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6 Nights Salento - Authentic Gastronomy Experince Tours Itinerary

Overview

Salento shows its own charm all year round. In addition to Baroque Art Cities that you can visit in every season, you can enjoy the beautiful sea in the Summer and the collection of the variety of oil in the Fall and the Winter.

Here you will be staying at a family-owned bed and breakfast masseria in Castiglione surrounded by 11 hectares of olive trees 2 miles away from the beautiful Adriatic Sea. The dinner will be provided by the owners who also manage a small restaurant where traditional handmade dishes made from the produces grown in the farm are served.

You will experience a travel back in time to a peaceful masseria with organic gardens and farms and even take a cooking class where you get to use the ingredients straight from the farm.

Duration: 7 Days (approx.)

Location: Andrano

Notes:

The tour is only for individuals or small groups, never more than 4 people for each date.

Airport pick up and drop off at Bari Airport available on request at an extra charge.

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night.

Possibility to combine the tour with the Matera Package with 3 days in the city of stones

Meet our driver at the airport and head to the farmhouse. After checking in you will be shown around the property. After a short break, you will be taken to the tour around the farmhouse and the mill where Emilio will explain the traditional oil producing procedures followed by an oil tasting. The dinner provided at the farmhouse will be cooked with the vegetables harvested from the farm on site.

After breakfast, you will head to the historic center of Castro along the Adriatic coast with stops at Acquaviva marina and Marina serra. After a free time in Castro, enjoy the lunch at one of the many local restaurants. In the afternoon, you will be guided to Santa Maria di Leuca, a town located on the east side of Italy, with a stop at Ciolo bridge. Return to the farmhouse and enjoy a relaxing free time. Seafood cooked in a traditional method will be served as dinner.

After breakfast, enjoy the excursion along the Ionian coast and a visit at Gallipoli, a coastal town in Apulia, southern Italy. The historic center on an island off the coast is the home of churches like beautiful St. Agatha’s Cathedral with the ornate facade and the Church of St. Mary of Purity with maiolica tiled floor. At Gallipoli Castle, you can see Rivellino tower, standing apart from the main building. Across the bridge, on the mainland, lies a gorgeous Greek Fountain, dating from the Renaissance era. Take a free time and enjoy local food afterwards. Return to the farmhouse and take a break. In the afternoon, visit Lecce, the pearl of the Baroque. A professional guide will give you a tour and you will be taken to a Neapolitan pizzeria to taste the real Italian pizza for dinner.

After breakfast, head to Valle d' Itria and enjoy a tour around the town of Alberobello with a professional guide. Alberobello, an Unesco World Heritage Site, is known for its unique landscape and the traditional white houses called "Trulli" that are once used as storage and housing. After a free time for shopping at the town and lunch, head to Ostuni, a popular summer resort town. Here you will find a beautiful city center and called White City. Enjoy a guided tour around the town. Return to the farmhouse and enjoy the dinner.

After breakfast, head to Maglie and visit the most notable agro-food artisan workshops including a pasta factory, a mozzarella cheese factory where you can try the famous "Burrata," and a chocolatier. Take a free time in Maglie. In the afternoon, visit a local historic wine cellar and enjoy wine tasting. Return to the farm and attend a cooking class with chef Emilio to learn how to cook fresh pasta and “salentina," a homemade pasta dish. Enjoy the dinner at the farmhouse with what you made during the class.

After Breakfast, head to the Adriatic coast with a stop at Otranto, the home of the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral decorated with rose windows and ornate mosaic floorings. At Torre Matta tower located at the harbor, enjoy the breathtaking views and head to the city for a free time and lunch. Take a short stop at the bay of Orte before heading to Porto Badisco, the small fisherman's villages, and Porto Miggiano. Take a visit to the prehistoric sea cave, Zinzulusa Cave. Return to the farmhouse and enjoy the farewell dinner.

After breakfast, check out. Private transfer to the airport or Brindisi/Lecce train station.

