Grand Tour of Sardinia small group tour
Rome-Civitavecchia-Olbia-Maddalena- Caprera-Palau-C osta Esmeralda-Stintino-Capo Caccia-Alghero-Castelsardo-Santa Teresa-Olbia
2017 depart: Oct 08 - different itinerary applies - full itinerary on request - Genoa/Genoa for 7 days/6 nights.
2018 depart: Apr 16. Jun 04. Sep 24.
Day 01 Rome – Civitavecchia Port – Departure with Ferry Boat To Olbia
Depart at 14.30 from Rome to Citavecchia where you will have some free time in the old town until it is time to get on the ferry to Sardinia, Olbia. Overnight in a first class inside cabin.
Day 02 Olbia – Maddalena and Caprera - Palau
Arrive in Olbia at 8.30 approximately and leave to Palau for a short break in order to let luggages at the hotel. We then continue to the islands of Maddalena and Caprera. You’ll find not only beaches and fun but also culture and history. Many cultural events depend on the presence of personality of the past, like Giuseppe Garibaldi, to which a museum is dedicated. Enjoy lunch at leisure before returning to Palau. The rest of the day is free.
Day 03 Palau – Costa Smeralda – Palau
In the morning, you will go on an excursion through the Emerald Coast. The city of Arzachena makes part of this extremely appreciated and famous area: Rich nature, “Mediterranean macchia”, rocks built by the same nature, wonderful beaches in clear sea water, promontories and small islands. This incredible heritage was created in 1962 due to the free initiative of the prince Aga Khan V, who controlled an international financial organisation. You will have some free time to spend in one of the best beaches of the island. Lunch will be at leisure before driving back to Palau for overnight.
Day 04 Palau–Stintino–Capo Caccia-Alghero
In the morning, we will leave to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of Island Asinara. Later, we continue to Capo Caccia, West tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. The tour stops in a panoramic spot to take pictures of the most beautiful local bays with caves and small beaches. Here, we invite you to taste one of the typical local cakes: biscuits, candies or cheese cake. You will then have some free time for lunch before heading to Alghero, tourist place situated on a promontory surrounded everywhere by large beaches. Visit of the city centre and free afternoon for personal visits.
Day 05 Alghero – Castelsardo – Santa Teresa - Olbia
After breakfast, depart to Castelsardo, an old and wonderful village. It presents a clear track of Genoa dominion. Its coast, its local manufacturing, its receptive structures make it one of the most required places of the island for the summer holidays. Then, we head to Santa Teresa. This place is the symbol of a fusion between nature and modern, tourism and wild area, representing a cult itinerary for thousand of tourists. Its promontory seems a huge cathedral, imposing and strict, and rises in front of the famous white Sardinian rocks, creating several strange shapes in one of the most evocative seaside places of the world, the so-called Strait of Bonifacio. You will have some free time for lunch. Here, we invite you to taste the mirto, the typical local liqueur made by myrtle. Transfer to Olbia to get on the boat that leaves at 20.30 to Civitavecchia. Overnight on board.
Day 06 Rome
Get off in Civitavecchia early in the morning and you will be transferred to your hotel, station or airport, depending on your needs. Our services end once we have droped you off.
Inclusions: twin share in 4* accommodation, three breakfasts, deluxe coach, small group tour, overnight ferries (first class inside cabins), English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participants, only driver speaking English), transfers to/from ferry ports, cake and mirto tasting and local taxes.
Hotels: Alghero-Catalunya,Palau-La Vecchia Fonte (or similar)
Excluding: entrance fees, meals, beverages, porterage and city taxes to be paid directly to the hotels.