Secrets of the South


May 3 – 16, 2024


14 Days/13 nights


The regions of Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata are three of Italy’s best-kept secrets. It’s a land where Byzantine, Greek, and Latin civilizations flourished.  From the ancient city of Matera to medieval towns and castles shrouded in mystery, the rich history of this area will impress you. The fairytale-like ‘trulli’ of Alberobello will enchant you. The delicious wines and cuisine from these regions will delight you. Travel from the heel to the toe of Italy, uncrowded and unhurried. Wander through beautiful hill towns, stunning beaches, and meet the warm people of this area who are ready to welcome you. Includes four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


This tour is so secret, you have to call for details at 888-313-6380 or email


HIGHLIGHTS: Bari, Lecce, Castel del Monte, Alberobello, Matera, the Bronzes of Riace, Locarotondo, Polignano a Mare, Primitivo winery tour, Calabrian winery tour, Scilla, Tropea, Reggio Calabria.


The Secrets of the South Tour includes:

• Accommodations in first-class hotels for 13 nights

• A private small coach bus with driver

• An experienced full-time guide throughout the tour

• All breakfasts, 5 dinners and one lunch included, 19 meals

• Primitivo winery tour and tasting in Puglia and second winery in Calabria

• Tour the ‘white towns’ of the Itria Valley such as Locorotondo and the conical roofed trulli of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

• Visit one of the world’s oldest licorice producers

Explore the evocative cave-dwellings of Matera

• Entrances to see Castel del Monte, the Bronzes of Riace, licorice museum

• Local licensed guides in Bari, Lecce, Matera, Castel del Monte

• All gratuities

May 3 - 16

14 Days / 13 Nights

  • Small Group (10 to 16 people)
  • All Excursions Included
  • Gratuities Included
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Prices are per person, double occupancy. Single supplement: $695.

This is a land-only package. You can make your own flight arrangements and use frequent flyer miles if you have them. Does not include: transfer from and to airport, airfare, city taxes, or any other personal travel expenses. When you sign up for one of our tours we will send out information including tips on booking a flight, obtaining travel insurance, and packing for your trip. Our aim is to to prepare you in advance so that you can travel with confidence.

And if this is your first visit to Italy we would highly recommend that you consider arriving a day or two early. Early arrival is a great idea for getting over jet lag in time for your tour.

Reservations are accepted and confirmed upon receipt of trip deposit of $300 per traveler, payable by check in U.S Dollars, money order, cashiers check, along with a completed and signed registration forms. The balance of the tour price is due 60 days before departure. Payments not received within 60 days of travel will be considered notification of cancellation by default. Your deposit is fully refundable up to 120 days before the tour departure date. We recommend travel cancellation and interruption insurance for this purpose. There is no refund for unused portions of a tour once it has commenced. Should a trip be cancelled, payments will be fully refunded.
We strongly recommend that you purchase travel and health insurance to provide yourself protection from unanticipated medical and travel emergencies.


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Pick a tour itinerary and dates that work best for you. We’ll work with you to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime with your own family or group of friends! Call toll-free: 888-313-6380

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