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SEDUCTIVE SOUTHERN ITALY

Adventure from the Amalfi coast to Puglia on the ultimate Southern Italy tour.

Destination
Starts at

Naples

Destination
Ends at

Lecce

Destination
Duration

10 days

Destination
Group Size

Maximum 14

Destination
Physical Rating

easy Information

Destination
Style

discovery Information

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

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

Your Itinerary

Accommodation

Hotel Palazzo Salgar

Activities Included
  • Welcome dinner

Accommodation

Hotel Sole Splendid, Maiori

Activities Included
  • Naples street food tour

Accommodation

Hotel Sole Splendid, Maiori

Activities Included
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Accommodation

Corte San Pietro

Activities Included
  • Matera walking tour

Accommodation

Cala Ponte Hotel

Activities Included
  • Alberobello guided tour
  • Locorotondo visit
  • Itria Valley e-bike tour

Accommodation

Cala Ponte Hotel

Activities Included
  • -

Accommodation

President Hotel

Activities Included
  • Castellana Caves visit
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Ostuni walking tour

Accommodation

President Hotel

Activities Included
  • Otranto private tour
  • Santa Maria di Leuca private tour

Accommodation

President Hotel

Activities Included
  • Lecce walking tour
  • Farewell dinner

Accommodation

Activities Included
  • -

What's Included

  • 1 night Matera cave accommodation
  • 8 nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Naples street food tour
  • 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
  • City tax (to be paid at accommodation. Ranges from €2.50 to €4.50 per person per night)

Customer Reviews

Accommodation

Hotel Palazzo Salgar

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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

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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

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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

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

President Hotel

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This recently renovated four-star hotel, in the beautiful baroque centre of Lecce, has been a bastion of Italian hospitality in the city since 1973. From the elegant marble stylings of the lobby to the clean, crisp and very spacious rooms, the President will keep you rested, refreshed and ready to explore Lecce. Don’t forget to fuel up on local delicacies like friselle al pomodoro and pasticciotti leccesi at breakfast!

COVID Safety

Your safety and wellbeing are our top priority, so we’ve put the following measures in place on all our TRIPS:

  • Our average group size is 10 people (max 18), which gives you all the security of being in a group whilst avoiding a crowd.
  • Where possible, we use small/ boutique accommodation – this means fewer guests and reduced exposure to other travellers.
  • We require all accommodation providers to share protocols around the extra health and hygiene measures they are taking.
  • Included activities are exclusive to our group wherever possible, to minimise contact with others.
  • Covid-19 negative test results or vaccine certificates may be required. Please check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.
  • We recommend you confirm all guidance on official government sites and check that you are able to travel with your travel insurance issuer. Your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against government advice. Our travel experts can assist you in finding this information.

Important Info

  • City tax prices are as follows, per person per night: €4.50 Naples, €4 Maiori, €4 Matera, €2.50 Ostuni and €4 Lecce.
  • Our 2025 itinerary will include a few changes to the itienrary, including one change of hotel. In 2025 we will not be visiting Castellana Caves, there will be no e-bike tour in Puglia and our visit to Santa Maria di Leuca will be replaced by a trip to Gallipoli. Please get in touch to find out more.
    You must be aged 25 years or over to join this trip.
  • Please be sure to check whether or not you need a visa to enter the country you're travelling to. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions for further information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or accessibility requirements, please notify our Customer Support team as soon as possible.
  • We won't charge you extra if you travel alone – you'll be allocated a twin room with another traveller of the same gender.
  • To upgrade to a private room, share a room with a friend, or book pre- and post-trip accommodation and/or airport transfers, please contact our Customer Support team.
  • Please be aware that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers.
  • Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. While unlikely, these changes can happen due to circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure minimal impact on your experience.
  • Please be aware images on this page are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect your itinerary exactly.
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