of travel.
By plane, you can take a direct flight that usually lasts an hour.
If you have a car, it will take you approximately 5 hours, depending on traffic.