• Archaeological site of Barumini Su Nuraxi • Walk the cobbled streets of Alghero • Explore Castelsardo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
Like no other - Sardinia is an eclectic mix of wild forests, gleaming white sand beaches, Bronze Age settlements, eccentric parades and flamingos - who knew? Explore all these and more in our wonderful introduction to Sardinia.
Day 1: Cagliari Transfer to your hotel. Dinner this evening is in a gourmet restaurant, within walking distance.
Day 2: Cagliari Drive to the salt marshes, home to the Sardinian flamingos - an incredible natural show not to be missed. Continue to the archaeological site of Nora to explore the Roman ruins and Spanish Tower. Stop for a swim at one of the island's most beautiful beaches before returning to your hotel.
Day 3: Cagliari > Oliena Visit the archaeological site of Barumini Su Nuraxi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a 3,500 year old nuraghe (stone tower). Drive to Orgosolo, famous for its political murals which cover the village, and following a picnic lunch continue to Oliena for overnight. Dinner is at the gourmet restaurant of your hotel.
Day 4: Oliena > Bosa > Alghero Visit the masks museum at Mamoiada, where the mystery behind the Sardinian masks and the traditional Mamuthones will be unveiled. Drive to Bosa and explore this colourful village famous for its handicraft traditions including textiles, embroidery and woven baskets. Then on to Alghero to walk the cobbled streets before a gourmet dinner.
Day 5: Alghero Walking tour of Alghero this morning. Restaurants and bars line the walkway, providing the perfect perch to sit back and soak up the atmosphere. Visit a flagship winery this afternoon to taste the Sardinian Cannonau red wines.
Day 6: Alghero > Castelsardo > Santa Teresa di Gallura > Palau Drive to Castelsardo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The old town, perched on a hill beside the sea, has preserved its medieval fortress structure, with soaring bastions, steep stairways and a maze of narrow streets and alleys. Then on to Santa Teresa di Gallura and Palau, located in one of the most scenic ramifications of the north-eastern coast of Sardinia.
Day 7: La Maddalena Island Enjoy a private boat trip to La Maddalena Island, a true hidden treasure where you will discover some spectacular beaches. Enjoy a lunch stop in one of the many waterside restaurants.
Day 8: Palau > Costa Smeralda > Olbia After breakfast transfer to Olbia airport with a short stop en route at the village of Porto Cervo, considered to be the pearl of the Emerald Coast.
• Tailor-made journey • 7 nights' accommodation • Transfers as shown • Private boat tour • Wine tasting • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners (drinks not included)
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions • Surcharges apply over peak periods
• Single prices on request
• Surcharges apply over peak periods • Single prices on request