Puglia Luxury Tour and Matera – Food and Wine

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  • Puglia and Basilicata, Italy, Fly to: Bari
  • People: up to 12
  • 10 Days, 9 Nights
  • Level: Easy
Tour Details


17 – 27 October 2019

Join Journey Amazing on a once in a lifetime Puglia Luxury Tour and Matera. We have selected the best parts of the region and the most sought after hotels and restaurants. Stay in the luxurious Borgo Egnazia and dine at the famous Grotta Palazzese set within the cliffs of picturesque Polignano. The Puglia Luxury Tour also includes 3 days in Matera, the European City of Culture for 2019. 

This is the tour that will be on everyone’s wish list. You will be pampered from start to finish. The Puglia Luxury Toor is designed for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. You will try your hand at making local regional dishes and learn to make Orichiette from scratch!

The regional wines include Primitivo and Negroamaro but our Puglia Luxury Tour will also try other varieties including Susumaniello. The Puglia Luxury Tour is suitable for all levels of food and wine knowledge.

Puglia has become the number one destination in Italy and our team of experts specialize in this region. Please contact us on mailto:info@journeyamazing.com for more information. We are happy to give you more extensive details about the Puglia Luxury Tour.


€6990 or USD $7990 sharing in double room.

Solo traveler? If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €2990 or USD $3490

Departure & Return Location

Fly in and out of Bari Airport, Italy.

Meeing Time

Collection from the airport on Day 1

Price Includes

  • Private transfers to and from Bari airport
  • 3 nights accommodation at exclusive Borgo Egnazia with breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation at exclusive Le Alcove (or similar) with breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation at exclusive Sextantio (or similar) with breakfast
  • Private transfers to all destinations listed on the itinerary
  • Dinner on the 1st night at Due Camini including wine (set menu)
  • Private walking tours in all destinations
  • Dinner at exclusive Grotta Palazzese including wine
  • Cooking class and lunch at Masseria Torrecoccaro
  • Optional E-bike tour of the Itrian Valley
  • Typical lunch in Masseria (fortified farmhouse)
  • Typical lunch at La Grotta Degli Avi including wine
  • Full day guided tour of Sassi di Matera
  • Lunch in L’ Arturo Enogastronomia including wine
  • 24 hour host assistance

Price Excludes

  • International return flights into Bari Airport
  • Any item not listed and/or specified in the itinerary
  • Visas
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks not specified
  • Gratuities / Tips for Waiters at all restaurants, tour guides, hosts & bus drivers
  • 3% Credit Card fee if paid by credit card
  • Single Room Supplement if required
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Telephone calls
  • Porterage
  • Laundry
  • Excess Baggage
  • Insurance, tips and everything not listed as included

Optional Extras

  • Private trips can be arranged on the tour during free time. Please speak to your hosts to organise these

Day 1Arrival in Puglia

Upon arrival in Bari Airport the Luxury Puglia Tour will be meeted and greeted by your hosts and taken by private transfer to Borgo Egnazia (about 1h). Here you will have time to relax and take in your beautiful suroundings. In the evening we will meet for dinner at Due Camini within the Borgo Egnazia Estate including wines specific to the region. Please advise us in advance if you have any dietary requirements and we can arrange accordingly.

Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Borgo Egnazia

Day 2Lecce

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel you will take a private transfer to Lecce (about 60 min). Here the Luxury Puglia Tour will meet have a private 3 hour walking tour of the historical center with an English speaking tour guide. Lecce is the biggest baroque city in the south, known as the Florence of the South. Visit the 2 working amphitheatres and marvel at the beautiful Santa Maria Assunta. Enjoy a typical lunch with dishes such as Fave e Cicoria (broad beans and Broccoli Rape). In the afternoon we will take a private transfer back to Borgo Egnazia.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at Borgo Egnazia

Day 3Polignano a Mare

Breakfast in hotel will be followed by free time to relax and have a light lunch on your own.
In the afternoon we take a private transfer to Polignano a Mare in the afternoon (about 40 min)
Here we will meet our private English speaking tour guide and embark on a 3 hour walking tour of this picture perfect seaside town perched above the cliffs overlooking the blue Adriatic Ocean. This Town is full of surprises and hosts the Red Bull diving event. Discover the boutique shops within its small alleyways.
Dinner will be at the famous Grotta Palazzese, set menu including wine. This restaurant boasts the most incredible setting and is a must see on any Luxury Tour. Private transfer back to Borgo Egnazia in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight at Borgo Egnazia

