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Puglia and Matera
10 days from £4,885pp
Explore the cave town of Matera, and enjoy some local food tasting.
Visit the town of Alberobello, renowned for its conical trulli houses.
Stay overnight in a working farmhouse surrounded by olive groves.
Cycle around the Baroque town of Lecce and taste some local olive oil.
Admire the scenic seaside town of Otranto.
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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Matera
International outbound flight , Bari , Matera
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bari. On arrival at Bari, you're met by your private driver and driven to your hotel. You have the rest of the day free to settle into your hotel and explore the city. You may want to visit one of the many museums or churches.
Day 2 Matera
This morning, you're met in the hotel by your private guide to begin a walking tour exploring the alluring cave town of Matera. Learn about the turbulent local history while navigating the maze-like stairs and alleyways. Finish with some local food tasting before meeting with your driver and journeying into the countryside, and onto the ghost town of Craco. You're met here by a specialist guide who will take you on an exploration of the ghost city, which was destroyed by a landslide.
Day 3 Fasano
This morning, your driver will take you across the border into Puglia and onto your hotel in Fasano. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel or visit the local beach.
Day 4 Fasano
Today, you're met by your private guide and driver and travel to the port town of Bari, which is the region's capital. Explore the historic old town while sampling some local Puglian food. Afterwards, journey through seemingly endless olive groves until you reach Castel Del Monte, an elevated castle with origins that remain a mystery today.
Day 5 Fasano
This morning, meet with your private guide and driver and journey to the trulli town of Alberobello. Explore both sides of the town, filled with strange, conical trulli houses. Next, visit the seaside town of Pogliano a Mare, which seems to cling precariously onto the rocks above the sea. Explore the village before returning to your hotel.
Day 6 Lecce
Today, your driver will take you to the village of Ostuni, where you will meet your private guide. Ostuni is a town painted in white, perched on the top of a hill overlooking the sea and expansive olive groves. Explore the narrow streets filled with painted balconies and plants before reaching the cathedral at the top. Afterwards, continue south to the Baroque town of Lecce.
Day 7 Lecce
This morning, you're met by a specialist cycling guide to take you on a cycling tour of the Baroque town of Lecce. Navigate the streets with your guide, while making stops at some of the most important landmarks of the city. Just before finishing the tour, indulge in a tasting of local olive oils and wines. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore the Baroque architecture or one of the town's many museums.
Day 8 Otranto
Day 9 Otranto
This morning, you're met by your private guide and driver at the hotel. Upon arrival in Galatina, explore the 13th-century Santa Caterina church, which boasts well preserved Giotto-style frescos. After your visit here, travel back to Otranto, exploring the old town sites, including the cathedral, which contains 12th-century mosaics.
Day 10 International return flight
Otranto , International return flight
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