Tour southern Italy: The sparkling blue coastal waters of Castro
Key Details
10 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Bari, Lecce or Matera.

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What You'll Do
  • Explore fantastic scenery and appreciate centuries-old traditions that have remained largely unchanged
  • Sample and purchase wine from all the wineries we visit, as well as other products
  • Try fantastic local food in one of the best Apulian restaurants in Lecce,Trattoria Casereccia, or Puritate Restaurant in Gallipoli
Indulge in a chauffeured tour of wine, food, and the spectacular landscape of Puglia. Savour some of the best wines and get a glimpse of some of the region's architectural gems. You'll travel in comfort and style on this vineyard tour and Lecce visit!
What to Expect
Our expert multi-lingual guides will lead you through verdant landscapes brimming with ancient vineyards responsible for creating the famous Primitivo, Negromaro, Sussumaniello, Aglianico e Bombino Bianco wineffs. The sounds, scents and flavours of Puglia will awaken your senses through your unique experience. You'll enjoy a day of exploring the fantastic scenery and appreciate the centuries-old traditions that have remained largely unchanged.

We begin our tour in Lecce, home of baroque architecture and a history dating back to the Trojan War.  See an amphitheater dating back to the glory days of the Roman Empire and discover the "Florence of southern Italy."  From Lecce, we'll travel down the heel of the boot via winding coastal roads overlooking the sea to charming Castro.  Sip cappuccino on the water and dip your toes in the crystal clear aquamarine waters of the Adriatic.

Near Castro, we'll tour Castel Di Salve winery, created by the Duke of Salve in the 19th century.  Castel Di Salve brings together wines produced from four of their vineyards which, though geographically very close, actually fall into four distinct microclimates and soil environments.  The differing conditions give birth to incredible whites where it's a bit cooler and deep reds which ripen to perfection in the late, warm summers down by the sea.  You'll have a chance to taste them all!

When we reach the tip of the boot, we'll feast at the Trattoria Hosteria del Pardo on fresh, traditional Pugliese cuisine such as mussels, fish, local cheeses, fresh-baked bread, and pasta.  We'll open up a red blend from Castel Di Salve, chat with the chef, and practice our Italian.

After lunch, we will visit beautiful Gallipoli, which lies on the Ionian sea and is home to breathtaking beaches and quaint shopping. If you desire, we'll show you a centuries-old underground olive mill that lies beneath the downtown streets.

Our tours are private, and we're absolutely willing to customize our day tours to accommodate any special requests or stops you'd like to make.  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!
What's Included
  • Service to and from Bari, Ostuni, Brindisi, Taranto, Matera or Lecce (for groups of 6 or more we may be able to arrange pick-up from your accommodation)
  • Private transport, fully equipped for your complete comfort
  • Expert bilingual (English/Italian or German/Italian) tour escort (Russian upon request)
  • Visit to one vineyard (with winetastings) and one town, with free time. It's possible to arrange a visit to a second winery at an extra cost of 35 Euros per person. We use standard VW or Opel vehicles. Luxury Mercedes vehicles are available for 100 Euros extra per person .
  • Lunch of typical Pugliese cusine in upscale restaurants.
What's Not Included
  • Pick-up from your accomodation outside Bari, Ostuni or Lecce
  • Visit to Otranto upon request
Know Before You Go
We need to receive reservations 48 hours in advance. No tours on Sundays or national holidays.

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