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8 Days | Kick up your heels in the heel of Italy’s boot

4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
EUR €4,418
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Dreamy beaches, inspiring architecture and ancient wonders come together on an 8-day Premium adventure through Italy’s Puglia region. Understated and unbelievably beautiful, this lesser-visited corner of Italy delivers in historical, cultural and natural sights. Begin in the coastal town of Polignano a Mare, admire unusual trulli buildings in Alberobello, stay in a former palace in Nardo, explore ancient sassi homes in Matera and discover the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. With a local leader by your side and expert guides joining you along the way, you’ll really get a kick out of this adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Puglia including Italy
Polignano a Mare, Italy
Naples, Italy
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend two nights at your spectacular Feature Stay accommodation in Nardo. Once a 13th century Baronial Palace, then a 17th century Carmelite monastery, the historic property has been converted into a fabulous hotel with modern comforts.
  • Join an expert local guide to learn about and explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii, destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.
  • Explore the truly unique town of Alberobello under the guidance of a local expert. Alberobello is famed for its thousands of fairy-tale trulli homes built in the 14th century.
  • Discover an awe-inspiring maze of ancient sassi homes in the town of Matera, believed to be the third-longest continuously inhabited human settlement in the world.
  • Visit a local olive oil producer on a farm that has been active since Roman times. Learn how production techniques have changed over the centuries, taste the farm’s olive oil, and dine on delicious regional specialties.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Cooperativa Coraggio. Donations help them regenerate 22 hectares of unused public land to create local jobs and produce organic food in Italy. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in this region (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.


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7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners


Private vehicle


Comfortable Hotel (5 nights), Feature Stay (2 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Polignano a Mare - Welcome Dinner
  • Alberobello - Half Day Trip
  • Ostuni - Olive Oil Tasting
  • Nardo - Walking Tour
  • Lecce - Walking Tour
  • Matera - Ipogeo Underground Cistern
  • Matera - Guided Walking Tour
  • Pompeii - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Pompeii - Archaeological Site

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.

2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room? on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip? and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Carol · Traveled September 2023
First experience with Intrepid, travel agent in Australia, Marty did a great Itinerary. On meeting Chiara we knew we were in good hands and valued her expertise and ebullient love for her country. Every day well.organised, great driver and guides organised by Chiara. We all loved and enjoyed our time with her.
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023

Marshall · Traveled September 2023
Great trip to a quieter, less touristy region of Italy. Tour guide Chiara was wonderful, flexible and fun. Take this tour if you are looking for places that have retained their culture and charm versus the globalization and modern conveniences that are present now in all big cities.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023

Julie · Traveled September 2023
Informative and well organised tour into the history and life style of the local populations.
Review submitted 24 Sep 2023

Carole · Traveled August 2023
Premium tour - Puglia This is a new tour for Intrrpid. Our tour was most enjoyable but Intrepid need to fine tune it and listen to their local Puglia Toyr Leader, who understands the area., for it to continue and be successful. Also Intrepid need to communicate with their guests and provide exact information of what the Tour included.
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

Robert · Traveled August 2023
Great trip. Visited an incredible range of attractions. Could never have achieved on our own. Great fun.
Review submitted 12 Sep 2023
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