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Best of Puglia in a Week Tour

Food & Wine
Duration: 7 days
Languages: EN

Uncover the timeless beauty, relaxed pace and eatable culture of Puglia on this luxury vacation around the heel of Italy’s boot. Through our weeklong trip, you will experience the very best of this southern Italian region from a local perspective. You will taste delicious specialties, enjoy stunning landscapes and a vast artistic heritage with private tours and experiences focused around Puglia’s history, food and nature.

We designed this itinerary: Best of Puglia in a Week Tour for some of our favorite repeat clients, a family of 6 from U.S. They have already visited Italy’s big cities and wanted to discover different sides of Italian history and culture. We sent them to Puglia, which offers the perfect blend of hospitality, traditional cuisine, beautiful scenery, and a unique historical heritage. This itinerary ticked all the boxes while providing unexpected highlights every day.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Foodies
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

Day 1

Arrival in Bari - Welcome to the “boot heel” of Apulia!

Upon arrival in Bari train station/airport, we have arranged a private driver to take you to the hotel of your choice and your base for exploring Italy’s Puglia region. The rest of your day is yours to do as you please!

Day 2

Ostuni - Full Day Excursion

The gleaming white town of Ostuni sits atop the vast olive-carpeted plateau of Murgia. This morning you will take a walking tour through its fascinating streets lined with whitewashed buildings. Then visit an olive oil mill in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley. Here you will taste different extra virgin olive oils produced by this farm and learn about the traditional method of olive oil process. After returning to your accommodation, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3

Matera - Full Day Excursion

The magical cave city of Matera aka the ‘City of Stones’ is located in Basilicata, but because it is so close to Puglia, it is definitely a must see destination if you are in Puglia. Explore this city of art with its unique ancient urban structure still intact. Later visit one of the most popular vineyards of this area tasting its excellent wines. After returning to your accommodation, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 4

Bari & Alberobello - Full Day Excursion

Enjoy the picturesque old city of Bari Vecchia. Take a walking tour along the pristine narrow lanes full of ancient traditions. Here you will even see local ladies who still make homemade orecchiette pasta outside their homes. Alberobello will crown your day with its timeless, fairy-tale beauty. The town is Itria Valley’s premier location to see the charming and unique trulli, the cone-shaped stone houses distinctive to Apulia. After returning to your accommodation, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5

Enjoy the day at your leisure

Today is yours to spend at your leisure.

Day 6

The Heart of the Salento region - Full Day Excursion to Otranto & Lecce

Today’s excursion takes you to the beautiful walled town of Otranto, overlooking the Adriatic coast. On a walking tour here, see the imposing 15th-century Aragonese castle with its traditional moat, and the famous cathedral whose impressive wall-to-wall mosaic floor was created in 1166. Later discover the thriving city of Lecce. The jewel in the crown of Spanish Baroque in Italy, and a city cultured enough to be nicknamed the “Florence of the South.” After returning to your accommodation, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 7

Locorotondo - Full Day Excursion

The white and gleaming Locorotondo village is certainly one of the most unique places in Puglia. You will visit this characteristic circular village and finally enjoy a mozzarella and burrata cheese tasting in an authentic local farm. Here you will also experience the art of mozzarella making with a local producer. After returning to your accommodation, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 8

Goodbye Puglia

Arrivederci! After this incredible week, today it is time to say goodbye to beautiful Puglia. We have arranged a private transfer to take you from your accommodation to the Bari train station/airport. Buon viaggio!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the magical white town of Ostuni and enjoy some olive oil tasting
  • Explore the cave town of Matera, and taste some local wines
  • Discover Bari old town and the fairytale town of Alberobello
  • Uncover the harbor town of Otranto and the Baroque town of Lecce
  • Enjoy Locorotondo the “round” village of Apulia and taste mozzarella cheese

Private Trip Pricing & Availability

  • Prices start from €1,000 per person, per day based on a 2-person trip (excluding flights). – Price vary based on custom additions and season.
  • Departs Daily on a Private Basis. With no set scheduled departures, this trip is customizable for private travel this means that you can depart whenever you want.

What Is Included

  • Custom trip planning service
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Privately guided immersive tours and experiences
  • In-country private transportation

What Is Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • City Tourist Tax
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Accommodation Options

Rocco Forte Masseria Torre Maizza
Masseria Torre Coccaro

Suggested options (actual bookings will vary based on availability)

Booking Procedure

  • Send Us Your Trip Inquiry
    Fill out the inquiry form and we will respond with availability, suggestions and price quote for that.
  • Work Out the Details Together
    Customize your trip with help from a local travel specialist. We work with you to perfect the details of your trip.
  • Trip Deposit
    A deposit of 30% of the total price is required to reserve your trip. All elements of your trip are booked at this point.
  • Final Payment
    Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to your tour start date. If your departure is within 90 days at the time of booking, full payment is required at that time.
  • Your Italy Adventure Begins
    You will receive your final day-to-day itinerary with all of your confirmed reservations, tour times, local contacts and any necessary documents for your trip.


Tour FAQs

Is Puglia family friendly?

Yes! This still undiscovered part of Italy is a great destination for families with plenty of activities to keep both parents and kids happy.

When is the best time to visit Puglia?

Although you can’t go wrong visiting Puglia throughout the year, the best time to visit this Italy hidden gem is during the spring, early summer and autumn. High summer, July and August, is hot, reaching the 95F inland. May, June and September are excellent for swimming, walking and cycling.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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Best of Puglia in a Week Tour