Travel and explore Matera with us. One of our driver will meet you directly at your hotel. Book now a Matera day trip from Bari with private driver & guide.

About the tour


Matera day trip from Bari – Day tour to discover European capital of culture 2019 & UNESCO World Heritage Site

The tour will begin with your private driver and local guide collecting you from your hotel in Bari (another custom location in the area can be agreed) with a luxury sedan or minivan.

After 1.5H drive you will reach Matera, whose configuration and contrasting landscapes won a UNESCO World Heritage Site title at 1993. With your private guide, you’ll explore the architecture of the characteristic town walking through its streets and see location sites such as Sassi, an ancient city whose origins are lost in prehistory, and is rightly considered to be one of the world’s oldest human dwellings, and geologically recalls the ancient Jerusalem and Cappadocia.

You will get the chance to walk through the so called “underground city,” which is made ​​of caves, with houses carved into the rock, rock churches with frescoes and ancients buildings. Matera is also highly appreciated as a place to shoot movies, such as “King David”, “The Passion of the Christ” and many others.

Starting from the area called “the Piano”, the last level of urban development on top of Sassi, you will proceed along paths, alleys and stairs, which will enable you to descend into past. The route is studded with numerous stops, such as entrances to rock churches, cave houses, water collection systems, and cellars dug in caves. Your guide will help you understand many aspects that determined the lifestyle in Sassi.

You will also have free time for lunch to enjoy some authentic regional food. Your private guide will be happy to give you some suggestions.

At the end of the day, riding in complete comfort, your private driver will take you back to your hotel in Bari (or other desired location).

Please note that this day tour can be also arranged starting from other locations or as a shore excursion from the port of Bari.

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  • DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Your hotel in Bari (a different location may be agreed)
  • DEPARTURE TIME: suggested departure from 08:30am to 10:00am
  • DURATION: 7 hrs
  • INCLUDED: English speaking driver, Fully equipped Mercedes Benz vehicle, WI-FI on board, Private Guide
  • NOT INCLUDED: Food & Drinks, Entrance Fees
  • LANGUAGES: English – Italian


You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and site.

*Please note that this day tour can be also arranged starting from other locations or as a shore excursion from the port of Bari.