Magical Sardinia

Costa Smeralda, Sardina | Culturalitaly.com

8 NIGHT TRIP

A Magical journey to discover Sardinia's treasures, from the island of La Maddalena, to the Costa Smeralda, Alghero, Bosa and the Nuraghe UNESCO heritage sites.

Highlights:

  • The Emerald Coast and its spectacular beaches
  • The beautiful island of La Maddalena
  • Tradition and hand-craft in Castelsardo
  • Barumini’s UNESCO site

Day 1: ARRIVE OLBIA
Upon arrival meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in Olbia area. Free time at leisure Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


DAY 2: EMERALD COAST AND  LA MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO   
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning meet your driver and guide and transfer to Palau to board the ferry to the beautiful island of La Maddalena. The island is part of an archipelago which is a marine park, rich in fauna, endemic flora and wonderful beaches. Tour of the island and lunch. You will have some free time to enjoy this paradise on earth. In the afternoon continue the excursion with a visit to the famous Costa Smeralda, founded in the early 60s by Prince Karim Aga Khan. The area is rich of wonderful beaches and fabulous resorts. Stop for visit in Porto Cervo and its marina, the most famous resort in the area, known as the “place to be” by the jet set and international VIPs. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.


DAY 3: SARDINIA BEACH EXPERIENCE
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to shop relax or sightseeing. The area is also surrounded by wonderful beaches, with white sands and crystal clear water. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.


DAY 4: SARDINIA ARTCRATS AND TRADITION
Breakfast at hotel. This morning meet your driver and guide and transfer to Santa Teresa di Gallura, lovely touristic town in front of Corsica Island. Continue to the charming Castelsardo, ancient fortress of the Genoese Doria family and today a famous hand-craft center (carpets, rugs, baskets, ceramic and corals). Visit the distinctive “Elephant rock” located in a panoramic position which was originally a funerary tomb (about 3000 BC). Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, time at leisure and then continue to Alghero, check in, dinner and overnight.


DAY 5 – ALGHERO THE CATALAN CITY
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning visit to Capo Caccia to admire the lovely Porto Conte Bay and visit the famous Neptune’s caves. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit to Alghero old town,  one of the most beautiful medieval Sardinia towns with a strong Catalan influence in both its culture and architecture. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.


DAY 6: BOSA THE PRETTIEST TOWN OF ITALY
Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure towards Bosa through the lovely panoramic coastal road. Bosa is a pretty and charming ancient town, famous for laces, tanneries and its lovely Malvasia wine. Continue to Oristano, check in. In the afternoon, visit to the Sinis peninsula and the remaining of the ancient Phoenician-Roman old city and the Paleo Christian church of Saint John. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.


DAY 7: ORISTANO DISCOVERY
Breakfast at hotel. Today guided tour Oristano with a local guide. The town is rich in medieval remains and was the home of Eleonora D’Arborea, a predominant female figure during the Middle Age who promoted the first list of written laws in Sardinia (“La Carta De Logu”). Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight.


DAY 8: BARUMINI’S NURAGHE
Breakfast at hotel. Today’s full day excursion takes us to Barumini, Sardinia’s most impressive Nuraghe (megalithic edifice) included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. You will visit this impressive stone tower fortresses built around 1500 AD and learn about its mysteries and the history of the surrounding area. Continue to Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital and guided tour. The city was inhabited since ancient times. The tour includes a visit to the fascinating old town and its monuments and the modern part of the city. Lunch at your leisure. Check in at the hotel in Cagliari,  dinner and overnight


DAY 9 – DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer

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