We discover an archaeological jewel surrounded by the sea, to contemplate the ancient ruins that tell the story of a past that has left deep traces.
After crossing a beautiful beach, we walk along a small hill to the temple of an ancient female punic deity: Tanit, the goddess of love and fertility. We look out slowly and stand before the city of Nora with its baths, villas, small houses and the theatre, which today still hosts poets, actors and prominent musicians during the hot summer nights. Along the ancient Roman roads, nothing around us goes unnoticed: the beauty of the mosaics, the noise of the waves crushing on the ruins that emerge out of the water, the marble blocks scarred by the passing of time, the columns that remain standing despite plundering and storms. It is a journey to follow the traces of rich merchants, young sailors and holy soldiers revered by an entire population.
Head to Sardinia’s Parteolla region, where olive groves and vineyards dominate the landscape, and treat yourself to a morning of food and wine. The half-day experience is ideal for foodies who want to discover the local specialities in less time. After a visit to a medieval church, you’ll see pecorino cheese in production at a Dolianova dairy (weekdays only), then you’ll savor Sardinian wine and delicacies at a Soleminis vineyard.
Most visitors to Sardinia stick to the coastline, but the island also has spectacular inland countryside to explore. Set off from Geremeas on board a powerful dune buggy with this tour that zips up the forested Sette Fratelli mountain to scenic overlooks for sweeping views of the coast. Stop at a shepherd’s home for a traditional Sardinian lunch and learn about the history and culture of the island’s mountain residents from your guide.
Top Things To Do in Sardinia!
A great mix of Sardinia, Archeology, History, Shopping, Wine Tasting, Panorama and Relax!
(Optional entrance Archaeo Site extra 4 € pp)
(Optional Wine Tasting extra charge from € 6pp)
- Sardinia, not only beaches!
- Unesco Site Wild Olive Trees
(two of the Oldest Natural Monuments of the World!)
- Panorama of the Valley of Cork (80% of Italian Production!)
- Museum Galluras & Femina Accabadora House
- Luras Village
- Tempio Pausania, Cathedral and the Boutique of the Atelier Anna Grindi
- Possibility to eat typical Sardinian Pastas, Cheeses, Meats Wine and Desserts
in a Mountain refuge
- Liscia Lake Panorama, Valley of Oak and VIneyards
- Archaeo Site Nuraghe, and the second smallest Bats of the World!
(all sites are facoltative and tickets are extra for a total of €10 pp)
Beat the crowds and experience Sardinia’s stunning coves and beaches in style on this private guided shore excursion. Discover up to five of the prettiest bays around Chia: Cipolla, Malfatano, Tuerredda, Porto Larboi, and Isula Manna. Soak up the rays, swim, snorkel, or buy snacks or drinks from the eateries as your guide explains the stories behind the scenery.
Go underground and explore the Cave of Neptune with this day trip tour from Cagliari. Leave the driving to your guide and soak up the views of the Sardinian countryside as you travel to the cliffside of Capo Caccia. Climb down the 660 steps of Cabirol’s stairs to reach the caves for a walking tour. This itinerary can also include a boat tour.
Get to know the Sardinian city of Cagliari with this laidback walking tour, led by a local guide. Offering a stress-free experience with a pickup from the cruise port or your hotel, the tour showcases all the must-see sights and history of the island’s capital. You’ll stroll the streets of the Castello neighborhood, discover one of Europe’s largest covered markets, and finish with a tasting of Sardinian treats.
One of Sardinia’s top attractions, the UNESCO–listed site of Su Nuraxi dates back to the Bronze age. On this tour, travel 3,500 years back in time to the Nuragic period and visit this archaeological complex with your guide. Explore the court house, housing complex, and meeting hut, and see how life played out during the pre-Roman period. Enjoy round-trip travel from your Cagliari hotel, and upgrade to visit surrounding sites of interest such as the Giara plateau, the Giants' Tomb, and the medieval palace.
Dig into the fascinating history and culture of Sardinia with a half-day tour of the Barumini UNESCO site and the Giara di Gesturi wild horses. See the prehistoric Su Nuraxi Fortress at Barumini. Visit the Giara plateau to find the unique breed of small horses that roam wild.
