Guided tours that are

intimate, emotional, authentic.

Feel like part of the famiglia and soak up more than just the Salento sun and homemade tomato sauce.

Get to know the time-honored traditions, rich history and southern flair that make Puglia and Basilicata so unique.

Come and experience the undiscovered gems of Puglia and Basilicata like a local! We offer 8-day tours for small groups (12 people max) with the Baroque capital of Lecce, a.k.a. “the Florence of the South” as your home base. Come and let us show you the must-see destinations in Puglia (the heel of the boot), as well as off-the-beaten-path local festivals and seasonal traditions. Pack your bags and prepare yourself for a magical journey straight to the heart of Southern Italy! 

Upcoming Tour Dates

Puglia’s Grape Harvest: Let’s Wine and Dine!

September 1st – September 9th, 2019
A dream come true for the wine-lovers among us, or for those who simply wish to appreciate the bounty of high-quality food and wine that Puglia has to offer. Aside from being one of the best times of year to visit, this tour centers on what has left celebrity chefs overjoyed: Puglia’s uniquely traditional cuisine and rich agricultural heritage.
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€1,900
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Jewish Apulia: Discovering Southern Italy’s Jewish Heritage

September 23-October 1, 2019
Thanks of its geographic position and the presence of Brindisi, Otranto, Bari, Trani and Barletta ports, Puglia has been a transit point for many Jewish exiles – most heading to Israel. This crossing point therefore made of Puglia a privileged region for the Western Europe diaspora. On this guided tour, you will be taken on a journey through Jewish history in Puglia and Basilicata. You will be taken on a historic walking tour of the Jewish Museum in Lecce, set inside a historical palace in which traces of its Jewish past (such as a few mikvot and a mezuzah) still remain. In Trani, Oria and Nardò, which hosted the most prominent Jewish communities in Southeastern Italy, our local guides will highlight unique history of Jewish settlers in this region. Trip highlights include local food making and tasting, Matera’s meandering stone streets and seaside views of the Mediterranean.
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€3,400
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In Search of Green Gold: The Journey from Olive to EVOO

October 30th – November 7th, 2019
Savor a one-of-a-kind journey into autumn, for an authentic travel experience that offers you the best of the seasons’ flavors and traditions.
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€1,900
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An Unexpected Easter

April 7th –April 15th, 2020
This trip offers exclusive cultural experiences in a journey to the heart of Easter in Southern Italy. From processions to pasta-making to picnics in the countryside, you’ll be delighted by the whimsical springtime sights, scents and traditions. Highlights include Lecce, Taranto, Matera, Gallipoli, Manduria, S.M. di Leuca and Pasquetta in Acaya.
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€1,900
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Summer in Salento

June 22nd – June 30th, 2020
Enjoy some fun in the sun down in the “Jamaica of Italy”, for a relaxing combination of stunning beaches, culinary enjoyment, and bountiful concerts and festivals. Highlights include Lecce, Matera, Alberobello, Otranto, Galatina and the grottoes of Santa Maria di Leuca.
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€1,900
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Destinations

Although Alberobello, Matera and Lecce are hands down the most spectacular spots to visit in Southeastern Italy, we’re delighted to also show you number of “diamonds in the rough” that are still very much off the tourist radar.
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Serafino Apulia

Serafino Apulia