Cagliari Shore excursions

Our most recommended Cagliari Shore excursions

Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini & Giara Wild Half-Day Tour

1. Cagliari: Su Nuraxi Barumini & Giara Wild Half-Day Tour

Discover the nuraghe of Sardinia on a 4-hour tour of the Su Nuraxi di Barumini, the best example of a unique defence system that represented an exceptional response to political and social conditions, and an innovative use of the materials and techniques available to a prehistoric island. Recognized by UNESCO for its historical significance, the site provides a great introduction to the origins of Sardinian culture. During the tour, you will explore the vast megalithic bulk deep inside many tholos of incomparable beauty. Explore the massive central tower, built from large dressed stones without the use of mortar. Consisting of 3 chambers, one upon the other, they are connected by a spiral staircase. Learn about the construction of this remarkable site, including the massive stone curtain wall that linked 4 subsidiary towers. Time permitting, it will also be possible to enjoy a typical Sardinian lunch in one of the nearby restaurants. Alternatively, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Giara of Gesturi, where the small wild horses of Sardinia run free.

Cagliari: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

2. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

Start with a pickup from the Port of Cagliari. Drive off and enjoy an off-road adventure on your quad, travel up into the Sardinian mountains with spectacular views on the way to the forest. On arrival, receive full instructions on handling the quad and all safety equipment.  This tour is organized for 2 people per quad. If 2 people want to drive a quad each, then you should book for 3 people. First, you start with a short trip to establish your confidence. Then off you go for a 3-hour journey through the beaches, hills, and forests. 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 you will be taken back to your cruise.

Cagliari: Electric Bike Nature Tour

3. Cagliari: Electric Bike Nature Tour

A pleasant journey with eco-friendly electric bikes along the Cagliari gulf coast, its canals, and the nature of Molentargius Park, in the company of flamingos and seagulls. From the port, the ride continues along the coast to the Terramaini canal bike lane which leads to the natural park and the “City of Salt”. From there, you move across the lagoon to the Poetto beach, where you stop for a break in a seafront restaurant/bar. Continue across the Devil's Saddle cape up to the lighthouse of Calamosca and its spectacular view. This is the last stop before coming back to the city center.

Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

4. 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 Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

5. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also, visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

6. 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.

From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

7. 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

Cagliari: Is Zuddas Caves Shore Excursion

8. Cagliari: Is Zuddas Caves Shore Excursion

This combination tour will take you into the Sulcis, where you will be able to discover unspoiled Mediterranean nature. Experience an unforgettable adventure inside the amazing caves. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the oldest rocks of Europe and the traditions of the Sulcis. Explore the natural beauty of Sardinia with this tour of the Is Zuddas Caves. Admire the scenery of this remote Italian island, take some photos from the southern coast and Capo Teulada Sardinians most southern point, only 100 miles from Africa. 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: Half-Day Nora Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

9. Cagliari: Half-Day Nora Archaeological Site Shore Excursion

This combination tour will take you back to the Roman times, where you can discover the city of Nora. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the native Sardinians and the Roman civilization in Sardinia.  Walk through the Roman streets and see the theatre, baths, houses and the forum. Afterwards, you will drive to Pula and explore this beautiful little town. When you get off the bus, you can see Sardinia through the eyes of a local. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. They will assist you with their expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Wine Tasting

10. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Wine Tasting

Experience an unforgettable visit to one of the best wineries of South Sardinia. For this tour, it is necessary to hold a green pass. You will meet your guide outside the passenger terminal at the parking and board your transportation to the heart of the island and the village of Sardinia, located approximately 11 miles (18 km) to the north of Cagliari, for a quick yet scenic drive. This is a private excursion for just you and your group (but the winery could have other guests simultaneously). Located in the rolling hills, the small town of Sardinia only has a population of approximately 2,000. For thousands of years, the land and climate make this region's wines and olive oil unique. The grapes in this area have been grown since Nuraghic times, and some native grapes of the site are famous, like the Cannonau, Vermentino, and Carignano. The same vineyard you will visit depends on the day of the week and the crowds. The winery staff will explain the process and wine itself. You will also have the opportunity to buy some of the best wines in the winery store at a discount - be sure to check with your cruise line for their regulations on bringing wine back on board. At the end of your experience, 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 bring you back to your cruise ship.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

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based on 10 reviews

Highly informative and friendly experience. Both Nora and Pula are “must see” places. Our guide (Franco) was excellent, spoke great English, was polite and happy to stop and allow us to take photo etc. Franco helped navigate us around large groups of visitors to get the best out of the day and even took us to a site in Cagliari we hadn’t seen before as an “extra”. Highly recommend this trip.

Franco was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable of the area. He went above and beyond to assist us with questions about the area even after our tour. Very conscientious of our time. Did not have us wait in long lines but knew how to take advantage of the site to use our time wisely. Highly recommend.

valentina is a great guide! She told us a lot about Cagliari and the birds that breed in the nature park and took us to beautiful places. we saw a part of the city that we would otherwise have missed. The tour is definitely highly recommended!

The travel was very well organised, everything was on time, the guide Valerya wa really nice and competent- tells us a lot of very interesting facts about Sardinian history and attractions. Really recommend this bike tour.

Very pleasant bike ride with Valentina (our guide).