Self Drive in Puglia - Italy

Puglia's Tour - Italy

10 days / 9 nights

Accomodation in  4 Star Hotel

Self Drive 

10 days to follow in love of Puglia and discover the European CAPITALE of Culture 2019

Validity: all the year

Rates from: € 700,00 per person

 

 

 

Self Drive in Puglia - Italy

Puglia: your perfect holiday destination...

Known as the heel of the boot, Puglia with its 800 km of coastline and a lovely climate is the easternmost  region of Italy. 

Let be seduce by his ancient and romantic charm, from its fishing village and by its olive trees field  and the excellent culinary tradition; km by km Puglia will captivate you. 


 

Package includes:

  • 10 days / 9 nights
  • Rental car for 10 days 
  • Accommodation in 4 Star Hotel with breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Bari City

Package does not include:

  • city tax, if applied
  • tips and various extras
  • everything not specified into the program

Validity: all the year

 


PROGRAM:

1st Day

Car’s withdrawal  in Bari Airport

Arrival and accomodation at the Hotel, check-in. Free Time

Afternoon:

City Guided Tour of Bari: the guide will take you through joureney that will introduce you at the history of the City, showing the city art  cornerstones.  From squares to the entrance of the old town, arriving at the  Basilique of Saint Nicholas and reaching the Cathedral and the Svevo Castle. Moving from a monument to the other ,  the guide will bring you in the quaint maze of streets of the old town to discover the wonder of the arches and the typical local urban courts , museums , churches less known and hidden stories behind the names of streets.

Free Time

Return to the Hotel

2nd Day

Breakfast at the Hotel.

Bari is a perfect starting point to discover some of the most beautiful  places of Puglia:

Towards SOUTH:

Alberobello with is monumental Trulli village of the 1400’s, built with dry overlapping stones, wthitewashed base and cone-shaperdroof with pinnacle of various shape, is Unesco World Heritage Site since 1996.

The Caves of Castellana Grotte, one of the most important attractions in Puglia and natural heritage of inestimable value in Italy. The guided visite of the caves will be a tour unique, at more than 60 meters deep in an amazing scenario made of stalactites and  stalagmites with incredible shapes , fossils, canyons and caves with fantastic names; calcificatios from conformations and amaziong colors, solicit the imagination of children and adults. 

Polignano a Mare a gorgeous medieval village, perched on a high and jagged coastline. You will have a free walk through the succession of narrow streets, typical white houses and terraces overlooking the sea, from which you will enjoy a unique panorama.

Towards NORTH:

Trani, old and charming pale stone village overlooking the harbor called the "pearl of Puglia".
This Apulian town famous for its majestic Cathedral, beautiful during the day and amazing in the evening, gives her best at sunset when the silver light , stretches like a veil over the marina, the boats, the sea and its Cathedral

Castel del Monte, just two words: mistery and charm...

Return to the Hotel in Bari and overnght stay. 

3rd Day

Breakfast at the Hotel, departure towards North.

Your arrival point to continue your journey to discover the wonders of Apulia, is Manfredonia (c.a. 135 km driving towards North) South Gate of Gargano, this seaside town, will be your base to explore Gargano's hill; area of elegant charm and cradle of places of great spirituality and religious importance , Gargano is known as the "Mountain of the Sun "

Let your luggage at the hotel, and checked-in will dedicate the day to visit two of the most spiritual places of Puglia:

San Giovanni Rotondo small town in Foggia's area. This small town houses the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, known worldwide for St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and formed by the Capuchin monastery, an ancient church and a new, built by architect Renzo Piano. 

Monte Sant' Angelo famous for the shrine of St Michael the Archangel (World Heritage Site) is a destination for pilgrimages of Christians since the sixth century. The beauty of the cave of San Michele Arcangelo was awarded in 2014 by the National Geographic Society, which evaluated it as one of the most beautiful caves in the world has included in the list of the top ten most beautiful in the world. 

Return to the hotel in Manfredonia and overnight.

4th Day  

Breakfast at the Hotel, departure towards the most beautiful beaches of Gargano's coast.

Our advice is to wake up early and do not miss the opportunity to visit beaches, cliffs, rocks islands, caves and trebuchets driving toward Vieste and Peschici or planning a visit to the Tremiti Islands ("the five pearls of the Adriatic")

Return to the hotel in Manfredonia.

5th Day

Breakfast at the Hotel and check out.

Your fifth day in Puglia will take you to the borders of our generous reagion to reveal, the beauty of Matera, Basilicata's town and known as the "City's Stone".
Declared in 1993 by UNESCO World Heritage Site, Matera has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2019. A city with fascinating and complex story that will be a unique experience which, we assure you, it will be worth the detour.

Check-in and overnight stay in Matera

6th Day 

Breakfast at the Hotel, check out and departure towards Lecce.

Arrived in the "Florence of the South", the beauty and vitality of the Baroque town will enchant you.

Checked-in and left your bags in the hotel after a quick freshen up, you're ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of this elegant and rich in history town. Squares, buildings, amphitheaters, in-carved stone sculptures and harmoniously inserted into the urban context of what Thomas Ashe who visited it in the eighteenth century, called it "the most beautiful city in Italy".

Return to the Hotel in Lecce.

7th Day

Breakfast and departure towards Otranto.

A Salento's jewel, the easternmost town of the boot, Otranto is a place rich in art and culture but also plenty of Caribbean beaches. To reach it from Lecce there are several roads but certainly the most pleasant and charming (although not the fastest ) is the coastal road which connects San Cataldo. The beauty of Otranto is definitely linked to his old village and the importance of its artistic treasures, but one of the incomparable attractions of the city is the incomparable sea and the beautiful natural scenery.

Return to the hotel in Lecce .

 

8th Day

Breakfast and departure to discover the west side, Gallipoli and its beaches.

Divided into two parts, respectively call the Village and Old Town linked by a bridge, this side of Puglia, will seduce you with the beauty of its villages, the turquoise blue sea, the white sand dunes and beaches that make up the Ionian coast. 

The Village corresponds to the modern part, instead the Old Town of Gallipoli is surrounded by ramparts and long defensive wall and the Riviera a scenic drive around Gallipoli old and from which you can see a part of the coast of Gallipoli.

Return to the Hotel in Lecce.

9th Day

Breakfast at the Hotel, check-out and departure for Bari.  

The way back to Bari, crossing Salento, could be a unique opportunity to visit Ostuni's town and its excellent scenic view! Ostuni, approximately at midway between Lecce and Bari, is also known as "White City" because of its quaint old town, entirely painted with white-lime; Ostuni will be the perfect stop to rejuvenate with a walk through the romantic alleys while enjoying ice cream or a gourmet appetizer.

Check-in and overnight stay in Bari

10th Day 

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out.
Delivery of the car at the airport in Bari, departure. 


 

Price per person:

Hotel + auto grp. B: € 700,00
 
Hotels + auto grp.D: € 765,00
 

 

 

Possibility to reserve extra Guide Tours, Cooking class, Wine Tour or Tailor made Mini Tour to discovere Puglia. 
Possibility to stay more nights. Rates on request for different kind of rooms or partecipants and days.


 

 

 

 

  


 

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