Our Best of Puglia Tour offers an sight into the beautiful unspoilt region also known as the 'heel of Italy's boot'. Puglia has been overlooked by mass tourism for some time, but is now starting to attract its deserved attention. Famous for its trulli, strange conical roofed houses, Puglia also has impressive baroque architecture and a beautiful coastline.
The 4* San Lorenzo Boutique Hotel and Spa sits in Polignano a Mare and has breathtaking views over the Adriatic coast. Furnished in a modern style with each floor being dedicated to the names of Apulia plants that can be found on the hotel's garden.
The 'Senso' Spa is a perfect place to indulge in pure relaxation that includes an outdoor pool, sauna, steam room and treatments and massages (local charge). The hotel owners are proud of their heritage and thus fresh ingredients directly from the hotels land is served in the 'Sand Veit' restaurant.
Designed in the classical style of an ancient Pugliese farmhouse, the 4* Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia offers a relaxing retreat with a modern ambience.
For your days off take a swim in the impressive heated swimming pool that is surrounded by the lush gardens or make use of the private beaches that can be reached by the hotel's free shuttle service. The wellness area has a sauna and a sensory shower. Other facilities also include a modern gym and tennis courts.
- • Visits to Otranto and Lecce and Ostuni
- • Full day in Valle d’Itria visiting Alberobello and Locorotondo
- • Full day to Matera, Basilicata
- • Wine tasting in Alberobello
Departure Dates – 2019
The San Lorenzo Boutique Hotel and Spa is available for the following dates only:
- • May 6th & 13th
- • September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
The Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia is available for the following dates only:
- • June 10th & 17th
Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's boot, is an unspoilt region of olive groves and whitewashed villages that has been overlooked by mass tourism for some time, but is now starting to attract wholly deserved attention. Most famous for its trulli, strange conical roofed houses, Puglia also has magnificent baroque architecture and a beautiful coastline.
Day 1: Fly to Bari and transfer to your hotel before meeting your fellow travellers and tour manager for a welcome drink.
Day 2: This is a day to really soak up the atmosphere of Puglia, with a visit to the whitewashed town of Ostuni followed by a drive through the countryside to taste some of the fine local wines of the region and see the centuries old tradition of olive oil making, for which Puglia is famous. A light lunch is included.
Day 3: A day dedicated to the nearby towns of the Valle d'Itria, famous for their conical trulli: Martina Franca, Alberobello and Locorotondo.
Day 4: Enjoy a day at leisure to relax in your hotel or explore the nearby towns.
Day 5: Today is a full day spent in the region of Basilicata and visit the fascinating town of Matera. The Sassi are cave dwellings dating back to prehistoric times but inhabited until quite recently and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 6: A full day's excursion to visit the charming seaside town of Otranto with its Norman cathedral. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful little city of Lecce, famous for its flamboyant, baroque architecture.
Day 7: Another day at leisure to relax and unwind and enjoy the hotel's facilities.
Day 8: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.