Food and Wine Tour in Puglia Featured

  • Discounts: For groups
  • Season: All year long
  • Experience: Gourmet/Territory
  • Start/Ending tour: Bari/Bari
  • Meal plan: Hotel/Masserie 4*/HB/FB
  • Excursions: 10+ included
  • Days-Nights: 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Price: on request

 

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Descrption

A delicious journey among the flavours and savoir-faires of Puglia. Mini cooking lessons included. BEST SELLER

Puglia is best known for its typical cuisine and for the rich variety of its territory. The food and wine tour in Apulia is aimed at all lovers of Mediterranean cuisine and  considered to be the most interesting one in Italy. During our intense and rewarding travel program,different from the usual tourist routes,we will immerse you into the culture of Apulia,you will visit some of the most prestigious and traditional wine and food production companies,you will enjoy practical cooking lessons of traditional Apulian cuisine,we will introduce you the beauty and the cultural treasures of this unique and extraordinary region of Italy,we will accommodate you in the most prestigious 4 star hotels and resorts of Apulia, we will delight your taste buds with unforgettable dinner.

We can offer this service to single travellers, large groups, couples, as well as special packages for large organisations and also companies. We tailor all of our tours to suit our clients specific requirements and we can also personalise wine and gastronomic tours.

Every day of our tour is dedicated to each specific charachteristic of culinary tradition considered a unique and unmissable gem of the territory.

Bread, pasta, orecchiette, pizza, focacce, panzerotti, cheese, burrata, mozzarella, fish and meat delicacies, extra virgin olive oil, wine, but also the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte, the stones of Matera, landscapes, ancient cities, the mediterranean breeze and so much more.

The ideal way to spend your holidays in Puglia and in Southern Italy.

 

 

The program

FIRST DAY

(Welcome day)

Overnight in Bari Hotel 4*

  • Arrival of the participants at the International Airport "Karol Wojtyla" in Bari and transfer from the airport to the hotel resort destination.
  • Acommodation in hotel, check-in, welcome drink, dinner and overnight.

SECOND DAY

(St Nicholas day)

Overnight in Bari Hotel*

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Guided tour in Bari: to the famous and imposing Basilica of St. Nicholas, the place where the churches of East and West meet, guardian of the relics of St. Nicholas of Mira,to the majestic  Castle of Frederick II of Swabia, the alleys of the old city between symbolic traces of stucco decorations and Baroque and prominent Romanesque buildings such as the Cathedral of San Sabino, the Petruzzelli theater recently renovated, the city walls and the lovely promenade.
  • Lunch at a typical restaurant in Bari (extra)
  • Transfer to the mall outlet for the shopping and Amusement Park. Free time for shopping or leisure activities. Possibility to purchase the most famous  Italian fashion brands at convenient prices.
  • Return to the hotel.

THIRD DAY

(Itria Valley Day)

 Overnight in Bari Hotel 4*

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • A hike through the monumental area of the Trulli of Alberobello. Picturesque and agricultural center consists largely of trulli, which offer, in addition to a vague fairy-tale atmosphere, considerable architectural interest recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. In Alberobello alone there are over 1,500 trulli of various types. Shopping in the quaint shops shaped trulli.
  • Lunch at a typical restaurant (extra)
  • Trip to Castellana Caves remarked mostly for the Karst Complex of Caves, among the most largest and suggestive of Europe. Discovered in 1938, the Caves offer a lovely speleological scenery made of stalactites, stalagmites, tunnels and chambers of which the famous White Cave is the best example.
  • Moving on from the excavations of Egnatia you reach the historic center of Polignano a Mare, a charming city perched over the crystal clear water.
  • Return to the hotel.

FOURTH DAY

(Bread and Focaccia day)

Overnight in the Northern area of Bari hotel / masseria 4*

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Guided tour to Matera declarated World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993, considered to be unique in the world for its extraordinary urban structure configuration and its contrasting landscapes.It's the city of caves,of the Entrenched villages, of the peasant houses carved into rock,of the frescoed Rock churches, of the great Romanesque Apulian and Baroque churches and of notable noble Palaces. It's the city that geologicallycalls to mind  ancient Jerusalem and Cappadocia. It was the destination of so many people and their masterpieces, and it continues to be the destination of some of the most famous actors and directors,who find Matera the right place to shoot movies, Mel Gibson that shot his masterpiece "The passion of Christ" in Matera, says:"The first time i saw Matera i went crazy, because it was simply perfect!
  • Lunch at local restaurant with the tasting of the typical bread of Matera (extra).
  • Trip to Altamura, the city of bread.Visit of workshop for the production of bread and bakery goods,bagels,bread sticks and focaccia, where the manual preparation of the dough and leavening is being explained.
  • You can taste warm bread and focaccia, fresh-baked
  • Return to the hotel.

