FEAST logo header svg teal
Feast Burrata Puglia_2

Puglia Food Tour with Cooking Class

Exploring Puglia's Countryside: Farm-to-Table Delights and the Creamy Excellence of Andria's Burrata

Length

8 Days

Group size

4-12 travelers

Travel style

Insider

Puglia: Land and Sea on the Table - 8 Days

18 Reviews

Trip highlights

Excellent vegetable and fish cuisine

Sampling wine, vegetables, and olive oil

Frederick II in Trani and Castel del Monte

Fantastic accommodation, overlooking a sea of olive trees

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Visit with Pietro Zito, chef and farmer

Visit to an excellent cheesemaker

Visit to an olive oil mill

Giant olive trees welcome us, some over a thousand years old. The air is rich with herbal scents of sage and laurel. For many Italians, Apulia is home to the best regional cuisine in the country! It is famous for excellent vegetables, fish, and olive oil. On a trip to Gargano, we experience the traditional fishing method of the trabucco. And in Trani and the Castel del Monte, we “encounter” Frederick II.

Arrival information: Airport: Bari. We recommend our transfer service, which can be booked from Bari depending on your arrival time.

Parking: Guests arriving by car can easily park it on the premises of the accommodation.

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available. Please reach out to us and let us know any dietary restrictions when you book.

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

icon logo V Social Foundation

Every booking supports local communities through a small donation to our V Social Foundation. By clicking on this link, you can find out more about these projects.

Apulia Sapio
FEAST - Puglia Trani
FEAST- Puglia Castel del MOnte

Map

Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer Airport Bari - Masseria Lama di Luna

From

EUR 75

FEAST - Apulia
FEAST - Apulia
FEAST - Apulia

Welcome dinner with homemade products

Meals Included: Dinner

A warm welcome awaits you in sun-drenched Apulia. Arrive to the idyllic organic masseria Lama di Luna, located near Montegrosso, approximately 45 miles west of Bari. Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a refreshing aperitif with house wines. As a culinary start to your trip, a delicious dinner awaits you at your accommodation, where you can get to know your fellow travelers. The food is prepared using many products from the on-site organic farm, so you can enjoy the authentic flavors of the region. Sit back, let yourself be pampered, and look forward to unforgettable days in Apulia.

Benvenuto in Puglia! Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

FEAST Puglia Castel del Monte
Puglia 31.05.23
FEAST Puglia Villa Fenicia Mezza Pagnotta

Organic Breakfast on the Farm

Ethnobotanical Dinner in Ruvo di Puglia

Mysterious Castel del Monte

Culinary walk Alta Murgia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (1:00h)

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Apulian cuisine and savor the exquisite local creations.

Enjoy an organic breakfast that includes a variety of homemade delicacies and products from the on-site farm, such as freshly baked bread, homemade jams, and other treats prepared with care and love. After breakfast, owner Pietro will accompany you on a tour of the extensive property. Not only are olives, wine, vegetables, and almonds grown here, but Pietro will share with you many secrets and stories about the region.

The next stop on your journey takes you to the impressive Castel del Monte, an architectural masterpiece from 1250, built by Emperor Frederick II. This octagonal building, whose function remains unclear today, has given rise to numerous myths and legends that continue to fascinate visitors from all over the world.

At lunchtime, enjoy a picnic prepared by your guide in the idyllic surroundings. After a relaxing break, take a culinary walk through Alta Murgia National Park with Marco, with him you will explore the picturesque landscape, collect herbs, vegetables, and fruits, and learn about the traditional uses of these plants. On your way, you will also come across some trulli, traditional Apulian dry stone huts with distinctive conical roofs.

In the evening, you will be driven to Ruvo di Puglia, where a special experience awaits you — an ethnobotanical dinner at Villa Fenicia Mezza Pagnotta. Here, you will be served dishes based on the region's rich culinary traditions, made with carefully selected ingredients. Immerse yourself in the aromas of Apulian cuisine and let yourself be carried away by the delicious creations.

Apulia Sapio
FEAST Puglia Pietro Zito Antichi Sapori
FEAST Puglia Pietro Zito Antichi Sapori

Sensory Explosion at Pietro’s Osteria

Aperitivo Rinforzato

Meet chef and farmer Pietro Zito

Visit an Apulian family cheese dairy

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (0:30h)

Meet a true chef and gardener!

This morning you can take it easy and enjoy the silence or even the pool of your beautiful accommodation.

In the late morning you will walk with your guide to the nearby village of Montegrosso, where Pietro Zito awaits you in his Osteria Antichi Sapori. Pietro is an exceptional host and chef who maintains a 1.5-hectare garden with his father, growing most of the ingredients for his dishes there. He describes himself as cuoco contadino, or a “farmer chef”. He will take you on a fascinating tour of his garden, where you will have the opportunity to taste around 15 different varieties of fragrant thyme.

At Pietro’s, expect a real taste explosion in the form of his cucina dell’orto, his “kitchen from the vegetable garden”. Look forward to a variety of small, light dishes served at short intervals that will make your mouth water. The combination of fresh ingredients and Pietro's culinary creativity will delight you and offer an unforgettable taste experience.

After a relaxing digestive walk back to your accommodation, you have leisure time during the early evening to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. While you won't be very hungry after Pietro's delicious creations, you can still look forward to an aperitivo rafforzato. You will be introduced to the fascinating world of flavors and nuances of local wines and delicious olive oil. Let yourselves be seduced by the various flavors and delve deeper into the production of these exquisite products originating from the masseria's lands. This isn't just your ordinary aperitif; it's an opportunity to unwind, recharge, and share your day's experiences with others – after all, that's what the essence of an aperitif is all about!

FEAST- Gravina
FEAST Puglia Altamura forno Santa Caterina
Pane di Altamura DOP

Visit to a traditional Apulian bakery

Rustic delights at a Local Osteria

Exploring Gravina's Rich History

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy the "Pecora alla rzzaul", a very rare and traditional lamb dish of this area!

After breakfast, you will be taken to Altamura, a picturesque town located on one of the hills of the Murge plateau.

Here, you can enjoy a special culinary experience in a bakery that produces traditional Apulian pastries, such as pane di Altamura DOP. Close your eyes and let the tantalizing smell of freshly baked bread fill your senses. Immerse yourself in the delicious world of local baking traditions.

For lunch, your tour guide will take you to a nearby osteria specializing in rustic local dishes. Treat your taste buds to traditional culinary delights, such as pecora alla rzzaul, a hearty lamb dish that reflects the flavours of the region.

After lunch, you will visit the historic town of Gravina, which impresses with its ancient Roman bridge. Immerse yourself in the city's fascinating history and take time to explore its beauty. Stroll through the alleys, admire the architectural treasures, and let the special atmosphere work its magic on you. In Gravina your guide will take you to a small artisan distillery, which only uses herbs from the Alta Murgia for its products. You will be able to relive the walk through the beautiful nature.

As soon as you arrive back at your accommodation, you will have a free evening to relax and unwind. Review what you discovered and look forward to the adventures to come. You won't be very hungry after all you tasted throughout the day.

FEAST - Apulia mozzarella
FEAST - Apulia burrata
Puglia 01.06.2023

Mozzarella-making class

Festive Dinner

Cooking class with regional products

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have the chance to make mozzarella yourself, just like a true cheese maker!

Start the day with a delicious breakfast, which sets the stage for the culinary adventures ahead.

The morning begins with an exclusive mozzarella lesson with Nicola, where you will learn the art of processing this beloved Italian cheese. Afterward, you will enjoy a light lunch accompanied by a tasting of local cheeses and specialties such as burrata di Andria. After lunch, take a walk through the charming town of Andria to discover its hidden gems, such as the narrowest alleyway in Puglia and the majestic cathedral.

In the afternoon, you'll embark on a unique culinary journey, not your typical cooking class, but rather a familiar experience with the chef of a renowned local restaurant. Grazia will lead you through the secrets of Apulian cuisine, turning this moment into a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover her culinary tricks and specialties crafted with fresh, regional ingredients. To cap it off, you'll enjoy dinner directly at Grazia's beautiful restaurant, adding a delightful touch to the overall experience.

Enjoy the taste of authentic Apulian food and toast to your shared culinary successes!

Puglia 01.06.2023
Puglia 01.06.2023
FEAST - fish

Best fish dinner in Trani

Visit to a Biodynamic local Farm

Relaxation by the Organic Pool

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy an exclusive tour led by Giancarlo to discover the farm's sustainable practices and innovative techniques firsthand.

An unforgettable highlight of your trip awaits you with Giancarlo Ceci</b, the proud owner of an impressive fattoria that extends over 300 hectares. Here, he produces biodynamic wines, olive oils, juices, and canned vegetables, continuing the traditions of his family. When Giancarlo took over the property in 1988, he decided on sustainable, biodynamic production and to self-market his products. You will feel his passion and dedication to his craft firsthand during your visit.

Giancarlo takes you on a fascinating journey through his history and gives you insight into wine and olive oil production. He then invites you to an unforgettable lunch in his family's historic masseria. There, you will be seduced by the flavours of the regional cuisine and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of this special place. Giancarlo himself is an innovative entrepreneur, an excellent host, and an interesting conversation partner who will give you valuable insights into his work.

In the afternoon, you will depart for the coast</b to experience a different side of Puglia. You can relax at the new Family Hotel and refresh yourself.

