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Group 1: 4th-8th September
Group 2: 18th-22nd September
Bari, Mesagne, Tenuta Albano, Ostuni, Cisternino, Alberobello, Matera, Castellana Caves & Polignano a Mare
We meet at the airport at 12.05 pm for our Ryanair flight departing at 2.35 pm to Bari airport. We start our trip towards Mesagne with a stop for olive oil tasting in Cisterino for free. Then, we continue to the Masseria Martuccio in Mesagne for dinner (extra) and overnight.
Today, after breakfast, we visit the beautiful Tenuta Albano Carrisi (optional), a journey in the heart of nature and tradition. We will go on a guided tour of the Estate, and the oasis created by the singer. We will visit the beautiful, consecrated church, the “Curtipitrizzi”, a walk in the forest, and the charming “bottaia” where we can admire and listen to the explanation about the various stages of winemaking, bottling, and ageing of the wine. The visit ends with a “Sharazan”, a characteristic lunch in Don Carmelo restaurant where it’s possible to enjoy typical dishes from the region accompanied by wine from Albano Carrisi cellar. We return to Masseria in time for dinner (extra).
After breakfast, we check out and start our journey towards our Trullo in Alberobello. On the way, we will stop in Ostuni, better known for its whitewashed old town. Later, we arrive in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an unusual trulli district with its characteristic white-washed conical roofed houses. We check in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as we will be sleeping in one of these trulli in various parts of Alberbello. Afterwards, we can join the leader for a guided walking tour, during which we will discover the pretty town of Alberobello. Walking around is enjoyable as we head up Via Monte Michele, and we can also visit Alberobello’s 20th-century trullo church and the Chiesa di Sant’Antoni.
Today, after breakfast, we go on an optional full-day excursion to Matera (the European Capital of Culture 2019) and Castellana Caves. Our first stop will be in Matera. The Sassi are houses dug into the calcarenite rock itself. The ancient town stands on one slope of the ravine created by a river that is now a small stream. In the afternoon, we then proceed to Castellana Caves (entrance extra). This is famous for the network of caves found here. These vast caves were created by underground rivers which filtered down through the limestone soil of the Murge Hills. We shall visit the numerous caves with their richly coloured stalactites and stalagmites.
Our last day starts with breakfast and check-out. We will proceed to Bari with a stop in Polignano a Mare. In Bari, we will start by visiting St. Nicholas’ city of Bari, well-known for its port and University. Visits to the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the Bari Cathedral (dedicated to St. Sabinus of Canos) and Petruzzelli Theatre are a must. We can stroll the streets of Barivecchia (Old Bari) from Piazza Mercantile to Piazza Ferrarese. We will then make our way to Bari airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 7.30 pm and arriving in Malta at 8.50 pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
SPECIAL PRICE *
Adult in Triple €629 /*€579
Adult in Twin €649/*/ €599
Adult in Single €749 *€699
Child sharing with 2 adults €589 /*€539
Half Board (4 meals) €100
* Special price applies when the half board and all excursions are taken
**Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.
Should you need seats next to each other, this may incur a charge.
Note that extra luggage can be bought at an extra charge.
Ryanair return flights to Bari airport including 10kg luggage 2 nights in Masseria Martuccio
2 nights in a Trullo in Alberobello Rooms with private facilities & TV
Daily breakfast Return airport transfers
Free visit to Bari Free visits to Cisternino with olive oil tasting,
Ostuni & Polignano a Mare
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
EXCURSIONS FOR ADULT/ CHILD
Tenuta Albano Carrisi including lunch €89 /€55
Alberobello guided walking tour €20/ €10
Matera/Castellana Grotte (with guide) €50 /€25
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
City tax of €1.50 per person per night is to be paid at the Masseria & €1.00 per person per night is to be paid directly at the Trulli reception
Alberobello Trullo Sovrano – €2 per person
Matera Cave Church & Cave House – €4.50 per person
Castellana Caves – €12 per person