Highlights of Puglia Tour
You will be met at the airport by your local tour manager and transferred by coach to your 4 star hotel in Martina Franca, located an hour away.
Day 2 -Oil Tasting, Ostuni & Locorotondo
After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel by coach and brought to a traditional farmhouse, known locally as a masseria. Here, you will get to sample some authentic Puglia olive oil, known and loved for its robust flavour. Afterwards, we will visit the medieval town of Ostuni, where delightful white washed alleys lead you to the majestic cathedral. You will have free time for lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon, you will visit the lovely little town of Locorotondo, famous for its white wines, before hopping back on the coach and returning to your hotel.
Day 3 – At your leisure
Day 4 – Alberobello & Lunch in Masseria
No trip to Puglia would be complete without a visit to the fairytale town of Alberobello. Puglia’s picture-postcard town is famous for its conical-roofed dry stone huts, also known as trulli and in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find more than your fair share of sights at which to marvel. On your guided tour, you will get to explore its narrow pedestrianised streets, little shops selling local produce and quaint cafés, boasting the perfect espresso, before enjoying a traditional lunch at a local masseria. You will be brought back to your hotel later today by coach.
Day 5 – At your leisure
Day 6 – Lecce & Otranto
This morning, after breakfast, we will set out, by coach, to discover the baroque city of Lecce, often called the Florence of the South, thanks to its rich cultural and historical features. Here, you will enjoy a guided tour, where you’ll take in sights, including the ancient Roman amphitheatre and the Basilica di Santa Croce. We will then pay a visit to Otranto, Lecce’s historic seaside town and port. Here we will also enjoy a guided tour, taking in sights, such as the majestic castle and the Romanesque cathedral, which dates all the way back to 1088. You will also discover the sea-front promenades, which look out onto white sandy beach and turquoise waters, and boast a healthy selection of succulent seafood restaurants.
Day 7 – At your leisure
Day 8 – Bari and return home
After breakfast, check out from your hotel, and transfer to Bari, where you’ll have an opportunity to explore the capital of Puglia. You can admire the St Nicholas’s Basillica or the cathederal of Saint Sabino, not to mention free time for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon we depart for the airport for your return flight to Dublin.
- Please note that insurance is not included..
- Prices are ‘from’ based on 2 adults sharing, the shown price is based on travel on 20th August 2018, also available on 24th Sept.
- The day a particular excursion takes place may change locally.
- A minimum of 20 persons is required to operate each Tour & Explore date.
- Prices do not include applicable flight supplements, Government levy or local city or accommodation taxes.
|Depart date||Depart Time||Depart Airport||Arrival Airport|
|Departing||20 Aug 2018||15:55||DUB||BRI|
|Returning||27 Aug 2018||BRI||DUB|
Hotel Park San Michele
The hotel is situated in the centre of Martina Franca a few metres from the historical centre. Overlooking the Itria Valley.
Call (01) 6111047
Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm