Our most recommended things to do in Bari

Polignano a Mare: Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif

Polignano a Mare: Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif

Embark on a relaxing cruise along the coast of Polignano a Mare. Sail on a 7-meter speedboat to some of the best caves in the area and choose between a private and a group experience. Meet the local skipper and crew in the Cala Ponte Marina and set sail for the caves. Admire these natural features only accessible by boat. Cruise past 11 km of coastline and take in views of the city from a unique perspective. During the cruise, stop at the best places for swimming and dive straight into the crystal-clear water. Alternatively, stay dry on the boat and soak up the sun rays or enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board. At the end of your experience, return to the Carla Ponte Marina

Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour with Aperitif

Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour with Aperitif

Set sail along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea from Polignano a Mare to admire the coastal caves by sea. Stop to peek into sea grottoes like Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Piana, Cala Paura, and more. Take a dip in hidden coves with the floatation devices provided and enjoy an aperitif onboard. Explore the many caves that dot the coast of Polignano a Mare on a relaxing boat tour. Enjoy an aperitif, make frequent stops to swim in the crystal-clear waters, and soak up the dramatic views of the coast. Set sail from the small port of San Vito and begin your tour of the main caves, including Grotta Palazzese, Grotta Santa Caterina, Grotta Chiari di Luna, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Cala Paura/Grottone, Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Piana, and more. Stop for a swimming break in one of the most beautiful places on Polignano's coast and indulge in a delicious Prosecco-based aperitif during the cruise. Soak up the sunshine on deck or relax under a parasol. Take advantage of the ladders and floats for both adults and children. At the end of the tour, return to the departure point.

Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

A blast from the past is essential to the pasta experience. After visiting the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the main squares, the Swabian Castle and the Cathedral of St. Sabino, a moment of interaction with the local ladies is not to be missed. In Bari grandmothers open up the doors of their houses from the early hours of the morning, come out singing old songs, sweep the stone floor and scatter their homemade orecchiette on the mesh screens of wooden trays. Stop in a lively, populated and animated location, a local lady’s house opened to everybody where the grandmother combines real life and interaction with tourists. If you are interested in living like a real local, we will not disappoint your expectations. Nonna Maria will catch you up in chatting while kneading semolina and making orecchiette of all sizes. A lifetime is not long enough to become a pasta expert, as the ladies confirm. A tasting of the true Apulian flavours, orecchiette with homemade fresh tomato sauce. The best souvenir you cannot miss in Bari!

Bari Airport: 1-Way Shared Transfer to Matera City Center

Bari Airport: 1-Way Shared Transfer to Matera City Center

Secure reliable transportation with a pre-booked 1-way shared transfer from Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport to Matera's Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, close to Matera Centrale. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey. After getting off your flight, be greeted and supported by staff at the bus stop. They will help you onboard to prepare for your transfer. Relax and enjoy views of Italy from the comfort of a modern bus as you're driven to a convenient central location in Matera.

Bari Walking Street Food Tour

Bari Walking Street Food Tour

Your tour begins with visiting the main attractions of the old town. These include the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop several times for tastings. In a panificio (bakery) learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice of this delicious fresh Italian bread. Visit a salumeria (delicatessen) to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one particular traditional corner of the town, discover fried street food with the strong flavors of sgagliozze or panzerotti. In a gelateria, enjoy real home-made ice cream choosing your favorite one from a fantastic selection.  The tour finishes by discovering the modern French part of the city. Here, by the famous sea-side, are beautiful opera theaters and luxury shopping streets to explore. 

Bari by boat: admire the city from the sea with Aperitivo

Bari by boat: admire the city from the sea with Aperitivo

Seize the opportunity to discover Bari from the sea on our fascinating gozzo, a vessel that embodies the Italian maritime tradition. On board our comfortable boat, you can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience, admiring the city from its best perspective, accompanied by one of our experienced skippers*. * Skippers are not tour guides. During the approximately 1,5 hour tour, we will make a pleasant stop, anchoring the boat in front of a characteristic location in the city, usually the Basilica di San Nicola. This moment of relax will further enhance your experience as you indulge in a delightful aperitivo offered by us. You can savor refreshing white wine and artisanal taralli. Moreover, weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the waters along the waterfront. Embarking for the tour is convenient, located in the heart of Bari's historic center, next to the magnificent Teatro Margherita, an iconic landmark facing the grand Piazza del Ferrarese. Join us and immerse yourself in one of the most captivating experiences this fascinating city has to offer.

