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Duration

7 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English, Italian

About this tour

Embark on an enchanting exploration of Sardinia, where each day unfolds as a tapestry of experiences. Begin your journey on the captivating Emerald Coast, known for its crystal-clear waters and sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Alghero, discovering hidden piazzas and indulging in a delightful street food experience. Traverse Sassari’s vibrant streets and venture into the ancient Nuragic civilization. Explore the archaeological marvel of Tharros on the windswept Sinis Peninsula, and witness the industrial elegance of Porto Flavia. Transition to Cagliari, where history meets the Tyrrhenian Sea, and savor the rich cultural scene of its historic center and Marina district. Conclude your odyssey in the Sardinian countryside, sipping local wines and relishing regional delights. Depart with cherished memories of UNESCO treasures, culinary delights, and the warmth of Sardinian hospitality.

Highlights

  • ultural Diversity: Explore Sardinia's rich and diverse cultural heritage shaped by various civilizations.
  • Language: Experience the unique Sardinian language, reflecting the island's linguistic diversity.
  • Nuragic Civilization: Discover the enigmatic Nuragic civilization through ancient stone structures called "nuraghe."
  • Stunning Landscapes: Immerse yourself in Sardinia's diverse and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Cuisine: Indulge in distinctive Sardinian cuisine featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Longevity: Learn about Sardinia's high concentration of centenarians and their lifestyle.
  • Autonomous Status: Discover Sardinia's autonomy within Italy and its regional governance.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick-up and transfers.
  • Hotel accommodations for the specified nights.
  • Dinners on specific days (as mentioned in the itinerary).
  • Guided tours of Alghero, Sassari, Tharros, and Porto Flavia.
  • Street food experience in Alghero.
  • Lunch on the coast during the Tharros tour.
  • Wine experience in Cagliari countryside.
  • Free time to explore and relax on specified days.
  • Lunch on Day 2 (to be paid locally).
  • Lunch on Day 5 (to be paid locally).
  • Porto Flavia visit subject to changes in bad weather conditions.

Itinerary

Pick up of all the participants according to their scheduled time, the beginning of the tour.

 

The Emerald Coast (Costa Smeralda in Italian) is a famous and highly regarded stretch of coastline located in the northeastern part of the island of Sardinia, Italy. It is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and luxury resorts. Here are some key features and information about the Emerald Coast:

 

Scenic Beauty: The name "Emerald Coast" comes from the strikingly clear and emerald-colored waters of the Mediterranean Sea that hug the shoreline. The coast is characterized by rugged granite cliffs, hidden coves, and sandy beaches with powdery white sand.

 

Beaches: The Emerald Coast is home to several beautiful beaches, each with its unique charm. These beaches are known for their fine sands and inviting waters.

 

Porto Cervo and High-End Shopping: Porto Cervo, the main town on the Emerald Coast, is a hub of luxury and extravagance. It features a stylish marina filled with impressive yachts, high-end boutiques carrying international designer brands, and exclusive dining establishments. Strolling through Porto Cervo's streets, you'll find upscale fashion, jewelry, and art galleries that cater to the discerning tastes of the area's visitors. The town also hosts glamorous events, including regattas and parties, which contribute to its vibrant social scene.

 

In summary, the Emerald Coast stands out for its breathtaking natural beauty, luxurious accommodations, and the glamorous atmosphere of Porto Cervo. Whether you're seeking a beachfront escape, a taste of high-end shopping, or a combination of both, the Emerald Coast offers a unique and memorable experience on the Mediterranean shores of Sardinia.

 

Transfer to the Hotel, where You stay 2 nights.

Dinner at the hotel is included in the tour.

10.00 departure from the Hotel to Alghero city center for a guided tour with our best local guide, and street food experience.

Tour duration 3 hours  

The city center of Alghero, nestled along the azure shores of the Mediterranean, is a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. As you step into this enchanting enclave, you are transported to a world where the past gracefully intertwines with the present, creating a captivating tapestry of sights and experiences.

 

Cobblestone streets wind through the heart of the Old Town, their centuries-old stones echoing the footsteps of generations. The air is perfumed with the scent of sea breeze and freshly baked bread, promising adventures both on land and at sea.

 

Alghero's charming Centro Stoic is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, where Gothic and Catalan influences converge in a harmonious dance. The buildings, constructed with golden-hued sandstone, exude an ageless elegance that speaks to the town's rich history. Arched doorways and wrought-iron balconies adorn the facades, while centuries-old churches and bell towers punctuate the skyline.

 

As you meander through the labyrinthine streets, you'll encounter hidden piazzas adorned with lively cafes and boutiques showcasing local craftsmanship. The vibrant colors of bougainvillea spill over wrought-iron balconies, adding a touch of whimsy to the scene.

