Bus Gt Lux - Hotel 4**** in Naples and Bari - Full board treatment - Welcome drink at the hotel on arrival - Guided tour for all cities mentioned - English speaking tour leader at disposal for the whole tour - Coach at disposal as described in above program - Sightseeing of Naples in double decker bus - Entrance to the Castel del Monte; Carnival of Putignano; Dom of Lecce; Castle of Otranto; Castellana Caves - All taxes - 24h assistance.
Groups size:min. 40 persons.
Day : Naples
Arrival to Naples airport and private
transfer to the hotel 4* in Naples, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Naples
Breakfast, meeting with our escort in the hall of the
hotel and city Sightseeing by double-decker bus. You will be
able to discover the most beautiful and picturesque places of this magical city
that is rich in history, traditions, art and breathtaking views. You can see
the Monumental Naples with the Castle Nuovo, the San Carlo Opera House, the
Umberto I Gallery, the former Royal Palace and a beautiful panoramic view of
the Gulf of Naples. Lunch in a pizzeria. Free time for the shopping in the
afternoon. Come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Castel del Monte - Bari
Breakfast and departure for Bari with stop in Castel
del Monte, one of the many castles built in southern Italy in the thirteenth
century by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. It's seen as the greatest of his
castles, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch and continue to grant Bari
and guided visit of the city: the Cathedral, built atop the ruins of an
Imperial Byzantine church destroyed in 1156 by William the Wicked; the Old Town,
the castle, Piazza Mercantile and Piazza Ferrarese; the Basilica of St.
Nicholas, which contains the remains of the bishop whose penchant for anonymous
gift-giving inspired the legend of Santa Claus. Hotel accommodation, dinner and
Day 4: Carnival of Putignano
Breakfast, full day
in Putignano with time to enjoy the Carnival Parade. Lunch in a restaurant. Come back to the hotel for dinner and
Day 5: Lecce - Otranto
After breakfast, walking
tour through the streets of the old town of Lecce known as the Florence of the
South for the richness and beauty of its architecture. Its historic center is
full of testimonials ranging from ancient Rome to the splendor of the Baroque.
We will visit the amphitheater and the Roman theater, its beautiful squares
(Piazza Duomo and St. Horace), the Basilica of Santa Croce, its buildings and
some of the other Baroque churches, the castle of Charles V. Lunch in a local
restaurant and departure for Otranto. Arrival in Otranto where we will visit
its interesting historical center with its characteristic fishing port (the
most eastern of Italy), the cathedral with its magnificent mosaics, the
Aragonese castle. Come back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Castellana caves - Alberobello
departure for Castellana to visit the amazing spectacle offered by nature, the
Castellana Grotte that astound you with a route length of 3 km (about 2 hours)
to a depth of 70 meters with stalactites, stalagmites, caves with evocative
names (the owl, the snake, etc.) , fossils and concretions of impressive shape
and color. His most beautiful cave, the White Cave, is defined by the wealth
and whiteness of alabaster, "the most splendid in the world". Lunch
in a local restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to to soak up the atmosphere
of this fairytale village with its characteristic trulli (unique in the world
architectures with conical roof in dry stone, without the use of mortar). Come
back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Bari - Naples
Breakfast and departure by private bus for Naples airport.