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Highlights of Puglia Tour

Highlights of Puglia Tour Photo
Depart Date20th Aug 2018
DestinationPuglia
Duration7 Nights
Price€849 WAS €989
ReferenceTOP.6731

Day 1

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.

 

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Flight Details

Depart dateDepart TimeDepart AirportArrival Airport
Departing20 Aug 201815:55DUBBRI
Returning27 Aug 2018BRIDUB

Accommodation Information

Hotel Park San Michele View Hotel

Hotel Park San Michele 4 Star

Martina Franca

The hotel is situated in the centre of Martina Franca a few metres from the historical centre. Overlooking the Itria Valley.

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