Hotel Luxury Puglia provides its customers with the Travel Design service to design tailor-made programs for one or more days and organize authentic experiences to discover the most fascinating Salento.

Among the daily programs offered: Salento cooking courses, bike tours, sailing trips with lunch on board, food and wine tours, photo safaris, horseback riding, shopping with personal stylists, exclusive tours, cultural tours, visits and tastings in cellar, Oil and Pasta Tour, Wine Tasting for groups.

Tours and activities can also be designed to measure and for larger groups by our Travel Designer.

DISCOVER THE PUGLISH CUISINE: A LESSON WITH THE MOTHERS

A beautiful experience suitable for everyone that will allow you to enter the favorite place of Italian homes: the kitchen.

Inside a Palazzotto that once housed the town of a small town in Salento, on the romantic notes of the Italian Opera, a local mother will prepare a traditional Apulian menu together with the guests.

At the students’ disposal fresh and genuine products and the apron of the cooking school. The menu can also be agreed in advance for specific needs (allergies, intolerances, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan) cooking and tasting in a relaxed and familiar atmosphere.

A unique gastronomic experience that ends at the table, accompanying the typical wines of Salento to end with a limoncello.

The course has a maximum duration of 3 hours plus 1 additional hour for lunch or dinner.

Price per person: € 100.00
minimum participants: 2
Extra child: € 25.00
Duration: 4 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Sunday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English, French
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your own car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel.
  • Paying children: 4-12 years. Children under 4 years free

HORSE RIDING

A fascinating journey straddling the Salento countryside and the beach just a few kilometers from the center of Lecce, a pleasant experience in contact with nature amidst landscape, fauna and the sea without equal, suitable for both beginners and experienced riders and amazons.

The horseback ride starts from the center where there are horses and instructors to dive in the middle of the countryside first and on the beach at a later time. Once in the San Cataldo Basins, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the natural marshes, populated by flamingos and herons.

The route will be accompanied by expert guides and is suitable for both beginners and experts.

The helmet will be provided by the center.

The excursion on this route lasts two hours.

The activity timetable is to be agreed with the center according to availability.

Price per person: € 50.00
minimum participants: 2
Duration: 2 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Sunday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your own car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel.

SHOOPING WITH PERSONAL STYLIST

During your vacation, rely on the advice of a professional personal shopper, who will guide you through the boutiques and the best shops that animate the streets of the city.

Our personal shopper will organize a personalized itinerary to discover the most exclusive shops in Lecce for fashion, design, artisan, food & amp; wine, jewelry.

It starts with an initial briefing to understand the tastes and desires of customers, and then explore shops and points of interest. The personal shopper will be available to customers to give them advice and suggestions, based on their preferences and current fashion.

And after a shopping trip, customers can also choose to spend relaxing moments in the most “in” beauty salons of the city and in the best restaurants.

Price per person: € 100.00
minimum participants: 2
Duration: 3 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Saturday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your own car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel.

PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR

The photo tour of Lecce on foot is a wonderful opportunity not to miss the magic of a shot through places, details, close-ups, shops, lesser-known sites.

A lifestyle photographer will accompany the participants on this photographic walk through exquisite places, exploring the beautiful Lecce in many of his masterpieces.

With your digital camera or smartphone, meet the guide in the center of Lecce and start this magnificent walk.

The walk ends with a Salento brunch in the center.

Main attractions

  • Explore local roads
  • Advice from a local expert
  • craft shops, aristocratic palaces, wine bars, close-ups, sites of cultural interest

Price per person: € 100.00
minimum participants: 2
Duration: 3 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Saturday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English, French
  • Activities are carried out with a private guide you will meet in the center of Lecce.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to get to the destination.

OIL AND PASTA TOUR

An itinerary around Lecce to learn and taste authentic extra virgin olive oil and learn how to make Pugliese pasta in a real pasta factory.

After visiting the oil mill and tasting olive oil among hundreds of olive trees, you will be more aware of the beneficial properties of a real extra virgin olive oil and will be able to recognize a good quality product in the future.

You can taste two types of olive oil produced a few km from Lecce and other local specialties in a typical Salento snack.

If your stay in Salento occurs after the second half of October, there is also the possibility of attending or participating in the olive harvest and transformation into the precious Puglia olive oil.

The experience continues in a pasta factory in a small town in Salento, where you can learn to make pasta using genuine local flours, with tasting and a glass of wine.

