Salento guided tour from Lecce
Excursions & day trips

Salento guided tour from Lecce

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Galatina, Otranto, Leuca and Gallipoli in one single day
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Salento
  • Stroll through the colorful towns of Gallipoli and Otranto
  • Discover Galatina's Baroque palaces and monuments
What to expect

This tour will give you the opportunity to visit the four most significant towns in Salento: Galatina, Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca and Gallipoli.

Galatina is a real gem of art, history and traditions; the Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria is a monument of extraordinary beauty, second only to the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi for the numebr of frescoes inside, which were created by Giotto's disciples. Other monuments to visit are the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, the ancient "courtyard houses" and the buildings situated in the historical centre.

Otranto is Italy’s easternmost town and is well-known as “Porta d’Oriente” (literally, “Door to the Orient”). 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. 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 make Otranto one of the most interesting cultural destinations in South Italy.

Santa Maria di Leuca sits on the southernmost tip of the Salentine peninsula, bathed by two seas, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Santa Maria di Leuca is a tourist center famous for its colourful natural landscape that blends in with its majestic architecture. Located on the Japigo promontory is the Basilica of Santa Maria De Finibus Terrae (at the ends of the earth). From the Basilica you can reach the old port on foot via two ramps of 300 steps each.

Gallipoli is considered the pearl of Salento; this Greek city can be divided into two areas: the old village and the new city, where the tourist facilities and modern buildings arise. The old part of the city is located on a limestone island connected to the mainland by a 17th-century bridge. It is surrounded by defensive walls built mainly in the 14th century. It is 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off service
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by minivan
    Where
    Meeting point:
    • This tour offers pick up service from Lecce. Please provide your address or hotel name at the moment of purchase.
    What to remember
    • A minimum of 2 participants is necessary to activate the tour
    • The tour is not accessible to wheelchairs
    • This tour offers pick-up service. Please provide your address or hotel name at the moment of booking
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Salento Experience Tour Operator
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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