Welcome to Brindisi


The town was the end of the ancient Roman road Via Appia, down whose length trudged weary legionnaires and pilgrims, crusaders and traders, all heading to Greece and the Near East. These days little has changed except that Brindisi's pilgrims are now sun-seekers rather than soul-seekers.


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$50.24 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bari or Brindisi to Polignano a Mare Caves 2-Hour Boat Trip

Meet your assistant in either Bari or Brindisi to travel to Polignano a Mare, or directly in Polignano a Mare. Climb into the awaiting vehicle for transfer to the Porto di San Vito, where you'll board the boat that will take you to the sea caves.Cruise out into the sea and enjoy the views from the water. Admire the Grotta delle Rondinelle and Grotta of Episcopina. See the famous Grotta Palazzese, which features in historic encyclopedias and French engravings. You'll be close to the Cave of Chiangella, named for the tears of the despair of mothers over the fate of their daughters, abducted during raids by Saracens and pirates.The sea caves are of particular interest due to the erosive action of water, wind and the karst phenomenon which have created a charming setting. See the unique formations, play of colors, and light displays and you'll see why nature is the true artist here.

$57.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Trulli of Alberobello Half-Day Tour with transfer

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello, Province of Bari, PugliaHave a wonderful walk throught the beautiful trulli houses in the ancient AIA PICCOLA area and along the colourful alleys of RIONE MONTI up to the trullo church of SANT'ANTONIO.Duration: 1 hour

$14.66 Transfers & Ground Transport

Brindisi Airport to Hotel Private Arrival Transfer

When you land at Brindisi-Salento Airport, your private driver will be waiting for you in arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name. Be escorted to a private luxury vehicle, and relax on the comfortable drive straight to your hotel in the nearby city of Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Alberobello, Ostuni or Fasano. You'll ride in a Mercedes E-Class or Opel Vivaro vehicle, depending on your group size.To make a booking for this private arrival transfer from Brindisi-Salento Airport to your accommodation, simply make a note of your flight and hotel details when booking. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on 8 adults per vehicle.

$14.65 Transfers & Ground Transport

Brindisi Hotel to Brindisi Airport Private Departure Transfer

When it's time to head to Brindisi-Salento Airport, ensure you make your flight with this convenient private departure transfer. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Alberobello, Ostuni and Fasano and driven in the comfort of a private vehicle to the airport. You'll ride in a Mercedes E-Class or Opel Vivaro vehicle, depending on your group size.To make a booking for this private departure transfer from your accommodation to Brindisi-Salento Airport, simply make a note of your flight and hotel details when booking. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on eight adults per vehicle.

$119.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Appian Way Private half day driving tour including Catacombs Entrance

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Appia Antica Regional ParkThe Via Appia Antica is the old Roman Appian Way, one of the oldest and most important roads from Rome. During ancient Roman times, the road was essential in transporting troops down to the port of Brindisi in southeast Italy.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: The Grand Tour Europe - Unique Guided Tours, Rome, Lazio.

