S.Maria di Leuca
Cave of Poetry
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Package Holiday in Puglia

8 days – 7 nights
(Offer valid all year round)

There are many places of interest in Puglia, and with this Package Holiday in Puglia with a year-round offer we have answered the frequent question of many of you: where are the best places to go in Puglia?

With this package holiday we have included a mix of tradition, culture (wonders considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites), art and discover some wonderful crystal-clear waters of Salento. As for icing on the cake, we will also throw in the Ionian & Adriatic Mini-Cruise that puts that final touch on an incredible itinerary from start to finish. 

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Accommodation & Beach Club

Vecchia Fabbrica Apartments. Strategically located only a few kilometers away from the cities of Otranto and Lecce, these lustrous apartments are just for you. With a living room, dining room with a kitchenette, private bathroom, and air conditioning, Vecchia Fabbrica apartments maximizes both your comfort and flexibility. The property has two bathhouses (Beach Club) one in Alimini, about 10 minutes away with an inflatable area for children, beach entertainment for older children. You can also find a partner lounge bar, restaurant, and pizzeria.

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Car Rental

For the duration of the trip, you will have your own rental car that will be delivered on arrival and picked up before your departure.  No queues, no gathering, no waiting. Any additional drivers are included in the price, so you can both drive.

Package Holiday in Puglia


Shuttle transfer from Brindisi airport. Accommodation check-in. Delivery of the rental car.

A day dedicated to a guided tour of Alberobello, a small town in Apulia that overlooks the Itria Valley with its many Trulli, famous for its typical “Fornelli” grilled meat dishes. Its historic centre is rich in churches and buildings. You’ll have some free time for lunch and we recommend you go to a restaurant in the centre inside a Trullo. 
In the afternoon, we will continue with a guided tour of Ostuni called the “White City” for the whiteness of the houses that make up its ancient center, a true example of Mediterranean architecture. Characterised by narrow and winding streets that lead to the majestic late Romanesque-Gothic style Cathedral. Return to the apartment. Free dinner.

After breakfast, you will depart for Torre Pali. Mini cruise of the Ionian & Adriatic lasting about 3/4 hours, to discover the beautiful crystal-clear waters of Salento with iridescent shades, from emerald green to cerulean. Touristic route with stops at the sea caves of Santa Maria di Leuca. You will visit: the sea caves on the Ionian side: Cave of the Dragon, Cave of the Three Doors, the River and many more. The Adriatic side: Terradico Cave of Gabiani and Vora, around Santa Maria di Leuca. Aperitif on board included.

Link – Video Boat Trip

In the afternoon, we recommend one of the most beautiful bathhouses in the area. The marina of Pescoluse famous for its beaches and known as the “Maldives of Salento”.

The establishment is very well equipped from the à la carte restaurant, self-service, Pizzeria and Braceria.

Link – Video Beach Club

After a rich breakfast, you will depart for a full day of touring Matera. A guided tour of the “Sassi”, a UNESCO world heritage site and  of the rocky and Romanesque churches.

Lunch including drinks in a typical restaurant in the historical center of Matera and tasting of typical products in the afternoon. Entrance tickets to churches.

After breakfast, departure for Gallipoli, also known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. Visit the city, the historical centre, the streets of artisan shops and shopping, the fish markeVt.isit Frantoio Ipogeo and taste organic olive oil and typical Salento products in the historical centre. For lunch we have booked a table at a restaurant facing the sea, fish menu includes drinks, mineral water and wine from Salento. In the afternoon, we advise you to go to the beach and have a nice swim in the emerald-green sea of Gallipoli. Free dinner.

After breakfast, you’ll be taken to one of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia, on the Adriatic Sea. The establishment (Beach Club) is located on a stretch of coastline with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear sea, a few hundred meters the infamous “Bay of Turks”. Umbrellas and sun-beds are included and have already been booked. The beach club, as well as being very well equipped with showers, restaurant, and lounge bar, is not far from the most fun water sports. Free time for your lunch at the restaurant of the bathhouse.

After the day spent at the beach, you can head to Lecce for dinner in the evening. We recommend a typical restaurant in the city center. In the meantime, you will have the opportunity to visit the city of Lecce, the capital of “Baroque”, on your own with an audio-guide. Walking in the historic center you will come across artisan stores where you can buy gadgets for family and friends. We will continue with a visit to the Church of Santa Croce, the most eloquent monument of the Baroque period, and the Cathedral. Return to the apartment.

Visit Otranto defined “Gateway to the East”, through the audio-guide, downloadable on your mobile through our website. Otranto, the city, a seaside village of enchanting beauty, is a symbol of the Holy Christian Martyrs to whom the Cathedral is dedicated, which houses the relics of the Martyrs and one of the largest mosaic floors in the history of art. Free Lunch, we recommend restaurants or bars.

Boat trip to Castro – Porto Miggiano duration 2h00 approx. with stops bath and visit the caves Marina: Zinzulusa – Azzurra – Romanelli – Palombara – Sulfurea etc.. Free dinner

Link – Video Boat trip Grotte Zinzulusa of Castro

The first day or the last day depending on the arrival time and departure to reach Roca and the beautiful Natural Pool The Cave of Poetry. Only a year ago TripAdvisor recognized it as one of the 10 most beautiful natural pools in the world.

Following that, you will see the beautiful beach of Torre dell’Orso, the “Caribbean of Salento”.

In the evening, free time for dinner in Torre dell’Orso with the infamous “Pentolo” that has been patented and is now also being marketed. We advise you not to miss this opportunity…. we will be hosted by the very person who invented it. Delicious spaghetti!!!

Link – Video restaurant

Check-out and shuttle transfer to Brindisi airport.

Package cost per person:  £  all inclusive:

  • Shuttle transfer to and from Brindisi airport.
  • 7 nights in Vecchia Fabbrica Apartments (Offer valid all year round).
  • Car Rental for the whole period, with delivery and pick up service. Additional driver cover included in the rental contract, this means that the car can be driven by two licensed drivers without any additional cost.
  • Daily tour and visit with a certified tour guide to Alberobello and Ostuni (in English).
  • Boat trip to Torre Pali, 4h00, with stops for a swim (it depends on the weather) and aperitif, you visit the caves of SM Leuca.
  • Guided tour of the city of Matera with a tourist guide in English + Lunch including drinks in a typical restaurant in the historical center of Matera and tasting of typical products in the afternoon + Entrance tickets to churches.
  • Audio guide in English of Lecce and Otranto downloadable on your Smartphone. 
  • Entrance tickets to two churches of Lecce included: “Duomo and Santa Croce”. 
  • Lunch in a Gallipoli Seafront Restaurant, Fish menu including drinks.
  • Visit of the Hypogeum Oil Mill + tasting of typical Salento products, organic olive oil.
  • Umbrellas and sun-beds in Alimini.
  • Boat trip to Castro with visit to the caves and swimming stop (it depends on the weather).
  • Agency Support.
  • Any entrance fees to Museums, Churches or other, not specified in the Tour Includes list.
  • Eventual tourist tax.
  • Everything not included in “the tour includes”.   
  • Medical/Luggage Insurance; (on request).
  • Tour Package Cancellation Insurance – (on request).

For extra peace of mind, ask us about options for travel, medical, and trip cancellation insurance.
Want to add a few extras, bring more friends, or rearrange the schedule for your travel plans? Get in touch and tell us your desires.
For inquiries and reservations, contact Puglia Exploration at  info@pugliaexploration.com

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