Spend 10 days in Italy with Great Italy Tour as you explore Rome city and Puglia Region. Discover the Eternal City as you tour Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Fori Imperiali, admire then the breathtaking views over the city from ‘’Le Terrazze del Vittoriano’’ and taste authentic Roman cuisine and Castelli Romani Wines. Head then to Apulia Region where you will spend most of your time as you embark on private board tours of Polignano a Mare, guided visits of Ostuni, Matera, Alberobello and Bari. Puglia will amaze you with is rich culinary diversity and ancient recipes, delicious wine and unique panoramas.
Duration: 10 Full Days
Welcome to Italy! Upon your arrival to an international Airport of Rome, your English Speaking Driver will welcome you and in a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle he will chauffeur you to your Four or Five Star Accommodation in Rome’s city center. Check in and freshen up, before heading to your First Half Day tour of Rome. Begin with a 2 hrs guided visit of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with your Private Licensed Tour Guide and Skip the line Tickets. Take a picture nearby the Costantine Arch as you are heading to Aventine Hill to admire the Secret KeyHole and Giardino degli Aranci. For lunch, you will taste authentic Roman Carboara or Amatriciana dishes along delicious wine. After lunch, you will enjoy a stop at the Piazza Venezia where you will be able to climb the Michelangelo’s Steps and admire the entire Roman Forum from above! From there, your Private Driver will transfer you to your lovely hotel to relax as you wish! When ready, enjoy your first Dinner in the Eternal city in a local restaurant nearby your hotel.
On your second day in the Eternal city, you’ll discover the rest of Rome’s stunning monuments. You will begin your morning with a 2 Hour Guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with a Licensed Private English Speaking Guide and Skip Line Tickets! After visiting the stunning St. Peter’s Basilica, you will head to Piazza Navona to view some of Rome’s greatest sculptural works, enjoy a gelato or an Italian espresso, relaxing a little bit. Continue your tour to the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the world-famous Spanish Steps to admire the wonderful ‘’Barcaccia’’. You will then have lunch in a great restaurant in the heart of Rome! After lunch, take some time to do some shopping at the designer boutiques of Via del Corso! Your Private Driver will pick you up once again and drive you to your hotel! When ready, an exquisite dinner will be waiting for you in the hotel’s restaurant.
Buongiorno! Check out after your Roman breakfast and get on board with your Private English Speaking Driver once again! On your way to Polignano, we will take you to Campania region where you will have an incredible Reggia di Caserta guided tour, explore the antique history and the unique culture of this famous Southern Italy Royal Palace. Don’t forget about indulging in an authentic Neapolitan Pizza or lunch with a Neapolitan espresso after our Reggia di Caserta Tour! You will be driven then to Polignano a Mare - the “Pearl of the Adriatic”! You will fall in love with this stunning location as you admire its clear blue waters, tiny white houses, ripped cliffs and deep blue caves! Check on your luxury accommodation in Polignano and relax time. Enjoy your first Apulian dinner in a panoramic Restaurant overlooking the Polignano cliffs.
Wake up to a healthy breakfast in Polignano. Revel then in a fabulous private boat trip along the Polignano Coastline! Between some swim stops, you will visit the sea caves, the best known and most frequented are Ponte dei Lapilli, Cala Paura, Grottone, Pietregea and the whole stretch of coast between the Scoglio dell 'Eremita and Torre Incina. After an interesting morning, you will have time to indulge in local flavors in a typical Restaurant in Polignano! Your afternoon will be filled with new adventures as you visit the ancient city of Bari! Spend an afternoon in the ancient city center of Bari as you visit the famous St. Nicola Cathedral and local food markets. Finish your day with a delicious seafood dinner in Bari and enjoy a fabulous seaside promenade under the starry sky of Bari! Your Private English Speaking Driver will chauffeur you back to Polignano as you relax in the comfort of your luxury Mercedes Benz Vehicle.
Buongiorno for a new exciting adventure on board with your Private Driver and Mercedes Benz Verhicle. We will take you on a guided visit of Ostuni, which is one of Puglia's most picturesque enclaves and it is known as the ‘’White City’’ due to the plenitude of white-washed houses. You will have fun while discovering the beauty of this city and enjoy its landscapes comfortably seated in your Ape Calessino, a typical local three-wheeled mini taxi, an icon of Italy of the 50s. Ostuni’s labyrinthine streets, cathedral, and ancient high walls will take you back in time, to an authentic Italy that you have never known before.
