Come away to our 9 Days Escorted Tour of Sicily, Matera & Apulia as we will take you on a journey to the best of the bests of Sicily (visiting Palermo, Agrigento and more), Apulia and its ancient Trulli, and the wonderful city of Matera.
Are you ready for a nine-day tour to visit some of the most beautiful regions of Italy? The cities of Sicily, the colors and flavors of Apulia, the history and tradition of Matera are waiting for you to give you unique emotions!
Independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request). We will have a meet and greet with our tour leader and group; dinner and overnight in the hotel.
We will begin our 9 day escorted tour visiting the capital of Sicily, Palermo with a view of Mt Pellegrino, the world-famed Arab-Norman Cathedral, Martorana Church, Cappella Palatina and the Pretoria Square. To enhance your experience in Sicily, we will make a stop for food tasting in Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Then we will proceed onwards to Monreale to visit the proclaimed Eighth Wonder of the World, the Norman Cathedral and its splendid Arab-Norman styled Cloister. Transfer to Marsala for dinner and a night’s accommodation.
Our escorted tour will commence by driving along the well-known Salt Road, giving you an outline of the Island of Mothia. Depart to Selinunte to visit the largest World Heritage Site Archaeological Park in the whole of Mediterranean! Free time for lunch, then we will transfer to Agrigento and visit another famous archaeological park - the Valley of the Temples of the ancient Akragas ruins. Accommodation and dinner at Agrigento hotel.
We will visit the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. After free time for lunch, we will depart to Ragusa Ibla and visit the historical centre, the Cathedral in the beautiful square of the Dome and the “Giardino Ibleo”. We’ll conclude the day with a tasting of local products. Slowly, we will make our way to Catania for dinner and overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, you are given the given free time to discover the beauty of Catania and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Free time for lunch. At the end of the morning, we will depart to Matera, arriving at Matera late at night. Dinner and accommodation at Matera hotel
Today, we will discover the stunning Matera - "Sassi". After lunch (free time), the tour will proceed to Castel del Monte, to visit the imposing Medieval Castle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, we will drive to the lovely sea town of Trani, the Romanesque jewel of Apulia ancient architecture. Transfer to Bari with dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, the escorted tour will begin with Apulia’s capital – Bari, visiting the wonderful Basilica of St. Nicola and its XVIIIth century crypt, the impressive San Sabino Cathedral and its remarkable rose windows, the Norman Castle and the Murat quarter. After free time for lunch, the tour carries on to Polignano a Mare, city of gelato. Transfer to Bari with dinner and overnight at the hotel.
is recognized as the symbol of central Apulia and we will take a stroll through the trulli of Alberobello. Then we will move on to Ostuni and after lunch, we will depart to Lecce, the Baroque city of Apulia, exploring the Santa Croce church, the wonderful Sant'Oronzo square, the Roman amphitheatre and the impressive Duomo. We will also visit a local craftsmanship papier-mâché lab and enjoy a wine aperitif in the main square. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast and checking out, we will visit Gallipoli’s city centre and visit the majestic Sant'Agata Cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria della Purità and an ancient 1600-century hypogeum oil-mill in Palazzo Granafei. We finish our 9 day escorted tour by returning to Lecce.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
The price shown refers to the price per person in double room. The price for a single room is €2684,00. The price per person in a triple room is €2377,50.
We suggest you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
For organizational reasons or due to force majeure the itinerary may be modified. Hotels would be confirmed 5 days before the departure.
- Pre-night in hotel in Palermo (in BB): €83,00 p.p. in double room per night - €150,00 in single room per night.
- Post-night in hotel in Lecce: ON REQUEST.
- Transfers from Palermo airport to hotel in Palermo: 1/4 pax €60,00 each way.
- Transfers from Lecce to Brindisi or Bari Airport: ON REQUEST.