Domenico Modugno
Castel del Monte
Polignano a Mare
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Trulli & Sassi Coach Tour

7 days – 6 nights
Available from 15 September through 3O June

The ever-changing landscape of Puglia cradles a mix of natural landmarks and historical sites that testify to the region’s nuanced past and present.

The Trulli and Sassi coach tour lets you explore the heritage, traditions, and wonders of Puglia with maximum comfort and the expert commentary of an English-speaking guide.

Get ready to delve into the wild beauty of rocky ravines and underground caves. Follow in the footsteps of ancient cultures at exquisite World Heritage sites off the beaten track. Experience the rich scents and flavours of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Discover some of Italy’s best-kept secrets, carefully selected for you by our local experts.

Trulli & Sassi Coach Tour


Shuttle transfer from  Bari i airport. Hotel check-in with a welcome drink and a selection of local delicacies. In the afternoon, a guided tour of Bari; highlights include the Romanesque Basilica di San Nicola and Bari Cathedral, the Swabian Castle, and the old sailors’ hamlet. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel, then a transfer to Castellana Grotte. Visit to the Castellana Caves, an impressive karst cave system (formed by the dissolution of bedrock) with mesmerising natural formations and a tranquil atmosphere. Lunch at a local farmhouse restaurant, followed by a visit to the village of Alberobello with its unique trulli houses, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Castel del Monte, an imposing citadel and castle built by Emperor Frederik II in the 1240s. Lunch at a seafood restaurant in Trani, followed by a tour of the city and its enchanting Romanesque cathedral nestled by the sea. In the late afternoon, a brief tour of Barletta and its main attractions: the Swabian-Anjou-Aragon Castle, the cathedral, the Colossus statue, and the tavern where the famous Challenge of Barletta was cast. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer to Monopoli. City tour followed by a visit to an ancient oil mill protected by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. During the visit, which includes a tasting of local products, an expert will guide you through the captivating beauty of the olive grove and the process of extracting the local extra virgin olive oil (depending on the season). Lunch at a seafood restaurant, then transfer to Ostuni, known as the White City for the dazzling houses in the old town – a shining example of pure Mediterranean architecture. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer to Polignano a Mare, a traditional Jishermen’s village just south of Bari. Tour of the village, including a visit to the cathedral and a stop by the monument dedicated to Domenico Modugno, Polignano’s most illustrious son and the unforgettable singer of Nel blu, dipinto di blu, commonly known as Volare. Lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a two-hour boat tour of the coastline and its breathtaking marine caves. Dinner in the hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Matera. Visit to the timeless Sassi di Matera and the park of the Rupestrian Churches, which have both held UNESCO World Heritage site status since 1993. Lunch at a local farmhouse restaurant. In the afternoon, a visit to Gravina in Puglia, a town built on the edge of a 100-metre ravine within the Alta Murgia National Park. Inhabited since the Old Stone Age and once part of Magna Graecia, the rocky countryside features stunning archaeological sites with precious remains of temples, masonry work, and decorations that testify to the region’s rich history. Dinner in the hotel.


Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out and shuttle transfer to Bari airport.

  • Shuttle transfer to and from Bari or Brindisi airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in_____  (half board, 4 days – dinners include water plus a glass of wine).
  • Lunch on days 2 and 3 (including water plus a glass of wine).
  • All daily transfers with luxury coaches and vans.
  • Daily tours and visits with a certified tour guide (in English).
  • Entrance ticket to Castellana caves (UNESCO World Heritage site).
  • Entrance ticket to the National Archaeological Museum.
  • Entrance tickets to the ceramic workshop and oil mill.
  • Entrance tickets to Castel del Monte (UNESCO World Heritage site).
  • Boat tour of the coastline and its breathtaking marine caves to Polignano.
  • Agency fees and assistance.
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Eventual tourist tax
  • Tips
  • Any tickets / activities / extras not listed above.

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.
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This tour is organised and managed by  tour operator specialising in Apulian holidays and luxury accommodation for alone travellers, families, and groups.
Puglia Exploration is your expert guide to the best places to see in Puglia, one of Italy’s most fascinating regions. We’re proud to showcase the rich heritage and unique beauty of our homeland. To do that, we partner with local tour operators to create made-for-you package holidays that will transform your Italian experience into the best memories of your life. 

Gravina in Puglia
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