SINCE OUR FIRST JOURNEY TO MYSTERIOUS PUGLIA, The Travel Club has discovered there’s even more to explore in this southern, sun-soaked province. Join us in “the real Italy” as we reveal the art, culture, tradition and cuisine of Puglia. From our home-base in Martina Franca—whose old quarter is a picturesque maze of winding alleys, blindingly white houses and blood-red geraniums, airy piazzas and curlicue ironwork balconies—we’ll start with a to visit Locorotondo, one of Puglia’s prettiest towns. Elegant Lecce is an “open air exhibition” of Baroque architecture where we’ll enjoy a cooking lesson in an old Palazzo. We’ve included lunch in a fishing village near Bari, a visit to seaside Polignano a Mare, an excursion to Matera—famous for its extensive rock dwellings—where we’ll have lunch in a “cave” restaurant. Our last tour days include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Trulli of Alberobello—the world-famous picturesque cone-shaped houses—lunch at a country agriturismo and a winery visit. Explore the unique character and charm of this “mostly undiscovered” slice of Italian heaven!
Round-trip regularly scheduled ITA Airways flights from Boston to Bari, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements)
Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Park Hotel San Michele, Martina Franca (or similar)
Welcome cocktail and tour presentation
Sixteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners with wine
Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
Services of professional local Tour Manager
Martina Franca tour. Lunch in a countryside Trullo. Excursion to Locorotondo. Excursion to Lecce including cooking lesson and lunch in an old Palazzo. Bari tour, Mola di Bari fishing village lunch, visit to Polignano a Mare. Excursion to Alberobello, lunch and wine tasting at Masseria Brancati estate, tour of Ostuni. Excursion to Matera including visit to the “Sassi” and lunch at a cave restaurant. Excursion to Trani followed by wine tasting with snacks at Cantina Torrevento winery.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Includes round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Single supplement is $235.We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $150. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.
As of March 1, fully vaccinated travelers (those who have received one or two doses within the past nine months or those who have received a booster shot) are no longer required to supply a negative COVID test to enter Italy.
All travelers to Italy must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arriving in the country. (We'll assist you with this.)
Additionally, all travelers must present a negative COVID test result administered in advance of returning to the U.S. For all of our Italy tours, we will make all necessary arrangements for U.S. international return COVID-19 testing. The testing will be done while on tour at your expense.
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