Day 4Cooking Class & Alberobello

After breakfast in hotel we take a private transfer to Masseria Torrecoccaro (about 50 min). A masseria is a fortified farmhouse. These tell the true story and history of Puglia.Here you will learn to make typical food from Puglia using traditional recipes handed down from generation to generation. You will learn to cooktypical foods that include: Panzerotti, Bread, Fresh Pasta, Meatballs, Rolled Veal in Ragu and Ricotta Tart. Afterwards you will eat all that has been made for lunch with wine included.

Next we take a private transfer to Alberobello (about 30 min) and check in to exclusive Le Alcove luxury hotel (or similar).
The afternoon is free to explore Alberobello and its streets filled with ‘Trulli’, conical shaped houses that give Puglia its distinct identity..

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight at Le Alcove (or similar)

Day 5E-Bike Tour of The Itrian Valley

After breakfast in the hotel we take a private transfer to Martina Franca to collect our e-bikes. This tour is optional so for those not wanting to participate you can spend the time exploring Martina Franca, the second biggest baroque town in Puglia. You will meet the rest for lunch at the Masseria.
The cyclists will meet your guide for an e-bike tour of the Itrian Valley discovering its magical surroundings. Start from Martina Franca, one of the Puglia’s most elegant cities, with its baroque and rococo buildings. Cycle through the old winding streets before heading into the countryside. Pass rolling hills dotted with trulli and farmsteads eventually stopping to have lunch in a typical Masseria. Taste some typical regional food; such as Capocollo, Burrata, Caccio Ricotta and Bombette.
Private transfer back to the hotel.
Dinner on your own, explore Alberobello by night.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight at Le Alcove (or similar)

Day 6Ostuni

After breakfast we take a private transfer to Ostuni (about 30 min)
Meet your private guide for a walking tour of Ostuni, known as ‘The White city’. Visit the cathedral, the most important monument of the city, the main square with the Town hall and the famous St. Oronzo steeple. Visit the small shops and take in the spectacular 180 degree view of the ocean and the thousands of ancient Roman Olive trees that sweep across this area.
Next enjoy a typical lunch at La Grotta Degli Avi including wine.
Transfer in the afternoon back to Alberobello for free time to relax and enjoy dinner on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight at Le Alcove (or similar)

Day 7Matera

After breakfast we take a private transfer to Matera (60 minutes).
Check in at Sextantio Le Grotte della civiltà (or similar).
Today will be a free day for you to relax, go shopping, discover Matera by yourself or catch up on some me time!
Enjoy lunch and dinner at your own leisure, or perhaps meet up with your fellow travellers.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Sextantio (or similar)

Day 8Sassi di Matera

After reakfast in hotel the Puglia Luxury Tour will meet your local guide for a walking tour through the characteristic districts of Sassi. You will start with a historical introduction, analyzing the different stages of urban development of Matera. The itinerary is punctuated by numerous stops, among which are included key points of interest including rock churches, cave houses, water collection systems and cellars dug in caves. Enjoy lunch in L’ Arturo Enogastronomia with typical cheeses and meats, wine included.
Dinner on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight at Sextantio (or similar)

Day 9Montescaglioso

Breakfast in hotel and private transfer to Montescaglioso ( 30 min)
Visit Montescaglioso, a town perched on top of a hill from which opens a splendid natural view towards the gorges of the Murgia of Matera and along the valley of the river Bradano. Here find one of the greatest artistic masterpieces in Basilicata, the Abbey dedicated to San Michele Arcangelo, which contains splendid frescoes and two large cloisters. The tour includes a pleasant walk in the historic center towards the church of San Pietro e Paolo.
Lunch on your own and private transfer back to Matera in the afternoon.
Get ready for the final dinner in Matera where you can share all your amazing experiences.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight at Sextantio (or similar)

Day 10Goodbye

After breakfast it is time to say goodbye. No tears please. For those wishing to stay longer we are always at hand to help with your travel plans.

Breakfast in hotel and private transfer to Bari airport ( 60 min)

Meals: Breakfast

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