 

At sunset, Bastion Marco Polo offers a panoramic vista of the sun dipping below the horizon, casting a warm, golden glow over the ancient city walls and the tranquil harbor below. The sound of laughter and clinking glasses fills the air as locals and visitors alike gather to witness this nightly spectacle.

 

The heart of Alghero is not just a place; it's an invitation to savor life's simple pleasures. It's where you can savor fresh seafood delicacies at charming trattorias, sip a glass of local Vermentino wine, and indulge in sweet pastries kissed by honey. It's a place where time seems to slow down, allowing you to savor every moment.

 

In the evening, the Old Town transforms into a magical realm, where the soft glow of streetlamps illuminates the cobblestone paths. The sounds of live music drift from cafes, and the night air is filled with a sense of serenity and enchantment.

 

Alghero's city center is a true testament to the enduring allure of the Mediterranean, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create an experience that is nothing short of enchanting. It is a place where the past whispers its stories, and the present invites you to create your own, leaving an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

 

Tastes of Alghero:

Catalan-Influenced Cuisine: Alghero's cuisine is influenced by its Catalan heritage. Try dishes like "Aragosta alla Catalana" (Catalan-style lobster) or "fregola con marseille" (a type of pasta with clams).

 

Seafood: Being a coastal town, Alghero is known for its fresh seafood. Enjoy grilled fish, seafood pasta dishes, and "bottarga" (dried and salted fish roe).

Local Wine: Taste Sardinian wines, including the renowned red Cannonau and Vermentino whites, at local wineries or restaurants. Pane Carasau: Try this traditional Sardinian flatbread, often served with olive oil, salt, and local toppings.

Sardinian Pastries: Sample sweets like "seadas," which are pastries filled with cheese and drizzled with honey, or "amaretti" almond cookies.

Local Cheese: Sardinia produces excellent cheeses, including pecorino, which is often served with honey or fruit preserves. Vermentino di Sardegna: Enjoy a glass of the local Vermentino white wine, which pairs perfectly with seafood dishes. Culurgiones: These are Sardinian dumplings filled with ingredients like potato, cheese, and mint, often served with tomato sauce.

Gelato: Cool down with a scoop of artisanal Sardinian gelato, available in a variety of flavors. Transfer to the hotel, free time to relax, and enjoy awesome panoramas of the Sardinian Sea.

9.30 am Check out from the hotel, departure to Oristano.

10.15 am arrival to Sassari, free time for a cup of coffee or traditional ice cream in the city center.

 

Sassari, the vibrant heart of northwestern Sardinia, is a city that weaves together the tapestry of its rich history, artistic heritage, and the pulsating rhythm of modern life. Nestled amid rolling hills and framed by the azure Mediterranean Sea in the distance, the city center of Sassari invites you to embark on a captivating journey through time and culture.

 

As you step into the historic heart of Sassari, you are greeted by a captivating blend of architectural treasures, each stone bearing witness to centuries of human endeavor. The narrow streets and alleys, worn smooth by the passage of time, beckon you to explore their secrets. Ancient palazzi and churches, adorned with intricate facades and wrought-iron balconies, rise majestically, their graceful elegance a testament to Sassari's enduring allure.

 

11.00 am departure to Oristano through Nuraghe Region

 

Nuraghe, scattered like ancient sentinels across the picturesque landscape of Sardinia, are the enigmatic guardians of a distant past. Standing proudly amidst the island's rugged terrain, these prehistoric stone towers are both architectural marvels and portals to a time when Sardinia's story was etched in stone. Imagine a land where rolling hills, carpeted with fragrant maquis shrubland, give way to a tableau of stark beauty. Amidst this wild, untamed landscape, Nuraghe rises like ancient giants, their silhouettes an enduring testament to the ingenuity and determination of the Nuragic civilization.

 

The Nuraghi themselves are awe-inspiring structures, built with meticulously stacked stones, one atop the other, without mortar or binding agents. These cyclopean constructions, some towering several stories high, evoke a sense of wonder and mystery. Circular in design, they bear witness to the architectural prowess of a civilization that thrived on this Mediterranean island over three millennia ago.

 

As you approach a Nuraghe, the aura of antiquity envelops you. The massive stones, hewn from the very earth upon which they stand, exude an aura of timeless resilience. A sense of wonder takes hold as you step into the heart of these enigmatic structures, walking through their labyrinthine corridors, climbing their stone staircases, and gazing out from their narrow windows onto panoramic vistas of Sardinia's diverse landscapes.

 

In the presence of Nuraghi, you can't help but contemplate the questions that have intrigued scholars and dreamers for generations. What purpose did these stone giants serve? Were they fortresses, temples, or astronomical observatories? The answers remain shrouded in the mists of history, adding an air of mystique to these ancient wonders.

