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The whitewashed old town of Ostuni

Magnificent Puglia

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The whitewashed old town of Ostuni
Explore the beautiful villages and towns of Puglia and the stunning Sassi di Matera during this fabulous, 4-day escorted tour.
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Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

Tour of Ostuni,  a beautiful  city  known for its whitewashed old town

Visit Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

See the traditional houses (trulli) in Alberobello

Taste delicious wines and local specialties

From Sorrento, travel to Puglia stopping in Matera, a city in the Basilicata region known for the its historical centre, Sassi. Described as one of the most unique landscapes in Europe by Fodor’s, Sassi di Matera is known for its ancient cave dwellings since the Paleolithic period. Continue to Alberobello where you will stay for two nights. Depart for Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South”, the city is packed with romantic Baroque buildings and historic churches. Explore Ostuni, a city known for its whitewashed houses perched on top of a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea. In Alberobello, visit the traditional houses called trulli. You will visit a farm near Alberobello for a wine tasting and light lunch. Then, head to the stunning Amalfi Coast, your last stop for this tour.

This tour departs from Sorrento and finishes in Rome.

 

2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates

26 May

23 June

21 July

1 & 15 September

6 October

 

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Included

3-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
1 wine tasting with light lunch in Alberobello
Licensed professional English-speaking tour escort
Admission fees: Cave House and Rocky Church in Matera; Archaeological Park in Ostuni
Dedicated and licensed local guides (Matera, Lecce and Ostuni)
Baggage handling at hotel – 1 piece of luggage per passenger

Itinerary

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Day 1
Sorrento - Matera - Alberobello

Meet your group early this morning and then transfer to Puglia, stopping in Matera to visit the famous “Sassi”, one of the most impressive sites in the UNESCO World Heritage list. After the visit, continue to Alberobello. Dinner will be served at the hotel tonight.

Dinner
Day 2
Alberobello - Lecce - Ostuni - Alberobello

After breakfast, depart for Lecce, an ancient settlement of the Messapii tribes. It is the principal Baroque city of Apulia. This morning, our local guide will bring this and more to light. After lunch (on your own), you'll move on to Ostuni, the White City, perched on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea and inhabited at least since 1000 BC by native peoples.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Alberobello - Martina Franca - Amalfi

After breakfast, you’ll join an excursion to Alberobello, a village of one thousand fairy tale-like “Trulli”, round white houses with tall conical roofs. Your tour leader will explain their mysterious origins and why people continue to build them. After the tour, you will visit a farm near Alberobello for a tasting of their excellent “Primitivo” wine (with light lunch) and a visit to the Wine Museum. Then, visit Martina Franca and its beautiful old city centre. In the afternoon, proceed to Amalfi Coast via the magnificent and breathtaking Amalfi Drive before staying overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Amalfi Coast – Rome

Around noon leave for Rome. End of tour.
 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
3 nights
from AUD1,066
per person, twin share
Sorrento (Tuesday)
26 May - 06 October 2020
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