Holidays by train: 7 days to discover Puglia


A bespoke holiday package including specially selected tours, experiences and excursions

A bespoke holiday package including specially selected tours, experiences and excursions

If you want a different, adventurous, economical holiday, full of surprises and activities, then take a look at our offer. Our train itinerary in Puglia allows you to change the order of the experiences, according to your city of arrival and preference.

 

⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR those who have decided to organise a holiday in Puglia by train or for those who plan to arrive at Bari airport and prefer not to rent a car. It’s ideal for those who love to travel by train, because it is more ecological, but without giving up on experiences and locally guided tours that enhance your exploration of Puglia. Traveling by train is itself an adventure to be experienced. Traveling by train is in itself an adventure to be experienced. It can also allow you to meet locals with whom to chat and exchange tips, and advices.

⇒ POPULARITY: 8/10

⇒ YOU WILL BE EXCITED on your adventure, as you explore by train, admiring the diverse landscapes as they flow past the window. You will discover how easy it is to follow all the directions and timetables, thanks to the program that we will provide for you before your departure. It will be exciting to arrive at a different station each time, as you set out to discover and explore your destinations. This adventure trip is inexpensive, safe and without the unforeseen circumstances of a trip organised totally on your own, because we will be there to guide you ...

⇒ DIFFICULTY: average

⇒ DURATION: 6 nights / 7 days

 ⇒ WHAT TO BRING IN YOUR BACKPACK: when traveling by train, the ideal luggage isn’t too heavy and is easy to manoeuvre. Clothing, naturally, should be practical and light (including swimsuit and beach towel, because the opportunity for a dip will always be around the corner). Keep in mind that many stations are very close to the sea, so getting off for a quick swim is easy ... Don’t forget to bring a knack for adventure!

⇒ WE PROMISE YOU that you will be really surprised and satisfied to have had such a fun and special holiday, with so much free time, despite having visited the main cities, with guides and other people.

⇒ TOUR IN BRIEF During the tour we organise your guided tours and your 6 overnight stays, which will be in B&B’s in historic houses, in city centres. We have selected them according to your planning, taking into account your arrival station on the first day. The train holiday package includes guided tours of Bari, Trani, Monopoli, Ostuni, Polignano a mare e Lecce

 ⇒ PRICE

LOW SEASON PRICES (October to March)
 
€ 1200 per person in a double room
€ 1500 per person in a single room
 
 
HIGH SEASON PRICES (from April to September)
 
€ 1350 per person in a double room
€ 1900 per person in a single room
 
The tour is guaranteed on minumum of 2 participants
 
What's included:
  • 6 nights in 3 star hotels or b&b (4 nights Bari, 2 nights in Lecce)
  • Qualified tour guides in Bari, Trani, Monopoli, Lecce
  • Apecar tour in Ostuni
  • Bike-rickshaw tour in Polignano a mre

 

What’s not included:

Dinners, lunches and train tickets to be paid on spot.  Tourist taxes to be paid locally (only in Lecce € 2 per person per day) to be paid on spot. Anything not expressly mentionned.

Extra:

  • Excursion to Matera by minivan with guided tour € 160 per person (min 2 paying)
  • Excursion to Alberobello by minivan with guided tour € 160 per person (min 2 paying)
  • Excursion to Castel del Monte by minivan with guided tour € 85 per person (min 2 paying)
=> BOOKING METHOD
 
Deposit of € 250 with online booking. Balance due 15 days prior to arrival.
 
 
=> CANCELLATION POLICY
 
Free up to 15 days in advance. 50% penalty for subsequent cancellations.
 

TRAIN HOLIDAYS IN PUGLIA: TOUR DEPARTURE FROM BARI

If you arrive in Puglia by plane or train and your first stop is Bari, then your itinerary will start right in heart of the regional capital - the city of “a thousand faces” – with its history spanning from the ancient to the contemporary. In Bari you will appreciate the authenticity of the inhabitants and the charm of an incredibly beautiful city. Your first overnight stay will be right here, in a characteristic B&B in the city. At sunset, there is a guided tour, where, amongst other things, you can taste the Bari focaccia and meet the famous ladies who prepare the orecchiette pasta.

TRAIN HOLIDAYS IN PUGLIA: TOUR DEPARTURE FROM TRANI

If you arrive in Puglia directly by train from the North, then we recommend Trani as a first stop. From 13 June there will be national connections served by the super-fast Italo train, with a stop in Trani, so it would be perfect to start your train tour of Puglia from here. Maybe you could stay one more night in this town which, in addition to the artistic and architectural beauty, in the evening turns into an open-air lounge and where, around the port area, you can enjoy aperitifs, fish dinners and good music in the many clubs.

