Apulia - It's Not Just A Wine Region
Thompson Travel Holidays
£100 OFF if booked by 31 October 2018.
Single rooms on a first come. first served basis.
12 July 2019
Depart Belfast for flight to Naples. Transfer by coach to the Una Hotel Regine Bari for dinner and overnight.
3 Nights in the UNA Hotel Bari www.unahotelreginabari.it
13 July 2019 - EXCURSION ALTAMURA & MATERA
After breakfast, you will start your journey in Apulia with Altamura & Matera excursion. In Altamura you will
visit the “Santa Maria Assunta” Cathedral and most important you will taste its typical homemade bread
and pieces of focaccia.
Continuation to Matera. Have a light lunch into a wine cellar. We move on for the visit of Matera and its
famous Sassi (UNESCO World Heritage Site.). Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
14 July 2019 - ALBEROBELLO EXCURSION & CISTERNINO
Breakfast in Hotel and departure to Alberobello. Alberobello is a very interesting city, known for its Trulli
houses that you can find in abundance. Free time to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continuation
direction Cisternino and stop for a visit of an Oil Mill. A taste of this delicious oil is a must! Return to the
Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
15 July 2019 - DEPARTURE TO MURGE TARANTINE, MANDURIA & SALICE SALENTINO
This day you will visit a part of the mysterious Murge Tarantine. Inside the Murge you can see deep caves
made by old waterways and a great number of caves which gave hospitality to a wild civilization. In
Manduria you will have a taste of typical food & wine – of course the famous Primitivo di Manduria.
Continuation to Salice Salentino for the next visit into one of the oldest and famous wine cellars.
Continuation to Lecce Area, dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel Leone Di Messapia. www.leonedimessapia.it
16 JULY 2019 - LECCE ‘the Florence of South’ & OTRANTO
Visit of Lecce, famous for its baroque. After the visit, have a taste of the typical sweet: the “Pasticciotto”.
Continuation to Otranto having got a very important Cathedral with its beautiful mosaics who tell about
centuries of history. Return to Lecce. Dinner and overnight stay.
17 JUL 2019 – GROTTE DI CASTELLANA & BARI
Breakfast in hotel and continuation along the Adriatic Sea direction Grotte Castellana, the Castellana Caves,
a remarkable karts cave system located in the municipality of Castellana Caves. They are one of the most
intensive and well-known caves in Italy. Return to the Una Hotel Bari for the next 2 nights. Dinner and overnight stay.
18 JULY 2019 - BARI & FREE TIME
In your last day, you will visit Bari. Free time in the afternoon. Farewell Dinner with typical Apulian food.
Overnight stay in a hotel in Bari area.
19 JULY 2019 – DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Transfer to Naples airport for homeward journey.
- English speaking tour escort for the whole trip
- Local guide for visit in Matera
- Taste of homemade focaccia in Altamura
- Taste of Oil in Cisternino
- Light lunch with wine tasting in Manduria
- Wine tasting in Salice Salentino
- Pasticciotto taste during the excursion Lecce and Otranto
- Drinks during the meals, where not mentioned
- Lunches, where not mentioned
- Entrance fees
- Personal extras and tips
- Everything not mentioned under “the price includes”