GRAND TOUR of SARDINIA – 8 Days, September 2015
The offer is valid for the entire month of September 2015. The travel week is decided by the group. Tour and services are provided by a local tour operator.
Sunday – ALGHERO
Arrival of the group to Alghero airport and meet with the guide who will assist you for the entire tour. Departure to Alghero and short visit the old town centre, a town with a mix of Sardinian and Catalan traditions. In the evening: transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Monday – CASTELSARDO / S. TERESA GALLURA
After breakfast, departure towards Castelsardo, medieval town, founded around 1200, by the Doria family of Genoa. Due to its history and the pretty roads and lovely landscapes this town has recently been nominated the third most beautiful of Italy. Then, visit to the “Elephant’s Rock”. This is a prehistoric tomb and considered an ancient place of worship.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
During the afternoon there is some free time to visit the many handicraft shops that include baskets, coloured carpets, ceramics and corals. Just after, move to Santa Teresa di Gallura to visit this lovely resort, transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Tuesday- LA MADDALENA / CAPRERA ISLAND / COSTA SMERALDA / OLBIA
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Palau to board the ferry to the beautiful island of La Maddalena. The entire archipelago is a marine park, rich in fauna and endemic flora. Then visit to the islands of Caprera which is linked to La Maddalena by a bridge. Caprera hosts the House – Museum of Garibaldi (admission not included), which collects the memories of the great Italian hero. Back to Palau and drive to lunch in a restaurant.
The tour continues in the afternoon with a visit to the famous Costa Smeralda founded in the early 60s by Prince Karim Aga Khan. Then a stopover in Porto Cervo and its Marina, the most famous resort in the area, known as the “place to be” by international VIPs. In the evening departure to Olbia, transfer in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Wednesday – NUORO / ORGOSOLO /ORISTANO
Breakfast in hotel. Then departure for the Barbagia region, the most authentic part of the island, where the traditions have been kept almost unchanged over the centuries. Stopover in Nuoro to visit the ethnographic museum with its large display of traditional Sardinian costumes and tools. The trip continues to Orgosolo, once famous for its bandits and today a popular tourist destination. Lunch is organized outdoor by a traditional old fashion way by the local shepherds. This is a great opportunity to enjoy great food and an unique cultural experience. The food will include: typical Sardinian cold meats, cheeses and local bread, lamb stew with potatoes, roast meats, handmade sweets, homemade local wine and a taste of “filu ferru” (the local spirit).
After lunch, moving to Paulilatino to visit the beautiful sacred well of Santa Cristina and its Nuragic village (1800-200 AD). This is one of the most important sanctuaries dedicated to the worship of water.
Arrival in Oristano in the evening, dinner and overnight.
Thursday – CAGLIARI / BARUMINI / ORISTANO
After breakfast, departure to Cagliari for the day. This is the capital of Sardinia and inhabited since ancient times. Its Archaeological Museum contains many remains and objects of the civilizations that in various periods and forms stayed in the island. The tour includes a visit to the fascinating old town and the modern part of the city.
Lunch at your leisure to allow some shopping time.
Move to Barumini in the afternoon to visit the most impressive Nuraghe in the island included by UNESCO under the World Heritage Site lists. This impressive stone tower fortresses built around 1500 AD can be visited inside with a guided tour to learn about the discovery of the site and the history of the surrounding area.
In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Friday – ORISTANO / BOSA / ALGHERO
Breakfast in hotel. Visit to the Sinis Peninsula and the remains of the ancient Phoenician – Punic – Roman city of Tharros. Then a short visit to the nearby Paleo-Christian Church of San Giovanni in Sinis.
Back for lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon, departure for the lovely town of Bosa and visit the picturesque old town along the river Temo. Then continue to Alghero, along a beautiful scenic route, transfer in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Saturday – ALGHERO
Full board in hotel. After breakfast, excursion to Capo Caccia to visit the lovely Neptune’s caves, with its great stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years. It is possible to visit them by boat with a surcharge. Lunch in the hotel and free afternoon to relax or shopping. Dinner at the hotel and overnight. End of guided tour.
Sunday – ALGHERO
Breakfast in hotel. Then transfer back to the airport to catch the flight back home. End of the tour.
Price: € 799 PP. The tour is provided by a Sardinian Tour Operator for a minimum of 20 participants.
The price includes:
- Bus GT air conditioning for 7 days of tour
- Return transfer from hotel to Alghero airport
- Local guide service in English for 7 days of tour
- 2 HB + 1 FB in 3 star hotel in Alghero
- 1 HB in 3 star hotel in Santa Teresa Gallura
- 1 HB in 3 star hotel in Olbia or surroundings area
- 1 HB + 1 FB in 3 star hotel in Oristano
- Accommodation in double rooms with bathroom
- Lunch in a restaurants in Castelsardo and Baia Sardinia
- Typical Sardinian outdoor lunch in Orgosolo
- Lunch in a restaurant in Cagliari
- Ferry transfer from Palau to La Maddalena for bus and passengers including park fees and taxes
- # 1 free every 25 people in a double room
Flights to and from Sardinia, drinks with meals, entrance or fees to museums, churches, caves and archaeological sites, local city taxes if requested , personal extras and anything not specifically mentioned in the program.
Supplements/reductions and additional info
- Single room supplement € 115.00 PP till 3rd room. € 135.00 PP from 4th room up (subject to availability)
- Tour in July € 56.00 a Pax
- Tour in August: on request only
- Boat excursion to the Neptune’s Cave € 16.00 PP. Departure from the Marina. Cave’s ticket excluded.
- Reduction 3rd/4th bed with children under 10 years € 41.00 A PAX
Pre payment to guarantee reservation: initial 30%. Balance 20 days before arrival.
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