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Apulia ~ Undiscovered Italy

Indulge your senses on this seven-night experience in seaside Polignano a Mare. Here, in Italy’s southern Apulia region, you’re sure to encounter a true Italian way of life!

cobble stone street in Alberobello
May 29 - Jun 6, 2024
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AHI Travel

Tour Manager

Debbie M. Vargo

Trip overview

Together, we’ll traverse fertile plains to endearing fishing villages, family-run farms and medieval towns that leap from fairy tales. Discover communities set firmly in tempos of the past, from Alberobello to hilltop Locorotondo and Matera, known for its ancient sassi neighborhoods carved from limestone. Wander treasure-filled alleyways in Ostuni and linger by the colorful harbors of Trani and Bari. Stunning architecture waits around every turn, including Lecce’s Basilica of Santa Croce and Roman amphitheater. Along the way, dig into Apulia’s heirloom recipes, sip wine at a family vineyard and engage with locals at a historic olive oil mill. This small-group journey features an exclusive lecture series, a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement for solo travelers! Lovely Apulia is waiting for you!

Tour highlights

  • Seven nights in Polignano a Mare, Italy, at the first-class Hotel Covo dei Saraceni
  • Seven breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner
  • Opportunities to sample local cuisine
  • Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage and history
  • Enrichment by expert speakers enhances your insight into the region
  • AHI Connects: Local immersion
  • Free time to pursue your individual interests
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions to mingle with fellow travelers
  • AHI Sustainability Promise: We strive to make a positive impact wherever we travel
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly
  • Tipping of guides and drivers
  • Complimentary travel mementos

*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change. 


Day 1 - Depart US

Day 2 - Bari, Italy | Polignano a Mare

Day 3 - Bari | Polignano a Mare

Day 4 - Locorotondo | Alberobello

Day 5 - Lecce | Ostuni

Day 6 - Trani | Bisceglie

Day 7 - Matera

Day 8 - Polignano a Mare

Day 9 - Depart for your home city

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. We highly recommend that you review this information and consider insurance to protect yourself and your investment. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387.

The insurance that AHI Travel includes is very helpful, but limited in scope. Please visit to see an explanation of their Travel Assurance package and what it does and does not include.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel.

  • Cancellation received up to 90 days prior to trip departure will incur a $300 per person administrative fee.
  • Cancellation received 89 to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 59-45 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 44 days prior to departure to the time of departure (or no show) will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.

If a tour is canceled by AHI Travel before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence, you will have the choice of accepting one of these options from AHI Travel:

i) transfer to another date of the same tour, if available; ii) book another tour of equal or greater value, if available (you will be responsible for paying any difference in price); or iii) book another tour of lesser value, if available (with a refund payable to you for the difference in price); or iv) receive a full refund for the land-only portion of the applicable tour.


Reservations made prior to 120 days before a tour´s scheduled departure date may be canceled within 7 days following the reservation date for a full refund. Reservations made within 120 days prior to a tour´s scheduled departure will not qualify for the grace period.


Purchases of optional excursions, pre- and/or post-tour extensions, additional hotel nights, private transfers or other trip options become fully non-refundable 44 days prior to departure. Air transportation purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines.