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A Week In... Puglia

All Departures Small Groups Averaging 24 Tauck Guests

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Time of Year
Mar - Jun, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Savelletri di Fasano, Bari, Castel del Monte, Alberobello, Lecce, Matera
Week In Puglia Italy Guided Tour
Alberobello, Puglia, Italy

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

ALL SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES averaging 24 Tauck guests – A small group size means a more personal travel experience highlighted by stays at chic smaller hotels in fabulous locations

 

A two-night stay in Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Basilicata, with sightseeing by tuk-tuk and guided exploration of the Sassi cave-dwelling settlement

 

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Guided tour of Castel del Monte, one of the best-preserved medieval castles in southern Italy

 

Two nights in the Baroque city of Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South”

 

Lunch at a winery known for Puglian Primitivo wine

 

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

3
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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Travel through Italy's secret gem on our Puglia tours.

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Explore the long heel of Italy’s boot to discover sights, tastes, and gorgeous seascapes you’ll find nowhere else... like Matera, where the Sassi houses are caverns and the streets are sometimes the roofs of other houses... Trulli houses, tiny fairy castles made of limestone slabs, built without mortar...

Discover Renaissance frescoes in Galatina. Stay multiple nights in “masserias,” fortified 16th-century farmhouses turned into elegant hotels. Enjoy wine and olive oil tastings at vineyards yet undiscovered by the maddening crowds… tour of a medieval castle enticing with soul-stirring views and wines… and meals tempting with bounty of the sea and land... Read Less

Baccanti Ristorani, Matera

Explore Polignano a Mare

Day 7

Discover the cliffside grottoes and seaside charms of Polignano a Mare on the Adriatic

If you’re of “a certain age,” you might remember an Italian pop song from the late 1950s that crossed the Atlantic and became an international hit. Its actual title is "Nel blu dipinto di blu”, but it’s better known around the world as “Volare” (“To Fly”). It was co-written and performed by Italian singer, songwriter, actor (and, later in life, politician) Domenico Modugno, and is closely identified with his hometown, Polignano a Mare, perched on the Adriatic Sea near Bari in Puglia. Spend some time exploring this seaside town known for its cliff diving and the deep blue grottoes that inspired the song.

The "Sassi" cave dwellings of Matera

Day 2

Ride a tuk-tuk amidst the "Sassi" cave dwellings of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hop aboard a tuk-tuk for a ride through the winding streets of Matera in Basilicata, where you’ll see a series of rock or cave dwellings that date back to Paleolithic times. Known as Sassi (for "stone”), these dwellings, piled atop one another across a steep ravine, were once natural caves and grottoes that over the centuries were adapted by human settlers as homes. Devoid of residents since the 1960s, the Sassi of Matera are now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you’ll explore with a local guide who will share insights on the site, which served as a location in the Mel Gibson film “The Passion of the Christ.”

Masseria Torre Coccaro

Nights 5, 6 and 7

An authentic taste of Appulian life at Masseria Torre Coccaro

Long prized for the green gold (olive oil) they produce, Puglia’s masserias, historic fortified farmhouses converted into boutique hotels, offer an authentic taste of daily life during your stay. 16th-century Torre Coccaro, a working farm nestled amidst antique olive trees, specializes in freshly harvested farm-to-table cuisine and invites guests to cook like the locals at their on-site culinary school. Guests enjoy beach club privileges, impeccable hospitality and beautiful scenic settings.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

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Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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