Bari
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  • From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

    1. From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

    Begin your cultural adventure visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems its will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own home-made pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

    This tour will enhance your understanding, appreciation, and love of Bari in so many ways. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Bari: Ostuni, Alberobello and Locorotondo Full-day Tour

    2. Bari: Ostuni, Alberobello and Locorotondo Full-day Tour

    From Bari, head to Ostuni to meet an expert local guide who will accompany you to discover the small city painted in white lime. Walking through the narrow alleys to arrive at the Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione. Then proceed to Alberobello, where you will have the opportunity to admire the two ancient quarters. Starting from Aia Piccola, the most authentic area of Alberobello, you’ll stroll to Rione Monti to visit a trullo (a small round house with a cone-shaped roof). Final stop is Locorotondo, a pretty village whose historical center is made up of white houses arranged in a circle next to each other. You’ll then return to Bari.

  • Bari Walking Tour

    3. Bari Walking Tour

    Visit the main attractions of the old town and get a real feel the city. See the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Walk along the cobbled, narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoors and people cook in every corner. Discover the modern French part of the city with opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Explore the famous fish market near the seaside, and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. Finish your adventure with a tasting of delicious local ice cream. 

    Very interesting. Alessia took her time and was so nice. Ideal to discover Bari and its people.

  • Bari: City Discovery Game

    4. Bari: City Discovery Game

    An interactive city discovery experience across Bari. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with your challenge starting from Molo San Nicola. All the information you will need for your adventure will be in an email you will have received previously. Throughout your experience you will be required to solve 9 riddles. Each riddle will take you from one (hidden) location to the next, and on the way you will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst learning about the history of the city. You will discover spots in Bari that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. Explore the charming old town streets of Bari, the capital of Puglia, discovering the stories of churches and other impressive buildings and finding out about secret spots and historical curiosities. You can also indulge yourself in some fresh and tasty local ...

  • Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

    5. Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

    Take a day to explore Alberobello, a small town famous for its trullo buildings, a truly unique sight in Italy.  Your tour will begin from Bari, where your driver will pick up you at the organized meeting point. Following this, a licensed tour guide will greet you in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. If you book the private option, you'll enjoy a driver and tour guide for your group only throughout the excursion. Alberobello truly is one of a kind, due to the notable presence of typical conical stone buildings which people still inhabit to this day. Your guide will show you the Rione Aia Piccola and the Rione Monti, the two most important neighborhoods of the town. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Trullo Museum and an authentic stone house, and to enjoy a tasting of a traditional wine. Before leaving the town, you'll have time for a walk thr...

    very nice place to visit to see the trellis and learn the history of the place. the guide was very helpful and oil tasting also nice

  • Bari Street Food Tour on Segway

    6. Bari Street Food Tour on Segway

    Begin by visiting the main attractions of the old town, Basilica of Saint Nicolas with the precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop at several places for tastings. In a Panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice. in a Salumeria, find out about the different kinds of cheeses and salami, while drinking a glass of primitivo wine. In one of the typical corners, discover fried street food and the strong flavours of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a Gelateria, enjoy the home-made ice cream. Discover the modern French part of the city by the famous sea-side, with its opera theaters and luxury shopping streets, before the end of the tour. 

    Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Barbara, was knowledgeable and took us around around the old town with perfectly timed stops for local street food along the way. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the city.

  • Bari: Matera Day Trip

    7. Bari: Matera Day Trip

    Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. Once having arrived, meet your licensed tour guide that will show you this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230. In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.

  • From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

    8. From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

    Day 1, Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure.  Day 2: Castel del Monte to Trani Your second day will begin as you meet your driver and guide before departing for Castel del Monte to one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in Southern Italy. After some free time, check-in at the Palazzo Paciotti (or similar). Get ready to discover Trani, which is known as the "Slow City" and the "Pea...

  • Bari Walking Tour at Sunset and Focaccia Tasting

    9. Bari Walking Tour at Sunset and Focaccia Tasting

    Meet your local tour guide next to the Norman-Swabian Castle and begin your historic walking tour through Bari. Explore Bari's old town, where time seems to have stopped. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to meet locals preparing handmade pasta outside of their houses. You will visit the Cathedral of San Sabino, an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. You will also be able to admire the Basilica of San Nicola, where the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra are kept. The Basilica is an important religious destination that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. As you walk around, you can take in the beautiful sight of the sunset reflecting off the sea. At the end of the walking tour you will taste traditional focaccia in an ancient bakery.

  • Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

    10. Castel del Monte 2-Hour Guided Tour

    Discover the most significant medieval monument in southern Italy on a 2-hour guided tour of Castel del Monte. Situated in Andria in the Puglia region, the citadel and castle is a national treasure and beauty to behold. Built on top of a hill with commanding views of the Puglia region, Castel del Monte is the most important building built by the Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Swabia. Explore the monument’s myths and legends, including the meaning of the number 8. After years of neglect, when the castle was stripped of its furniture and marble decorations to become a refuge for shepherds, brigands and political refugees, Castel del Monte was bought and restored by the Italian state in 1876. Almost a century later, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the perfection of its shape and harmonious union of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Islamic world, and class...

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What people are saying about Bari

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 119 reviews

My husband and I took this tour accompanied by the guide Isabella who knows immediately she proved to be competent, courteous and nice to her, we saw and visited through the beautiful alleys of old Bari some of the places plus some of the most subjective and most suggestive places of this beautiful city I suggest everyone to undertake this tour especially in the evening at 18 because with the temperatures it is a bit milder than the Apulian Augustus, it is appreciated more without getting too tired and above all you begin to glimpse those beautiful colors that only the sunset can give

Thanks to this guided tour we managed to immerse ourselves in the local culture and daily life. We visited the main points of interest in the city and our guide, Alessia, was always very kind and helpful.

very nice place to visit to see the trellis and learn the history of the place. the guide was very helpful and oil tasting also nice

This tour will enhance your understanding, appreciation, and love of Bari in so many ways. I can't recommend it enough!

Interesting tour with a friendly guide and a very nice pasta workshop. .