With a private guide, visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day. First, explore Matera, including the Sassi area, a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. Nearby, rock churches house 13th-century frescoes. Then it’s on to Alberobello to see the Trulli, an awe-inspiring collection of mortarless limestone dwellings, a prehistoric building technique still used in the region.
The coastline of Polignano a Mare is dotted with picturesque grottoes and coves, only accessible by sea. With this small-group boat tour, you'll be able to cruise right up to the coast and dive into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic to swim or snorkel. Learn about this area's history and traditions from your skipper, snap pictures of the Grotta Azzurra and Grotta Piana, and relax over drinks on board.
Polignano a Mare is famous for its picturesque sea caves that pierce the coastal cliffs. With this boat tour, admire dramatic grottoes and caverns that are only accessible by sea. Cruise by more than a dozen caves, pausing to snap photos and admire the unique coastal formations. Enjoy a brief stop to swim and a prosecco toast on board.
This tour will give you the opportunity to visit, independently, 4 of the most picturesque towns in Salento: Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli and Galatina. A scenic route from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, between rocky coasts, small bays and white Caribbean-style beaches.
Alberobello: 1.5 hour walking tour
Our journey starts with a walking tour of the historical district of Alberobello.
The Capital city of the “Trulli” will amaze you with its ancient stone houses, narrow streets and conical roofs decorated with magical symbols.
Monopoli: 40 min walking tour
Stroll across the old town and enjoy the view of the sandy beaches and picturesque fishing port.
Polignano a Mare: 1.5 hour free time
Then a transfer will bring you to Polignano a Mare, where you will admire the sea caves and the natural creeks carved into the rock from the beautiful terraces.
Let's choose together 3 of these places in Puglia (within 100 km/within 70 miles) for an evocative and personalized tour! I will be your Tour-Angel who will guide you around Puglia through the most beautiful and evocative places of this fascinating region. Personalized or themed tours to make you experience emotions that only this land can give you. Contact with nature, crystal clear sea, characteristic villages that preserve their ancient history and local traditions intact. The healthiest and tastiest gastronomy in all of southern Italy, with products from the sea and the land.
The fall of evening gives these places a unique magic that is reflected in its many castles, in its watchtowers on the sea, in the clubs of youthful nightlife, in the stone of ancient Romanesque cathedrals and in its always cheerful and welcoming people. Contact me and your holiday in Puglia will be unforgettable if you wish. I will make you feel like real Apulians!! I'll wait for you!
Ostuni, Martina Franca, and Alberobello are three gems of Puglia’s Itria Valley, but visiting these towns in one day by bus or train is almost impossible. With this driving tour, skip the hassle and delays of public transportation and instead relax on board a private minivan to each town. Take in the famed “trulli” in Alberobello, sweeping views from Martina Franca, and the historic cathedral in Ostuni before the return drive.
We will explore the entire Salento coast together starting from the north of the Adriatic up to the extreme south point to conclude with the vision of a wonderful sunset in Gallipoli. I will let you know the most beautiful places on the coast, the best cities and the customs and traditions of the Salento area. We will also try the typical seafood cuisine of Puglia accompanied by excellent rosé wines from Salento.
1-hour drive from Bari to Alberobello
Alberobello - guided tours
The town of Alberobello is home to one of the most important monuments of southern Italy. This city of has earned UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to its traditional Trulli houses, narrow streets, and ancient church of St. Anthony.
1-hour drive from Alberobello to Matera
Matera - guided tour
There's never been a better time to visit Matera, named the 2019 European Capital of Culture—and this tour makes the sightseeing logistics simple. Upon your arrival, you'll visit Matera's famous Sassi (historical cave dwellings); discover centuries-old, rock-hewn churches; visit a traditional cave house (ticket included); and drop by an artisanal ceramics workshop.
At the end of the tour, you will have 45 minutes of free time to have lunch on your own.
1-hour drive back to Bari
You can't visit Italy without trying at least one pasta dish... So, we'll teach you two!
Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina.
As the icing on the cake you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu.
Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture.
