Explore the rich cultural and gastronomic delights of Puglia, land of olive trees in our delightful 8 day tour. This tour explores one of the most mesmerising regions of Southern Italy with the strong focus on history, nature, food and wine making it a real feast for the senses. Designed for the single traveller to introduce you to this stunning area, as well as allowing plenty of time for making new friends. Famed for its glorious weather, delicious wine, vast Mediterranean coastlines and baroque architecture, Puglia also offers picturesque whitewashed hilltop villages, thermal springs and secluded coves.
This tour allows you to explore the highlights of the region, from a seaside hotel in Trani where you'll taste the most delicious fresh fish, to a traditional rustic Masseria (country house) in Fasano and finishing with an elegant hotel set in the heart or the bustling Monopoli. All settings offer you the chance to immerse yourself in the idyllic culture of Puglia.
Trani This charming historic seaport offers delightful views of the Adriatic Sea. There is a quaint timeless beauty to the area, making it ideal for strolling down the cobbled lanes or sitting back to admire the harbour views.
Fasano This striking little town is a flawless example of Italian culture. From lush green hills to the brilliant blue ocean, the landscape of the area is breath-taking. An abundance of olive trees, exceptional sea food, a pristine golf course and some heavenly beaches make Fasano a real delight to visit.
Monopoli This small town, with a charming historic core, lies in the province of Bari opening onto the sea. In this flourishing seaside town you can wander around at your leisure, exploring whatever narrow, steep street that catches your fancy while enjoying its great choice of bars and restaurants.
The variety in accommodation represents the richness of the culture of this region, and offers a refreshing taste of what Puglia has to offer. From a beautiful hotel in Trani that offers views of the Adriatic Sea to a traditional Masseria in Fasano, to the elegant setting in Monopoli. Masseria are the delightful, traditional country houses that this area is famed for.
Palazzo Indelli (Monopoli) * * * *
Inspired by the sea breeze, enveloped by the salty sea smell of the historic centre vibrating with life, Palazzo Indelli, rich of an ancient history, rises up few just meters from the sea.
A very comfortable 4 stars hotel, realized with the aim to create emotions, to share sentiments, to experiment the past of stunning and timeless places. Facilities include restaurant, bar and Wi Fi.
Hotel Mare (Trani) ****
The Marè Resort SPA is an historical lodge realized inside Palazzo Telesio, a building dated back to the end of 18th century situated nearby the harbour of Trani, in Apulia.
White, beige and brown design and an absolute sobriety bearing the sign of the concept CULTI. On the terrace, with the wonderful view of the harbor and the Cathedral, queen of the Romanesque churches of Apulia, the Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Brasserie and the Solarium.
The Don Sante Messeria (Farm House)
Surrounded by green century-old olive trees the “Masseria Farmhouse” built between the XVIII and XIX century by the Sante Conti family, from which it takes its name. It has been restored preserving the typical characteristics of a Pugliese farmhouse, Masseria Don Sante is situated in an oasis of tranquillity, away from the city traffic.
This is an ideal place to spend your holiday in absolute relax and tranquillity in this marvellous landscape in the heart of Puglia, surrounded by rolling hills and an attractive coastline.
The only way to really get a flavour of this unique part of Italy is to fully embrace its culture. This tour varies from an amble through the local markets to a memorable Italian cookery course amidst the olive groves. As well as the culinary delights you can expect to explore this area of remarkable natural beauty and charming architecture.
Day One – Overnight Stay in Trani at The 4* Hotel Mare
Arrival in Bari/Brindisi airport for a delicious seafood dinner in a local restaurant and your stay at a charming seafront hotel.
Day Two – Trani / Andria / Castel del Monte / Trani
A visit to the Museum of Confetto for a sweet treat and a special lunch at a dairy farm, before exploring one of Europe's most beautiful castles, Castel del Monte, followed by wine tasting, a tour and a decadent buffet dinner in the Antinori family wine estate.
Day Three – Trani / Bari / Fasano
Time to explore the picturesque harbour town of Trani, followed by a trip to an underground oil mill to taste the delicious world-renowned olive oil and other local delicacies. Visit to a local food market then spend the afternoon in Bari with its Romanesque churches and medieval piazzas, before enjoying an array of exquisite street food. You'll lodge in a traditional rustic Masseria (farmhouse) in Fasano.
Day Four – At Leisure
A day spent at leisure, spent the day relaxing and exploring the area or opt for something more active such as horse riding, golf, cycling or a boat excursion as optional excursions. In the afternoon your group will experience a private boat excursion with music and aperitivo on board… and you will end up partying for an unforgettable night of pure fun!
