The Best of Puglia

14 October 2018 - 21 October 2018

 

Visiting :

 

Andria, Polignano al Mare, Ostuni, Alberobello, Bari, San Giovanni Rotondo,

Trani, Barletta, Mola, Bitonto, Molfetta Mongolfiera....

 

 

Once you land, you will embark on the first excursion straight away where the tour leader will guide you around the city of Polignano al Mare, the town with cyrstal clear water.  With a long history behind it, the town will offer an interesting  variety of architectural styles in its imposing buildings and monuments. Discover the caves in the cliffs, the result of water and wind erosion.

 

This trip will offer you an encounter with the ‘White City’, Ostuni. Be enchanted by the whole set up of the white washed houses on the top of a hill with spectacular views of the grassy green olive trees and the bold blue of the Adriatic Sea.  Travel through the Parco Nazionale dell-Alta Murgia on your way to Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be amazed by the numerous trulli, uniformly posing the same type of roofing, commonly found in this little town. Take pictures of the colourful flowers guarding the doors and alleys. Make sure you buy your souvenir from here before you start your trip back to the hotel.

 

Before you reach the S. Maria di Colonna Peninsula with fascinating views of the Adriatic Sea, make a worthwhile stop at the Santuary of Santa Maria dei Miracolo renouned for the miracle of the oil lamp. Proceed to Trani, an amazing fishing port, in the region of Puglia. Amongst the highlights pointed out to you are the Corso Cavour, the Castle and the Cathedral. Stop for a while to enjoy sipping a coffee in Piazza della Repubblica.

 

Look forward to visiting Bari, because this city, often nicknamed the second Naples, has loads to offer. The city tour will cover the Castello Svevo, the Basilica San Nicola, Via Sparano, Corso V. Emanuele, Piazza Ferrarese, Teatro Pettruzzolli and Piazza Umberto. Before we proceed to Mola, make sure you lunch in Bari in one of the many restaurants available to devour  a traditional dish from the delicious Italian cuisine. In Mola, you may find yourself getting lost in the winding streets, but you won’t mind it at all. Along the way, you will come across the Collegiata di San Nicola and Piazza XX Settembre. Not to be missed is Castello Angionino and the Lungomare Dalmazia.

 

Head north of Puglia and discover the beauty of Gargano. Move on to San Giovanni Rotondo, home to the shrine of Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar, declared a saint after his death for his dedication to the sick and supernatural gifts. Time spent here may offer the opportunity for personal prayers or religious souvenir shopping. Enjoy your journey to Monte Sant Angelo as you pass through the Parco del Gargano, home to numerous varieties of trees. Once there, look forward to visit the Normanno Svevo Castle and Saint Michael’s Cave.

 

Discover the city of Andria where you have your accomodation, a city best renouned for the production of wine, olives and almonds.  Don’t miss out on Corso Carvour, Via Regina Margherita, Piazza Umberto and Villa Comunale. Be ready in the early afternoon to travel by coach to Locorotondo, where you will admire the picturesque alleyways and the ‘Cummerse’ housing. The panoramic views of grapevines and olive orchards at Valle d’Itria are a feast for the eyes.  Save some energy since you still need to make a last visit for the day at  Martina Franca. This town also offers a magnificent experience comprising of the Porta S Stefano, Piazza XX Settembre, Piazza Roma and Palazzo Ducale, to mention a few.

 

Time for shopping at Gran Shopping Molfetta Mongolfiera but not before a stop at the coastal town of Barletta.  There is a lot to please the eye here. Reference is being made to the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore, Colossus, the Castle, Giardini Fratelli Cervi, Via Cavour and Corso Garibaldi. Your last city visit will be the ‘City of the Olives’, Bitonto. Not only will you have the opportunity to view the massive olive orchards but also to discover the historical centre.

 

€855

 

Hotel in Andria City Centre

 

Price includes:

 

*  Flights by Ryanair

    Malta / Bari / Malta

*  Transfers

*  All Excursions

*  Hotel Cristal Palace

*  Buffet Breakfast

*  Half board

*  20 Kg Check in Luggage

*  Hand Luggage

*  Reserved seat

*  Airport Tax

* City Tax

*  Tour Leader

 

 

 
Download Brochure
 
Tours:
Room Type:
Meal Package:
Adults:
Children (Under 2):
Children (2 - 5yrs):
Children (6 - 11yrs):