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SARDINIA PRIVATE TOUR

Travel to Sardinia with its idyllic climate, archaeology treasures, dramatic vistas and hearty cuisine that embodies all things Sardinian. Famous mostly for its sea and coastline, Sardinia also abounds in spectacular natural scenery and numerous archaeological ruins, such as the archaeological sites of the early Prehistoric times and the Nuragic villages, as they represent the importance of the geographical and strategic position of Sardinia in the Mediterranean. Sardinia has some of Italy’s best beaches and on this tour, we make sure that you’ll have time to enjoy them.

A world apart, an Island separated from the rest of Italy not only by the sea but also by centuries of history and cultural experience.

We have a real passion for Sardinia and look forward to sharing it with you!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

  • More than 15 included sightseeing tours & cultural experiences
  • Wander the medieval lanes of BOSA, dominated by an impressive CASTLE
  • Fall in love with the Sardinian culinary experiences
  • Fall in love with the distinctive NURAGHE, pre-historic conical stone towers for which Sardinia is famous for
  • Stroll around ALGHERO, surrounded by towers and fortifications
  • Be amazed by the prehistoric settlement UNESCO SU NURAXI, the most complete Nuraghic complex in Sardinia
  • Visit of a local WINERY for a wine tasting
  • Exceptional local tour director, experienced to accompany you throughout your journey
  • Entrances to main Sardinian sites are included
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned Mercedes car
  • Included gratuity for city guides
  • Tour city guides as per itinerary
  • City taxes and service charges at all hotels and restaurants
  • Transfers while overseas, baggage transfers and porters are included
  • Included regional meals: All breakfasts, 4 dinners,1 lunch (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, local coffee or tea only)
  • Arrival and departure: The tour will begin with transfers from Cagliari airport and end with a transfer to the airport in Olbia at scheduled times.
  • Activity level: Light/Moderate
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View Here) and FAQ ( View Here)
  • Trip Interruption & Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health insurance is strongly recommended

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: WELCOME TO SARDINIA 

Arrive at Cagliari international airport and travel to the city centre for a two nights stay in our central boutique hotel close to the city’s architecturally treasures. At 6.30pm enjoy an included welcome drink followed by a fest at a lively Sardinian restaurant. Overnight in CAGLIARI

Day 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF CAGLIARI & ANCIENT NORA

Start your discovery of Sardinia with a guided walking tour of CAGLIARI, the Sardinian capital. It has an enviable setting overlooking the beautiful Bay of Angels and its historic heart-the Castle- cradled by ancient ramparts which enclose some beautiful architectural gems and historical treasures.Beneath the citadel walls, the vibrant Marina quarter is a tangle of tiny streets bursting with tantalizing shops, restaurants and bars.We have included today a visit to the archaeological museum, giving a fascinating insight into Sardinia’s past with artifacts from prehistoric to Roman times,the Bastione San Remy, a glorious spot for amazing views, the Cathedral, where to admire the restored Pisan Romanesque facade, the elaborate Gothic/Baroque interior, the crypt under the altar and the 2nd century Roman amphitheater, once the site of gladiator contests seating over 10,000 spectators. After a visit to the popular SAN BENEDETTO MARKET, we’ll head south-west to explore NORA, one of Sardinia’s most important Carthaginian and Roman archaeological sites. Evening is on your own for further explorations in Cagliari. Overnight in CAGLIARI

Day 3: UNESCO NURAGHE & SARDINIAN WINERY

The island of Sardinia is the second largest island of the Mediterranean but remains surprisingly unexplored. It has rugged mountainous interiors with stunning coastal scenery as well as quaint hilltop towns and pretty fishing ports. Sardinia has a rich Neolithic history and the island still boasts over 7,000 Nuraghi fortified tower houses from a civilization which lasted from 1800 to 500 BC. Today’s tour takes you to  Barumini where we’ll have a guided visit of the Bronze Age site at SU NURAXI ancient megalithic constructions developed during the Nuragic age (1900-730 B.C.), included by UNESCO under the World Heritage Site lists.This is truly an experience you will not soon forget.After,head to one of Sardinia’s most renowned winery for a cellar tour and a wine tasting.You’ll be spending the night in a 19th century hotel located in the heart of the charming town of ORISTANO. Placed at the northern border of the Campidano region, between the mouth of the Tirso River and the Santa Giusta marshlands, Oristano is the largest town in western Sardinia. It was founded in 1070, after the powerful and prosperous city of Tharros was abandoned, the inhabitants defeated by constant pirate raids.Dinner is included this evening in a local restaurant.Overnight in ORISTANO

