Fall in love with Puglia, and explore the wild and unspoiled, coastal wine country on a luxurious, private tour

Enchanting, sun-kissed Puglia is one of the most exciting and least explored wine regions of Italy and an intriguing destination for wine lovers looking for something a bit more off the beaten wine tourism tracks. Located in the “heel” of Italy’s “boot,” Puglia (Apulia) offers a treasure trove of food, wine, architectural marvels, and postcard-perfect coastal scenery. Indeed, this region features the longest coastline in the country. Bordered by the turquoise Ionian sea and the deep blue Adriatic Sea (known for its prehistoric, karstic sea caves and wild, unspoiled beaches), there are over 500 miles of seaside. The white sand paradise beaches of Otranto Gulf in the south have long been a best-kept secret for Italians. The rugged cliffs, secret coves, sparkling bays, and dramatic promontories could not be more beautiful.

Puglia is sprinkled with archaeological wonders dating back to its Mycenaean Greek period in the 8th century BC and the Ancient Romans who followed. French Angevins, Normans, Crusaders, Muslim Saracens, and Spanish Aragonese all left their cultural, gastronomic, and architectural marks as well. You can see and feel these influences in the colorful fishing villages and port towns, and in the decadent, Baroque cities like Lecce, referred to as the “Florence of the south.”

The pristine Itria Valley, a patchwork of vineyards and rolling hills, is famous for its whitewashed hamlets and distinctive stone huts called “Trulli.” These stone dwellings with unique conical roofs are thought to have mainly belonged to grape growers in the 1800’s during the area’s emerging commercialization of winemaking. There are over 1500 of these Trulli’s in this area, and they are classified as Unesco heritage. But for all of the amazing architecture built by man in the last few thousands of years, Puglia had even earlier inhabitants, and is home to the largest dinosaur footprints in Europe that are a fascinating testament to this.

We have put together this stellar, luxurious itinerary for our food and wine-loving guests that includes the absolute best of Puglia. With your private chauffeur you will explore quaint villages straight out of a movie set like Alberobello, Ostuni, and Cisternino; atmospheric beach towns like Polignano a Mare and Gallipoli; citadels and castles; and bustling old towns bursting with colorful, Mediterranean life like Bari Vecchia, with its labyrinth of cobblestoned alleyways lined with food shops and ancient churches.

Taste just-pressed olive oil right at a historic mill; indulge in freshly made Mozzarella and Burrata at a local, artisan cheese producer; savor velvety, concentrated, and sultry wines in the best cellars of Puglia; attend a pasta “workshop”; learn how to make irresistible Pasticciotto pastry – this is an utterly delicious trip for all the senses. Stay overnight in unbelievable locations, including a villa-style Masseria dating back to the 15th century, when the Knights of Malta used it as a watchtower (now a 5-star ultra-luxury hotel), and a romantic stone mansion’s suite with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling. This tour celebrates the dolce vita and will create memories to last a lifetime!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private luxury Food & wine tour of Puglia & Matera in Basilicata
  • Exclusive Cellar Tours and VIP Wine Tastings
  • Chauffeured Mercedes & professional driver
  • Visit coastal villages, fairy tale hamlets, turquoise coves
  • Pasta Making, Cooking, Olive Oil Tasting, Cheese Tour
  • Michelin starred dining and authentic, casual fare

Unveiling Your Customized Puglia Wine Tour: Explore Your Tailored Itinerary

  1. Bari - Savelletri di Fasano

    local women making-pasta-bari
    Local women making pasta, Bari

    Benvenuto, Welcome to Puglia! Bari Food Tour

    • 5* Masseria Hotel
    • Food & wine walking tour lunch, private wine tasting
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  2. Savelletri di Fasano - Pezze di Greco - Acquaviva delle Fonti - Polignano a Mare

    restaurant-grotta-palazzese
    The amazing Restaurant Grotta Palazzese

    Puglia Cooking Experience, Chiaromonte wines, Stunning Grotta Palazzese

    • 5* Masseria Hotel
    • Full breakfast, Cooking Class lunch, Romantic dinner
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  3. Savelletri di Fasano - Ostuni - Cisternino - Locorotondo - Alberobello

    Beautiful Ostuni
    Beautiful Ostuni

    Alberobello & Itria valley's loveliest villages, Bombette, Burrata Cheese Tasting

    • 5* Masseria Hotel
    • Full breakfast, Casual lunch, Cheese tasting
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  4. Savelletri di Fasano - Oria - Torre Santa Susanna - Cellino - Squinzano - Lecce

    The Fiermontina Urban Resort in Lecce
    The Fiermontina Urban Resort in Lecce

    Fine Wines of Puglia and Extra Virgin Olive Oils

    • 5* Palazzo Hotel
    • Full breakfast, Wine estate lunch
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  5. Lecce

    2nd-century Roman amphitheater
    2nd-century Roman amphitheater

    Discover Baroque Lecce, Gourmet Michelin Starred Dining

    • 5* Palazzo Hotel
    • Full breakfast, Michelin starred lunch with a tasting menu and wine pairings
    • none
  6. Lecce - Monteroni - Galatina - Cutrofiano - Maglie - Otranto - Serrano

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    L' Astore Masseria winery

    Sunbaked wines of Salento, Pasta Workshop and alluring Otranto

    • 5* Luxury Villa style hotel
    • Full breakfast, Winery food, and wine pairing lunch
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  7. Serrano- Gallipoli

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    The old port of Gallipoli

    Gallipoli and the Romance of the Mediterranean

    • 5* Luxury Villa style hotel
    • Full breakfast, Oyster tasting with wine
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  8. Serrano - Guagnano - Sava - Grottaglie - Manduria

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    Michelin starred dining in your Wine Resort

    Primitivo di Manduria Wines and Grottaglie Ceramics

    • 4* Castle Hotel and Wine Resort
    • Full breakfast, Winery Tasting Lunch with wine flight
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  9. Manduria - Crispiano - Matera

    Masseria Amastuola wine estate
    Masseria Amastuola wine estate

    Organic wines and the city of Matera

    • 4* Castle Hotel and Wine Resort
    • Full breakfast, Wine Estate lunch
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur
  10. Manduria - Bari airport

    Buon Viaggio!
    Buon Viaggio!

    Arrivederci

    • None
    • Full breakfast
    • Private Mercedes with Chauffeur

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Cellar Tours Private Luxury Food & Wine Tours

Cellar Tours

Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

Our team specializes in crafting bespoke, custom-designed vacations, events, and incentives tailored to your unique tastes and preferences. Travel is not just about seeing new places - it's about creating unforgettable memories and indulging in the finer things in life.

As members of Slow Food, OTAVA (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), we promote sustainable tourism and support local communities. We work closely with top-rated hotels, restaurants, and wineries to provide you with the highest level of service and attention to detail.

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat, let Cellar Tours be your guide. With our passion for food and wine, extensive knowledge of local culture, and dedication to exceptional customer service, we're confident we can exceed your expectations.

Contact us today to start planning your dream vacation – we can't wait to hear from you!

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