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From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour

From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour

This tour will give you the opportunity to visit 4 of the most picturesque towns in Salento on a comfortable minivan with air conditioning and a professional driver who will give you information about the history of the towns and the places to visit. A scenic route from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, between rocky coasts, small bays and white Caribbean-style beaches. The first stop of the tour is Galatina a real gem of art, history and traditions. The wonderful Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is second only to the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi for the presence of many frescoes inside, which were created by Giotto's disciples. Other monuments to visit are the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, and the ancient "courtyard houses" and the buildings situated in the historic centre. The second stop is Otranto, one of the most beautiful coastal villages in Salento.The town of Otranto is full of history and every corner highlights the passage of different civilizations, including the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and the Aragoneses. You will have free time to visit the splendid Cathedral, the Church of Saint Peter in perfect Byzantium style, the Castle, the Towers, the mighty Pelasgi Bastions and the Walls that surrounded the whole of the ancient city. After Otranto you will reach Santa Maria di Leuca, along the wonderful Adriatic coast, characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, caves and bays with rocky bottom. Along the way you will admire Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro Marina and the Ciolo Fiord. Santa Maria di Leuca is truly the heel of Italy, the place where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic Sea. From this tip of Puglia, you will admire spectacular views of the harbor and the sea, as well as the sanctuary of Santa Maria de "Finibus Terrae". After Santa Maria di Leuca, along the Ionian coast, you will reach Gallipoli, considered the pearl of the Ionian Sea. This Greek city can be divided into two areas: the new village, where the tourist facilities and modern buildings arise, and the old city. The old part of the city is located on a limestone island connected to the mainland by a 17th century bridge. You will have free time at disposal to explore the historic centre characterized by a labyrinthine weave of narrow streets, home to traditional shops of local handicrafts, numerous impressive Baroque churches and aristocratic palazzi. Also worth seeing are the Cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha, one of the best examples of Baroque in Salento, the Angevine Castle built in the 13th century and the Greek Fountain, one of the oldest fountains in Italy.

escursioni samiro boat gallipoli

escursioni samiro boat gallipoli

Navigherai lungo la costa ammirando le bellezze raggiungibili solo via mare, ascolterai dal Capitano le affascinanti storie sulla cultura e le tradizioni del luogo e potrai tuffarti nelle acque cristalline del Salento come la baia di punta pizzo e l'isola di S.Andrea che dista circa 2 miglia dalla terra ferma. A bordo il personale ti fornirà l'attrezzatura snorkeling per ammirare i fondali e immergerti circondato dai pesci. Nel tour gusterai prodotti tipici del Salento e potrai ammirare la città da un'altra prospettiva .

Sant'Andrea Island Boat Tour with aperitif on board

Sant'Andrea Island Boat Tour with aperitif on board

A perfect excursion to explore the sea of Gallipoli and its splendid landscape, discovering the Island of Sant’Andrea, one of the few islands in Salento accessible only by sea, a highly appreciated destination for snorkeling enthusiasts, and Punta Pizzo, a wonderful place known for its golden beaches and crystal-clear water, ideal for children to swim and have fun safely. On board, you can enjoy a tasty aperitif of Salento snacks, sip a drink offered by us, and take a refreshing swim in the magnificent sea of Gallipoli. The tours last approximately 3 hours and depart every day in the morning and afternoon; snorkeling equipment is included in the price and will be provided by Sea Tour staff. The itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, but your experience along the south side will still be fantastic and unforgettable.

Lecce: Tour Salento coast to coast

Lecce: Tour Salento coast to coast

Chera Dreams infopoint in Lecce offers a tour of Salento, departing from Porta San Biagio at 9.15am. Our Driver will pick you up and from there your journey of fun and discovery will begin. After having admired some areas of the Adriatic coast, the first stop with a one-hour stop will be one of the most evocative cities, "Otranto" which will enchant you with its village. Continue to the wonderful Castro marina, where you will visit the Aragonese castle, its panoramic terrace and the caves, the most famous of which is the Zinzulusa Cave. The journey continues towards the end of the heel of Italy "Santa Maria di Leuca" which from its terrace you can admire the line where the two seas meet, finally proceeding towards the famous Gallipoli, the Pearl of the Ionian. Today Gallipoli is one of the most attractive centers of tourism in Puglia and Salento, in particular with its port which has landing places for both pleasure boats and fishing and merchant vessels. The return to Lecce is expected at 6.30pm.

