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Situated in the ‘heel’ of this boot-shaped country, Bari is famous for its beaches, old town and fabulous food. The surrounding area of Puglia is home to many intriguing attractions, such as the unusual conical ‘trullo’ houses that are scattered across this landscape and the mysterious Sassi caves in the atmospheric troglodyte town of Matera.
















Цена: € 39 на възрастен, € 27 на дете


Duration: 4 hours


This interesting tour of Bari gives you a chance to take a leisurely walk around the historical quarter of “Bari Vecchia” and its medieval architecture. A visit to the Basilica of St. Nicholas, which was built in honour of Bari’s patron saint, is included. Founded towards the end of the 11th century A.D., the basilica has now been an important religious pilgrimage site for nearly a millennium. An exterior viewing of Bari’s old Norman castle is also on the tour itinerary. You will have some free time to spend as you wish before the tour is rounded out with a quick trip around the city’s modern district. The tour ends with your return to the ship.






Цена: € 50 на възрастен, € 35 на дете


Duration: 4.5 hours


A 1-hour coach ride takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello, located in the Murge region, in the “boot heel” of Italy. This area is famous for its distinctive rounded stone houses with pointed conical dome roofs, known as “trulli”. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the delightful streets of this most unusual village, with a visit to St. Antonio, the only “trullo” church in the world. Time permitting, we will embark on a short sightseeing bus tour of Bari before returning to the port.






Цена: € 50 на възрастен, € 35 на дете


Duration: approx. 4 hours


Enjoy a 1-hour drive to Matera, the city of the weird and wonderful “Sassi”, caves and the first town in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. These caves were inhabited from the Neolithic times right up until 1952. Perhaps because of its unique and tangible history, the atmosphere here is extraordinary and the place exudes a mystic air. We will either visit a furnished Sassi cave museum house or one rocky church that are symbol of the local culture. Many film directors have chosen to set films in Matera as it is such an evocative place and Mel Gibson’s controversial film, “The Passion of the Christ”, was shot here.

Please note: guests will be met by guides in Matera; the bus drive is not guided. This tour is not suitable for passengers who experience mobility problems; long periods of walking.






Цена: € 40 на възрастен, € 28 на дете


Duration: 3.5 hours


If you fancy a break from sightseeing, why not spend some leisure time lounging on a sunny beach. A 20-minute coach ride will take you to a seaside hotel where loungers, chairs and umbrellas will be at your disposal and a soft drink is included in the excursion.

Please note: this tour is run from June through all September.






Цена: € 45 на възрастен, € 32 на дете


Duration: 4 hours


Leave the port for an hour’s drive to the Caves of Castellana where we will meet our guide for a fantastic subterranean journey through the cave complex. The caves were first explored in 1938, although their existence had been known since the XVIII century. At 60 metres deep, marvel at the cave chambers and the myriad of alabaster stalagmites and stalactites encrusted with calcite crystals. Back above ground we will travel on to Polignano a Mare, a lovely village perched high on a rock with wonderful views over the sea. Choose a guided tour of the village or to explore the pretty whitewashed streets on your own, meandering under the flowered arches and enjoying the hillside terrace that overlook the sea.

Please note: excursion not recommended for guests who are claustrophobic or with mobility problems. The itinerary inside the caves is on uneven, slippery path.