Puglia & Southern Italy with Kate George

Nov 1-12, 2018 / 12 DAYS

Discover the soul behind the “boot heel” of Italy.

Sip cappuccino in a cafe where only Italian can be heard. Wander underground through Neolithic caves. Travel back to simpler times in untouched Albero…

Your package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 8 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

National Archaeological Museum, Bari, Castel del Monte, the Basilica of St. Nicholas, Trulli entrance, Casa Grotta, Sassi di Matera cave dwellings

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 3 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with some hi…

Itinerary

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Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

Nov 01: Travel to Italy

Board your overnight flight to Italy today.

Naples / 2 NIGHTS

Nov 02: Arrival in Naples

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner where you may have a chance to taste traditional Neapolitan pizza.

Nov 03: Sightseeing tour of Naples

Included meals: Breakfast

This morning’s guided sightseeing tour introduces you to the highlights of Naples. • Enjoy a panoramic tour with a scenic drive along the Naples waterfront • Pass Castel dell’Ovo, the seaside castle on a peninsula in the Bay of Naples • Visit the National Archaeological Museum and see relics of Roman history Enjoy a free afternoon in Naples or add an excursion.

Bari Region / 2 NIGHTS

Nov 04: The Bari Region via Benevento

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Make your way to the Bari region, stopping to explore the city of Benevento on a guided walking tour. • View the Arch of Trajan and Church of Sant’Ilario  • Enter the Church of Santa Sofia and the Museum of Sannio Then, continue on to the Bari region. Stop along the way for a guided tour of the UNESCO-protected Castel del Monte. This 13th-century structure is known as a masterpiece of medieval military architecture.

Nov 05: Sightseeing tour of Bari

Included meals: Breakfast

Explore the town of Bari with a local guide. • Visit Bari Cathedral, built atop the ruins of an Imperial Byzantine church destroyed in 1156 by William the Wicked • See the Old Town, the castle, Piazza Mercantile, and Piazza Ferrarese • Visit the Basilica of St. Nicholas, which contains the remains of the bishop whose penchant for anonymous gift-giving inspired the legend of Santa Claus Enjoy a free afternoon in the Bari region or add an excursion.

Lecce / 2 NIGHTS

Nov 06: Sightseeing tour of Lecce

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Lecce, nicknamed “the Florence of the South,” to get to know the city on a guided sightseeing tour. • Marvel at the extravagant ornamentation of Lecce’s churches and monuments  • Visit Lecce Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Roman Amphitheatre

Nov 07: Free day in Lecce

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Lecce or add an excursion.

Trulli Valley / 2 NIGHTS

Nov 08: Sightseeing tour of Ostuni

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your Tour Director and pay a visit to Ostuni’s picturesque cathedral and whitewashed Old Town homes. Then continue on to the Trulli Valley, arriving in time for a dinner of regional specialties at a local farm.

Nov 09: Sightseeing tour of Alberobello

Included meals: Breakfast

A local guide leads a tour of Alberobello, where you’ll explore more of its UNESCO-recognized trulli, the iconic homes with symbols painted onto the roof to bring luck. Enjoy a free afternoon in the Trulli Valley or add an excursion.

Amalfi Coast / 2 NIGHTS

Nov 10: Sightseeing tour of Matera

Included meals: Breakfast

Travel through the scenic Apennine Mountains on your way to the Amalfi Coast, stopping along the way in Matera for a guided tour of the hilltop town. • Visit the 9,000-year-old Sassi di Matera cave dwellings, including the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and the chiese rupistri, or “rock churches” • View Matera Cathedral, Palazzo del Sedile, and the Tramontano Castle, which has sat unfinished since the early 16th century

Nov 11: Free day on the Amalfi Coast

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full free day on the Amalfi Coast or add an excursion. Say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner tonight.

Nov 12: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Naples airport for your flight home or continue your adventure in Rome.

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