Charming Matera and Apulia Private Tour

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Duration 📅

5 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Private

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Language 🌐

English, Italian

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Inclusions

4 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star boutique hotels and Masserie.
Local English speaking guide from the 2nd to the 5th day of the tour
Aperitif on the sea
Tasting of Special Coffee or Artisan Gelato
1 tasting of Matera Bread in the Bakery
1 Wine tasting of Apulian wine
Boat Tour of the Marine Caves of Polignano a Mare with an aperitif on board.
Entrance to the Castellana Caves special visit to the White Cave.
Entrance to the Cave House of Matera.
Entrance to the Rupestrian Churches of Matera.
4xBreakfast
1xStreet Food in Bari;
1xLunch in the Trullo;
4xDinners with typical menu

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Visit the charming town of Matera, Unesco Heritage Site, and European capital of Culture 2019, and discover the nearby Apulia region treasures like the picturesque Alberobello village, Castellana Caves, and Polignano a Mare within 5 days of Matera Tour Package. Sleep in a boutique cave Hotel in the Sassi Area and in a traditional Apulian Farmhouse called Masseria, take advantage of an expert local guide, and taste the local food and wines.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Charming Matera and Apulia Private Tour

Day 1: Matera, Arrival 

Arrival at the airport in Bari / Transfer to the 4 **** hotel in Matera. Arrival at the hotel, welcome drink, and check-in. Dinner at the hotel and “taste” of Matera by night. Overnight.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Dimora di Metello Boutique Hotel 4* or similar.

 

Day 2: Matera City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel and guided tour of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, and one of the oldest cities in the world whose territory preserves evidence of rock settlements from the Palaeolithic to the present day.

Matera is the city of the Sassi, the original urban core developed from the natural caves, dug into the rock, and subsequently modeled in increasingly complex structures, inside two large natural amphitheaters which are the Sasso Caveoso and the Sasso Barisano. Visit a fully furnished cave-house and to the Rock Churches.

In the afternoon continue to the Belvedere is one of the two plateaus facing the Sassi, beyond the Gravina stream for a panoramic walk. At the end of the walk, the Tasting of Matera bread in a typical wood-fired oven, accompanied by extra virgin olive oil. Return to the hotel, dinner in a restaurant in the Sassi. Overnight.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Dimora di Metello Boutique Hotel 4* or similar.

 

Day 3 : Alberobello, Castellana Caves 

Breakfast, departure to Alberobello (UNESCO Site), capital of the Trulli and symbol of Apulia region. Visit the Rione Monti the Trullo Church, the Siamese Trullo, and other enchanting views of this town. Lunch in the Trulli.

Follows the Castellana Caves, a journey to the center of the earth among multicolored stone embroideries inside grandiose caves; a wonderful divine design. At the end of the visit wine cellar tour at a typical farmhouse. . A family-run winery since 1795, visit the cellar, to the barrel room where there are wooden barrels from the 1600s.

Tasting of local wines among which the famous Primitivo and typical products of the area. At the end of the day, transfer to a hotel in the Monopoli / Polignano area. Accommodation, dinner, and overnight stay.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Tenuta Masseria Monacelle 4* or similar.

 

Day 4 : Polignano a Mare, Bari 

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Bari, the great commercial city of Puglia, whose historic center is a maze: Basilica di San Nicola, Castello Svevo (ext.). Participation in local life with the tasting of street food, “Sgagliozze”, “panzerotti”, “pancakes”. Free time to walk in the old city.

Continue to Polignano a Mare, visit the city by boat for an exciting and memorable journey in an imaginary, yet real world. An experience that allows participants a new and enchanting perception of the territory from the sea. The hours on board the boat will pass between a dip in the blue-painted blue sea, snorkeling, and a refreshing aperitif.

Visit the sea caves (external) of Polignano a Mare, including the famous Grotta Palazzese. At the end of the day stop on a balcony of Polignano to taste the famous Caffè Speciale or Gelato Artigianale. Return to hotel, dinner, and overnight.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Tenuta Masseria Monacelle 4* or similar.

 

Day 5: Monopoli, Departure

Accordingly to your departure time, we can arrange a visit to Monopoli, with its 99 districts that stretch out on a flat territory, which is reflected in the Adriatic Sea. The symbol of the city is the Carlo V Castle, followed by the renowned historical center, the Concattedrale Della Madonna Della Madia, the rock church of Santa Maria Amalfitana, and the wall. Free time for an aperitif on the sea. Transfer to the airport.

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