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The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret

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The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret

Grand Explorer Coach Tours 8 days by air or 16 days by coach - 5% discount

Prices from £1178

Discover Puglia on this Grand Explorer coach holiday with Leger. Uncover the delights of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot. This area of Italy boasts the country's longest coastline, a superb climate, endless olive groves, fairytale towns of whitewashed trulli houses, ancient Baroque cities and charming castles. This unique corner of Italy is awash with unforgettable treasures waiting to be discovered. 

To book this The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret tour with Leger Holidays call them direct on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55 to receive our 5% discount.

The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret
12 Day Coach Holiday Itinerary

12 Day Coach Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Day 2 

Travel to the Parma area for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 3

We continue onward to the outskirts of Rome or spa town of Fiuggi, south-east of Rome, for a two-night stay. B,D 

Day 4 - Rome

Enjoy a visit to Rome the ‘eternal city’, where you can join a guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot to see the sights. B,D

Day 5 - Trani

We travel south in to the Puglia region of Italy’s ‘boot’ visiting Trani, with its pretty medieval quarter and cathedral, literally perched on the water’s edge. We continue to our hotel in Cisternino, in southern Puglia for a four-night stay. B,D 

Day 6 - Castellana Grotte, Alberobello and Ostuni

Today’s excursion begins at Castellana Grotte where we visit the famous network of caves created by underground rivers. These caves are amongst the deepest caverns in Europe. We continue through the countryside, seeing a landscape dominated by the ‘trulli’, whitewashed cones made of stones held together, traditionally without mortar. Alberobello is the best place to see and visit the famous trulli houses – there are over 1300 of them here. These cylindrical whitewashed buildings with grey conical roofs tapering out to a point or sphere are often adorned with painted symbols and are the true image of Puglia – one of the most unique towns in Europe. We then visit Ostuni, a charming town, perhaps one of the most stunning in southern Italy. The bright, whitewashed houses create a perfect contrast to the green of the surrounding countryside and its maze of well-preserved, winding streets provide hidden delights around every corner. B,D

Day 7 - Lecce and Otranto

Today we offer a full-day excursion to Lecce, commonly nicknamed the ‘Florence of south Italy’ due to its rich architecture and monuments. Continue to Otranto, which lies at the most easterly point of mainland Italy. Spend time exploring the small fishing harbour and the historic heart of the town.. B,D

Day 8 - Matera and Taranto

In Matera, see the unique ‘sassi houses’, ancient troglodyte cave dwellings built in the rocks and now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Taranto, one of Italy’s oldest and most beautiful port cities, founded around the 8th century B.C. B,D

Day 9 - Bari and Castel Del Monte

En route to our hotel in the Vieste area of northern Puglia, we call at Bari, the capital of Puglia. Its labyrinth of seemingly endless passages weave through courtyards and under arches where you are likely to see local artisans making their wares or people making pasta. Continue to Castel del Monte, where you’ll visit the most splendid of all Puglia’s castles and one of the finest surviving examples of Swabian architecture. We stay for three nights in the Vieste/Rodi Garganico area. B,D

Day 10 - Free time

Enjoy a day at leisure. B,D

Day 11 - Vieste and Peschici

Join today’s scenic coastal tour, first to the fabulous city of Vieste, with its ancient centre set above towering, sheer white cliffs. Later, we visit the small town of Peschici, where whitewashed houses cling to the rocky headland.B,D

Day 12

We leave Puglia and travel up the eastern Marche region for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 13 - Ferrara

We visit Ferrara, a city rich in history and regarded as one of Italy’s hidden treasures, then onward to Lake Garda for a two-night stay. B,D

Day 14 - Lake Garda

Enjoy a relaxing day in resort or join a full-day excursion around the shores of Lake Garda, visiting picturesque villages. B,D

