City Break Apulia

  • 5 days s
  • Adult

From, 320,00 Per Adult

Hotel & Rental Car Package – 4 nights

Duration

5 days s

Group Size

min. 2

Included

  • 4 overnights in hotel 4* on BB basis
  • Tasting of typical products in a farm “I Contadini in Ugento”
  • Category C car and “GOLD insurance” included

Excluded

  • City taxes (must to be paid on spot)
  • Lunches and all the drinks at meals
  • Porterages and personal expenses
  • Anything not expressly indicated in “the rate includes”

Day 1 - BARI/BRINDISI AIRPORT (OVERNIGHT IN LECCE AREA)

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Arrive at Bari/Brindisi Airport. After picking up the rental car drive to Lecce. On this day there are no planned activities. Free time to discover
Bari and Polignano on your own. Overnight in Lecce.
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Bari and walk in the suggestive old Bari "ancient village". You can visit Piazza Mercantile and Piazza del Ferrarese,
the Basilica of San Nicola, the cathedral of San Sabino, the Swabian Castle and the Old Port. The walk in the alleys of the old city is very
suggestive, where culinary tradition and local folklore make the city of Bari unique. For shopping lovers, the center of Bari is renowned for its
two central streets: corso Cavour and via Sparano. For the discerning palates it is advisable to taste the typical Bari focaccia and the famous
mozzarella fior di latte or stracciatella or the majesty burrata accompanied by typical Apulian taralli during the excursion and a glass of a good
wine. Continuation to Polignano a Mare, a stunning town overlooking the sea. In this wonderful seaside resort you can live a unique
experience, satisfy the palate and the gourmet. We suggest you to eat a typical sandwich with fish. Stroll around the narrow streets and enjoy
the stunning sea view.

Day 2 - MATERA & ALBEROBELLO (OVERNIGHT IN LECCE AREA)

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Breakfast in hotel. This day we suggest you to have a tour to the most beautiful and characteristic and fascinating cities in Italy Matera and
Alberobello.
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Matera. City of Sassi, Unesco Site and European Capital of Culture for 2019, Matera is one of the most
characteristic and fascinating cities in Italy and an ideal place for a walking itinerary. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993, the
Sassi, which make up the historic center of the city of Matera, are a succession of stairs, passages, alleys, small houses, large buildings and
terraces. Very often the same terraces are roofs of the buildings below or masonry facades on rooms carved into the rock, cisterns and
churches dug into the tuff. The stones are divided into two districts, the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso. The Sasso Barisano, the largest,
is characterized by the presence of shops, restaurants and hotels while the Sasso Caveoso is the oldest district and which most preserves the
appearance of the rock city. We suggest you to visit Casa Grossa and Chiesa Grossa (entrance fees € 3.00 p.p. per monument. Drive to
Alberobello and visit the characteristic and very famous Apulian town. Stop for optional lunch at L’Aratro restaurant located in a typical Trullo
to taste apulian products. In the city of Trulli (Unesco site) you will visit the area of the Aia Piccola and Monti neighborhoods, the Siamese
trullo, the Casa D'Amore, and the church of S. Francesco, the only trullo church in the world.

Day 3 - GALLIPOLI, SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA & OTRANTO (OVERNIGHT IN LECCE AREA)

