Tours of Puglia
Tours of Puglia
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City Tours • Cultural Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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We will show you all the secret corners and tell you the unknown stories of Italy's heel. Also we organize tours covering the whole Italian peninsula and the most popular European region with a special focus on the Mediterranean countries. Alberobello, Brindisi, Lecce & Salento, but also Italy, Greece, France or Spain have never been that close before. Said that, we offer a regular service of shore excursions in order to accommodate the cruise passengers visiting the ports of Bari, Brindisi, Gallipoli, Monopoli, Otranto and others Apulian harbors for only a few hours, but still want to maximize their time and bring back home the best memories from Puglia.
Bari, Puglia, Italy

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david t
Maidstone, UK82 contributions
Sep 2022
Gianluca arranged for my group of 5 old friends a full day private tour. We visited Ostuni, Alberobello, along with a visit to a family owned olive farm which was very interesting, lunch in a Masseria and a wine tasting- which was delightful as the young lady sommelier certainly knew her stuff. We needed a rest when we returned to our B&B in brindisi. Also, special mention - we were supposed to take this tour in the spring of 2020.............Gianluca held our deposit and honoured it for this trip. Much appreciated Gianluca!!
Written October 7, 2022
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Diana Lupu
Romania19 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We had a very nice trip to Alberobello and Locorotondo with Giovanni from Tours of Puglia.
Giovanni was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, friendly and patient, eager to share with us very interesting stories.
He also arranged for us a lunch in a typical restaurant with authentic local dishes.
We had a great time abd we were happy to truly feel the local atmosphere.
Thank you a lot Giovanni and Tours of Puglia!
Written September 30, 2022
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Deborah D L
2 contributions
Sep 2022
We were very pleased with the customized itinerary of Apulia arranged for us! The guides were so knowledgeable of the history of the region and each brought their unique perspective and personal interests to the tour. They were such different personalities and so interesting and pleasant to spend time with. The drivers were also great. We felt personally safe and well cared for by our entire tour team. We so appreciate the effort Francesca put into packing in as much as possible from our wishlist. I think the only thing we realized the last day was how challenging it was to do Matera and Alberobello in one day. In retrospect, we could have skipped Cisterino and made 1 day of Martina Franca (which we especially loved!) and Alberobello and another day with more time in Matera. Even though we booked close to last minute in high season Tours of Puglia gave us a wonderful 4 days with fabulous guides and for that, we say, grazie mille! Also, terrific value for the price paid.
Written September 22, 2022
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Masky
Singapore, Singapore66 contributions
Dec 2021
My main takeaway of this trip is Gianluca and Francesca are efficient to whip up a demanding tour itinerary to suit my family's requirements during pandemic and winter time. They were given barely a month to our arrival in Italy to plan a private tour that covered Castel del Monte, Trani, Matera, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, Castellana Grotto, Itria's Valley, Ostuni, a bike tour along the Ancient Trajan Way, Lecce, and a sunset boat ride at the Heel of Italy. Grazie Mille!

Our private guide Flo met us each day, rain or shine, with a smile on her face. Nothing seemed to faze her. A personable lady, she was always happy to share her immense knowledge of the history of Puglia and we enjoyed listening to the stories. A proud advocate of agritourism, she gave us a sumptuous lunch in Matera restaurant serving local produce.

It can be seen that Tours of Puglia work well with the service providers across Puglia. Take our sunset tour at the Heel of Italy. Flo has worked with a boat owner willing to take us out in the cold winter afternoon so we silly tourists could say we have sailed on the Adriatic and Ionic Seas! We were also very fortunate to get photos of a floating Nativity Scene that had just been set up. A second example would be in Alberobello. Our hot water shower was not working well in our first night in our trullo. I sent a text to Gianluca that night and the very next morning at our breakfast time, he had the owner and his plumber sorting the heater out.

