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Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

1. Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

Your tour lasts about 1.5 hours with departure and arrival at the small port of San Vito (Abbazia di San Vito and Polignano a Mare). Included is a visit to the main caves, with a break to swim in one of the most evocative places on the Polignano's coast. You'll also be treated to a tasty Prosecco-based aperitif which will be offered by the crew. The itinerary is divided into stages and includes the visit of the main caves. These caves include Grotta Palazzese, Grotta Santa Caterina, Grotta Chiari di Luna, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Cala Paura/Grottone, Grotta Azzurra, Statua “Domenico Modugno”, and Grotta Piana, just to name a few. Each boat has a length of 6.5 meters with a capacity of 8 people for each boat. The boat has a parasol, and is equipped with ladders and floats for both adults and children.

Polignano a Mare: Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif

2. Polignano a Mare: Speedboat Cruise to Caves with Aperitif

Embark on a relaxing cruise along the coast of Polignano a Mare. Sail on a 6.5-meter speedboat to some of the best caves in the area. Meet the local skipper and crew in the Cala Ponte Marina and set sail for the caves. Cruise past 11 km of coastline and take in views of the city from a unique perspective. During the cruise, stop at the best places for swimming and dive straight into the crystal clear water. Alternatively, stay dry on the boat and soak up the sun rays or enjoy a traditional Italian aperitif on board.

Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Tour

3. Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Tour

Polignano a Mare is the ideal place to plunge into uncontaminated waters and immerse yourself in the marine environment. Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, this small town is just over 30 km (18.5 miles) from Bari. After a brief practical lesson, get ready to begin paddling along the coast. Enjoy the scenic coastline as you explore in a stand-up paddleboard. Discover one of Puglia's most beautiful coastal stretches, peppered with hidden inlets and charming sandy bays. Crystal clear waters and cliffs pitted with caves carved by the sea give Polignano a Mare its uniqueness. Do not miss the opportunity for a dip in these spectacular turquoise waters.

Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Board Sea Cave Trip

4. Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Board Sea Cave Trip

We will start our tour with an introductory course for beginners so that you can tackle the hike without difficulty. After that we will start sailing towards the city of Polignano a mare Going to one of the most famous beaches in Italy and that is Lama Monachile. After a short stop, some dives and photos we will begin to explore the caves present in the cliffs.Later we will continue to other caves including Grotta Palazzese and Grotta Ardito where we will stop for diving and photos and then return to Cala Paguro. We will explore the hidden treasures of the Polignanese coast on the sup, starting from Cala Paura and paddling between hidden coves and sea caves, where in ancient times the pirates of the Mediterranean crossed these waters and took refuge in these natural ravines. We will explore Grotta Azzurra, Lama Monachile beach, up to Grotta Ardito and the suggestive Grotta Palazzese. Along the way it will be possible to take a few baths in the crystal clear waters of these magical places. Non-paddling children can participate free of charge if accompanied by an adult on their SUP board. HIKERS DETAILS ►Length of the route: 2 km ►Difficulty: Simple Suitable for All, Children from 14 years. ►Level: T (Tourist) / E (Hiking) ►Type of seabed: 100% rock Indicative program regarding the activity: • Small basic learning lesson • Departure of the excursion • Arrival in Lama Monachile, photo stop and exploration of the area • Grotta Palazzese with photo stop and exploration • Grotta Ardito with photo stop and exploration •Come back in

Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour by Night & Wine Tasting

5. Polignano a Mare: Boat Cave Tour by Night & Wine Tasting

Jagged cliffs overlooking the sea, caves and creeks, sandy coves surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation in complete harmony with the turquoise blue sea, make this strip of coast, one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Grotta delle Rondinelle, Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Ardito, and Grotta Palazzese are just some of the most beautiful natural attractions that characterize the entire area, accessible only by sea. Enjoy the coast and the caves of Polignano, sip some local sparkling wine on board while admiring Polignano in the moonlight.

Monopoli: Bike Rental Service

6. Monopoli: Bike Rental Service

Explore Monopoli and the wonderful Apulian cities as you ride from town to town on a comfortable and high-quality rental bicycle. The city as well as the surroundings are really bike-friendly. After you have received your bike you are free to create your own itinerary through the city. You can also go at your own pace! Monopoli is a sunny, safe and totally flat city, perfect for cycling! In addition to your comfortable and stylish bike that you will pick-up from the rental place, you will also be given a complimentary city map to help you navigate around this beautiful region. Before you set off on your adventure, be sure to ask the friendly staff at the rental place for suggestions on places to visit - they will be more than happy to help.

