Apulia & Sicily Highlights

Self-drive Tour

17 nights / 18 days

Apulia (Puglia) and Sicily Highlights

FLY & DRIVE

Daily Departure
From March to October

This 18-day itinerary covers two of southern Italy’s most stunning regions: Puglia and Sicily.

It begins in Puglia with visits to the cone-shaped Trulli homes of Alberobello and the ancient cave dwellings in Matera. Then head to Lecce to see Baroque architecture and Roman ruins.

The trip ends in Sicily with a drive around this Mediterranean island while visiting its many highlights.

Price p.p. from
2500
EUR
The amount will be charged in EUR
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What's Included

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Alberobello
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Lecce
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Bari
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Palermo
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Marsala
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Agrigento
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Syracuse
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Taormina

Breakfast daily

Rental Car & Flight

  • A self-driven rental car for 8 days; inclusive of Insurance based on 4 persons sharing 1 car. Pick up and drop off at Bari Airport.
  • Flight in Economy class from Bari to Palermo.
  • A self-driven rental car for 10 days; inclusive of Insurance based on 4 persons sharing 1 car. Pick up at Palermo Airport and drop off at Catania Airport.

Activities Included

  • Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour.
  • Lecce: Private Home Cooking Class.
  • Lecce: 3-Hour Walking Tour.
  • Bari: Private Walking Tour with Focaccia Tasting.
  • Palermo: Monreale and Mondello Private Tour with Street Food.
  • Agrigento: Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra Private Tour.
  • Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Private Tour.
  • Taormina: Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour.
  • From Taormina: Full-Day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour.

Optional Activities

  • Matera: 2-Hour Guided Tour of Sassi.
  • From Bari: Castel del Monte Tour by Minivan.
  • Marsala: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal.
  • Piazza Armerina: Roman Villa del Casale Mosaics Tour.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Bari Airport & pick-up your Rental car.

Day 2 : Alberobello Tour: Rione Monti & Aia Piccola.

Day 3 : Day Trip to Matera.

Day 4 : Alberobello to Lecce – Cooking Class.

Day 5 : Lecce City Tour.

Day 6 : Lecce to Bari – Food Tour.

Day 7 : Bari Free Day.

Day 8 : Flight from Bari to Palermo & pick up your Rental Car.

Day 9 : Guided Tour of Palermo – Visit Monreale.

Day 10 : Drive from Palermo to Marsala – Visit Erice.

Day 11 : Marsala & Wine Tasting – Drive to Agrigento.

Day 12 : Guided Tour of Valley of the Temples.

Day 13 : Drive from Agrigento to Syracuse – Tour Villa Romana del Casale.

Day 14 : Explore Syracuse – Day Trip to Noto.

Day 15 : Day Trip from Syracuse to Ragusa Ibla, Modica, & Scicli.

Day 16 : Drive from Syracuse to Taormina.

Day 17 : From Taormina: Mount Etna Hike

Day 18 : End of your trip at Catania Airport.

Download PDF - Detailed Itinerary

Accommodation

Wake up, in the accommodation type of your choice and enjoy another day of exploration.

COMFORT

These are in well-appointed comfort hotels. All rooms are with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is always provided and is included in the price.

QUALITY

These are in quality four-star hotels or the best hotels available at each location at the time of booking. All rooms are with private shower or bath and WC.

LUXURY

These are in luxury or charming hotels. All rooms are with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is always provided and is included in the price.

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Italy.
  • City Tax and Meals & Beverages.
  • Entrance fees to Attractions (unless otherwise stated).
  • Fees for ferries, tunnels, toll roads, parking of any kind or any other miscellaneous driving expenses.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (highly recommended).
  • Tips and gratuities to drivers and local guides.

Price p.p. from
2500
EUR
The amount will be charged in EUR

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