Adventure Offer, Escorted Holiday to Puglia, Italy

Adventure Offer, Escorted Holiday to Puglia, Italy

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From €979 per person. Price is subject to availability at time of booking.

An unspoilt landscape is dotted with whitewashed villages, rolling hillside strewn with ancient castles and sandy beaches edged by rocky mountain ranges sweeping down to the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy this and more with this holiday of a lifetime Stay & Explore package from Topflight!

Topflight’s unique Stay & Explore holidays allow you to relax and get the very best from your Italian resort experience. A comfortable base with lots of free time to do as you please combined with carefully selected excursions!

One of Puglia's most striking features is its trulli - old whitewashed stone buildings with conical roofs, seen mostly in Alberobello. This is an ideal destination for anyone seeking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busier Italian resorts and escape to a more secluded region where tradition and warm hospitality are a way of life.

Regarded as the Garden of Italy, Puglia is an important producer of olive oil, pasta and wine and the region positive celebrates food. Cycling is also a popular pastime and there are certainly plenty of views to admire whether you explore the landscape on two wheels, drive through it on four, or simply relax in the grounds of your hotel and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Your Holiday Itinerary
Day 1 Fly to Bari

Direct flight from Dublin to Bari. You will be met at the airport by Topflights tour manager and transferred by coach to the Itria Valley where you will stay for 7 nights on a half board basis in 4 star Park Hotel San Michele. Welcome drinks are included on arrival to make sure you have the perfect start to your stay in enchanting Puglia.

Day 2 Ostuni, Oil Tasting & Locorotondo

After breakfast you'll pay a visit to a traditional farmhouse, known locally as a 'Masseria', and sample some wonderful extra virgin olive oil.

Afterwards we'll visit the medieval ‘White Town’ of Ostuni, where delightful white washed alleys lead you on to the town centre with its majestic cathedral.You will have free time for lunch at your leisure. Ostuni is absolutely stunning so make sure you've packed your cameras!

In the afternoon, we will visit the lovely little town of Locorotondo, famous for its lovely white wines. We might even find the time to sample some! It would be rude not to!

Day 3 At your leisure

Enjoy a well earned rest at your hotel, explore the lovely Marina Franca with its winding streets and stunning baroque architecture.

Day 4 Alberobello & Lunch in Masseria

No trip to Puglia would be complete without a visit to the fairytale Trulli town of Alberobello. This offers a unique insight of these typical dwellings, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5 At your leisure

Enjoy a well earned rest at your hotel, explore the lovely Marina Franca with its winding streets and stunning baroque architecture.

Day 6 Lecce & Otranto

Discover the baroque city of Lecce, often called the 'Florence of the South'. The heart of the city is Piazza S. Oronzo, dominated by an ancient Roman amphitheatre. Other points of interest are the Piazza Duomo and the Basillica di Santa Croce. Afterwards, you'll have free time for lunch and in the afternoon you will visit Ontranto, the most eastern town of Italy.

Day 7 At your leisure

Enjoy a well earned rest at your hotel, explore the lovely Marina Franca with its winding streets and stunning baroque architecture.

Day 8 Bari and the journey home

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel, we will head to Bari, where you'll have an opportunity to explore the capital of Puglia. Here you can admire the wonderful artistic sights such as St. Nicholas's Basillica or the great cathedral of Saint Sabino. You'll also have plenty of free time for shopping and lunch, so you can sample more of Puglia's wonderful cuisine. In the afternoon we depart for the airport for your return flight to Dublin.

Meals

This property is offered on a Half Board basis.

 

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