Sunset at the Island of S.Andrea Gallipoli - With aperitif

Sunset at the Island of S.Andrea Gallipoli - With aperitif

A sunset tour to Sant’Andrea Island for those who want to experience something enchanting in a wonderful sea, with a breathtaking landscape that will frame unforgettable memories of Gallipoli holidays. At sunset, the entire fleet gathers near the island where you can witness the spectacle of the fiery red sun slowly hiding behind the sea, blending with the sky. Fantastic and indescribable colors in a unique atmosphere not to be missed. The Sunset Tour departs daily at 5:30 PM and lasts until sunset, after which you return to the starting point, Piazzale della Fontana Greca, at dusk. During the excursion, you can enjoy a drink and a Salento-style aperitif, take a swim stop, and use all the snorkeling equipment. Departure: Daily from Piazzale Fontana Greca Time: 5:30 PM – Sunset

Escursione in barca a vela

Escursione in barca a vela

Tutti i gg h 10.00 > 17.00 Versante Sud Isola di S. Andrea | Torre Pizzo ... Versante Nord Porto Selvaggio | Torre Uluzzo Breve briefing conoscitivo a bordo Navigazione sulle costa ionica del Salento Visite alle insenature raggiungibili solo dal mare, snorkeling e sup Sosta relax per bagno e aperitivo a bordo, bevande incluse. Every day 10.00am > 5.00pm Southern side Island of S. Andrea | Pizzo Tower ... Northern side Porto Selvaggio | Uluzzo Tower Short informative briefing on board Navigation on the Ionian coast of Salento Visits to the coves reachable only from the sea, snorkeling and sup Relaxing stop for swimming and reinforced aperitif on board, drinks included.

VAN TOUR SALENTO, A DAY IN BREATHTAKING PLACES

VAN TOUR SALENTO, A DAY IN BREATHTAKING PLACES

The tour on board our van is characterized by numerous free stops of variable length between 1 hour, 30 minutes and very short spot stops to take a nice photo, therefore giving you the opportunity to take advantage of perfect organization of time and visit as many places as possible , optimizing your day as best as possible. We leave at 9.30 from Lecce, the first stop is Otranto with its rich historic center where you can visit the Cathedral, the Castle, the Basilica of St. Peter. We then begin the journey along the Adriatic Coast, admiring landscapes, natural views and small villages that leave you breathless, you can stop at the Palascia lighthouse, the easternmost point of Italy. The longest stops are in Castro, a jewel nestled on the coast, where, if you want, you can enjoy a lunch overlooking the sea (extra, not included). We set off again for Santa Maria di Leuca which celebrates the meeting between the two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian. Here the Sanctuary square with the lighthouse welcomes the tourist who is fascinated by an extraordinary panorama. The last stop on the tour is Gallipoli, whose ancient village, an islet connected to the mainland thanks to a seventeenth-century bridge, houses historic buildings, courtyard houses, small churches, the Aragonese Castle and the baroque Basilica of Sant'Agata. The return is at approximately 6.30 pm in Lecce.

Gallipoli: Escursione in Barca a vela

Gallipoli: Escursione in Barca a vela

Un’intera giornata a bordo della nostra barca a vela, a tua disposizione proprio a ridosso del centro storico di Gallipoli, per veleggiare verso le più splendide e incontaminate coste del Salento, tra cui le rinomate Punta della Suina (set a cielo aperto di noti film e video musicali), i più ricercati Lidi (tra cui Lido Pizzo e Lido San Giovanni), la Giudecca, l’Isola di Sant’Andrea a largo di Gallipoli (con il suo affascinante faro alto 45 metri e visibile da tutta la costa), Santa Caterina (vera perla incastonata tra il mare e la riserva naturale di Porto Selvaggio). Presso il Marina Yachting Club Portolano di Gallipoli troverai ormeggiato ad aspettarti il nostro ampio e confortevole 36 piedi Oceanis Beneteau Clipper 361, pronto per lasciare gli ormeggi, per l’itinerario migliore in base alle indicazioni del vento, ai suggerimenti dello skipper e ai desideri dei passeggeri. Durante la giornata sono previste 2 o 3 soste bagno, in fondali ideali per gli amanti dello snorkeling cosiccome negli approdi migliori per chi preferisce una nuotata, un’uscita in sup o semplicemente il meritato relax in mezzo ad acque cristalline. La giornata sarà poi condita da un aperitivo - mentre il sole comincia a cadere sul mare - con prodotti rigorosamente provenienti dalla nostra terra salentina, che potrà essere completata con richieste extra in base alle esigenze degli ospiti. Programma variabile in base a condizioni meteo. Orario 10:00-17:00 Partecipanti Ideale per 6 ospiti. L’imbarcazione Vi accoglieremo a bordo di un meraviglioso Beneteau Oceanis 361, barca a vela da 11 metri, praticamente sinonimo di mare, navigazione e identità di crociera. Nata prettamente con quest’ultimo scopo, l’imbarcazione della famosa casa di produzione francese riesce a garantire ottima eleganza e sportività, senza sacrificare in alcun modo la comodità nella vita di bordo, grazie alle sue 3 cabine matrimoniali, al comodo angolo cottura dotato di forno e frigorifero, al bagno dalle dimensioni superiori alla media, cosi come al suo spazioso prendisole a prua, all’ampio pozzetto con comode sedute e tavolino - tutto ombreggiato all’occorrenza da un importante tendalino - alla doccetta di poppa con acqua calda e fredda. Luogo Partenza e arrivo da/a: Marina Yachting Portolano | Gallipoli | Via Lungomare Marconi, 9 Incluso Acqua, aperitivo in una delle soste, attrezzatura base per attività in mare (snorkeling, sup), servizio Skipper Escluso Tutto quanto non espressamente menzionato, a meno degli extra eventualmente concordati in anticipo in base alle richieste degli ospiti.

