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Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

1. Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

After meeting your guide, set out for a sightseeing tour of Alberobello. Follow your guide into the historical center of Rione Monti, which boasts over 1,000 iconic Trulli buildings. Marvel at the unique architecture of these fascinating buildings while learning about their history and significance. Continue the tour with a visit to Rione Aia Piccola, an area that best represents the ancient medieval village where you can stop at the viewpoint to take some beautiful pictures. Your journey ends at the highest point of the city where the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua is located. Notice the similarities between the church and the Trulli buildings and soak up the historical atmosphere of the site as you listen to your guide’s tales and anecdotes.

Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

2. Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

Your tour lasts about 1.5 hours with departure and arrival at the small port of San Vito (Abbazia di San Vito and Polignano a Mare). Included is a visit to the main caves, with a break to swim in one of the most evocative places on the Polignano's coast. You'll also be treated to a tasty Prosecco-based aperitif which will be offered by the crew. The itinerary is divided into stages and includes the visit of the main caves. These caves include Grotta Palazzese, Grotta Santa Caterina, Grotta Chiari di Luna, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Cala Paura/Grottone, Grotta Azzurra, Statua “Domenico Modugno”, and Grotta Piana, just to name a few. Each boat has a length of 6.5 meters with a capacity of 8 people for each boat. The boat has a parasol, and is equipped with ladders and floats for both adults and children.

Polignano a Mare: Group Boat Tour to Caves with Aperitif

3. Polignano a Mare: Group Boat Tour to Caves with Aperitif

Excursioni Sofia is a boat trips company in the beautiful Polignano a Mare (BA). It has got two boats of 6.5 meters in possession of a sailing license of pleasure craft with CE marking. Excursions Sofia offers its guests guided tours of the Polignano a Mare caves starting from the new tourist port "Cala Ponte Marina" in via San Vito pier D. With its 11 km of coastline and an enchanting skyline, Polignano has a coastline dotted with cavities karst. The skippers of Sofia, expert navigators and connoisseurs of the area, with their smile and their kindness will accompany you in many of the most beautiful views of the coast and in small hidden coves, perfect places for swimming, sunbathing or enjoying an aperitif. We also offer an English translation which is always available on board. The duration of the excursion is two hours. The standard departures for the excursions begin at 09:00 and proceed every two hours until 19:00. The excursions are available from 01/04 to 31/10. The seats available are ten per boat. In case of adverse weather conditions, excursions may be subject to changing.

Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast

4. Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast

After meeting with your skipper at the marina in Bari, hop on board your sailing cruise. Enjoy a welcome snack of local focaccia and an excellent Primitivo red wine to start your sailing adventure. Then it's time to cruise out to the high sea. Out here, you can admire the imposing lighthouse of Bari. If you're lucky, you'll spot dolphins who often come up close to the boat. If you'd like, the skipper will even give you the opportunity to temporarily maneuver the boat yourself. If sea conditions allow, take a dip in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the refreshing temperatures. Your skipper will cast anchor at the old navy of Bari where you'll be able to take another swim and take panoramic photos of the promenade. Finally, visit the historic center's ancient fish market and admire the Basilica of San Nicolas.

Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

The tour will start with a beautiful view from the Belvedere terrace, introducing the interesting history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your visit of the two districts Aia Piccola and Rione Monti, where you can admire the typical houses with their unique architecture. Walking among "trulli" and little alleys, you'll reach the trullo-shaped Church of San Antonio. Finish off the tour with a visit to a local's home, where you will get the chance to taste typical products, such as extra virgin olive oil.

Lecce: Guided Rickshaw Tour

6. Lecce: Guided Rickshaw Tour

Let a multilingual expert tour guide show you the treasures of the town of Lecce on board an ecological rickshaw. In addition to the main tourist attractions, such as Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Piazza Duomo and the Basilica of Santa Croce, you can admire the glorious ruins of the Roman theater and amphitheater and the lavish Baroque churches of Lecce. Together with your guide, you will reach the monumental doors and the impressive palaces and courtyards telling the millennial history of the city. Then, you will venture down the hidden corners of the ancient hamlet, rich in legends and interesting stories. During the tour, you will have the chance to visit the ancient local craftsmanship shops, such as the papier-mâché shops or the Leccese stone carving workshops. Finally, taste some traditional wines and foods from the Salento region, riding through the city alleys on your safe and eco-friendly vehicle. Each rickshaw can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child up to 10 years old. 

Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

7. Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

Experience a multisensory, immersive wine tasting in Martina Franca, perfect for wine lovers. This wine tasting combines the wine-making history of the region with a tasting of three special wines accompanied by typical local delicacies. Enjoy your wines and local foods tasting at a winery and vineyard that offer scenic views of the land. Be surrounded by olive oil trees, dry-wall stones, and the vast vineyard. Discover all the secrets of one of the oldest wineries in the area of the Itria Valley of the Apulia region. Learn everything there is to know about the colorful vineyards, production processes, and bottling.

From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

8. From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems its will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own home-made pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

Lecce: 2-Hour Guided Tour

9. Lecce: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Porta Napoli, the arch of Triumph which marks the entrance to the historic city center. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and informative guide, set-off on your 2-hour sightseeing tour and get acquainted with the city of Lecce. Follow your guide from the heart of the city to the baroque Cathedral. On your tour, discover the Roman Amphitheater built between the 1st and 2nd-centuries BC, which in the past could hold about 25,000 spectators. At the end of your tour, you will stop under the column of the Patron of the city, Sant' Oronzo, who would rid the city of the plague. Throughout the course of your tour, visit many of the city's most culturally and historically significant landmarks and learn about Lecce through your knowledgeable guide.

Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

10. Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

Embark on a guided culinary tour of the city of Alberobello, famous for its picturesque UNESCO-listed whitewashed stone huts. Meet your local guide on Via Indipendenza and begin your journey through one of Puglia's most important locations.  Head up to a viewpoint to admire panoramic views over the entire city before enjoying a stroll through the alleyways of Alberobello's historic districts. Here, marvel at the curious architecture of the Trulli and visit the iconic Trullo church. During your tour, you will stop at regular intervals to sample some of the city's famed food specialties. Sample local products such as primitive wine, cured meat, and cheeses, including the delicious burrata and pecorino.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,579 reviews

This is a very enjoyable experience and I strongly recommend it. The company were great to deal with as they had to change our trip as the weather was inclement. Lovely Skipper who gave us a glass of Prosecco as we enjoyed the stunning scenery from the Adriatic side.

Terza was amazing! Super interesting, funny and the whole tour was fun and tasty. We enjoyed Carmela’s pasta lesson and food. We highly recommend this tour and doing it with lovely Tereza

Very friendly and very professional guide. The tour will last 2 hours and half and we will go through all the explanations. Ens is going to discover a city full of enchantment.

Tried 5 different amazing wines and learned a lot about the process of wine making and the history behind Pastini’s family tradition. Will hopefully be back someday

Really good trip with delicious food along the way! Especially the foccacia - it was absolutely amazing