8 DAY APULIA SOUTHERN ITALY

AND THE AMALFI COAST SMALL GROUP TOUR

OVERVIEW

Experience 8 amazing days in Italy. Explore the raw nature and wonder of the Apulia Region , Experience the Amalfi Coast one of the most dramatic and beautiful coastlines in all of Europe on a small group tour that is limited to less than 16 people.

Alberobello, Locorotondo, Ostuni, Polignano, Matera, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii

KEY DETAILS

  • PRICE
  • PRICING FROM Euro €1300
  • AVAILABILITY
  • 10+ Booking Now
  • DATES
  • APRIL-NOVEMBER

ITINERARY

Explore the long heel of Italy’s boot to discover sights, tastes, and gorgeous seascapes you’ll find nowhere else… like Matera, the “Subterranean City,” where the Sassi houses are caverns and the streets are sometimes the roofs of other houses. You’ll discover nestled among antique olive trees and Mediterranean vistas, one city steeped in history and cultural charm called Lecce, aptly named the “Florence of the South”. Then travel to the world famous Amalfi Coast and learn why this are area is considered one of the most beautiful locations in the world. From the amazing Amalfi Drive to the cobblestone streets of Sorrento, this area is full of amazing views, food and culture that will amaze you every day you are there.

DAY 1

This tour starts in BARI, Italy and ends in NAPLES, Italy. We will be happy to arrange your airfare for you or add additional days to make a longer trip.

You will start your journey with a private driver will meeting you at the Bari airport and takeing you straight to your hotel in Alberobello. Once you are checked into your 3-star accommodations, take in the atmosphere and enjoy your first night in the city! Today is a day to relax and get over a bit of jet-lag. In the afternoon you will meet your tour host and enjoy a welcome briefing where you will learn the details of the next days and be able to ask any questions you may have about the upcoming tour program, then you will enjoy a lovely welcome dinner.

Overnight in Alberobello.

DAY 2

Alberobello, Locorotondo & Cisternino

Today is a day to explore and learn about the beautiful landscapes of Apulia. After your breakfast at the hotel you will board your coach and begin you journey to visit some of the most important towns in the area. First on the program today is Locorotondo and Cisternino. Locorotondo is considered one of the most lovely towns in Italy and you will be taken there to explore, take some great photographs and enjoy the historic center of the town. The architecture of Locorotondo is truly baroque and you will get a sense of what life was like in this amazing hilltop town. After your visit you will continue on to visit Cisternino which dates back to the Middle Palaeolithic period 200,000 to 45,000 years ago. Today Cisternino is full of wonderful sights and sounds and the famous small white houses with pointed “Truli” roofs. Photographs are around every corner in this breathtaking little village. In the afternoon you will enjoy a lovely wine and food experience which features the local wines and dishes that come from this area. After you have enjoyed a lovely meal, you will return to Alberobello where you will have the remainder of the day and evening free to explore and relax.

DAY 3

Ostuni, Polignano & Monopoli

Enjoy your fresh espresso at breakfast then depart for your first location today; Ostuni. This amazing village is located over 700 feet above sea level and the crown jewel of the town is the 15th century Roman Gothic Cathedral. The church is truly a sight to see that will amaze you in every way. You will have plenty of time to learn about this amazing structure and take some memorable photographs. Don’t forget to visit the amazing ancient gates and Aragonese walls of this impressive village. Next you will travel 50 miles outside Bari to Polignano, a seaside town which many consider to be the oldest town in the entire region and was occupied by the Huns and Normans to name a few. You will have free time to explore and enjoy this seaside town. Then continue to the village of Monopoli which is known for its streets that have homes and churches next to one another in rows. Explore the small alleyways and streets as you have lots of time to wander. Return to Alberobello in the late afternoon and you will have the evening free. Overnight in Alberobello.