Discover the Sulcis with a professional guide during your stopover in Cagliari. Make the most of your limited time, and hop aboard a dinghy. Explore Sardinia’s west coast, discovering caves, admiring the iconic Sugar Loaf, and even getting a chance to snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy the intimate experience of this small group tour to secret spots only accessible by boat.
Taste your way around southern Sardinia with this half-day shore excursion from Cagliari. You’ll call in at the towns of Dolianova, Donori, and Serdiana, visiting a winery, dairy, and an olive oil mill along the way. Samples are included at each stop, and you’ll learn all about the island and its food heritage as you explore.
Experience the fascinating French island of Corsica from Sardinia. Travel in comfort by mini van and ferry from Cagliari and embark on a Corsican adventure. Visit Ajaccio known for its beautiful walking trails and as the birthplace of Napoleon. Then explore the quaint town of Bonifacio. Sample local delicacies, relax on the shore on the Mediterranean, and benefit form the local knowledge of your guide.
Check out a Sardinian olive oil mill, cheese dairy, and prestigious winery during a half-day tasting tour from Cagliari. The ideal trip for lovers of food, the daytime experience showcases the villages of Serdiana, Donori, and Dolianova, and their food-producing heritage. Savor samples as you explore, and learn about the island’s beloved produce from your guide.
Take a small-group tour of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, the northeastern coast between Olbia and Palau where blonde sand beaches and luxury villas rule the shoreline. With a driver-guide, you’ll visit the VIP hangout of Porto Cervo, a coastal village, an island winery, and the main archaeological digs at Arzachena. A tasting session at the winery be arranged on the day, though this is at your own expense.
With round-trip transport, a bilingual guide, and all entrance fees included, this Cagliari shore excursion is a popular choice for travelers whose cruise ships are docked for a limited amount of time. Over the course of a half-day, you’ll see more than you could if exploring on your own, including Poetto Beach, San Benedetto’s Market, and hidden gems in the heart of town.
Visit Alghero on a day trip from Cagliari and discover the best of the medieval town and nearby Riviera del Corallo. Loved for its bustling harbor and its tangle of honey-colored streets in the centro storico, Alghero is packed with things to see and your guide will showcase its best bits. In the afternoon, you’ll visit nearby Capo Caccia where rugged coastal views await, and the Neptune’s Caves, which are accessible by boat or cliff steps.
The coastline of Sardinia is dotted with hidden coves and beaches that only islanders know. With this boat tour, discover some of the most beautiful along the coast of Chia via rubber dinghy with a local skipper at the wheel. Stop to swim and snorkel as you explore up to six different spots, learning about the history and lore of the island from your skipper guide.
When your cruise ship reaches port in Cagliari, explore the wild side of Sardinia on this adrenaline-pumping dune buggy adventure. Hop into your dune buggy, hit the gas, and follow your guide through the wilderness landscapes. Spin through dense forests and along beautiful coastlines with the wind in your hair, and admire panoramic views over natural features like the Sette Fratelli mountains.
Escape to one of Sardinia’s loveliest island retreats during this full-day tour of San Pietro Island. Choose from shared or private options; the tour begins in the morning, when you’re picked up directly from your Chia or Domus de Maria accommodation. Journey via air-conditioned minivan to Calasetta, where you’ll board a ferry to the island. Upon arrival, swim in the turquoise sea, tour the vibrant town of Carloforte, see the Columns of Carloforte, and learn about San Pietro Island’s millennia of history.
The beautiful beaches of Cala Luna and the stunning Sea Oxen Caves (Grotte del Bue marino) are among the highlights of Sardinia’s northeast coast. Visit both on this tour, including a thrilling boat cruise and walking tour of the natural caves, followed by free time to swim or sunbathe at Cala Luna.
Discover three of southern Sardinia’s most important ancient landmarks on this private, half-day tour. Don’t worry about the logistics: the itinerary includes round-trip transportation from your area accommodation or port. Meet your driver and set off first for Nora, where you’ll find the ruins of an ancient city first founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC (entry own expense). Then, you’ll visit an ancient Roman necropolis and amphitheater.