5 Senses of Puglia

5 Senses of Puglia

7 Days

Whether you love the idea of traversing the streets to enjoy the number of boutique outlets, or if a trip across the terrain is more to your liking – we’re sure that your visit to Puglia will be as memorable as it is exhilarating.

From getting to dine in some of the finest Puglian trattorias in the area, right through to olive oil tasting, shopping, sightseeing, and walking tours; you’ll be feeling like a local in next to no time.

You’ll get to stay in a dedicated accommodation complete with a swimming pool for your down-time, and with options to travel into the main hot spots – you could get to know the locals, pick up a selection of gifts for your loved ones, or really get to grips with the culture in a way that suits you.

Your tour will take you on guided adventures, explorations of the Itria and Alberobello Valleys, through Lecce with its astoundingly baroque architecture, and a multitude of other exciting landmarks that you’ll to enjoy first-hand.

Other Things to Look Forward To

We couldn’t possibly hope to list every aspect of your trip here on this page, but we do offer a free to download itinerary that you can use to see exactly what you’ll be getting up to during your stay with us.

There really is nothing in the world like the opportunity to explore Puglia up close and personally, and we’d enjoy nothing more than to help you to achieve exactly that. We’ve only covered a selection of what you’ll get to do during your visit and if you’re keen to learn more, or to book your trip, simply get in touch with our friendly team today.

Departure Days
4th May 2024
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11th May 2024
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18th May 2024
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31st May 2024
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15th June 2024
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7th September 2024
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14th September 2024
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21st September 2024
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Tour Itinerary

7 Days - 5 Senses of Puglia

Once you arrive in the beautiful city of Bari, we’ll transport you to your new home for the week, where you can relax and unwind for the afternoon. Come evening time, we’ll take you to one of the local eateries to enjoy locally produced drinks and fine foods to sate your appetite. We’ll also give an overview of the exciting activities awaiting you this week.

Known as the white city, Ostuni is the first thing on our agenda where you’ll be able to shop, explore the area and enjoy food from any number of the local stores and eateries. Next, we’ll meet up at a local trattoria for an exciting lunch, followed by a tantalising olive oil taste testing in the afternoon, courtesy of one of the oldest Pugliese oil producers in the region. If you didn’t know; Puglia plays host to no fewer than 60 million olive trees and their locally produced oils are a staple part of the daily diet in the region. Lastly, you’ll get to enjoy dinner in the evening on us!

We’ll be up bright and early for breakfast as a trip to Matera – the host of the 2019 European Capital of Culture – is on the cards this morning. This ancient location is well known for its primitive homes, which are commonly renovated to blend antiquity with a modern appeal. You’ll get to take part in a guided tour of the city, which will be followed with free time to enjoy as you please. To help you relax after a day of excitement, we’ll arrange dinner once you’re back at your accommodation and will undoubtedly want to discuss your exciting outing to a region chosen by UNESCO to feature a World Heritage Site, as well as having played host to the film The Passion of the Christ.

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll make our way to a local Caseificio, where you’ll get to witness first-hand how Mozzarella cheese is made! You’ll also get to enjoy a spot of taste testing to whet your appetite. From there we will make our way to Polignano a Mare – a part of the region featuring crystal clear water and ancient caves – and you’ll see just why it’s called the Pearl of the Adriatic. You’ll also likely appreciate knowing that the ruins of four watchtowers can still be found in this location, which used to overlook the region back in the days of its Spanish, Byzantine and Norman ownership. In the afternoon, we’ll head to a local trattoria for lunch and then for dinner back at the Masseria.

