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The land of the Trulli & Tenuta Albano Carrisi
Bari, Alberobello, Matera, Castellana Caves, Ostuni, Tenuta Albano Carrisi & Polignano a Mare
Stay in Trulli
Free visits to Bari &Polignano a Mare
8th – 12th September
8th September – National Holiday
WEDNESDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER:
We meet at the airport at 9.30am for our Ryanair flight departing at 11.30am to Bari airport. We start our trip by visiting Bari St. Nicholas city, well known for its port and University. Visits to the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Bari Cathedral (dedicated to saint 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 then are transferred to our Trullo in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site, an unusual trulli district, with its characteristic white-washed conical-roofed houses. Check in for a once in a life time experience as we will be sleeping in one of these trulli located in various parts of Alberbello.
THURSDAY, 9TH SEPTEMBER:
Today after breakfast we go on an optional full day excursion to Matera (the European Capital of Culture 2019) & 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.
FRIDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER:
Breakfast followed by check out and this morning we will discover the pretty town of Alberobello. Walking around is enjoyable heading up Via Monte Michele, we can visit Alberobello’s twentieth-century trullo church, the Chiesa di Sant’Antoni. We then proceed to Cisternino where we have time to stop for oil tasting with visit in an Oil Mill in this area. Then we make our way to Ostuni built on top of a hill and still fortified by the ancient walls. We then arrive in our Masseria for check in.
SATURDAY, 11TH SEPTEMBER:
Today after breakfast we visit 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, the charming “bottaia” where we can admire and listen to the explanation about the various stages of wine making, bottling and aging 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.
SUNDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER:
Our last day starts with breakfast and check out. We start our trip back to Bari airport with a stop in Polignano a Mare located on the Adriatic Sea. We can enjoy some free time for personal sightseeing before we continue our way to Bari airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 2.40pm and arriving in Malta at 4pm.
PRICE PER PERSON:
* SPECIAL PRICE
*€499 / €549 Adult in Triple
*€529 / €579 Adult in Twin
*€619 / €669 Adult in Single
*€449 / €499 Child sharing with 2 adults
€89Half Board – 4 meals
Extras per person:
€80 Additional Baggage Supplement for 20kg
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
* Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair. Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.
Ryanair return flights to Bari Airport
including 10 kg checked-in hand luggage
2 nights in a Trullo in Alberobello & 2 nights in Masseria Caselli in Carovigno
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Free visit to Bari
Free visit to Polignago a Mare
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
ADULT / CHILD
€45 / €30 Matera/Castellana Grotte(with guide)
€15 / € 8 Alberobello guided walking tour
€75 / €55 Tenute Albano Carrisi including lunch
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
City tax of €0.80 per person per night is to be paid directly at the Trulli reception
Bari castle – €3.00
Matera Cave Church & Cave House – €4.00
Castellana Caves – €13.00
Alberobello Trullo Sovrano – €1.50
* All above prices are subject to change