Apulia, the Heel of Italy

8 Days

Apulia, the Heel of Italy

8 Day Tour from Naples to Naples

This regional affordable Italy vacation begins and ends in Naples. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples provides visitors a wealth of folklore, history, and a rich culture of the ages. After a guided sightseeing tour of the city, you’ll be on your way to the Apulia region – the “heel of the boot” of Italy and one of the favorite holiday destinations of the Italian people due to its breathtaking landscapes and enchanting coastline with turquoise waters

You’ll visit the 13th-century Castel Del Monte on your way to the beautiful port of Bari. Included in your Italy vacation are a number of surprising stops, including the fascinating Castellana Grotte limestone caves, the conical-roofed houses of Alberobello, and Lecce’s baroque architecture. You’ll also enjoy an excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca with its art nouveau beach huts, and Gallipoli’s underground olive presse, and winding streets above.

Your budget Italy experience is never short on great food and drink. Learn about regional wines on your visit to a Primitivo wine cellar in Manduria.

Before returning to Naples, enjoy a leisurely stay in Fasano – surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Your affordable Italy tour of the Apulia region of Italy ends where it began – in Naples – where authentic Napoli pizza and espresso await your return!


NAPLES – Guided sightseeing
BARI – Orientation
CASTELLANA GROTTE – Visit the limestone caves
ALBEROBELLO – See the Trulli houses
SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA – Orientation drive
GALLIPOLI – Visit Frantoio Ipogeo
LECCE – Visit
MANDURIA – Visit a wine cellar
OSTUNI – Visit
OLIVE MILL – Visit, olive oil tasting and light lunch

Headsets throughout the tour.

Starting at $1299 Per Person

* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos). 6270



Hotel as shown or similar

Holiday Inn Naples is located right in the Centro Direzionale business district, a perfect position to get to the train station Naples Garibaldi (15 minutes by car) and Amalfi coast (1 hour drive). All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, safe, and work desk, and many overlook the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.



Hotel as shown or similar

Hotel Excelsior is just 100 meters from Bari’s shopping area and a 3-minute walk from the rear entrance of the train station. All rooms are equipped with elegant furniture, parquet floors, comfortable beds, and free Wi-Fi. The Excelsior’s rooms are spread throughout eight floors, all offering windows overlooking the courtyard and a private road. Each guestroom features a marble bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer.



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Grand Hotel Tiziano offers an outdoor pool with a large sun terrace, just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Lecce. It features a restaurant, poolside bar, free parking and free WiFi throughout.



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Hotel Sierra Silvana in the heart of Selva di Fasano, on the outskirts of Salento, consists of five houses surrounded by a large Mediterranean garden where there are also 4 beautiful trulli.In its Mediterranean Garden the 120 rooms are gathered in 5 abodes plunged into plants and trees of different species: here lie 7 trulli too, for guests who want to spend some days in these pretty cone-shaped houses.

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

Escorting tours for more than 5 years

“Buongiorno everyone! I’m Francesco Nardin and I’ve been rendering my services as a Cosmos Tour Director in Italy, Greece,South France and Spain. Following in the footsteps of my parents,I’ve always loved travelling and exploring new countries, meeting new people and cultures. Clients need to know what Italy is, what is the feeling of the Mediterranean breeze and how much we can offer to them… this is why I’m here, to create memories and to turn travel dreams into real experiences. Bellissimo!”

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Apulia, the Heel of Italy