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From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

1. From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure by 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 it will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local homemade pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own homemade pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

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. 

Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

3. 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. Savor local products such as artisan ice cream or cold cuts and cheeses with a tasting experience. Pass by 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. Enjoy a tour that is suitable for every level of cycling. Bari is a flat and sunny city and is therefore ideal to be visited by bike all the year round.

Bari Rickshaw Street Food Tour

4. 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.

Bari: Bike-Rickshaw City Tour

5. 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.

Bari: Half-Day Sailing Cruise along the Pugliese Coast

6. 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: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

7. 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

8. 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.

Bari Street Food Tour by Bike

9. Bari Street Food Tour by Bike

Begin by visiting the main attractions of the old town including the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will have several tasting stops. in a panificio (bakery) to learn how focaccia barese is made and to taste a delicious slice. in a Salumeria to find out about the different kinds of cheeses and salami, while drinking a glass of wine. In one of the typical corners of the old town, to discover fried street food and the strong flavours of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a Gelateria to choose between a great selection of home-made ice cream. Discover the modern French part of the city by the famous sea-side, with its opera theaters and luxury shopping streets, where the tour ends. 

Bari Walking Tour

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Bari

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 937 reviews

Relaxed and light hearted tour of the main sights in Bari Vecchia with a sample of local delicacies. The guides Carlotta and Teriana were friendly and helpful and took their time to answer questions. Recommended if you are new to Bari/Italy and want a general introduction to the town in a friendly setting.

Umberto and his girlfriend were great, super The only thing is the directions to the meeting point we’re not crear, it should say Bari port, Vitoria port! Other than that amazing!!!!!!

Teresa was an excellent guide. The entire tour ended an hour later than advertised - we did the pasta making one. Perhaps make this clear on the ad, otherwise highly recommended

Our tour with Alessia was fabulous. The food stops were excellent and Alessia was not only charming but also very informative. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Fantastic !! good and beautiful attraction with very funny guide and crazy (in a good way) captain!