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Group 1 27 June – 1 July (29 June – Public Holiday)
Group 2 5 – 9 September (8 September – National Holiday
Bari, Mesagne, Tenuta Al Bano, Cisternino, Alberobello, Matera & Castellana Caves
We meet at the airport at 4.00am for our Ryanair flight departing at 6.45am to Bari airport.
We start our trip by visiting St. Nicholas’ city of Bari, wellknown for its port and University.
Visits to the Basilica of St. Nicholas, the Bari Cathedral (dedicated to St. Sabinus of Canos), Bari Castle (extra) and Petruzzelli Theatre are a must.
We can stroll the streets of Barivecchia (Old Bari) from Piazza Mercantile to Piazza Ferrarese.
Then, we are transferred to Masseria Martuccio in Mesagne for dinner (extra) and overnight.
Today, after breakfast, we have an optional visit to the beautiful Tenuta Al Bano Carrisi, 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 wine making, 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 with wine from Al Bano Carrisi cellar.
We return back 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 Cisternino for olive oil tasting (free).
Later, we arrive in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an unusual trulli district with its characteristic white-washed conicalroofed houses.
We check-in for a once in a lifetime experience as we will be sleeping in one of these trulli located in various parts of Alberbello.
Afterwards, we can join the leader for an optional 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 calcarenitic 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 start our trip back to Bari airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 12.00pm and arriving in Malta at 1.15pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
€499 / €549 Adult in Triple
€529 / €579 Adult in Twin
€619 / €669 Adult in Single
€449 / €499 Child sharing with 2 adults
Half board (4 meals) €89
* Special price applies when half board and all excursions are taken
** Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.
Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.
An additional charge applies for extra luggage
Ryanair** return direct flights to Bari airport including 10kg luggage
2 nights in Masseria Martuccio
2 nights in a Trullo in Alberobello Rooms with private facilities &TV
Free visit to Bari
Free visit to Cisternino with olive oil tasting
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€85 / €55 Tenuta Al Bano Carrisi including lunch
€15 / €8 Alberobello guided walking tour
€45 /€23 Matera/Castellana Caves (with guide)
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
City tax of €1.50 per person per night to be paid at the Masseria & €0.80 per person per night is to be paid directly at the Trulli reception
Bari castle – €4.50
Alberobello Trullo Sovrano – €1.50
Matera Cave Church & Cave House – €4.50
Castellana Caves – €13.5