A TASTE OF ITALY - WALKING IN PUGLIA

A TASTE OF ITALY - WALKING IN PUGLIA
ITALY


$1537
Deposit: $750

About this trip

 

Puglia is a destination that should be on the radar for all Italy lovers and this holiday combines a discovery of its superb cuisine and wines with easy rambles among gently rolling landscapes. Explore the ancient Sassi quarter and gorge of Matera, visit the conical trulli houses of the Itria Valley and see how local cheeses, bread, olive oil and wines are produced.

  • Local specialties - Visits to baker and butcher, producers of cheese, olive oil and wine
  • Tastings - Sample delicious local cheeses, wines and regional dishes
  • Cooking - Try your hand at making the local orecchiette - 'little ear' pasta

  

Optional activities

The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.

Altamura - Local train to Gravina to visit underground city -

Matera - Guided 2 hour city tour including entrance fee to a traditional troglodyte home - €15 per person

Alberbello - Cantina Albea wine museum visit and wine tasting - €12 per person

Clothing

You will need light layers of clothing for walking during the day and a fleece and waterproof jacket for early mornings and evenings, and early/late season. A sunhat is essential.

Footwear

We recommend you bring lightweight walking boots, make sure that your boots are worn-in and comfortable before the start of the trip. Also trainers or sandals for relaxing and general wear. We suggest that on international flights you either carry your walking boots in your hand luggage or wear them - should your luggage be lost or delayed, your own boots are the one thing that will be irreplaceable.

Luggage

20kg

Luggage: On tour

Take one main piece of luggage and a daypack.

Equipment

You should bring a 2 litre water bottle, sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Trekking poles may also be useful.

Tipping

Explore leader

Tipping isn't compulsory, and we work hard to ensure that our leaders all receive a fair wage. You may however, want to recognise a leader that has done a great job or really added to your trip by giving them a tip. We're often asked about the recommended amount. It is a tricky one, and down to personal preference, but we would recommend £15 to £20 per person per week as a guideline.

Transport Information

Bus

Walking grade

Easy

Trek details

We walk on 4 days with walks between 1 and 3 hours. The Puglian countryside is gently undulating. Trails are generally good - the gorge walk at Matera is rocky underfoot and trekking poles can be helpful. We have graded the walking on this trip as Easy.

Max walking altitude (m)

540

What’s included

  • ACCOMMODATION
    7 NIGHTS AT COMFORTABLE HOTEL
  • TRANSPORT
    BUS
  • INCLUDED MEALS
    Breakfast: 7 Lunch: 2 Dinner: 1
  • TRIP STAFF
    TOUR LEADER
  • ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE
    TRANSFER
  • FLIGHTS
  • CREDIT CARD FEE
    IS PAYED BY COSTUMER

Available Packages

Sun 3 May 2020 - Sun 10 May 2020
Available until Apr 28, 2020Sold Out

Per person in double room 

Mandatory single supplement for Solo travelers

Solo travelers must pay extra to have their private room. You can't match them to share a room with one or more travelers booking separately.

$1537
Deposit: $750
Sun 31 May 2020 - Sun 7 Jun 2020
Available until May 24, 2020Sold Out

Per person in double room 

Mandatory single supplement for Solo travelers

Solo travelers must pay extra to have their private room. You can't match them to share a room with one or more travelers booking separately.

$1537
Deposit: $750
Sun 13 Sep 2020 - Sun 20 Sep 2020
Available until Sep 06, 2020Sold Out

Per person in double room 

Mandatory single supplement for Solo travelers

Solo travelers must pay extra to have their private room. You can't match them to share a room with one or more travelers booking separately.

$1537
Deposit: $750
Sun 20 Sep 2020 - Sun 27 Sep 2020
Available until Sep 20, 2020Sold Out

Per person in double room 

Mandatory single supplement for Solo travelers

Solo travelers must pay extra to have their private room. You can't match them to share a room with one or more travelers booking separately.

$1537
Deposit: $750
Sun 4 Oct 2020 - Sun 11 Oct 2020
Available until Sep 27, 2020Sold Out

Per person in double room 

Mandatory single supplement for Solo travelers

Solo travelers must pay extra to have their private room. You can't match them to share a room with one or more travelers booking separately.

$1537
Deposit: $750

Available options

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$220
$1537
Deposit: $750

Sun 3 May 2020 - Sun 10 May 2020
Deadline Passed

Itinerary

DAY I
Join trip in Altamura, tasting dinner

The trip starts today in Altamura, a pretty town with a walled old quarter of flastone streets and white-washed buildings, located on Puglia's sparsely populated limestone Murge Plateau.

Your trip Leader plans to meet everyone in the hotel reception at 6pm for a welcome meeting. Afterwards our journey of culinary discovery commences with an included dinner of regional dishes at the popular Tre Archi restaurant. Our husband and wife hosts, Nina and Peppino, serve us up a feast of their home-grown vegetables and other locally sourced produce in an amazing array of traditional Puglian antipasti appetisers.

There are no other activities planned today. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Bari International Airport - Karol Wojtyla (BRI), which is around 50 minutes' drive from Altamura. Should you miss the welcome meeting, your Leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up.

ACCOMMODATION:

Hotel Fuori Le Mura (or similar)

Grade: Comfortable Hotel

SINGLE ROOM AVAILABLE

MEALS PROVIDED: DINNER

Your Organizer


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