• Learn to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand
• Learn to make 2 iconic pasta types
• Learn to make the iconic tiramisu
• Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 12 people. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine with other lovely guests
• Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up
Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country. They are welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Orecchiette is one of the most traditional specialties from Puglia, but you may not know the trick to making this unique ear-shaped pasta. With this countryside cooking class, learn how to turn out orecchiette like a true Italian nonna and discover other classic dishes made with seasonal herbs and vegetables grown in the Itria Valley. Celebrate your new skill with a four-course meal featuring your freshly made pasta.
Bari is a fascinating city and is certainly one of the capitals of Italian street food: panzerotti, sgagliozze, focaccia barese and many other delicacies known and appreciated around the world are native of this land!
Thanks to our Street Food Tour in Bari you can taste the most famous street food of the city, walking through the alleys of the old town and visiting the places really frequented by locals, you will immerse yourself in the scents and flavors of Bari together with a local friend who will tell you all the funny anecdotes and curiosities that distinguish them.Please, note that the tour is always run in English and Italian.
Immerse yourself in local culture as you prepare a traditional Italian meal under the guidance of a Cesarina—an Italian certified home cook. Meet your host at their home in Alberobello, get hands-on in the kitchen as you make three typical dishes, and pick up tips and techniques to help you recreate them back home. Finally, join your host for a delicious lunch or dinner, accompanied by carefully matched wines.
Puglia is renowned for its historic towns, delicious cuisine, and fine wines, and this full-day tour from Bari or Ostuni checks off all three. Visit the medieval fortress of Castel Del Monte and the picturesque port town of Trani, enjoy an expert-led wine tasting at Tormaresca winery, and tuck into a gourmet lunch at a local restaurant.
Unlock the secrets of Puglian cuisine during a cooking class in Lecce. Set in the historic center and offered at two times, it’s easy to fit this culinary experience into your schedule. With expert guidance from your host, prepare classic macaroni pasta, along with orecchiette and maltagliati noodles. After the hands-on lesson, sit down for a typical meal of regional dishes and your expertly prepared pasta.
Taste your way around town with this street food tour of Bari, and learn about the city’s signature treats from a private guide. Starting with a walk around Bari’s Old Town, the tour introduces you to standout sights such as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and its sacred crypt. Continue to explore the cobblestoned enclave, trying fresh burrata cheese, focaccia, salumi, panzerotti, and home-made gelato. Finally, you’ll finish with a visit to the city’s French neighborhood where a large fish market is held.
Lecce is famous for its baroque architecture and authentic cuisine. With this cooking class in the heart of the city’s old town, experience the best of both. Meet your hosts at an “osteria” set on one of the most charming lanes in the historic center and discover the secrets to rolling and shaping fresh “orecchiette” pasta, a traditional specialty from Puglia. Then relax over a guided wine tasting paired with regional delicacies.
Alberobello, the famous capital of the trulli in Puglia, recognized as Unesco World Heritage as extraordinary example of drystone building.
This private guided tour gives you the opportunity to discover the origins of Alberobello and its trulli. You will experience Apulian traditions and learn about how people used to live in the past.
Polignano a Mare is one of the most picturesque fishing villages on Puglia's coastline and the best way to admire the town and explore its famous coastal caves is by sea. Set off from Cala Ponte for a boat tour along this pretty stretch of the Adriatic Sea, stopping to peek into sea grottoes, take a dip in hidden coves, and relax and sunbathe on board.
Explore Puglia's gems—including Lecce and Gallipoli—on this full-day tour with wine tastings. See ancient architecture in Lecce and visit Gallipoli's Old Town, built on an island now connected to the mainland by a bridge. Taste wines such as Primitivo, Negromaro, Sussumaniello, Aglianico and Bombino Bianco at several vineyard stops.
We bring to your accommodation/holiday home one of the most important culinary traditions of Pugliese cuisine: HANDMADE PASTA.
This experience will not only allow you to carry in your luggage back home the satisfaction of having been part of the preparation of 3 types of pasta with your own hands, but also to have learned techniques and tricks that you can put into practice to delight your family and friends on their way home.
The experience includes the preparation of 3 types of fresh pasta: Orecchiette, Tagliatelle and a stuffed egg pasta, but the experience does not end here, for each type of pasta we will prepare a sauce/dressing for an explosion of flavor. At the end, all seated, to taste the prepared dishes, accompanied by a starter that our local chef will offer us.
