1. Italy
  2. Basilicata
  3. Bari
  4. Sassi di Matera

Lecce: Solo Travelers and Couples Puglia and Matera Tour

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The perfect tour for solo travelers or those wishing to visit Puglia in pairs. This experience is a shared 7-day tour throughout which you will visit the most fascinating places of Puglia and Matera.
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Duration: 7 days
Starting time 3:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 3 UNESCO sites
  • Discover the most fascinating cities of Puglia and share the experience with other travelers
  • Join guided walking tours
  • Overnight in the city centers
Full description
Day 1: Lecce

Your first day will begin with your independent arrival in Lecce. Once there you will check-in to your accommodation in the historic center for 2 nights.

Day 2: Lecce

After breakfast, you'll meet with your tour guide at Piazza Sant'Oronzo. From there you'll start to discover Lecce, which is one of the most fascinating and elegant cities in southern Italy. The streets of the historic center here host wonderful palaces and churches built in a Baroque style.

Day 3: Monopoli and Alberobello

Following breakfast and check-out from your accommodation, you will depart for Monopoli by train. After checking in to your accommodation in the historic center, you will have free time for lunch before you transfer by minivan towards Alberobello, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1996. The town boasts the highest concentration of Trulli, typical rural stone buildings. Your guide will accompany you to discover the two historic districts and the Trullo Church. At the end of the visit you will taste typical local products, before you return to Monopoli where you will have the afternoon to spend at your leisure.

Day 4: Bari

Following breakfast, you will check-out and depart by train to Bari. You will meet with your tour guide at the Swabian Castle where you'll begin your walking tour discovering "Bari Vecchia". This is the historic center where you'll cross "Orecchiette" Street, where local women prepare handmade pasta. You'll visit the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola with its characteristic streets, before you finish your tour with a focaccia tasting. You will then have the afternoon to spend how you wish, before your check-in to your accommodation in the historic center for 3 nights.

Day 5: Trani and Castel del Monte

Following breakfast you will depart by train to Trani. In Piazza Plebiscito a rickshaw bike will be waiting for you with a guide who will lead you to discover the city, which is also called the "Pearl of the Adriatic". You'll admire the Swabian castle, commissioned by Emperor Frederick II, as well as the famous cathedral on the sea. You will also see the Jewish Quarter titled "La Giudecca", which contains a synagogue from the 12th century. The rickshaw will take you to the driver who will take you to the Castel del Monte, a UNESCO site and one of the most fascinating and mysterious places in Puglia. Your guide will take you inside allowing you to leap into the past to the Middle Ages, before you return to Bari to spend the evening as you wish.

Day 6: Matera

After breakfast you will transfer to Matera. There you will meet your guide and begin the guided tour of one of the most fascinating cities of Southern Italy, a UNESCO site and the European Capital of Culture 2019. You'll discover the two oldest quarters "Sasso Barisano" and "Sasso Caveoso", as well as the cathedral from which you can admire the park of the Murgia Materana and the cave houses. You will later return to Bari, where you will once again have a free evening.

Day 7: Bari

Following breakfast, your tour will conclude.
Includes
  • 6 nights/7 days in a bed and breakfast in the city center
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Minivan with a driver on the 3rd, 5th, and 6th days
  • Local guides in Bari, Lecce, Alberobello, Trani, Castel del Monte, and Matera
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities
  • Train ticket
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Tourist taxes and everything else not directly indicated
  • Entrance fees to Castel del Monte (10€ per person), the Matera rock churches (6€ per person), and the Baroque churches of Lecce (6.50€ per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Caffe Alvino, Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 30, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Shared tour with guaranteed departure (aside from public holidays)

From US$ 1,252.22 per person

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TURISTI IN PUGLIA INCOMING

Product ID: 333946