Day 1: Arrive at Bari/Brindisi Airport (this hotel is closer to Brindisi Airport) collect your hire car at the terminal and start driving to Vinilia Wine Resort for your four nights stay. Check-In and enjoy your welcome aperitif. Depending on the arrival time of your flight you will then have free time to relax and enjoy your welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, a typical tasting menu excluding beverages which will be payable locally to the hotel. If your flight is arriving late your welcome tasting dinner will be arranged for another day based on your trips planned.
Day 2: Morning at your leisure, relax and enjoy your charming hotel or drive to nearby small towns and start exploring. Suggested trips: Visit Manduria, enjoy the famous local beaches in the area. Afternoon: Your introductory wine tasting at the hotel with a wine expert followed by a short (90 min) cooking class, either at the hotel or at Masseria Trullo di Pezza. Enjoy the food you have cooked with local wine.
Day 3: Morning at your leisure. Suggested trips today will be a visit to the Lecce, or Nardo, Gallipoli & Otranto. En-route to Otranto you can also visit a small charming town called Maglie, and try their famous chocolate. Afternoon: Your first wine cellar visit
s in the area. Name of the winery will be confirmed at the time of booking as this will depending the time of your travel and availability of the cellars in the area. Salento is very well known for its' wines so there will be plenty to choose from. Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner at your leisure.
Day 4: Morning at your leisure. Suggested trips for today are Martina Franca, Alberobello & Ostuni. Afternoon: You will be able to visit two cellars in this area. Based on their availability we will plan your day accordingly and confirm the timings of your visits.
Day 5: Depending on the departure time of your flight, return your hire car to the airport and check in for your flight home.
• Extend your stay at the hotel
• Add a 2nd hotel from different parts of the region such as Conversano, Torre Canne or Matera.
• Chauffeur driven private tours to include wine cellar visits on all days
• Add private airport transfers instead of hire car