Puglia Food Tour

$4,950 Per Person

11 Days

October 2nd – 12th, 2020

This is truly the best of Puglia! You will see the scenic & historic beauty of this region, enjoy gourmet meals & learn about artisan producers.

Day One

Meals

Dinner

Destinations

Marina Di San Gregorio

Highlights

Meet your tour director – Welcome Group Dinner

                                                  

Private transfer of the tour group from the airport to the hotel with luggage delivery to your room. You will have time to settle in and rest before our first group dinner.

Day Two

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Destinations

Miggiano – Gallipoli

Highlights

Olive Oil Presentation – Olive Oil Tasting

                                                  

Our first day will begin in Miggiano where we will visit and olive oil producer learning about its production process and strolling through olive groves that are over 700 years old. Our lunch will consist of tasting the different olive oil pairings with typical foods. We will then stop at the hotel before heading to Gallipoli, a beautiful village on the Ionian Sea. We will enjoy a group dinner in this west coast village before heading back to an overnight stay in Marina di San Gregorio

Day Three

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Destinations

Gagliano Del Capo 

Highlights

Visit with an Agricultural Producer – Cooking class 

                                                  

Today we will visit a agricultural producer with lunch. Then, we will go back to the hotel to get ready for our transfer to Gagliano del Capo where we will have a cooking class. During this class we will learn about old traditional recipes known in this region. After, we will participate in the preparation of a traditional Pugliese meal to enjoy for the evening. Then, back to our hotel. Overnight stay in Marina di San Gregorio

Day Four

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Destinations

Tricase

Highlights

Vineyard Visit – Wine Tasting

                                                  

This trip would not be complete without visiting a vineyard so today we will do just that. During our lunch we will learn about local wine varieties with some tastings. After lunch, we will head back to the hotel for some free time and relaxation. Overnight in Marina di San Gregorio

Day Five

Meals

Breakfast

Destinations 

Lecce

Highlights

Sightseeing a new location

                                                  

After breakfast, we will check out and transfer to Lecce. Weather permitting our route will be along the coast of Salento, admiring the amazing landscape. Once we check into our new hotel, we’ll be able to relax, enjoy the city or do some shopping. Overnight in Lecce.

Day Six

Meals

Breakfast

Destinations

Lecce

Highlights

Guided Tour – Sightseeing

                                                  

Today we will have a guided city tour of Lecce, known for its ornate architecutre. In the afternoon, you will have free time to spend as you wish. Overnight in Lecce

Day Seven

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Destinations

Otranto 

Highlights

Guided Tour – Sightseeing

                                                  

We will spend the morning and part of the afternoon in Otranto with a guided tour & some free time. After, we will return to Lecce finishing our day with a group dinner. Overnight in Lecce.

Day Eight

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Destinations

Polignano A Mare

Highlights

Charcuterie Presentation – Optional Spa Day 

                                                  

After breakfast we will check out but before heading to our new location, we will stop at a charcuterie to learn about different cured meats. Our next hotel will be in Polignano A Mare with a free afternoon discovering the village or relaxing at the hotel spa (Services not included). Overnight in Polignano A Mare.

Day Nine

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch

Destinations

Altamura – Matera

Highlights

Artisan Baker Presentation – Guided Tour of an ancient village

                                                  

Today we will go to an artisan bakery in Altamura. Here, we will learn about typical breads known in this region. Our lunch will be in Matera, located in the region of Basilicata. We will have a guided tour of Matera, an ancient village carved into the side of a mountain. For the evening, you will have some free time back at the hotel or village. Overnight in Polignano A Mare.

Day Ten

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Destinations

Alberobello

Highlights

Sightseeing an ancient village made of Trulli – Last group dinner

                                                  

We will head to Alberobello this morning to see the “Trulli”, another ancient village. Free time in the afternoon and then our last group dinner.

Day Eleven

Meals

Breakfast

Destinations 

Transfer to the airport

                                                  

After breakfast, the group will be taken to the airport for our departures back home.
Grazie e Arrivaderci!