Guided tour departing from Bari and ending in Lecce
Treat yourself to 6 days of discoveries and guided visits in a magnificent organized group trip with a maximum of 8 participants.
Traveling alone? No problem, we'll find your travel companions.
Together with our certified tour guides you will be able to experience an intense journey through wonderful places rich in history, meet locals and discover a wonderful and surprising culture. We will guide you to the 3 most beautiful Unesco sites in southern Italy: Castel del Monte, Alberobello and Matera.
But our group tour also includes guided visits to old Bari, Ostuni and Lecce and a special itinerary of taste.
Join the group or leave together with your friends.
⇒ POPULARITY: 10/10
⇒ THIS TOUR IS FOR those who prefer an organised trip of great quality and depth thickness. If you would like an unforgettable holiday but without the worry of doing all the organisation or if you simply don’t want the stress of driving, this holiday is for you.
Suitable for those who want to learn new things, meet new friends to get excited about new discoveries, and to recharge their batteries in the open air, while hunting for authentic wonders.
⇒ YOU WILL BE THRILLED to sleep in 3 different cities: Bari, Matera and Lecce, each with its own charm.
You’ll be enchanted by the beauty of Matera with the sunset lights. You’ll enjoy the typical products of Bari street food. You’ll walk, ecstatic, in the fairytale city of Alberobello.
You can relax by spending a full day between Trani and Castel del Monte and you can satiate your appetite with lunch in a typical Apulian farmhouse. You'll stroll through the beautiful, white alleyways of Ostuni.
And then you will eat a burrata - born right here - looking at Castel del Monte; "bombette" (local meat) and "orecchiette" (local pasta) among the Trulli, cold cuts and cheeses in Matera and Lecce you will discover the ancient flavors of Salento.
⇒ DIFFICULTY: Easy
⇒ TIME: 6 days
⇒ TO PUT IN YOUR SUITECASE: Just a few essentials - Comfortable and season-appropriate clothing. During the tours always bring with you a bottle of water together with the desire to discover these enchanting places thanks to the local guides. We'll take care of the rest!
⇒ WE PROMISE that you’ll spend a holiday making deep emotional connections to the warmth of this land and its people. You will get to know these places much better through a full, authentic and engaging experience. You will be pleasantly surprised by what you’ll discover and it will be love at first.... Visit.
⇒ TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
- Visit three important UNESCO sites between Puglia and Basilicata
- Discover the charm of Trani Cathedral and Ostuni's white alleyways
- Experience the thrill of sleeping in the amazing town of Matera
⇒ PRICE: From €1900 look at the details below
HOLIDAY PACKAGE UNESCO WONDERS PUGLIA & MATERA IN 6 DAYS: THE COMPLETE PROGRAM:
- 1 day Bari afternoon tour (Bari night and welcome drink)
- 2 day Trani and Castel del Monte arrival in Matera (Matera night + light lunch in the farmhouse)
- 3 day Matera (night Matera + dinner)
- 4 day Tour of Alberobello and Ostuni (night in Lecce + light lunch in a trullo)
- 5 day Tour of Lecce (night Lecce + dinner)
- 6 day end
HOW MUCH IS THE HOLIDAY PACKAGE PUGLIA & MATERA 6 DAYS GROUP TRAVEL UNESCO WONDERS:
PRICES PER PERSON TRAVEL IN SMALL GROUP
In this option the guided tours and transfers are shared with the other participants.
The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 participants.
€1900 per person in a double room
€2300 per person in a single room
CALENDAR GROUP TRIP PUGLIA & MATERA 2023
- April 7th
- April 21st
- May 5th
- May 19th
- May 27th
- June 2nd
- June 16th
- September 8th
- September 22nd
- October 6th
- October 20th
- November 3rd
- December 8th
- December 22nd
- December 29th
PRIVATE TOUR PUGLIA & MATERA UNESCO WONDERS IN 6 DAYS
PRICES PER PERSON
This trip is also available as a private option for couples, families or groups.