In the evening, you will enjoy dinner in a delicious fish restaurant in Trani. Enjoy the evening in a relaxed atmosphere and let yourself be pampered by the delicious creations.

Apulia Sapio
Puglia 27.05.2023
Puglia 27.05.2023

Best fish dinner in Trani

Discover Trani on your own

Lunch at the Harbor

Tour through fabulous Trani

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transportation: Private Bus (0:30h)

Experience the authentic coastal charm of Trani with the local guide Anna Lisa

Today it's dolce vita by the sea in Trani. The city's slogan is città slow because everything moves at a comfortable pace in this little harbour town. After a half-hour drive, Anna Lisa will welcome you for a guided tour of this charming place. During the city tour, <you will have the opportunity to visit the historic cathedral, which rises directly on the sea and is an impressive testimony to bygone times, along with the narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter and the Templar Church, a historical jewel of exceptional beauty.

A delicious seafood lunch awaits you at the port. Here, you can watch the fishermen haul in freshly caught seafood. Once you've had your fill, you'll have the afternoon free to explore picturesque Trani at your own pace. <Wander the town and discover ice cream parlors, bars, small shops, churches, and museums. Your tour guide Luciano will be happy to provide you with valuable tips and recommendations.

In the evening, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits you in another carefully selected fish restaurant. Immerse yourself in the flavours of local seafood and indulge in sophisticated dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients. With a satisfied palate and pleasant memories, you make your way back to your accommodation.

FEAST - Apulia
FEAST - Apulia
Puglia coast

Meals Included: Breakfast

Unfortunately, it’s time to say goodbye to your journey through Apulia, unless you booked an extension. Just because this trip is over doesn't mean your thirst for adventure has to be satisfied. If you want to continue your exploration of southern Apulia, we are more than happy to assist you with recommendations and ideas for staying a little longer.

Transfer Sapio

0 Days

Transfer Trani - Airport Bari

Transfer from accommodation at Trani to the airport of Bari (about 40min).

From

EUR 55

Dates & Prices

Start date

End date

More Info

Guide

Availability

Price

21

Sep

2024

28

Sep

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,399

Info

Best Time to Travel: This departure date takes place at the best travel time!

Guide

Luciano Gassi

Luciano

Your guide for this tour

Luciano Gassi commutes between the two worlds: Living in southern Germany as an Italian with Franconian-Apulian roots, he not only knows how to unite the two mentalities, but also how to mediate as an Italian lecturer. He is drawn to Italy several times a year, especially to his second homeland of Apulia. The excellent, authentic cuisine and outstanding wines of the region are also a source of inspiration for his passion for cooking, which he enthusiastically passes on in his cooking courses and elsewhere.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

21

Sep

2024

28

Sep

2024

Best Time to Travel

Luciano Gassi
Full

From

EUR 2,399

Desired date not available? Get in touch with us! We will be happy to organize alternative travel dates for your private trip with family or friends (min. 4 people). Trust our experts and experience unforgettable moments. Contact us

Info

Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose accommodation in a "single room" with a surcharge, or alternatively we will be happy to help you find a room partner of the same gender. To do this, select "Share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room and feast will take care of 50% of the supplement (you only have to pay the other 50% of the supplement). We will inform you about one month before the start of the trip whether we have found a room partner. Please note that if you book the last available place or book at short notice, we can only confirm the "half double room" if a suitable room partner has already registered. Otherwise, we will offer the single room at the full price.

What's included

5 Nights at the Organic Agriturismo Masseria Lama di Luna

Homemade Breakfast

2 Nights in a Family Hotel in Trani

Homemade Breakfast

6 Dinners Including Wine (1/2 Bottle Per Person), Water, and Coffee

5 High-Quality Lunches/Snacks Including Served Drinks

1 Cooking Class

1 Mozzarella-Making Course

1 Visit to a Cheese Dairy

1 Visit to a Winery & an Olive Oil Mill

1 Guided Tours of Trani and Castel del Monte

Entrance Tickets for All Services Included in the Tour Program

All Transfers During the Trip

German/English-speaking Feast tour guide on site

Daily Small Extras: The Feast+

Travel Documents, Detailed Information, and Packing Tips

Your Trip Supports the Ventura TRAVEL Project for Holistic Environmental Protection

10 EUR Donation to the VSocial Foundation to Support Community Projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

client

Anette Z von Grafenau

Puglia: Land and Sea on the Table - 8 Days

Insider

Wer gutes und lokales Essen mag, zusammen mit netten Leuten, der ist hier genau richtig. Taucht tief in die Entstehung und Zubereitung von Lebensmittel ein, lernt Land und Leute sehr intensiv kennen und hat das Gefühl unter Freunden zu sein. Das alles ist natürlich nur mit dem entsprechenden Reiseleiter möglich. Sensationell !

