Perfect Puglia 

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Tour Itinerary || Terms & Conditions
06
days

Day 1

Upon arrival in Bari, collect your luggage and proceed to meet your driver for your private transfer to  lovely Masseria Torre Coccaro. Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 16th century country house, set within a large estate, over looking the Mediterranean Sea. immersed in olive groves which offers the true atmosphere of a traditional Apulian Masseria. After check in, you will be greeted by a welcome basket in your room,  with genuine Masseria produce; home made granola, toasted almonds, and an aperitivo kit with Puglia vermouth and Puglia gin, all ready to make your own Negroni!

 

This is a day to relax and unwind. You may choose to visit the Aveda Spa set in a Natural cave offering a range of olive oil treatments, or perhaps enjoy Yoga together with a Yoga expert in a unique setting surrounded by olive groves (additional cost). Whatever you chose, you will feel refreshed and relaxed by dinner time!

 

Enjoy dinner tonight in Restaurant Egnathia , with a  passion for the excellence of food in Puglia, always searching for local farms for meat and cheese and seasonal specialties: mushrooms, berries, snails as well as the wonderful fresh fish brought by the local fishermen (beverages at an extra cost).

 

Day 2

After enjoying breakfast at the Masseria, your rental car will be waiting for you so get ready to explore Locorotondo, one of the prettiest and most characteristic towns in “Valle d’Itria”, only a short 25 minute drive away. After a stroll in the dazzling white streets of the old town, you’ll meet your guide for a visit to a local winery. We will visit the winery, its vineyards and enjoy its wines paired with local specialities. The owner of the winery will then accompany us at her wineshop in the center of Locorotondo where you have the opportunity to purchase some local wines. Return to the Masseria for the afternoon to relax.

 

You could consider a visit to the beach before dinner and if this happens to be a Thursday, you may want to enjoy the local village feast (additional cost) or alternatively, enjoy dinner at the Masseria (beverages extra).

 

Day 3.

After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to explore the Trulli, the unique cone-shaped dry stone buildings you can find in a small area of Puglia. Your expert, professional guide will unveil all their secrets and show you hidden corners of Alberobello, the birthplace of the trulli houses, including a visit to an original trullo.

After lunch in Alberobello (at your own cost),  you will have the opportunity to attend a burrata masterclass, literally farm to table, to satisfy your cultural and sensorial appetites! You will also be able to meet and pet the happy cows. At the end of the tour you will be welcomed for a tasting in an authentic and warm Italian farmhouse. Return to the Masseria to relax before enjoying dinner (beverages extra).

 

Day 4.

After breakfast at the Masseria, you’ll experience one of the most fascinating and characterizing elements of the Apulian landscape, the visit to an ancient Roman monumental olive grove and an authentic masseria still working as a farm, just like in the old days. At the end of the tour, you’ll have an EVO oil tasting, that will be fun and educational!

 

In the afternoon, you’ll visit a micro winery where they produce only 20k bottles a year. First, visit the small vineyard and learn about the process of wine making and the special aging method accompanied by Mozart music (the owner is an opera director) and then, end the tour with a glass of 10 year old red wine in a charming wine bar, perfect fusion between old and new architecture.

Return to Masseria Torre Coccaro and enjoy a leisurely dinner (beverages extra). Your rental car will be picked up, without any worry.

 

Day 5.

Today is a day of relaxation. You can choose between two wonderful sandy beaches, Coccaro Beach and Le Palme Beach. Coccaro Beach has an exclusive luxury lounge on the crystal clear Salento Sea and a wooden teak terrace under white tents and with private gazebos. There is fantastic fish restaurant where you can enjoy lunch or enjoy the cuisine directly on your sunbed on the beach (additional cost). There is a shuttle that will whisk you from the Masseria to the beach, appx. 7 minutes away.

 

Alternatively, you can choose to take a cooking class in the Masseria and help our chef to pick the vegetables from our 17th century farm, learn the secret of how to make the perfect fresh pasta and parmigiana to die for (additional cost). You will discover a new addiction , Panzerotto, a  fried calzone with mozzarella and tomato, and a sweet finish with all the wonderful Puglia pastries. Enjoy lunch alfresco, with all the food you prepared.

 

You may want to take a well deserved siesta after lunch, at the Le Palme Beach Club, a new trendy beach club, with a long sandy beach and cocktail lounge bar. There is also a spa where you can enjoy a relaxing massage. After spending time at the beach, you can experience yoga in the olive grooves, before your final dinner at the Masseria (beverages extra).

 

Day 6.

After breakfast, it is time to leave this paradise. Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport and get ready for your return flight. Arrivederci Puglia!

Inclusions:

  • ​2 airport transfers

  • 5 nights in a luxury Masseria , with daily breakfast and dinner.

  • Welcome basket

  • 3 day car rental

  • Guided tour of Locorotondo

  • Guided tour of Alberobello

  • Guided tour of the olive groves

  • Burrata master class

  • Olive oil tasting

  • Wine tasting

 

 

NOTES: Itineraries are intended to be suggestions only, completely customizable to meet the needs and tastes of the traveller in terms of type of accommodations, length of stay, additional destinations, experiences, and transfers.

Not Included:

  • International flights and airfares (can be quoted separately)

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, bottled water, phone, laundry etc.

  • Any optional activities not included in the itinerary

  • Gratuities

  • Travel & Medical Insurance - strongly recommended

  • Any other services not mentioned above

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