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Puglia & the South - Undiscovered Italy

8 days from £799*
Departing: September - October 2017
* Price shown: 14 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW
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Puglia, Matera and Alberobello's Trulli

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
Bristol
Bristol 02 September 2017 £1139
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2017 £919
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2017 £869
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2017 £969
Inverness
Inverness 30 September 2017 £939
Liverpool
Liverpool 02 September 2017 £949
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2017 £899
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2017 £849
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2017 £799
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2017 £869
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 October 2017 £849
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2017 £819

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 £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Undiscovered Italy reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Undiscovered ItalyScores 7.3 out of 10 based on 340 reviews
(4 out of 10)

ANN

Worcester Park Single traveller
Very difficult to contact anyone when I could not get flight tickets to print. Pre travel arrangements poor.

First hotel changed without any explanation to what must have been an inferior hotel. Staff rude and food poor and insufficient. Hotel location made it impossible to visit sites on first leg of journey without incurring excessive costs given that this part had already been paid for. Being held up waiting for another group for one and a half hours showed a lack of organisation. The fact that the rep could not even get through to the company on an emergency number proves my point about poor communication.

More time spent travelling in coach than had been indicated.


Second hotel excellent. Staff were very efficient and friendly, location was excellent and facilities and food to a very good standard.

Third hotel stuck up a mountain. Location meant that if you did not do the optional trip you were more or less obliged to stay at the hotel. My mobility problems meant that I could not go to the nearest town as there were a lot of steps involved.

Sadly it was my first experience of Newmarket Holidays whom I thought were a reputable company. I will not make that mistake again
Confirmed traveller: 10 June 2017
Published on: 13 July 2017
(3 out of 10)

COLIN

St. Albans Couple
The Novotel at Caserta was an awful location and the evening meal was poorest ever.
The Hotel del Levante was superb. The tour guide just did not put enough effort into ensuring we could get the most out of each excursion. At Matera he did not give us a map yet I found we were only a couple of minutes from the Information office where maps were free. The guide simply brought us to a town then pretty well disappeared for three hours. Tour was described as 'fully escorted' but in Matera we missed the most important highlight which was the restored cave. He needed to ensure at each trip we all saw the most important thing(s). For the optional boat trip we were not advised there was no shelter from the sun.
Confirmed traveller: 10 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

JENNIE

Plymouth Couple
Our fourth Italian holiday with Newmarket. Very well organised and looked after. Excellent coach driver for the week. Luca great guide sorting out quickly any problems that arose in the group regarding rooms etc. Our flights back to Bristol wasn't until 9.55 so nice to be able to spend until,2.30 at the hotel. Excursions all good and time allowed in each place enough without feeling rushed
Confirmed traveller: 20 May 2017
Published on: 31 May 2017

Hotel Del Levante ★★★★

Just steps from the blue Adriatic, and boasting its own beach in addition to its swimming pools and ample sun terraces, this hotel is the perfect place to relax.