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7 Day Private Puglia Wine and Food Luxurious Tour in Italy

Otranto, Lecce Province, Apulia, Italy

Wine and Culinary Holiday Italy

With Italy Luxury Travel, you can taste the flavors of Apulia: excellent wine, delicious local products, luxury accommodations with wonderful views, and amazing cooking classes. On this tour with Italy Luxury Travel, you will also enjoy a wine tour to castle’s cellars in Castro, wine tasting and dinner in one of the most famous local family in Ostuni, a cooking class in a local “masseria” in Alberobello, city of Trulli, and other activities that will leave new memorable moments for you to take back home.

Highlights

  • Wine tour of the castle’s cellars in Lecce
  • Taste typical Apulian bread and Bari focaccia
  • Wine and food experience in a prestigious winery in Manduria
  • Visit a famous local cellar known for the production of the sweet wine “Moscato di Trani
  • Cheese tasting in "masseria" and sightseeing tour in Salento
  • Enjoy a cooking class in a local “masseria” of Alberobello
  • Breakfast included at the hotels
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Airport transfer included: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
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Accommodation

Throughout the tour, you will stay at various five-star hotels. You will experience the comforts of some of the most special and unique hotels in Apulia.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Otranto / Lecce

After your arrival at Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO), you'll be transferred to your five-star hotel in Otranto. Meet your private guide at the hotel and start a tour to discover the southern city of Otranto. Enjoy a private tour in Lecce, home of baroque architecture and a history dating back to the Trojan War.

Reach the charming Castro and enjoy a tour in one of the most fascinating castles of the area: start a wine tour of the castle’s cellars, followed by a tasting of different wines types. You'll then be transferred back to your hotel in Otranto.

Day 2: Manduria / Ostuni

Today, your wine and food experience begins with a guided tour of a prestigious winery in Manduria. The tour includes wine tastings of Primitivo-made wines and a selection of local food.

Transfer to a luxurious country resort in Ostuni, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the city. You'll indulge in wine tasting and dinner in one of the most famous local families. Overnight would be in Otranto.

Day 3: Alberobello / Gioia Del Colle / Gravina

Discover the magic of Alberobello, the town of Trulli. Enjoy a cooking class in a local “masseria” followed by a delicious lunch with local products. You'll reach Gioia del Colle and enjoy a vineyard tour in a masseria, or country estate, in Gravina, where an expert sommelier will take you through the organic wine production process.

Overnight would be at a five-star luxury hotel in Matera. You will get the chance to spend the night in a cave, an indescribable, dream-like setting in a beautiful boutique hotel set amongst the Grotta di Sassi (caves).

Day 4: Matera / Altamura

Travel to Matera and explore the old town. You'll have lunch with fresh, handmade pasta and local meat specialties in a well-known trattoria with a fabulous view of the Sassi. Explore the medieval heart of Altamura, famous for its prehistoric and Roman ruins and also for its bread and focaccia. Visit the archaeological museum and the cathedral. Taste typical Apulian bread and Bari focaccia. Overnight would be in Matera.

Day 5: Castellana Grotte / Castel Del Monte / Trani

Enjoy a magnificent tour in the subterranean area of Castellana Grotte with your private guide. Enjoy a tour in Castellana del Monte, visit a wine producer farm. You'll then visit of the facilities and cellars.

You'll stop for lunch at a Masseria. Reach Trani for a stroll through the lanes of the old town. Visit a famous local cellar known for the production of the sweet wine “Moscato di Trani. Overnight is at a five-star hotel in Castel del Monte.

Day 6: Manfredonia / Vieste

Enjoy a walking tour in the ancient city of Manfredonia, where you will walk through the historic city center and visit the cathedral and castle. Lunch in agriturismo with local products and wines.

Visit one of the most important wineries of the area followed by a wine tasting. Visit Vieste, a typical Mediterranean suburb with small pedestrian streets, tiny restaurants, and shops. Accommodation would be in a five-star hotel in Vieste.

Day 7: Departure

Morning is at your leisure. You'll be transferred with a private luxury car to Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO).

Trip highlights

  • Start a wine tour of the castle’s cellars in Castro
  • Wine tasting and dinner in one of the most famous local family in Ostuni
  • Enjoy a cooking class in a local “masseria” in Alberobello, city of Trulli
  • Explore the medieval heart of Altamura
  • Visit a famous local cellar known for the production of the sweet wine “Moscato di Trani”

Included excursions

Excursion with a professional guide to: Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Alberobello, Ostuni, and Matera. You will also visit a winery in Manduria on your second day, enjoy a cooking class in a local masseria, and a vineyard tour. You will also enjoy a subterranean tour in Castellana Grotte.

Location

Puglia (also known as Apulia) is famous for the hilly villages from the characteristic white plaster, for its sea and, last but not least, for its wine&food. Visit local cellar, taste special wines and local food and enjoy cooking classes.

The tour will take place in the best cities of Apulia:

  • Lecce
  • Otranto
  • Vieste
  • Alberobello
  • Matera
  • Trani

Food

All breakfasts are included. Also included are wine tasting and lunch during cooking classes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Wine tour of the castle’s cellars in Lecce
  • Wine tastings of Primitivo-made wines and a selection of local food
  • Cooking class in a local “masseria” in Alberobello
  • Tour in the subterranean area of Castellana Grotte with your private guide
  • Visit a famous local cellar known for the production of the sweet wine “Moscato di Trani"
  • Trip planning
  • Support during your trip available any time
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from and to Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)

What's not included

  • City tax
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • All not in the "what is included" section

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Italy Luxury Travel will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Airport transfer included: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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