1. Italy
  2. Apulia
  3. Bari
  4. Sassi di Matera

Puglia: 3-Day Regional Highlights Private Tour

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Spend 3 days touring the Puglia region and discover stunning UNESCO sites, local culture and gastronomy, and artistic masterpieces. Explore Bari, Matera, and Castel del Monte with local guides and all accommodation and transportation taken care of.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 3:00 PM
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English, Italian

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  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in only 3 days
  • Go on guided tours of some of the most interesting locations in the Puglia region
  • Taste regional specialities and local cuisine
Full description
Head to Bari to begin your 3-day private tour. Meet your local guide and go on a walking tour of the city center with stops to taste typical street food. See the impressive Swabian Castle and get a historical introduction to the city. Continue towards Bari Vecchia, an ancient village in the modern-day city center and stroll down the street known as "orechiette road" to watch the women preparing handmade pasta. Check out the Cathedral of San Sabino, the impressive Basilica of San Nicola, and the Piazza del Ferrarese. Taste the famous "sgagliozze," tasty pieces of fried polenta and typical focaccia with tomatoes. Check-in at the Palace Hotel (or similar) in the historic center where you'll stay for the duration of the tour.

On your second day, have breakfast before meeting your private driver and heading to Matera. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera is a unique city carved into a rocky mountainside. Tour the city's rupestrian churches and characteristic cave houses where the inhabitants lived until the 20th century with a local guide. Have lunch before getting transferred to Alberobello in the early afternoon. Another UNESCO site, Alberobello boasts a fairy-tale charm thanks to the high concentration of trulli, rural stone structures with conical roofs. Let your guide show you the panoramic views of Rione Aia Piccola, the Trullo church, and the historic center before returning to Bari for dinner and overnight stay.

Head to Castel del Monte on the last day of your tour to learn about one of the most fascinating and mysterious castles in southern Italy, designed by the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Go on a guided tour that traces the history of the fortress and provides fascinating anecdotes about the life of the emperor who was called "Stupor Mundi," the wonder of the world. Get dropped off in Bari at the end of your tour.
  • 2 nights / 3 days at Palace Hotel (or similar) in Bari city center
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Private vehicle with driver 2nd and 3rd day
  • Local guides in Bari, Alberobello, Matera, Castel del Monte
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Arrival / departure transfers
  • Tips
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Tourist taxes and everything not expressly indicated
  • Entrance fees: Castel del Monte (€10), Matera rock churches (€6)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Caffé Federico II in Piazza Federico II di Svevia, 85, 70122 Bari BA, Italy

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Tour requires a minimum of 2 participants
• Please arrive at meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour

From US$ 1,126.23 per person