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Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast

1. Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast

After meeting with your skipper at the marina in Bari, hop on board your sailing cruise. Enjoy a welcome snack of local focaccia and an excellent Primitivo red wine to start your sailing adventure. Then it's time to cruise out to the high sea. Out here, you can admire the imposing lighthouse of Bari. If you're lucky, you'll spot dolphins who often come up close to the boat. If you'd like, the skipper will even give you the opportunity to temporarily maneuver the boat yourself. If sea conditions allow, take a dip in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the refreshing temperatures. Your skipper will cast anchor at the old navy of Bari where you'll be able to take another swim and take panoramic photos of the promenade. Finally, visit the historic center's ancient fish market and admire the Basilica of San Nicolas.

Bari Walking Street Food Tour

2. Bari Walking Street Food Tour

Your tour begins with visiting the main attractions of the old town. These include the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop several times for tastings. In a panificio (bakery) learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice of this delicious fresh Italian bread. Visit a salumeria (delicatessen) to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one particular traditional corner of the town, discover fried street food with the strong flavors of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a gelateria, enjoy real home-made ice cream choosing your favorite one from a fantastic selection.  The tour finishes by discovering the modern French part of the city. Here, by the famous sea-side, are beautiful opera theaters and luxury shopping streets to explore. 

Bari: Matera Day Trip

3. Bari: Matera Day Trip

Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. Once having arrived, meet your licensed tour guide that will show you this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230. In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.

Bari: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

4. Bari: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

Commence your bike tour by pedaling to some of Bari's most iconic historical attractions. Take a leisurely ride to the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, the Swabian Castle and the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and it's famous Crypt. Continue on your tour with a visit to the modern French part of the city and witness it's picturesque seaside. Whilst here, feel free to peruse through the fish markets, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets.  End your Bari adventure at Signora Maria's house where you will learn how to make Orecchiette, the local home made pasta. Find out the secrets of the traditional recipe while enjoying a glass of Primitivo red wine.. To finish the tour you will get to taste your own traditional, homemade pasta.

Bari: Segway Tour & Gelato Tasting

5. Bari: Segway Tour & Gelato Tasting

Learn how to ride a Segway during a short training session, before heading out with your guide on a 1-hour tour of Bari’s old town. Start by visiting the main attractions of the area, such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the Swabian Castle. Continue your ride along the narrow streets of the traditional old town, where children play outdoors and neighbors stop to chat. Discover the modern part of the city, with its opera houses and luxury shopping streets. See the famous seaside fish market, the beach and the lively squares where you can enjoy a taste of local products.

From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

6. From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems its will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own home-made pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

7. Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

Begin by visiting the main attractions of the Old Town, including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle.  Continue to several tasting stops: in a panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a fresh slice. In a salumeria, learn about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one of the typical corners of the town, discover fried street food and the strong flavors of sgagliozze (fried polenta) and panzerotti (fried turnovers). In a gelateria, enjoy home-made ice cream and choose your favorite from a great selection. The tour ends by discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, opera theaters, and luxury shopping streets.

Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

8. Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

Experience a pleasant bike tour to discover the city of Bari and let your expert multilingual guide show you the most important attractions of the Apulian capital. You will admire the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino, the Swabian Castle, the Teathers, the main squares, the many picturesque beaches, and the beautiful hidden corners of the historical center, such as the Fish Market and the alleys where women still prepare handmade fresh pasta. You will venture into the real Bari and immerse yourself in the lively local life and the traditions of this enchanting city. Choose the bikes which suit you best among women, men and children bikes. This tour is suitable to everybody and to every level of training. Bari is a flat and sunny city and is therefore ideal to be visited by bike all the year round.

Bari Walking Tour

9. Bari Walking Tour

Visit the main attractions of the old town and get a real feel the city. See the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Walk along the cobbled, narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoors and people cook in every corner. Discover the modern French part of the city with opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Explore the famous fish market near the seaside, and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. Finish your adventure with a tasting of delicious local ice cream. 

Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour

10. Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour

Join a guided tour led by an expert multilingual guide and discover the main attractions of Bari. Jump aboard a fun bike-rickshaw and admire wonderful sites, such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino, the Swabian Castle, the Teathers, and some of the most picturesque and characteristic corners of the city center, such as the Fish Market and the small alleys where you can still see women preparing fresh pasta today. Explore the most authentical Bari, meet local people, and discover the fascinating and ancient traditions of this city in the South of Italy. Furthermore, choosing to take part in this eco-friendly tour, you will have the chance to visit Bari amazing yourself while respecting the environment. The organiser's office is located in the heart of the historical center, a stone's throw from Piazza Mercantile, and you could also chosse to start the tour from the maritime or the train station, or from the many hotels around the area according to your preference. The departure time will be arranged before the tour date. The bike-rickshaw can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child of up to 10 years of age.

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What people are saying about Bari

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 937 reviews

We had a wonderful tour, thanks to Ariana. She showed us Bari and shared some really interesting facts about the city. The pasta course was cute and fun to do, we even tried our own pasta. We ended up at the best gelato shop in town, the ice cream was amazing :) Once again, thank you Ariana, wishing you all the best. Greetings from NL

I never had a food tour before but love bike tours. The combination was great! Teresa was energetic, knowledgeable and very accommodating! The food was delicious! The tour was just perfect for us. So much better visiting on bikes than walking in the heat. Strongly recommend!!

We had the tour this morning with Eleanors. She was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly and informative. She gave us extra tips about places of interest and bars/restaurants. We would recommend her and this tour. David & Vanessa

Very nice trip on a very nice boat. Vito is an enthusiastic and funny guide, I would definitely book this trip once again. Thanks for the great experience!!

Teresa was a great guide. We appreciated very much her knowledge, energy and positive attitude.