Apulia: Undiscovered Italy

The Bryn Mawr Alumnae/i Travel Program takes you to destinations around the world.

Reconnect with Bryn Mawr through like-minded alumnae and guest faculty members who accompany travelers on many of our trips.

Relax, learn, and enjoy as travel experts handle all the in-country details and local guides arrange behind-the-scenes tours.

An exclusive Bryn Mawr departure.

Life is different in Apulia, Italy’s rustic, sun-kissed southern region. Experience Mediterranean meals savored slowly amidst olive groves and family vineyards. Tour ancient villages atop limestone cliffs and see boats bobbing in Adriatic seaports where time stands still. Relish Apulia’s heart-warming charm, its landmarks, and its famously fresh, simple dishes on this journey. 

  • From your hotel's terrace, witness magnificent Adriatic skies melt into the cerulean sea.
  • View the Sassi districts of Matera, a 2019 European Capital of Culture.
  • Delight in Lecce's architecture, from its Roman amphitheater to churches adorned with cherubs and gargoyles.
  • Take in sweeping panoramic views of the Apulian countryside at a local vineyard.
  • Discover Alberobello's fascinating conical trulli houses and wander the narrow lanes of luminous Ostuni.
  • Taste Apulia's simple, fresh cuisine crafted with homegrown flavors and family heirloom recipes.
  • Delight in the exquisite charms and laid-back atmosphere of Locorotondo.
  • Experience two UNESCO World Heritage sites

Dates: Wednesday, June 1- Thursday, June 9, 2022

  • Sold Out?: No

Cost and Inclusions

Land-only rate: $3,645 per person, plus $295 VAT. No single supplement!

Accommodations (with baggage handling):

  • 7 nights in Polignano a Mare, Italy, at the first-class Hotel Covo dei Saraceni.

Extensive Meal Program:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner.

Your One-of-a-Kind Journey:

  • Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region:
    • History, Agriculture and Beauty of Apulia
    • Slow food and the Mediterranean Diet
    • Contemporary Italy
  • Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage and history:
  • AHI Connects: Local immersion:
    • Family Winery
    • Olive Oil Mill
  • Free time to pursue your own interests.
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions to mingle with fellow travelers.
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly.
  • Tipping of guides and drivers.
  • Complimentary travel mementos.

Let AHI Travel arrange your flights! AHI FlexAir experts are ready to assist you in booking flights. Their personalized air program offers the following advantages:

  • Price guarantee to protect you from fuel surcharge increases after ticket purchase.
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates.
  • Flexibility to change or cancel your reservations without penalty up to 60 days before departure on most flights.
  • Assistance in the event of schedule changes or delays.
  • Flight insurance worth up to $250,000, subject to policy terms.


  • Day 1: Depart gateway city
  • Day: Arrive in Bari and transfer to hotel in Polignano a Mare
  • Day 3: Bari | Polignano a Mare
  • Day 4: Locorotundo | Alberobello
  • Day 5: Lecce | Ostuni
  • Day 6: Matera
  • Day 7: Trani | Bisceglie
  • Day 8: Polignano a Mare
  • Day 9: Transfer to Bari airport and depart for gateway city

Contact AHI Travel at 800-323-7373 with questions regarding this trip or to make a reservation. Details are also available on the AHI Travel online booking page.

To review AHI Travel's most up-to-date Health and Safety Protocols, click here

About: AHI Travel was founded in 1962 by the Small family, who still owns and runs the company. The first travel company to develop tours exclusively for college and university alumni, AHI serves educated individual travelers and their families, as well as members of alumni associations, professional groups and museums. Read more about AHI Travel here


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