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Bari: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Bari: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bari at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bari’s most important attractions on foot. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Visit the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, an important pilgrimage destination. Admire the sculptures above the entrance and then step inside to witness the amazing art on the ceiling, which is adorned with paintings. Follow your guide to the underground crypt that houses the relics of Saint Nicholas. Start outside and see the wide limestone facade decorated with many ornamental details, including the sculptures above the Portal of the Lions. Then, go inside the church and observe the granite columns as you walk under the arches which separate the presbytery from the rest of the church. Next, admire the carved and gilded ceiling, decorated with 17th-century paintings. Afterward, descend to the crypt, an underground church that contains the relics of Saint Nicholas, whose remains rest here. This crypt inspired the legend of a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the cross.

Bari: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Bari: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

• The tour winds through the alleys of the historic center (Bari vecchia), through streets where women cleverly knead the mass to create the famous orecchiette and legends that speak of superstition and faith; • The tour will have as focal points three symbols of the city: the Swabian Castle of Bari, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola, all completed by a walk on the Wall to discover some of the most photographed places in Bari; • The guided tour ends in Piazza del Ferrarese with explanation of the Borgo Murattiano, allowing to enjoy independently some free time that can be dedicated to shopping.

Bari: Private Food and Walking Tour

Bari: Private Food and Walking Tour

Experience a wonderful walking and tasting tour in one of the most pictoresque cities of Puglia, the capital Bari! Explore the hidden corners of the old town with an expert guide and taste the flavours of local food tradition. Visit the most famous places of Bari, such as Piazza dei Mercanti, Piazza del Ferrarese, the Basilica of San Nicola, the Cathedral of San Sabino and many other hidden treasures Between one stop and the next you will taste authentic Bari specialties such as: "Focaccia" (soft leavened bread with raw tomato on top), "Panzerotto" (deep fried pizza rool, stuffed with tomato and mozzarella or delicious combinations of ingredients) and a lunch based on traditional recipes, made by an expert local lady. Along the way you will see how famous orecchiette are made! Every day the local ladies make kilos of handmade pasta, with quick movements of their expert hands, as fast as machines!

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this self-guided tour, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Lungomare 2. Teatro Petruzzelli 3. Palazzo Mincuzzi 4. Palazzo del Governo 5. Castle 6. Cathedral 7. Basilica of Saint Nicholas 8. Piazza Mercantile 9. Fort of Saint Anthony Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to your self-guided tour and your city exploration activity. So, are you ready to explore Bari?

Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

Discover the highlights of Bari. Walk through the most famous squares until you reach the Cattedrale di San Sabino. Follow your expert guide and let yourself be amazed by the city's lesser told stories. Learn about the history and architecture of the Basilica di San Nicola. Relive the history and discover the devotion that links the people of Bari to their Patron Saint. Meet in front of the archaeological site of Piazza del Ferrarese to begin the tour of Bari's most emblematic places. Start from this square, known in the past as Piazzetta d'Armi, and then continue to other important spots of the city, such as Piazza Mercantile, the old gateway to the ancient village of Bari, or to the so-called Bari Vecchia. Walk through the narrow alleys of the old town until reaching the Cattedrale di San Sabino, the oldest church in Bari. Here, admire its beautiful white façade and discover all its secrets together with your guide. The next stop will be the marvelous Basilica di San Nicola. Hear about the architecture and the compelling story connecting it to the most beloved Saint in Bari.

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Bari. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: Guided Tour with archaeologist

Bari: Guided Tour with archaeologist

Tour begins next to the archaeological Via Traiana in Ferrarese Square, a short section of the ancient Roman road built by Romans in the early II century A.D. until you reach Santa Scolastica Archaeological Museum. Tour goes on to the Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, a precious example of Romanesque Apulian style, which hides a whorty archaeological itinerary in the underground sites named Succorpo. Tour ends at the imposing and solemn Basilica of Saint Nicholas, symbol of the union between East and West, which hosts the relics of the Saint. According to the museum' opening hours and availability, two of the following archaeological sites will be visited during the tour: Palazzo Simi, Swabian Castle, Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, Cathedral Succorpo, Saint Scolastica Museum.

Basilica San Nicola: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bari: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Bari: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Bari at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Bari’s most important attractions on foot. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Bari: St. Nicholas Basilica and Crypt Guided Tour

Visit the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, an important pilgrimage destination. Admire the sculptures above the entrance and then step inside to witness the amazing art on the ceiling, which is adorned with paintings. Follow your guide to the underground crypt that houses the relics of Saint Nicholas. Start outside and see the wide limestone facade decorated with many ornamental details, including the sculptures above the Portal of the Lions. Then, go inside the church and observe the granite columns as you walk under the arches which separate the presbytery from the rest of the church. Next, admire the carved and gilded ceiling, decorated with 17th-century paintings. Afterward, descend to the crypt, an underground church that contains the relics of Saint Nicholas, whose remains rest here. This crypt inspired the legend of a Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus on the cross.