 

Surrounding the Nuraghi, you'll find the remnants of Nuragic villages, where stone huts, granaries, and megalithic tombs bear witness to the daily life of this vanished civilization. The entire scene is a journey through time, a portal to an era when Sardinia was home to a thriving and innovative culture.

 

Nuraghi in Sardinia are not merely relics of the past; they are poetic expressions of the island's enduring spirit. They stand as silent witnesses to the passage of millennia, inviting travelers and archaeologists alike to unravel their secrets and to stand in awe of the ancient world that still resonates in the heart of Sardinia's rugged landscape.

 

15:30 arrival to Oristano,

 

You stay in the Oristano Hotel for 2 nights.

 

19:30 Dinner at the Blao Restaurant is included in the tour. Oristano is more than just a place; it is a voyage into the soul of Sardinia. It is a place where the past whispers its stories, and the present invites you to create your own. It's a town where history, culture, and natural beauty converge, leaving an indelible mark on your heart and soul, and beckoning you to return, time and time again.

 

Oristano, nestled on the sun-kissed shores of western Sardinia, is a town that enchants its timeless beauty, rich history, and warm Mediterranean embrace. As you step into this quaint Italian gem, you are transported to a world where the past harmonizes gracefully with the present, where tradition dances in rhythm with the sea breeze.

 

Oristano's historic heart is a picturesque tapestry of cobblestone streets and pastel-hued buildings adorned with ornate balconies and wrought-iron accents. The gentle clang of church bells echoes through the air, inviting you to explore the town's cultural treasures. Among these, the elegant Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, with its Gothic-Catalan façade, stands as a sentinel of spiritual and architectural splendor.

 

The heart of Oristano is the enchanting Piazza Eleonora d'Arborea, a vibrant square named in honor of the revered Sardinian judge. Here, you can lose yourself in the sensory symphony of bustling cafés, where the aroma of espresso mingles with the melodies of animated conversations. The central square, graced by a statue of the indomitable Eleonora herself, is a hub of activity and an ideal place for people-watching.

 

As you explore further, you'll stumble upon artisan workshops, boutiques, and traditional trattorias, each contributing to the town's distinct character. Local craftsmen create intricate jewelry and textiles, paying homage to Sardinia's artistic traditions, while cozy restaurants offer a tantalizing glimpse into the island's culinary heritage.  

10.00 am Pick up and transfer to Tharros, guided tour in Tharros 90 minutes.

Tharros, an ancient marvel nestled on the windswept shores of the Sinis Peninsula in Sardinia, Italy, is a timeless testament to the enduring allure of history. As you step onto this archaeological canvas, you embark on a journey through the ages, where the whispers of antiquity echo in every weathered stone and crumbling column.

 

Picture a place where the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean meet the remnants of a once-thriving Phoenician and Roman city. The ancient ruins of Tharros rise like an ethereal mirage from the golden sands, where the turquoise sea gently caresses the coastline. Against this breathtaking backdrop, history unfolds before your eyes.

 

Tharros is a living tableau of centuries past, where meticulously laid stones form the foundations of time-forgotten temples, homes, and public buildings. The temple to the sea god Poseidon, with its timeless elegance, gazes out toward the horizon, as if seeking the blessing of the ever-present sea.

 

Walking among the ruins, you encounter the remnants of a thriving harbor city. The narrow streets of Tharros' ancient settlement are framed by foundations and low walls, their silent echoes hinting at the lives once lived here. Public baths, markets, and residential quarters are laid out before you, revealing the sophistication and daily rhythms of this bygone civilization.

 

An aura of mystery envelops Tharros, with its Roman baths and the enigmatic Tophet, an ancient sanctuary where the remains of sacrificial offerings have been discovered. These echoes of spiritual devotion and ritual add an air of mystique to this captivating site.

 

As you ascend the stone steps of the Punic-Roman city walls, your gaze is drawn to the panoramic vista that unfolds before you. The sight of the turquoise sea stretching to the horizon is framed by the ruins, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty and contemplation.

 

Tharros is not just a relic of history; it is a living tableau where the past and present converge. It is a place where you can contemplate the mysteries of an ancient civilization while basking in the natural beauty of Sardinia's western coast.

As the sun casts its golden glow upon the stones of Tharros, you are transported to a time when this coastal city thrived. The timeless allure of Tharros invites you to immerse yourself in the stories it holds, to marvel at its architectural wonders, and to stand in awe of the enduring spirit of humanity, forever etched in stone by the sea.

 

13.00 free time for lunch on the coast at the traditional seafood trattoria, (lunch is to be paid at loco)
16.00 transfer to the hotel, free evening to relax.

9.30 am Check out from the hotel, departure to Porto Flavia (Iglesias)

11.30 am arrival to Porto Flavia

 


Porto Flavia, a hidden gem nestled along the dramatic coastline of southwestern Sardinia, is a testament to human ingenuity and the sheer power of nature. As you approach this extraordinary marvel, you are transported into a world where artistry and engineering converge amidst the rugged beauty of the Mediterranean.

