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Almost entirely surrounded by water and composed of rolling hills, Puglia is an outdoor enthusiast's wonderland. There's no shortage of outdoor fun to be had, whatever your interests, so here are a few of the best ways to get outside in Puglia.

Water Adventures
Head for any of the region's beaches during the summer months to join countless Italians on their annual holiday and dive into the water along with them. Swimming in the sea is a popular summer pastime, partly to cool off in the hot weather, but there are also other activities for the more adventurous. Hire a boat for a day to explore parts of Puglia's coast that aren't accessible from land (including sea caves) and to escape the beachfront crowds. Go snorkeling around one of the beautiful islands just off Puglia's coast, or give yourself an adrenaline rush with some kiteboarding. And of course, feel free to reward yourself with an extra scoop of gelato later.

Land Experiences
Puglia offers plenty of areas for great hiking, including Gargano and Salento. Explore caves and canyons in Otranto-Leuca Natural Park, watching for wildlife as you soak in the scenery. Alternatively, feel the southern Italian wind in your hair with a Vespa tour through the countryside, or learn about Puglia's famous olive oil on a bike tour through the heart of the region. You can also let someone else do the heavy lifting while you enjoy the sights on a rickshaw tour. City dwellers can opt for a biking or walking tour through Bari or Lecce to gain a better understanding of the area.

Cultural Activities
One of Puglia's most famous attractions is the town of Alberobello, which is a delight to explore on foot. Walk among its unique cone-shaped trulli houses on charming streets; spend a day checking out some of the region's historic castles; or get out into Puglia's vineyards to learn about the wines of the region on a wine tour.
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Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire

Visit of the Polignano a Mare Caves - Boat ride - skipper hire

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.78
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$35.78
During the excursion there is a bathroom break in one of the most beautiful places on the Polignano coast. With the Cliff Tour you can enjoy a tasty aperitif with fresh drinks and prosecco offered by the crew. WE WILL SHOW YOU THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE BEAUTIFUL POLIGNANO A MARE.
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* A traveler said: "a wonderful moment !! the guide was super nice, a time planned to swim. everything was perfect !!! Thanks"


Otranto Trekking Adventure: The Path of the Hermit and the Bay of the Turks
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$48.56
Explore with professional Excursion Guide the north coast  of Otranto along the Path of the Hermit, breathtaking coastal Trekking. Walking along scenic coastal paths, discover resurgences of freshwater and hidden caves, explore the famous Grotta della Monaca and the mysterious Cave of the Hermit, discover the natural swimming pool, relaxing break and a refreshing swimming in the hidden Beach in the Bay of the Turks. 
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* A traveler said: "We spent a wonderful afternoon touring and learning about the local plants. Great way to see the shoreline. Very informative and interesting. Well worth a trip"


guided tour of vineyards and cellars with final tasting

guided tour of vineyards and cellars with final tasting

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14
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.66
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$22.66
the Mazzone farm is a family business producing wines for 3 generations only with grapes from their own vineyards. Over the years the company has received numerous awards for the quality of its wines. For some years we have opened the doors of our company to visitors, to let them know how our wines are born, in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere in the shade of ancient olive trees. The whole tour will be accompanied by our enolgo which will also cover the final tasting of native wines: Nero di Troia, Bombino bianco, Minutolo, Malvasia bianca. A tour appreciated by many travelers from all over the world Minimum 2 people
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* A traveler said: "Visiting Azienda Agricola Mazzone was a great experience for me and my friends. The owners were very kind, friendly and always ready to answer all our questions. We've learned a lot about the wine production process. Delicious wine paired with awesome homemade food make us want to go back soon!"


Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.46
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$89.46
Get an authentic taste of local culture during this 3-hour cooking class in a private Lecce estate. Join the estate’s owners, both professional sommeliers, to create a meal of Pugliese specialties, and then enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wine.
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* A traveler said: "Amazing experience with Stefi and Lisa! I highly recommend this activity! Thank you so much for this lovely evening."


