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Cox and Kings Puglia and Basilicata

Cox and Kings Puglia and Basilicata

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Known as ‘the heel of Italy’, the region of Puglia offers some of the country’s most remote coastline and countryside, dotted with ancient sites and whitewashed towns. The neighbouring Basilicata region is a rustic area with both historic centres and fine beaches. Over the centuries, both regions have been influenced by ancient Greek, Roman and Norman rule, which is noticeable in the varied architecture and historic remains that you will see on this tour.

  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible – extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size – 10 people (max 18)
  • Direct International flights with British Airways
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 7 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Stay in a 5-star boutique hotel in Lecce
  • Wine, cheese & olive oil tasting
  • View the exquisite frescoes of the Crypt of the Original Sin in Matera
  • Explore the renowned trulli houses of Alberobello
  • Enjoy an aperitif at a private Palazzo in Lecce
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation throughout
  • Small group size – average 12 people

Day 1: Fly to Bari • Fasano

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Bari with British Airways and transfer to Fasano. Stay at the Casale Del Murgese for 5 nights.
(Dinner)

Day 2: Altamura • Matera

Morning drive to Altamura to visit the celebrated Romanesque cathedral. Continue to the Unesco world heritage site of Matera. The Sassi district is divided into two parts, the Sasso Caveoso and the Sasso Barisano, each with countless churches and their own distinctive features. The tour includes a visit to Casa Grotta, a typical Sassi dwelling, the Rupestrian churches and the Crypt of the Original Sin and its magnificent frescoes.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 3: Castel del Monte • Tran

Full-day excursion with a visit to Castel del Monte. This octagonal fortress built in the 13th century and isolated on a hill 540 metres above sea level is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Continue to Trani, a whitewashed port of Jewish origin, famous for its exquisite cathedral as well as its sweet Moscato wine.
(Breakfast)

Day 4: Alberobello • Martina Franca • Locorotondo

Drive through the Itria valley to Alberobello. Morning city tour of the UNESCO-listed town, famous for its traditional conical trulli dwellings. Afternoon excursion to visit Martina Franca, a small town with elegant palaces and monumental churches, typical of baroque architecture. Visit the hamlet of Locorotondo and enjoy tastings of typical products among the trulli houses.
(Breakfast)

Day 5: Bari • Polignano a Mare

Morning visit to the capital of Puglia, Bari. Explore the old town quarter including St Sabin Cathedral and St Nicholas Basilica. Afternoon excursion to the charming sea town of Polignano a Mare.
(Breakfast)

Day 6: Ostuni • Lecce

In the morning travel south to Lecce via Ostuni for a tour of the cathedral and a visit to a masseria (fortified farmhouse) for olive oil tastings. Continue to Lecce for a short city tour, including entrance to the cathedral. Stay at the Risorgimento Resort for 2 nights.
(Breakfast)

Day 7: Galatina • Otranto • Lecce

Morning visit to Galatina, renowned for its exquisite church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria with its medieval frescoes. Continue to Otranto, a town of Greek origin situated on the site of ancient Hydrus. Return to Lecce to visit the 14th-century Palazzo Morisco. Enjoy an aperitif in the gardens overlooking the Roman theatre. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
(Breakfast)

Day 8: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly to London.
(Breakfast)

Casale del Murgese, Selva di Fasano

Casale del Murgese is located in the heart of Apulia in a historical farmhouse. The hotel offers de luxe accommodation in a beautiful setting, and is just minutes from the sea. There is a large pool onsite, set in beautifully kept gardens. The newly built rooms are equipped with every comfort to make your stay unique and enjoyable. The restaurant specialises in traditional recipes from the Puglia region with homemade cakes and biscuits served at breakfast.

Risorgimento Resort, Lecce

The Risorgimento Resort is located a few minutes walk from the bell tower in Piazza Duomo and the Roman Amphitheatre in Piazza Sant’Oronzo in the heart of Lecce. The building, dating back to 1880, has been transformed into a modern concept property with 47 guest rooms and 12 suites. Public facilities include a gourmet restaurant, a bistro, a roof garden bar with panoramic views over the city, an American bar and a spa.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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