MARVELLOUS PUGLIA!

July 29th – August 3rd 2023

Visiting the Famous Pearls of APULIA – Alberobello, Grotte di Castellana, Fasano Zoo Safari, Bari, Polignano a Mare, Lecce etc. Comfortable Resort Hotel in Monopoli, Puglia

Day 1

Saturday – July 29th

Departure on Airmalta flight KM 640 to Catania at 5:40am.  Group has to reach airport by 3:15am.  On arrival in Catania at 6:20am, we board our coach Gran Turismo and proceed for a quick breakfast, before starting our way to Monopoli.  This town lies in the Itria valley in the province of Brindisi and is very famous for its art treasures.  After crossing the strait of Messina, we proceed further up, allowing a stop for lunch and other stops as needed.  On arrival in our luxury Resort hotel, we are given our rooms, after which we can enjoy the delicious dinner awaiting us in the Hotel restaurant.  Music and animation is for all near the pools after dinner.

Day 2

Sunday – July 30th

After our buffet breakfast today, we shall set out for Polignano a Mare the birth place of the famous Italian singer Domenico Modugno.  This has become a great tourist attraction.  Time for photos near the statue and a stroll around is a must before we return for our delicious mouth watering lunch in Hotel.  Later on in the afternoon we shall leave for Alberobello where we visit the world famous Trulli.  Be prepared to explore and enjoy moving around these unique dwellings.  Souvenir shopping will be a delight for most of us.  Following this full day, an appetising dinner will comfort us at our Resort Hotel and those who wish may join in the fun provide by the Hotel’s Animation Team.

Day 3

Monday – July 31st

After breakfast we start on our way to the famous city of Lecce in the southern Apulia region known for its baroque buildings.  Lecce has been nicknamed the Firenze of the South.  In the central Piazza del Duomo the Cathedral of Lecce has a double façade and a bell Tower.  The Basilica of Santa Croce features sculptures and a rose window.  This is a central location for exploring the whole of the Salento, the main city of this peninsula.  A must visit for its great importance.  Today lunch will be paid for as we need to take longer for our excursion.  This is the only day when we have half board in Hotel where we will be back early afternoon.  A delicious dinner awaits us later in our Hotel.

Day 4

Tuesday – August 1st

After breakfast we set out for the famous Grotte di Castellana, one of the attractions of the Puglia Region.  These are a national heritage of inestimable value to Italy. These spectacular caves were formed more than 100 million years ago.  After lunch in hotel, we leave for Fasano Zoo Safari, which will be an exceptional attraction for young and old alike!!!  An experience like no other.  Just prepare your cameras to treasure all these memories when you are back home.  We shall savour the tempting dinner that awaits us in the hotel this evening

Day 5

Wednesday – August 2nd

We shall enjoy our buffet breakfast and be ready to start on an exceptional excursion to the important port city of Bari, the capital of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region. Surrounded by narrow streets the 11th century Basilica of San Nicola, a key pilgrimage site, holds some of Saint Nicola’s remains.  To the south, the Murat Quarter has stately 19th century architecture, a promenade and pedestrianised shopping areas.  Lunch awaits us in our comfortable hotel.  Time to relax in the hotel pools today and join in the animation as organised by the Animation Team.  Dinner will provide us with some good time together later on in the evening.

Day 6

Thursday – August 3rd

After our last buffet breakfast in hotel we board our coach with all our luggage to Start on our way to Catania with a few stops on the way, one of which will be to have lunch.  We need to be at Catania airport at 8:45pm. Our scheduled departure is at 11:25pm (23:25) on KM 643.  Arrival in Malta is expected to be at 00:04.

Discounted  price is €799
Price includes:

  • Airmalta flights to Catania and back. All taxes included.
  • Five nights in a very comfortable Four-star luxury Hotel on MOSTLY Full Board basis. (Only one day half board) N.B  All food or drinks outside the hotel have  to be paid for extra
  • A fully air-conditioned coach for the whole 6-day trip.
  • ALL EXCURSIONS are included in price. No hidden costs.  Guaranteed safe.