Your Days. Your Way. Choice Touring by Globus
Price: $2,699* CAD Per Person
(*Featured price is person, land only, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated, and include all taxes and fees and the Globus $200 per person discount.)
Departure: October 23, 2023
Return: October 31, 2023
Save: Save $400 per couple on select 2023 Globus Italy Tours*
Photo: Amalfi Coastline
Although Italy is full of wondrous gems across “the boot,” some of its greatest treasures are hidden closer to its heel. In the Apulia region, known for its centuries-old farmland, whitewashed towns, and miles of scenic coastline, the water is bluer, the produce is fresher, and the pace is delightfully slower.
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Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Photo: Italy Tour
Day 1: ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY
Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2: NAPLES
A Slice of Life in Napoli NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes Palazzo Reale. Enjoy free time this afternoon.
Culture & Tradition: Naples delivers Old World charm in spades as one of Italy’s oldest cities. From its regal Palazzo Reale to the 13th-century Duomo di San Gennaro’s frescoed masterpieces to nearby Mount Vesuvius to the most famous pizza in the world served throughout the city in Neapolitan style. A stroll along the promenade beside the Bay of Naples reveals why locals and visitors choose this spot to soak in the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 3: NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI
Medieval Marvel Castel Del Monte a guided visit the medieval castle. BARI Enjoy free time late afternoon and evening. 174 mi / 280 km
Historic Spot:Built by Holy Roman emperor Frederick II, the 13th-century Castel del Monte remains one of the most revered cultural sites in Puglia. This spectacular octagonal fortress is listed by UNESCO World Heritage as a unique masterpiece of medieval military architecture from its rocky hilltop perch where it dominated the Kingdom of Sicily and thrills visitors today.
Day 4: BARI–OSTUNI–LECCE
Local Tastes: The beauty of Italian culinary specialties is that no two regions approach recipes in the same way. Take the traditional Focaccia Barese (from Bari). The dough is made with the local staple of potatoes to create a bread that’s not too tall but perfectly soft in the middle. Between the crunchy edges of baked mashed potato are ripe tomatoes, oregano, olive oil, and olives for the perfect palate-pleasing experience
Photo: Trullu Houses in Alberobello
Day 5: LECCE. EXCURSION TO OTRANTO
Culture & Traditions: Traditional pasticciotto is the beloved cream-filled pastry of Lecce, which graces the shelves of Apulia’s bakeries and restaurants. Legend has it that this ubiquitous confection was invented by happy accident when chef Andrea Ascalone made too much cake batter, using the excess ingredients to mix up the original pasticcio (meaning mishap or mess in Italian) - a smaller cake with a creamy filling. Sink your teeth into this heavenly pastry with an almond iced coffee to complete the experience.
Day 6: LECCE–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE
Historic Spot: The Grotte du Castellana is one of the largest cave systems in Italy stretching for over two miles. The underground tunnels are a natural marvel with stunning geological formations illuminated in a rainbow of hues as the sun moves through the sky.
Day 7: CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO
ARCHITECTURE & ARCHAEOLOGY: Go off the beaten path to the stunning archaeological site of Greek and Roman architecture. Just an hour south of Salerno, Paestum is home to three Greek temples and fascinating burial paintings from the 5th-century BC. Marvel at this UNESCO of World Heritage Site considered one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Italy.
Day 8: SORRENTO
Cultural Gems: Just as the sirens of Greek mythology lured sailors to the rocky shores of Sorrento, we are drawn to its alluring panoramas, sun-washed beaches, bistros, and boutiques. Take a seat in a sidewalk cafe to peruse the picturesque panoramas on the Bay of Naples.
Day 9: SORRENTO
Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Naples.