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Biking Vacation Puglia: Italy's Undiscovered Coast ​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Matera · 2 nights $345

Post-trip Extension:
Rome · 3 nights $495*
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Post-Trip Extension - Rome

3 nights for only $495*

  • 3 nights at Hotel Giulio Cesare
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information 
  • Airfare to Rome
  • Airport transfers
Rome ToursDiscover the Eternal City at your leisure as you spend three nights in Italy’s timeless capital. From Greek sculpture to Roman ruins, history, art and architecture abound in Italy’s capital city.

Marvel at the grandeur of the Vatican, where St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel await. Stroll through the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and the Coliseum. Linger with locals on the Spanish Steps, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome, or just spend a relaxing afternoon at a quiet outdoor café. Many attractions are within walking distance of your centrally located hotel.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.

Single supplement: $295

*Please note: For those traveling in 2015, the Post-trip Rome is $545, single supplement is $295.

Day 1 - Begin your optional extension

Today you will transfer to the airport in Brindisi from Lecce. Upon arrival in the Rome airport, claim your luggage. VBT's local representative meets you and helps you transfer by private car to your hotel. (The representative will meet you outside the customs area in your arrival terminal and will be holding a VBT sign.)

At the hotel, our local Rep will be available to answer your questions and present the optional guided walks designed for VBT guests. You have the rest of the day free to relax or join one of our optional walking tours. The evening tour and the Vatican tour are the most popular.

Day 2 - Independent exploration of Rome

Today's opportunities are endless. You might visit the Forum, the political and commercial center of ancient Rome when the empire was at its greatest power. Various emperors constructed the temples, monuments and other buildings here over a period of nine centuries. Today you can still see the Curia, where the Roman Senate met. Take a walk up the Palatine Hill, where tradition says the first settlers of Rome built their huts under the direction of Romulus, later to be the home of Caligula, Nero, Tiberius and Domitian.

Perhaps you'll step out of Italy with a visit to the Vatican, an independent state. The Vatican museums are filled with magnificent art that goes far beyond such well-known pieces as the Pieta Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling and his Creation of Adam.

Tour Rome's famous Catacombs, located in tunnels carved out of rock along the Via Appia, or Appian Way. Or spend an idyllic afternoon in the gardens of the Villa Borghese, one of Europe's most elegant parks. And by all means, do as the Romans do—sip espresso, savor Italian wine, and take time to enjoy la dolce vita. After a full day of independent exploration, retire to your hotel or perhaps enjoy one of Rome's fine restaurants.
NOTE: Italian museums are closed on Mondays. Vatican museums are closed on Sundays, since they are in Vatican State. 

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Rome

You have another day to continue exploring Rome on your own

Day 4 - Depart for U.S.

After breakfast*, transfer to the airport for your flight home. VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.”  The transfer is prearranged with the reception desk and is prepaid by VBT**.

*For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

**VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

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