Finish your Ostuni tour in its countryside as you taste local Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Puglia is truly famous for its excellent oil. For lunch, continue your food and wine experience in Ostuni as you admire the panoramas from your Restaurant. Not far from Ostuni, you will visit Alberobello and you will discover why it is so famous and unique, of course with a help of your Private Tour Guide. Explore the Trulli of Alberobello, the white, cone-roofed tiny houses, built with a prehistoric building technique still in use in Apulia Region. As your day tour will come to close, your Driver will chauffeur you back to Polignano, where you will have time to relax on your own and enjoy a stunning dinner nearby your accommodation!
Morning time - as you arrive in Matera city on board with your Private English Speaking Driver, you will meet your Private Licensed Tour Guide and begin your walking tour.
Matera city, famous for the incredible international movies shot here, it is an incredible town located on a rock top. With your tour guide you will discover the famous Sassi dal Belvedere, the rocky church of Madonna delle tre Porte and admire the panoramas over the Sasso Caveoso directly at the Belvedere of Piazzetta Pascoli! The Sassi area is a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside and date back to a prehistoric era. During your day tour, to facilitate your walking day tour, you will also use the stunning Ape Calessino taxi one again! Stop in the city center for a tasty lunch and delight yourself with incredible flavors of the local wines! Finish your Matera day tour with a stop at the Santo Spirito Rock as you visit the Churches of San Domenico and Cavalieri di Malta. After this last stop, your Driver will take you back to Polignano! Relax and enjoy a dinner in a local Restaurant nearby your hotel!
Get ready to taste all the local delicacies on this day will be entirely dedicated to this! Start your morning with a visit to a local laboratory where mozzarella, stracciatella and Apulian ricotta are produced. After the Laboratory tour, the producer will explain the qualities of the variety of local cheeses produced in there and will let you taste 5 typical cheeses accompanied by fresh fruits, local honey and oil.
The second stop of the day will be a typical Masseria where local wine is produced. Puglia is very famous for its typical red and white wine, you will have the opportunity to have a guided tour of the cellars and vineyards, followed by a stellar wine tasting. A Masseria is a fortified Apulian farmhouse, where the land barons stored their food and possessions from the 16th to 18th centuries in Italy.
The wine tasting, will be followed by a typical Apulian lunch, with fresh local pasta such as `` orecchiette alle cime di rapa ''. Finish this food tour with a visit to an old olive oil mill, the family that has been dealing with the production of extra virgin olive oil for decades, will take care of your guided tour which ends with a tasting of different types of local oil and bruschettas. You will be then driven back to Pilignano and relax time. Evening time - You will be chauffeured to Monopoli harbor town! Admire the sunset, its blue water and imponent Fortress as you taste your wonderful seafood dinner.
Buongiorno and check out! It’s time to say Goodbye to Apulia Region! On the way to Rome, you will visit Montecassino - a beautiful monastery, famous for being one of Europe’s oldest monasteries and a pilgrimage site. It is perched atop a rocky mountain above the town of Cassino, that’s why it offers incredible panoramic views over the town.
Enjoy then a lunch in Cassino town and right after lunch, your Private Driver will chauffeur you to Rome.
Check in and relax time: spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Buongiorno in Rome! After your breakfast, be ready to reach your first stop of the day: Frascati town, famous for its delicious white wine. Your visit to Castel Gandolfo will leave you amazed as you enjoy the magnificent panoramic views and view the incredible volcanic lake from above. Stop for lunch and wine tasting in a local winery and visit its wine cellars. You will then visit the enchanting town of Albano Laziale and take a stroll thought the beautiful gardens of the Villa Doria Pamphili. Your Castelli Romani adventure will finish as your Driver chauffeurs you back to your Roman 5* hotel! Enjoy your last Italian Dinner in a local Restaurant and buonanotte!
After checking out, your Private English Speaking Driver will then greet you and chauffeur you to Rome Airport or your next destination in Italy! Arrivederci!