Bari: Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class

Bari: Traditional Italian pasta Hands-on cooking class

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10
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.23
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$94.23
Experience an authentic hands-on pasta making class in Bari on this 3-hour tour. Learn how to make traditional Italian pasta from start to finish using the proper Italian ingredients and techniques. Then create a delicious pasta dish with help from your host and sit down to the fruits of your labor with a bottle of local wine.
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* A traveler said: "Me and my partner came to Bari to learn something about the local food culture. We spent a lovely evening with Cristina and her mother making orechiette, a tipical pasta pugliese. The hosts welcomed us very warmly and they love to share their knowledge about cooking and local food. It is a really authentic cooking with nonna experience. This is really rare to find and at the end of the evening we felt that we recieved much more than we gave. Totally recommend it, 5 stars from us :-)"


Orecchiette Cooking Class and Wine Tasting in Lecce

Orecchiette Cooking Class and Wine Tasting in Lecce

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9
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.21
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$79.21
- Learn how to make orecchiette "pasta fresca" in the heart of Lecce old town with the locals and in a wonderful location over an incredible Baroque view - Enjoy a guided wine experience with local experts and learn the ins and outs of Puglia wine production - make pasta and taste wine with the locals in a wonderful location with a gorgeous view
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* A traveler said: "We started by making pasta from scratch, and learning how to create three shapes. Ylenia is absolutely wonderful. So friendly! We had a really enjoyable couple of hours. Afterwards, tapas and wine tasting with three wines. The bistro itself is gorgeous, with a great view. Would do this experience again. Thank you!"


Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

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25
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.39
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$51.39
Team a walking tour of Bari with a cooking class in a local home, and discover the secrets of the local orecchiette pasta. With a private guide, you’ll make your way around the enticing Old Town lanes, discovering landmarks such as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and hearing the city’s history. After a visit to the city’s French enclave with its modern seafront sights, you’ll visit the home of a local to make fresh pasta pomodoro and try the local primitivo red wine.
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* A traveler said: "Velo Service offers a variety of tours and experiences but this one was probably one of the most authentic. Giada, our tour guide, managed a group of seven tourists speaking 3 different languages and she did it quite well, all while being knowledgeable and entertaining. We got to visit all the major landmarks of the city and got to learn their history as well as making a few stops to try local foods (getting to skip the line at Panificio Fiore was great). The tour led us along the Lungomare where there was a surprise performance by a local tarantela musician in which we got to participate. The tour concluded with a small pasta class on how to make orecchiette, which was taught by Donna Carmela, who is somewhat of a local celebrity and institution. It would take us years to reach her level of expertise at making this deceptively simple looking pasta, but it was a joy to watch her work. Of course, we also got to try the orecchiette with a simple tomato sauce. It was truly an authentic experience."


Bari Street Food Walking Tour

Bari Street Food Walking Tour

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55
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.95
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$59.95
Taste your way around town with this street food tour of Bari, and learn about the city’s signature treats from a private guide. Starting with a walk around Bari’s Old Town, the tour introduces you to standout sights such as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and its sacred crypt. Continue to explore the cobblestoned enclave, trying fresh burrata cheese, focaccia, salumi, panzerotti, and home-made gelato. Finally, you’ll finish with a visit to the city’s French neighborhood where a large fish market is held.
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* A traveler said: "Fantastic very friendly and helpful. We had a small group of 8. Our guides English was very good. Don’t eat before excellent food"


Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour

Puglia Plates - Bari Food Tour

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9
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.57
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$71.57
On the tour you will experience some of the best and most traditional places to eat in Bari, avoid the tourist traps and eat with the locals while learning about the South's culture and heritage. On the tour you will meet real Barese people and together we will share our passion for this city and it's food. Unfortunately it is not possible to run a tour with less than 2 people. PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE before booking if you are a single traveller and we will try to put you together with another tour. Tours during the week start at 11am and finish at 2pm, whilst Saturday tours start at 6pm and finish at 9pm
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* A traveler said: "Our Guide Georgina was knowageable of Bari's food and wine, but her relationships with local resturant Owners made all our stops more personal."


UNESCO's Alberobello and Matera from Bari

UNESCO's Alberobello and Matera from Bari

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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.66
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$189.66
With a private guide, visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day. First, explore Matera, including the Sassi area, a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. Nearby, rock churches house 13th-century frescoes. Then it’s on to Alberobello to see the Trulli, an awe-inspiring collection of mortarless limestone dwellings, a prehistoric building technique still used in the region.
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* A traveler said: "Tour was very interesting and our guide Vito is fantastic and very passionate about Puglia and Italy. I highly recommend this tour to see two Unesco places in one day."