In this version the guided tours and transfers are private and exclusive for you and for whoever you decide to bring and the dates are free.
The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.
Discounts for small groups
€2700 per person in a double room
€3000 per person in a single room
Discounted rates for groups by sending us a request to our e-mail or by writing to us on whatsapp
⇒ PAYMENT METHOD:
30% deposit upon confirmation.
Balance 15 days before departure date.
⇒ CANCELLATION POLICIES:
- Up to 15 days before departure: free cancellation with refund of the deposit
- From 14 to 3 days before departure: 30% penalty
- From 2 days to 24 hours before departure: 50% penalty
- Less than 24 hours or no show : 100% penalty
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- 1 overnight stay in Bari (hotel type Hotel Boston)
- 2 nights in Matera (hotel type Hotel Belvedere)
- 2 nights Lecce (hotel type Hotel President)
- Guided visits to Bari, Trani, Castel del Monte, Matera, Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce
- Minicoach with driver
- 1 welcome drink with initial briefing
- 1 lunch in a "trullo"
- 1 lunch in a "agriturismo"
- 1 dinner in Matera
- 1 dinner in Lecce
- Entrance ticket to Matera (cave house and rock church) Castel del Monte (entrance to the Castle), Lecce (entrance to Baroque churches)
- Extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Street food in Bari
- Pasticciotto tasting in Lecce
- Moscato di Trani wine tasting
- TOURIST TAXES TO BE PAID ON THE SPOT (Matera €4 per person per day, Lecce €4 per person per day)
- Covid and cancellation policy
Small group tour Puglia & Matera Unesco wonders in 6 days: THE COMPLETE PROGRAM
Day 1 - Bari street food (Hotel in Bari)
Independent arrival in Bari and check in selected hotel in the city center.
Initial briefing and welcome drink with our guide.
Immediately after afternoon tour of the old city in the company of our local guide. You will visit the exteriors of the Swabian castle. You will walk in the street of the "orecchiette" until you get to the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola. You will taste the specialties of Bari street food: focaccia, sgagliozze and panzerotto.
Appointment at 15.00 pm at the hotel.
Day 2 - Trani and Castel del Monte (hotel in Matera)
Breakfast and departure from Bari at 9.00 with destination 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 best moments you will experience on this tour, also because it is a real pearl yet to be discovered.
Light lunch in a typical local farmhouse at the foot of Castel del Monte with a rich appetizer and a dessert (focaccia, fresh ricotta, burrata, aubergine parmigiana, vegetables, homemade dessert, water and wine).
In the afternoon stop at Castel del Monte, one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in southern Italy designed by Frederick II of Swabia.
Our professional local guide will accompany you on a historical itinerary in order to truly appreciate this monument, a UNESCO site since 1996 and a symbol of Puglia, wanted by the Emperor defined as "Stupor Mundi".
Then transfer to Matera and overnight.
Tourist tax to be paid locally from €2 to €4 per person per day depending on the season.
Day 3 - Matera (Hotel in Matera)
Breakfast and guided tour in the city of the Sassi at 10.30 starting from Piazza Vittorio Veneto in front of the Banco di Napoli with a panoramic view of the Civita and the Sasso Barisano.
We will cross Piazza del Sedile and Via Duomo until we reach the beautiful belvedere. We will enter the rock churches Madonna dell'Idris and San Giovanni Monterrone and a typical cave house.
In the evening, a typical aperitif with local products and typical recipes of the peasant and pastoral tradition. The menu will roughly include a platter of locally produced cold cuts and cheeses, traditional Crapiata Materana (wheat soup, chickpeas, broad beans, grass peas, beans), dessert, water and wine.
Day 4 - Alberobello and Ostuni (hotel in Lecce)
Breakfast and transfer at 9.00 to Alberobello, a UNESCO site since 1996 and a must-see when you arrive in Puglia. The capital of the trulli has a unique charm and is like no other place. You will know the history of this place which has been handing down for centuries the typical rural architecture that still survives today.
