Discover Puglia

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $1,899

Apr 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​Step away from the crowds and enjoy a taste of the real Italy in beautiful Puglia. This rarely visited region is home to unique conical Trulli houses, fascinating 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
  • Porterage 
  • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation​
  • Audio Guide
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board your coach​

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 the pretty coastal town of Monopoli​

The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package.

Itinerary

Make your own way to Bari, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the hilltop village of Selva di Fasano. Meet your travelling companions over a drink and 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-draped 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.

​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 on an included excursion. A Local Guide will introduce us to this charming town which boasts a wealth of history as well as high-end boutiques and sophisticated cafés.
We will visit the Roman amphitheatre and the intricately carved Church of Santa Croce. This is a wonderful example of the town's Baroque architecture, which has given rise to its nickname, the 'Florence of the South'.

​You can spend today at leisure, enjoying the facilities at your hotel or exploring the hilltop village of Selva di Fasano at your leisure.
Alternatively, why not join an optional excursion to the pretty coastal town of Monopoli. With its medieval centre, Baroque cathedral, bustling market square and inviting beach promenade, it's a lovely place to enjoy a stroll. 
This evening we will gather at the hotel for a farewell get-together.​

At the end of your 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.

Italy - Explore the coastal town of Monopoli

Italy - Explore the coastal town of Monopoli

from $69

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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

Italy - The charming town of Lecce

Italy - The charming town of Lecce

from $79

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Italy - The charming town of Lecce

Italy - Prebookable package - Explore the coastal town of Monopoli / The charming town of Lecce

Italy - Prebookable package - Explore the coastal town of Monopoli / The charming town of Lecce

from $149

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Italy - Prebookable package - Explore the coastal town of Monopoli / The charming town of Lecce

Accommodation

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. 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. 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 cafe, restaurant, bar, large swimming pool and a health club to enhance your relaxation.

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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Saturday 25 Apr 2020

8 Days

$1,899

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Saturday 02 May 2020

8 Days

$1,999

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Saturday 09 May 2020

8 Days

$2,049

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Saturday 16 May 2020

8 Days

$2,049

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Saturday 30 May 2020

8 Days

$2,149

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Saturday 06 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Saturday 13 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Saturday 20 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Saturday 04 Jul 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Saturday 29 Aug 2020

8 Days

$2,349

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Saturday 05 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,349

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Saturday 12 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Saturday 19 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 26 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,149

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 03 Oct 2020

8 Days

$2,049

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