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Puglia & the South - Undiscovered Italy

8 days from £799*
Departing: May - October 2017
* Price shown: 14 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - GGZ
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Take in the often-overlooked delights of Italy's sun-kissed southern 'high heel' on this unique and delightful escorted tour. After a night in Caserta, head east to the blue Adriatic and discover the caves at Matera, stunning hill-town Ostuni, Alberobello and Lecce. Heading up the coast, via historic Bari, spend two nights on the very tip of the spectacular Gargano peninsula, in Vieste.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Discover the UNESCO-listed wonders of Matera's sassi cave dwellings
  • See Alberobello's traditional, conical Trulli houses
  • Spend a day at leisure on the beautiful Adriatic coast
  • Discover and explore Baroque treasure-chest, Lecce
  • The elegant Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola in Bari
  • Exploring the beautiful Gargano peninsula on a panoramic tour
  • The chance to visit the spectacular caves and grottoes of the Gargano coastline on an optional excursion
  • Seven night's dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at four-star hotels in Caserta (1 night), Torre Canne (4) and Vieste (2)
  • Return flights from your local airport to Naples
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Naples, and then make the short journey to Caserta, site of the 'Versailles of Naples' - the vast Royal Palace - to spend your first night in an elegant four-star hotel.

Day Two

Today you'll head south from Caserta. See the unforgettable sights of Matera on an included tour to discover ancient cave-dwellings and churches hewn from the rocks, and then continue to the coast to spend your next four nights in a four-star hotel overlooking the blue Adriatic.

Day Three

Explore the stunning, white-washed hill-town of Ostuni, with its labyrinthine maze of narrow streets, and see famous Alberobello's amazing conical trulli houses, today. There will also be time for some wine-tasting, and to sample local delicacies, during a visit to a vineyard.

Day Four

Today brings the opportunity to rest and relax at your hotel, perhaps enjoying a dip in the pool or the sea, enjoying sun in the hotel's gardens, or curling up with a book.

Day Five

A full-day guided tour will show you the Baroque treasure-chest of Lecce, one of Southern Italy's most appealing cities. Soak up the atmosphere of this historic trading centre with its elegant buildings, ornate churches and marbled courtyards. Explore the old town, which surrounds the ruins of a great Roman amphitheatre, before we return to Torre Canne.

Day Six

Today you will visit Bari - the vibrant Adriatic port and Southern Italy's second city. The jumble of narrow streets in Bari's exquisite Old City is a delight with the stunning Basilica di San Nicola - final resting place of the saint known as 'Santa Claus' the world over - at its heart.

From Bari, you'll continue to the spectacular Gargano peninsula, which towers island-like above the surrounding coastal plains. After a scenic drive along the southern coast road you'll arrive at our final hotel, in the popular resort of Vieste, at the tip of the once isolated promontory. Check in, then perhaps head out to explore the bustling old town, before dinner overlooking the Adriatic in the hotel.

Day Seven

Today's optional excursion brings the opportunity to head along the coast, by boat, and visit some of the region's sea-caves. The Gargano Coastline from Architiello di San Felice to Mattinata is mainly limestone, and is peppered with stunning caves like such as Grotta dei Contrabbandieri (Smuggler's Cave) and Grotta Sfondata (The Great Bottomless Cave).

