Travelling solo and where to go
01/02/2019 · By Jack Stacey
The art of travelling solo is a time-honoured tradition stretching back to the first days of tourism.Read more
Book your 2021 holiday before 31st October and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply
No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures.
2021 Tour code: 21PUF
About the tour
Sat in the 'heel' of Italy, Puglia is a glorious region of labyrinthine ports, white-washed villages and ancient dwellings. Take in its Baroque cities and soak up the culture of this unique destination.
Meet at London Gatwick and board your flight to Bari. On arrival, transfer by coach to the 4* Pietrablu Resort & Spa, boasting a splendid coastal setting close to Polignano a Mare. Puglia is nicknamed the 'wine cellar of Italy', and you might notice that railway lines run through the middle of vineyards and olive groves. The region's rugged, bright coastline is home to secluded, deserted beaches - landing points for 2,000 years - and there is an unhurried and relaxed way of life here.
Pietrablu Resort and Spa, Contrada Fontanelle
Enhance your holiday
90% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 68 verified reviews
Mr M English
Excellent value. Superb tour manager.
Mr D Baker
All arrangements went smoothly, the accommodation at the Pietrablu resort was comfortable and well appointed, the food was outstanding. The facilities were excellent including outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi as well as sauna, steam room and showers for free. Massage and other treatments were available at a price. Drinks were also included all day. Pietrablu is situated on a rocky beach, so sea swimming was also available. The location of the accommodation was rather remote but there was a free bus service to the local port. The tours were interesting and well planned, with time for exploring as well as conducted visits. It is a most interesting part of Italy and well worth visiting. I would have given it 5 stars but for the inconvenience of the very early start.
Weather was perfect
Well organised with a attentive tour manager
Well organised with first class guide. Some visits a little too long for me but not bad enough drop a star rating.
The holiday was very good, but the hotel was a long way from anywhere else and there was nowhere to walk, which reduced options for the free days.
Europe & UK Escorted Holiday by Rail 2020 & 2021
The coastal gems of undiscovered Italy