Southern Italy Escape
Imagine spending time in Italy’s most beloved locations without the higher costs and bigger crowds associated with busy travel season. Join us on a cultural and culinary adventure of Southern Italy’s wonderful gems. Start with a stroll in Sorrento, one of the most beautiful settings facing the Bay of Naples; travel to the Adriatic coastal resort of Trani; and overnight in the Apulian capital of Bari on the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Be sure to sample the local focaccia after your tour of St. Nicolas’ Church! In Alberobello, take a tour of the traditional Trullo houses—whitewashed, circular homes, with classic conical roofs. Admire the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares of Lecce, and visit the Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica to understand why Lecce is called the “Florence of the South.” A scenic drive brings you to the rocky outcrop of Matera—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Casa Grotto to learn all about the Sassi houses, thought to be among the first human settlements in Italy.Continue your Italian vacation to the charismatic Naples, birthplace of Neapolitan pizza. Here, enjoy guided sightseeing, which includes a visit to the fascinating Archaeological Museum. Join us in the off season and escape to Southern Italy’s off-the-beaten-path locales.
Highlights of Southern Italy Escape
Price Details US
All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.
Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Historic Centre of Naples|The Sassi of Matera (See only)|The Trulli of Alberobello
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN SORRENTO, ITALY Welcome to Sorrento! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
SORRENTO SORRENTO Orientation walk of the old town. Free time (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Sorrento with an excursion to charming Positano. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus
SORRENTO–TRANI–BARI TRANI Stop in the seaside resort en route to Bari. (B) 193 mi / 310 km
BARI. EXCURSION TO ALBEROBELLO BARI Guided walking tour includes the Old Town, San Nicola's Church, and [LF] local focaccia tasting.ALBEROBELLO Guided walking tour includes visit to a Trullo, one of the conical houses famous for their unique cone design. (B,D) 81 mi / 130 km
BARI–LECCE LECCE Guided walking tour includes Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. Free time. (B) 93 mi / 150 km
LECCE–MATERA MATERA Guided walking tour includes visit to Casa Grotta. (B,D) 112 mi / 180km
MATERA–NAPLES Scenic drive en route to Naples. (B) 162 mi / 260 km
NAPLES NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes the Galleria Umberto, Piazza Plebiscito and the Archaeological Museum. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
NAPLES Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto||Set in its own lush garden, the hotel features 120 air-conditioned guestrooms complete with safe, satellite TV, and mini-bar. Amenities include a contemporary restaurant with international and regional menus and panoramic roof-top terrace with swimming pool and snack bar.||Sorrento||Via Degli Aranci, 108||First-Class|
|2||Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni||Located in one of the most elegant areas of Bari seafront, the Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni blends tradition and modernity. This stylish resort is an established luxury landmark in the Levantine city and combines history and spirituality building a bridge between East and West. It offers a spectacular rooftop swimming pool with hydro-massage tub and a panoramic view over the sea, and two restaurants which stand out for their refined cuisine that combines the traditional Mediterranean diet with the most innovative trends of contemporary international cuisine. Overlooking the Adriatic sea, this property has its own access to a private beach and it is the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Bari.||Bari||Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 7/9||Superior First-Class|
|3||Hilton Garden Inn Lecce||Set in a quiet residential area in the heart of the Salentine Peninsula, just a short distance away from the stunning attractions of Lecce's historic city center also known as 'The Florence of the South'. This contemporary hotel boasts a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, Beauty & Spa facility and a seasonal rooftop outdoor swimming pool with views of the city skyline. All 143 rooms are designed for extra comfort with self-adjusting Garden Sleep System® beds, air-conditioning, coffee/tea making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi access. A full-service restaurant offers inspired Italian cuisine in a contemporary and refined atmosphere, a variety of snacks and refreshments can be found at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry and the trendy looking bar offers drinks and light bites in stylish surroundings.||Lecce||Via Cosimo De Giorgi 62||Superior First-Class|
|4||Hotel Del Campo||Set in a former 18th century aristocratic residence with beautiful ancient gardens, this charming property is located just outside the centre of Matera within easy reach of the Sassi UNESCO site. It offers large rooms, all of which are located in a new wing and feature parquet floors, air conditioning, and Free Wi-Fi. The hotel Restaurant serves delicious local specialities in the historic dining room together with an extensive choice of traditional wines from Basilicata.||Matera||Anngolo Via Lucrezio and Via Gravina||Superior First-Class|
|5||Starhotel Terminus||The Terminus hotel offers a 4 star retreat from everyday life in the midst of lively Naples. It is located in a strategic location just steps from the metro L1 stop Garibaldi, which offers easy transport to reach the main attractions of the city.||Napoli||Piazza Garibaldi 91||First-Class|