18 Day Enchanting Italy with Puglia & Campania
Air & Land
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.
Some departures may stay at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel in Florence instead of the Grand Hotel Adriatico.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Bari, Venice-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 16 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Bari
- 2 nights Lecce
- 1 night Matera
- 3 nights Sorrento Coast
- 3 nights Rome
- 2 nights Florence
- 2 nights Venice
- Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 25 meals: 16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Historical walking tour of the revitalized narrow lanes of Bari’s Old City (Bari Vecchia)
- Tour Castel del Monte, an extraordinary medieval fortress celebrated for its octagonal design
- Walk the seaside town of Trani with its picturesque harbor and 12th century Cathedral
- Lunch at a beautiful Masseria (local farmhouse) featuring regional specialties and wine
- Stroll along 300 year old cobblestone streets in Lecce named the "Florence of the South"
- In Alberobello, view the traditional dry stone huts known as trulli
- Tour Matera’s mysterious Sassi (ancient stone dwellings), a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit the archaeological site of Pompeii, a 2,000 year old city that was frozen in time
- Spend time in idyllic Sorrento, strikingly beautiful with its coastal setting and soaring cliffs
- Drive along the Amalfi coast, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular drives in the world
- Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
- Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
- Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
- Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
- See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
- Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
- Visit the pink marble Doge's Palace in Venice
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This comprehensive, fast-paced trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. For every touring day, expect three to four hours walking where you will encounter uneven surfaces, stairs, steps significant slopes, as well as considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights.
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This superior first class hotel has spectacular views of the sea.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is situated in the historical center of Lecce.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is a ten minute drive away from the city center of Matera.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located between Sorrento and Pompeii, on the beach of the Gulf of Naples.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located close to St. Mary Major's Basilica and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.Hotel Details
This modern and elegant first class hotel is located in the historical centre of Florence near to the Duomo and to all the most important monuments of Florence.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Enjoy a panoramic drive on the seaside, through a landscape drenched in history, with its olive trees that date back centuries. Oil has ancient ties with this land and visitors will discover a passion for good food with roots in traditions passed down over the ages. It is a must to taste the "green gold" (extra-virgin olive oil) that enhances the flavor of almost any Mediterranean dish!
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #3||01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2019||$59.00|
A full day tour will take you all the way to Santa Maria di Leuca, the end of the tip of the Italian heel, where the Adriatic Sea meets the Ionian Sea. Rocky coastline, beaches, fishing villages, watchtowers are waiting to be experienced in the most remote area of Puglia region. Enjoy a lunch of local delicacies, before continuing along the coast to reach Otranto, the Easternmost Italian town. Stroll through the historical town center surrounded by its ancient walls, check out the tiny shops or savor a gelato in an outdoor café, before returning to Lecce.
Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
|Day #6||01 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2019||$99.00|
Enjoy a full day journey to the colorful Isle of Capri by boat. Visit the lovely Anacapri and explore the charming shops and chic boutiques as you stroll the island's narrow streets. Continue to see "La Piazzetta," the social heart of the island, on your way to the open-air Gardens of Augustus, from where you will appreciate breathtaking views of the famous Faraglioni rocks. Tour includes: local guide, round trip transportation to port, round trip transportation by fast boat, minibus or cable car transportation on the island.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.
|Day #10||01 Jan 2018 - 03 Nov 2018||$115.00|
This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic "piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Diocletian Stadium, with Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk. Pick-up details to be advised locally.
|Day #13||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$49.00|
One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. There will be one musician on board of one of the gondolas in your fleet).
Pick-up details to be advised locally.
|Day #17||01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$62.00|
|01 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019||$62.00|
The trip was wonderful! Everything went according to plan without hitch. Loved our tour guide, Carolyn. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.Bernice N. Worcester, MA
I just can't say enough about the great time Gate 1 provided on my trip! The flight,hotels,food,and touring was 1st class. Our tour guide Gabriella took care of my every need. Thank you for such a beautiful vacation!Lisa E. Reading, MA
The trip was amazing. It was the perfect vacation. All the stars aligned to provide the perfect weather, extremely knowledgeable guides, delicious food, fun and educational optional tours and a great cast of traveling companions within our travel group. Trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend this trip as a great overview of the country Italy...I will definitely use Gate1 for further travels.Sue S. East Amherst, NY
Margaret and I had a truly wonderful time. Totally satisfied. Made new friends and enjoyed our trip very much, an experience of a lifetime. Myranne, our main guide, was fabulous and the tour guides at each site were very well informed and made the trip worth while. Hotels, locations and food were great. We were lucky to have perfect weather, late April seemed to be a great time to go. Have told others to use Gate 1.Tom T. Geneseo, NY
The trip was wonderful. Full of good experiences and so many things to see. Our guide was terrific and his concern for our well being and satisfaction was very comforting! I would strongly encourage all my friends to consider this trip in the future.Martha A. New Whiteland, IN
It was a fantastic trip. We enjoyed the Sicily visit very much. Trip was made special with our tour guide Flavia Condorelli. She made sure we were out on time to allow our bus to be the first tour at all the sites, very knowledgeable on the history of Sicily. Also need to add that the accommodations and lunches/dinners provided were outstanding. The Sicilian food was one of my highlights of the trip.Herb F. Benicia, CA
My wife and I can not think of one thing Gate 1 could have done better . We never expected to see so much. Our days were just filled with new wonderful sights. Our tour guide Myrian was the best. She was so organized ,funny and knowledgeable I can't say enough about her so thank you Gate 1 for a trip we will never forget.Michael K. Old Forge, PA
Our trip was very enjoyable. We had a wonderful tour manager: Francesca Mafolina. She's very caring, loving, funny and helpful. She made our trip so easy, comfortable and stress-free. We will definitely tour with Gate 1 again.Hsiu-chin W. Lawrenceville, NJ
We had a WONDERFUL trip...We were very pleased with the chance to sample local cuisine and wine. We enjoyed the smaller villages and feeling more immersed in the Italian culture. The weather was perfect, seeing the Alps every day was a real treat. Riccardo's choices of where to eat, to sample wines of the region, or try a local food specialty, was very much appreciated. We will continue to explore Gate 1 small group experiences if it continues to follow this model.Glen B. Eugene, OR
We had a great trip & a fabulous time on our 16-day tour of Italy with Gate 1 Travel. It exceeded our expectations! Our tour manager, Fabio Rapisardi, was professional, friendly, caring & concerned that everyone was pleased & enjoying their experience. He was the straw that stirred the drink on this tour and has set a high bar for the tour managers on future trips we will be taking with Gate 1 Travel. We thought we got a very good value for what we paid but Fabio with his personal touch, management skills, recommendations for our free time and again his care & concern that everyone was pleased & enjoying the trip made it, by far, the best group tour vacation we ever experienced! Based on the quality of the airline, hotels, meals, local tours, bus transport, transfers, plus other services provided & of course Fabio's management of the trip/tour we feel we can recommend Gate 1 Travel to our family and friends without any reservations. Thank you for a wonderful trip & great memories!Rich A. Dallastown, PA
Absolutely wonderful. Ana was great as a tour manager and the guides obviously knew about their cities. Great group to travel with, all on time and friendly. Looking forward to another trip, already booked to Spain in the fall.Ann B. Milton, NH
It was a fantastic experience! I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone. Our guide, Francesco was knowledgeable, organized and very helpful. I would not hesitate to use Gate 1 again.Lucretia H. Livonia, MI
We had a wonderful trip. Our guide, Vanni Morelli, was fantastic. He is funny and knowledgeable and caring. We could not have asked for better. This was so much better than our cruise trip a few years agoCarole M. Neptune Beach, FL