Day 15

Travel north to Belgium for our overnight stay. B

Day 16

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

16 Day Holidays Departure Dates & Prices 2017/2018

16 Day Holidays Departure Dates & Prices 2017/2018

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price iRed

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

16 days by Silver Service coach : tour code ref 12IPUV
Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
April 22 2017
£1419
£1349
September 23 2017
£1499
£1425
May 20 2017
£1499
£1425
April 21 2018
£1469
£1396
July  1 2017
£1499
£1425
May 19 2018
£1549
£1472
16 days by Luxuria coach : tour code ref 12IPUX
Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
October 7 2017
£1629
£1549
October 6 2018
£1679
£1596
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential,call for details; single room supplement £259.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website
8 Day Air Holiday Itinerary

8 Day Air Holiday Itinerary

 

Prefer to fly? Leger also offer an 8-day tour by air to Puglia, flying from a choice ofregional airports. 

Day 1

Fly to Bari where you will be transferred to your hotel in southern Puglia for a four-night stay. D

Day 2 to 7

As per days 6 to 11 of the 16-day coach holiday, see opposite page. 6xB,6xD

Day 8

Transfer to Bari for the return flight home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

8 Day Holiday by Air and Silver Service Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2017/2018 : tour code K8IPUV

8 Day Holiday by Air and Silver Service Coach Departure Dates & Prices 2017/2018 : tour code K8IPUV

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price iRed

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

Dates
Prices
 
 
July 5 2017
£1239
£1178
 
 

Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £139: flight supplements where applicable.

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays

The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret

Grand Explorer Coach Tours 8 days by air or 16 days by coach - 5% discount

Prices from £1178

Discover Puglia on this Grand Explorer coach holiday with Leger. Uncover the delights of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot. This area of Italy boasts the country's longest coastline, a superb climate, endless olive groves, fairytale towns of whitewashed trulli houses, ancient Baroque cities and charming castles. This unique corner of Italy is awash with unforgettable treasures waiting to be discovered. 

To book this The Delights of Puglia - Italy's Best Kept Secret tour with Leger Holidays call them direct on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55 to receive our 5% discount.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55.

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Optional excursions and visits

Optional excursions and visits

8 day holiday - 

  • Lecce & Otranto

16 day holiday -

  • Lecce & Otranto
  • Lake Garda Tour
  • Rome Sightseeing Tour
Includes

Includes

8 day holiday by air

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Bari Airport
  • Airport transfers in Italy

Excursions & visits:

  • Castellana Grotte, Alberobello & Ostuni
  • Matera & Taranto
  • Bari & Castel del Monte
  • Vieste & Peschici

Flights... flights to/from Baria are available from Gatwick airport – call for details

16 day holiday by coach

  • 15 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 13 evening meals
  • Local joining points

Excursions & visits:

  • Rome
  • Trani
  • Castellana Grotte, Alberobello & Ostuni
  • Matera & Taranto
  • Bari & Castel del Monte
  • Vieste & Peschici
  • Ferrara

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Hotels

Hotels

You will stay for four nights in southern Puglia in a minimum 3-star hotel, such as the Hotel Lo Smeraldo in the Cisternino area, followed by three nights in northern Puglia in a minimum 3-star hotel, such as the Villa Americana Park in Rodi Garganico. 

Silver Service Luxury Coach

Silver Service Luxury Coach

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board. 

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches.  Enjoy your own reserved seat.  Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs***  Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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Luxuria

Luxuria

Inside and out, Luxuria coaches are stylish and elegant. Only Leger Holidays can offer you the very best in luxury coach travel and we always strive to ensure that our customers have the perfect Leger Holidays experience.

The ultimate level of comfort when taking an escorted touring holiday -

Comfort...

✓ Deluxe armchair-style seats with adjustable head rests, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.

✓ As part of Luxuria’s unique layout there will be up to 5 individual seats available, likely to be very popular with single travellers and those who enjoy their own personal space.

Convenience...

✓ U.K. plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged at all times.

Entertainment...

✓ Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when

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Travel Door to Door

Travel Door to Door

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £30 per booking each way for up to four people per booking. Most Door to Door Journeys are not exclusive to a single holiday booking. Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalising the number of additional stops before meeting the coach.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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