Itinerary

Mon 29 Jul

Arrive late morning in Bari and transfer to Martina Franca (approx. 75 minutes). Check-in at the 4-star Park Hotel San Michele, conveniently located close to the centre. Spend the afternoon at leisure before dinner in a local restaurant.

Tue 30 Jul

Start the day with guided visits to two picturesque local towns, Alberobello and Locorotondo. Famed for its many ‘trulli’, Alberobello is deservedly an UNESCO World Heritage Site. No less impressive is Locorotondo which has the accolade of being “one of the most beautiful villages in Italy”. Return to Martina Franca for lunch at leisure followed by a midafternoon treat at the nearby winery ‘I Pàstini’, known for its white wines. Relax back at the hotel before the short walk to the Palazzo Ducale for the evening’s opera performance.

Wed 31 Jul

Join your guide this morning for a visit to the medieval hillside town of Ostuni, known as the ‘White City’. Explore this unique town - in particular the impressive 15th-century Gothic cathedral - before lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Martina Franca where the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish before the late evening performance.

Thu 1 Aug

A half-day excursion starts with a guided tour of the ancient town of Conversano with its medieval castle and cathedral. This is followed by a short journey to the coastal town of Polignano a Mare which combines charming, whitewashed streets, crystal clear waters and impressive views of the Adriatic Sea. It is the birth place of Domenico Modugno, who wrote the hugely popular song ‘Volare’. After returning to the hotel, the afternoon and dinner are at leisure before a special evening performance in a local masseria (farmhouse).

Fri 2 Aug

Morning transfer to the airport for the homeward flight.

Programme

30 Jul 21.00

ECUBA ManfroceInc

D: Pier Luigi Pizzi

C: Fabio Luisi

Cast: tbc

Venue: Palazzo Ducale

New production

31 Jul 21.00

IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO CimarosaInc

D: Pier Luigi Pizzi

C: Michele Spotti

Cast: tbc

Venue: Palazzo Ducale

New production

1 Aug 21.00

L’AMMALATO IMMAGINARIO VinciInc

D: Davide Gasparro

C: Sabino Manzo

Cast: tbc

Venue: tbc

New production

Flights

British Airways

29 Jul London Gatwick - Bari dep: 07:20 arr: 11:10

2 Aug Bari - London Gatwick dep: 14:00 arr: 15:55

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £2000
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1800
Deposit required £400
Tour code BRI1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one dinner, two lunches, wine tasting, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.