We had a wonderful time, so informative, great tour guide Francesco, so much beauty to behold, from the water taxi to the hotel, the gondola, the tiramisu, the lasagna, the winery tour, shopping in Florence, the architecture,Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the wonderful works of Michelangelo! Well organized, and we had a great fun loving time with our fellow Gate 1 travelers. Thank you for a great experience and fond memories!Charise S. Raleigh, NC
Good trip. Flavia was great. All the hotels but one (seaside resort) were located in areas where there was easy walking to other restaurants, shops, etc. Accommodations were all reasonable. Local guides were good.Lisa S. Alexandria, VA
It was wonderful! Can’t say enough wonderful things about Ana our tour manager. She took good care of us and saw to it that we got a look at Italian culture. The trip was simply excellent and I would recommend Gate 1 to all my friends. Rita HallRita H. Indianapolis, IN
GREAT TRIP!! Wonderful adventure but a lot of walking. The local tour people were very knowledgeable and interested in the group learning about Italy’s treasures. The local director in Rome, Marissa, was especially attentive and related so many interesting tidbits and anecdotes. The Gate1 people were also great and caring – especially Heidi - who phoned us two days in advance to warn us of the impending snow in New York (where we were to connect to the Italy flight) in order to re-route us so we could get to Venice on time. Thanks! This was our third Gate1 trip and we have scheduled our fourth for June of this year.Lawrence S. Surprise, AZ
Thank you for the email. The trip was outstanding!!! I could not have had asked for a better weather, time, and everything in between.Adolfo N. Washington, DC
OMG!!!! Trip to Italy was so awesome words cannot describe. Gate 1 delivered everything you said you would. The emails contained all our information from departure to return. The hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome were outstanding. Now the tour guides... what can I say besides OUTSTANDING!!!! I wish i could have videoed each tour. The information they gave us, was beyond anything you can read in a book. Their home country touches, stories and memories made the whole tour even more special. Our group of nine family members were treated so great.! Our Mom who turned 80 in Dec. was treated as if she was their Mom!! Extra concern for her safety, to making her feel as special as she is, too finding elevators where they could!! Our family will use Gate1 again, hopefully soon!!!!Sharon B. Amery, WI
Our trip was great! Two thumbs up for our tour guide, Flavia, and our driver Raymundo. It was just the right mix of time on our own and group activities. I was somewhat apprehensive about taking a coach tour... The "comfort" stops along our route were timed just right...We liked that we weren't changing hotels every night...The food was great. And the coffee! And the wine! I just wish I would have picked up a recipe book so that I could try to reproduce some of our favorite dishes back home.Mary B. Caledonia, MI
We had fun. Weather was rough as we left in the snow storm but Rome was great. Mercedes the tour guide was wonderful and a trooper through the weather. We saw what we came to see and more!!! We hope to book again with you all. The hotel staff was fabulous. Donatello was a good hotel.Quentin P. Brooklyn, NY
I enjoyed the trip to Italy in its entirety. Letizia, the tour manager must be commended for her organizational skills and her humanity. Marco, the driver for the group, was a true professional. At each tour stop, there were guides who were truly knowledgeable about each site. I'm already looking at Gate1 for a trip to Spain and Portugal.Sara-Ann F. Brooklyn, NY
Our trip was wonderful! Our tour manager, Martin, was the absolute Best! The tours, hotels and all activities exceeded our expectations, not to mention the extraordinary food in Italy, really wonderful. We plan to keep in touch with some of our tour companions, and we plan to travel with Gate 1 again and again. We have favored cruises in the past, but this land tour has converted our thinking. Thanks Gate 1, see you soon!Janice D. Bakersfield, CA
Accomodations in all three cities were very satisfactory. Moreover the tour guides were exceptional, particularly our local guide in Venice. We were happy with the logistics (transportation and proximity of the hotels to the rail stations). We will definitely use Gate 1 again.Paul M. Whittier, CA
Best trip ever. Everything you promised and more. Airlines was fantastic, car rental was easy and fast and hotel was in the middle of town. Thank you for a great tripEdwin D. Fairfax, VA