Guided tour of the city at 10.30. Our local guide will show you the two districts Aia Piccola and Rione Monti. Extra virgin olive oil tasting.
Lunch in a typical local stone trullo (Menu: orecchiette with turnip tops, meat "bombette" with vegetable side dish, dessert, water, wine and coffee). The menu may vary according to the season
In the afternoon visit of Ostuni. Also called "the white city", Ostuni stands out for its characteristic historic center with houses painted totally in white which the Apulian sun makes seem even brighter.
You will be guided through the most important characteristic squares and alleys of the center embellished by the residents up to the cathedral. You will admire the expanse of olive trees bordered by the sea.
At the end of traveling back to Lecce, check in.
Day 5 -Lecce (hotel in Lecce)
Breakfast and guided tour of Lecce at 10.30 starting from Piazza Sant'Oronzo, in front of Caffé Alvino.
Tour in the Baroque city, among the rich facades of palaces and churches and local craft shops.
The route will start from Piazza Sant'Oronzo and wind its way through the ancient village admiring the Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Church of Sant'Irene.
Finally, tasting of the typical sweet from Lecce: the pasticciotto.
In the evening dinner in a typical Salento restaurant. Traditional menu based on legumes, vegetables, main course based on Salento fish, side dish, pasticciotto, water and wine. The menu may vary according to the season.
Day 6 Lecce
After breakfast end of services
Any Extras you can add:
- Pre-tour package (1 additional night in Bari, transfer from Bari apt or train station and dinner) €200 per person in a double room, €350 per person in a single room
- Post-tour package (1 additional night in Lecce, transfer + guide to Otranto) €300 per person in a double room, €550 per person in a single room
- Transfer from Bari airport to hotel in Bari €100
- Transfer from Bari station to hotel in Bari €60
- Transfer from Lecce to Brindisi airport €100
- Transfer from Lecce to Bari airport €200
- Transfer from Lecce to Lecce station €60
UNESCO PUGLIA & MATERA WONDERS HOLIDAY PACKAGE IN 6 DAYS DEPARTING EVERY SATURDAY: THE TOUR IN BRIEF
- Visit 3 important UNESCO sites in Puglia and Basilicata
- Discover the charm of Trani Cathedral and Ostuni's white alleyways
- Experience the thrill of sleeping in the amazing Matera
6-day organised tour of UNESCO Puglia and Matera sites: why it's worth it
These 3 very important UNESCO sites of southern Italy (Matera, Castel del Monte and Alberobello) are not very well connected by public transport so if you are not self-equipped, it’s difficult to visit them in a few days.
In addition, being some of the most popular locations, you would need to organise everything in advance, searching for information on how to get into the city centres, where to find parking, which roads to walk, what to see in Matera, what to see in Alberobello etc. We simplify it all by organising everything for you, from the hotel to the transfer service from Bari and also the tour guides. Only in this way can you spend these five days of vacation between Puglia and Basilicata without any worries, relaxed, and immersed in the experience of visiting places such as Bari, Trani, Ostuni and Lecce
How long does it take to visit Matera, Alberobello and Castel del Monte?
A 6 day organised trip with a detailed and complete tour itinerary will be enough to allow to you get to get to know the City of the Sassi, the capital of the trulli and the splendid manor house or octagonal castle built by Frederick II of Swabia. In addition, you will also visit other cities including Trani, Pearl of the Adriatic, Old Bari with its real and authentic old town, Ostuni the White City and Lecce, the Florence of the south.
Holiday package between Puglia and Matera: online booking
This tour is available year-round by booking at least 15 days before departure. If you need a last minute get-away contact us now and we will do everything to organise it so that you can leave as soon as arrangements have been made.
What else could you see nearby?
If would like to extend your stay in Puglia by more than six days there are many other things you could see and unique experiences to enjoy. How about another mini tour in Valle d'Itria or on the Gargano, or a trip to the magical and now "mythical" Salento? There's just so much choice, so much to do. Check out these other ideas and contact us now for more information and advice specific to your needs.
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Services included in the tour
Multilingual tour guide
Meals & tastings