Explore the history of Lecce with a private guide during a walking tour. Meet your guide at a departure point and set out on a stroll of the historic center including top landmarks like the Santa Croce Church and Sant’Oronzo Square. Learn about Lecce dating back to medieval times and go underground at the Jewish Museum. This private tour can also be personalized according to your interests.
WITH THIS TOUR YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE BEST OF PUGLIA IN A SINGLE TOUR.
THE GUIDE THAT WILL ACCOMPANY YOU 'SPIEGHERA AND WILL TAKE YOU TO TRY ALSO THE TRADITIONS OF THE VISITED PLACES.
- Visit a wine cellar immersed in the Apulian countryside and discover the history of the family and how the local wine is produced
- Walk in the vineyard to discover the secrets of the wine varieties
- Join a tasty four-course lunch paired with four local wines or a traditional full aperitivo
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Boat tour of the Polignano a Mare caves with aperitif
"Excellent experience thank you. Efficiently run service with friendly & informative guides. Special thanks for being flexible regards to my booking which I kept changing without charging me. Big thumbs up from us 😁"..."
"Excellent experience thank you. Efficiently run service with friendly & informative guides. Special thanks for being flexible regards to my booking which I kept changing without charging me. Big thumbs up from us 😁"
Independent Tour to 4 Picturesque Towns of Salento: Otranto, Leuca, Gallipoli and Galatina
"We are so happy that we decided to take this tour. Every single sight became so much more meaningful when described by our wonderful tour guide Stefano. He makes history come to life with all the stories he shares. In addition to being a fount of historical knowledge, Stefano goes the extra mile to make sure all your needs are being met throughout the tour. A truly memorable experience!"..."
"We are so happy that we decided to take this tour. Every single sight became so much more meaningful when described by our wonderful tour guide Stefano. He makes history come to life with all the stories he shares. In addition to being a fount of historical knowledge, Stefano goes the extra mile to make sure all your needs are being met throughout the tour. A truly memorable experience!"
Charming Exclusive Customized tours with your real Apulian friend
"We booked this personalised tour online with Viator and were lucky enough to have Gabriele for our day trip. He was amazing with his knowledge of the area / sights / restaurant etc. Great safe driver and a really nice gentleman. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to take a trip in Puglia."..."
"We booked this personalised tour online with Viator and were lucky enough to have Gabriele for our day trip. He was amazing with his knowledge of the area / sights / restaurant etc. Great safe driver and a really nice gentleman. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to take a trip in Puglia."
Day Tour of Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello from Bari
"This was the most memorable tour I've ever been on! Vito took us to these 3 amazing cities. He shared such wonderful history and knowledge. If you are planning to learn more about Puglia, visiting these towns with Vito is thew way to go. I can't imagine doing it any other way!"..."
"This was the most memorable tour I've ever been on! Vito took us to these 3 amazing cities. He shared such wonderful history and knowledge. If you are planning to learn more about Puglia, visiting these towns with Vito is thew way to go. I can't imagine doing it any other way!"
"We highly recommend this full day trip - so many lovely places to visit on the coastal road from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca ( cliffs, grotta della poésie, view points,seaside towns of Otranto, Castro, as well as Galipoli . Lunch was delicious seafood in a local restaurant and gelato at a cafe overlooking the sea. Moreover our guide was fantastic. Many thanks for a wonderful day."..."
"We highly recommend this full day trip - so many lovely places to visit on the coastal road from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca ( cliffs, grotta della poésie, view points,seaside towns of Otranto, Castro, as well as Galipoli . Lunch was delicious seafood in a local restaurant and gelato at a cafe overlooking the sea. Moreover our guide was fantastic. Many thanks for a wonderful day."
Share your Pasta Love: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Lecce
"An excellent cooking experience in a fabulous 17th century countryside house with the wonderful Matilde. We went through two pasta dishes, and one dessert. Mathilde made her recipes simple and fool proof, they were better than any restaurant we have been to. Utterly spectacular, highly recommend and Matilde was a true pleasure."..."
"An excellent cooking experience in a fabulous 17th century countryside house with the wonderful Matilde. We went through two pasta dishes, and one dessert. Mathilde made her recipes simple and fool proof, they were better than any restaurant we have been to. Utterly spectacular, highly recommend and Matilde was a true pleasure."