We fly from London Gatwick to Bari and back with British Airways. The transfer between Bari Airport and the hotel is by road and takes approximately 1 hour.
There is roughly a 10 minute walk from where our transfer vehicle drops us off in Matera to get to our first hotel. Matera although beautiful has many steps to be negotiated hence our transfer vehicle not being able to stop right outside our hotel, however not to worry your main baggage will taken to the hotel for you.
Should you be making your own flight arrangments the journey from Bari Airport to Matera can be made on public transport. There is a direct bus service operated by Pugliairbus. For details please see the following website: www.aeroportidipuglia.it/en/web/10181/bus-pugliairbus-
On the return there are direct trains from Alberobello to Bari and connections to the airport.
Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?
If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.
Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.
If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.
Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.
Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.
Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents
For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.
Personal Details Check
To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.