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$368.26 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Castro and Otranto Day-Trip from Lecce

The pick-up will take place at 8:30am at your favourite location in Lecce. The first stop is Castro, with its mild atmosphere, the generous nature, its enchanting sea , the beautiful scenery , it is one of the most beautiful port of tourist of Salento. Castro is characterized by the particular salting buildings and pedestrian streets where you can admire the beautiful view of the bay and the Adriatic Sea up to Santa Maria di Leuca. Of particular interest is the Aragonese Castle of the XVI century and the Byzantine Church of the tenth century. Very fashinating is also the Zinzulusa Cave, sits near Castro. It is one of Salento's most impressive karstic phenomena, so we suggest you to do a boat-tour in the cave, and do a jump in for a swim in the crystal-clear water,  if the weather permits it. Driving along a coastal road, through the town of Santa Cesarea Terme and Porto Badisco, you will admire an unique landscape, our chaffeur will bring you to Otranto for lunch time at the farmer "Le Creste". Lying deep in Italy’s stiletto, Otranto is a mix of history, architecture, views, sea-front restaurants and white sandy beach makes it one of Puglia's most interesting, charming and picturesque towns. The imposing castle, thick perimeter walls and robust towers (built after the town was liberated from the Turks in the late 15th century) dominate much of the town, giving way to a small port, a series of sea-front promenades with  excellent fish restaurants and the town's very own beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters. The delightful Romanesque cathedral, dating back to 1088 and boasting extensive 12th century floor mosaics, is another highlight that should not be missed. After this exciting day, your chaffeur will bring you back at the favourite point. Note: Tour guide is not included, we recommend you to have a guidebook

$201.39 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour Castro (Puglia), great view on the sea

Highlights:Discover one of the most beautiful villages on the Apulian coastFollow the ancient streets of the old town to the sea viewExplore the ancient Aragonese castle and its museum Tour details:The guided tour of Castro begins with the visit of the Mother Church dedicated to the Madonna Annunziata, the church was erected on a Greek temple.Of Romanesque design, the interior is characterized by a high altar in Baroque style and numerous paintings such as the Madonna Annunziata, protector of the village.Following the tour will continue in the narrow streets of the historic center until you get a suggestive view of the sea and its Aragonese castle, built on the remains of the oldest Byzantine fortress.The castle has a rectangular plan with four corner towers. Entering there is a courtyard formerly used to store agricultural products that were marketed, and a large scale, now disappeared, with which you accessed the upper floors. In the courtyard there are also the doors of the rooms on the ground floor.Inside you can visit the "Antonio Lazzari" Civic Museum with the permanent archaeological exhibition "Castrum Minervae: between Greeks and Messapi", which allows you to admire the numerous and various finds from recent excavation campaigns in the area of the historic center

$212.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Otranto and CastroFull-Day Tour

Departure from your accomodation at 9.30 am, back at 6.00 pm.We begin the day exploring the stunning seaside town of Otranto,  one of Puglia's most vibrant towns, overlooking a stunning harbour recognized by Unesco and named as one of the “Borghi piu’belli d’Italia” (one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy). Here we will explore the charming historical centre and visit the beautiful  cathedral boasting breathtaking  mosaics and the skulls and bones of 800 martys.  It is here that St Peter is fabled to have celebrated the first western mass and also from where crusaders and knight templars left for the Holy Land. We will have our delicious  lunch at the celebrated “Pizzica" in the stunning seaside town of Castro, after lunch we will visit Castro a beautiful fishing village where the town complete with Medieval Castle appears to cling to the cliffs. We provide an unmatched level of customer service and are always open to doing anything we can do to make your time in Italy an unforgettable experience!

$11.51 Outdoor Activities

Camel Riding Tour at El Tanque

Come and visit the town of El Tanque in the northwest side of Tenerife Island, a mainly agricultural place for growing potatoes, cereals, grapes and for farming. This tour will offer getting to know the natural beauty from this locality dressed with Middle Eastern clothing, if you want, and start a 30 minutes fun camel ride, which runs through farmland trails, native flora and protected natural spaces. You will watch species of native animals such as the Canarian goat, the Pelibuey sheep, donkeys and ponies at our centre. For customers staying at Puerto de la Cruz area there is a pick-up service option that includes a first stop at the San Pedro’s viewpoint and Canarian tapas tasting. There, they will appreciate, in all its fullness, the fertile north coast and the wonderful protected landscape of La Rambla de Castro with palm trees, banana plantations and different buildings such as La Hacienda de los Castro, or the old water lift of La Gordejuela. Once they get to Camello Center and enjoy the 30-minutes camel ride, they will be able to try authentic Canarian tapas, like cheese kneaded with honey, chicken in salmorejo (a purée consisting of tomato and bread) with Canarian style boiled potatoes, the famous mojo picón (the most typical Canarian sauce), bananas and for beverages, wine, water and authentic Arab tea. Experience a fascinating camel ride wearing Middle Eastern clothing.Pick-up service from Puerto de la Cruz (only), and typical Canarian tapas, if option chosen.Visit El Tanque, a municipality with numerous Areas of Conservation.