Bari: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Bari: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

Bari: Guided Walking Tour with Local Products Tasting

• The tour winds through the alleys of the historic center (Bari vecchia), through streets where women cleverly knead the mass to create the famous orecchiette and legends that speak of superstition and faith; • The tour will have as focal points three symbols of the city: the Swabian Castle of Bari, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Basilica of San Nicola, all completed by a walk on the Wall to discover some of the most photographed places in Bari; • The guided tour ends in Piazza del Ferrarese with explanation of the Borgo Murattiano, allowing to enjoy independently some free time that can be dedicated to shopping.

Bari: Private Food and Walking Tour

Bari: Private Food and Walking Tour

Experience a wonderful walking and tasting tour in one of the most pictoresque cities of Puglia, the capital Bari! Explore the hidden corners of the old town with an expert guide and taste the flavours of local food tradition. Visit the most famous places of Bari, such as Piazza dei Mercanti, Piazza del Ferrarese, the Basilica of San Nicola, the Cathedral of San Sabino and many other hidden treasures Between one stop and the next you will taste authentic Bari specialties such as: "Focaccia" (soft leavened bread with raw tomato on top), "Panzerotto" (deep fried pizza rool, stuffed with tomato and mozzarella or delicious combinations of ingredients) and a lunch based on traditional recipes, made by an expert local lady. Along the way you will see how famous orecchiette are made! Every day the local ladies make kilos of handmade pasta, with quick movements of their expert hands, as fast as machines!

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this self-guided tour, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. Lungomare 2. Teatro Petruzzelli 3. Palazzo Mincuzzi 4. Palazzo del Governo 5. Castle 6. Cathedral 7. Basilica of Saint Nicholas 8. Piazza Mercantile 9. Fort of Saint Anthony Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to your self-guided tour and your city exploration activity. So, are you ready to explore Bari?

Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

Bari: Alleys of the Ancient Village Exploration Tour

Discover the highlights of Bari. Walk through the most famous squares until you reach the Cattedrale di San Sabino. Follow your expert guide and let yourself be amazed by the city's lesser told stories. Learn about the history and architecture of the Basilica di San Nicola. Relive the history and discover the devotion that links the people of Bari to their Patron Saint. Meet in front of the archaeological site of Piazza del Ferrarese to begin the tour of Bari's most emblematic places. Start from this square, known in the past as Piazzetta d'Armi, and then continue to other important spots of the city, such as Piazza Mercantile, the old gateway to the ancient village of Bari, or to the so-called Bari Vecchia. Walk through the narrow alleys of the old town until reaching the Cattedrale di San Sabino, the oldest church in Bari. Here, admire its beautiful white façade and discover all its secrets together with your guide. The next stop will be the marvelous Basilica di San Nicola. Hear about the architecture and the compelling story connecting it to the most beloved Saint in Bari.

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour

Bari: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Bari. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Bari you will first visit the beautiful Giardini di Piazza Umberto I. Then the unique Teatro Petruzzelli and then the irreplaceable Museo Teatro Margherita. This wonderful route continues to the Piazza del Ferrarese. As a fifth stop you will find the Il Fortino di Sant'Antonio. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza Mercantile. Of course, the Basilica San Nicola could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale San Sabino. The penultimate destination is the enviable Castello svevo di Bari. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Large Albicocca Piazza.

Bari: Guided Tour with archaeologist

Bari: Guided Tour with archaeologist

Tour begins next to the archaeological Via Traiana in Ferrarese Square, a short section of the ancient Roman road built by Romans in the early II century A.D. until you reach Santa Scolastica Archaeological Museum. Tour goes on to the Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, a precious example of Romanesque Apulian style, which hides a whorty archaeological itinerary in the underground sites named Succorpo. Tour ends at the imposing and solemn Basilica of Saint Nicholas, symbol of the union between East and West, which hosts the relics of the Saint. According to the museum' opening hours and availability, two of the following archaeological sites will be visited during the tour: Palazzo Simi, Swabian Castle, Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, Cathedral Succorpo, Saint Scolastica Museum.

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Excellent way to take a leisurely stroll around the city. Learnt more about the main local attractions than if just wandering without the app. We took our time and had lunch along the way aswell as having a look inside the castle which was excellent, and the activity filled most of the day.

I loved the tour!!! Simona made us discover Bari history, showed us great monuments and of course great food!! Enjoyed every minute of the experience, I recommend 100%!!!

Francesca is an excellent guide. Good humor and sympathy present. Lots of information on the history of the basilica and Bari.

Very interesting. Guide had studied art history. Also very friendly

Fun way to get the whole family involved and see the city.