Polignano a Mare: Boat Trip, Swim & Cave with Aperitif

Polignano a Mare: Boat Trip, Swim & Cave with Aperitif

Experience a wonderful day at sea on a guided boat trip departing from Polignano a Mare. Visit the coast, coves, and sea caves, take a refreshing dip in the ocean and savor a small aperitif. Choose from a shared or private option based on whether you prefer privacy or the chance to meet others. As you hop on board, be greeted by the staff, who will provide you with towels, snorkeling equipment, and personalized glasses. Discover the magnificent coast of Polignano and see the statue dedicated to Domenico Modugno. Next, make your way to the beautiful bay of Lama Monachile. Explore the Palazzese Grotto and see the Island of the Hermit (San Paolo Island), before taking a dip in the pristine waters of Apulia. After a refreshing swim, toast with a complimentary prosecco and Apulian taralli on the way back to Polignano a Mare.

Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town - such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the exterior of millenary Swabian Castle - riding along the narrow streets of the old town where you will see the old ladies still making pasta by hand and kids play outdoor. Tour goes on through the city's lively squares and the modern French part with its important Opera theaters, Art Nouveau buildings and luxurious shopping streets. Tour ends by riding along the ancient walls with panoramic view, the famous monumental seafront, the folkloric fish market to reach the Pane e Pomodoro beach. A taste of a local product is not to be missed!

From Bari: Puglia and Matera Sightseeing Tour

From Bari: Puglia and Matera Sightseeing Tour

At the slow pace of the roads of the southern heel of the Italian boot, we will get to know places otherwise difficult to reach independently. You will have the chance to visit ancient towns, seaside resorts, and historical sites in Puglia and Basilicata. Our trips will be opportunities to learn about local culture in a friendly and informal environment. We'll travel backroads to destinations showcasing nature alongside human handiwork. You'll have a friend at your side to immerse you in the customs and traditions of the cities you visit. Select amongst various itineraries. Frequently requested trips include: 1) Bari - Polignano - Alberobello - Matera - Bari (200 km) 2) Bari - Alberobello - Locorotondo - Cisternino - Ostuni - Bari (190 km) 3) Bari - Polignano - Alberobello - Locorotondo - Monopoli - Bari (170 km) 4) Bari - Altamura - Gravina - Matera - Bari (150 km) 5) Bari - Ruvo - Castel del Monte - Trani - Bari (150 km) World Heritage Unesco sites: Alberobello: on the way to the ''trulli'' capital is Polignano, famous for its cliffs, home of the Diving World Championship, on the Adriatic coast. Locorotondo and other small towns of the Itria Valley can be visited driving old roads filled with ancient monumental olive trees. Matera: on the way to this amazing town we could stop in Gravina in Puglia and Altamura, homelands of some of the most delicious food in the region. Castel del Monte: suggested stops at Ruvo di Puglia and Trani, with their wonderful cathedrals. Drive through picturesque rocky and coastal scenery.

Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise looking for dolphins

Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise looking for dolphins

After meeting your skipper at the Bari tourist port, board your sailing cruise. The skipper will give you all the instructions for safe navigation. So it's time to sail on the high seas and along the Apulian coast. Out here you can admire the imposing Bari lighthouse. If you are lucky you will be able to spot dolphins that often come close to the boat. If you wish, the skipper will also give you the opportunity to temporarily maneuver the boat yourself and will tell you how to deal with the wind and waves. If sea conditions allow, take a dip in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the refreshing temperatures. If weather conditions permit, your skipper will drop anchor at the old marina of Bari where you can take another swim and take panoramic photos of the seafront, the wonderful historic center and the basilica of San Nicola. You cannot miss a tasty Apulian snack accompanied by quality wine. If you choose to take the tour at sunset, you will be fascinated by the colors of the sun that combine sky and sea. Depending on the weather conditions and your swimming skills, you can play fun water games. The skipper has fun when you have fun! After booking, contact your skipper via WhatsApp for updates on the weather and the meeting point

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Great way of seeing Locorotondo and thePuglian Aquaduct with an entertaining and knowledgeable guide - great e- bikes too . Rocco made the tour interesting - not boy about the bike pathway but also the flora and fauna en route and the local history

The boat trip is definitely worth the money! The guides were great and told us very interesting things about the caves. We were a small group, which was very pleasant. Definitely recommended!😊

Service was wonderful, i would definitely use this service again. Highly recommended

Entertaining and good information. Guide was great! Making pasta was a highlight

very pleasant outing with lovely views of the city