A view of the port of Gallipoli in the region of Puglia.
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Tour code: BFPBB4

Tour Inclusions

Secrets of Puglia

  • 8 days
  • Italy
  • Max 18 Passengers


The enchanting Italian region of Puglia is famous for its historic cities, quaint fishing villages and exquisite cuisine. From Naples to Bari, Lecce, Martina Franca, Matera and back again, we’ll delve into the area’s many splendours – touring historic towns, discovering local traditions and indulging in a tasting or two along the way.
Secrets of Puglia tour map for 2024.
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Sassi di Matera cave dwellings
  • Sample the rich flavours of Manduria’s famous Primitivo wines with a local tasting
  • Explore the awe-inspiring expanse of Castellana Caves

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Naples (Italy)

    A hub of intoxicating culture and historic masterpieces – we’ll meet the group in the vibrant city of Naples. After settling in, tonight we’ll have the opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome meal. Accommodation: Palazzo Salgar (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Naples – Andria – Bari

  • Day 3 - Bari – Ostuni – Lecce

  • Day 4 - Lecce – Gallipoli – Lecce

  • Day 5 - Lecce – Manduria – Martina Franca - Itria Valley

  • Day 6 - Itria Valley – Alberobello – Castellana Caves – Itria Valley

  • Day 7 - Itria Valley – Altamura – Matera

  • Day 8 - Matera – Naples

Tour Inclusions


- 7 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

- Experienced Tour Leader and Driver


- Premium mini-coach transportation


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  • 11th October 2023
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    A few details should be addressed, the mini bus we had several seats were broken and other seats the seat belts didn't work. It should also be pointed out better that a lot of walking up and down long flights of stairs plus up and down steep hills.
  • 5th October 2023
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    The tour director Nicholas was wonderful and so helpful. Unfortunately I contracted COVID during the trip and reported it so had to leave the trip so others wouldn’t be affected. Sadly the BackRoad Tours policy on COVID relies on honesty. Many on our tour openly admitted that if they knew they had COVID or even thought they did that they wouldn’t report it as it would mean they had to leave the group. As it was a woman in our group had the same symptoms as me but she had chosen not to report it and myself and another woman ended up with COVID. If you are serious about upholding your policy of no travel if you have COVID then everyone should be doing a supervised RAT test every morning while on the tour.
  • 22nd September 2023
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    Too many highways, no back roads experience. The high lite of the trip was a swim in the sea. The rest was rubbish. Poor hotels, restaurants and far too long walking tours.
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