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Wine Tour Sardinia

1. Wine Tour Sardinia

Join an unforgettable excursion to discover the wine and wineries of Cagliari, two important elements of the Sardinian identity since the first centuries of its history. The role of the ancient plant is deep-rooted in the culture of this land thanks to the wide range of grape varieties: Cannonau, Bovale, Carignano, Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino, Nasco, Vernaccia, Moscato, and Malvasia, to name a few. This tour will allow you to live a first-hand experience immersed in the vineyards and the wineries of the area, where you will learn the peculiarities of the Sardinian wine grapes. The tour includes a visit to a traditional winery: surrounded by sweet hills and rural landscapes, you will discover the different production stages, the kinds of the grapes, the land and the people who dedicate their time to the grape growing with great passion. The visit to the winery is only the first step. Next, taste local wines! You will be captivated by a friendly atmosphere and will taste 3 excellent wines paired with local food products.

Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

2. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

3. Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

Visit Sardinia's capital city, Sinna, a small town located near Cagliari where you can still see the typical Campidanese-style houses in its historical center.  In one of these houses, under the supervision of the skilful hands of a local woman, your host, you will learn how to make different types of local and national traditional pasta. Each pasta you make will be characterized with different colors and flavors: malloreddus (Sardinian gnocchi), culugiones (a special kind of ravioli) as well as ordinary ravioli and tagliatelle.  Later, cook pasta with your host and eat together, accompanying your meal with a lovely local wine.

Cagliari Belvedere

4. Cagliari Belvedere

You tour starts from the Port of Cagliari. The first stop will be at the Basilica of Bonaria where you are going to admire the wonderful staircase and beautiful church while you discover the tale of the wooden statue that arrived from the sea. After that, you are going to drive to Sant'Elia lighthouse, where you are going be fascinated by the turquoise water of the little cove of Calamosca. You will reach the Poetto beach and you will find the majestic Devil's Saddle there. Then, you drive along the Molentargius Park, home to the characteristic pink flamingos that you can admire. After that, you see the Bastione of Saint Remy, one of the biggest fortifications of Cagliari. Then, you will move to the Castello area, the famous Piazza Yenne and the Marina area.

Cagliari: Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

5. Cagliari: Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

Perfect the art of Italian ravioli pasta-making at the home of a local chef in Cagliari. Enter the home of your teacher in one of the most dynamic districts of the city. Follow her guidance as you learn how to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from a local market. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make the perfect ravioli to complete your meal. At the end of your lesson, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared so that you can continue your cooking adventure back home.

Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Cagliari from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

7. Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

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.

Cagliari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

9. Cagliari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

10. Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

This combination tour takes you to the famous San Benedetto market, where you can discover fresh, local products. Then, take a relaxing walking on the famous Cagliari beach, Poetto. Afterwards, drive to Cagliari and explore the beautiful and well-known areas of the city. This is no ordinary sightseeing tour. When you get off the bus, you can see Cagliari through the eyes of a local. Learn about the Sardinian History, the Pisans and Spanish people and other amazing facts. Discover Cagliari's oldest districts including Stampace and Castello, see the marina, gorgeous churches and caves and explore the little streets lined with restaurants and shops as well as many other interesting places to visit. The local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible and will assist you with their expertise and recall of interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

It was truly amazing, the best experience during my trip. The hosts are very nice people and incredible source of all sort of information about the island. It felt more like being invited to a family for lunch than anything else.

This activity was the highlight of our trip to Cagliari. Isabella and her family were super friendly and helpful, we had lots of fun, learned to make delicious pasta, and had a lovely meal together afterwards.

The tour was really wonderful and we learned loads about the wine making process here in Sardinia. And we of course loves getting to try the lovely wines and the food, would highly recommend!

It was an amazing experience. I not only learned a lot but also have an amazing afternoon with the organizer that was very welcoming and took the time to explain everything carefully.

Super leuke trip om te doen. Lekker hard racen. Lekker vies worden leuke mensen. Gewoon doen ook voor vrouwen