FIFTH DAY

(Mozzarella, Pasta ed Olio day)

Overnight in the Northern area of Bari hotel / masseria 4*

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Trip to a dairy farm that produces cheese, during the visit you can witness the making of mozzarella and bocconcini, typical product from this area. Tasting of fresh and mature cheeses.
  • Trip to a handicraft factory, known for the production of fresh pasta. It's purely and artisanal production and family business. The dough is hand made with eggs, flour and water that comes flattened with a rolling pin on a wooden table. You get a chance to join the preparation of the dough and preparing sheets from which they obtain the type of pasta you prefer, from noodles to orecchiette from Bari.
  • Trip to a local farm, with adjoining mill craft, known for the excellent quality of the oil produced. The owner will take us to visit the company and the mill, explaining us how to recognize and savor good extra virgin olive oil. Included sampling of oil, croutons, bruschette and olves.
  • Cooking lesson in the mill and meeting with the chef and lunch preparing (included).
  • Trip to the city of Trani, visit of  the most famous cathedral also known as the "Queen of Cathedrals of Puglia", built in honor of St.Nicholas the Pilgrim, the magnificent Svevo Castle located directly along the sea, the Jewish Church, the Church of All Saints,the courts located in the historic Court Hall, the beautiful church of Santa Teresa, which stands on the harbor, the Monsatery located in the peninsula of Colonna. Interesting are the Municipal Gardens along the coast with its pine and oak trees,and finally the breath taking harbor with typical pub reastaurants, various shops and The Fort, attached to the dock of the port.
  • Return to the hotel.

SIXTH DAY

(Wine & Cooking day)

Overnight in the Northern area of Bari hotel/masseria 4*

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Cooking class, a meeting with the chef to prepare specialties from Puglia.
  • Trip to renowned Wine Cellar of Northern Bari. Visit of the Company. Meeting with sommelier. Overview: traditional grape varieties of the region, grape import and new trends, the traditional DOC appellations, the historical production figures. Wine tasting accompanied by small croutons and bagels from Puglia.
  • Transfer to Castel del Monte.
  • Lunch in a typical farm in the Castel del Monte area (extra).
  • A lovely trip to Castel del Monte (UNESCO), the most mysterious of the buildings built by Frederick II of Swabia around 1240. Octagonal in shape from one side represents a rigorous architectural scheme and on the other side recalls mystical and symbolic aspects. Added to the list of National Italian Monuments in 1936 and on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1996. The mysteries of this castle will not fail to charm and seduce you.
  • Trip to Barletta,visit of the majestic medieval castle-a notable Renaissance architectural example, as a result of a succession of different dynasties,dating from the eleventh to the eighteenth century,visit to the Romanesque Gothic Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the impressive early Christian catacombs, the Cellar of the Challenge and the historic center.
  • Return to the hotel.

SEVENTH DAY

(Free day)

Overnight in the Northern area of Bari hotel / masseria 4*

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Free day available for everyone.
  • Return to the hotel.

EIGHTH DAY

Re-entry

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the international airport of Bari "Karol Wojtyla" .
  • End of services.
NOTES
  • The tour starts every Saturday of the year and ends the following Saturday.
  • The program is indicative and subject to changes or shifts in relation to seasonal events or arrivals day other than Saturday.
  • The final program will be announced at time of booking.
Tariffs and Conditions

COSTS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Prices on request
  • Discounst for groups

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • All transfers including transfers to/from Bari Airport/Hotel
  • 7 nights in a hotel 4* or similar
  • 7 breakfasts at hotel
  • 2 mini cooking classes with professional Chef
  • Meals according to the program chosen
  • Guided trips: included as scheduled
  • Accompaniment and language support: English, German, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish and other

THE TOUR DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Plane flight
  • Entrance tickets
  • Additional trips
  • Extra lunches
  • Tips and gratuities
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Puglia is a region of Southern Italy that homes 4.084.035 inhabitants.The capital of Puglia is Bari. It has borders with Molise,Campania and Basilicata and it's washed by the Adriatic and Ionian seas.It includes the provinces of Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Taranto.

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