Travelling solo and where to go
01/02/2019 · By Jack Stacey
The art of travelling solo is a time-honoured tradition stretching back to the first days of tourism.Read more
No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures.
2020 Tour code: 20PUF
About the tour
Situated in the 'heel' of Italy, lesser-known Puglia is a glorious region of labyrinthine ports, white-washed villages and ancient historical dwellings. Take in its fabulous attractions during your all inclusive eight-day holiday.
Depart on your flight to Bari then transfer to the 4* Pietrablu Resort & Spa, which enjoys a splendid coastal setting close to Polignano a Mare. Puglia is nicknamed the 'wine cellar of Italy', and you may notice that the railway lines run through the middle of vineyards and olive groves. The region's rugged, bright coastline is home to secluded, deserted beaches - landing points for 2,000 years of invasion - and there is an unhurried and relaxed way of life here, as you will see in the day-to-day activities of friendly locals. Your stay is on an all inclusive basis, and after checking and enjoying lunch, you are free to unwind before dinner this evening.
Please Note: For Departures 20PUF12a, 20PUF13a, 20PUF14a & 20PUF16a you will stay at the Riva Marina Resort in Carovigno.
Enhance your holiday
90% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 68 verified reviews
Mr M English
Excellent value. Superb tour manager.
Mr D Baker
All arrangements went smoothly, the accommodation at the Pietrablu resort was comfortable and well appointed, the food was outstanding. The facilities were excellent including outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi as well as sauna, steam room and showers for free. Massage and other treatments were available at a price. Drinks were also included all day. Pietrablu is situated on a rocky beach, so sea swimming was also available. The location of the accommodation was rather remote but there was a free bus service to the local port. The tours were interesting and well planned, with time for exploring as well as conducted visits. It is a most interesting part of Italy and well worth visiting. I would have given it 5 stars but for the inconvenience of the very early start.
Weather was perfect
Well organised with a attentive tour manager
Well organised with first class guide. Some visits a little too long for me but not bad enough drop a star rating.
The holiday was very good, but the hotel was a long way from anywhere else and there was nowhere to walk, which reduced options for the free days.
Escorted Holidays by Rail: Europe, UK & Cruise 2020
The coastal gems of undiscovered Italy