Bari - Semi Private Street Food & City Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

Bari - Semi Private Street Food & City Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.30
Price varies by group size
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$82.30
Price varies by group size
Make the most of your time in Bari with this walking tour that combines sightseeing with a deep dive into the city’s street-food traditions. Follow your guide through the squares and lanes of Bari Vecchia, stopping to sample a variety of treats from “panzerotti” to “sgagliozze”. Pass through the vibrant Piazza Mercantile and admire highlights like the Basilica of San Nicola and the Cathedral of San Sabino during your gastro-walk.
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Bari Bike Tour

Bari Bike Tour

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.17
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$38.17
Explore Puglia’s capital on this 2-hour bike tour that takes you through Bari’s maze-like old town and lesser-known neighborhoods outside the city center. Cover much more distance than walking to see highlights such as the San Sabino Cathedral, the Basilica di San Nicola, and the local fish market while your guide shares insight into the city’s heritage. Take in beautiful seaside views and stop for a tasting of delicious handmade ice cream.
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* A traveler said: "Adriano was an excellent guide bringing the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Bari Old Town to life. All the staff were great and would recommend going on this tour."


Street Food Tour of Lecce & City Sightseeing with Local Guide

Street Food Tour of Lecce & City Sightseeing with Local Guide

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.45
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$58.45
Lecce is best known for its sumptuous baroque architecture, but the city has an equally rich cuisine worth exploring. Discover both its cultural treasures and gastronomic delights with this tour that combines a guided walk past the Basilica of Santa Croce, the cathedral, and other highlights of the historic center with stops to sample traditional specialties like savory “rustico” and “frisella” pastries, and the sweet custard-filled “pasticciotto”.
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* A traveler said: "What a wonderful tour!! We got to taste the delicious specialties of Lecce while learning all about their past!! So glad we got to do this tour!"


Small group tour of the caves of Santa Maria di Leuca

Small group tour of the caves of Santa Maria di Leuca

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.86
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$23.86
Book a boat trip to the Caves of Santa Maria di Leuca, and enjoy stops to swim and snorkel along the way. In a small group of just 12 travelers, you’ll cruise past Punta Ristola, the southern tip of the Puglia region, as well as Punta Meliso, on your route to the caves. You’ll learn about the coastal scenery as you go, and have chance to check out other caves in the area, too.
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Desirèe experience. Visit of the marine caves of Vieste

Desirèe experience. Visit of the marine caves of Vieste

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.23
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$30.23
Boat tour of about 3 hours to discover the wonderful Gagano coast. Navigation from Vieste to Baia delle Zagare, about 12 miles of coastline, passing through the most suggestive bays and beaches rich in vegetation and natural ravines, some not accessible from the main road. During navigation, the description of the points of interest will be provided in Italian and English. Toilet on board. Find us: https://goo.gl/maps/q5Yjtm95vdjLQrt58
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Mini-cruise to Porto Cesareo with snorkeling and typical aperitif

Mini-cruise to Porto Cesareo with snorkeling and typical aperitif

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141
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.59
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$34.59
Explore a side of the Ionian coastline that most visitors never see with this catamaran day cruise from Porto Cesario. Sail up the Gulf of Taranto to admire hidden coves and sandy beaches, snorkel in underwater Roman ruins and colorful reefs, and take a dip off wild islands inhabited only by local fauna. End with an aperitif featuring local wines and gourmet specialties on board.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent mini cruise, staff was very friendly and entertaining ! Also for non Italian speakers …….."


PORTO SELVAGGIO kayak tour - Puglia & Salento by kayak!

PORTO SELVAGGIO kayak tour - Puglia & Salento by kayak!

