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Exclusive Puglia for FoodiesItaly

From £969 per person for 3 nights
Discover the gourmet and cultural delights of one of Italy’s most tantalising regions on this exclusive Puglia food tour
Summary

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For top quality Italian food, nowhere beats Puglia, and our Puglia For Foodies trip packs a host of gourmet delights into one delicious long weekend.


What makes this experience awesome:

  • See the domes, mosaics & masserias of stunning Otranto
  • The Foodie experience of a lifetime - with the region's best chefs & sommeliers
  • Savour Altamura’s ancient bakery & bread
  • Visit the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi 
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle


2020 PRICE AND AVAILABILITY GUIDE
Indicative prices for Classic hotels - see real-time pricing for specific dates & alternative hotel classes

Month Typical Price (p/p)
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Availability
MAR£1477Call 0208 251 0425
APR£1477EASTER - Book now
MAY£1571Book now
JUN£1571Book now
JUL£1571Book now
AUG£1571Deposit now to secure flights
SEP£1571Deposit now to secure flights
OCT£1477Deposit now to secure flights
NOV£916Best Value


 



Summary


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Summary


A 3 night gastronomic delight in one of Italy's most Southern foodie regions.  Foodie and historical highlights are plentiful in this short break including shopping and cooking with a local chef, a visit to an underground Olive mill and an opportunity to step back in time to a 7000 year old civilisation at the ancient Sassi di Matera.


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For a deluxe version of this tour please view our Luxury Puglia for Foodies here.


 


To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


For inside info on this experience, have a look at our blogs.


For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


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To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.


Day One: Benvenuto!

A morning arrival at Bari Airport allows you to make the most of this deliciously short break in Italy. You will be transferred by private car to your hotel in Lecce’s historical centre where you will have a short while to relax. In the afternoon, a chef will join you to explain the local specialities of the area, as well as take you shopping at a local market for fresh produce for your dinner. You will proceed to a cooking school where you will be expertly guided in creating a traditional meal, and, with the assistance of a sommelier, you will be able to find the perfect wine match for your creation.

Overnight in Lecce

We offer a variety of hotel classes to suit different budgets. You can choose the style that’s right for you.
Select from Classic, Premium or Deluxe when booking, and click hotel name below for more details.

Day1

Classic - Hotel Eos

Premium - Suite Hotel Santa Chiara

Deluxe - Hotel Patria Palace

Meals included: Dinner


Day Two: Seaside and Countryside

Spend a wonderful day discovering the enchanting town of Otranto, starting off with a morning guided tour of this typical Mediterranean village with its splendid domes and mosaics. The exploration continues as you head to the countryside for a visit to a traditional Masseria (a rather large farm complex or homestead) dating back to the 1600s. The owner will show you around the estate and olive mill and guide you through the maze of olive trees and vineyards. A light lunch with wine degustation provides a welcome conclusion to the afternoon.

Day2

Overnight in Lecce

Classic - Hotel Eos

Premium - Suite Hotel Santa Chiara

Deluxe - Hotel Patria Palace 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day Three: Inland intrigue - Altamura and Matera

After breakfast you bid farewell to the coastal town of Lecce and head inland to the countryside. Altamura is the first stop, where rural heritage and historical roots meet to show you an example of the real essence of local living. An expert local guide will lead you through the narrow alleys to discover the secrets of this village. A stop at an ancient bakery is a must, where you’ll be able to witness and participate in the production of Pane di Altamura, the famous local bread. In the afternoon you proceed to Matera, the 3rd oldest city in the world and home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the famous Sassi di Matera, where communities of yesteryear lived.

Day3

Overnight in Matera

Classic - Hotel Basiliani

Premium - Corte San Pietro

Deluxe - Sant’ Angelo Luxury Resort

Meals included: Breakfast


Day Four: Arrivederci

Transfer back to Bari Airport for your flight home with foodie memories to last a lifetime and perhaps partially formed plans to return to the gastronomic paradise of Italy. 

Day4

Meals included: Breakfast


What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience:
    call 0208 251 0425 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the tour
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry


SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.


If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 251 0425


GETTING THERE 

Typical return Economy Flights from London to Bari are 3 hours in length and around £150

Experience start point: Bari

End point: Bari


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