9 days

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Summary

Basilicata and Puglia offer rich histories, both with outstanding monuments that date from the Neolithic period right up to the modern age. Greeks planted wealthy colonies, which were subsumed in the Roman Empire and later incorporated into the Byzantine Catepanate of Italy. While the Greek influence on the region is unmistakable, the Norman conquest under William de Hauteville in the 11th century left an incredible mark on the area, producing some of the most splendid castles still extant in Italy. Along with the wealth of history left by the Magna Graecia, this area is a showcase for fascinating troglodytic dwellings, Byzantine churches and Norman castles. It is also the home of Horace and the land where Hannibal won his most famous victory.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the charming white-washed trulli houses of Alberobello
  • Explore ancient Matera, which was crowned the 2019 European Capital of Culture and setting for Mel Gibson's blockbuster, "Passion of the Christ"
  • Experience the wonderful Baroque city of Lecce and its many historic sights
  • Pay a visit to Castel del Monte, the most spectacular castle in all of southern Italy

Full Price
£3,845

Today's Price
£3,495 (including offers)

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£350

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  • Save £350 if you pay your full balance today, just £3,495
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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £290

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Tony O’Connor

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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Matera
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
27 September 2022 ABAP220927 27 September 2022 (Tuesday) 5 October 2022 (Wednesday) Tony O’Connor £3,845
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£500 £290 £3,495
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11 April 2023 ABAP230411 11 April 2023 (Tuesday) 19 April 2023 (Wednesday) Oliver Gilkes £3,910
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£750 £320 £3,460
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25 April 2023 ABAP230525 25 April 2023 (Tuesday) 3 May 2023 (Wednesday) Dr Jamie Sewell £3,955
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£750 £320 £3,505
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26 September 2023 ABAP230926 26 September 2023 (Tuesday) 4 October 2023 (Wednesday) Dr Jamie Sewell £3,910
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£750 £320 £3,460
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