9 days

From $4,300

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Summary

Basilicata and Puglia offer rich histories, both with outstanding monuments that date from the Neolithic period right up to the modern age. Greeks planted wealthy colonies, which were subsumed in the Roman Empire and later incorporated into the Byzantine Catepanate of Italy. While the Greek influence on the region is unmistakable, the Norman conquest under William de Hauteville in the 11th century left an incredible mark on the area, producing some of the most splendid castles still extant in Italy. Along with the wealth of history left by the Magna Graecia, this area is a showcase for fascinating troglodytic dwellings, Byzantine churches and Norman castles. It is also the home of Horace and the land where Hannibal won his most famous victory.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the charming white-washed trulli houses of Alberobello
  • Explore ancient Matera, which was crowned the 2019 European Capital of Culture and setting for Mel Gibson's blockbuster, "Passion of the Christ"
  • Experience the wonderful Baroque city of Lecce and its many historic sights
  • Pay a visit to Castel del Monte, the most spectacular castle in all of southern Italy

Today's Price
$4,300

Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $410

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

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Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Matera
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
September 3 2021 ABAP210903 September 3 2021 (Friday) September 11 2021 (Saturday) Dr Eireann Marshall $4,175
(ex. flights)
$500 $345 Book Now
April 12 2022 ABAP220412 April 12 2022 (Tuesday) April 20 2022 (Wednesday) Dr Eireann Marshall $4,300
(ex. flights)
$500 $410 Book Now
April 26 2022 ABAP220426 April 26 2022 (Tuesday) May 4 2022 (Wednesday) Dr Jamie Sewell $4,300
(ex. flights)
$500 $410 Book Now
September 27 2022 ABAP220927 September 27 2022 (Tuesday) October 5 2022 (Wednesday) Dr Eireann Marshall $4,300
(ex. flights)
$500 $410 Book Now
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