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Breakfast in hotel. This day we suggest you to spend your day in Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca and Otranto.
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Gallipoli, a reality suspended over the Ionian Sea, famous for its crystalline sea. Inside its fortified walls there is
everything it does feel good: beauty, history, food, relaxation. Splendid village full of charming alleys and wonderful churches, dominated by
baroque architecture and the typical Apulian historic center between white houses and wonderful landscape views. Starting from the Greek
fountain, probably the oldest in Italy, built in the third century. A. C. its historic center preserves ancient buildings, beautiful baroque churches
and characteristic alleys. Gallipoli has two areas, the modern village and the historic center located on a small island connected to the
mainland by a brick bridge and still surrounded by the ancient defensive walls of the '500. Possibility of organizing boat or snorkeling
excursions for lovers of the depths of the sea. On to Ugento at I Contadini farm producing capers and typical Apulian products and tasting.
Continue to Santa Maria di Leuca where we suggest you to make a boat ride to visit the caves. The transparency of the water makes this
stretch of the Ionian coast one of the most beautiful in Puglia. A stop for the bathroom is planned. Or you can make a tour of Leuca: the
nineteenth-century villas in Art Nouveau style, the bagnarole, the Sanctuary of S. Maria De Finibus Terrae, the Lighthouse and the terminal
column of the Apulian Aqueduct with its splendid staircase. Continue to Otranto beautiful Adriatic town. Otranto is the eastern most city of
the Salento area and a trait-d'union of Mediterranean cultures. Visit of the characteristic ancient village with its imposing Aragonese Castle,
the beautiful Byzantine church of San Pietro and the ancient Romanesque Cathedral that houses the bones of the martyrs, known for the
enigmatic medieval mosaic in which the stories of the old testament are told and of classical mythology, finally, the Aula crypt whose columns,
one different from the other, come from various points of the ancient world.

Day 4 - CASTELLANA CAVES, LOCOROTONDO & OSTUNI (OVERNIGHT IN LECCE AREA)

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Breakfast in hotel. This day we suggest you to spend your day in Castellana Caves, Locorotondo and Ostuni.
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Castellana and visit the caves. The Grotte di Castellana, a complex of underground cavities of karstic origin, of
considerable interest to tourists, and one of the most beautiful and spectacular in Italy, cover a length of 3348 metres and reach a maximum
depth of 122 metres from the surface. The temperature of the interiors is around 16.5°C. The visit to the caves takes place along a 3 km route:
an extraordinary guided excursion, about 70 metres deep, in an amazing scenario, where caves with fantastic names, canyons, deep abysses,
fossils, stalactites, stalagmites, concretions with incredible shapes and surprising colours stimulate the imagination of children and adults alike.
After finishing the tour of the caves, drive to Locorotondo. Locorotondo is a town located on a rock, in the Itria valley, at the gateway to the
Salento region. The name Locorotondo derives from the shape it takes in the town's historic centre. As you stroll through its winding alleys,
you will suddenly come across picturesque corners rich in history and charm. You will come across numerous shops selling local handicrafts
and typical Apulian ceramics. Drive to Ostuni, a typically baroque-style city, is called the white city due to the characteristics of its historic
center totally covered with white lime. Ostuni is appreciated by all tourists for having managed over the years to preserve its roots and its
elegant and harmonious architectural style. Return to Lecce area, overnight.

Day 5 - DEPARTURE AND ARRIVEDERCI!

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Breakfast in the hotel. Check out at 10:00. Drive to the airport, release of the car and end of our services. Grazie e arrivederci!

Important informations:
• Each rental day is a fraction of 24 hours, the vehicle must be
returned on time or within the next 59 minutes.
• The pick-up and drop-off of the car at the airport will be during
the opening hours of the company Noleggiare (Everyday from
08:00 to 22:30); after these hours the rental company will
charge an extra fee. Please inquire before booking your flight.
Reductions/supplements:
• 4 dinners (3 courses menu) at the hotel € 100,00
• Lunch 3 courses menu at L’Aratro restaurant in Alberobello
• 3
rd bed reduction 10%
• On request possibility to have a pre/post tour
• Upgrading for the car rental category on request
Selected hotels or similars:
• Lecce area 3*: Hotel delle Palme, Eos or similar (*)
• Lecce area 4*: Grand Hotel Lecce 4*, Grand hotel Tiziano, 8Più, Hotel
Club Santa Sabina or similar (*)
(*) The hotels indicated may be replaced with others of the same category.
Accommodations are located in the indicated towns or in a different cities where
will be possible to realize the program
Cancellation policy:
• Cancellations up to 15 days before departure with full refund.
• Cancellations from 14 to 8 days before departure, penalty of 30%
• Cancellations from 7 to 4 days before departure, penalty of 50%
• In case of cancellation within 3 days before departure, penalty of 100%
• There will be no refund for no shows or voluntary interruption of an
already started trip

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