$2523.23 Cultural & Theme Tours

ESSENTIALLY PUGLIA

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to Bari, the city of the OrecchietteStop At: B&B MarèBari Walking Tour • Starts @ 17:30Private walking tour of Bari´s historic center with licensed guideIncluded services:Private Tour • Language: EnglishDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Strada delle OrecchietteOrecchiette Show Cooking and Dinner in Bari • Start @ 19:30 | Description: Puglia is good food all around and all its essence is enclosed in a small-format pasta that here is a true symbol of "pugliesità". We are talking about orecchiette.What do you think about learning all about this cute pasta cut?Show cooking in the heart of the historic center called “Bari Vecchia” (The old Bari). After watching the ladies preparing handmade orecchiette pasta, it is time to taste them, a traditional authentic dinner with the handmade orecchiette just prepared by the skilled ladies.Included services:Show Cooking Fresh Homemade Pasta Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesMeals included: • Dinner: Authentic Pugliese dinner with handmade orecchiette pasta prepared by the "Ladies from Bari".Accommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Bari centrally located.Day 2: Altamura & the 2019 European Capital: MateraStop At: Masseria ChinunnoVisit Didactic Masseria Demonstration @ 10:45 | Duration 3 Hours & 45 Min.Description: Visit of the Masseria: The Farm, the Agricultural Museum, the Casaro’s Laboratory, and the Stables. After the visit, a traditional lunch with local products will be served.Language: English & ItalianDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Matera CathedralMatera Walking Tour @ 16:00Description: Join an experienced local guide and explore the beautiful Matera on foot on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the frescoes, rock-cut dwellings, and churches that make this city unique.Included services:Private walking tour • Language: EnglishDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: 10 assorted Pugliese Style Appetizers, Pasta, Main Dish, Side Dish, Fruit, Dessert, Beverages, Wines, Digestif, Coffee • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Bari centrally located.Day 3: Locorotondo, Alberobello & GrottaglieStop At: Centro Storico Locorotondo, Locorotondo, Province of Bari, PugliaVisit to the village of Locorotondo @ 12:30 Description: Visit of one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy in the valley of trulli.Included services:Walking Tour • Private GuideDuration: 1 hourStop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello, Province of Bari, PugliaVisit to the village of Alberobello @ 14:30 Description: Discover the enchanting village of Alberobello walking past its conical-shaped houses named "trulli" as you peek through the typical shops.Includes:Walking Tour • Private GuideDuration: 1 hourStop At: Info-Point Martina Franca, Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, PugliaDinner and cold cuts production showing at typical cold butcher shop / Italian BBQ place @ 19:00 Description: Here in the Butcher Shop you will be shown how the renowned Capocollo of Martina Franca is done This incredible place is also a braceria, where you can savor the specialties prepared for you. The Braceria is now a must visit for those who love to enjoy tasty meat cooked in the oven with wood fire accompanied by splendid chopping boards with home-made meats and cheeses!Included services:Visit to the Butcher shop where the production of the famous Capocollo di Martina Franca Capocollo takes place Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: • Pugliese style BBQ dinner • Beverages • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Martina Franca centrally located.Day 4: GrottaglieStop At: Grottaglie, Taranto, Province of Taranto, PugliaTHE CERAMIC TRADITION OF PUGLIA: GROTTAGLIE, where the clay takes shape @ 10:30 Description: It all starts in a traditional pottery workshop of the famed “Quartiere delle Ceramiche”, in the southern region of Puglia, where you can admire secret recipes and techniques for decorating ceramic objects. The castle stands strongly and proudly at the highest point of the town. It hosts the Ceramics Museum which keeps the marvellous hand-painted ceramic tiles coming from some of the most historic buildings in the town. It’s time to test yourself! You will have a great overview of ceramic pigments and will learn how they can be used to obtain great color results in ceramics. A chance to learn some of the secrets of ancient masters to decorate your own ceramic tile.Included services:Guide Service • All workshop material • Handmade decorated tile to take home as a souvenir.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Trattoria la Luna nel PozzoA special menu (including celiac and vegetarian food) at this renowned Trattoria with typical Apulian cuisine and products at 0 km, also local wines craft beers.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pasticceria BernardiRenowned Chocolatiers & Pastries Artisans @ 16:00 Description: Visit and small tasting at this worldwide renowned pastries and chocolates shop to satisfy your sweet toothIncluded services:Small Chocolate TastingDuration: 1 hourPass By: Grottaglie, Taranto, Province of Taranto, PugliaEvening at Leisure Grottaglie @ 17:00 Free time to enjoy Grottaglie or to just relaxMeals included: • Lunch: A special menu (including celiac and vegetarian food) with typical Apulian cuisine and products at 0 km. • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Martina Franca centrally located.Day 5: Taranto & Ceglie MessapicaStop At: Castello AragoneseWalking Tour Taranto, Boardwalk & Street Food @ 11:15 Relaxed stroll of this important city on the beach with a nice boardwalk, Aragonese Castle, Picturesque Historic Center and a chance to taste delicious street food.Included services: Private Walking TourDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Borgo Medievale di Ceglie Messapica, Ceglie Messapica, Province of Brindisi, PugliaVisit Ceglie Messapica Hamlet & Dinner @ 18:15 Description: The town boasts the recognition of cities of art and gastronomy, is among the oldest in the region and was founded around the fifteenth century BC. Here, after a relaxed stroll, you will experience the Puglia you expect served on the table: at this restaurant. A restaurant with a warm and enveloping atmosphere, as well as excellent regional cuisine that focuses on the products of the land. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavors are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard. The products of the territory and of the family garden give meaning to the whole kitchen, everything is masterly prepared by Chef and Owner, without however neglecting modern and interesting research operations, conducted in any case with criteria and in respect of traditional flavors.Included services:Private Walking Tour • Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Restaurant with a warm and enveloping atmosphere, & excellent regional cuisine focusing on the products of the land. • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Martina Franca centrally located.Day 6: Ostuni & LecceStop At: Cathedral of OstuniVisit the Village of Ostuni "The White City" @ 11:30 Known throughout the world as "the white city", for the typical buildings of the ancient village painted in white lime from the roof down. The city is full of very narrow alleys, including ups and downs that eventually lead to one of the highest points, where the Romanesque Cathedral is located. No less important are the terraces, on the edge of the ancient city walls, which overlook the suggestive view looking towards the sea and ancient olive trees.Included services:Private Walking Tour Duration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaAperitivo Leccese in the Square @ 14:30 Welcome to Lecce, there is so much to discover here in Salento. For now, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and taste dedicated to food and "happy hour" and above all, good Salento cuisine. Cocktails, sandwiches, appetizers, burratine, pucce, mozzarella and cutting boards full of goodness are just the prelude to an aperitif in Lecce!Included services:Complete Aperitif (food and drink)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaLecce between baroque and papier-mâché @ 17:00 Lecce, a land of art where you can fill your eyes with wonders, breathtaking architecture, streets and stone squares and delightful shops, the "bàsuli", where you can admire the master craftsmen who have been working with papier-mâché for centuries. With this tour you will meet a famous local artisan and have a practical experience with a paper mâché workshopIncluded services:Visit Paper Mâché laboratory • Workshop Paper MâchéDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Locanda RivoliDinner in a Traditional Trattoria Salentina @ 20:00 In the heart of the historic center of Lecce, between the splendors of Piazza Sant'Oronzo and the electrifying "nightlife" of Piazzetta Santa Chiara, the Trattoria Salentina. In a very pleasant soft environment, one discovers all the pleasure of good Salento cuisine.Included services:Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Aperitivo Leccese (Happy Hour) • Dinner: Dinner in a renowned Leccese Restaurant • BreakfastAccommodation included: Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) LecceDay 7: LecceStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaCooking class in Historic Center with Lunch @ 10:30 | Duration 3 Hours & 30 Min.Puglia is good food and all its essence is enclosed in a small-format pasta that here is a true symbol of "pugliesità". We are talking about orecchiette, maccheroni e maltagliati. What do you think about learning to do them in one of our cooking classes? An hour and a half cooking lesson in an exclusive location, in the heart of the historic center a few steps from Piazza S. Oronzo. After the cooking class, you will join us for a delicious meal eating the pasta cuts prepared along with additional dishes from the traditional cuisine and territory.Included services:English Speaking Local Advisor • Cooking Lesson • Personal Station • Coffee Break • Soft Drinks • Lunch MealDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaLecce Sweet Tour, Artisanal Shops & Shopping @ 17:00 Enjoy this amazing city by strolling through the iconic streets of the historic center. Along the way, you will taste the most famous desserts in Lecce (like pasticciotto, almonds pastries & fruttone) and shop in the unique little stores packed with memorabilia, souvenirs, Italian clothes, shoes, bags, etc..Included services: English Speaking Local Advisor • Salento’s Desserts Tasting Tour • Walking Tour Historic Center ShopsDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaEvening at Leisure Lecce @ 19:30Meals included: • Lunch: 3 Course Lunch at Ombra del Barocco in the heart of the historic center • BreakfastAccommodation included: Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) LecceDay 8: Otranto & CasaranoStop At: Centro Storico Otranto, Otranto, Province of Lecce, PugliaWalking Tour Otranto and its Beach @ 10:00 | Duration 2 Hours & 30 Min.Explore the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history of Otranto on a 2-hour walking tour, and see the major attractions of the “Gateway to the East.” Marvel at the Norman cathedral with its mosaic floor(the entire floor is one big mosaic), see the bones of the Martyrs of Otranto, and enjoy the panoramic views out to sea.Included services: English Speaking Local Advisor • Walking Tour • Visit to some Craft Shops • Walk on the BeachDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Ristorante Il Diavolicchio GolosoLunch in a “best-kept secret” restaurant in Otranto @ 13:00 |In Otranto we have selected a restaurant you will remember for its food, ambiance, and authenticity. Just 700 meters from the town, completely surrounded by greenery. Here the Salento tradition is handled with love and passion, revisiting the typical dishes but always true to the tradition.Included services:Lunch • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mandorle & MieleSweet and Savory Tasting Specialty Renowned Artisanal Shop in Casarano @ 16:00 About 6 years ago this unique place was born, a patisserie/delicatessen completely gluten-free. Here you will find the typical desserts of Salento but also Italian classic as well. Even the salty side is very welcome here with tarallini, friselle, focaccia, and bread. All products are gluten-free and almost all without milk. Included services:Sweet Tasting • Savory TastingDuration: 1 hourPass By: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaEvening at Leisure Lecce @ 19:30Meals included: • Lunch: Lunch: Il Diavolicchio Goloso (Otranto) • BreakfastAccommodation included: Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) LecceDay 9: SquinzanoStop At: Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaTour of Cerrate Abbey, Oil Mill and Tasting @ 10:00 The tour starts from a place of worship and continues with a visit to a historic farm just renovated. Once a Greek orthodox monastery, then the centre of a farm, this notable example of Puglian Romanesque architecture now tells the tale of its two previous lives – one religious, the other agricultural. A journey through ancient history and taste, walking between the Church, the Monastic House, the Farmer House, the Mill, the Oven Room, the Hypogeum Oil Mill and the Agrumeto (Citrus Grove) and then just a few minutes drive, a visit to a modern oil mill immersed in a park of olive trees, 160 hectares, for a selection of Tasting activities. Included services:Visit Cerrate Abbey • Visit Taurino Oil Mill • Oil and Typical Products TastingDuration: 3 hoursPass By: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaAfternoon at Leisure Lecce Free time to enjoy Lecce Stop At: Osteria degli SpiritiDinner at Osteria degli Spiriti Lecce @ 18:30 Final Grand Dinner in this typical restaurant in the heart of Lecce, Osteria degli Spiriti. This is a restaurant with a pleasant, warm, romantic and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant offers the best specialties of Salento and Puglia. The owners of the restaurant, use for their cooking raw materials of excellent quality, coming exclusively from local producers of proven trust and reliability. Let yourself be amazed by a cuisine linked to the territory where tradition merges, renewing itself in modernity! Included services:Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Dinner: Osteria degli Spiriti (Lecce) • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Departure DayPass By: ROBI&BCHECK OUT Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment Lecce By 10:00Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.