Call to book01904 521 936
Tour Search


Located on the 'spur' of Italy's heel, on the scenic Gargano Peninsula, the attractive town of Vieste is part of a large national park, brimming with pine forests and lined with long sandy beaches. Vieste boasts a well-preserved historic centre, which details its turbulent medieval history. The 13th century castle, although closed to the public, dominates Vieste's skyline and can be seen rising almost vertically from the sea. Frederic II built this in 1240, designed as both his royal seat and as a defence against the frequent pirate raids on the town. The castle also played a vital role in minimising damage to Vieste during the Ottoman Empire's invasion of 1480.

Vieste Cathedral
Other highlights in Vieste include the mighty Cathedral of the Assunta. Dating back to the 11th century, it is one of the oldest Romanesque churches in all of Puglia.

Scenic Vieste
Having had a quiet, stable existence since the late Middle Ages, Vieste has flourished and expanded - and now its charming houses stretch out along two promontories jutting into the clear blue waters of the Adriatic. As Vieste is surrounded by delightful fertile landscapes including an array of olive groves, until relatively recently the town's main resources were agriculture and fishing - though nowadays the town's beautiful setting is an allure for many tourists from all over the world.

Find out more with a free brochure and enjoy weekly travel inspiration and offers in our e-newsletter.

1 result matching: Escorted Rail Tours to Vieste

Filter by
Clear All
Holiday type
Holiday length
Transport type
Additional options
Puglia & Basilicata
Save £100pp
3.9 stars(92 reviews)
12 days from
£2,495 pp
View Details
Save £100pp
12 days from
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Our customers love our Vieste tours
Puglia: Italy’s Undiscovered Coast
4 stars
“The overall trip and experience was fantastic. Saw loads of amazing of things and places. Two points I would like to raise. Porterage of suitcases was very noticeable by its absence and lifts are not high on Italy's priority at railway stations on the whole. (I presume this had been part of our payment to you). Also the set meals were at best average only. To the extent that when 'bigged up' as being deficient in both quality and quantity. For example, the final meal in Monopoli where the choice was between seafood or meat as a main constituent, those who selected meat only saw two or three slices of dried cured local ham as part of a starter. Then saw no further meat in their meal whatsoever.
Collected by Trustpilot
Latest articles from our journey blog