Apulia ... with Ignas Tour !

from € 159 Individual / FIT & Small Group suggested Tour
Accommodation at Ignas Tour's Selected Hotels
Transportation by Private Bus/Minibus/Car *
Official Tour Guides during the City Tours *
Entrance Tickets and Food & Wine Tastings *
            * (according to the program - if mentioned)               
 
Book Tour
Highlights
Featuring:
Bari - Polignano a Mare - Alberobello - Ostuni
 
  • Delight your tongue with a luxury dinner in an ancient Cave in Polignano a Mare
  • Watch the fairytale city of Alberobello with its traditional "Trulli"
  • Visit the stunning city of Ostuni and the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses
  • Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean culture through the Port of Bari and its open-air fish market

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

 

Day 1: BARI

Arrival to your hotel for check in, optional dinner and overnight.
Meals: B

Day 2: BARI - POLIGNANO A MARE - BARI

Buffet Breakfast and start of your guided tour to discover Bari and its particular Old City (known as “Bari Vecchia”). Admire the Cathedral and the stunning Romanesque Basilica of San Nicola, housing the relics of St. Nicholas, Continue your walking tour reaching the Swabian Castle built by the Normans just above ancient ruins of a Byzantne church (Entrance included). Don't miss the Harbor and its open-air fish market. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Polignano a Mare for a guided tour of the old town. The old name of the town, Polisnea, clearly indicates its Greek origins. It stands overlooking the sea on a steep, rocky cliff cut by a deep gorge. Because of the karst nature of this cliff a number of caves have been formed, particularly in the sea. Some of the these were inhabited by prehistoric man. Polignano a Mare was a fortified town in the Middle Ages, and in the XVI century it was politically affiliated to Venice. Back to your hotel, optional dinner and overnight.
Meals: B

Day 3: BARI - ALBEROBELLO - OSTUNI - BARI

Buffet Breakfast and departure to Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city of Trulli, famous worldwide for their beauty and unique characteristics, and represent one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian folk architecture. They were built in a particular historical period, when the construction of stable dwellings was highly-taxed; the inhabitants of the region thus boasted a great capacity to adapt, and an exceptional cleverness in coming up with the idea for the Trulli, temporary houses built with the local stone. Guided tour through this area to see Casa d'Amore and Sant'Antonio Church. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Ostuni, the “white city”. Explore the city famous for its whitewashed houses glitering in the sun. The particularity of this city is its construction on many different levels. Here you can walk along winding alleyways that lead to aristocratic homes, ancient fortified walls and finally to Ostuni's magnificent cathedral. Back to your hotel, optional dinner and overnight.
Meals: B

Day 4: BARI

Buffet Breakfast and departure.
Meals: B
 

  INCLUDED

  • 3 Nights - Hotel in Bari area / BB
  • Full Day Guided Tour Bari & Polignano (2h + 2h)
  • Entrance Ticket - Swabian Castle
  • Full Day Guided Tour Alberobello & Ostuni (3h + 2h)
  • 3 Course Typical Lunch (drinks excluded) in Masseria
 
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Do you need Extra Days & Optional Excursions? No Problem !

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Extra A)   Full Day Excursion: BARLETTA, ANDRIA & TRANI

Breakfast and departure to Barletta for a guided tour of the city, visiting the Old Town the Castle, the Eraclio Statue, the imposing bronze statue dating from the fourth century, the Cantina of the Disfida and the Cathedral. Continue to Castel del Monte in Andria, one of the 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy, commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia in the 13th Century, with a massive and dominating octagonal structure that sits on a small stretch of the Murge plateau. Lunch in a typical Apulian masseria and then continue to the amizing city of Trani. Explore the olw town with your guide and arrive to the Cathedral of Trani which seems to rise from the sea, an elegant example of Romanesque-Puglian architecture. The cathedral overlooks the nearby Castello Svevo which you will visit (ticket included). Dinner in a beautiful and charming restaurant just along Trani's harbour. Back to your hotel and overnight.

  INCLUDED

  • 1 extra Night - Hotel in Bari area / BB
  • Full Day Guided Tour Barletta + Andria + Trani
  • Entrance Ticket - Castle Barletta
  • Entrance Ticket - Castel del Monte
  • 3 Course Typical Lunch (drinks excluded) in Apulian Masseria
  • Entrance Ticket - Swabian Castle in Trani
  • 3 Course Dinner based on Fish Specialities (drinks excluded) in Trani Harbour
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Extra B)   Full Day Excursion: LECCE & OTRANTO

Breakfast and departure to Lecce, the “Florence of the South” with its precious Baroque architecture. Guided tour to admire Piazza del Duomo and the Roman amphitheater, then continue to the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical local restaurant. Continue to Otranto and guided tour of the old town, admiring Norman Cathedral, San Pietro Church and the Castle. Back to your hotel, dinner and overnight in your hotel.