It was fun. We did some touristy things and then we wandered into some normal Milanese areas and just enjoyed the daily life. The hotel was good and the airline was nicer than others. We had a toddler in tow so we always appreciate anything to accommodate her (special bed for her, extras on the airplane.)Tarril R. White Plains, NY
The trip was wonderful. It was better than I anticipated and our tour manager and local guides were the best. I couldn't have been happier with how everything worked out. Lots of good memories!Paulette S. Wilsall, MT
We had a wonderful trip! Everything was fantastic. Gate 1 did a great job organizing everything. We loved the hotels, walking tours, and friends we made. I’ve been recommending Gate 1 to friends and family and will look to travel with you again in the future!!Amber S. Elizabethtown, KY
Our trip was AMAZING! We had a great time, and price was mind-blowing. Thank you!Liz S. Oakton, VA
Trip was awesome. Was easy to get transportation anywhere I needed to and from hotel. Hotel Staff were absolutely fantastic, kind and very helpful.Jason J. Hartford, WI
The trip was great. Very beautiful, fun, and informative with rich history and beautiful sights. Our tour guide, Remo, was the greatest, and worked tirelessly to make the trip even more spectacular!Jason S. Killeen, TX
Trip was amazing! Jam packed with tons of pleasant surprises, Italy is so beautiful. I met some great people and made new friends...Gabriela our tour guide was super good as well. I really enjoyed every aspect of the tour.Sophia S. Bayside, NY
Our trip was wonderful. Our Italian guide, Myriam Ghedin, was the best! She knows and loves her country, particularly beautiful Venice, and she gave us so much more than directions. She is personable, knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. The local guides that she arranged were so informative and patient. We came together as a group early on, and our farewells were bittersweet. We may have said Arrivederci to Rome and Italy, but our hearts remain with this tour and dear Myriam.Margaret S. Nottingham, MD
My Sicily trip was awesome! Antonella the guide was amazing. She made giving 41 people a superb tour of Sicily with keeping track of everyone easy!Karen Leigh I. North Bergen, NJ
We had an amazing time. The trip was beyond our expectations. Our tour manager Gabriella Guitierez was extremely knowledgeable . She organized everything seamlessly and was a wealth of information about each of the areas we traveled. The local guides were professional and passionate about their subjects. We will definitely use Gate 1 again and highly recommend it to our friends.Susan Rose G. Farmingdale, NJ
We have traveled using several tour companies and ... were very impressed with Gate 1. We will use Gate 1 again. Particularly noteworthy was our guide in Italy, Vivianne. She is probably the best guide we have seen in our travels. Very professional in handling situations and entertaining as well as informative.Janet S., Chatham, Ontario
Our trip to Italy was fantastic!! Loved every minute. Our tour guide Suzy was excellent and took such good care of everyone. Local guides were very knowledgeable and personable. Best food. Wonderful time.Mary R. Evergreen Pk, IL
My trip was absolutely wonderful!!! This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me made even better by your fantastic service. Since childhood, I have always wanted to visit Italy. Having studied Italy in college was nothing compared to actually seeing aspects of the entire country. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to be so well taken care of by our wonderful tour manager and guide, Suzy!! Suzy was wonderful and her knowledge and expertise was without a doubt excellent!! She took care of us throughout the entire tour. Her care and concern is to be emulated by all tour managers and she made the tour experience fun!! From beginning to end, Gate 1 Travel made my travel and trip from destination to destination an easy and great experience!! Much kudos to our other tour guide, Simone!! He was truly excellent in his detailed knowledge and history of every place we visited. It was a pleasure being with him. I will definitely use Gate 1 travel again for other tours. Again, thank you so much for a wonderful tour of Italy!!Reginald M. La Mesa, CA
The Italy trip was all we had hoped it would be and much, much more. Everything was perfect and we got to see every classic city and famous historic place/monument/museum/ancient ruin, etc. we ever dreamed about. Hotel accommodations were superb and the dinners provided were delicious. We felt so special. Can't say enough positive things about our Tour Manager, Francesca. She was simply wonderful - funny, kind, caring and knowledgeable and most of all patient. Thank You Gate 1 for the trip of a lifetime.Joan S. Coconut Creek, FL
