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Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

1. 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.

Alberobello: History Walking Tour with Olive Oil Tasting

2. Alberobello: History Walking Tour with Olive Oil Tasting

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.

Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast

3. 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.

Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

4. 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.

Bari Walking Street Food Tour

5. Bari Walking Street Food Tour

Your tour begins with visiting the main attractions of the old town. These include the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop several times for tastings. In a panificio (bakery) learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice of this delicious fresh Italian bread. Visit a salumeria (delicatessen) to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one particular traditional corner of the town, discover fried street food with the strong flavors of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a gelateria, enjoy real home-made ice cream choosing your favorite one from a fantastic selection.  The tour finishes by discovering the modern French part of the city. Here, by the famous sea-side, are beautiful opera theaters and luxury shopping streets to explore. 

Ostuni: Olive Oil Tasting Tour

6. Ostuni: Olive Oil Tasting Tour

Join the owner of the Masseria Capece and enjoy a guided olive oil tour with tasting. Take in the intense scents and colors among the ancient olive trees. Walk among the thousand-year-old olive trees, which are said to have been planted by veterans of the Punic Wars, more than 2000 years ago. Visit the oil mill, built in 1846 and in use until the 60s.  Learn all about how extra virgin olive oil is made and visit the oil mill. Taste some of the oils produced on the farm. Enjoy a taste of Puglia and experience life in rural Italy.

Bari: Matera Day Trip

7. Bari: Matera Day Trip

Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. Once having arrived, meet your licensed tour guide that will show you this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230. In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.

Bari: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

8. Bari: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

Commence your bike tour by pedaling to some of Bari's most iconic historical attractions. Take a leisurely ride to the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, the Swabian Castle and the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and it's famous Crypt. Continue on your tour with a visit to the modern French part of the city and witness it's picturesque seaside. Whilst here, feel free to peruse through the fish markets, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets.  End your Bari adventure at Signora Maria's house where you will learn how to make Orecchiette, the local home made pasta. Find out the secrets of the traditional recipe while enjoying a glass of Primitivo red wine.. To finish the tour you will get to taste your own traditional, homemade pasta.

Puglia: Mozzarella-Making Class at a Apulian Farm

9. Puglia: Mozzarella-Making Class at a Apulian Farm

Discover the art of traditional mozzarella making with a workshop on a family-run farm in the Apulian countryside. Take in the country air and visit one of the oldest and most fascinating farms in Puglia. Visit the stables with cows, calves, and buffalos. Watch the animals roam freely in the field. Learn about how the milk is produced in the milking parlor. Meet a cheesemaker and discover the steps to make real Italian mozzarella. After the demonstration, savor a variety of products from the farm including cheeses, cold cuts, meats and other seasonal delights.

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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What people are saying about Apulia

I never had a food tour before but love bike tours. The combination was great! Teresa was energetic, knowledgeable and very accommodating! The food was delicious! The tour was just perfect for us. So much better visiting on bikes than walking in the heat. Strongly recommend!!

Very nice discovery. We loved the visit and especially the very warm welcome from our guide and his family. Tasting at the top, we were able to taste many things from the farm, mozzarella, burratta, ricotta, Italian ham, pear etc.

Super crew in maneuvers with the boat, prepared and very nice. Braviiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!!

Good atmosphere on the boat, 2 swims in the sea and the caves are very beautiful

Best cooking experience my family and I have ever had.