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1. Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari
Experience a pleasant bike tour to discover the city of Bari and let your expert multilingual guide show you the most important attractions of the Apulian capital. You will admire the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino, the Swabian Castle, the Teathers, the main squares, the many picturesque beaches, and the beautiful hidden corners of the historical center, such as the Fish Market and the alleys where women still prepare handmade fresh pasta. You will venture into the real Bari and immerse yourself in the lively local life and the traditions of this enchanting city. Choose the bikes which suit you best among women, men and children bikes. This tour is suitable to everybody and to every level of training. Bari is a flat and sunny city and is therefore ideal to be visited by bike all the year round.
Very enjoyable and educational tour. Our guide was an encyclopaedia of information on the history of Bari. Thank you Davide.
2. 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 and 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.
The tour overall was good. The little bit of history shared was eye opening. Definitely recommend opting in for the food part after the walking tour, makes it well worth it.
3. From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour
Begin your cultural adventure visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you. Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems its will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own home-made pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.
This tour will enhance your understanding, appreciation, and love of Bari in so many ways. I can't recommend it enough!
4. Bari: Ostuni, Alberobello and Locorotondo Full-day Tour
From Bari, head to Ostuni to meet an expert local guide who will accompany you to discover the small city painted in white lime. Walking through the narrow alleys to arrive at the Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione. Then proceed to Alberobello, where you will have the opportunity to admire the two ancient quarters. Starting from Aia Piccola, the most authentic area of Alberobello, you’ll stroll to Rione Monti to visit a trullo (a small round house with a cone-shaped roof). Final stop is Locorotondo, a pretty village whose historical center is made up of white houses arranged in a circle next to each other. You’ll then return to Bari.
5. Bari Walking Tour
Visit the main attractions of the old town and get a real feel the city. See the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Walk along the cobbled, narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoors and people cook in every corner. Discover the modern French part of the city with opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Explore the famous fish market near the seaside, and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. Finish your adventure with a tasting of delicious local ice cream.
Very interesting. Alessia took her time and was so nice. Ideal to discover Bari and its people.
6. Bari Street Food Tour by Bike
Begin by visiting the main attractions of the old town including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will have several tasting stops. in a panificio (bakery) to learn how focaccia barese is made and to taste a delicious slice. in a Salumeria to find out about the different kinds of cheeses and salami, while drinking a glass of wine. In one of the typical corners of the old town, to discover fried street food and the strong flavours of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a Gelateria to choose between a great selection of home-made ice cream. Discover the modern French part of the city by the famous sea-side, with its opera theaters and luxury shopping streets, where the tour ends.
We did the food tour with Anna. She is very pleasant en entertaining. Lots of story’s with a smile. The tasting of food was delightful especially the pasta mama’s. We would recommend it. Andre and Betty, The Netherlands
7. Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast
After meeting with your skipper at the marina in Bari, hop on board your sailing cruise. Enjoy a welcome snack of local focaccia and an excellent Primitivo red wine to start your sailing adventure. Then it's time to cruise out to the high sea. Out here, you can admire the imposing lighthouse of Bari. If you're lucky, you'll spot dolphins who often come up close to the boat. If you'd like, the skipper will even give you the opportunity to temporarily maneuver the boat yourself. If sea conditions allow, take a dip in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the refreshing temperatures. Your skipper will cast anchor at the old navy of Bari where you'll be able to take another swim and take panoramic photos of the promenade. Finally, visit the historic center's ancient fish market and admire the Basilica of San Nicolas.
8. Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour
Begin by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Continue to several tasting stops: in a panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a fresh slice. In a salumeria, learn about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one of the typical corners of the town, discover fried street food and the strong flavors of sgagliozze (fried polenta) and panzerotti (fried turnovers). In a gelateria, enjoy home-made ice cream and choose your favorite from a great selection. The tour ends by discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets.
Alex gave us a wonderful tour. He accommodated us in every way. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this food tasting tour of Bari Vecchia. A fun experience!
9. Bari: Segway Tour & Gelato Tasting
Learn how to ride a Segway during a short training session, before heading out with your guide on a 1-hour tour of Bari’s old town. Start by visiting the main attractions of the area, such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the Swabian Castle. Continue your ride along the narrow streets of the traditional old town, where children play outdoors and neighbors stop to chat. Discover the modern part of the city, with its opera houses and luxury shopping streets. See the famous seaside fish market, the beach and the lively squares where you can enjoy a taste of local products.
Emanuele guided us through the old city of Bari with smile and lots of fun. We really enjoyed the time with him and the little surprises during our tour.
10. Bari: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local
Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the beautiful city of Bari through the eyes of a local. Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get assigned a local host who is passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Meet where you are staying to get familiar with the neighborhood and find out about the best places to eat and drink. Alternatively, meet at a central location and discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss. Get tips on the easiest ways to get around, chat about cultural differences and hear about local events. Learn what it is really like to live in the city. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of the rest of your stay.
Andrea was very friendly, knowledgeable and good communication, we enjoyed every moment touring the old and the new city with him, we highly recommending him
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Planning Your Visit
The beautiful region of Puglia is rising in popularity thanks to lower hotel and food prices than the rest of Italy, without skimping in the beauty or quality. The region is best seen by car, and local hire is cheap, particularly from the airport. Drive between towns, restaurants and lidos to see the best the region has to offer, and eat delicious Puglian food.
What to eat in Puglia
Puglia is famous for its orecchiette pasta (translated to small ears) and olive oil - combine the two with sausage and broccolini and you have the region's most special dish. Polish it off with a glass of delicious Puglian wine, usually served with tiny bread bites, called taralli. Yum!
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- Spring and fall both offer mild temperatures and less rainfall than the winter, making either one perfect for a visit to the seaside city.
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