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Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

1. Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

This tour will take you into the Sardinian inland, where you can discover the nature and the town of Barumini. Experience an unforgettable walking tour through a Nuraghe village. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the Nuragic civilization, the Bronze Age and other amazing facts. For example, discover how the native people survived in this area without losing their bearings. From the first moment you approach this small village of Marmilla, located in the heart of Sardinia, you will breathe in a particular atmosphere of a special place, deputed since ancient times as a seat of power and central part of a rich land full of marvels and fundamental way of communication. The most important remnant of this glorious past is undoubtedly the Su Nuraxi archaeological zone. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

2. Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

Travel by jeep and dinghy on this 8-hour tour and experience the natural beauty of Chia and Domus de Maria. Explore the Cannoneris Nature Reserve. Marvel at the largest holm oak forest in Europe, perched 1,000 meters above the sea. This area is home to Sardinian deer and the site of numerous megalithic nuraghe towers. Discover hidden coves, such as the Cala Zafferano and Capo Teulada, that can be reached only by dinghy. Enjoy a fresh fish directly from the local fishermen at the beach restaurant (meals are not included).

Cagliari: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

3. Cagliari: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is a city full of fragments of the past – spanning Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Spanish, and Italian eras – overlaid with a layer of 21st-Century dolce vita.  Accompanied by a dedicated private guide you'll visit Piazza Costituzione with the Medieval Rampart of Saint Remy, the Elephant and Saint Pancras Towers, and Saint Mary’s Cathedral, situated in the beautiful Piazza Palazzo that is also site of the Palazzo Regio.  You'll walk though pictureqsue streets, typical shops, and explore the beautiful hidden corners of the city. The tour will then end in the beautiful fortified quarter of the Castello that overlooks the city.

From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

4. From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

Explore the West Coast of Sardinia, on a tour of the West Beaches. Soak up the sun on two beaches with completely different styles of sand and sea, and revel in the relaxed environment of the day. Depart from Cagliari along the road that connects it to Pula, crossing the lagoon of Santa Gilla. Continue towards the magnificent coastal town of Chia, with its splendid beaches, pink granite rocks, and emerald sea, immersed in the Mediterranean scrub. First, visit two amazing beaches, that differ by shape, types of sand, and the depth of the waters. After a relaxing day dedicated to exploring the West coast of Sardinia, return to Cagliari at 3 PM.

From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

5. From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

Travel from Cagliari to Iglesiente, one of the oldest historical areas in Sardinia with a wild landscape famous for its mining history. Discover the Porto Flavia mine, an extraordinary monument of industrial archaeology overlooking an incredible coastline with a breathtaking vista of the Masua Sea.   Built in 1924, Port Flavia is an incredible work of engineering suspended between sky and sea that made it possible to load minerals directly onto the ships. Walk through the 600-meter-long tunnel and discover the history of the mine that remained functional up until the 1960s.  Next, see the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna (Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the visit, enjoy a little stop to see the incredible coast of Nebida, walking through the panoramic street in front of the Laveria Lamarmora mineral washing plant before returning to Cagliari.

The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

6. The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

Enjoy the thrill of travelling back in time to the fascinating and powerful Nuragic civilization. Your tour will start from Cagliari. From here, you will head towards the heart of Trexenta, in the municipality of Suelli where the nuraghe are located. Explore the Nuraghe Piscu complex, which is located on a hill. Its strategic position gives you spectacular panoramic views. Built 3500 years ago, it offers a beautiful example of a complex three-lobed nuraghe; marvel at its central tower, which reached 10 meters, and the courtyard, well, and turreted antemurale that surrounds it. Listen to your expert guide as they teach you about the fascinating population of the village, which was home to around 100 inhabitants. 

From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

7. From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

Join this beautiful hike along one of the most picturesque coasts of Sardinia in the southern coast between Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia. Pinus village will be the starting point of the Ancient Roman road that linked Bithia to Nora, an ancient Phoenician Roman outpost created since the 7th century BC in the southwest of Sardinia. Travel along a beautiful trail that overlooks the turquoise sea surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation. Meet a small island where once stood the Tophet Phoenician Punic Bithia. At the end of the excursion, the Bitan guides will have the great pleasure to offer you "Sa Picchettada," typical Sardinian snack.

Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

8. Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

First, you will drive for 3 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 Castelsardo from Cagliari. Discover one of the monuments considered a unicum in Sardinia: the steep pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi which recalls the famous Mesopotamian Ziqqurat. The site, dating back to the fourth millennium BC, is surrounded by a mysterious mist. The excursion will continue in the beautiful city of Castelsardo (formerly known as Castel Aragonese and Castel Genovese), overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The tour also includes a visit to the Elephant Rock, Domus de janas, a symbol of the Anglican territory.

From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

9. From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

The tour will start by your location, meeting your personal driving guide; After few minutes we'll cross the bridge on the highway SS 195 "Sulcitana" starting to see the beautiful pink flamingos in the middle of the pondo of Santa Gilla! In 30 minutes arrive in Pula and then parking in front of the beautiful beach of Nora, once upon a time, necropolis of the phoeinician city. In few minutes the tour will start, crossing the gates of the amazing archaeologycal site of Nora, surrounded by ruins of temples, baths, theater and mosaics. At the end of the tour, small stop in Pula to discover the nice square and make some shopping Return to Cagliari

From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

10. From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

Very close to Cagliari, between orchards, vineyards and fertile hills, we find Pimentel a small town and agricultural center. Inside this town, in a beautiful landscape, in a flat area we find the Domus de Janas of Corongiu and the necropolis called De S'acqua Salida, dating back to 3200 BC. Still well preserved, they are a beautiful example of Pre-Nuragic architecture. In particular, the small but very important Domus of Corongiu still has spiral-shaped engravings that would represent the goddess of the eyes who protected the dead. But many other interpretations and interesting discoveries preserve the Domus de Janas of Pimentel that you can discover with our fascinating tour.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Educating tour, just for two of us, showing the history of island as a whole and some particular historical monuments. Claudia, the guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly, we had very nice conversations and developed a good connection. We also had a comfortable transfer to the site and back.

Had a great experience with Claudia and Barbara exploring beaches in Chia. They took me to the most beautiful beaches that were not crowded at all and I had a great time. There were also some nice little kiosks at the beaches where I had lunch. I can only recommend this trip!

I really enjoyed the tour. The guide (Claudia) knows a lot about nauraghi culture. explained all the details of the tower, Vila and the tomb. I really enjoyed knowing the origin of Sardinia. Claudia and Bárbara are very friendly and available to answer any questions.

Our day trip to Nuraghe ruins, museum and surrounding areas was excellent. Claudia is a wealth of information and Barbara was a great driver. We learned so much and had no problem understanding Claudia’s excellent English.

Claudia is a great guide as well as the driver. Very nice tour where you can see and have time to enjoy different beaches. Also great that they give you umbrella and a gopro to take pics in the water!