One Week Tour + Sport & Nature package

Day 1

Pick up service and welcome dinner

We welcome you at the airport/train station and drive you to the accommodation. In the evening we go out for a welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant in the Itria Valley. Indulge yourself with the colors, tastes and scents of Apulian cuisine, which call to mind the generous harvests of a luxurious countryside.

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Day 2

Ostuni the White City
(half day trip: morning + lunch time)
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Sport and Nature package
Ride into history … bike tour of Via Traiana
(afternoon trip)

free evening*

After we have visited the white city of Ostuni we will take a bike tour along coastal dunes, where you will discover the ancient rural landscape of Puglia. The ancient road, built by Emperor Trajan, is lined with dry-stone walls and centuries-old olive trees that protrude like odd-shaped monuments that contrast with the red earth and golden grain fields.
The tour will retrace the footsteps of glorious emperors, brave knights and bloodthirsty crusaders who traveled along Via Traiana throughout history. Along the way, you will experience Puglia’s distant and near past through old farmhouses and picturesque country houses. One highlight of the tour is the dolmen of Montalbano, a megalith likely built thousands of years ago during the bronze age.
Our bike tour will end up facing crystal clear sea of the Adriatic coast under a majestic Aragonese watchtower.

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Day 3

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Boat or hiking tour of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve
(half day trip: morning)

free afternoon and evening*

Take an exciting hiking tour through one of the most spectacular natural areas along the lower Adriatic Sea, the nature and marine reserve of Torre Guaceto. We will explore the protected marine area with its cliffs, bays, wetlands, and fresh water pools. The area is home to many plant and animal species. Our hike will end at the charming 16th Century tower that gives the park its name. From there, you will take in the breathtaking view of the horizon, where the turquoise blue sky melts into the Adriatic Sea.

Beginning in early June, boat tours will be available alternatively to the hiking tours.

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Day 4

Bari and St.Nicholas Basilica. Alberobello and Trulli
(full day trip: morning + early afternoon)

free late afternoon and evening*

Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the French-influenced Murat quarter, with its elegant 19th Century theaters and majestic Liberty-style palaces. From there, you will visit picturesque old Bari, full of ancient traditions, seaside fish markets, narrow lanes, and homemade orecchiette pasta. During the guided tour, you will experience the austere beauty of several Romanesque churches, including the religious soul of the city, the Basilica of St. Nicholas.
Alberobello will crown your day with its timeless, fairy-tale beauty. The town is Itria Valley’s premier location to see trulli, the cone-shaped houses distinctive to Apulia, making it the most enchanting part of Italy’s heel.

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Day 5

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Caves of Castellana, natural wonder
(half day trip: morning)

Free afternoon and evening*

The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, you will recognize spectacular spires that reminiscent of Gothic cathedrals, as well as mythical animals and ancient trees. The guided tour focuses on one of the most complex and spectacular underground karst cave systems in Italy.

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Day 6

Otranto and Lecce. The Heart of the Salento region
(full day trip: morning + afternoon)

free evening*

Otranto is the door to the East. For centuries, it was an outpost of the Byzantine Empire on Apulian soil, as well as the cultural and artistic center of the entire region. Otranto is brightened by the sun reflecting off the turquoise blue water of its harbor onto the bare rocks upon which this small city is built. Be prepared to be stunned by the imposing mosaic floor of the city’s cathedral that dates back to the 12th Century and survived undamaged by the Turkish invasions of the 15th Century. After a guided walk of the city, you will enjoy the delicacies of Salento cuisine.
You next go to Lecce, the capital of Apulian baroque style. On a guided tour, you will see elegant baroque palaces and churches constructed from warmly colored Lecce stone. These beautiful buildings surround the magnificent ruins of what was once a Roman city called Lupiae.

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Day 7

free day*

free day on your own*

Day 8

Pick up service to airport/train station

We drive you back to the airport/train station to tell you “arrivederci”!

* in your free time you can still add some extra trips or activities.. explore more!

Day 3 afternoon+dinner time: Taranto, the city of two seas, and sunset on the Ionian Sea
Day 4 late afternoon+evening and dinner time: Tasting Puglia: olive oil and grilled meat!
Day 5 – afternoon + evening: From Polignano to Savelletri, the scent of Adriatic Sea in the evening
Day 7 in your morning+afternoon: Altamura & Matera, a trip between Puglia and Basilicata. In your free evening: The temple of gastronomy in Ceglie Messapica: culinary ecstasy for foodies.
Every evening there is the possibility to go out for dinner or to explore Puglia by night in different places!

If interested you can also rent a bike for your free time!

What is included in the One Week tour + Sport & Nature

All the services already included in the one week tour

Guided tours in the towns listed in the Sport&Nature package

Transportation to the places of the package

Bike tour

Boat trip (if you book it instead of the hiking tour)

Entry ticket in Castellana caves

 

What is not included in the One Week tour + Sport & Nature

Private taxis – transportation

Travel and health insurance

Single room extra

Special wishes

Tips and souvenirs

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