May 16, 2022 Mary-Anne Brasachio

Enchanting Puglia – Italy At It’s Best!

A large region with so much to offer, it’s little wonder that Puglia has risen to become a regular in the ‘top ten’ list of Mediterranean tourist destinations.

Well-known are the Trulli conical houses, old white villages built in the local limestone material as Ostuni, towns dominating fiords and reflecting in the blue Mediterranean sea such as Polignano A Mare, and baroque towns like beautiful Lecce.

But there’s so much to enjoy once you move away from popular tourist destinations, towards uncrowded and undiscovered locations. Enchanting spots where you can admire and contemplate incredible landscapes, become accustomed to a quiet and simple daily hamlet life, taste local food delicacies and enjoy a coffee or a gelato in a tranquil bar.

All this and so much more feature’s on Ormina Tour’s new Enchanting Pugliaguided tour itinerary. An 8 day bucket-lister requiring only a $150AUD pp deposit to book.

The Highlights

Experience the region’s ‘must see’ towns including Grottaglie, Lecce,

Otranto, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare (pictured above)

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Matera (pictured) and Alberobello.

Enjoy entrance to the Basilica di Santa Croce and Duomo



Experiences on this tour also include guided sightseeing of Lecce and Castellana Caves, a private cooking class to make traditional orecchiette, a guided tour with wine pairings at a local winery followed by lunch, a visit to the charming seaside villages of the Salento Peninsula, a private boat excursion in Santa Maria di Leuca and entrance to Casa Grotta & Chiesa Rupestre and Trullo Sovrano!


8 days from $4,890 AUD pp






Why Ormina Tours?

Each year, Ormina Tours pore over Europe’s most awe-inspiring cities and its hidden treasures, refining their itineraries, tailoring their excursions and reviewing their hotels and restaurants to offer our guests new moments worth savouring. They do this because they are driven to deliver unique and unforgettable experiences that delight your senses.
Here are just some of the reasons why they lead the small group journey market:

Ormina’s set departure tours are limited to 10 guests, the smallest group size on the market. Meaning a more intimate experience with like-minded travellers, a seamless journey and greater flexibility on tour.

One night is never enough, which is why Ormina’s well-designed itineraries focus on 2 and 3 night stays. This makes your experience more leisurely, relaxed and well-paced, with plenty of leisure time for self-discovery.

Ormina only uses exquisite 4 and 5 star hotels on their small group journeys. All city hotels are centrally located within a short walking distance to POI, while country properties allude a unique charm.

There are no hidden costs or optional extras with Ormina tours. All sightseeing, admissions and transfers are included as per the itinerary. You’ll only need to cover meals not specified, city taxes on hotel stays and personal expenses.




*Limited time offer. $150 AUD per person risk-free deposit. Flat deposit amount for all bookings. Cancel for any reason up to 90 days prior and your deposit value is converted to a future travel credit. Cancellation less than 90 days prior to the first service is subject to normal cancellation terms. Not applicable for any non-refundable rates confirmed within the booking. These rates may incur additional deposit amounts and cancellation fees which will be agreed upon at the time of booking. The deposit must be paid with funds received by Ormina Tours to be eligible for promotional terms. If the deposit has not been paid prior to the end of the campaign, the booking is subject to our normal deposit amounts and terms. Offer valid from 1 January 2022 for a limited time. Deposit terms are agreed upon booking confirmation and are confirmed for the life of the booking. Bookings confirmed during the promotional period will continue to adhere to the promotion’s terms even when travel happens post the completion of the promotion. Unless otherwise agreed, travel credits are valid for 12 months from date of cancellation.


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