THIS ITINERARY IS INDICATIVE AND CAN BE MADE-TO-MEASURE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS.

BASED ON YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WE CAN ORGANISE THE VARIOUS STAGES.

In summer we include a beautiful boat expedition as standard, but it you prefer, because maybe you don’t like to sail, we can amend the tour to include other guided tours instead.

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TRAIN HOLIDAYS IN PUGLIA: COMPLETE INDICATIVE ITINERARY :

 

1 DAY: ARRIVAL IN BARI
 
Arrival in Bari overnight in B&B in a structure close to the station
 
 2 DAY: BARI STREET FOOD TOUR
 
Breakfast and street food of Bari Vecchia. Meeting with the local guide at 10.30 in Piazza Federico II di Svevia, in front of the Swabian Castle.
From here our tour will start with an external overview of the great Norman-Swabian castle of the thirteenth century. We will continue entering the maze of white streets to meet the famous ladies of old Bari, at work with orecchiette under the eyes of tourists. Next, we will visit the Cathedral of San Sabino, which was built between the 12th and 13th centuries and immediately after the Basilica of San Nicola, a splendid example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, where Catholic worship meets Orthodox traditions.
During the tour, you will stop at regular intervals to sample some of the city's famous street food specialties, from panzerotto to focaccia, to sgagliozze.
Free afternoon or if you want you can add a half-day excursion to Matera with a supplement.
 
3 DAY: TRANI
 
Breakfast, check out and transfer by regional train to Trani (duration 40 min) Departure for a guided tour of the city, shared with a small group.
Meeting with the guide in Piazza Manfredi at 10.30 and visit of the Swabian Castle (external), internal and external Romanesque Cathedral to continue towards the medieval Jewish quarter, Giudecca, where there are still 2 synagogues. We will end the visit in the picturesque marina. Return by train to Bari.
Free afternoon or, if you wish, you can add a half-day excursion to Castel del Monte with a supplement.
 
4 DAY: POLIGNANO & MONOPOLI
 
Breakfast and check out. Transfer by train to Polignano a mare, the city of Domenico Modugno, Mr Volare. Rickshaw tour to discover the old city. You will admire the Roman and Renaissance traces of the city with the Roman bridge in Lama Monachile and the Marchesale Arch that will allow us to enter the old city. Purgatory Church (external) and first terrace overlooking the sea, followed by the Mother Church of Santa Maria Assunta (external) and the Chapel of Santo Stefano.
 
In the afternoon, transfer by train to Monopoli and meet the guide in Largo Plebiscito, near the church of S. Francesco. From here our journey through the beauties of the small seaside town will begin, admiring the rock church of Santa Maria del Soccorso (morning only) and the Baroque churches such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Madia and the church of Santa Maria del Suffragio (called del Purgatory). Then we will move to the seafront and the outside of the sixteenth-century Castle of Charles V. You will be able to admire numerous facades of ancient buildings, churches and the picturesque port finding ourselves in Piazza Garibaldi and then move on to the small tasting of local products. Return to Bari by train
 
5 DAY: LECCE
 
Breakfast, check out and transfer by train to Lecce, Arrival check in at the B&B in the historic center where you will leave your luggage. Lecce afternoon tour with an appointment in Piazza Sant’Oronzo in front of Caffè Alvino. From here we will start our journey through the beauties of the Baroque of Lecce and the testimonies of the Roman era, admiring the Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the amphitheater and the Roman Theater, the exterior of the Castle of Charles V and numerous facades of ancient buildings.
  
 6 DAY: OSTUNI
 
 In the morning departure by train to reach Ostuni, once you arrive at the station an apecar will be waiting for you to reach the ancient village. Guided tour of the medieval village, with stops and explanation of the various monuments, panoramic terraces, photo stops ...
The Ape Calessino, thanks to its small size, is able to access every corner of the historic center. Return to the station and return to Lecce by train and free afternoon
Free afternoon or if you want you can add a half-day excursion to Alberobello with a supplement.
 
7 DAY: LECCE
 
After breakfast, end of services at 10.00

If you wish to extend your stay, maybe to take a few days by the sea, we can organise a holiday in Salento.

After purchasing this tour, you will be provided with a detailed program, an indication of train times, fares and suggestions for where to dine, have lunch, and finalising when your tour begins.

 

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