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Cagliari | Fantasia of Sardinia

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From Cagliari to Costa Smeralda. During this comprehensive 6-day tour you will discover the highlights of Sardinia with its many cultural & historic attractions, wonderful landscapes and beautiful ocean views. Travel in comforts and style while enjoying typical gastronomic experiences along the way!

Day 1: Cagliari

Welcome to the Enchanting Island of Sardinia! Upon arrival in Cagliari, your adventure begins. Step off the plane and be greeted by our friendly driver, ready to whisk you away to your hotel in the heart of the city. Settle into your accommodation in beautiful Cagliari, where the magic of Sardinia awaits.

Day 2: Cagliari

After breakfast, meet our professional local guide in the hotel lobby and embark on a captivating three hour walking tour through the heart of Sardinia's capital. Cagliari's historic center is divided into three charming neighborhoods: Castello, Stampace, and Marina. During the tour, you'll explore must visit landmarks, including the Bastion of Saint-Remy, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Elephant Tower, and Via Roma. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. You can also take the opportunity for a scenic stroll along the Cagliari coastline, leading you to the renowned Poetto Beach. Undoubtedly one of Europe's finest urban beaches, you can choose to explore the Roman Amphitheater and the National Archaeological Museum, diving into the rich historical and cultural heritage from Punic times onwards (optional). Rest up for another exciting day ahead as you return to your accommodation in Cagliari. (B)

Day 3: Cagliari | Oristano | Tinnura | Bosa | Alghero

After a delightful breakfast, we'll set out towards Alghero, making captivating stops at three charming and character filled towns along the way. Our first destination is Oristano, a city steeped in fascinating history intertwined with the Phoenicians and a national heroine, Eleonora de Arborea. We'll explore the cathedral and Oristano's most prominent square before continuing our journey. Next, we'll pause in Tinnura, a tiny village where it's worth taking a leisurely stroll to admire its captivating murals. Our adventure then continues towards Bosa where we'll treat ourselves to a traditional Sardinian gastronomic experience at a local restaurant. Following a sumptuous lunch, we'll explore the picturesque town of Bosa, nestled on the banks of the Temo River, which flows into the nearby Bosa Marina beach. The historic village, also known as Sa Costa, flourishes around the Castle of Serravalle, a 12th-13th century construction by Duke Malaspina. Bosa is renowned for its high quality olive oil and wines, especially the Malvasia (a DOC brand), as well as its historic tuna fisheries. Many of the town's shops specialize in coral craftsmanship, gold filigree, and lacework. Our journey then continues to Alghero, where we'll arrive in the late afternoon and check into our accommodations. (B.L)

Day 4: Alghero | Capo Caccia | Alghero

After a delightful breakfast, we'll embark on a walking tour through the historic heart of this enchanting medieval city with Catalan origins, often hailed as the most beautiful in all of Sardinia. It's often referred to as “Barceloneta", dating back to the days when it was part of the Crown of Aragon. Its unique location, nestled within seaside walls, grants it a distinct charm and atmosphere. We'll meander through its old town adorned with noble palaces, churches, and hidden courtyards. Alghero boasts a rugged and marvelous coastline, stretching for over 100 kilometers, with secluded beaches dotting its path. At midday, we'll enjoy a lunch at a charming estate, savoring the exquisite Sardinian rustic and sea cuisine. In the afternoon, we'll embark on a panoramic drive along the coast, leading us to the magnificent Capo Caccia Natural Reserve. The views from atop the cliffs and the lighthouse are nothing short of sublime. Returning to Alghero, you'll have some free time to explore and unwind. Rest up comfortably in your accommodation, reflecting on the day's adventures. (B.L)

Day 5: Alghero | Castelsardo | Tempio Pausania | Palau

After a satisfying breakfast, we'll set off towards Palau on the eastern coast of Sardinia. Along the way, we'll make captivating stops, starting in Castelsardo, situated near the renowned "Costa Paradiso" known for its rugged and wild beaches and rocky landscapes. Castelsardo is a charming coastal village, characterized by its tightly clustered houses nestled between the sea and the castle perched high above. We'll explore the historic center and relish in its breathtaking panoramas. Next,time has stood still while wandering its narrow streets and squares adorned with baroque churches and stone palaces. The tour will subsequently lead us to Luras, where we will visit the Galluras Museum to take a step back in time. This is a private museum, created and envisioned by its owner, who began collecting and showing interest in the history of these places from a young age. The owner himself will welcome you and guide you through the museum spaces, providing fascinating explanations and anecdotes, allowing you to journey through history. The path is organized on three levels with entrance and exit through the ground floor. The environments have been reconstructed with great care and attention to detail, respecting the structure and balance of the old Gallurese houses. A focal point of the visit is the story of Femina Agabbadòra, a mythical female figure who, in these countryside areas, used a wooden hammer to assist those who were dying and hopeless. Her tool was said to be a hammer wrapped in thick black orbace fabric. This figure inspired the book "Accabbadora" by Michela Murgia, one of the most renowned contemporary Italian writers who recently passed away at the age of 51. Finally, we'll reach Palau, where you'll check in and relax in your accommodation, ready for more adventures in Sardinia. (B)

Day 6: Palau | Gallura Region | Porto Rotondo | Porto Cervo (Costa Smeralda) | Palau

After breakfast, you'll have some free time to unwind by the pool or sea, enjoying moments of relaxation. Around midday, we'll head to a charming estate in the Gallura region, where you'll indulge in a delightful culinary experience featuring the best of both land and sea. Afterward, we'll embark on a scenic journey along the Costa Smeralda road, making two stops and granting you free time to explore the exclusive locales of Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo. Returning to Palau, you'll check in once more to your accommodation, reflecting on the day's culinary delights and the breathtaking beauty of the Costa Smeralda. (B.L)

Day 7: Palau

This morning after breakfast a transfer will take you to Olbia Airport for your outbound flight. (B)

Set Departures:

Tour departs on May 05 & 19 : June 02 & 16: September 08 & 22: October 06 & 20,  2024