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Vieste, today, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 07 October 2017 £979.00 NF7GJL12
Bristol
Bristol 13 May 2017 £849.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 20 May 2017 £869.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 03 June 2017 £879.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 10 June 2017 £909.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 17 June 2017 £909.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2017 £929.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 02 September 2017 £929.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2017 £919.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 16 September 2017 £919.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2017 £899.00 NF7UQO12
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2017 £849.00 NF7UQO12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 17 June 2017 £1009.00 NF7UED12
Exeter
Exeter 24 June 2017 £1029.00 NF7GIY12
Exeter
Exeter 23 September 2017 £1009.00 NF7GIY12
Humberside
Humberside 03 June 2017 £999.00 NF7GJM12
Humberside
Humberside 09 September 2017 £1029.00 NF7GJM12
Inverness
Inverness 30 September 2017 £999.00 NF7GJQ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 May 2017 £799.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2017 £819.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 May 2017 £829.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2017 £849.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2017 £859.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2017 £859.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 June 2017 £879.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2017 £879.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2017 £879.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2017 £869.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2017 £869.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2017 £859.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2017 £849.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2017 £829.00 NF7GGZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2017 £799.00 NF7GGZ12
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 May 2017 £799.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2017 £819.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 May 2017 £829.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2017 £849.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 June 2017 £859.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 June 2017 £859.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 June 2017 £879.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 July 2017 £879.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2017 £879.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2017 £869.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 September 2017 £869.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 September 2017 £859.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2017 £849.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 October 2017 £829.00 NF7UEN12
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2017 £799.00 NF7UEN12
Newquay Cornwall
Newquay Cornwall 27 May 2017 £979.00 NF7GIT12
Norwich
Norwich 10 June 2017 £1009.00 NF7GJJ12
Norwich
Norwich 16 September 2017 £1019.00 NF7GJJ12

Puglia Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in three well-located hotels, all of which will be of European four-star standard.

Further Information

Entrance Fees

Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

Meals in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Naples Airport to Caserta is approximately 45 minutes. On your return journey, the transfer time back to Naples Airport is approximately four hours and it is approximately two-and-a-half hours to Bari Airport.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

*Low deposit of £50 applies to new bookings made between 1st October and 30th November 2016 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected 2016, 2017 and 2018 air breaks only. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Undiscovered Italy reviews verified by Reevoo

Undiscovered ItalyScores 7.4 out of 10 based on 278 reviews
(10 out of 10)

ANGELA

Ely Cambs Friends
hotels were very good.meals were good.Second hotel all local fresh food.Typical italian food which is what you would expect.Excursions were excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 20 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(7 out of 10)

GEOFFREY

Hull Couple
The first hotel was excellent in every respect The second hotel had decent food and poor accommodation. The third hotel had decent accommodation and unfortunately poor food except for the excellent croissants
The area is beautiful and the towns are special.
I would recommend a visit to this part of Italy but not with a company who uses these hotels especially the second one.
Confirmed traveller: 13 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(9 out of 10)

JOYCE

Surrey Couple
Very good trip. Great tour manager and driver.
Fun crowd. Only drawback was very early flight departure 0600hrs. Appreciate this keeps costs down but would not take a flight at that time in the future.
Confirmed traveller: 06 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(10 out of 10)

IRENE

Aberdeen Couple
A wonderful part of Italy to visit. Still quiet and unspoiled . Our tour guide Alex was excellent and so knowledgeable about the area. Hotels were good, but food in Viesta hotel not so good . I would recommend this holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 05 July 2016
Published on: 23 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

PENNY

Chard Somerset Couple
We had a great holiday, weather was 33 most days, 31, on others we were lucky to have a good mix in the group and got on very well, the tours were very good especially at the triulli s, my favourite,all in all a good holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 05 July 2016
Published on: 22 July 2016
(6 out of 10)

JOANNE

lymington Friends
12 hours before we were due to fly i had an alert from easyjet to say the flight was cancelled!! I telephoned Newmarket, who knew nothing about it. I was told that you would TRY to get me on another flight. I asked 'would I still be able to go on holiday tomorrow?' The answer was 'I don't know it depends how many other people need to get a flight'. All the hotels were in the middle of nowhere so you had to spend the evenings in the hotel. The hotel in Castera was pointless and odd. hotel in Ostuni was lovely but don't bother paying extra for the all inclusive buffet night it was rubbish. I have no idea why we travelled 3 hours to Vieste to travel back 2 days later to airport - there was nothing there and the hotel was rubbish
Confirmed traveller: 05 July 2016
Published on: 19 July 2016