An all-inclusive package holiday in the authentic and historical Apulia in Italy
Thanks to our all-inclusive Puglia package tour, discover one of the most beautiful and rich areas of the Apulia Italian region. Come along with us on this dolce vita adventure filled with surprises and excitement.
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⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR those who want to visit Imperial Puglia and Gargano’s main sites of interest. Our Puglia package holiday will take you on a journey by the sea, visiting sacred places, castles and cathedrals alongside one of our best professional Puglia tour guides.
We will introduce you to Vieste, Peschici, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant'angelo, Trani, Castel del Monte, Bari and one of the largest salt pans in Europe at Margherita di Savoia.
⇒ YOU WILL GET EXCITED admiring the famous monolith Pizzomunno in Vieste and many other mountainous attractions of this part of Puglia Italy. You will discover the best of what small and picturesque villages have to offer - history, craftsmanship, architecture...
It will be an immersive journey that will allow you to experience the Apulia Italian region in a unique and authentic way thanks to our highly skilled local Puglia guide.
⇒ WE PROMISE you will not have anything to worry about during your Puglia trip, we will take care of every aspect of your holiday. So you can focus on enjoying your Puglia vacation. We make sure you can visit Puglia Italy worry-free.Thanks to our expert local guides you will learn about history, legends, and you will have exclusive access to every sites’ curiosities. We strive to be your best Puglia travel guide.
⇒ WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK: for this Puglia holiday you just need to bring with you comfortable clothes suitable for the season and most definitely a great camera or mobile phone to capture all the surrounding beauties. And of course a knack for adventure so you can take the most of your trip to Puglia Italy.
SPECIAL OFFER HOLIDAY IN PUGLIA + PRIVATE TOURS AND EXPERIENCES 2021 - 2022
⇒ PRICE (from 2 to 8 people)
LOW SEASON PRICES (October to March)
€ 1900 per person in a double room
€ 2200 per person in a single room
HIGH SEASON PRICES (from April to September)
€ 2500 per person in a double room
€ 2800 per person in a single room
Discounted rates for groups on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
METHOD OF BOOKING:
You can book online by selecting the date on the cart or you have the option of 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.
Our 5 days in Puglia package tour in the Puglia Imperiale and Gargano includes :
- 4 nights in a 3/4 stars hotel well located and top-rated (1 night in Bari and 3 nights in Margherita di Savoia)
- Transportation with chauffeur for the entire duration of your stay
- Expert tour guides in Bari, Vieste, Peschici, Trani, Castel del Monte, San Giovanni Rotondo, Monte Sant'angelo, Saline di Margherita
- Entrances fees to monuments
Dinners are not included.
The excursion to the Tremiti Islands in the high season and the overnight stay are not included.
⇒ 5-DAY PUGLIA PACKAGE TOUR IN A NUTSHELL: This 5-day Puglia package holiday in Gargano and Valle d'Itria starts and ends in Bari, the region’s Capital where most air and rail connections are concentrated. From Bari, we will travel by bus to visit all points of interest in the company of one of our highly qualified local tour guides. You will make discoveries that you wouldn’t have been able to do on your own. In just a few days, you will have a one-of-a-kind immersive travel experience among the most beautiful places of northern Apulia in Italy.
Our 5 days in Puglia package tour in the Puglia Imperiale and Gargano program
Indipendent arrival in Bari. Check in hotel in the city center.
Day 2 CASTEL DEL MONTE/TRANI/ SALINE
Breakfast and departure for Castel del Monte, one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in southern Italy designed by Frederick II of Swabia.
The guided tour with a professional tour guide will retrace the history of the monument, a UNESCO site since 1996, following the various interpretations on its probable function and enriched with anecdotes on the life of the Emperor defined as "Stupor Mundi".
In the afternoon stop in Trani to admire the splendid Cathedral on the sea, the port and the ancient Jewish quarter.
Observing the slow life of this seaside city will be one of the most beautiful moments you will experience on this tour.
Arrival in Margherita di Savoia admiring the colors of the sunset and the panorama of the salt pans among the largest in Europe. Check in the hotel and free evening
Day 3 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO/MONTE SANT'ANGELO
Breakfast and departure for San Giovanni Rotondo. It begins with a visit to the ancient Church of the Capuchins of 1540 and then continues in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie wanted in 1959 by the same Father to welcome the faithful to the celebrations, which have now become many and too many for the small and ancient previous church. We will continue changing dimensions and catapulting ourselves into the Church of San Pio inaugurated in 2004 and designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano. It will end with the intimate places of the Saint from Pietralcina with the Capuchin Convent.
In the afternoon stop in Monte Sant'Angelo and walk in the ancient village with its medieval core and its intricate streets, to get to the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo and its cave, 7th century. AD, a treasure trove of art and culture unique of its kind. Walking we arrive at the Junno district and its agglomeration of medieval churches and Byzantine paintings unique for their beauty, such as the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the improperly called tomb of "Rotari", the Baptistery of San Giovanni in the nearby church of San.Pietro.
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Day 4 VIESTE/PESCHICI
Breakfast and departure for Vieste, the capital of the Gargano. Guided tour of the ancient medieval village with its maze of irregular alleys, terraced houses characterized by small balconies or galleries in the elevation. Walk to get to the 11th century cathedral. named after S. Maria Assunta and listen to the history of the rock called "Chianca Amara" following the sacking by the Saracens and continue with the panoramic points and admire the symbol of the city, the "Pizzomunno" stack.
In the afternoon stop to Peschici, the ideal place to admire suggestive sunrises and sunsets over the sea, very rare events for a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast. Its coastline presents the typical "trabucchi", ancient examples of marine architecture. The guided tour in its historic center will lead us to discover the towers, the Byzantine castle and the Abbey of Santa Maria di Kàlena.
DAY 5 BARI
Breakfast and departure for Bari. Tour of the old city in the company of a local guide. You will visit the exteriors of the Swabian castle. You will walk along the "orecchiette" street until you reach the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola. You will taste the specialties of Bari street food: from focaccia to sgagliozze to "sporcamuss"
5-day Puglia package tour in the Puglia Imperiale and Gargano: how is your Puglia trip organized
We have planned an overnight stay in Bari for it is conveniently situated and it is a good starting point for your Puglia vacation.
You will spend the next 3 nights in Margherita di Savoia, the city of salt and thermal baths located in the province of BAT (Barletta-Andria-Trani) in an optimal position, midway between Gargano and imperial Puglia where castles and cathedrals abound.
In Margherita di Savoia, there is also one of the largest Saline in Europe. The wetland is a unique and characteristic must-see landscape.
Margherita di Savoia is also a Blue Flag locality and has a wide ironsand coast. The numerous bathing establishments are well equipped.
5-day Puglia package tour in the Puglia Imperiale and Gargano: what you will see in 5 days
In addition to the charm of the salt pans, we have planned other visits in the surrounding area so you can better appreciate Puglia’s territory.
You will visit two unmissable Gargano destinations; Vieste and Peschici. In the Imperial Puglia region, you will explore the imposing octagonal castle, Castel del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, today a UNESCO site.
You will also admire the beauty of the cathedral of Trani, with its limestone that stands out from the blue of the sky and the sea.
And last but not least, you will spend a day in San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant'Angelo, two worldly renowned pilgrimage destinations.
5-day Puglia package tour in the Puglia Imperiale and Gargano: possible extra
You can extend your stay by adding an extra night, for example, to visit the unspoilt paradise of the Tremiti Islands. Depending on the season, you will have the possibility of booking an excursion to the islands including a round trip with a ferry and a boat tour of the islands.
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 situated?
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.