Select Package Options

Included / Excluded

6 nights accommodation in double room at a traditional farmhouse called " Masseria "

Guided Tour of Ostuni

Guided tour of Lecce

Guided tour of Alberobello

Guided tour of Otranto

English speaking driver and guide where necessary

6 breakfasts and 6 dinners at the farmhouse with typical dishes of Salento and biological products

1 wine tasting

1 olive oil tasting ,Cheese and Chocolate tasting

1 Pick nick lunch during the sightseeing in Alberobello

1 cooking class

1 glass of wine at dinners

Private Transfer on arrival and departure to Brindisi Airport

Transfer in private vehicle during the whole tour and excursions

Gift from the owner


International flights

Travel insurance

all what not mentioned under "what's included"

Alholic beverages at dinner expect 1 glass of wine per person

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Janine and Ramona Group

You arranged a tour for my group of five on may 10 and 11. I would like you to know that we were very impressed with how smoothly the arrangements went, from the time we were picked up at the hotel until we were dropped off there the next day. Our guide, Nesrin , was wonderful! She provided so much information and was able to answer our questions, and she modified the trip at the end to include a tour of a winery which we had not expected. Two of our group had taken such tours before in other countries and remarked at how coordinated and exceptional your tour was. We were of course disappointed that we could not take the balloon ride but completely understand that safety must come first. I guess that gives me an excuse to visit again in the future.

I will gladly recommend your company to anyone I know who is travelling to Turkey. And I would like to add that I found the Turkish people in general to be very welcoming, kind, and helpful. I enjoyed your country and thank you again for arranging this tour. It will remain a fond memory for me.

Again Thank you so much

Nancy & Jay

Nancy and I have only just returned from our trip .Thank you for all the arrangments made on our behalf.We were happy with the accomodation and touring.All arrangments ran ver smoothly ..The accomodation was the style and high quality that Nancy and I wanted and the touring/transportation/guides and cars were perfect


We will ceratinly reccommend Elite Turkey Tours to our friends and colleagues and we will be in touch you ourselves for assistance as we plan to spend some more time Greece and Egypt

Kitty Finch

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time in Istanbul, Onur Usta picked us up and we found him very sweet, friendly and accommodating.He took us to have good meals on both days and we toured the city.Unfortunately, we were unable to get into the Topkapi or Hagia Sofia because of the crowds lined up there for tickets, which would have meant a 2 – 3 hour wait.We also had a good time in Kusadasi, were driven to Ephesus and enjoyed it greatly. Thanks for arranging this, I’ll certainly let all my friends know about your company. Kindest regards,

Barbara & Connor

I am writing to let you know of the wonderful service I received from Elite Turkey Tours. I was trying to put a vacation together and she was accommodating, friendly, professional and a delight!! My son’s birthday was Aug 17 and I was waiting to get vacation approval so I could book a trip and put the info in his birthday card! Early afternoon on the 15th I got approval and called Hulya so she could check 2 trips for my final choice. She was prompt, called me and I booked the 8 days in Paris, Italy, Christmas. Between phone tags and my demanding work schedule, we spoke at 4:30 PST and she faxed me the confirmation and trip schedule so I could put it in my Son’s card. He was thrilled and excited and it made our day!! Thank you and I will continue to work with your company in all my travels!

Larissa & Justin

Justin and I wanted to thank you for sending the checks for the refund in Antalya!! We greatly appreciate your help on everything and have had a great experience working with you!

We wish you all the best!

George

I just returned from a business trip and quite exhausted after all this travelling….you can quote me below:

I had a wonderful time touring Bursa, Cumalikizik and Iznik.

Bursa is, in my opinion, NorthWest Turkeys hidden gem. If you want wonderful historic sites, gastronomy Iskender kebap), and shopping all to yourself in a verdant setting go to Bursa.

Cumalikizik is a wonderful original Ottoman village nearby…best enjoyed off-season. I would imagine staying overnight in snowy winter would be magical.

Iznik, while much smaller and boasting fewer sites, is of spiritual importance to many and, for those, not to be missed….

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