DAY 4

Matera

After you enjoy breakfast you will check out and enjoy the ride through the countryside toward Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. Along the way you will stop in the UNESCO heritage city of Matera which is the 3rd oldest city in the world with over 10,000 years of heritage. The town is full of limestone rock called Sassi rock which the locals used to carve caves and waterways. You will have free time for lunch and to explore the amazing Duomo church. You will continue on to Sorrento where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Check into your hotel and relax a bit. You have the evening free to explore the cobble stone streets of Sorrento for dinner on your own and free time. Overnight in Sorrento.

DAY 5

Amalfi Ravello & Minori

You will have a full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello and Minori. Today is a truly special experience as you will get a beautiful view of this UNESCO area and the towns of Ravello, Minori and Amalfi, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of Amalfi, the Maritime Republics, as well as visit an excellent “limoneto”, a cliff adorned with thriving lemon trees. After Amalfi, you will travel to Ravello, where artists, writers, and musicians, such as Richard Wagner, flocked to and composed famous works. Ravello is also famous for its age-old villas dating back centuries. Minori is where you will get to taste the famous  Sal de Riso which is a sweet pastry that is famous on the Amalfi Coast. Return to Sorrento for free evening on your own.

Overnight in Sorrento.

DAY 6

Pompeii

Pompeii is known for its excavated ruins that embody historical significance. You will stop here en route to late morning by private coach. Pompeii was known for its ideal climate and scenery, serving as a getaway for Roman elites. Now, it is famous for the civic buildings that remain there today after hundreds of years. Among these include the House of Mysteries, home to historical murals; the Surgeon’s House; the House of Faun and the Chaste Lovers, where you will find celebrated artworks. When in Pompeii, you will indeed notice the graffiti-covered walls of most buildings throughout the city. These are a testimony to the public reaction to historical political elections. Your tour is followed by a light lunch and wine tasting, which will be on the Vesuvio Volcano. Here, you will enjoy a stunning view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, and small villages on the coastline. Return to Sorrento for lunch (paid locally) and free evening on your own.
Overnight in Sorrento

DAY 7

Free Day

Today is your day to relax and sleep in or get up early and explore the other parts of the city. You may want to take an optional trip to Capri for the day or just sit and people watch, the choice is yours! Tonight you will enjoy a lovely farewell dinner.

Overnight Sorrento

DAY 8

Depart

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Naples airport or train station. We can assist you with extending your trip to other parts of Italy or Europe.

DEPARTURE DATES 2020

(2020)
Friday, April 03, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday, May 01, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020 (11th full/closed)
Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, October 09, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020 (23rd full/closed)
Friday, November 06, 2020

PRICING 2020

Friday, April 03,17 2020
Double Euro 1450, Single Euro 2090, Triple Euro 1408

Friday, May 01, 15, 29 2020
Friday, June 12, 26, 2020
Friday, July 17, 31 2020
Friday,
August 28 2020
Friday, September 11, 25 2020  (11th full/closed)
Double Euro 1651, Single Euro 2422, Triple Euro 1576

Friday, October 09, 23 2020 (23rd full/closed)
Double Euro 1590, Single Euro 2333, Triple Euro 1541

Friday, November 06 2020
Double Euro 1300, Single Euro 1825, Triple Euro 1265

All prices are per person in Euro dollars to avoid any hidden exchange rate charges. Euro rate is locked at time of full payment

WHAT’S INCLUDED

3 nights in Alberobello , Apulia
4 nights in Sorrento Coast
Daily Breakfast
Arrival transfer in Bari Airport
Tour Escort service
Welcome briefing followed by Welcome dinner
Excursion to Polignano, Monopoli & Ostuni
Excursion to Cisternino, Alberobello & Locorotondo
Wine tasting in Locorotondo
Olive oil & Cheese tasting in Cisternino
Farmer lunch near Cisternino
Transfer from Alberobello to Sorrento with en route stop in Matera
Free time in Matera
Excursion to Amalfi & Ravello ( in Ravello optional access to Villa Rufolo)
Lemon delicacies tasting in Minori, a little village near Amalfi
Half Day guided visit of Pompeii
Farewell candlelight dinner in Sorrento on a sea view terrace
Departure Transfer to Naples Airport

  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Drinks on meals
  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • Travel Insurance

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