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Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

1. Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

On arrival, you'll be directed to your table in the tasting room by your guide. Your table will already be set with 5 different glasses and a small tray containing your appetizers to pair with the wines during the guided tasting. Your guide will start by sharing information about the farm history, the local area, and the culture, followed by the guided tasting of each wine. You'll learn about the variety of grapes, perfume, taste, and suggested food pairings for each wine. The experience ends with a proof of a top quality extra-virgin olive oil prepared by traditional cold pressing techniques and served with traditional bread. At the end you'll have the opportunity to purchase some of the products you've tried to take home with you. After the tasting, take a nice walk through the vineyard on your own to take some pictures.

Alghero: Secret Beaches Bicycle Tour

2. Alghero: Secret Beaches Bicycle Tour

Discover the beauty of the Porto Conte Regional Park in Northwest Sardinia on a guided bicycled tour. Explore this area of unspoiled beauty in the company of a local guide, who will help you to discover the Mediterranean vegetation, natural caves, and coves filled with crystal-clear waters. Travel along wonderful bike trails that combine nature and history. Visit one of the largest military settlements from World War II, with stations for weapons, bunkers, tunnels and even a barracks. Admire the bay of Porto Conte and Capo Caccia from a unique perspective. At the end of your tour, head to a local café for a tasting of local products.

Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

3. Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

Learn to prepare typical Sardinian dishes during this home-cooking class. Make your way to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside outside Alghero, where you’ll be welcomed by your friendly hosts. Immerse yourself in regional food culture as you’re introduced to gourmet products and locally-grown ingredients.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking, learning to make dishes like bruschetta and vegetable fritters. After the first course of gnocchi with lamb ragu, prepare a plate of scallops and roasted potatoes. Finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft cheese-based dessert flavored with a hint of orange.  At the end of the class, gather around the table to feast on the fruits of your labor. Wash every bite down with fine Sardinian wines. Bring your meal and the experience to a close with a tasting of homemade mirto, a liqueur flavored with myrtle, and tangy limoncello.

Alghero: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

4. Alghero: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Alghero, one of Sardinia's most picturesque medieval cities. Although largely given over to tourism, the town hasn't given up its unique character and it retains a proud and independent spirit. During this 2.5-hour tour, your expert guide will take you to discover the secrets and the wonders of this ancient city surrounded by sturdy defense walls that were built between the 13th and 16th-century and characterized by the preserved usage of the Catalan language (and, for this reason, nicknamed “la Barceloneta”, little Barcelona). See the majestic Cattedrale (cathedral) di Santa Maria, the Piazza Civica, the Church of S. Francesco with its beautiful 13th-century cloister and the Church of S. Michele with its brightly colored majolica dome. Marvel in front of the 14th-century Torre Porta a Terra, which is all that remains of Porta a Terra, one of the two main gates into the medieval city. Then, get to see Torre di San Giovanni, an impressive medieval tower now used to stage temporary art exhibitions. Alghero's animated historic center is indeed a terrific place to hang out, besides being one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera with you.

Alghero-Fertilia: Private Transfer to/from AHO Airport (AHO)

5. Alghero-Fertilia: Private Transfer to/from AHO Airport (AHO)

Ensure your trip to Alghero-Fertilia is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer to or from Alghero-Fertilia Airport (AHO). Choose from 3 suitable vehicle options that all give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a sedan vehicle or a luxury sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for groups of up to 6 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 6 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet-and-greet service from an English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or your accommodation. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

Cagliari: Full-Day Alghero Private Experience

6. Cagliari: Full-Day Alghero Private Experience

Departing from Cagliari, drive for 2.5-hours in a minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the northwest of the island. Explore one of Sardinia's most beautiful medieval cities on a tour of Alghero, the island's main resort town in the northwest. Discover its unique character and proud, independent spirit. The historic center is an animated place to hang out, with many excellent restaurants and bars. It's an ideal base for exploring the beaches and beauty spots of the nearby Riviera del Corallo. The main focus of attention will be the picturesque centro storico (historic center), one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Enclosed by robust, honey-colored sea walls, it's a tightly knit enclave of shady, cobbled lanes, Gothic palazzi (palaces) and piazzas lined with cafes. Discover the historical center with an expert local guide on a stroll through the city center. Discover Capo Caccia and the Neptune Caves, one of the most fascinating natural jewels in the entire Mediterranean basin, the grotto is a veritable geological wonder that attracts over 150,000 visitors per year. It is accessible by sea leaving the tourist port every day, or on foot via Escala del Cabirol (billy goat stairs), a set of 660 steps cut into the cliff side. The tour will begin at the great room holding the transparent waters of Lago Lamarmora (Lake Lamarmora), one of the largest saltwater lakes in all of Europe. It is there that Acquasantiera stands (the baptismal font), a monumental stalagmite that is approximately 2 meters high; its peaks have formed vats, where rainwater collects, thereby forming a precious drinking fountain for birds nesting in the Capo Caccia area. After a brief descent, you will reach the Sala delle Rovine (Room of Ruins) and after this, the Majestic Reggia, the most evocative area of the grotto. Impressive and overwhelming columns arise in this room, almost holding up the ceiling. Among the large flowstone and "scallop" formations, the distinctive stalagmite formation known as the Albero di Natale (Christmas Tree) stands out. The lake comes to end at a sandy beach called the Spiaggia dei Ciottolini (Pebble Beach) because at one time it was made up of tiny stones. After the Reggia, you will find Sala Smith (Smith Room), where the Grande Organo (Great Organ) can be found, the largest column in the entire grotto. This room is named after the English captain who in the early 1800s had been one of the first to explore the grotto. After having taken in the small columns that adorn the Sala delle Trine e dei Merletti (The Lace Room), the route will come to an end with a view of Tribuna della Musica (The Music Gallery), an evocative balcony from which you can enjoy the view from above the Reggia area and Lake Lamarmora.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 76 reviews

It was an awesome day. Irene is a wonderful woman. I would love to meet her again. She thought us how to make a traditional Sardinian pasta and then we ate a wonderful, delicious meal. Irene was not only a great teacher, but also wonderful home keeper, funny and very warmhearted woman. We also have met many interesting and lovely people all over the world. I send you all Baccio & Abbraccio ❤️ thanks for an amazing time together

The tasting and the explanations are very interesting. The wine is delicious, as are the cheeses and olives that accompany it. We had a great time. For an additional € 5, it is also possible to take a tour of the vineyard and orchard.

Beautiful winery with enthusiastic employees who provide detailed explanations about wine and olive production. Delicious wines too! Much nicer than expected!

Had a fabulous time. Would highly recommend!! Had a lot of fun, learned a lot of how to make pasta. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!!!

Had a great time learning how to make different pasta and eating it too ready to make it back home now