The south-east region of Puglia is the sun-bleached heel of Italy’s unique boot-shaped geography. And on our escorted tours to Puglia, Italy you’ll find plenty to explore on foot. Spend days meandering through handsome Baroque towns, inspecting extravagant ancient architecture, and passing extraordinary settlements with mysterious origins.
Each of our Puglia tours in Italy is enriched by the knowledge of our expert local guides. Between moments of relaxation and indulgence in some of the best food Italy has to offer, they’ll help you unpick the region’s varied history and influences, as you retrace the footsteps of Puglia’s many conquerors and cultures. Discover more information on our magnificent tours of Puglia, Italy below.
On our escorted tours of Puglia in Italy you’ll join likeminded travellers lucky enough to uncover a region of great historical diversity together. The first port of call is Puglia’s capital, Bari, with its Romanesque cathedral and the Basilica of St. Nicholas – two landmarks first crafted by the Normans almost one thousand years ago.
The next stop on our guided tours of Puglia is Lecce, affectionately known as the ‘Florence of the South’. Staying in a luxury 5-star hotel, here you’ll admire gorgeous Baroque architecture that is highly likely to be bathed in the warm rays of golden sunlight the area so consistently enjoys.
Returning north, the dramatic city of Matera in Basilicata is perhaps best known for its unusual ‘Sassi’ – the ancient cave dwellings that make up one of the most unique landscapes in Europe. The Sassi are split into two districts, with the city’s stunning cathedral perched in the middle.
Offering further intrigue on our small group tours of Puglia, Italy are the traditional Trulli huts of Alberobello – the origins and purpose of which remain hotly contested. You’re unlikely to feel too much at a loss, however, as you enjoy a spot of wine tasting at a local cellar and museum. What are you waiting for?
How do you prefer your weather? Our week-long guided tours of Puglia in Italy are available each month from May through to October. The climate here is hotter and drier than you may find in northern Italy, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine whenever you choose to depart.
Crowds can be more manageable in Puglia than in other Italian hotspots. Due to warmer temperatures in the peak summer months, you may find you have the cities and towns to yourself as locals flock to the coast.
Benefitting from our 40-plus years of experience in helping travellers enjoy unforgettable trips, our escorted tours of Puglia in Italy offer a chance to immerse yourself in one of Italy’s most fascinating regions. You’ll join a small group of travellers as you move from destination to destination, each one enhanced by the insider knowledge of our local guides.
On top of our expert planning and organisation, we offer a 100% price guarantee to ensure that the total cost of your trip won’t change from the moment you book. Discover more about our Puglia tours in Italy today and connect with one of our personal travel experts who can help shape the Italian holiday of your dreams.
Trulli & Sassi
From Bari’s historic Adriatic port to a sublimely different enclave of Italy, this enchanting tour takes you to Lecce’s lavishly adorned baroque buildings, to mystical Matera’s ancient ‘sassi’ cave dwellings, and to the unique cone-topped ‘trulli’ houses of Alberobello