Baroque, Hamlets & Enogastronomy Tour
An unforgettable journey through Gargano, Valle d’ Itria and Salento to experience Enogastronomy, Artisanship & Local culture in Puglia
8 Days / 7 Nights Cultural & Enogastronomy • Places: Bari, Matera, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Lecce, Otranto, Santa Maria a Cerrate
- Passport required
- Single accommodations must be requested for an additional fee at checkout. For example: If you book 3 adults, you will be getting a double room and a single room; 2 guests will pay the standard rate, the third guest, will be paying the standard rate plus the supplement for single room.
What do I need to bring?
- Comfortable Shoes
- Rain Jacket
- Cancellation fee of 100% will be charged if booking is cancelled 60 days or less before the event
- Cancellation fee of 50% will be charged if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before the event
- Cancellation fee of 30% will be charged if booking is cancelled 120 days or less before the event
Multi day tour
Booking in advance
Cut off: 4 weeks
8 days / 7 nights
Live tour guide
English and Italian
- DAY 1 - Welcome to Bari, Walking Tour & Street Food Dinner
Bari Walking Tour • Starts @ 17:30: Private walking tour of Bari´s historic center with licensed guide. Orecchiette Show Cooking and Dinner in Bari • Start @ 19:30 Show cooking in the heart of the historic center called “Bari Vecchia” (The old Bari). Following the show, enjoy dinner with the handmade orecchiette. | Overnight at Marè B&B (or similar) centrally located.
- DAY 2 - Matera | European Capital of Culture 2019
Matera Walking Tour @ 10:30: Explore the beautiful Matera on foot on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the frescoes, rock-cut dwellings, and churches that make this city unique. | Lunch overlooking "I Sassi" | Matera @ 12:30: Lunch at a local restaurant with stunning view and succulent local food. Rest of the day at Leisure | Bari @ 14:30. Overnight at Marè B&B (or similar) in Bari.
- DAY 3 - Locorotondo & Alberobello | Quaint Hamlet & World Heritage Site
Visit to the village of Locorotondo @ 11:00am: Visit of one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy in the valley of trulli and pizza lunch. Visit to the village of Alberobello @ 14:30: Discover the enchanting village of Alberobello walking past its conical-shaped houses named "trulli" as you peek through the typical shops. Rest of the Day at Leisure.Overnight at Marè B&B (or similar) in Bari.
- DAY 4 - Lecce | Jewel of 18th century southern European Baroque architecture
10:00am - Check-Out from B&B
1:30pm - Aperitivo Leccese in the Square: Welcome to Lecce "with “aperitivo”. Traditional Cocktail, variety of finger sandwiches, burratine, pucce, mozzarella and cutting boards full of goodness! 3:30pm - Check-in Le Stanze del Duomo B&B (or similar) Lecce | 5:00pm - Lecce between baroque and papier-mâché: Lecce, a land of art where you can fill your eyes with wonders, breathtaking architecture, streets and stone squares and delightful shops, the "bàsuli", where you can admire the master craftsmen who have been working with papier-mâché for centuries. With this tour you will meet a famous local artisan and have a practical experience with a paper mâché visit. | |8:00pm - Dinner in a Traditional Trattoria Salentina: In the heart of the historic center of Lecce, between the splendors of Piazza Sant'Oronzo and the electrifying "nightlife" of Piazzetta Santa Chiara, the Trattoria Salentina. In a very pleasant soft environment, one discovers all the pleasure of good Salento cuisine. Overnight at Le Stanze del Duomo B&B (or similar) Lecce
- DAY 5 - Lecce | Cooking Class & Shopping
Cooking class in Historic Center with Lunch @ 10:30 | Duration 3 Hours & 30 Min.: What do you think about learning to make fresh pasta? An hour and a half cooking lesson in an exclusive location, in the heart of the historic center a few steps from Piazza S. Oronzo. After the cooking class, you will join us for a delicious meal eating the pasta cuts prepared along with additional dishes from the traditional cuisine and territory. Lecce Sweet Tour, Artisanal Shops & Shopping @ 17:00: Enjoy this amazing city by strolling through the iconic streets of the historic center. Along the way, you will taste the most famous desserts in Lecce (like pasticciotto, almonds pastries & fruttone) and shop in the unique little stores packed with memorabilia, souvenirs, Italian clothes, shoes, bags, etc.. Evening at Leisure Lecce @ 19:30
- DAY 6 - Otranto - The gateway to Orient
Walking Tour Otranto and its Beach @ 10:00 | Duration 2 Hours & 30 Min.: 2-hour walking tour to enjoy the major attractions of the “Gateway to the East.” Marvel at the Norman cathedral with its mosaic floor (the entire floor is one big mosaic), see the bones of the Martyrs of Otranto, and enjoy the panoramic views out to sea. Lunch in a “best-kept secret” restaurant in Otranto @ 13:00: Just 700 meters from the town, completely surrounded by greenery lunch awaits. Here the Salento tradition is handled with love and passion, revisiting the typical dishes but always true to the tradition. Evening at Leisure Lecce @ 15:30
- DAY 7 - Squinzano-Cerrate | The Liquid Gold Experience
Tour of Cerrate Abbey, Oil Mill and Tasting @ 10:00:. A journey through ancient history and taste, walking between the Church, the Monastic House, the Farmer House, the Mill, the Oven Room, the Hypogeum Oil Mill and the Agrumeto (Citrus Grove) and then just a few minutes drive, a visit to a modern oil mill immersed in a park of olive trees, 160 hectares, for a selection of Tasting activities. Afternoon at Leisure Lecce - @ 1:00pm: Free time to enjoy Lecce. Dinner at Osteria degli Spiriti Lecce @ 18:30: This is a restaurant with a pleasant, warm, romantic and welcoming atmosphere. The owners of the restaurant, use for their cooking raw materials of excellent quality, coming exclusively from local producers of proven trust and reliability. Let yourself be amazed by a cuisine linked to the territory where tradition merges, renewing itself in modernity!
- DAY 8 - Departure Day: CHECK OUT from B&B Lecce By 10:00
- Pick up and drop off Bari airport
- Private transfers daily to every activity that requires transportation from the B&B.
- Cost for the private transfers upgrade is $800
Baroque, Hamlets & Enogastronomy Tour by BeeYond Travel
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