The Pearl of Mediterranean - Sardinia (Italy)

The Pearl of Mediterranean - Sardinia (Italy)
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Discover all major Sardinian sites in this self-drive tour!

From the Catalan city of Alghero to the romantic coast of Costa Smeralda, you will pass through Barbagia, the unknown part of Sardinia. Explore the mysterious inner part of the Island with the important Unesco site of Su Nuraxi di Barumini and the port city of Cagliari. You will be surprised by the wealth of Sardinian archaeological sites. The itinerary can be customized to your needs.

Highlights:

♦ Su Nuraxi di Barumini - nuragic archeological site listed in Unesco
Cagliari with its fascinating architecture and magnificent golden and white beaches
Caprera - a small island off the shore of Sardinia turned into natural reserve for seabirds
Castelsardo - an extraordinary example of Medieval town


Itinerary:

Day 1. Alghero
Arrival at the Airport. Pick up of the car and transfer to the city center. Whole day at your disposal to visit Alghero and the Coral Coast. Overnight.

Day 2. Alghero – Bosa – Tharros
Departure to Bosa via the panoramic coastline road. Visit of Bosa, the only Sardinian town on a navigable river. The trip continues with the visit of the Punic-roman city of Tharros. Overnight in Barumini area.

Day 3. Barumini – Cagliari 

The day starts visiting Barumini, the only archaeologcal site in Sardinia protected by UNESCO. The trip continues towards Cagliari for a visit of the capital. Overnight.

Day 4. Nuoro – Orgosolo – Mamoiada
The day will be dedicated to visiting Nuoro and a few villages of the innermost part of Sardinia: Mamoiada, known for the traditional masks and Orgosolo with its more than one hundred murals. Overnight in Orosei area.

Day 5. Orosei  – Costa Smeralda
Visit to the wild beaches of Orosei. Continue to the world famous Emerald Coast. Visit and overnight.

Day 6. La Maddalena – Santa Teresa Gallura
You will be heading towards Palau, take a boat for a 30 min. cruise and finally arrive on the Island of La Maddalena. Visit of Caprera Island. Back to Palau towards Santa Teresa Gallura and Capo Testa. Overnight.

Day 7. Castelsardo – Alghero
Departure to Castelsardo. Visit of this splendid medieval town. Back to Alghero to drop off the car to the car rental. 


The price includes: ► car rental (cat. B, Fiat Panda/Renault Clio or similar car, all with Air conditioning and radio) from the morning of the 1st day until the evening of the 7th day; ► unlimited mileage; ►Super Collision damage waiver and Super theft protection with NO EXCESS; ►6 nights in standart hotel or other accommodation including breakfast; ►double rooms with private bathroom ► Vat and taxes; ► local assistance

The price does not include: ►flight tickets; ►one way pick up/drop off of the car; ►lunches and dinners; ►drinks; ►fuel; ►personal expenses; ►medical insurance; ►Catholic Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve surcharges (prices on request);

Other expenses: single room supplement (min 3 pers travelling together): in low season +290€; medium season: +395€ and high season: +470€; extra overnight in Alghero at 3* hotel: 60 - 90 EUR per person per night in double room depending on travel period; ► Catholic Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve (prices on request) ; ►“I” group automatic car supplement (like Renault Laguna or similar cars): +100 EUR per person;

Practical information: ►Car can be picked up and dropped off at the airport upon arrival/departure or at the office of the car-rental company downtown Alghero.►The tour can start any day of the week with minimum 2 people. However, if you plan to do pick-up/drop-off procedures on Saturday or Sunday, you can do it only at the airport. For travel of 4 people, we can offer you a discount. ►It is possible the arrival/departure town Alghero to be swapped with Cagliari if you find more convenient flights.

How to get there: Ryanair operate daily flights Rome (Ciampino Airport) to Alghero. Alitalia is also operating from Rome and Milano. Smart wings from Prague and other charter flights from North Europe. You can arrive also to Olbia or Cagliari Airport, thus we will change a bit the itinerary, but the cities visited and the price remain the same.

 


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