From Cagliari: Full-Day Alghero Tour Experience

From Cagliari: Full-Day Alghero Tour Experience

From US$ 500.95 per person

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of fascinating Alghero. Walk through its alleys and visit ancient coral craft shops. Discover Capo Caccia and the Neptune Caves and visit the amazing nuragic village and the necropolis.

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Limited to 15 participants
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk among the extraordinary Spanish streets
  • Discover Capo Caccia and the Neptune Caves
  • Visit the amazing nuraghe village and necropolis
Full description
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.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/ guide in Italian, French, English or Portuguese
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Minivan with free Wi-Fi service
  • Guided walking tour of Alghero Capo Caccia panoramic tour
  • Visit to an archaeological site
  • Boat tour (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Due to availability, please be aware that for groups of more than 8 participants vehicles used in the excursions may be different from the description and may vary due to management discretion
  • Please be aware that the caves and the boat tours are subject to weather conditions and may be not available; at management discretion without any further notice
  • A boat tour from Alghero Port to the Neptune Caves (optional) is also available
  • Visit a famous archaeological site where nuraghe (a type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia) and necropolis are located
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