Day Five – Matera / Afternoon at leisure
Explore the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera, then have an afternoon at leisure after checking in at your hotel Palazzo Indelli in Monopoli.
Day Six – Cooking class / Ostuni
In the morning you’ll be involved in a cooking lesson where you’ll learn how to prepare fresh pasta and limoncello for your lunch from the idyllic setting of a beautiful masseria surrounded by olive trees, then spend the afternoon on a guided walk to learn about Ostuni with its majestic Baroque churches and striking white buildings.
Day Seven – Polignano a Mare / Alberobello / Farewell dinner
Immerse yourself in the striking natural beauty of Polignano a Mare with its marine caves and stunning rugged coastlines. This is the perfect chance to enjoy a tasty gelato or granita. A guided walk will take you through the charming trulli (conical huts) that are so well-known in this region, before enjoying a traditional Apulian dinner “al fornello”, offering a wide range of Italian meats and delicacies from Puglia local suppliers.
Day Eight – Departure
After breakfast and warm Puglian farewells, fly home from Bari/Brindisi airport.
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Price and itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes Tourist Tax Euro 2/ person/ day to be paid locally maximum of Euro 14 per for any duration of stay.
Frequently asked Questions
Who are Solitair?
The specialists in Singles Holidays
Sophisticated, fun & adventurous holidays chosen especially for the single traveller
Who books with Solitair?
Our customers join us from all walks of life. We have found that people choose to travel solo for many reasons, but appreciate the communal ambience created by the Solitair concept. Our guests can be single, separated, divorced, widowed or simply unable to co-ordinate holidays with family and friends. We always endeavour to balance numbers, genders and ages within each group, but naturally, we can never guarantee a particular mix of people.
Read more about just who our customers are, with our survey on Singles Holidays Uncovered!
Why book with Solitair?
We operate our holidays with a real knowledge of the single traveller's wishes and aspirations, with recommendations personally tried and tested by ourselves. Our guests benefit from the knowledge and experience we have accumulated over the past 15 years, enabling us to offer the very best singles holidays. With Solitair you will find great company, total freedom, good food and friendly hosts at all our holiday destinations.
Age - does it matter?
Definitely not... We know from our experience that a cross section of ages offers the best mix for our groups, so you will have the opportunity to meet new friends across a wide range of ages. Our experienced travel advisors will guide you towards your perfect holiday dependent on age and interests.
What is the age range of people travelling on a Solitair holiday?
Solitair arrange specific holidays for singles who want to match their age range and interests. We cater for single travellers from the ages of 29 to 79 with some holiday highlighted for particular age groups as below.
· 29 – 49 years of age
· 30 – 59 years of age
· 50 + up to 89 years of age
What is the average group size on Solitair singles holidays?
The average group size is 12 but the numbers vary depending on time of the year and destination.
What is the ratio of men to women?
We do not manage the proportion of women to men on our solo holidays. The ratio varies, but is usually around three women to each man.
How do I connect with other singles going on holiday?
Once you have booked your holiday, you can register to our site by using your booking reference number to join our on line community of single travellers. Never be bored or stressed in the airport again! Find your new friends before you travel with our email exchange service and online community. Perhaps to meet before you travel at an airport lounge, generally get to know your fellow travellers before to go on holiday or just to chat and share experiences.
Are you a dating agency?
No, we do not design our holiday packages to have any aspect of introduction or dating services. We offer holidays purely for single travellers who want to go it alone but do not want to spend their holiday on their own. Good friends do certainly result from our holidays. Although individuals have met and become a couple as a result of our holidays this is not an intention of Solitair.
First time Traveller?
We understand that going away on your own for the first time can be daunting, which is why becoming part of a Solitair group can help you feel more at ease. In the company of new friends, you can enjoy a different way of holidaying, safe in the knowledge that you are free to enjoy your own company or join others if you wish for exploration, dining, travel and fun.
I have never travelled on my own before ?
Don't worry, more than half of our single customers have never booked on their own before, so you'll be amongst likeminded people with something already in common.
Will I be left on my own?
Only if you choose to be. Our hosts are at hand to greet you at the airport at your holiday destination and organise your ice breaker get together. On all our singles holidays we arrange meals together, offer advice on excursions and answer any questions. Of course there will be plenty of time and space for you to be alone whenever you choose.
When will I meet my Solitair Representative?
Your Solitair representative will meet you either at your resort or at your destination airport.Your representative will be available during your holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly and add that reassuring personal touch. Our friendly hosts are specially selected from the respective countries, as our experience has shown that their local knowledge and skills will add value to your holiday and also we are committed in supporting local tourism.
