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St. Nicholas Basilica (Basilica San Nicola)
St. Nicholas Basilica (Basilica San Nicola)

St. Nicholas Basilica (Basilica San Nicola) Tours and Activities

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The Basilica di San Nicola is a centerpiece of Bari Vecchia, the old town at the heart of the modern city of Bari. The largest city in the region of Puglia and a major port on the Adriatic, Bari has a rich and varied history, and a visit to its imposing 12th-century Romanesque basilica is a must for architecture enthusiasts.

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Largo Abate Elia 13, Bari, Italy, 70122
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Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 6 Days 5 Nights

Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 6 Days 5 Nights

Puglia is rich in historic and cultural treasures, and known for its dazzling coastline and superb cuisine. With this multi-day tour, take in the best of the region without the hassle of travel planning. Arrive in Bari via high-speed train from Rome and visit highlights like the UNESCO-listed towns of Alberobello and Matera, the baroque jewel of Lecce, and the whitewashed villages of Locorotondo and Ostuni.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,585.02
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Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

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Team a walking tour of Bari with a cooking class in a local home, and discover the secrets of the local orecchiette pasta. With a private guide, you’ll make your way around the enticing Old Town lanes, discovering landmarks such as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and hearing the city’s history. After a visit to the city’s French enclave with its modern seafront sights, you’ll visit the home of a local to make fresh pasta pomodoro and try the local primitivo red wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.74
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$52.74
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Bari Street Food Bike Tour

Bari Street Food Bike Tour

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Discover the sights and flavors of Bari on a bike tour. After exploring the historic Old Town on two wheels, you’ll then visit a bakery, brewery, deli, winery, and a gelateria. Sample food at each venue, trying treats such as the local ‘focaccia barese,’ before you venture into the modern streets of the city’s French quarter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.04
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$64.04
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Bari Bike Tour

Bari Bike Tour

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Explore Puglia’s capital on this 2-hour bike tour that takes you through Bari’s maze-like old town and lesser-known neighborhoods outside the city center. Cover much more distance than walking to see highlights such as the San Sabino Cathedral, the Basilica di San Nicola, and the local fish market while your guide shares insight into the city’s heritage. Take in beautiful seaside views and stop for a tasting of delicious handmade ice cream.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.40
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$31.40
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Bari Bike Tour with Pasta Experience

Bari Bike Tour with Pasta Experience

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Pedal through Bari on a bike tour, then finish in the home of a local signora, cooking a pasta dish typical of the Puglia region. The experience starts with a ride through the city’s handsome Old Town to discover landmarks as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and striking Bari Cathedral. Follow your guide through the modern French side of the city, then call in at a local home to make orecchiette pasta pomodoro by hand. A glass of the intense primitivo local wine is included as you eat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.25
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Bari Segway Tour

Bari Segway Tour

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Make the most of your time in Bari, and travel around the city with ease, when you go on an introductory Segway tour. Meet your guide in the Old Town, grab your helmet and Segway, and explore the city’s major highlights, from the Basilica di San Nicola to the Castello Normanno-Svevo. You can also upgrade to couple your Segway tour with a traditional pasta-making class, or go on a street food-themed Segway tour, complete with numerous samples.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.97
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$48.97
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4-Day Puglia Sightseeing Tour Including Cooking Class

4-Day Puglia Sightseeing Tour Including Cooking Class

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Discover Puglia’s diverse landscapes and rich heritage on this 4-day sightseeing and cooking experience. Stay overnight in a charming bed-and-breakfast in seaside Bari, venturing out each day with a professional guide to explore regional highlights like the distinctive Trulli architecture of Alberobello, Gargano National Park, the UNESCO-listed Shrine of Saint Michael and the mountain villages of Monti Dauni. Cap off the tour with a cooking class at the private home of a chef, where you’ll learn to prepare classic Puglian dishes using fresh local ingredients.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$626.24
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$626.24
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Bari Street Food Walking Tour

Bari Street Food Walking Tour

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Taste your way around town with this street food tour of Bari, and learn about the city’s signature treats from a private guide. Starting with a walk around Bari’s Old Town, the tour introduces you to standout sights such as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and its sacred crypt. Continue to explore the cobblestoned enclave, trying fresh burrata cheese, focaccia, salumi, panzerotti, and home-made gelato. Finally, you’ll finish with a visit to the city’s French neighborhood where a large fish market is held.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.53
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$61.53
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3-Day Southern Italy from Rome: Alberobello, Bari, Matera

3-Day Southern Italy from Rome: Alberobello, Bari, Matera

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Stray from the beaten path in order to escape the crowds of Rome on a 3-day tour of Alberobello, Bari, and Matera in southern Italy. Travelling by high-speed train from Rome, you’ll explore the medieval Old Town of Bari and take a guided tour of the trulli houses in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plus, marvel at Sassi di Matera, a labyrinth of prehistoric dwellings. Two nights 3-star accommodation and rail transfers are included.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$854.42
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Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw

Private Bari Street Food Tour by Rickshaw

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Hop on a rickshaw to discover Bari’s street food scene with your own personal guide. The private tour includes a ride around the city’s captivating Old Town, stopping at sights and eateries along the way. Admire the white façade of the Basilica of St. Nicholas and hear the history behind the imposing walls of the Swabian Castle as you pass by. Treats such as gelato, focaccia, burrata cheese, and panzerotti are all included through the tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.07
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Walking tour of Bari & food tasting *private tour*

