Holiday itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

We travel to the Milan, Como or Parma area for an overnight stay.. B,D

Day 3

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

Day 4 - Rome

Today you have the full day to discover the Italian capital city of Rome on our included excursion. There will be ample free time for you to explore this wonderful city at your leisure. To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. The sightseeing tour takes place on both coach and foot and will introduce you to the city’s wonderful sights, including the mighty Colosseum (entrance not included), Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Note: Although Rome is a relatively compact city, we would remind you that this is a walking tour, not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties and we would recommend you wear suitable shoes for the day. B,D

Day 5 - Trani

We travel south into the Puglia region of Italy’s ‘boot’ visiting the city of Trani. Known as the ‘Pearl of Puglia’, Trani has a pretty medieval quarter and cathedral, literally perched on the water’s edge. The marina is the perfect place to relax and watch the white yachts and fishing boats in the harbour, while the historic centre, with its medieval churches, glossy limestone streets and faded, yet charming, Palazzi is an enchanting area to explore. We continue to our hotel in southern Puglia for a four-night stay. B,D

Day 6 - Castellana Grotte, Alberobello and Ostuni

Today’s included 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. 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. B,D

Day 7 Free Time or Lecce and Otranto

Enjoy a day at leisure or why not join our full-day, optional excursion? We then continue to Otranto, which lies at the most easterly point of mainland Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. The imposing castle with its thick perimeter walls and robust towers, dominate much of the town. Otranto is home to a small port with a series of sea-front promenades and excellent fish restaurants. Spend time exploring the town at your leisure before returning to our hotel. B,D

Day 8 - Matera

Today, our included excursion takes us to Matera. See the fascinating Sassi district, the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region (entrance included). Now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sassi district is one of Southern Italy’s most important attractions. 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. Continue to Castel del Monte, where we 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

Today, join our included scenic coastal tour. Enjoy the fabulous coastal city of Vieste, with its ancient centre, set above towering, sheer white cliffs. There will be free time in Vieste before we continue to the small town of Peschici, perched on top of an impressive cliff overlooking the bay and filled with whitewashed houses which cling to the rocky headland. The old town of Peschici climbs from the harbour to the fortifications of the Swabian Castles. Here, there will be time for you to explore the narrow alleys and hidden squares. B,D

Day 12

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

Day 13 - Ferrara

En route to our hotel on Lake Garda, we visit Ferrara, an outstanding Renaissance city rich in history and regarded as one of Italy’s hidden treasures. There will be free time for you to explore the sights such as the San Giorgio Cathedral which dates back to the 12th century and the Este Castle complete with towers, moat and drawbridges. Later today we continue our journey north to Lake Garda for a two-night stay. B,D

Day 14 - Free Time or Lake Garda

Enjoy a relaxing day in resort or join our full-day optional excursion along the shores of Lake Garda, visiting some of the picturesque villages on its shoreline. During the day, we take to the water on a boat cruise where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding area from the lake itself. B,D

Day 15

Travel north to Belgium and our overnight stay. B

Day 16

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Departure Dates and Prices 2022/2023

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Dates
Prices Dates Prices Dates Prices
Silver Service coach : tour code ref 16IPUV
16 April 2022
£1499
8 Oct 2022
£1679
1 July 2023
£1819
2 July 2022
£1699
15 April 2023
£1599
9, 16 Sept 2023
£1819
10, 17 Sept 2022
£1699
24 June 2023
£1819 7 Oct 2023 £1799
Luxuria coach : tour code ref 16IPUX
3, 24 Sept 2022
£1939 13 May 2023 £1989 30 Sept 2023 £1989
1 Oct 2022
£1859 2, 23 Sept 2023 £2069
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential,call for details; single room supplement £329.
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

16 days by coach

Prices from £1499

Discover Puglia the heel of Italy’s boot. It boasts the country’s longest coastline, where the beautiful cities of Trani and Vieste lie, a superb climate, endless olive groves, fairy tale towns such as Alberobello, of whitewashed ‘trulli’ houses, ancient Baroque city of Matera and charming Bari, with its spectacular Castel del Monte. With visits to the beautiful shores of Lake Garda, Ferrara, and the capital city of Rome, all included, this is the perfect holiday for anyone looking to discover the very best of Italy.

This unique corner of Italy is awash with unforgettable treasures waiting to be discovered. 

To book this 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 book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's included

  • 15 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 13 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

See itinerary for included and optional excursions 

Rome

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.

You will also stay for two nights in the Lake Garda area.

Overnight stays in Italy, northern France and Belgium will be in minimum 3-star hotels.

Due to demand, we may use other hotels of a similar standard. Your exact hotel details will be provided with your travel documents.

Coach

Luxuria - the ultimate level of comfort when taking an escorted touring holiday

Sit back in Luxuria’s comfortable seats. With just three seats across the width of the coach, rather than the usual four, you’ll have the extra space you need to stretch out and relax as you travel.  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.

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.

Silver Service Luxury coach  

Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than executive coaches. Onboard climate control. Socialise and relax in the spacious rear lounge. 

Servery on board offering a range of refreshments. Personal tables. Porterage at most hotels. The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit or debit card during your tour.

Onboard entertainment system. With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.


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