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Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

1. Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

Discover the beautiful Cagliari on this unforgettable walking tour of the Old City. Cagliari is an ancient city with a long history. Its origins date back to the Phoenician Karalis, developed on a settlement traced back to the third millennium BCE. During Roman times, it became the capital of the island and in the Middle Ages, it was the seat of different foreign dominations, evidence of which is still visible throughout the city today. Enjoy this walk through the narrow streets of the old district of Castello to discover the beauties of the city. Among Medieval Towers, Bastions, the Royal Palace, and the Cathedral, you will discover the history of this amazing fortress facing the sea. The panoramic points of the Castello will offer unforgettable views of the city and of the sea, of the Molentargius’ Park, and the Devil’s Saddle in all their beauty.

Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

2. Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the secrets that lie beneath the sunny streets of Cagliari on a guided tour of the city’s underground. Enhance your experience with an optional walk through the Old Town, and choose from private and shared group options. Meet your guide to begin your tour of the caves, crypts, and tunnels under the city. Wander through a private gallery beneath a school that was used as a bomb shelter during World War II. See arcades lit by soft candlelight and listen to your guide’s expert commentary. Select the option including a guided walking tour of the Old Town to extend your experience. Stroll through the city’s streets and admire the highlights of the historic center with your guide.

Wine Tour Sardinia

3. 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

4. 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.

Cagliari: 2 Hour Bike Tour in the Flamingos Oasis

5. Cagliari: 2 Hour Bike Tour in the Flamingos Oasis

Depart from the Marina of Cagliari to see the Basilica of Bonaria with its amazing staircase. Pass through the new bike path that runs along the sea and river until the football stadium of Cagliari. See urban art under the bridges of the river that characterize the area. Arrive at the Natural Park of Molentargius and soak in the history of the remains of the old city of salt, which for centuries influenced the economy of the area.  Dive into a nature trail to see the beautiful flamingos and discover the old salt ponds of Cagliari. The park is an exceptional area due to the presence of fresh and saltwater basins that host plants and animals of rare beauty. The tour includes a coffè break to enjoy the sea and the pretty harbor. 

Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

6. 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: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

7. Cagliari: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Start your biking tour of the city from the Marina district and its maze of lanes. Cycle past the ornate town hall building and down Via Roma, taking you down the newly built bike path on the magnificent seafront through to the famous white Church of Bonaria. From here, you'll reach the distinctive district of Villanova, stretching out at the foot of the Castello district. Discover the beautiful marble steps of the Bastione di Saint Remy, truly Cagliari’s best known landmark. These tours are designed for small groups of 8 persons maximum in order to provide you with the a safe and professional experience. You'll be accompanied the whole way through by an expert guide so that you can make the most of your time in Cagliari!

Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

8. Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Explore the capital of Sardinia on a 4-hour private guided tour. Start on the Via Roma, where beautiful porticoes shade busy shoppers. Then be driven in your private minivan to the sandy beach of Poetto, which stretches into the Balearic Sea for more than 6 miles. Catch a flash of pink as flamingos dance on the surface of the salt ponds at Stagno di Cagliari. Then stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, a Roman Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary. Now for the walking part! Enter Cagliari's medieval quarters through the historic gates in front of the National Archaeological Museum; home to fine exhibits that recount the early Sardinian civilizations. Pass the medieval limestone tower of San Pancrazio and visit the grand Royal Palace and Romanesque Cathedral. Wander down narrow streets to the Bastion of Saint Remy, and end your tour in the Marina Quarter where fresh fish is cooked and prepared in dozens of little restaurants by the sea.

Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

9. 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: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

10. Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

Travel by jeep and dinghy on this 8-hour tour and experience the natural beauty of Chia and Domus de Maria. Explore the Cannoneris Nature Reserve. Marvel at the largest holm oak forest in Europe, perched 1,000 meters above the sea. This area is home to Sardinian deer and the site of numerous megalithic nuraghe towers. Discover hidden coves, such as the Cala Zafferano and Capo Teulada, that can be reached only by dinghy. Enjoy a fresh fish directly from the local fishermen at the beach restaurant (meals are not included).

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

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!

Celia was really informative, the tour was super interesting and not something you would be able to do without an expert guide. Would recommend to anyone spending time in the city.

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

Very good guide. Excellent English and very informative.