Worth Knowing

Included in the tour price: daily delicious meals and drinks with the group and tour guide, except for one free evening for personal arrangements.

Look forward to a relaxed journey either with no hotel changes at all, or with only two comfortable hotel changes!

Program activities may vary but will remain complete or be replaced by equivalent or superior activities.

Accommodations may occasionally change but guarantee equivalent or better alternatives.

Feast Travel offers authentic regional cuisine with creative variations of similar dishes, providing a broad culinary experience.

On Feast Tours, you'll experience authentic regional cuisine directly from family-run establishments, always with respect for local traditions!

FAQs

If the traveller withdraws before the start of the trip or does not start the trip, Ventura loses the right to the travel price. Instead, Ventura may demand reasonable compensation from the traveller. This shall not apply if Ventura is responsible for the cancellation or if unavoidable, extraordinary circumstances occur at the destination or in its immediate vicinity, which significantly impair the performance of the package tour or the transport of persons to the destination; circumstances are unavoidable and extraordinary if they are beyond the control of the party invoking them and their consequences could not have been avoided even if all reasonable precautions had been taken.

Ventura has defined this claim for compensation to which it is entitled in the following cancellation fees. The calculation is made taking into account the time of the cancellation declared by the traveller up to the contractually agreed start of the trip, the expected saving of expenses and the expected acquisition through alternative use of the travel services. The compensation shall be calculated as follows according to the time of receipt of the declaration of cancellation by Ventura or the travel agent:

a) General cancellation fee (as a percentage of the travel price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare: up to 65 days before departure 20% from the 64th to 30th day before departure 25% 45% from the 29th to 15th day before departure from the 14th to 7th day before departure 60% from the 6th day before departure 80% 90% on the day of departure and in the event of a no-show

For bookings in the FLEXI fare: up to 65 days before departure 0% from the 64th to the 45th day before departure 10% from the 44th to the 30th day before departure 20% from 29 days before departure, the cancellation fees are identical to those of the CLASSIC rate

b) Special cancellation fee:

Special offers/specials, individually prepared package tours and group tours may be subject to special cancellation conditions, to which explicit reference is made in the respective service description or travel advertisement/offer and the travel confirmation in accordance with Art. 250 §§ 3, 6 EGBGB.

Ventura reserves the right to demand higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates, insofar as Ventura can prove the occurrence of significantly higher expenses than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

We advise you to take out travel cancellation insurance, as it can always happen that you are unable to travel shortly before the departure date due to unforeseen illness, an accident or for other reasons. Repatriation assistance insurance is strongly recommended!

If you pay for your Feast trip with your VISA credit card, you are normally insured, but please ask your bank to confirm this. If you do not wish to take out insurance, Feast cannot be held liable.

Feast's travel insurance offer:

We offer 3 types of insurance (cancellation cover/all-round cover/travel cover) when you book online through our partner HanseMerkur. Of course, you can also contact other insurance companies of your choice.

The following links will take you to the insurance booking portal. After booking, you will receive your insurance documents and invoice directly from our partner HanseMerkur.

For Germany, Austria and Belgium, click here https://secure.hmrv.de/rvw-ba/initBa.jsp?baid=419&adnr=4562815&fTypId=0&locale=de_DE

For Switzerland, click here https://secure.hmrv.de/rvw-ba/initBa.jsp?baid=800&adnr=4577797&fTypId=0&st=HMINT&locale=de_CH&mId=21

You can book your travel insurance at any time from the moment you book your trip up to 30 days before the start of your trip.

No, all our tours include an individual journey in order to avoid unnecessary national bundled flights and to give you the opportunity to organise your journey individually.

We are happy to help you plan and decide on flights, train connections or intermediate stages.

If you need a transfer from the airport or train station, we can organise this for you.

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is due upon receipt of the invoice. Please transfer the remaining payment no later than 21 days before departure. Bank transfers from Germany and other EU countries via IBAN and BIC are fast and inexpensive. You can also pay conveniently by credit card.

According to our terms and conditions, we can cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached up to 21 days before the start of the trip. As a rule, we will inform you one month in advance to discuss alternatives. You can then, for example, choose another date or an alternative trip. If these options are not suitable for you, we will refund the full travel costs already paid. However, it is rare that a trip cannot be realised. As soon as a trip is guaranteed to take place, we will highlight this on our "Dates & Prices" page.

You can start organising and booking your journey as soon as we have confirmed that the trip is guaranteed to take place. This happens at the latest approx. 30 days before the start of the trip. If the minimum number of participants has already been reached, you will of course be informed immediately.

Puglia: Land and Sea on the Table - 8 Days

4.9

(18)

Insider

Price

Upon Request



2024 Feast, a Ventura TRAVEL GmbH brand

All rights reserved

Valerio

Your contact

Valerio

Book a video consultation

15min face to face consultation

Valerio