Puglia & Basilicata May 2024

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Date Departure: 05/28/2024
  • Arrives: 05/18/2024
  • Price: * $ 3600


#1. Small groups that let you really experience a more intimate trip.
#2. Accommodations in 4 & 5-star properties that we have personally visited and
       established a standing relationship with the management.
#3. You won’t be rushed and you will enjoy free time to experience the locations          
       for shopping, exploring on your own, relaxing or whatever you wish to do.
#4. Included in the itinerary are all entrance fees to places visited, breakfast,             cooking classes, wine tastings, many dinners,  airport transfers in Puglia.

Any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us or your travel agent.
Also, we can arrange a customized group if you have a family reunion, wedding, meeting, club, church, or other types of group travel.

* Price is per person based on double occupancy. The single rate (quantity limited) is $4,100

Day 1 – May 17th, 2024 – Depart on flight from USA to Italy

Depart USA to Bari Palese Airport (BRI) Italy

Day 2 – May 18, 2024 – Arrival Bari

Arrival at Bari Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon at your leisure.
Welcome to Puglia dinner in the evening.
Overnight Bari

Day 3 – May 19 – Monte Sant’ Angelo & San Giovanni Rotondo

Visit Monte Sant’ Angelo Shrine and see the sacred cave where
St. Michael the Archangel is said to have appeared at least 3 times.
Visit San Giovanni Rotondo to see where Padre Pio lived and his tomb.
One of the most visited Catholic sites in the world
Overnight Bari

Day 4 – May 20 – Depart Bari to Lecce

A stop on the way at Ostuni, one of the most stunning cites in southern Italy,
with its whitewashed houses.
Many times called the “Florence of the South”, you will have a guided tour of the
city of Lecce We will see a city with fantastic baroque architecture and
the Basilica of the Saint Cross
Overnight Lecce

Day 5 – May 21 – Trip to Galatina & Gallipoli

First stop is at Basilica Santa Caterina d’Alexandria and marvel at the wonderful frescoes
by artists of the Giotto School and second only to Assisi
Gallipoli, many say this is the prettiest town of the Salento area ringed by the remains
of 14th century walls and baroque architecture
Overnight Lecce

Day 6 – May 22 – Lecce to Martina Franca

We will visit a winery and taste wines and visit the castle on site
Next, you will visit the Castle Fortress in Taranto and also visit the
Archaeological Museum that has Roman & Greek artifacts
Depart for Martina Franca and the Masseria
Overnight Martina Franca

Day 7 – May 23 – Matera

A UNESCO world heritage area that is famous for the Sassi and the Park of the
Rupestrian Churches of Matera.
UNESCO describes Matera as “This is the most outstanding and intact example of
troglodyte stalagmites in the Mediterranean region perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem.
The first settlement dates back to the Paleolithic period, while the following
illustrate a number of significant stages in human history
If you are a film buff, then maybe you have seen the movie “The Passion of Christ”
which was filmed here
Overnight Martina Franca

Day 8 – May 24 – Alberobello & Castellana Grotte

A trip to Alberobello is scheduled for this day, another UNESCO world heritage site
A wonderful tour in the caves going down 230 feet to see the stunning scenery of stalactites,
stalagmites, fossils, and caves
Overnight Martina Franca
Day 9 – May 25 – Cooking Class & Farm Visit

Today you will visit a farm that makes cheese and produces meats and veggie and
have lunch there In the afternoon, there will be a cooking class
Overnight Martina Franca

Day 10 – May 26 – Martina Franca to Bari

Castel del Monte, a UNESCO world heritage site
A tour of an olive oil producer and lunch at the estate
Get ready for some great deals as in the afternoon as we go to the Puglia Outlet Village
Overnight Bari

Day 11 – May 27 – Bari

Eataly visit where you can eat or buy products from Italy for your return to the USA
Guided tour of the city of Bari
Last-minute shopping in the city center
Farewell dinner before your trip back to the USA
Overnight Bari

Day 12 – May 28, 2024 – Depart with your flight to the USA

Transport to the airport for your departing flight.

It is possible that the order of days 2 through 11 locations is changed.

*All Breakfasts & Dinners Included.

* Great Handpicked Accommodations

* Airport transfers in Puglia

* Breakfast daily at the hotel

* Local Guides

* Entrance fees to places visited on tour

* All Dinners

* Smaller group

* Wine Tastings and cooking classes

Optional extra days: If you wish to arrive or depart later than the scheduled tour,
we can help plan your additional days.
We know Italy and can provide trip planning no matter what area you wish to explore.