Highlights of this tour
- Basilica of Saint Nicholas (entrance by means of a wheelchair ramp)
- Castello Svevo (external visit during the excavations)
- Cathedral of San Sabino (external visit)
- Bari Old Town
The perfect way to discover Bari is through this strolling tour with an English speaking guide . She will meet you directly at the cruise port. You find her by the sign with your name on it. Your knowledgeable guide is from the region, and can tell you everything about the attractions in and around Bari. From the most famous sights to the hidden gems. A genuinely satisfying tour.
Please note that the walk/roll from the cruise port to the center is about a 20 minutes walk/stroll. If prefered, we can arrange private adapted transport to meet you at the port, and take you to the center of Bari. At the end of the tour, the driver will bring you back again. Contact us for more information. .
Your wheelchair accessible Bari walking starts with a viewing of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas. The city’s famous patron saint can be admired in the impressive Basilica di San Nicola, located in the beautiful old town center of Bari Vecchia. The remains of the bishop of Myra are believed to be stolen from Turkey in 1087 and secretly taken to Bari by fishermen. The Basilica was specially built to honor Saint Nicholas.
Your next stop on this wheelchair accessible tour is Castello Svevo. This Castle is a famous tourist attraction and draws many cultural and history enthusiasts every year. It has been destroyed and rebuilt several times during its first period, but still retains its original charm and authenticity. It is one of the most important cultural and historical heritage of Puglia. Learn everything about this ancient place during your tour.
San Sabino Cathedral dates from the 11th century however has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, similar as the Castle. The church has a spacious and bright interior because of the many windows and has a beautiful mezzanine. Admire the stylish white front that features three wooden entrance gates, a large rose window, and small curved windows.
After the beautiful sights of the Catherals and the Castle, your wheelchair accessible walking tour continues to the old town of Bari. Here you can admire a variety of things to try, experience or taste. Take, for example, the ladies who handcraft orecchiette. You see these ladies on the street and within seconds, they create the famous ear-shaped pasta’s.
Moreover you can stroll through the photogenic alleys towards the old harbor, where you will find many fresh mussels and oysters. Did you know there are a total of 40 churches within the old town, with various different architectural styles. A visit of this charming Old Town is a must-do when in Bari.
Option 1. Castellana Caves visit:
Visit the exciting Castellana Caves, where you can see different shapes in the rock formations and beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Please note that these caves are only accessible to wheelchair users with chairs not wider than 63 cm. There are exclusive itineraries for people with reduced mobility, and one companion can visit for free. A specialist speleoologists will guide you through the site.
Option 2. Frantoio Galantino visit: Visit this famous authentic olive mill. The cellar is not wheelchair accessible, however the tasting will be set up in their beautiful garden.
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