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Apulia, the Heel of Italy (62702019)

Code: 6270-2019

A 8-Day Cosmos Tours tour starting from $1,289.00

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2020-04-18 2020-04-26 1,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-04-25 2020-05-03 1,369.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-05-02 2020-05-10 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-05-09 2020-05-17 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-05-16 2020-05-24 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-05-23 2020-05-31 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-05-30 2020-06-07 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-06-06 2020-06-14 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-06-13 2020-06-21 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-06-20 2020-06-28 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-06-27 2020-07-05 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-08-29 2020-09-06 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-09-05 2020-09-13 1,399.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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2020-09-26 2020-10-04 1,369.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-10-03 2020-10-11 1,299.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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Cosmos Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2018 early booking. All tours will be open for 2018 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2017. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2018 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Europe, Italy, Turkey

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights
NAPLES
Guided sightseeing

CASTEL DEL MONTE
Visit

BARI
Orientation

CASTELLANA GROTTE
Visit the limestone caves

ALBEROBELLO
See the Trulli houses

LECCE
Visit

SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA
Orientation drive

GALLIPOLI
Visit Frantoio Ipogeo

MANDURIA
Visit a wine cellar

OSTUNI
Visit

OLIVE MILL
Visit, olive oil tasting and light lunch

Overview

Title
Apulia, the Heel of Italy

Vacation Overview
This regional affordable Italy vacation begins and ends in Naples. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples provides visitors a wealth of folklore, history, and a rich culture of the ages. After a guided sightseeing tour of the city, you 'll be on your way to the Apulia region - the “heel of the boot” of Italy and one of the favorite holiday destinations of the Italian people due to its breathtaking landscapes and enchanting coastline with turquoise waters.

You 'll visit the 13th-century Castel Del Monte on your way to the beautiful port of Bari. Included in your Italy vacation are a number of surprising stops, including the fascinating Castellana Grotte limestone caves, the conical-roofed houses of Alberobello, and Lecce 's baroque architecture. You 'll also enjoy an excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca with its art nouveau houses, and Gallipoli 's underground olive presses, and winding streets above.

Your budget travel to Italy experience is never short on great food and drink. Learn about regional wines on your visit to a Primitivo wine cellar in Manduria. Before returning to Naples, enjoy a leisurely stay in Fasano - surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Your affordable Italy tour of the Apulia region of Italy ends where it began - in Naples - where authentic Napoli pizza and espresso await your return!


Year Round Offers

  • 10% Discount for Travelers under 18 yrs old
  • Pay $25 Less For Your 2nd & Subsequent Vacations
  • Vacations start as low as $130 a day
  • Lower prices during the low season (October–March)

Apulia, the Heel of Italy (62702019) Day 1:
ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2:
NAPLES-CASTEL DEL MONTE-BARI. Guided sightseeing this morning gives you an introduction to the eventful history of this city and its colorful traditions. Depart Naples and travel into Apulia, the legendary “boot” of Italy. Stop at CASTEL DEL MONTE, built in the 13th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and renowned for its unique octagonal towers, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Adriatic coastline for an orientation of the beautiful port city of Bari. (B)

Day 3:
BARI-CASTELLANA GROTTE-ALBEROBELLO-LECCE. Head to Castellana Grotte to visit the area 's famous limestone CAVES. This impressive system is a wonderland of captivating stalactites, stalagmites, and crystallized mineral deposits. Next stop is Alberobello, renowned for its distinct conical-roofed TRULLI houses. Follow the coastline to lovely Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” and marvel at its opulent baroque buildings from the 1600s. (B)

Day 4:
LECCE. EXCURSION TO SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA & GALLIPOLI. Spend some time on your own this morning to explore Lecce 's baroque city center. Then, travel to Santa Maria di Leuca, the southernmost tip of Apulia, where you'll discover oriental art nouveau villas and beach huts from the early 20th century. On to Gallipoli, an ancient Greek city built on an island in the Ionian Sea. Enjoy the Old Town with its quaint ambiance, winding streets, and inviting squares, and discover FRANTOIO IPOGEO, an underground olive press buried in the tufa rock. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, workers pressed Gallipoli 's olive oil, which was stored in cisterns beneath the Old Town and used to light the city 's oil lamps. Return to Lecce in the late afternoon. (B,D)

Day 5:
LECCE-MANDURIA-OSTUNI-FASANO. Start the day visting Lecce, the city with a total Baroque look. On to Manduria, situated in the wine-growing region, where you 'll visit a WINE CELLAR and get to taste some of the typical Primitivo. Next stop is Ostuni, only 42 miles from actual Greece, but characterized by its flat-roofed, white, Greek-looking town centre. Overnight in Fasano, a peaceful town surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, not far from the Adriatic Sea. (B,D)

Day 6:
FASANO. Today is free to do as you like. Maybe join the optional excursion to Matera and Altamura. The impressive “rock city” of Matera is home to the prehistoric sassi cave dwellings, while a guided tour reveals the amazing stone-clad city of Altamura, with free time afterward to stroll through the Old Town on your own. (B,D)

Day 7:
FASANO-NAPLES. Puglia is famous for its olive trees, and this morning you 'll visit a traditional OLIVE MILL to taste some genuine olive oil, enjoy a light lunch, and stroll around the groves. Later, travel back to Naples for a chance to treat yourself to a real espresso coffee shot or the most authentic pizza. (B,L)

Day 8:
NAPLES. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Cosmos Tours

Meals
Buffet breakfasts daily; 1 lunch; 4 dinners

Transportation
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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