Price per person: € 90.00
minimum participants: 2
Extra child: € 20.00
Duration: 4 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Saturday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English, French
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your own car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel.
  • Paying children: 4-12 years. Children under 4 years free

GASTRONOMIC ITINEARY

To discover the typical Salento gastronomy, baked goods, meats, cheeses, wine and olive oil.
The tour starts with a nice walk in the historic center of Lecce, tasting the excellent products of the area in various stages, including a visit to a farm where you can taste typical Salento cheeses.
A beautiful itinerary in Lecce and its surroundings to experience the typical gastronomy, the traditions and the local culinary art.

Lunch will be served at a farm, a producer of olive oil, with the pleasure of tasting two different types of olive oil along with other typical local products.

Price per person: € 90
Minimum number of participants: 2
Extra adult: € 30.00
Duration: 4 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Saturday

Important information:
• The experience takes place in Italian, English and French
• The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your car to your destination.
• Prices do not include transport costs, eventually you can book transfers for a fee.
• The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel
• Paying children: 4-12 years. Children under 4 years free.

CULTURAL HISTORICAL ROUTE IN LECCE

During this cultural tour in Lecce we will visit places of culture, artisans, shops, in the fascinating historical center with its streets characterized by aristocratic palaces and artistic corners.

A light lunch will be served in a characteristic trattoria in the historic center.

Before concluding our tour and returning to the hotel we will be able to enjoy an excellent ice cream at the best ice cream shop in the center.

Price per person: € 90.00
minimum participants: 2
Extra child: € 30.00
Duration: 4 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Sunday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English, French
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel
  • Paying children: 4-12 years. Children under 4 free.

SAILING BOAT TRIPS

For the lovers of the sea, here is the sweetest experience: to sail through the crystal clear waters of the Salento along the Adriatic or Ionian coast, enjoy a delicious lunch and an outdoor bar and snorkel in the splendid inlets. This experience is suitable for all lovers of relaxation, sea, sun and relaxing travel.

Enjoy a day cruise in Salento (motor boat is also available), practice snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, enjoy a lunch and open bar on board. Let yourself be guided by expert skippers or simply relax pampered by the sound of the sea.

Price per person: € 95.00 (July and August € 100)
minimum participants: 2
Duration: 10.00 – 17.00
Days of the week: check boats and crew availability

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English,
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel

VISIT AND TASTING IN THE CELLAR

Discovering two cellars of Salento, where the renowned wines are produced, including Negroamaro and Primitivo, is a fascinating and exciting experience for every lover of good Italian wine.

The visits will be an extraordinary opportunity to get to know the passion and the culture of the renowned Apulian wine now appreciated also at international level, combining the characteristics and tradition for wine, the specificities of the territory, the traditional processing methods and the technological innovation.

At the end of the visit, we will taste a typical Salento brunch.

Price per person: € 100.00
minimum participants: 2
Duration: 4 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Friday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English, French
  • Activities are done with a private guide, including transport
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel
  • Paying children: 4-12 years. Children under 4 free.

WINE TASTING AND TYPICAL BRUNCH AT PUGLIA WINE SCHOOL

Puglia Wine School, with its retro ‘ style, is located in a small village a few km from Lecce and is an ideal place for medium-sized groups and larger groups to taste the wines of the area combined to cheeses, jams, baked goods and other typical products.

A wine lover will guide you through an informal tasting of white, red and rosé wines, with interesting information on production, the cellar and possible combinations.

The experience includes:

  • tasting of 5 wines including white, rosé and reds
  • pairing with typical products

 

Price per person: € 50.00
minimum participants: 4
Duration: 2 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Sunday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your own car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel.

TOUR BIKE

The perfect tour for those who like to explore pedaling, covering a course of around 10 – 15 maintaining a relaxed gait level.

You cycle through rural paths, ancient sites, vineyards, olive groves, small villages, villages and farms.

The bike tour is suitable for everyone: you will be on your bike for about 3 hours and you will ride mainly on gentle downhill trails or flat paths and roads.

We will provide you bike and helmet and you will be accompanied by a local guide.

 

We recommend:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Mineral water
  • Sun cream

The walk ends with a light tasting of typical products.

Price per person: € 130.00
minimum participants: 2
Duration: 3 hours
Days of the week: Monday to Saturday

Important information:

  • The experience takes place in Italian, English
  • The activities are carried out with a private guide that you will have to follow in your own car to your destination.
  • Prices do not include transport costs, you can even book paid transfers.
  • The duration of the tour includes the time to arrive at the destination and return to the hotel.