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Magnificent South 2017 
Escorted Tour

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Routing:

Sorrento – Castellana Caves – Alberobello – Castellana Caves – Lecce – Gallipoli – Ostuni – Castellana Caves – Matera – Sorrento/Rome

 

 

Includes

• 2 nights in 4* hotel
• 2 american buffet breakfasts (B)
• 1 wine tasting (T)
• 2 dinners (D)
• Return to Rome by coach
• A/C motor coach
• Multilingual tour – English, Spanish & French
• Service charges and taxes

Accommodation (or similar)

• Castellana Grotte – Hotel Semiramide Palace (4*)

Highlights

• Castellana Cave
• Alberobello – Trulli
• Lecce – St. Oronzo church, Basilica of Santa Croce, Celestini palace & Roman amphitheatre
• Gallipoli, Ostuni, Matera – Sassi

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-GT-IT-MSS3
Start Dates
End DatesTwin ShareSingle
Wed 03 MayFri 05 May8561,044
Wed 17 MayFri 19 May8561,044
Wed 07 JunFri 09 Jun8561,044
Wed 21 JunFri 23 Jun8561,044
Wed 05 JulFri 07 Jul8561,044
Wed 19 JulFri 21 Jul8561,044
Wed 09 AugFri 11 Aug8561,044
Wed 23 AugFri 25 Aug8561,044
Wed 06 SepFri 08 Sep8561,044
Wed 20 SepFri 22 Sep8561,044
Wed 04 OctFri 06 Oct8561,044
Wed 18 OctFri 20 Oct8561,044
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Prices do not include city tax. These are paid directly to each hotel
Triple room & child rates available on request
Pre/Post Tour rates available on request
Departure transfer available on request
Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one hand luggage

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1, Wednesday: Sorrento – Castellana Caves – Alberobello – Castellana Caves

Pick up at 7:30am from your hotel in Sorrento and departure for Apulia. Along the way you will visit The Castellana Caves discovered in 1938. The Castellana Caves are one of the most important attractions of Puglia and a natural heritage of inestimable value to Italy. The tour winds along a distance of 3 km, a unique guided tour of the caves to more than 60 metres deep in an amazing scenario made of stalactites, stalagmites, concretions, incredible shapes, fossils, canyons and caves. Time at leisure for lunch. After visiting caves, we will continue our journey to Alberobello the town of the “Trulli” which is part of the Unesco Heritage list. The Trulli are typical houses with a cone roof, used as homes and to store farmer utensils. Here you’ll enjoy a wine tasting in the local wine cellar. Proceed to Castellana Caves. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (D, T)

Day 2, Thursday: Castellana Caves – Lecce – Gallipoli – Ostuni – Castellana Caves

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Lecce famous for his baroque arts & architecture developed between the end of the XVI century. During the tour you will admire the rich and beautiful decoration of the St Oronzo church, the basilica of Santa Croce and the Celestini palace and the Roman amphitheatre. The tour will continue to Gallipoli, which is a fishing village on the coast in southern Italy’s Puglia region. Gallipoli has a good old town built on a limestone island and linked to the mainland by a 16th century bridge. Its harbors are used by fishing boats and there is plenty of fresh seafood. Free time for lunch and proceed to the village of Ostuni, also called “white town” with its white walls and white painted houses. Return to the hotel in Castellana Caves. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B, D)

Day 3, Friday: Castellan Caves – Matera – Sorrento or Rome

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Matera. This town is internationally known for the “Sassi” – stones, originated from a prehistoric settlement, and are suspected to be the first settlements in Italy. The Sassi are houses into the tuff rock itself, which is characteristic of the Basilicata & Apulia regions. They caught the eye of film directors and movie studios and the Sassi were the set of various films such as “The Gospel according to St. Matthew”, “King David”, “The Passion of the Christ” and the “Nativity story”. Matera is also part of the Unesco Heritage List. Time for a snack in Matera and return via Pompeii where you will board a bus to Sorrento or Rome. Arrival in Rome or Sorrento after which tour ends. (B)

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