 


Imagine a remote coastal landscape where steep cliffs plunge dramatically into the cerulean sea. It is here, against this awe-inspiring backdrop, that Porto Flavia emerges like a subterranean cathedral of industry. This ingenious marvel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century, designed to facilitate the transportation of minerals from the depths of the earth to the waiting cargo ships below.

 


As you approach the entrance to Porto Flavia, you descend into a world of shadows and echoes. The entryway, carved into the heart of the cliff, is an architectural wonder. Descending further, you find yourself in a colossal chamber hewn from the rock, where colossal tunnels and galleries intersect like veins in the earth.

 

The true magic of Porto Flavia lies in its immense vertical shafts, where raw minerals were transported from underground mines to waiting ships anchored far below. These monumental chambers, with their soaring heights and industrial machinery still in place, are a testament to human determination and vision.

 


Sunlight pierces the cavernous depths, casting ethereal beams of light that play upon the steel and stone. The echoes of generations of laborers reverberate through the tunnels, creating a haunting symphony of the past.

 


The pièce de resistance of Porto Flavia is the breathtaking view from the cliffside terrace. From this vantage point, you gaze out over the azure expanse of the Mediterranean, where cargo ships await their precious cargo. The contrast between the industrial underworld and the pristine natural beauty of the coast is nothing short of breathtaking.


Porto Flavia is more than an industrial relic; it is a work of art and a testament to the symbiotic relationship between human ambition and the natural world. It is a place where history, engineering, and nature converge, offering a glimpse into the indomitable spirit of those who dared to carve a path to the depths of the earth, all while honouring the grandeur of the sea and the cliffs that guard its secrets.

 


As you stand in Porto Flavia, you are transported to a bygone era, where man and nature collaborated to create an industrial masterpiece that now stands as a testament to both human achievement and the enduring beauty of the Sardinian coastline.
https://www.iglesiasturismo.it/en/porto-flavia-eng/
Experience included in the tour.
Please, note that the visit to Santa Flavia is subject to changes in case of bad weather conditions.

 


16.30 arrival to Cagliari
You stay at a Hotel in Cagliari

 


Free time to stroll in Cagliari city center and enjoy your evening.


Cagliari, the radiant jewel of Sardinia, is a city that captivates the senses with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant Mediterranean charm. As you step into this enchanting coastal metropolis, you embark on a journey through time and culture, where the past and present blend harmoniously amidst the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.


Imagine a city that rises gracefully from the shores, where the ancient and the modern coexist in perfect harmony. Cagliari's historic center is a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, where each step leads you deeper into its timeless story. The scent of saltwater mingles with the aroma of freshly baked bread, promising adventures both culinary and coastal.

 


The heart of Cagliari is the elegant Marina district, where palm-lined boulevards and pastel-hued buildings frame the seafront promenade. Here, you can bask in the Mediterranean sun, sip a cappuccino at a seaside café, and watch the fishing boats sway in the harbor.

 


As you explore the historic neighborhoods, you'll encounter architectural treasures such as the Cagliari Cathedral, with its majestic bell tower, and the Bastion San Remy, an iconic terrace that offers panoramic views of the city and sea. The Piazza Yenne, a bustling square, is the perfect place to savor gelato and people-watch in the shade of centuries-old buildings.

 


Cagliari's cultural scene is equally captivating. The city boasts an array of museums and galleries, including the National Archaeological Museum, where you can uncover the island's ancient history, and the Municipal Art Gallery, home to works by Sardinian and Italian artists.


The evening transforms Cagliari into a magical realm, where the soft glow of streetlights illuminates the cobblestone streets. Locals and visitors alike gather at lively piazzas and waterfront bars to savour the city's renowned seafood dishes, paired with the finest Sardinian wines.

 

Cagliari is more than just a city; it is an invitation to savor the simple pleasures of life. It's a place where history whispers through ancient streets, where art and culture thrive amidst coastal beauty, and where the vibrant Mediterranean spirit welcomes you with open arms. As you depart Cagliari, its timeless allure lingers in your heart, beckoning you to return to this captivating corner of Sardinia.

 

9.30 am departure to the Cagliari countryside.

Winery

There is a moment when time seems to stop. From the wide glass window of the winehouse you can enjoy a unique spectacle: the vineyards are painted with the same colour of the sunset and the profiles seem to fade. It is a unique moment where everything seems magical. The winery’s wine shop is a unique place where you must make a stop, here you can taste our wines, accompanied by local products, sitting at the large social table, after completing the visit of the company.
Visit the winery and tasting of 3 wines from our selection or 4 wines accompanied by a selection of cold cuts and cheeses typical of the Parteolla region.


Free afternoon to relax

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Multi Day's Tour

Languages

English
Italian

Tour's Location

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