  INCLUDED

  • 1 extra Night - Hotel in Bari area / BB
  • Full Day Guided Tour Lecce & Otranto
  • 3 Course Typical Lunch (drinks excluded) in Lecce
  • 3 Course Dinner – (drinks excluded)
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Extra C)   Full Day Excursion: MATERA & HIGH MURGIA NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast and departure to Matera, the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Guided walking tour through Matera's Sassi area and its city center, a real UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting Casa Grotta, Chiesa di Santa Lucia delle Malve, Saint Chiara and Saint Francesco d'Assisi and the Roman Cathedral. The Sassi represent a unique urban settlement in the harsh territorial area of Murge (Apulia region). The stunning scenario of Matera has been the set for many famous and less famous films, both national and international, including the spectacular "The Passion" by Mel Gibson. Lunch in a typical Masseria. Continue to National Park of High Murgia. The park is characterized by a soft rock called "tuff", which has played an essential role in the shapes taken on by the landscape, by drawing cliffs, gorges and caves used by man who settled here since prehistoric times. Back to your hotel, dinner and overnight in your hotel.

  INCLUDED

  • 1 extra Night - Hotel in Bari area / BB
  • Full Day Guided Tour Matera & High Murgia
  • 3 Course Lunch (drinks excluded) in Masseria
  • Combi tickets – 3 rock churches in Matera
  • 3 Course Dinner (drinks excluded)
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Extra D)   Full Day Excursion: GARGANO, VIESTE & SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

Breakfast and departure to the Gargano area. Visit of Vieste with your guide to see the famous castle, built by Frederick II in 1240, which overhangs the sea and dominates the historical town of Vieste. Walk along the historical town centre and reach the cathedral, one of the most interesting examples of eleventh-century Puglian architecture. Lunch in a typical Apulian Masseria. Continue to S. Giovanni Rotondo, the amazing city in which you can find the Sanctuary of Saint Padre Pio. Back to your hotel, dinner and overnight in your hotel.

  INCLUDED

  • 1 extra Night - Hotel in Bari area / BB
  • Full Day Guided Tour Vieste & S Giovanni Rotondo
  • 3 Course Lunch (drinks excluded) in Masseria
  • 3 Course Dinner (drinks excluded)
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* The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking.
   Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.

 

Included Features

• Individual / FIT & Small Group suggested Tour
• Accommodation at Ignas Tour's Selected Hotels
• Transportation by Private Bus/Minibus/Car *
• Official Tour Guides during the City Tours *
• Entrance Tickets and Food & Wine Tastings *
* (according to the program - if mentioned)

Not Included

  • City Taxes - to be paid on spot
  • Extra Tips
  • Extra Expenses
  • Everything not listed under “INCLUDED”

Ignas Tour Hotel Collection


3* Hotel / Area
BARI - Hotel Gabbiano Mola di Bari *** or Similar
http://www.hotelgabbiano.biz/it/home/

3* Hotel / City Center 
BARI - Best Western Hotel La Baia *** or Similar
http://www.labaiapalacehotel.it/

4* Hotel / Area    
BARI - Hotel Barion **** or Similar
http://www.barionhotel.it/

4* Hotel / City Center
BARI - iH Hotels Oriente Bari **** or Similar
http://www.orientehotelbari.it/

Prices

Ignas Tour's NET Rates

  BASE     40 pax        30 pax        20 pax     Suppl. SGL   Suppl. HB (*)
BASIS PACKAGE 3* Hotels City Area € 129,00 € 139,00 € 149,00 + € 35,00 + € 30,00
UPGRADE for 3* Hotels City Center + € 10,00 + € 15,00 + € 20,00 + € 10,00 + € 15,00
UPGRADE for 4* Hotels City Area + € 20,00 + € 25,00 + € 30,00 + € 25,00 + € 25,00
UPGRADE for 4* Hotels City Center + € 40,00 + € 50,00 + € 60,00 + € 40,00 + € 35,00
  EXTRA (A) + € 79,00 + € 89,00 + € 99,00    
  EXTRA (B) + € 59,00 + € 69,00 + € 79,00    
  EXTRA (C) + € 59,00 + € 69,00 + € 79,00    
  EXTRA (D) + € 59,00 + € 69,00 + € 79,00    


Rates are Commissionable to Travel Agencies & Tour Operators
Rates Per Person / Per Package in 1/2 DBL Room / BB
Upgrades & Supplements on the BASIS PACKAGE rates - Rates Per Person / Per Package
Free Of Charge 1/21 Paying Pax (1st in SGL, 2nd in ½ DBL)
(*) Suppl. HB - Drinks are not included
* also available “without Transportation” option