Can I extend my holiday?
If you would like to extend your holiday at the time of booking just ask and we can sometimes arrange this for you.
How can I book a holiday?
You can book over phone by ringing reservations on 0844 4144010 or online by simply clicking the 'Book On-line’ link and you will be guided through the booking process in easy-to-follow steps.
· acknowledge receipt by e-mail
· send a confirmation invoice by e-mail within 24 hours
· Simply book on-line.
If you have any further queries, please call 0844 414 4010
By phone contact our Travel consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
What is smart price?
Smart price is an early booking discount and to take advantage of smart price you should book early and pay in full at the time of booking.
How much deposit is required to book the holiday?
You can secure your booking by paying £100 deposit for UK holidays, £200 for European holidays & £500 for Worldwide holidays anytime up to 10 weeks prior to departure.
How do I know if my booking has been confirmed?
When booking a holiday on-line or over phone, you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours with a booking reference by e mail. Please print the page or write down the booking reference number when you receive it. You will also receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your payment.
When do I have to pay for my holiday in full?
The balance is required no later than 10 weeks before departure. If you are due to travel within 10 weeks of making the booking, payment is required in full when you book your holiday.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment can be made by debit or credit card when you book. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Switch, and Delta.
Please note a 2% handling fee will be charged on MasterCard, Visa and 3% on Amex. All Debit cards, Delta, Visa Debit, Master Debit, Solo, Electron cards are subject to no surcharge.
Please note a minimum card charge of £5 is applicable on all credit card payments for the amount of £1 to £250.
If I have a special request?
If you have a special request this must be made at the time of booking over the telephone or online booking. Please be advised certain request are subject to supplement for e.g: Pre bookable seats, Extra legroom seats, Pool / Sea view rooms. Special dietary request must be notified at the time of booking and vegetarian diet, gluten free diet can be catered on all our holidays. All special request must be notified at the time of booking and appropriate supplement if applicable must be paid to guarantee the service.
Will you send me a reminder when I have to pay the balance?
We do not issue reminders for the balance. Your holiday confirmation advice you the date for balance payment and serves as your final invoice.
Can I fly from my local airport?
To make your travel easier, we endeavour if available to offer direct flights to a selection of our destinations at a supplement. Or we can arrange regional connection to major airports.
When will I receive my tickets?
Your Electronic tickets and final travel details will be issued approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
What are your opening hours?
You can Contact our Holiday Consultants on 0844 414 4010 and one of our helpful and friendly team will book your holiday and answer any questions you may have. Our team are here to take your call Monday - Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (excludes customer services). A telephone answering service is available outside office hours. Calls may be recorded to ensure a high level of customer service.
If there is a mistake in my confirmation, what should I do?
Telephone 0844 414 4010 quoting your booking reference number immediately on receipt of email invoice. Once confirmed and invoiced, any changes by you to your details or holiday arrangements will incur an administration fee of £50.
Can I cancel my holiday?
Yes you can. Please advise us by telephone immediately and also in writing. If you cancel you will be liable to pay cancellation fees detailed in our Booking Conditions.
Do I have to share a bedroom?
No, we recognise that people have the right to travel without the burden of additional supplement costs, which is why Solitair make no single supplement charges and we do not ask or expect you to share a room with one of your companions unless you decide to.
Do you charge a single room supplement?
No. Our prices are based on single occupnacy.
What is Share & Save option
Certain holidays we offer Share & Save option with same gender and similar age group to reduce the cost of the holiday.
Can two single friends travel together?
Although the vast majority of our customers travel alone, some people who have recently become alone or solo and are not ready to go alone do travel with a friend.
Can Solitair organise my car parking and overnight stay at the airport?
Yes just give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you with your arrangements.
Can I pre-book my seats on the aircraft?
Yes, you can pre book your seats on the aircraft for a supplement, please advise at the time of booking.
When are flight times confirmed?
If you contact our Customer Services approximately 7 – 10 days before the departure date, we should be able to confirm final flight times.
Why do you need my insurance and next of kin/friends details?
If you have taken your own insurance we ask for details so that in the event of an emergency, we can deal with any problems. Also to assist you if required to contact your next of kin or friend.
If I have a concern or a complaint what do I do?
Please refer to the Solitair complaints procedure the terms and conditions of booking, and you can use the Contact Us function.
Book with confidence
Solitair is fully bonded and holds an Air Travel Organisers Licence number (ATOL) 6184. This means your money and holiday are fully protected when you book with us.
If you cannot find answers or got any queries regarding this holiday please contact us or request a call back.
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