Best of Sardinia - 7 days

Best of Sardinia - 7 days

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Best of Sardinia - 7 days

7 Days Starting in Cagliari and ending in Palau

Visiting: Italy

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Group size:

2 - 25

Age range:

No Minimum Age. Children aged 0 - 5  travel free. Children aged 6+ pay adult priceMaximum Age: No maximum age but not suitable for pax with mobility issues

Trip Styles:

Small Group

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$2352 (USD) Operator discount: -$427 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$67 -17%

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Tour Overview

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Discover the picturesque coastline, historic cities and mouth-watering food of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia on this 7-day escorted group tour. Enjoy three included gastronomic experiences to sample some of the island's delicious flavours and discover Cagliari and Alghero with included guided touring. See the historic cathedral of Oristano, relax with free time in Palau and stroll along the windswept trails of Capo Caccia Natural Reserve.

Highlights

  • Cagliari - Begin your adventure in Sardinia's capital, with a 3-hour guided walking tour and free time to explore

  • Tinnura - Admire some of the numerous painted murals that this tiny village has become famous for

  • Bosa - Tuck into delicious local cuisine and explore this picturesque town, located on the Temo River

  • Alghero - Explore the historic city centre on a walking tour and enjoy a walk along the coast at Capo Caccia Natural Reserve

  • Luras - Learn more about the local history of Sardinia at this charming private museum

  • Costa Smeralda - From the northern city of Palua, discover this pretty coastal route including the hamlets of Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cagliari

Arrive in Cagliari, in the south of Sardinia. You will be collected at the airport and transferred to our start hotel in the city. The remainder of today is free for you to head out and explore the city.

Day 2: Cagliari
Meals Included: Breakfast

Tuck into breakfast at the hotel before you meet our tour guide in the lobby. We then embark together on a 3-hour walking tour through the streets of Sardinia's capital. We explore each of Cagliari's three historic neighbourhoods, Castello, Stampace and Marina, taking in many of the city's highlights along the way. Admire the Bastion of Saint-Remy, which dates back to 1896. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Elephant Tower, a medieval fortification built to try and repel the Aragonese invasion of 1323.



The afternoon is at leisure. You could head to the coast for a stroll, or grab your beach towel and enjoy a few hours of sunbathing at Poetto Beach, which is also located near the city's historic Roman Amphitheatre.

Day 3: Bosa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Cagliari - Oristano - Tinnura - Bosa - Alghero. Today we begin our journey north, exploring some of Sardinia's most captivating destinations en route. In Oristano, we visit the cathedral and the town square, and learn more about how the town's history is intertwined with the Phoenicians and a national heroine, Eleonora de Arborea.



In the tiny village of Tinnura, there is time to enjoy the murals painted mainly by Pina Monne, which decorate many of the buildings here. We then drive to Bosa, where we enjoy a delicious local lunch. After we've eaten, we explore the town, nestled on the banks of the Temo River. See the medieval Castle of Serravalle and enjoy some leisure time to browse the town's boutique shops. Arriving in the north-western city of Alghero, the evening is at leisure.

Day 4: Alghero
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We start today with a walking tour through the historic centre of Alghero. Once forming a part of the Crown of Aragon, the nickname 'Barceloneta' is still used for the city today. We will meander through the Old Town, protected by coastal walls. Admire pretty courtyards and historic medieval palaces and churches, not to mention splendid views of the coast and the beaches which wind along it. Lunch is included today at a charming estate with a wonderful view of the surrounding area.



After our tour, we enjoy a panoramic drive along the coast to reach Capo Caccia Natural Reserve. There's time for a walk, during which we can admire the view of the coast and lighthouse, before returning to Alghero for the evening.

Day 5: Castelsardo
Meals Included: Breakfast

Alghero - Castelsardo - Tempio Pausania - Palau. Heading north-east today, our first stop is the coastal town of Castelsardo near the 'Costa Paradiso'. This area is renowned for its beautiful wild beaches and rugged landscapes. The houses in Castelsardo are nestled between the sea and the town's hilltop castle, and we will explore the historic centre during our visit.



Our next stop is the small town of Tempio Pausania, where we enjoy some free time to explore. Then it's on to the Galluras Museum in Luras. This small local history museum is privately owned and we have the privilege of being guided by the owner himself. We then complete our drive to Palau on the island's northern tip.

Day 6: Palau
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy some leisure time this morning to soak up some Sardinian sunshine by the pool. At around midday we'll head to a charming rural estate in the Gallura region, where we enjoy a delicious included meal. Afterwards we take a scenic drive along the Costa Smeralda, stopping to explore the small hamlets of Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo. Returning to Palau, your final evening in Sardinia is at leisure.

Day 7: Palau
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a final breakfast, you will be transferred to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4-star hotels

  • 6 breakfasts & 3 lunches

  • 6 nights 4-star hotels

  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and airport departure transfer on day 7

  • Escorted by an English-speaking Italian tour guide with specialist guides for some sightseeing

  • Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi, audio headsets and onboard toilet

  • Guided sightseeing in Cagliari, Oristano, Alghero & Castelsardo

  • Entrance to the Museo della Femmina Agabbadòra in Luras

  • Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go.

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Additional meals and drinks unless specified

  • Entrance fees unless specified

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

  • City tax of €1 - 6 per person per night (tax varies by city), to be paid directly to the hotel at check-in/out. See Trip Notes for details. Please note we recommend paying your city tax when checking in or in the evening during your stay to save time on c

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    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Calvin  

Wonderful experience

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Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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