Salento Coast to Coast Tour

Salento Coast to Coast Tour

Step aboard our 9-seater minivan for a captivating journey along the breathtaking Salento coastline, departing from Lecce or a location of your own choosing at 9:30 a.m. Our tour offers the flexibility to begin your adventure from the heart of Salento, ensuring a seamless start to your day of exploration. Our first stop immerses you in the charm of Otranto, a coastal town renowned for its historic architecture and stunning seaside vistas. Wander through its picturesque streets, adorned with quaint shops and cafes, and soak in the coastal atmosphere that permeates the town. Right next is a pause for a photo at the captivating Bauxite Cave, where you can marvel at the unique geological formations and capture breathtaking views of the rugged coastline. Continuing our journey, we'll venture to the mesmerizing Grotte della Zinzulusa, a network of sea caves celebrated for their unique rock formations and crystal-clear waters. Upgrade your experience with an optional boat tour to explore the caves up close, immersing yourself in the surrounding natural beauty. Next on our itinerary is Castro, a quaint seaside village steeped in rich history and boasting breathtaking coastal scenery. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, admiring the charming architecture and tranquil ambiance of this coastal gem. Our adventure continues with a brief stop at Ponte Ciolo, an iconic bridge offering panoramic views of the rugged coastline below. Capture the stunning vistas with your camera before we proceed to our next destination. Punta Palascia beckons as we reach the easternmost point of Italy, where you'll have the opportunity to stand at the edge of the continent and gaze out upon the endless expanse of the Adriatic Sea. Afterwards, we'll arrive at Santa Maria di Leuca, a picturesque seaside town renowned for its historic lighthouse and stunning coastal views. Spend some time exploring the town's charming streets and soaking in the relaxed atmosphere that pervades the area. Our final stop brings us to the coastal town of Gallipoli, famous for its historic old town, beautiful beaches, and vibrant atmosphere. Explore the labyrinthine streets lined with historic landmarks, or unwind on the sandy shores of its pristine beaches. Hop aboard our lilliputian train to conclude your scenic tour. Enjoy a leisurely ride back, soaking in the last glimpses of Salento's beauty before bidding farewell to this enchanting coastal paradise. As the day draws to a close, we'll journey back to Lecce or your chosen pick-up point, leaving you with cherished memories of a day filled with discovery and adventure along the captivating Salento coastline.

Gallipoli: private eco-sailing tour with environmental guide

Gallipoli: private eco-sailing tour with environmental guide

Set sail on a 28-foot sailing cutter from Gallipoli. Enjoy a relaxing day on the water and take in the views of the island of Sant'Andrea, the Punta Pizzo Natural Park, and the city of Gallipoli. Meet your captain at the Circolo della Vela quay in the San Giorgio basin, next to the Puritate Beach. After a safety briefing, set sail and practice hoisting the sails. Circumnavigate the Island of Sant'Andrea and see the seagull Corso and the other inhabitants of the Punta Pizzo Natural Park. Double the Lighthouse of the Island and take in the views of the sea and the city of Gallipoli. If the weather allows, take a dip in the sea, go fishing, or snorkel. Enjoy a snack, aperitif, lunch, or dinner on board. Relax and listen to the slow lapping of the waves. Families are especially welcome and children under 5 can join for free.

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