Our authentic and extravagant Gay Singles Week – Foodies Tour of Puglia is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the world-famous food in this amazing location along with like-minded singles. Our tour combines the must-see sights of Puglia with a sophisticated exploration of the food and wine specific to the region. Think seasonal vegetables, local cheeses, seafood from the extensive coastline and amazing meat, this is not Italian food as you know it. Puglia cuisine is based on a Mediterranean diet but here the food is explored creatively and always on seasonal produce. During the Gay Singles Week you will create inspired dishes with local chefs, while learning all the tricks and trades from centuries of passed-down traditions. You will also eat like kings on this tour as the gastronomy included will ensure you indulge. Not convinced? We also throw in trips to food producers, regional markets, wineries and olive groves. We will also make sure to show you the key sights of Puglia and Salento: Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Nardo’, Santa Maria di Leuca are only a few of the places we will visit! It sounds like a lot but there will be plenty opportunity to relax, unwind and shop. We will have a day on a boat excursion looking at Puglia from another angle. This Gay Singles Week – Foodies Tour is open to all levels of cooking: you will be learning about the amazing Pugliese kitchen so there is a new trick for everyone to learn! The Gay Foodies Tour also offers an onsite massage therapist for those wishing to unwind and relax if the cooking gets to hot! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and how to book these extra treats.
October 20 to October 26 – €1990 or USD $2290
€1990 or USD $2190 in Double Room, sharing with a fellow foodie.
Deposit €500 or USD $549
At the moment of Booking a Deposit (€500) is required. Final Payment is due no later than 60 days before Departure.
Solo traveler? You will share a double room with a fellow single foodie.
If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €690 or USD $849.
Gay Singles Week: Meet like-minded single foodies
All Inclusive: all meals included!
Learn to cook like the locals
Gastronomy meals from the best parts of the region
Visit local markets and learn all about the ingredients of Puglia
Olive oil degustation
Visit key sights including Alberobello, Lecce, Ostuni and Polignano a Mare
Make new friends from all over the world
Luxury Accommodation in a private villa
Be pampered by your Italy Gay Travels hosts, Sergio and Kendall
Price per person (based on shared double room)
€1990 or USD $2190 in Double Room
Single Supplement €690 or USD $790
Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a fellow single foodie if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.
7 Days / 6 nights accommodation
All inclusive: all meals and drinks included as listed in the itinerary. Main meals are all 3-4 courses with wine included.
Exclusive stay at a Private Villa with swimming pool
All cooking lessons
All transfers required on the tour
Guided tour of towns and cities
Wine and olive oil tasting experiences
‘Italy Gay Travels’ provides a Tour Manager for the duration of the trip, who will coordinate all activities and accommodation.
All costs/entry fees for the activities listed in the itinerary are included.
All transport during the tour is included. Transport is in our van/minibus.
24 hour phone assistance
Services not included
Insurance and everything not listed as Included
7 days / 6 nights (7 days of activities)
This tour is open to all levels of cooking skills.
Learn to cook like a local with a hands-on cooking lessons from a Pugliese chef.
Learn to make fresh pasta.
Buy local produce in the local Markets, a good opportunity to practice your language!
Prepare a meal with your chef – a key part of Puglia cuisine.
Dine in selected restaurants
Winery and vineyard visit to explore the local wines of the region.
Explore the top cities in the area such as Lecce, Gallipoli, Nardo’, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca.
Olive Oil from centuries old trees with a degustation of several types of olive oil.
Wine tasting of the region’s local wines including wines made from indigenous.
Local Cheeses such as burrata, caciocavallo, pecorino and cacioricotta.
Pastries and desserts including the famous pasticciotto.
Focaccia & taralli.
Local fresh produce including fave (beans), rape (stems and leaves of Broccoli) and courgette flowers.
Italian Liqueurs such as Amaro and Limoncello.
An array of meals showcasing the best of Puglian cuisine.
En suite rooms in a Private Villa. All meals included.
Upon arrival to the villa you will be greeted and briefed to the activities of the week ahead. You will be provided with an assistance number you can call us at any time during your stay.
Meals: Dinner (Delicious Aperitif dinner with Prosecco and wine included)
After digesting our meal we visit one of the most beautiful towns of the region, Gallipoli, famous for its long sandy beaches and its Old Town. Get your speedos out and have a swim in the crystaline waters or explore the town in your own time. The catch of the day will be dinner, freshly served fish and seafood in one of the best spots in the area. A couple of digestives or a gelato finish off the evening in proper Italian Style.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
An aperitif and a light lunch will be served on board: the rest of the afternoon is spent on the boat sunbathing, swimming and resting.
In the afternoon we make our way back to the villa. Some free time before returning to the dinner table: your hosts will prepare a superb dinner, inspired to the best local recipes.
Later in the afternoon we visit Otranto, the coastal port rich in history. This is the Easternmost part of Italy and is postcard famous for its location at the very edge of Puglia. East meets West architecture and white sandy beaches await you. Spend a few hours at your own pace exploring this gem.
A culinary tour in Italy would not be complete without Pizza: in the evening we make our way to one of the best Pizzerias around.
Meals: Breakfast, light Lunch and Pizza Dinner (wine included)
Afterwards we head to the seaside. Just 10km away from Nardo’ are the typical villages of Santa Caterina and Santa Maria al Bagno, adjacent to the stunning Porto Selvaggio (Wild Port) Natural Reserve. We enjoy a light lunch by the sea, while spending some quality time by the beach.
Later in the afternoon we head to Lecce, the baroque capital city of Salento. After a guided walk in the centre of the so-called Florence of the south, everybody is left free to enjoy the city as they wish: a couple of hours for shopping, a spritz, a gelato. Feel free to do as you please, but make sure to join the group again for the evening meal: we will enjoy dinner in the historic center at a restaurant that showcases the local produce, including typical dishes such as ‘ciceri e tria’ (chickpea dish) and ‘fave e cicoria’ (cicory and fava beans).
We will finish the evening with a few drinks in some of the best gay friendly bars of Lecce.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We will also explore Porto Cesareo, a port Town famous for fishing boats and fresh seafood. Meander through the little alleyways and see the locals going about their trades. This town will steal your heart!
The afternoon is spent back at the villa where you can relax and unwind and prepare for the Barbecue night. Those willing to party can make their way back to Gallipoli, the gay capital of Southern Italy where we can enjoy a drink or two at its local gay bar.
Meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch and Dinner
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