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Adventure from the Amalfi coast to Puglia on the ultimate Southern Italy tour.
Starts AtNaples
Ends AtLecce
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Starts AtNaples
Ends AtLecce
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
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About Your Trip

Discover clifftop villages, secluded beaches and authentic Italian cuisine on this 10-day journey across southern Italy. Starting in Naples, you’ll venture south to Salerno, gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Your trip continues inland towards Puglia, stopping in Matera en route – a city renowned for its network of ancient cave dwellings carved into a hillside. After a night in the atmospheric beach town of Polignano a Mare, you’ll move on to Lecce – often labelled the Florence of the South due to its gorgeous array of baroque architecture – for the final leg of your adventure. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Sample delicious street food on a culinary tour of Naples
  • 2
    Explore the spectacular beauty of the Amalfi Coast
  • 3
    Explore the ancient hilltop town of Matera, featured in the latest James Bond movie
  • 4
    Meander through the Itria Valley by e-bike
  • 5
    Relax on the secluded beaches of Polignano a Mare

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • One night Matera cave accommodation
  • Eight nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Nine breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Naples street food tour
  • Altamura visit
  • Bakery workshop
  • Matera walking tour
  • Alberobello guided tour
  • Locorotondo visit
  • Itria Valley e-bike tour
  • Castellana Caves visit
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Ostuni walking tour
  • Otranto private tour
  • Santa Maria di Leuca private tour
  • Lecce walking tour

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination


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        Hotel Palazzo Salgar (or similar)

        Overlooking the Port of Naples, this white-marble hotel is ideally located within easy walking distance of the most significant landmarks in the city, such as Naples Cathedral and Porta Capuana. Expect comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with modern furnishings, plus a gym, sauna and Turkish bath.

        Hotel Sole Splendid (or similar)

        This charming little hotel is right on the water’s edge of the quintessential Amalfi Coast town of Maiori, with its own stretch of private beach just steps away. Southwest-facing rooms are flooded with natural light, elegantly furnished and individually decked out with prettily patterned floor tiles. 

        Corte San Pietro (or similar)

        This charming guesthouse, in the historic Sassi district of Matera, is beautifully set in restored limestone cave dwellings and centred around a tufa stone courtyard. Inside, monochromatic rooms feature local stone, wood and iron, infusing the ancient heritage of the building with refined, contemporary touches.

        Cala Ponte Hotel (or similar)

        Make the most of the magnificent swimming pool and private gardens at this stylish resort on the Adriatic Coast – the perfect place to switch off and soak up the Puglian sunshine. Whitewashed bungalows offer luxuriously comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms with rainfall showers.

        Arthotel & Park Lecce (or similar)

        This colourfully decorated hotel, built using materials sourced from the Salento peninsula, is flanked by a 2ha (5-acre) park dotted with citrus, fig, olive and pomegranate trees. Choose between two pools – indoor or outdoor – and take advantage of the Fluxus Spa wellness centre and the gourmet-style ArteCraz!a restaurant.

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: