4-day mini tour with bus excursions departing from Matera, on which you discover the capital of culture and the wonders of Puglia
How about spending four sunsets and four sunrises in Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site? What about visiting the highlights of Altamura, Gravina, Trani, Castel del Monte and Alberobello, all in the company of an knowledgeable local guide, on organised day trips? If you wish to visit Puglia and Basilicata, with easy connections, in peace and without a car, this is the tour for you!
⇒ POPULARITY: 10/10
⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR those who would like to have the unique experience of sleeping in Matera, spend a day visiting the cave habitations of old Matera, the alleys, the views; but also to explore the surrounding areas on other days, all via easy, organised day trips, without worries.
⇒ PRICE: € 750 per person (hotel, entrances, 2 lunches, guides and bus included)
⇒ YOU WILL BE THRILLED: admiring the Sassi area, especially as the glow of sunset gently illuminates the rock city and when it becomes truly magical. Matera at night is a charm. You will visit the nearby cities listening to the stories and curiosities of the local guides.
⇒ DIFFICULTY: Easy
⇒ TIME: 3 nights / 4 days
⇒ TO PUT IN THE SUITCASE: comfortable shoes and clothing plus the desire to explore and get to know this piece of the south on the border between two regions, Puglia and Basilicata.
⇒ WE PROMISE YOU: that you will be satisfied with this package because it gives you the opportunity to get to know, to understand the main destinations between Puglia and Basilicata, perhaps before spending some time at a seaside resort.
⇒ TOUR IN BRIEF: You will stay in Matera for 3 nights. You will visit the city of the Sassi and see the glow at sunset. You will have the chance to enjoy fascinating day trips by bus to Altamura, Gravina, Trani, Castel del Monte and Alberobello, all with local guides and with departure and return to Matera
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION SASSI DI MATERA & SURROUNDINGS IN 4 DAYS
1 DAY: Arrival in Matera and check in to a historic residence in the Sassi area. There will be a tour of the Sassi of Matera at sunset, with entrances to the cave houses. You will then be free to enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your own choice. The Matera viewpoint has a breathtaking view.
DAY 2: After breakfast, we leave Matera by bus, heading for Altamura and Gravina. We will visit the Cathedral of Altamura, the cloisters, the Archaeological Museum where you can admire the paleontological find of the Man of Altamura. We then stop at the bakery to taste the typical local (DOP) bread. We then go on to Gravina for a light lunch in a typical tavern. After lunch we will visit the charming town of Gravina, made famous in the scenes of the latest James Bond film “No time to Die”. We also visit the famous viaduct bridge and the Cathedral. Return to Matera
DAY 3: After breakfast, you depart by bus from Matera to Trani to visit the splendid cathedral by the sea, the Jewish quarter, the ceramic shops and the marina. We enjoy lunch in a farmhouse in the Alta Murgia area and then we will head to Castel del Monte to visit the imposing octagonal castle, a UNESCO site since 1996. Return to Matera
4 DAY: After breakfast, departure by bus from Matera to Alberobello, the capital of the “trulli”, conical style houses. We go into a trullo and have a typical tasting of local products. Return to Matera, and unfortunately the end of our services.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
3 nights in Matera Sassi hotel with breakfast
Bus excursion to Altamura and Gravina
Bus excursion to Trani and Castel del Monte
Bus excursion to Alberobello
2 light lunches
Tickets to museums and monuments
(Matera cave house, Altamura Museum, Castel del Monte)
Local tour guides
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Transfers to reach Matera on the first day (it is possible to request a quote for our minivan)
Deposit of € 100 per person upon confirmation
Balance due 7 days before departure
CANCELLATION POLICIES: The tour can be cancelled free of charge up to 15 days before departure Your deposit paid will be converted into another service or tour within 1 calendar year
THE TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMISED BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF NIGHTS AND/OR EXPERIENCES BY CONTACTING US ON WHATSAPP OR FILLING OUT THE FORM
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Services included in the tour
Multilingual tour guide
Meals & tastings