Unique Puglia Tour 2018 – 8 days in Alberobello:

ideal for couples or friends

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Unique Puglia Tour, 8 days in Alberobello:

ideal for couples or group of friends

A personalized tour ideal for couples or group of friends, to discover the beauty of Puglia with the unique experience staying in a typical Trullo. The charming and very welcoming Trulli can be found ideally located in the town centre of Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Trulli in town all boast privacy and tranquillity with the added bonus of a central location. Some of them have lovely colourful gardens and areas where you can relax in the warmth of the sun. The breakfast is served in a quiet little restaurant just a few meters from the Trulli or, on request, at the Trulli itself (room service). These mini-apartments have been recently remodelled and have all the comfort including a small kitchen. Discover Alberobello itself, as well as private tours of the Baroque Lecce, Otranto, Sassi of Matera and of course a choice of cooking tour…

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival
Upon arrival at Bari airport or train station, meet your driver and transfer to Alberobello. Welcome dinner and overnight

Day 02: Alberobello and Cooking tours:
After breakfast, meeting with your guide for guided visit to Alberobello 2 hours tour. Get to “Terrazzino Belvedere” (viewpoint) where you will admire the “Rione Monti” .(approx 1.000 Trulli). Afterwards, exterior visit of “Casa D’Amore”, UNESCO World Heritage site, the first house built with mortar and cement, continue walking tour in the central area of “Aia Piccola”, with almost 400 Trulli, a lot of them still inhabited, visit of the touristic area of Rione Monti with the trullo church of Sant’Antonio, tasting of typical products . Then a delicious cooking class with lunch or tasting. (You can choose among several options listed here). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in trullo.

Day 03: I Sassi di Matera
After breakfast departure to Matera, UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, stop at the viewpoint with an amazing view on the “Sassi” area, walking tour to discover “Sasso caveoso” and/or “Sasso barisano”, with impressive cave dwellings and rupestrian churches, return to Alberobello at free time

Day 4 Free

Day 05: Valle D’Itria: Locorotondo, Cisterino, Ostuni, Martina Franca
After breakfast , meeting with you guide – meeting with our guide for the 7 hours tours at the selected place: Visit Locorotondo: picturesque village with narrow streets and tiny balconies decorated with geraniums; Visit Martina Franca: elegant town with numerous noble Baroque buildings; free time for lunch (NOT included; possibility to book a lunch in a typical restaurant or “masseria”, on request); Ostuni: famous for its white painted houses and the marvelous view on the sea and olive trees; return to Alberobello.

Day 06: Baroque Tour Lecce and Otranto
After breakfast, meeting with your guide at the selected place and get to Lecce. Visit of the main baroque churches and monuments, free time for lunch (NOT included; possibility to book lunch in a typical restaurant or “masseria”, on request). Then proceed to Otranto, visit of the cathedral, the castle and the town walls, overlooking the deep blue sea and return to Alberobello for a duration of 6-7 hours

Day 07: Free

Day 08: departure: Private transfer to Bari or Brindisi airport/train station

The itinerary can be modified to your requirements if you wish and re-costed as necessary

Hightlights and Technical Information

Highlights
  • Private transfers.
  • Start your cultural journey in Puglia with a welcome dinner.
  • A unique experience to stay in your own TRULLO
  • various unique tasting through your journey
  • private tours of Alberobello, Matera,  Locorotondo, Cisterino, Ostuni, Martina Franca, Lecce and Otranto
  • cooking class with a local chef
Technical information:

Tours in English designed for 2 people or a group up to of 8 people

Payment: Deposit of 30% per person within 7 days of confirmation and balance 60 days before departing from Australia

Dates, Inclusions, Cost , Supplements

Price per person  (min 2 people twin or double share): from A$2950

What is included:
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Trullo in Alberobello downtown
  • 7 breakfasts;
  • Welcome dinner in Alberobello
  • Guided tour Alberobello
  • Cooking tours with meals or testing as per itinerary;
  • A guided tour I Sassi di Matera
  • Guided tour Valle D’Itria: Locorotondo, Cisterino, Ostuni, Martina Franca
  • Guided tour Baroque Tour Lecce and Otranto
  • All transfers.
Not included:
  • Flights
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Hotel tourist taxes (where required)
  • Insurance and everything not listed as “Included”

Cooking class options

Cooking class options to choose for the day 2

Buon appetite Alberobello:
meeting with our guide at the selected place,  demonstration of cheese-making and mozzarella tasting at a local dairy.
Walking tour of Alberobello, including the visit of a trullo from the inside if possible;  tour in the Alberobello countryside. Arrival at a “masseria” (local farmhouse) where we will meet the farmers;  harvest of fruits and vegetables;  short cooking class to prepare the typical Apulian lunch;  lunch with the family; the tour includes rural routes and stops for taking pictures;  return to the initial point

Apulian cuisine class:
Meeting with our guide at the selected place, walking tour of Alberobello, including the visit of a trullo from the inside if possible.
Cooking class at a restaurant, or “masseria” (local farmhouse) or private house according to the availability. Lunch or dinner (prepared during the cooking class. Souvenirs: cooking apron + copybook and pen. Return to the initial point

Fornaio day (baker for a day)
Meeting with our guide at the selected place, walking tour of Alberobello, including the visit of a trullo from the inside if possible.
Arrival at a local bakery and cooking lesson (preparation of focaccia, and/or panzerotti, and/or taralli, and/or almonds cookies and other typical products). Final tasting at the bakery and return to the initial point

Contadino day (farmer for a day)
Meeting with our guide at the selected place, walking tour of Alberobello, including the visit of a trullo from the inside if possible.
Arrival at the “masseria” (local farmhouse) and meeting with the farmer’s family. Harvest of fruits and vegetables, care taking of farm animals and cleaning of stables. Cooking class with the wife of the farmer,  lunch or dinner with the family. The tour includes rural routes and stops for taking pictures. Return to the initial point

Accommodation: Trulli

Our Trulli are located downtown and they have various layout depending on the availability when the tour is requested and the number of people participating. Some are stone dwelling with cone roof or barrel vault ceilings; others are historic houses. Some units have the bedroom on a wooden mezzanine. Please mention any special request at the time of booking. Confirmation will depend on the availability.  Also, we have some dotted around the magical countryside of Valle d’Itria between Alberobello and Martina Franca, which all have private swimming pools and lingering views over the countryside beyond). This description is for a Trullo for 2 people

  • Location: Near the SS. Medici Basilica and the Trullo Sovrano.
  • Distance to reception 100 m;   distance to breakfast area 50 m
  • Layout: Living room with kitchenette, table, chairs and sofa. Bathroom with shower. Upstairs is the bedroom (on a wooden mezzanine): one
    double bed and one single bed.
  • Equipment: bed linen and bath towels, amenities set (soap, shampoo & bath foam), hairdryer, minibar, flat screen TV, tea making
    facilities
  • Room capacity: 1-3 persons; (large Trulli on request )
  • Independent heater and air conditioning: yes;   WI-FI yes

Price from: A$2,950.00

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