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126
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.68
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$53.68
The Porto Selvaggio kayak trip is our most popular trip, suitable for those who have never paddled. Along the way we will show you hidden caves and crevices, all to explore! We will pass under the Tower of S. Maria dell’Alto, along one of the highest coastal stretches in this area. Here are the most beautiful caves of the route. This trip is an exceptionally exciting and memorable trip down the coast which allows you to experience the transparent waters of the beach at the end of Porto Selvaggio Bay. You can also take a walk in the pine forest to shelter from the heat, take pictures and immerse yourself in the cold waters of the spring. We will take advantage of the unique perspective from the sea and the proximity to the coast that only a kayak can offer to visit one of the most beautiful stretches of sea in the Ionian Salento! During the kayak trip, if the sea allows it, we will enter the beautiful cave of Green Lagoon cave!
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Lecce Bike Tour

Lecce Bike Tour

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.17
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$38.17
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lecce on a leisurely bike tour. Pedal through the flat, bike-friendly streets and piazzas with a local guide and visit highlights like the Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, and the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Enjoy the fresh air and flexibility of a 2-wheeled tour, and stop often to snap photos, browse local boutiques, and sample regional food and wine.
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* A traveler said: "Stefano and Mateo were outstanding tour guides. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves while learning about the fascinating history of Lecce. Highly recommended!"


Puglia Bike Tour: Cycling Through the History of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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$47.71
Bicycle tours are a great way to get out of plodding buses and go places they can’t reach. This bicycle tour near Ostuni has the added benefit of taking you to visit olive fields, mills, and farms while you learn about local olive oil history. Along the way, you also get a chance to bike through coastal dunes and wetlands. You can ask your guide to organize an olive oil tasting at tour’s end.
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* A traveler said: "This tour is perfect! 3 hours cycling around the ancient olive groves with Daniele who clearly loves this region. We stopped along the way for Daniele to point out special features and visited historic and working olive mills. Daniele is super nice, his English is great and he is very accomodating!"


Bari Bike Rental

Bari Bike Rental

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  • 1 to 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.60
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$18.60
• Discover the wonderful cities of the Apulia region on an alternative way • Ride in complete freedom and indipendence by choosing the bike that suits you best • Plan your route from town to town, by the seaside or countryside • Let us suggest you places and events that could not be missed 
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Alberobello Tour in Sewgay, Risció, E-bike or Mini Golf Cart

Alberobello Tour in Sewgay, Risció, E-bike or Mini Golf Cart

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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.14
Price varies by group size
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$45.14
Price varies by group size
Exploring Alberobello's hundreds of traditional "trulli" on foot can be tiring and time-consuming. See the old town in an hour without getting footsore with this tour by Segway, e-bike, tuk-tuk, or golf cart. Zip through two historical districts with a guide to admire these fairytale-like dwellings and learn about their history and architecture, stopping to take in a “trullo” church and visit the interiors of an authentic “trullo” home.
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* A traveler said: "I loved seeing the authentic side of Alberobello! Francesco was an excellent ambassador for his town. And using a Segway was definitely the way to get around a hilly village."


Boat fishing, boat tours, boat party

Boat fishing, boat tours, boat party

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40
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.08
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$19.08
Boat trips, Boat parties, Boat trips, Boat fishing, enchanting places, with the possibility of seeing dolphins. There are no time or time constraints. Guaranteed fun.
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Bari Street Food Bike Tour

Bari Street Food Bike Tour

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35
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.40
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$62.40
Discover the sights and flavors of Bari on a bike tour. After exploring the historic Old Town on two wheels, you’ll then visit a bakery, brewery, deli, winery, and a gelateria. Sample food at each venue, trying treats such as the local ‘focaccia barese,’ before you venture into the modern streets of the city’s French quarter.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide Falicita was very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome to the town of Bari. The food tasting was great."


Bari Bike Tour with Pasta Experience

Bari Bike Tour with Pasta Experience

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35
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.83
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$53.83
Pedal through Bari on a bike tour, then finish in the home of a local signora, cooking a pasta dish typical of the Puglia region. The experience starts with a ride through the city’s handsome Old Town to discover landmarks as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and striking Bari Cathedral. Follow your guide through the modern French side of the city, then call in at a local home to make orecchiette pasta pomodoro by hand. A glass of the intense primitivo local wine is included as you eat.
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* A traveler said: "Informative, friendly guide! Great fun cycling around and very enjoyable pasta experience. Also offered to keep the bikes after if we wanted! 10/10!!"


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