Day 4: ANCIENT THARROS, COLORFUL BOSA WITH RIVER CRUISE  & CHARMING ALGHERO

Today your transfer to Alghero features a stop at the archaeological excavations at THARROS, a city founded by the Phoenicians around the end of the 8th century BC, on a split of land called Capo San Marco. Most of the visible remains date back to the Punic-Roman era, but there is also evidence of previous civilizations: the nuragic village (late Bronze Age) and the Tophet (Phoenician) located on the hill, Su Murru Mannu. The day continues with a drive to the pastel coloured houses of BOSA, dominated by the Castello dei Malaspina, on the right bank of the Temo river, the only navigable river in Sardinia. This fascinating town is famous for its artisan tradition of gold-filigree jewelry and lace-making. In the Sa Costa medieval quarter, a labyrinth of cobblestone alleys and steps, you can still see women sitting outside their homes making lace. After time on your own for lunch, you’ll reach the island’s most picturesque medieval seaside town, ALGHERO for your next two nights in Sardinia.Dinner is included this evening in a local restaurant.Overnight in ALGHERO

DAY 5 : ROMANTIC ALGHERO, CAPO CACCIA & CAVES OF NEPTUNE

Breakfast in hotel. Following the Catalan-Aragonese invasion of Sardinia, ALGHERO underwent total Hispanicization and became known as “little Barcelona”. The old town is the perfect place for a stroll to sample delicious local seafood and wines. It is also known for its deep coral, unique to this coastline, which is intertwined with intricate filigree work to make jewelry. The lively piazza, known as “Il Salotto” (the dining room), is fitted with shops and restaurants. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the beautiful limestone headland of Capo Caccia to the west of Alghero, a panoramic spot with sweeping views over the cape. Around the headland is the Grotta di Nettuno- the mystical cave of Neptune and nymphs. A steep series of 654 steps leads down to the cave, bathed in shimmering colors and bristling with stalactites and stalagmites contorted into fantastical shapes.Overnight in ALGHERO

DAY 6 : BACKROAD CASTELSARDO, GALLURA CORK & COSTA SMERALDA

Today we take a journey inland through the Gallura region rich in oak woods and granite rocks.Our first stop is the charming 13th-century Aragonese town of CASTELSARDO, perched on a cliff looking at the Gulf of Asinara. The town is dominated by its Castle hence its name and sits high on a hilltop sheltering the houses below.Imagine steep, winding streets leading up to rugged defensive towers and elderly women sitting in doorways weaving elaborate baskets. It’s little wonder it has been listed as one of Italy’s most beautiful villages.We then drive to the heart of the Gallura region where in the town of Calangianus we visit a cork factory where we learn about this important Sardinian technique.We spend the last two nights in the charming town of OLBIA staying in a family boutique hotel.Dinner tonight is on your own.Overnight stay in OLBIA

DAY 7 : ELEGANT COSTA SMERALDA

This morning drive takes you to visit the Costa Smeralda or Emerald Coas.This 20-kilometer stretch of reclaimed and tastefully developed coastline has grown to become one of the world’s most celebrated holiday playgrounds and a haven to the Mediterranean’s sailing and private yacht community.As we head off to explore, we’ll discover beautiful white-sand beaches, idyllic remote bays and sublime hotels. It’s no wonder this glamorous destination is a magnet for the rich and famous.Enjoy some time to yourself with a stroll around Porto Cervo pretty marina, where there’s sure to be plenty of elegant yachts moored.The Piazzetta is another great place to head. It’s lined with designer boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants, so maybe sit with a refreshing drink and indulge in a spot of people-watching.Dinner is included this evening in a local restaurant.Overnight in OLBIA

Day 8: ARRIVEDERCI NORTHERN SARDINIA

Morning transfers to Olbia airport for your flight home

TOUR PRICING

8 days starting from € 4,000 pp

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