Meet your Tour Manager and group at the airport in London ahead of your flight* to Bari or Brindisi, in the sun-soaked southern Italian region of Puglia. Located in the 'heel' of Italy, Puglia is an unspoilt treasure bursting with culture and beauty, where quaint port towns, centuries-old dwellings, whitewashed villages and an abundance of verdant vineyards and olive groves are fringed by the sparkling turquoise of the Mediterranean coastline. This is quintessential rural Italy, noted for its rustic charms and simple, unhurried pace of life.
From Bari, we make our way to the lovely village of Santa Maria al Bagno on the Salento coast. Our hotel is the 4-Star Grand Hotel Riviera, which occupies a splendid position by the seafront overlooking the resplendent bay. Our stay is on an all inclusive basis, with all meals included as well as selected beverages at the bar between 6pm and 9pm. We enjoy our first dinner together this evening.
Please note: you will need to take your luggage with you on your flight, rather than by our luggage transfer service.