Polignano a Mare: Tuk-Tuk Tour Along the Coast

7. Polignano a Mare: Tuk-Tuk Tour Along the Coast

We will take you across coves, cliffs, beaches, and Saracen towers, landmarks of this area, where the waves seem to get lost over the clouds and the wind gives way to the horizon, opening to infinity. The colors and scents are unique: the ones of eternity, of the Mediterranean. Learn about all the curiosities of the coves, the creeks and the most evocative marinas of our territory. A hidden gem by the sea. The town, birthplace of “Mr. Volare ”offers a unique sight due to various terraces overlooking the sea, where the blue sky meets the blinding white houses. You can caress and breathe the Mediterranean soul through the typical alleys of the old town among flowers, poems, churches, squares, and historical buildings.

Bari: Bari and Polignano Full-Day Guided Tour

8. Bari: Bari and Polignano Full-Day Guided Tour

Guided tour of Bari, famous around the world to preserve the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra, venerated as a saint by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Discover the Basilica of St. Nicholas, built in the twelfth century to preserve the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra, is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Romanesque architecture. The walk will continue to the Cathedral of St. Sabino of the eleventh century until the Norman-Swabian Castle Fortress built in the twelfth century by Roger the Norman, and after the destruction by William I of Sicily, was rebuilt by Frederick II Hohenstaufen. The tour will end with the visit of Mercantile square and the Column of Justice After Bari, the guided tour continues to Poligano a Mare, the quaint old town with its medieval structures and the breath-taking sea views make this a location worthy of a visit if you are in Puglia. We’ll visit the historical centre, amazing nice buildings and very special atmosphere, It is a labyrinth of treats, old houses all linked to each other, little squares and all standing huddled together over a series of caves fringed on the sea below. We will see the statue of great singer Domenico Modugno, It's fun to take pictures with on the background with the monument, unforgettable songs Volare…(Nel blu dipinto di blu) Polignano a Mare always surprise. Finally the sea and coastline with the very nice clifs makes this town very special to visit whatever time of the year.

Polignano a Mare: 3.5-Hour Boat Trip with Cave Exploration

9. Polignano a Mare: 3.5-Hour Boat Trip with Cave Exploration

Discover the unbreakable link that Puglia has with the sea expressed through the harmony of sailing and nature. Enjoy the crystal clear waters, listen to the wind on the sails, and the sound of the waves on the hull as you sail among breathtaking cliffs, coves, caves, and golden sandy beaches. During this tour, explore the sea caves of Polignano a Mare, cruise out to sea and take in the scenery as your skipper handles the navigation. Grotta Delle Rondinelle, Grotta Azzurra, Grotta Ardito, and Grotta Palazzese are a few of the breathtaking natural wonders that characterize the entire area, which is only accessible by sea, all have unique rock formations and colorful light displays. Snorkeling allows you to immerse yourself in clear waters teeming with colorful fish while admiring the seabed. A pleasant change of pace, accompanied by an aperitif and a convivial lunch on board. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and see the city from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

10. Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

Polignano a Mare is a picturesque city, thanks to the presence of the blue sea in contrast with the white of the houses. Polignano is famous for two reasons: it was the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, the singer of the famous song Volare, and also for the Red Bull cliff diving, during which experienced divers leap from the famous terrace. A local tour guide will take you to visit the historic center during a pleasant walk. It will show you the history of the city as well as the daily life of its citizens and its traditions. During the walk you will have the opportunity to see the art of churches and buildings, to walk among the alleys adorned with flowers and to read the poems written on the faces of the buildings.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Beautiful and exciting experience of the Polignano caves !! Our guides (one who spoke Italian and the other English) perfectly explained everything we were visiting !! Aperitif with taralli and a glass of bubbles appreciated !! Finally, a nice dive off the coast away from the chaos of the coast !! I would have stayed on that beard all day !!

The trip was great. We saw all the caves in the area and there was time for swimming. A great adventure. I recommend to everyone.

Francesca is great, the great experience, the magnificent site and the discovery of paddleboarding on the waves charmed me.

Super crew in maneuvers with the boat, prepared and very nice. Braviiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!!

Good atmosphere on the boat, 2 swims in the sea and the caves are very beautiful