The trip was as expected.....BEAUTIFUL, SPECTACULAR and WONDERFUL, but most of all MEMORABLE. I will treasure it all the days of my life and will look forward to more adventures with Gate 1. The tour guide was wonderful, informative and most of all caring for his group's welfare and well-being. He can surely be recommended for future guided tours by you and me for my friends and others.Mariaelena D. San Antonio, TX
My trip was FANTASTIC!!! I am extremely pleased with my vacation from start to finish and WILL be traveling with Gate 1 in the future. Many thanks to all the staff involved for making my trip a very memorable one... THANK YOU!Anna G. Plainville, CT
Excellent. We had the time of our lives. Vanni our tour guide was fantastic. He told us facts about the country and towns as we were passing through which made the bus rides enjoyable :)Taryn B.. Hingham, MA
Excellent. We had the time of our lives. Vanni our tour guide was fantastic. He told us facts about the country and towns as we were passing through which made the bus rides enjoyable :)Carolyn M. Hingham, MA
Every aspect of our trip was to our full satisfaction. Our tour manager Danni was exceptional at making sure everything was running as scheduled and was always available for anyone's questions. I will definitely use your service again.Adrian C. Fontana, CA
Our trip was phenomenal. Each one of us was surprised by the way every excursion was well organized and every tour guide's information was easy to understand and their concern for the group not getting too overtired and making sure we always had some sort of shade. The side trips offered to us were a nice surprise which added a great bonus to our visit. Our Tour Manager Mikaela (mama bear) was exceptional. She was always available and helpful. Her seemingly flawless day to day travels with us was incredible. All on the tour were brought together as friends during this wonderful experience. We would certainly take another trip with Gate 1 and we are already telling our friends. Thank you.Susan K. Litchfield, NH
I don't have words to express my appreciation for the service my daughter Monica and I received from GATE 1. From the AMAZING guidance, service and organizational skills of our unique Tour Guide extraordinaire Patricia, to the professionalism of our driver Marcos; to ALL the great local guides we had during our tour, everyone was just stellar!!!!!! ALL the accommodations and their respective centralized locations were FABULOUS making it so much simpler to maneuver around town, ALL the breakfast spreads and dinners provided were fantastic and our midsize group (32) was just SUPER!!!!! We all 'clicked' and became a little family for 12 days. I can't wait to go on my next GATE 1 experience!!!!! Thank You so much for answering all my pre-tour questions and all your guidance with the train transfer, the timely arrival of our driver and just the overall service of your great company!!!!!! GATE 1 ROCKS!!!! Thank you again.Marta R. San Jose, CA
Our trip was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Marisa was outstanding, as were our drivers and local guides. I'm looking forward to future Gate 1 tours. Thank you so much!!Carol L. Annapolis, MD
Our trip was wonderful. Southern Italy, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast are amazing. We also took the optional tour to visit Otranto and the tip of the heel where the Ionian sea meets the Adriatic sea. The culture, food and wine on this trip were wonderful. People in Southern Italy were generally very nice. Our tour manager Antonella was enthusiastic and affectionate. The local guides were very knowledgeable and nice. We had a wonderful time.Chi-Ming H. Barrington, RI
We had a fabulous time on our 12 Day Tour of Italy! Everything was great - our tour guide, Vanni, was outstanding and bus driver, Claudio, was careful and kept the bus in immaculate condition. The itinerary was wonderful, all the hotels were great and well located and all the optional tours really added to our holiday. We loved the food, wine and beautiful scenery. We enjoyed every day which was full of incredible experiences. Thanks Gate 1 for a truly memorable trip!Diane B. NSW, Australia
We had a wonderful time. The best part was that we had Mercedes as our tour guide, she was very personable and made everyone feel like family and because of that we will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again. Everyone in my group shared the same feeling. The hotel accommodations, transportation and festivities were excellent from start to finish. The selection of restaurants was amazing, good food & good company. Mercedes always had a little surprise for the whole group after we had visited the attractions. My hats off to Luigi the bus driver for doing an excellent job through out the whole trip. So did I have a good time....ABSOLUTELY!!Vito C. Staten Island, NY