Sardinia, almost a continent…
Package price per person, 8 days from € 499,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
… So goes the title of a famous work by Sardinian writer Marcello Serra. Sardinia’s incredibly rich environment and culture have everything you are looking for: amazing views, traditions, smells and colours! On this 8 days tour, you will get to know the island inside out…whether arriving by plane or bus!
- 2 Overnight ferry rides from Livorno-Golfo Aranci and back to Livorno (interior double cabin)
- 2 On-board breakfasts
- 2 Nights half-board at 4* Hotel in Stintino
- 2 Nights half-board at 4* hotel in Quartu Sant’Elena
- 1 Night half-board at 4* hotel in Costa Smeralda
- 6 Full-day guides
- 1 Roundtrip ferry Palau-La Maddalena (bus and passengers)
Day 1 Embark in Livorno, overnight crossing with interior double cabin accommodations.
Day 2 Breakfast and disembark at Golfo Aranci, full-day excursion to Gallura. The excursion takes you through the impressive landscape of the north eastern part of the island, in which very bizarre granite formations of thick cork oak forests and willows tower can be found. Dinner and overnight at 4* hotel in Stintino.
Day 3 Full-day excursion to Alghero. On the expressway Olbia-Sassari we cross the northern part of the island, which still shows the ancient history of Sardinia, from the nuraghi to the Roman churches. We then reach Alghero, the “L’Alguer” of the Catalanes, in which the tracks of the Catalan power are still alive in language and traditions. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 4 Full-day excursion to Bosa and West Coast. One of the most fascinating tours on Sardinia, along the Coral Coast on the way to Bosa, a medieval town located at the confluence of the Temo River. A walk in the old town along the characteristic streets leading to the Malaspina castle or a visit the Cathedral of Immacolata, with its characteristic little domes abd a big bell tower. Beautiful the fluvial landscape along the Temo river and the coastal area, rich in promontories and inlets. Dinner at the hotel and overnight at 4* hotel in Quartu Sant’Elena.
Day 5 Full-day excursion to Cagliari and the South Coast. Administration capital of Sardinia and main harbour of the island, Cagliari has been inhabited since prehistory, as you can see from the tracks of sea cultures, which were found in the adjacent lagoons. It was the main destination of all foreign rules, of which it keeps signs from each epoch and culture. After this excursion along the West Coast, Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 6 Full-day excursion to Nuoro Orgosolo. In Nuoro, the capital of Barbagia region, you can visit the ethnographic museum where costumes, daily objects and jewellery are on display, confirming the ancient culture of this people. We explore Barbagia’s interior region peppered with olive groves and wine yards and discover Orgosolo, where old traditions have been preserved at best. Dinner and overnight at 4* hotel in Costa Smeralda.
Day 7 Excursion to Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena. The excursion gives you the possibility to feel the chic breeze of Porto Rotondo and Portocervo, the stylish Jet-Set-capitals of the coast, but also to discover untouched parts of the row rock coast. From Palau we take a ferry to the Maddalena island, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. The picturesque town is perched on the hill of Guardia Vecchia in the southern part of the island. Back to Palau, we say good-bye to Sardinia. Late evening embark to Livorno.
Day 8 Breakfast on board, arrival in Livorno.