12 Day Multi-City Tour Featuring Rome and the Hidden Treasures of Apulia
Our “Unique Italy” Multi-City Tour is a treat for the eyes and features the Eternal City of Rome, with its ancient ruins, epic Colosseum and secret underground city, as well as the charming region of Apulia, which features hidden gems, such as Alberobello where you’ll find the fascinating trulli. With pre-arranged tours, accommodation and private transfers, this is the perfect tour on which to relax and absorb unique architecture and cultural sights.
- First-class train transfers between resorts and private airport transfers
- VIP tour of the Vatican, including its magnificent museums
- Private tour to see Rome’s ancient catacombs and crypts, with special access
- Day trip from Rome to Tivoli to see ancient villas dating back to Roman times
- Accommodation in an authentic and luxury trullo in the heart of Alberobello
- Excursion to the captivating Trulli District in Alberobello
- Walking tour of Bari, featuring the historic port, medieval walls and grand cathedral
- Fascinating city tour in Lecce to enjoy the Baroque architecture, the Duomo and the vibrant main square
Trip Information at a Glance
Places visited: Rome (4 nights), Alberobello (3 nights), Bari (2 nights), Lecce (2 nights).
Note that this itinerary is flexible, meaning you can change the number of nights and locations visited to suit your needs.
Departure dates and prices: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures, allowing you to choose your preferred departure date. Prices start from $6599 per person, and vary with the season and star of accommodation.
Best for… Culture / Architecture
Rome: Begin your multi-city tour in Italy in the glorious and iconic city of Rome, where you can enjoy a VIP tour of the Vatican, including the museums, which house rare masterpieces and walls filled with historic art. You can also enjoy a rare experience to see Rome’s ancient catacombs and crypts on an exclusive tour that has granted our expert guides with special permission to access the ancient ruins themselves. Here you’ll learn more about Rome’s turbulent history and discover lost churches and rare archeological treasures. Your discovery of Rome’s ancient history continues with a fascinating day tour to Tivoli, which is home to two stunning and diverse villas: Hadrian’s Villa from the Roman era and Villa d’Este from the Renaissance period. Both offer insights into the grandeur of the Roman emperors and feature a graceful symphony of carved stone, lush gardens and delightful pools and fountains.
Alberobello: Your journey through unique Italy continues with a visit to Alberobello, known as the Capital of the Trulli as it is home to captivating, fairytale-like dwellings, known as the trulli, which date back to the 14th century. Handcrafted from local limestone, with stone-dry walls and characteristic conical roofs, these quaint buildings undoubtedly have to be seen to be believed and on this luxury vacation you will have the unique opportunity to actually stay in an authentic luxury trullo in the heart of the Trulli District! We also include an in-depth guided tour of these delightful architectural rarities in the UNESCO-recognized Trulli District, where you can learn more about their fascinating history.
Bari: Bari’s Old Town is famous for its salmon pink historic buildings that sit proudly on the port’s waterfront, contrasting with the blue-green hues of the Adriatic Sea. The city has a refreshingly fashionable vibe and there are plenty of vibrant cafes and bars to enjoy, as well as cultural sights, such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral, Swabian Castle and the refined theaters, which can all be enjoyed on our guided city tour. Bari also has a gloriously manicured botanical garden, which is simply beautiful in the spring and summer months.
Lecce: Locally known as the Florence of the Baroque and the Rome of the South, Lecce is a fascinatingly historic city with a tradition set in Greek culture. Its intriguing traditions can be explored on our private tour, which introduces the theatrical Baroque architecture to you, including the Duomo, which was designed by G. Zimbalo. Our experienced guide will also discuss the ancient origins of the city through captivating tales and stories, and will talk to you about the city’s local crafts, which include papier-mâché, wrought iron, ceramics and inlaid olive wood – beautiful and authentic souvenirs to treasure as a memory of your tailor-made vacation to Unique Italy!
As specialists in tailor-made vacations, we have the unique ability to customize our multi-city tours to suit our clients’ needs. If you want to amend the number of nights in any destination or change the itinerary or activities, that’s no problem! Please call our friendly team members at (347)-594-5500 or click here to send us an inquiry and start your adventure through unique Italy today!