Sardinia is much more than an island: it is a whole universe afloat in the Mediterranean Sea, a world to see and explore. Start from the popular northern coasts, the typical elite holiday destination, then travel in the countryside to search for nuraghes, ancient prehistoric buildings and remains of a civilisation that has no equal in the world. Visit medieval villages that still live at a slow pace like in the ancient times: maybe you will also have the chance to see some festivals with people dressed in traditional costumes. Then you will arrive in Cagliari, with its medieval citadel overlooking the sea: in this way you will see the southern part of the island, with its white-sand beaches. An inland road leads to the very heart of the region: the Barbagia area with its shepherds, where you may taste the local cheeses with carasau bread.
Arrival of the group in Sardinia. Welcome by our tourguide who will stay with the group during the whole tour. Accomodation at the hotel located in the Olbia area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Costa Smeralda, La Maddalena Island
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Arzachena to visit the Tombs of the Giants of Coddu Vecchiu. Off to Palau and boarding for La Maddalena Island, the main island of the archipelago made up of about twenty small islets, all with splendid beaches with crystal clear water. Visit of the small town and free time. Lunch at the restaurant and return to Palau. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Tempio Pausania, Castelsardo, Alghero
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Tempio Pausania crossing the wild nature of Sardinia. Walking tour of the small town built entirely in granite marble. On to Castelsardo crossing the Doria Valley. This fishing village is located on a trachyte promontory dominated by the Doria Castle. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, tour of the historical center walking through the typical narrow streets of the village, where the main activity is basketry. Continuation to Alghero. Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Capo Caccia, Alghero
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by coach to visit the most interesting natural site of Sardinia: Capo Caccia and its famous cave “Neptune’s Grotto”. Boarding a boat to admire the magnificent cliffs of Capo Caccia on which various natural cavities open up, the most famous of which being Neptune’s Grotto, with its large sculptures in stalactites and stalagmites which are reflected on the inland lakes. with crystal clear waters. Back to Alghero. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the beautiful town of Alghero, a fortified town of Catalan origin, having preserved its typical old streets and old quarters. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Bosa, Tharros, Barumini, Cagliari Region
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Bosa through the beautiful panoramic road, along the sea. Visit of the town having preserved its narrow streets, arcades, city walls and stairs which give it a picturesque aspect. On to Tharros to visit the beautiful archaeological site on the seafront. This ancient city was built by the Phoenicians, and today we can admire the Roman and Punic remains. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, departure to Barumini. The town is famous for its largest Nuragic complex, the Su Nuraxi, whose remains date back to Bronze Age. Transfer to the hotel in the Cagliari area. Check-in, dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Cagliari, Nora
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit to the historical center of Cagliari and the medieval quarter including the beautiful Pisan-style Romanesque Cathedral and the Elephant Tower. Lunch. In the afternoon, departure for the excursion to Nora. The town occupied by the Phoenicians in the 9th century B.C., represents today the most important testimony of the Romanesque period in Sardinia. Visit of the excavations including the amphitheater and the mosaics. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Cagliari, Nuoro, Orgosolo, Olbia Region
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to visiting the interior of the island, the most authentic part. Departure to Nuoro. This large village in central Sardinia has managed to preserve its language, customs and the originality of its Folklore and Traditions. Visit of the “Museum of Sardinian Life and Popular Traditions” housing a beautiful collection of Sardinian costumes, jewellery, carpets and unusual carnival masks. Drive towards Orgosolo. Lunch in the hinterland with the shepherds. Stop in Orgosolo, a surprising village where a large number of murals bear witness to the political and social commitment of many artists and intellectuals. Today, the town has more than 150 murals. Transfer to the Olbia region. Check-in at the hotel, dinner, overnight.
Day 8 – Olbia / Return to your area
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure of the group and end of our services.