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Pearls of Puglia


With Educational Agri visits

Explore the beautiful south of Italy & journey through the Pearls of Puglia - the quaint towns and villages of the area. Visit Alberobello, Conversano, Martina Franca, Matera, Lecce and Otranto.

From € 1399 pps

Availability

Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Dates

  • 10 Jun 2019 - 17 Jun 2019
    € 1399
Number of people travelling:   Book Now
   

Itinerary

Day 1 -  Dublin to Italy

Arrival at Bari Airport. Meet your local tour guide and transfer to your hotel in central Puglia. Dinner at your own expense and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 - Alberobello & Conversano

Breakfast at hotel. Depart to visit Alberobello, famous for the “TRULLI” - traditional dry stone huts with conical roofs. Their style of construction is specific to this region and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will then finish the day with a guided excursion to Conversano. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - Dairy Farm & Martina Franca

After breakfast at your hotel, visit a dairy farm in the area of Putignano to see their production techniques and meet the local farmers. This will include fresh mozzarella demonstration and tasting. Lunch at the masseria with local produce. Later in the afternoon, depart on a guided excursion to Martina Franca. Free time for dinner at your own expense and overnight in your hotel. 

 Day 4 - Farm Visit & Free Time

Breakfast at your hotel & check-out. Transfer to a farm in San Michele Salentino to see their figs cultivation. Stop for lunch at a masseria in the Ostuni area (8 course lunch with wine and olive oil pairings). Free time for shopping and sightseeing at your leisure. Check-in at the masseria, dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Matera 

After breakfast at the masseria, go on a full day excursion to Matera, the UNESCO site of “Sassi” and 2019 European Capital of Culture. Explore this unique city and spot the filming locations of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of Christ” and Morgan Freeman’s “Ben Hur”. Enjoy some free time for lunch. After lunch, transfer to your hotel in Lecce. Dinner at your own expense and overnight in your hotel.  

Day 6 - Olive Oil & Wine Tasting Plus Ontrato

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Cutrofiano for a visit to a local farm followed by a food & wine tasting. In the afternoon you will enjoy a visit to Otranto, famous for Sir Horace Walpole’s novel The Castle of Otranto. This was the first gothic novel every written and is regarded by many as the beginning of this literary genre. Some free time for shopping. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - Lecce & Farm Visit

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for a full day excursion to Lecce, known as “the Florence of Southern Italy”. Here you will enjoy a half-day guided tour of the city. Lecce is renowned for the richness of its monuments, most of them characterised by the typical Lecce baroque style. Visit the Santa Croce Basilica, Santa Chiara Basilica and the Duomo. The city centre is rounded by walls with its 4 doors; Arch of Triumph, Rudiae Door, San Biagio Door, San Martino Door. Lunch at leisure.  Afternoon transfer to Vernole for a visit to a beef farm to see their production techniques and meet the local farmers. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 8 - Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. City tour then free time for lunch. Transfer to Bari Airport for departure. Flight home to Dublin.

 

Pearls of Puglia

Price Includes

  • Flights from Dublin to Bari Airport with Ryanair including taxes and charges
  • Professional English speaking tour guides & executive coach transfers throughout
  • 3 nights in a central 4* Semiramide Palace HotelCastellana Grotte or 4* Hotel D’Aragona, Conversano or similar including breakfast
  • 1 night in Tenuta Mazzetta, Mesagne farmhouse in the area of Brindisi including breakfast
  • 3 nights in a central 4* 8piu Hotel in Lecce including breakfast & 5 meals
  • Full day excursion to include the towns of Alberobello, the UNESCO capital of Trulli, Conversano and Martina Franca
  • Full day excursion to include the towns of Matera, the UNESCO 2019 European Capital of Culture, Lecce and Otranto
  • Fig & mozzarella cheese production
  • A selection of agricultural visits

 

Booking Remarks
  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges 
  2. Single room supplement €248pp (limited availability). If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed
  3. Price includes 1 standard piece of hand luggage. Checked-in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel - prices may vary
  4. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €250pp required at time of booking
  5. Balance due 10 weeks before departure 
  6. Optional insurance available from €29pp (terms & conditions apply)
  7. The swimming pool at the hotel is closed during April & October
  8. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  9. Flights, hotels, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
  10. Booking terms & conditions apply 

Flight Details

AirlineFrom / ToFlt. No.Depart / LandApprox. Flt. Time
RyanairDublin / BariFR 735815:55 / 20:153h 25m
RyanairBari / DublinFR 735920:40 / 23:103h 30m

All flight times are local and subject to change

 

Local Time in Puglia

GMT is never adjusted backwards or forwards. Ireland is on GMT between mid-autumn & the beginning of spring. Daylight saving time (BST) is GMT+1.


GTM+2 

BST+1

 

Weather in Puglia


 JanFebMarAprMayJunJul AugSepOct Nov Dec

Average

Temp.

°C

99111418222424 2117  1310

Average

Rainfall

mm

625750693514243050 669992

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