One Week Tour + Food & Wine package
Pick up service
+ welcome dinner
We welcome you at the airport/train station, we drive you to the accommodation and we go out for a welcome dinner in the evening together!
Ostuni the White City
(half day trip: morning)
free afternoon and evening*
The gleaming white city of Ostuni sits atop the last hill of the southern Murgia plateau. Looking out from its fortifications, your eye is drawn over a plain full of ancient olive trees toward the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. While in Ostuni, you will take a walking tour through narrow streets lined with white-washed buildings, ending at the town’s sophisticated Gothic cathedral. After that, we will discover the “green gold of Puglia”. We will visit a traditional olive oil mill. Here, we we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, as well as themodern processing system. We will taste seven different extra virgin olive oils produced by this olive oil farm in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley.
Wine and Food package
Oria and Manduria, on the path of the primitivo wine
(half day trip: morning +lunch time)
free afternoon and evening*
Puglia is also a wine travel destination! Before reaching the “temple” housing Primitivo wine, though, we must stop for a walk through the alleys of the ancient town of Oria. This majestic small town sits on top of a hill in the area of North Salento. Oria is dominated by an imposing medieval castle and the multicolored dome of its cathedral, which hides a 16th Century crypt with mummified bodies of the members of the mysterious Confraternity of Death. We will continue on the path of Primitivo wine, reaching the historic center of Manduria. There we see the town’s impressive and elegant palaces, the arch of triumph of Sant’ Angelo and a 5th Century cathedral. The highlight of our tour is a tasting that features the wines of Puglia. Primitivo wine is not only an amazing product, but part the history of the region, preserved from generation to generation, and one of the most popular wines of Southern Italy. We will visit the Museum of Primitivo Wine and will taste four versions of the PDO Primitivo di Manduria, accompanied by foods that will enhance the characteristics of these wines.
Bari, Alberobello (full day trip: morning +early afternoon)
+ Wine and Food package Tasting Puglia: olive oil and grilled meat!
(half day trip: late afternoon + dinner time)
After Bari and Alberobello and a short rest at your accomodation we will continue our day with a visit to a traditional olive oil mill. Here, we we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, as well as themodern processing system. We will taste seven different extra vergin olive oils produced by this olive oil farm in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley. After the oil tasting, we will head to Cisternino, a charming town with a natural terrace overlooking the bucolic countryside of Itria Valley. Our day will end with a superb dinner at a “braceria” – a traditional restaurant with a menu that features a mix of grilled meats.
free morning and lunchtime*
Wine and Food package From Polignano to Savelletri, the scent of Adriatic Sea in the evening.
(half day trip: afternoon + dinner time)
Perched on a high rocky outcrop that reaches into the Adriatic Sea, Polignano is a destination not to be missed on a trip to Puglia. The best way to experience the atmosphere of this Mediterranean city is through a sunset walk on its terraces overlooking the sea. With its picturesque bays and hidden caves, Polignano was an ancient landing spot for merchants and fishermen. Today, its artisan shops and stylish bars are busy year round. We will continue our evening in Savelletri, where a seafaring atmosphere mixes with a picturesque setting. There, we will taste the flavors of the southern Adriatic Sea during a delicious seafood dinner.
Otranto and Lecce. The Heart of the Salento region
(full day trip: morning + early afternoon)
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.
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.
free morning and lunchtime*
Wine and Food package The temple of gastronomy in Ceglie Messapica: culinary ecstasy for foodies
(trip by night: late afternoon + dinner time)
We will conclude our food and wine tour in Ceglie Messapica, known as the “temple” of Puglian cuisine. It also is the headquarters of the international school of Mediterranean cuisine, MED Cooking School. In Ceglie, tradition meets the Puglian gastronomic innovations of skilled chefs, who were able to elevate Mediterranean cooking to the very top of international cuisine and earn recognition by UNESCO. We will have dinner at one of the area’s most renowned restaurants. To top it all, we will enjoy a fascinating walk along the enchanting streets and piazzas of the ancient village.
Pick up service to airport/train station
We drive you 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 2 afternoon: Bike tour – ride into history
Day 3 afternoon+dinner time: Taranto
Day 5 morning: Castellana caves
Day 7 morning: Altamura e Matera
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 + Food & Wine
What is not included in the One Week tour + Food & Wine
Private taxis – transportation
Travel and health insurance
Single room extra
Tips and souvenirs