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Enchanting Puglia Family Trip
June 23-29, 2024

$2,850

Enchanting Puglia Family Trip – June 2024

Join us for magical 6 night/ 7 day journey with your loved ones as you join our exclusive family group trip to Puglia, Italy. Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Puglia is a picturesque region known for its sun-kissed landscapes, charming villages, and delectable cuisine. This week-long adventure is meticulously crafted to offer a perfect blend of cultural immersion, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences for every member of the family.

This trip can be combined with our Kids Alpine Summer Camp and/or our Retreat through the Italian Alps, Rivieria and Piedmont trips!

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ITINERARY


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Day 0 - Saturday, June 22: Fly from the US to Bari, Italy

Day 1 - Sunday, June 23: Arrival in Bari, Italy

Upon arrival, you will have a private transfer from Bari International Airport to your seaside resort on the Puglia coast. You will have time to rest and relax before a welcome talk and dinner tonight at the resort. Overnight at seaside resort near Monopoli

Day 2 - Monday, June 24: Coastal Boat Tour & Swimming

Today will be a relaxed morning for you and your family to unwind and enjoy the sun at the pristine beaches of the Adriatic Sea near to the resort. In the afternoon, we will experience the crystal-clear waters some more with a private boat tour along the coast and the opportunity to swim at some hidden beaches along the shore.Overnight at seaside resort near Monopoli

Day 3 - Tuesday, June 25: Alberbello Wine & Olive Oil

Today we will travel to the famed trulli area of Apulia and the lush Valle d’Itria. Blanketed with vineyards and olive groves, this valley is dotted with hundreds of trulli, traditional dry-stone structures with conical roofs that were used by Apulian farmers. We will stop along the way for olive oil and wine tastings followed by a visit to the incredible town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The pleasant and vivacious atmosphere of smaller Apulian towns will give you a profound exposure to the big heart of Southern Italy. Overnight at seaside resort near Monopoli

Day 4 - Wednesday, June 26: Bari & Castel del Monte

Today we will explore Bari with a family-friendly bike ride through its historical center (options available for non-bike riders). There you will still find local women making their fresh pasta (orecchiette) and selling it from their home windows. We will then venture to Castel del Monte to learn its mysterious history. The whole family will be fascinated by this octagonal shaped building that is considered a genius example of Medieval architecture with its hidden symbols that have engaged scholars for centuries. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and not to be missed. Overnight at seaside resort near Monopoli

Day 5 - Thursday, June 27: Donkey Farm Visit & Water Park

Today will be an usual and fun cultural experience that will arouse the senses of whole family - a visit to a donkey farm. Integral to the agricultural way of life in Italy, these affection animals will endear themselves to you with their sweet eyes and the fun games they play. Our visit will include a short trek around the farm by donkey for those interested in riding. Later today, we will have the opportunity to visit the largest waterpark in Southern Italy where the kids are bound to wear themselves out from all the fun! Overnight at seaside resort near Monopoli

Day 6 - Friday, June 28: Polignano a Mare & Countryside Tuk Tuk Tour

Today we will visit the charming coastal village of Polignano a Mare. Known for its stunning cliffs, historic architecture and most importantly for kids of all ages, it’s delicious ice cream. After free time to explore, we will board tuk tuks for a unique tour of the countryside near to the area. We will stop along the way to admire the rolling hills, ancient farms, and some medieval villages of this area up close. Overnight at seaside resort near Monopoli

Day 7 – Saturday, June 29: Departure

A group transfer this morning to Bari International Airport is included. The transfer will be in time for anyone catching the AM flight from Bari to Milan to continue on to Kids Alpine Summer Camp and/or Parents Retreat through the Alps, Riveria and Piedmont trips. A private transfer can be arranged for any participants leaving later in the day (not included).



INFORMATION


Trip Details:
6 nights at seaside resort near Monopoli
TOTAL: 6 nights, 7 days

Price: $2,850 USD per person (double occupancy), 12 minimum
$675 supplement per child (under age 12) staying in same room with 2 adults

What is included in the trip

  • Private transfers upon arrival
  • Accommodation at a seaside resort including breakfast and dinner with wine every day
  • Group transportation in a deluxe private bus
  • Private boat tour, tuk tuk tour and bike tour
  • Entrance fees, tickets and tastings per the itinerary
  • Group transfer upon departure

What is not included

  • International airfare
  • Flight from Brindisi (Puglia) to Milan
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and local guides
  • Travel insurance

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