Discover two treasures of Puglia with the convenience of a private shuttle from Matera!
The tour starts in Altamura, where you will meet the authorized guide and visit the historic center, starting from Porta Bari and heading to the Cathedral of Frederick II of Swabia, with a portal carved among the most beautiful in the entire region and a Gothic tower of the public clock.
Make a stop in a typical bakery to taste the Altamura bread and stroll through the alleys of the historic center.
After the tour in Altamura, you will be welcomed in a typical Puglian tavern for lunch that will rejuvenate you with local traditional dishes.
Then, it's time to head towards Gravina and immerse yourself in its millenary history, nestled on the banks of a deep ravine.
Discover the magical world of underground Gravina, made up of medieval towers, aqueducts, and tunnels that will make you travel through time.
You will visit the Cathedral of the Assumption and enjoy a spectacular view of the bridge and the rocky landscape.
You will cross the viaduct bridge "Madonna della Stella" and immerse yourself in a breathtaking landscape.
The tour ends with the return to Matera, leaving you with an unforgettable experience.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to discover the treasures of Altamura and Gravina with the comfort of a private transfer!
TOUR TYPE: One day with lunch
DEPARTURE: every day upon reservation at least 48 hours before departure
CONDITIONS: minimum 2, maximum 15 participants. For groups larger than 15, contact us via WhatsApp or by filling out the form.
DURATION: 7 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 9:30 am from Matera
RETURN TIME: 4:30 pm to Matera
MEETING POINT: Information Point Matera 15 minutes before departure - Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 39
EQUIPMENT: comfortable clothing and shoes, water bottle, mobile phone or camera to capture breathtaking views and scenery.
COST PER ADULT: €65.00 - Reduced under 17: €35.00 - Children from 4 to 10 years: €20.00 - Children from 0 to 3 years: FREE
INCLUDED: private Ncc shuttle for all transfers, authorized regional guide, Altamura bread tasting, lunch, and map of sites to visit.
*In case of COVID-19 restrictions, please follow current regulations.
OPTIONAL ENTRANCE: Gravina Sotterranea €5.00 per adult - Children €2.50 (minimum age 5 years)
AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish, and German. (request a quote)
Departure Departure from Information pointDeparture with private shuttle from Matera to Altamura, meeting with the authorized guide and start of the guided tour.
Historic center of AltamuraThe walk starts from Porta Bari, one of the two gates that give access to the historic center and which lead to the beautiful Cathedral commissioned by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia in 1232, which has one of the most beautiful sculpted portals in Puglia, the women's galleries with splendid three-mullioned windows from the Swabian era and the Gothic-style public clock tower from 1858.
Tasting and walk through the alleysStop in a typical bakery where you can taste the famous Altamura bread and then visit the cloisters, closed streets that open onto small courtyards with an architectural identity typical of the city.
LunchAt the end of the tour you can regenerate yourself with a lunch in a typical Apulian tavern where you will taste the typical dishes of the tradition (assorted appetizers, typical first course, water and wine), feeling at home.
Transfer to ravineAfter lunch, transfer to Gravina and guided walk through the historic centre, particular and suggestive because it lies on the banks of a ravine, about 100 meters deep and with a very interesting karst appearance.
Underground ravine (Optional)You will have the opportunity to take a leap in time to immerse yourself in the history of the oldest city in Puglia through a visit to the magical world of the underground Gravina, a grandiose engineering work made up of medieval towers and majestic aqueducts, uncertain stairways and caves, or rather a labyrinth of tunnels and meanders that wind through the land on which Gravina is based.
Cave habitatYou will visit the Cathedral of the Assumption from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bridge and the entire rock habitat and you will cross the "Madonna della Stella" viaduct bridge and immerse yourself in a suggestive and breathtaking landscape.
4.30pmReturn to MateraReturn to Matera at 4.30pm