Walking tour of Bari & food tasting *private tour*

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Capital of Puglia, Bari boasts the presence of the Basilica of San Nicola, an important example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. This church is included amongst the most important places of worship in the world, where Catholic and Orthodox worship blend together. You will visit the old town (including the fish market, both Ferrarese and Mercantile squares, the Ancient wall "la Muraglia", the Basilica of Saint Nicholaus, the Cathedral, the Norman-Swabian Castle and walk down the alleys up to the "pasta" street"). You will stop in different locations to taste our most popular street food ( "focaccia", "popizze" and "sgagliozze"). It's possible to personalize this tour by sending us a request or to choose a different meeting point in Bari.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.48
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Bari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Bari Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Get to know the beautiful city of Bari through the eyes of a local by going on this customized private tour. It’s a great way to tick off all the spots you want to see in the city, while letting someone else take care of the navigating. Either come with requests of places you’d like to see, or let your guide make suggestions and plan the day for you.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.67
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People of Bari

People of Bari

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During the BARI WALKING TOUR you will visit the main atractions of the old town like the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Fresh Pasta street, the Cathedral, the norman Castle, the narrow streets, the fish market and the warm local people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.50
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Bari Rickshaw Tour with Museum Visits

Bari Rickshaw Tour with Museum Visits

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See Bari by rickshaw, and enjoy a fun take on a 3-hour historical tour of the city. As you relax, your guide drives the rickshaw around the city’s little-known corners and landmarks. Swing past the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari Old Town, and then travel to two of the city’s museums, which are decided on the day. Perhaps hop out to discover underground Roman walls in Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari or walk among the art exhibitions of the Swabian Castle. As an extra bonus, a tasting of home-made Italian ice cream is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.82
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$91.82
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Bari Street Food Private Tour

Bari Street Food Private Tour

Taste typical street food during this private walking tour of Bari. Go off the beaten bath and explore the old city center, including medieval side streets. The itinerary also features top landmarks such as Basilica San Nicola and Piazza del Ferrarese. Your local guide leads the way to taste traditional street snacks including focaccia barese and panzerotto.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.36
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Bari Rickshaw Tour

Bari Rickshaw Tour

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See the highlights of Bari on a rickshaw driven by a local guide. Visit the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, Bari Cathedral, Swabian Castle, the Fish Market, and other notable landmarks. Navigate the narrow streets of the old town and discover local history and culture. The tour concludes with a tasting of homemade Italian gelato.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.51
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Private Shopping Tour in Bari by Rickshaw

Private Shopping Tour in Bari by Rickshaw

Shop and sightsee on a 3-hour tour with a difference in Bari. The private experience is by rickshaw, allowing you to travel around the city quickly and with ease. Hear recommendations for Bari's most interesting shops, and look out for the sights in between visits to boutiques. Views of the Swabian Castle, Basilica of St. Nicholas, and Bari Cathedral are included, and the tour ends with a prosecco or a spritz aperitivo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.07
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$69.07
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Private Bari Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

Private Bari Shopping and Sightseeing Tour

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Discover Bari's historic heart and commercial soul on a 3-hour shopping and sightseeing tour with your own private guide. After exploring the alleyways of Bari Old Town to see landmarks such as the Swabian Castle, you'll dive into the elegant boutiques and ateliers that make Bari a popular shopping destination. Let your guide recommend shops based on your preferences, and discover quality 'Made in Italy' products. The tour ends with a classic aperitivo in one of the squares.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.19
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$40.19
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BARI special city tour

BARI special city tour

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The port city of Bari has a delightful old town thick with historic churches, charming squares, and local women making traditional “orecchiette” pasta along the narrow lanes. With this walking tour, discover the highlights of the city in just hours. Take in sights like the Basilica di San Nicola and Piazza del Ferrarese with a guide to learn about their history and end with a stroll along the seafront promenade.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.48
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Bari Self-Guided Audio Tour

Bari Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Bari at your own pace with this intriguing audio guide. Learn about the history of Bari as you stroll past sights including Teatro Petruzzelli and Basilica Di San Nicola. The audio guide includes a downloadable map to make navigating easy. Expect to see street musicians, charming piazzas, and historic landmarks during this self-led tour.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.29
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The magic of

The magic of "Bari Vecchia"

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With this tour you will visit the most significant places of the old town through evocative landscapes, history, culture and legends. We will enter the Cathedral and the "Basilica of San Nicolas". Finally we will pass by a road where some women still make the "orecchiette".
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.40
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$31.40
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Bari Vecchia City Tour

Bari Vecchia City Tour

Though sometimes overshadowed by rival Lecce, Bari has a few surprises up its sleeve, especially in its old town. With this tour, let a guide take you to uncover Bari Vecchia, from the Basilica of Saint Nicholas of Myra—also known as Santa Claus—which houses his bones, to the medieval Norman-Swabian fortress that welcomes visitors to the district. Finish the tour with a light lunch of focaccia.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.51
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Private Tour: 2-Hour Bari Walking Tour

Private Tour: 2-Hour Bari Walking Tour

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Experience the sights of the capital of Puglia with this private 2-hour walking tour of Bari. Learn about the city's history, including some of its most famous residents, and see Bari's most noteworthy monuments. Walk through picturesque streets and piazzas, visit historic churches, and see a Medieval castle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.69
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Official Guided Tour of Bari Old Town (PRIVATE TOUR)

Official Guided Tour of Bari Old Town (PRIVATE TOUR)

During the BARI WALKING TOUR you will be able to visit the main atractions of the old town like the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Fresh Pasta street, the Cathedral, the Norman Castle, the narrow streets, the fish market and the warm local people. You will be in contact with the southern Italian life style and people!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.76
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