Cost wise, Tours of Puglia are able to list out the packages according to the client's requirements of whether accommodation is required and if yes, the standard of accommodation wanted. Gianluca is also very clear to set our expectations right, in terms of what a luxury 5-star accommodation is in Italy versus one in another part of the world. This type of clarification at the start or before a tour is very helpful to avoid misunderstandings and was much appreciated.
Written March 14, 2022
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maureen056
Perth, Australia35 contributions
Mar 2020
I and my husband, and two friends from USA were planning a trip to Puglia this coming May. I contacted Francesca from Tours of Puglia and arranged two full days of customised touring. One was to be from Bari, the other from Lecce. I found that this Company was totally helpful, no detail too difficult, and was so very pleased with the itinerary we had arranged.
As we all know, the escalation world-wide of Covid-19 of course, meant that our plans needed to be cancelled.
Directly after my cancellation, I was delighted to find that my deposit was returned immediately.
I hope that we will be able to reactivate our plans - maybe in 2021 - and will be delighted to contact this Company again.
I am most happy to recommend Tours of Puglia to anybody considering a visit to Puglia when this crisis is over
Written March 16, 2020
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chooms
Barhamsville, VA16 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We set up a 4 day tour during our visit to Puglia recently. Months ahead I contacted Tours of Puglia to help us get the most of our visit. Francesca asked us what we wanted to see instead of telling us “this is the Tours we have”. Our main goal was to visit our ancestral home of Alberobello. I also asked her recommendations, which she gladly provided. She set up a full 4 days of touring which included 2 night stays in Alberobello (Trullo houses) and Lecce. We visited all of the main sites of Puglia like Locorotondo, Matera , Ostuni, etc....she included an incredible meal each day, including a meal at a Masseria....our guides, Vincenzo and Flo were beyond incredible....they were like walking historic encyclopedias. Vincenzo was instrumental is us locating the street in Alberobello where our grandmother was born. They, and our drivers, went out of their way to insure we missed nothing. We were just 4, so everything could be personalized. Everything went as planned and we could not have asked for for more....we cannot recommend Tours of Puglia mort highly...
Written November 14, 2019
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suzan518
Indianapolis, IN9 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
I looked at many tours of Puglia and found this one. The tour was beyond fantastic- the guides were exceptional and very personable, knowledgeable and fun to be with. The drivers were excellent winding around the small streets in each town. The hotels in Matera- we actually stayed in a cave, Alberobello in. Trilli house and the other places were each fantastic. The food was spectacular and we got to try so many delicious food types. You also get to learn about wine by tasting and olive oil. We experienced so much in this one week that the memories will last a lifetime. If you are looking to book a tour of Puglia THIS is the best one. Thank you Gianluca for making it so special and all the people that made it so special
Susan T
Written September 24, 2019
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Semasita
Istanbul, Türkiye30 contributions
Jul 2019
My family and I (5 pax) chose Tours of Puglia for our 3 day stay in July 2019Polignano a Mare. We didn't ask for a guide which ended up being OK because we just wanted to have a general feel for the Puglia area. Each day we had a different driver and even though they did not speak much English, it was fine. They were very friendly and helpful.
The minivan was comfortable and the route the agency planned for us was perfect. We highly recommend Tours of Puglia.
Written September 17, 2019
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Amy-G M
10 contributions
Aug 2019
All of us enjoyed the itinerary you planned for us the day in Puglia. Our guide was very good, her English was great! Our driver was safe and got us back to our ship in plenty of time. The van was roomy and comfortable as well. We appreciated the stop at the local winery with the tasting and also being able to buy a few bottles to bring home. The stop at the olive oil farm was a little disappointing since the demonstration was talked through and not actually a working process of olive oil extraction. It was nice though to be able to taste the olive oil but again, not having the option to buy any was a bit disappointing. The tour of the trulli houses and being able to go inside one was great! Also, our guide found us a nice restaurant for lunch and got us a table right away! That was helpful! She also took us to a shop for local tastings and that was awesome as well! Overall, the tour was really nice, our guide was thorough explaining a lot of things to us, and we tasted and saw a ton of local culture! Would definitely recommend!
Written September 1, 2019
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Jane D
Melbourne, Australia197 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We had a lovely experience with Tours of Puglia. We were attracted by their standard 8 day itinerary as it seemed to include the highlights of this fascinating area, but decided to make some minor adjustments. Francesca and Gianlucca were great to deal with, responded quickly to emails and made helpful suggestions to improve our plans.
Most importantly, two of our three guides were excellent - knowledge, English - and a delight to be with, but unfortunately one was very nice but disappointing.
The drivers were skilful and charming and the Mercedes car and SUV were very comfortable.
Two of our three accommodations were quaint, characterful and traditional: a beautiful, spacious, 3-roomed renovated trullo in Alberobello, which was just perfect (as was the included breakfast in the nearby cafe), and a large room (with ensuite) in an old mansion in Matera with an absolutely spectacular view and a lovely owner who brought warm focaccia and the most delicious pastries and cakes for breakfast. Our probably 1970s hotel in Lecce was a bit tired but again the room was spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed. All were centrally located though the hotel was about 10 minutes walk out of the old city.
The trip was wonderful and we have recommended this company to all friends who are interested in southern Italy.
Written July 28, 2019
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