The 10-Day Southern Italy tour focuses on the regions of Campania and Puglia.
This all-inclusive Southern Italy Tour begins in Naples and ends in the resort town Sorrento, both located in the region of Campania. The area’s rich history lends itself to the escorted tour experience. You’ll be escorted around southern Italy visiting Lecce, Alberobello, Otranto, Ostuni, Paestum, and Bari. This southern Italy escorted tour daily itinerary explores the patchwork of cultures that colors the Italic peninsula to today. You’ll enjoy rich architecture, music, food, culinary traditions, and culture. Families, friends, groups, and singles will all enjoy history’s great civilizations coming to life on this 10-Day Southern Italy tour.
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10-Day Campania and Puglia Tour Itinerary Map
Campania and Puglia Tour Sightseeing Highlights
- Naples – Welcome dinner; visit the Palazzo Reale
- Castel del Monte – Guided visit of the castle
- Bari – Guided sightseeing, including a walk through the Old Town
- Ostuni – Visit the “White Town”
- Cellino san Marco – Overnight stay
- Lecce – Guided walking tour
- Otranto – Time to enjoy this town located at the tip of the heel if Italy’s boot.
- Alberobello – Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo
- Paestum – Visit the best preserved ancient Greek Doric Temples in the world.
- Sorrento – Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Campania and Puglia Tour Includes
- 8 nights First Class accommodations
- Italian city hotel taxes
- Hotel porterage
- When the southern Italy tour is booked with air all transfers included
- 13 meals: 8 breakfasts daily and 5 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern deluxe luxury air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
Campania and Puglia Tour Accommodations
- Naples 2 Nights – Starhotel Terminus
- Bari 1 Night – IH Hotels Bari Oriente
- Lecce 2 Nights – Hilton Garden Inn Lecce
- Castellana Grotte 1 Night – Semiramide Palace
- Sorrento 2 Nights – Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Southern Italy Tour Video
Campania and Puglia Tour Daily Itinerary
Travel through Mediterranean history meeting the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Carthaginians, crusaders, Bourbons, and Ottomans on this comprehensive all-inclusive southern Italy tour. This escorted southern Italy tour provides an in-depth and authentic southern Italian vacation experience. The day-by-day itinerary provides time for your expert Italy tour guide to bring you through the area’s rich history and culture.
Day 1 – Depart overnight flight
Destination southern Italy’s largest city Naples.
DAY 2 – ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY
Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 3 – NAPLES
Guided sightseeing this morning features the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. Highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. Afternoon and evening at leisure; choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.
DAY 4 – NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI
Enter the Apulia region and stop at the imposing 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Emperor Frederick II. Enjoy a guided visit to discover its uniqueness. Arrive in Bari, where you may wish to join an optional dinner outing.
DAY 5 – BARI–OSTUNI–LECCE
During your guided sightseeing, enjoy a walk through the Ostuni’s old town. Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” is a charming example of Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Enjoy free time in Ostuni.
The tour continues to Lecce. You’ll arrive late afternoon with free time to stroll around this charming southern Italian city.
DAY 6 – LECCE EXCURSION TO OTRANTO
Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South,” where you discover the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking tour. You’ll be treated to a local pasticciotto and almond coffee. Then you have time to explore this pretty town before continuing to Otranto, at the heel of the Italian boot, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its cathedral. Return to Lecce.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 7 – LECCE–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE
In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their beauty and unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte for your overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 8 – CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO
Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Afternoon arrival in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento.
DAY 9 – SORRENTO
After your orientation walk with your Tour Director, there is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 10 – SORRENTO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples).
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