The ideal holiday package to discover the charming South of Puglia at an easy pace from the so-called "Florence of the South".
You will be based in a central 4* hotel in Lecce and, from there, you will easily reach Otranto, Gallipoli, Nardò and Galatina using public transports.

 

What´s included:

- 7 nights B&B in a standard double room in a 4* hotel in Lecce
- private return airport transfers
- rickshaw tour of Lecce
- Light lunch with wine tasting in Brindisi

 Extras

- Flights
- All transportation to/from excursions is at own expense and can be done by local train. Private transfers can be arranged at a supplement.

Room/property types

Features

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Selected hotels

4* Hotel Delle Palme

Hotel Delle Palme is located a 10-minute walk from the historic centre of Lecce, within easy reach of the railway station and bus stops. It offers free WiFi throughout and free parking.

Rooms at Hotel delle Palme are spacious and air conditioned, and come with a LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

A buffet breakfast composed of sweet and savoury dishes is served every day. Hotel Delle Palme´s large restaurant serves typical meals of the popular Salento area, together with classic Italian and international dishes.

4* 8piuhotel

Set in the Porta Napoli district of Lecce, 8piuhotel is a 4-star design hotel offering a free fitness centre and modern accommodation with high-technology devices and free WiFi.

Guest rooms and junior suites are air conditioned and come with Simmons® mattresses, a pillow menu and mood lights. You will also find a flat-screen TV with free Sky and Mediaset Premium channels, together with a bathroom featuring a rainfall shower with chromotherapy.

The buffet breakfast includes both sweet and savoury food such as croissants, hams and cheese, together with cereal and yoghurt. A vending machine is also available for snacks and drinks when you wish.

Check in times

Check in from 2.00 pm

Other information

Suggested excursions:

Boat excursions along the Ionian coast

Porto Selvaggio and Santa Caterina

Exceptional for sea lovers, this excursion lets you discover the most beautiful coves of the Ionian Coast. Boat trip from Porto Cesareo to Santa Caterina. Swimming and snorkeling (optional) in the wonderful bay of Porto Selvaggio and Torre Uluzzo.

Drinks and dive masks will be available on board (included in price).

During the tour there will be an environmental guide or a marine biologist, who will explain the natural beauty of the coast and of the sea bottom.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

Suggested equipment: swimsuits, beach towels, hat and sun cream.

Available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Morning from 09.30 to 12.30  Afternoon: from 15.00 to 18.00.

Punta Prosciutto, Porto Cesareo & Greek Roman site

In a single morning, you will navigate along the 30 km. of coastline that characterize the Protected Marine Area from Porto Cesareo to Punta Prosciutto.

Stops planned during the excursion:

- Torre Castiglione and Punta Prosciutto: chance to swim in one of the best coastline stretches of Puglia.

- Isola della Chianca: second chance to dip into crystal clear waters (max depth 1.50 m).

- Greek-Roman columns: chance to see from the boat or by snorkelling an underwater archaeological site

- Isola dei Conigli: chance to walk on the island and explore its coves

Included in the price: professional guide, masks for snorkeling, soft drinks and snacks.

Available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Morning : from 09.00 to 12.30 - afternoon: 15:00 to 18:00.

Santa Maria di Leuca and its sea caves

Departure from Porto Cesareo every Thursday at 08:30 am. Meeting with the guide and transfer by coach to Leuca. Arrival and boat ride to visit the caves. The transparency of the water makes this stretch of the Ionian coast one of the most beautiful ones in Apulia. There will be a chance to swim. Once back to the port, the excursion will continue with a guided tour of Leuca: the nineteenth-century Art Nouveau villas, the Shrine of St. Maria De Finibus Terrae, the Lighthouse and the end of the Apulian Aqueduct with its magnificent staircase.

Duration: 5 hours

Thursday morning from 08.30 to 13.30.

 

What´s included

  • Boat tour
  • Professional English speaking skipper

Extras

  • Transfer from/to port
  • Anything else not included in the above section

 Lecce Street Food Tour

Explore Lecce and its most suggestive and authentic places with an expert guide. Meet food & wine producers and discover the genuine local culinary culture while tasting typical local products in a sensorial experience between culture, arts, taste and folklore.

What´s included

  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Tasting of various local products

Extras

  • Private transfers

Cookery class in a masseria

Spend a half day in the wonderful setting of a XVII century masseria, surrounded by lush nature, and learn the secrets of traditional Apulian cuisine with a local chef.

What´s included

  • Cookery class at the masseria
  • Lunch (or dinner): 3-course meal, including wine, water and coffee
  • Private transfers

Policies & disclaimers

A deposit of 30% is required at time of booking.

Cancellations received within 30 days of departure date are subject to the following penalties on the land portion:

    Up to 4 weeks prior to departure, any deposit will be forfeited.
    29-15 days - 25% of the cost of the holiday per person is forfeited;
    14-5 days - 50% of the cost of the holiday per person is forfeited;
    4-0 days - 100% of the cost of the holiday per person is forfeited.

The above mentioned conditions may vary in high season months according to the accommodation properties’ cancellation policies. All cancellation charges apply to each person covered by a booking.

Balances are due 4 weeks before departure.
Payments are only accepted via electronic bank transfer.
Prices, taxes & availability are subject to change.
Travel documents will be sent in digital format 2 weeks before departure.

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Please note that room prices listed are estimates and the full price of the booking will not be calculated until you have added a room or rooms to your selection.
 
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Monday, 07 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Thursday, 10 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Friday, 11 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Saturday, 12 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Sunday, 13 December 2020
Lecce Street Food Tour€45.00     Monday, 14 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Monday, 07 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Tuesday, 08 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Wednesday, 09 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Thursday, 10 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Friday, 11 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Saturday, 12 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Sunday, 13 December 2020
Cookery class in a masseria€190.00     Monday, 14 December 2020

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