Tour description

8 DAYS SARDINIA GROUP TOUR

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.

Experience the Sardinia lifestyle in the winter with a small group of 25/30 travelers only! Travel to Sardinia with their idyllic climate, archaeology treasures, dramatic vistas and hearty cuisine that embodies all things Sardinian.

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

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SARDINIA GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
  • Guaranteed departures group travel: friendly group limited to 25/30 participants only!
  • More than 15 included sightseeing tours & cultural experiences
  • Explore CAGLIARI “walled city of water and light” spectacularly perched over the Bay of Angels
  • Visit the archaeological museum at CAGLIARI which boasts the largest collection of artifacts on the island
  • Marvel at the remains of the ancient city of NORA
  • OLIVE OIL EXPERIENCE in DOLIANOVA
  • Wander the medieval lanes of BOSA, dominated by an impressive CASTLE
  • Be enchanted by the distinctive NURAGHE, pre-historic conical stone towers for which Sardinia is famous for
  • Fall in love with the prehistoric settlement UNESCO SU NURAXI, the most complete Nuraghic complex in Sardinia
  • Swimming in the clear salt water of the Gulf of ORISTANO near THARROS
  • Stroll around ALGHERO, surrounded by towers and fortifications
  • Explore the ruins of THARROS, a Phoenician coastal town, founded in the 8th century BC
  • HOME-HOSTED LUNCH in the hills of ALGHERO
  • SARDINIAN MURALS in TINNURA
  • WINE TASTING experience in SARDINIA
  • Visit popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Entrances to main Sardinian sites are included
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned 50 seater motorcoach
  • Included gratuity for city guides
  • Local Tour guides as per itinerary in Sardinia
  • Hotel city tax is included
  • Included airport transfers into Cagliari airport/out of Alghero airport
  • Flights from the UK: We recommend flying in Sardinia, Cagliari using Easyjet from London Gatwick. The tour starts with a group transfer to Cagliari hotel on Day 1 as per Easyjet arrival time and ends with a group transfer from Alghero to Alghero airport as per Easyjet departure time
  • Included regional meals: All breakfasts, 2 foodie experiences, 4 dinners, 3 lunches (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, local coffee or tea only)
  • 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
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

SARDINIA AMORE MIO TRAVEL ITINERARY

GROUP TOUR LIMITED TO 25/30 PARTICIPANTS ONLY FROM CAGLIARI TO ALGHERO

Day 1:WELCOME TO SARDINIA 

Arrive at Cagliari for a three nights stay in our central “HOTEL REGINA MARGHERITA” or similar, close to the city’s architecturally treasures.At 6.30 pm meet your local tour manager for a discovery orientation tour followed by dinner in a popular local restaurant.Overnight in CAGLIARI. Walking:Light

Day 2:HIGHLIGHTS OF CAGLIARI & SAN BENEDETTO MARKET

Discover 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 CASTELLO which is cradled by ancient ramparts that 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.Our day starts with a visit to the SAN BENEDETTO MARKET, the NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM,the SANTA MARIA CATHEDRAL,where to admire the Pisan Romanesque facade,the ROYAL PALACE and the BASTIONE SAINT REMY, a glorious spot for amazing views.After an included lunch in a local restaurant, you will have the rest of the day for further discovery.Overnight in CAGLIARI.Walking: Moderate

Day 3: ANCIENT NORA & OLIVE FARM

This morning, we head south-west out of the city over bridges and viaducts crossing salt pans that have been in use since the Romans arrived to the sunken Phoenician city of NORA, one of Sardinia’s most archaeological site in Sardinia.Following this, we’ll enjoy an exclusive visit to a family owned OLIVE OIL FARM, where we learn about olive oil production in Sardinia and sample some of its local production.Return to Cagliari to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.Overnight in CAGLIARI. Walking: Moderate

Day 4: WINERY & UNESCO SU NURAXI 

Our tour takes you today to visit a local WINERY for a tasting of some Sardinian wines such as Vermentino and Cannonau. Afterwards,drive to the Bronze Age site at SU NURAXI in Barumini, ancient megalithic constructions developed during the Nuragic age (1900-730 B.C.), included by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.The Nuraghic people built many prehistoric stone villages in Sardinia from about 1800 BC but left no written records. Su Nuraxi, is described as the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture. The night is spent in the provincial town of ORISTANO staying at the central, family “HOTEL DUOMO” or similar,located in the heart of the town.Dinner is included this evening in a local tavern.Overnight in ORISTANO.Walking: Moderate

DAY 5: EXCAVATIONS OF THARROS,CHARMING BOSA & TINNURA MURALS

We start the day with a drive to the archaeological excavations of THARROS, a city founded by the Phoenicians around the end of the 8th century BC, on a split of land called Capo San Marco and soon became a flourishing center of commerce.Continue to the delightful pastel colored houses town of BOSA located on a green valley at the foot of a mountainous area dominated by the MALASPINA CASTLE, on the right bank of the Temo river, the only navigable one in Sardinia.This fascinating town is famous for its artisan tradition of gold-filigree jewelry and lace-making.We conclude the day with a visit to the mural town of TINNURA.Drive to the picturesque medieval seaside town of ALGHERO staying at the central “HOTEL CATALUNYA” or similar.Tonight, you’ll eat like a local with a pizza by meter dinner.Overnight in ALGHERO.Walking: Moderate

DAY 6:CATALAN ALGHERO & HOME-HOSTED LUNCH IN THE HILLS OF ALGHERO

Following the Catalan-Aragonese invasion of Sardinia, the medieval fortified seaside town underwent total Hispanicization and became known as “little Barcelona”.The lively piazza is fitted with shops and restaurants.Our guided tour takes us the through labyrinthine alleyss of remarkably preserved old ALGHERO, defended by robust walls and four bastions dedicated to famous explorers.Continue to the village of ITTIRI where you’ll visit a Sardinian family for a home-made lunch and hands-on-making local cheese.Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the beauty of the town.Overnight in ALGHERO. Walking: Moderate

DAY 7:WINERY & THE NECROPOLIS OF ANGHELU RUJU

The day is on your own to enjoy a relaxing last day in Sardinia or you might consider to join us on an included visit to the necropolis of ANGHELU RUJU, the largest necropolis of pre-Nuragic Sardinia, discovered accidentally in 1903 during the excavations for the construction of a farmhouse, converted in a well-known winery. In that occasion were found a human skull and a tripod vessel.We complete the morning with a local WINERY for a tasting of their delicious wines.This afternoon is free for independent exploration in this eminently walkable and lovely town with historic buildings lining its winding, narrow streets.In the evening celebrate your Sardinian adventure with an “Arrivederci dinner” sharing travel memories and toasting new friends

DAY 8:ARRIVEDERCI SARDINIA

Breakfast in hotel and end of the tour

TOUR DATES & PRICING

2021 TOUR PRICE: €1,800       SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: €350    currency converter

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy for 8 days/7 nights

DATES IN 2021-EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS OFFER 100 EURO PER PERSON OFF BY SEPT 30,2020

May 16-23

June 20-27

August 29-Sept 5

Sept 19-26

SARDINIA & CORSICA

SARDINIA & CORSICAFamous 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, should not be ignored, as they represent the importance of the geographical and strategic position of Sardinia in the Mediterranean. Sardinia has some Read more

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