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From Lecce: Salento Coast Day Trip

Product ID: 340666
Explore the Salento Coast and visit its charming towns and villages with the stunning sea as the backdrop. Enjoy privately guided tours and see important monuments, ancient structures, and charming historic centers.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire stunning views of the sea from the Salento Coast
  • Take guided tours in Otranto, Gallipoli, and Santa Maria di Leuca
  • Explore the Salento Coast in comfort with private transportation
Full description
Meet your guide and the driver in the morning and depart for your first stop on this day trip of the Salento Coast. Arrive in Otranto at approximately 9:15 AM and enjoy a privately guided tour of what is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Hear how Otranto was considered the gateway to the country for peoples coming from the East. See its preserved ancient monuments, the impressive Aragonese Castle with its towers and defensive walls, and the beautiful cathedral with its medieval mosaic. 

Set off from Otranto at about 12:30 PM to enjoy a panoramic tour of the coast. Admire the beautiful views of the crystal clear sea before arriving in San Maria di Leuca, a town located on the southern tip of Puglia. Visit the Basilica-Sanctuary Santa Maria De Finibus Terrae and the town's iconic lighthouse located on Punta Meliso, just a few meters from the Basilica square. Afterward, head to Torre Pali for lunch.

Arrive in Gallipoli at 4:00 PM and take a guided tour. Start with the Greek Fountain, the oldest in Italy. On your tour, explore Gallipoli and its two distinct areas, the modern center, and the ancient village which is situated on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge. While in the older part of Gallipoli, see the defensive walls from the 1500s and visit the beautiful baroque churches and characteristic alleys. After concluding your tour of Gallipoli, return to Lecce.
Includes
  • Private transfer by minivan
  • Guide
  • Walking tour of Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, and Gallipoli
  • Panoramic tour of the coast
  • Stop in Torre Pali
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (about € 35 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• The maximum group size of this tour is 7 people

From £700.87 Per group up to 7