Discover Puglia

Leisurely Touring

7 Days from $1,699

Sep 2018 - Oct 2019 Departures

Step away from the crowds and enjoy the real Italy in Apulia, where you’ll discover unique Trulli houses, rock-carved Sassi dwellings and grand Baroque architecture.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners including lunch and dinner at a masseria
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Lunch at the five-star Masseria Torre Coccaro 
  • Discover Matera's Sassis dwellings 
  • The charming town of Lecce
  • Alberobello, Locorotondo & Martina Franca visits

Optional excursions

  • ​Ostuni & olive oil tasting 
  • Explore Monopoli

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just $130.

Itinerary

Make your own way to Bari, where we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the small, picturesque village of Selva di Fasano. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink before dinner this evening.

​After a leisurely morning we will head to the beautiful five-star Masseria Torre Coccaro where you will be served a delicious meal - the philosophy of the masseria means that produce is always sourced locally. The setting for this once fortified manor house is spectacular, as the scenery stretches out across the bourgainvilia adorned terraces to miles of idyllic countryside.​

​Matera is a fascinating city, famous for the Sassi stone houses that decorate the landscape. Carved directly into the calcarenitic rock, these ancient cave dwellings, thought to house some of the earliest human settlements in Italy, were originally home to Turkish monks. To learn more about these fascinating houses we take a walking tour through Matera. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Local Guide who will be able to tell you more about the history of the area and answer any questions you may have.​

​Take the chance today to relax and enjoy your resort, Selva di Fasano. 

You might choose to join an optional excursion which takes you to a local olive oil producer. Here you will be given the opportunity to see how the oil is produced, as well as sample the final product. 

We also visit the beautiful town of Ostuni, which dates back to the 1st century AD, when it was an important Greco-Roman city. This is a lovely place to visit and a true picture of an Apulian town, with its whitewashed houses, meandering lanes and a colourfully tiled Gothic cathedral at its heart. This evening enjoy an al fresco dinner at a local masseria, where home-cooked regional specialities and wine will be served in rustic surroundings.​

​The fascinating Valley of Itria presents plenty of opportunities to see the conical beehive-style Trulli houses that epitomise the region. Explore Alberobello, Locorotondo and finally Martina Franca, an evocative town of medieval palaces, churches and balconied houses.​

​Lecce is our destination today. A Local Guide will introduce you to this charming town with its wealth of history, fine architecture, high-end boutiques and sophisticated cafés. The Roman amphitheatre is particularly notable, as is the intricately carved Church of Santa Croce, a fine example of the town's fantastic Baroque architecture; which has given rise to its nickname: 'The Florence of the South'. We visit both today​.

​The pretty coastal town of Monopoli is just a short distance from our base in Selva di Fasano. With its medieval centre, pretty Baroque cathedral, bustling market square and inviting beach promenade, an optional excursion to Monopoli promises to be a truly memorable visit. 

Explore Selva di Fasano, a little hilltop village and the location of your hotel, as an alternative to Monopoli. Or perhaps simply enjoy the hotel's facilities and the glorious Italian sunshine from the comfort of the hotel grounds. This evening we will meet at the hotel for a farewell get-together.​

At the end of the tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Monopoli

Monopoli

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Enjoy a leisurely visit to the lovely nearby coastal town of Monopoli, with its historic mediaeval centre, pretty Baroque cathedral, bustling market square, a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as an inviting beach promenade.

Three Quarter Day - Minimal Walking - Highly Recommended

Ostuni and Olive Oil Tasting

Ostuni and Olive Oil Tasting

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Join our excursion to Ostuni, a pretty town peppered with gleaming centuries-old whitewashed buildings. It is spread over three hills and surrounded by olive groves, boasting a magnificent Gothic cathedral, a lovely place for a leisurely stroll. Make your way through narrow streets spanned by elegant archways or maybe take a seat in a café and just enjoy the views. The local museum houses some interesting artefacts and there are plenty of tempting shops if you want to pick up a souvenir.
A visit will also be made to a local olive oil producer where you’ll see first hand how the oil is produced and get to sample the final product.

Three Quarter Day - Moderate Walking - Local Culture & Scenery

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from $130

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this prebookable excursion package...

Ostuni and Olive Oil Tasting / Monopoli

Accommodation

<p>The beautiful 4-star Hotel Sierra Silvana is located in the heart of Selva di Fasano, on the outskirts on Salento. Le Selva di Fasano is a beautiful location encompassed in natural flora, woodland, and oak trees. The Sierra Silvana hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful town and set within a beautiful garden, in the perfect location for exploring the local area.</p> <p>The hotel is perfect for both relaxing and exploring, set amidst fragrant pine trees. Perhaps relax amongst the greenery and the Mediterranean pool or get active with a game of tennis. In the central building there are cosy lounges and an American bar that overlooks a sunny large terrace, where tasty snacks are served. There are also other various locations onsite to relax and enjoy the unique flavour of Apulian cuisine with carefully selected ingredients.</p> <p>The bedrooms are surrounded by Mediterranean gardens with included facilities such as bathtub/shower, telephone, minibar, air conditioning, satellite TV and Sky channels, hairdryer, WIFI area and a small balcony. Hotel facilities include a caf&eacute;, restaurant, bar, large swimming pool and a health club to enhance your relaxation.</p>

Sierra Silvana Hotel, Selva di Fasano

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Sunday 30 Sep 2018

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Sunday 07 Oct 2018

8 Days

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Sunday 28 Apr 2019

7 Days

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Sunday 05 May 2019

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Sunday 12 May 2019

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Sunday 02 Jun 2019

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Sunday 09 Jun 2019

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Sunday 30 Jun 2019

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Sunday 07 Jul 2019

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Sunday 01 Sep 2019

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Sunday 08 Sep 2019

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Sunday 15 Sep 2019

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Sunday 22 Sep 2019

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Sunday 29 Sep 2019

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Sunday 06 Oct 2019

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Sunday 13 Oct 2019

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