An immersive culinary tour of Puglia, tasting produce at olive farms, bakeries, and vineyards and learning to make orecchiette pasta

Tour food and wine hotspots of Italy's beautiful Puglia region, enjoying the local produce and staying in unusual accommodations, including a cave hotel and traditional Trullo.

Feast on Apulian delights as you explore the region. You'll learn how to handmake orecchiette pasta from a local chef in Bari and taste the extra virgin olive oil produced in an olive grove near Ostuni. You'll participate in an extraordinary Italian cookery masterclass at a traditional stone farmhouse and visit an Italian bakery to watch and learn how durum wheat bread is created in Altamura, returning home with new techniques and skills to try in your own kitchen.

Over six memorable days, you'll move around the region, staying a couple of nights in a hotel in Bari, plus two nights in a cave hotel in Matera and experience sleeping in a traditional Trullo, distinctive cylindrical houses with coned roofs.

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  • An Italian cookery masterclass and dinner
  • A bakery tour and bread tasting in Altamura
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting in Locorotondo
  • Olive oil tasting and olive farm visit near Ostuni
  • A bike tour of Bari, including a pasta-making class
  • The services of a bilingual guide throughout your trip
  • Two nights in an atmospheric cave hotel in Matera
  • One night in a traditional Trullo hotel in Alberobello
  • Two night's b&b accommodation in Bari
  • A bottle of local wine exclusively for our readers
  • Breakfast each day
  • All transfers in Italy
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • For some departure dates listed, return flights are included; please check terms and conditions below and call our reservations team for details

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 6, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 11, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,019*
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* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £320. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 23, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 28, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,019*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £320. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 27, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 1, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,019*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £320. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Bari
    Bari, Italy

    Today you'll arrive in the gorgeous coastal city of Bari, with its grand boulevards and bustling harbour. You'll later travel to the extraordinary hillside town of Matera and check in at your hotel.

    You'll discover the unique landscapes of Sassi di Matera, a district known for its ancient cave dwellings, which are suspected to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. You'll be staying in a cave hotel during your time in Matera, so you'll be truly immersed in this extraordinary area.

  2. Day
    2
    Sassi di Matera
    Matera, Italy

    Today there's more time to explore the fascinating landscapes and archaeology of Stassi, with its caves, grottos, and natural ravines. You'll spend the morning exploring the district and visiting some of the Rupestrian Churches, built into the caves of the Murgia, a large limestone plateau.

    In the afternoon, you'll enjoy your first culinary experience of the trip: a cookery masterclass at a nearby Masseria. Inside this traditional stone farmhouse, you'll learn how to prepare rustic Italian dishes before feasting on your culinary creations at a traditional Italian dinner with your fellow guests.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Alberobello and Altamura
    Alberobello, Italy

    After breakfast, you'll head to Altamura, a hill town known for its traditional durum wheat bread, Pane di Altamura. While here, you'll pay a visit to a legendary local bakery to learn about the process of making this famous bread and taste some of their fresh creations.

    You'll then tour a local vineyard, after which you'll have the opportunity to taste some of the exceptional wines produced in the Puglia region.

    It's then time to head to Alberobello, the trulli capital of Italy. You'll spend time exploring this small town and learning about these curious cone-roofed houses.

    This evening, you'll be checking in to your very own trullo for the night.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Locorotondo and Ostuni
    Ostuni, Italy

    You'll have time in the morning to explore more of Alberobello. Perhaps wander its narrow streets dotted with trulli, stop in the little shops to buy local produce or souvenirs, and see the locals sitting outside traditional trattorie, dining al fresco.

    Afterwards, you'll travel to Locorotondo, one of the Itria Valley's most beautiful whitewashed towns, where you'll stop for a relaxing lunch.

    Later on, you'll enjoy a tour through ancient olive groves at an organic olive farm near Ostuni, where you'll also get to taste the delicious, extra-virgin olive oil produced here.

    You'll then travel back to Bari, where you'll have the evening free to explore the charming old town at your own pace, and tuck into some mouthwatering Apulian delicacies.

    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    5
    Bari
    Bari, Italy

    After breakfast at the hotel, you'll get to see more of Bari on a bike tour around the city. You'll see the elegant Old Town and spot pretty landmarks like the Basilica of St. Nicholas and Bari Cathedral.

    A true highlight will be a stop off at the home of a local signora, where you'll learn the art of making orecchiette pasta by hand, before sampling your culinary creations.

    Meals - Breakfast
  6. Day
    6
    Departure
    Bari, Italy

    Today it's time to transfer to Bari airport to catch your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 6, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 11, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,019*
Hurry, only a few places left

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £320. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 23, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 28, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,019*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £320. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 27, 2024
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 1, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,019*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price does not include flights. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £320. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

Call now to book 02039932958
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