The stunningly baroque architecture of Lecce has led to this city becoming a firm favourite amongst photographers – and this is where we’ll be heading this morning. Widely regarded as the New Florence of Italy, you’ll find plenty to see and do, whilst being guided on a tour of the area. Whether you’re a fan of fine dining, or a follower of centuries-old architecture, you’ll love the time you have in Lecce. We’ll eat lunch here and then visit Otranto – an elegant sea-front region with its own traditions and activities. You’ll have the afternoon to explore this gorgeous town, have a swim, or simply enjoy a drink overlooking the water. The Romanesque cathedral stands pivotal within the town and still features its original 12th Century floor mosaics. Late afternoon we will make our way back to the Masseria, where a local chef will have dinner prepared for your arrival – and we’re sure that you’ll enjoy every bite of your meal.

This morning we will be starting with a trip to the UNISECO site of Alberobello, where you’ll be treated to a guided tour through the Trulli and learn more about this historic town, which has been a World Heritage Site for almost 25 years. From there we will make our way back to the accommodation where our chef will prepare a typical ‘light Pugliese’ lunch. You will then have this afternoon to go for a bike ride, laze by the pool or read a book.

Mid to late afternoon, in Italian style we will make our way into the local township of Locorotondo which you can explore at your own pace. Unlike other parts of Puglia, Locorotondo is notable for its lack of tourist attractions; being one of the last bastions of traditions in the area.

We will then all meet in the main square for an aperitivo prior to a delightful dinner.

During this free day, you’ll get to choose which activities you take part in; from an exciting cooking experience, all the way to a morning in Ostuni, a cycling tour, yoga, or an optional day tour to suit your preference.

With a final breakfast to say goodbye to you and thank you for choosing us, we’ll take you back to Bari where you’ll catch your flight and take away iconic memories to last a lifetime!

What is Included

7 Days - 5 Senses of Puglia


  • Transfers to/from Bari International Airport on arrival & departure days
  • 7 Nights accommodation in a typical Masseria/Trullo
  • All breakfasts
  • Three lunches are provided throughout the tour
  • All dinners including local wines
  • Traditional aperitivo in selected towns
  • Bilingual hosts for the duration of your stay
  • Olive Oil tasting and farm visit
  • Local cheese tasting
  • Guided tours in: Matera, Lecce, Alberobello
  • All wine tasting events held at local establishments
  • We’ll assist with all travel as detailed on your itinerary
  • Transport to the local township on tour free day


  • This tour doesn’t include your airfares, so to schedule your flight, please contact a local booking agent or airline
  • You’ll be responsible for your own travel insurance and we’d advise taking out cover ahead of time
  • Should you wish to visit any museums, galleries, or public premises; you may be expected to pay an entry fee
  • Any meals outside of those listed within the itinerary are not covered by us
  • You may also want to bring cash or a card to cover the cost of your personal expenditures, gifts and so on

Masseria San Martino

Immersed in an olive grove of 2600 century-old trees and 10 ha of land, Masseria San Martino is a typical “Agriturismo” located just a few miles from the sea and is situated amid Puglia’s most spectacular countryside of the Valle d’Itria. Masseria San Martino is managed by an Italian-Canadian family whose mission is to “make guests feel at home”.
In the Agriturismo you can find several outdoor spaces where you can enjoy peacefully relaxing days in the sun either it be near the pool or in the olive grove. You can take long walks, cycle and jog in the area.
An idyllic rural retreat awaits you at Masseria San Martino which is the perfect location to discover the country with its traditions and culture.
Just five minutes from the Masseria there is the wonderful Adriatic Sea with its superb coastline with fully equipped beach clubs where you can dip into a pebbly beach or a sandy beach at leisure.

Getting there

7 Days - 5 Senses of Puglia

  • We’ll be picking you up from the Bari International Airport and taking you to your accommodation for the trip (which is about an hour’s drive away)
  • You’ll be collected from the airport anytime between 14:00 and 16:00. Nearer the time, we’ll let you know where we’ll be picking you up from.
  • When leaving, you’ll arrive at the airport for around 10am. You can also be transferred to the Bari train station if you wish (please ensure that you provide all the necessary arrival and departure information).
  • There is also the option for us to organise a private transfer outside of the usual hours. This will be at an additional cost.
  • To find out more about train schedules, be sure to visit trenitalia.com


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