ROME & APULIA Departing From Rome-9D/8N

9 Days

Overview

ROME & APULIA Departing From Rome-9D/8N

Departure Dates:

2024 May: 16, 23
2024 June: 06, 20
2024 July: 11, 18
2024 August: 22
2024 September: 05, 19, 26
2024 October: 03, 17, 24
2024 November: 07
 
 
Multilingual
ENGLISH/SPANISH/PORTUGUESE.
 
PRICE PER PERSON IN USD
FromToDoubleTripleSingle
25/04/202407/11/2024$3,657$3,657$4,358

Child policy: Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents

Itinerary

Day 01 :
Day 1: Rome

Welcome to Rome! Arrival in Rome, meet with our driver at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at your leisure. Overnight stay.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before leaving Rome. Transfer to the station for the train departure to Bari. Arrival at the hotel in Bari on your own. Meet our Tour Leader in your hotel in Bari, the main city of Puglia, and from here start our tour to discover this wonderful region. Walking tour in the afternoon to learn about the city’s history and its most relevant monuments. Walk through the charming narrow alleys of the old city centre, admire the Basilica of San Nicola where the remains of Saint Nicholas of Myra are preserved and the Norman-Swabian Castle, a 12th century fortress built by Roger the Norman and rebuilt by Frederick II of Swabia. Be amazed by the astonishing view that you can enjoy from the fortress (admission fee for the Castle at own expense). After the visit, reach Piazza Mercantile where you will see the ancient Column of Justice. Dinner and overnight stay.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before leaving Bari by coach to reach Trani. Known as the ‘Pearl of Puglia’, the medieval town of Trani is one of the most remarkable cities of Southern Italy. Discover its art and monuments, visit the Jewish quarter and the wonderful white stone Cathedral. In the afternoon, reach Castel Del Monte, one of Puglia’s most acclaimed landmarks. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 13th century under Roger the Norman, one of the most enlightened kings in history. The building is a harmonious geometrical complex, shaped as an octagon and surrounded by a still unsolved mystery. Your journey will continue towards Alberobello: a world-known UNESCO World Heritage Site made famous by the “Trulli”. These drystone cone-shaped houses were built in the 14th century from local limestone and this village is really unique, with a fairy tale-like atmosphere. The town of Alberobello gets its name from the ancient oak forest of “Arboris Belli” (beautiful trees) that once covered the area. It is possible to see these typical buildings all over the Itria Valley. Overnight stay in a scattered hotel, sleeping in a real “Trullo”. Dinner included.

Matera will be the destination for today. After breakfast, in the “square” of the scattered hotel (consider 200 m from the Trulli), the coach will take you to this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit and learn the history of the “Sassi as houses for over 9.000 years! that are part of the historic centre of the city. Admire the Romanesque Cathedral that overlooks the city, its beautiful “Campanile” (Bell Tower) and enjoy the amazing view of the “Sassi”. Transfer back to Alberobello in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the “Trullo”.

Breakfast in the “square” of the scattered hotel (consider 200 m from the Trulli. Leave Alberobello by coach and
reach Locorotondo. Enjoy some free time to visit this small town that is part of the “white towns” of Puglia. Board on the coach again and travel to Ostuni: located between the “Trulli” region and Salento, overlooks the coastal plain rich of ancient olive trees. Free time at your disposal to explore another “white town” with free time for lunch, shopping and tasting of several local products like the world’s famous Ostuni olive oil (all at your own expenses). In the late afternoon, get again on board of the coach and reach Lecce in the heart of the Salento region. Dinner and overnight stay.

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a 3-hour guided visit of the city, learn the history of Lecce, visit the old town centre, the 12th century Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo. After the visit, board on the coach and leave Lecce. You will reach Otranto where you will have some free time at your disposal for lunch. Spend the afternoon visiting the wonderful city of Otranto at your pace. Over the centuries, the city has been invaded by an impressive number of populations, amongst the others we can find traces of Greek, Roman and Turkish cultures. Wander around the old quarters to see how these cultures have blended together. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Cathedral where the bones of 813 martyrs are displayed in a glass case behind the altar. See its marvellous mosaic floor which rivals the well-known mosaics of Ravenna in its richness and significance. In the early evening, reach Supersano where you will have dinner at the “Masseria le Stanzìe”. Visit this ancient farm, learn about the history and culture of Puglia. See how homemade pasta is made and visit the medieval tombs that are part of the farm. Dinner with typical meals and products from the region. In the night, travel back to Lecce. Overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel. At the time indicated, transfer to the station for the train departure to Rome. Arrival at the train station and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 08 :
Day 8: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend a leisurely day exploring the wonders of Rome at your own pace. Overnight stay.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 09 :
Day 9: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel and end of our services.

Includes:

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Transfer from Rome airport to hotel
  • Transfer from hotel to Rome railway station
  • Transfer from hotel to Lecce railway station
  • Transfer from Rome railway station to hotel
  • High-speed train ticket Rome-Bari (2nd class)
  • High-speed train tickets Lecce-Rome (2nd class)
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Accommodation in 4 stars or 3 stars hotels
  • Entrance tickets to the Castel del Monte
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or alimentary
    restriction)
  • Visits with local expert guide as per itinerary
  • Headsets.

Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “Rates include”

Rome (option 1): Hotel Diana 4*
Address: Via Principe Amedeo, 4
Ph.: +39 06 478681
Web: https://www.hoteldianaroma.com/

The Diana Hotel is an historical property opened in 1939 by Benedetto De Angelis, founder of one of the oldest and most famous family of the Roman hotellerie which is still managing the hotel nowadays. In the heart of the Umbertine Rome, a few meters from the Opera House, Termini station and easily accessible by Metro, the Hotel Diana offers a prime location close to the historical centre, the most important monuments and museums of the city, and the most famous shopping streets. The Hotel Diana has always been an important point for those traveling for business or leisure and welcoming its guests in a pleasant and elegant atmosphere. The panoramic restaurant on the 7th floor accesses the roof garden “L’Uliveto”, pride of the Hotel Diana, a beautiful terrace surrounded by greenery and olive trees, where the view extends to 360 ° over the rooftops of Rome.

 

Rome (option 2): Hotel St. Martin 4*
Address: Via San Martino della Battaglia, 58
Ph.: +39 06 84010200
Web: https://www.stmartinroma.com/

The Hotel is located a few meters from Piazza della Repubblica and in front of the Castro Pretorio metro station. Convenient and strategic both for tourists visiting Rome and for those traveling for work. Numerous cafes, cocktail bars and restaurants around the property offer a variety of options to discover Roman cuisine.134 rooms and suites spread over 8 floors, the SIDUS Cafè and the SIDERA Restaurant, the Fitness Area and the AGORA’ Congress Center to accommodate up to 200 people.

 

Bari (option 1): The Nicolaus Hotel 4*
Address: Via Cardinale Agostino Ciasca, 27
Ph.: +39 080 5682111
Web: https://www.thenicolaushotel.com/
In the heart of Poggiofranco, a lively neighbourhood few step away from Bari city centre, The Nicolaus Hotel rises grand and elegant. The history of The Nicolaus Hotel is in the beauty of the details, in the art of renewal, in the meticulous attention to detail. Our hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere and an immediate sense of belonging. The exterior is that of an elegant and impressive building like its iconic N. The interior is full of bright, functional and technological environments in which art and creativity are combined. Our 174 comfortable and elegant rooms, 15 functional and modular meeting rooms, a welcoming and private Wellness Area, 5 different and exclusive dining locations are dedicated to making you live an authentic and memorable experience. Whether you are with us for business or pleasure, feel free to live our spaces, feel confident.

 

Bari (option 2): HI Hotel Bari 4*
Address: Via Don Guanella, 15L
Ph.: +39 080 5026815
Web: https://hihotelbari.com/
We have thought of you and we have created the Hi Hotel Bari for you, who live the journey as an unstoppable passion, free from the patterns of time and space. For you, who travel for business and pleasure, who live your life in movement and let yourself be inspired by design and details. The Hi Hotel concept was born from the hospitable spirit of our land and is contaminated with an international approach: easy, smart and design oriented, it intercepts the connections of a constantly evolving culture and gives you back the desire to stay with us, and keep coming back.

 

Alberobello: Trulli Holiday Resort 3*
Address: Piazza XXVII Maggio, 38
Ph.: +39 080 9996170
Web: https://www.trulliholiday.com/it/
Nestled in the magic scenery of Trulli, Trulli Holiday offers the opportunity to stay in historic homes, unique in the world, Unesco World Heritage Site, an alternative to the classic Hotel in Alberobello. Our Trulli are carefully restored and furnished according to tradition without neglecting the comfort and refinement. Trulli Holiday is happy to welcome you among the Pinnacles and the living stone of Alberobello magical Trulli, a town located in the hills of Valle d’Itria, small and unique, with the helpfulness and hospitality, being a precious trademark of ours. Thanks to our customers Trulli Holiday is a leader in the rankings of the most important sites devoted to tourism. Upon your arrival you will be greeted by the receptionist, who will give you all the information regarding your holiday, the available servicesand the attractions of the Trulli Capital. The staff will be always willing to give information, answer concerns or desires during your holiday. Unlike a common Hotel in Alberobello, Trulli Holiday will allow you to stay in Trulli who are ancient buildings, being still able to arousing feelings of excitement and interest in the visitors who come from all over the world to admire them. Our Resort is witness to this authentic beauty, the rich and fascinating history.

 

Lecce: Hotel Delle Palme 4*
Address: Via di Leuca, 90
Ph.: +39 0832 37171
Web: https://www.hoteldellepalmelecce.it/
Welcome to the Hotel Delle Palme, a preferential gateway, from which you can immerse yourself in history and the many attractions in the Lecce area. This is a hotel with a car park, only a stone’s throw away from Porta San Biagio and the city centre We are the right choice for those who are seeking the perfect combination between attractiveness and high-quality hospitality, guaranteed by the experience and professionalism of the entire staff. All the charm of tradition, recognizable thanks to the classic, historic style, from the hall to the furnishings, blends with the most modern requirements, through 96 entirely refurbished rooms, ready to allow you to enjoy your best- ever holiday in the Salento area.

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