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Alghero: Full-Day Sailing Excursion

1. Alghero: Full-Day Sailing Excursion

Set off to the westernmost cape of Sardinia on board of a comfortable and elegant sailboat to experience an unforgettable day immersed in the blue Mediterranean. In this area the coast is characterized by the presence of cliffs overhanging the sea offering beautiful views. If you're lucky enough, during the activity dolphins will come around to play adding some extra magic to the whole experience. During the trip there will be some stops such as at the Gulf of Pischina Salida and Capo Galera where it will be possible to take a dip, snorkel or just relax. A beautiful day all to share with friends or family Your lunch Lunch served on board includes: an appetizer of tasty crostini accompanied by prosecco or soft drink; a first course usually seafood, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee and digestif. Alternative itinerary If the planned itinerary is not feasible due to prohibitive sea conditions, an equally impressive route along the coast of Bosa will be proposed with stops at Le Croci, La Speranza and Cala Buranti.

Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

2. Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

On arrival, you'll be directed to your table in the tasting room by your guide. Your table will already be set with 5 different glasses and a small tray containing your appetizers to pair with the wines during the guided tasting. Your guide will start by sharing information about the farm history, the local area, and the culture, followed by the guided tasting of each wine. You'll learn about the variety of grapes, perfume, taste, and suggested food pairings for each wine. The experience ends with a proof of a top quality extra-virgin olive oil prepared by traditional cold pressing techniques and served with traditional bread. At the end you'll have the opportunity to purchase some of the products you've tried to take home with you. After the tasting, take a nice walk through the vineyard on your own to take some pictures.

Alghero: Snorkeling and Capo Caccia Cliffs Tour

3. Alghero: Snorkeling and Capo Caccia Cliffs Tour

The Capo Caccia Marine Protected Area is a great treasure chest of biodiversity waiting to be discovered. This activity will be your ticket to go exploring the underwater life of this area. Even before you put your face down you will surely be amazed by the beauty of the rugged coastline characterized by majestic cliffs that characterize the surroundings of Alghero. Among the must-see stops on this itinerary we specify Isola Foradada and Isola Piana, and among the surprises that might occur during the excursion, there might be the visit of playful and friendly dolphins while sailing.

Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

4. Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

Learn to prepare typical Sardinian dishes during this home-cooking class. Make your way to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside outside Alghero, where you’ll be welcomed by your friendly hosts. Immerse yourself in regional food culture as you’re introduced to gourmet products and locally-grown ingredients.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking, learning to make dishes like bruschetta and vegetable fritters. After the first course of gnocchi with lamb ragu, prepare a plate of scallops and roasted potatoes. Finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft cheese-based dessert flavored with a hint of orange.  At the end of the class, gather around the table to feast on the fruits of your labor. Wash every bite down with fine Sardinian wines. Bring your meal and the experience to a close with a tasting of homemade mirto, a liqueur flavored with myrtle, and tangy limoncello.

Alghero: AbenteuerDate and Tour for Friends and Couples

5. Alghero: AbenteuerDate and Tour for Friends and Couples

You will start at a parking lot in the centre. Your smartphone (special app) will guide you on a secret route through this area. This walking trip will become an adventure trip, since You will solve plenty of litttle tasks at each secret location on Your route. All creative tasks, questions and challenges are about You and your relationship to each other. Not only fun for couples - also for good friends. You will learn new things about Yourself. Guaranteed. You will be asked questions how You would act or react in various situations. You will solve semi difficult riddles and you will be forced to act as a team. The dream team. The app will always show you the next location in this part of town and guide you there. At each location the app will present a new task or challenge to You and You collect points for solving the task. No worries: You don`t have to enter any buildings or get in contact with other people. It is all about You as a team. You will explore and visit places where the locals live and hang around. Feel the vibes of this holiday destination and have fun exploring the content of this outdoor-date. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of fun content and a challenge for You as a team.

Alghero: Secret Beaches Bicycle Tour

6. Alghero: Secret Beaches Bicycle Tour

Discover the beauty of the Porto Conte Regional Park in Northwest Sardinia on a guided bicycled tour. Explore this area of unspoiled beauty in the company of a local guide, who will help you to discover the Mediterranean vegetation, natural caves, and coves filled with crystal-clear waters. Travel along wonderful bike trails that combine nature and history. Visit one of the largest military settlements from World War II, with stations for weapons, bunkers, tunnels and even a barracks. Admire the bay of Porto Conte and Capo Caccia from a unique perspective. At the end of your tour, head to a local café for a tasting of local products.

Alghero: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

7. Alghero: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Alghero, one of Sardinia's most picturesque medieval cities. Although largely given over to tourism, the town hasn't given up its unique character and it retains a proud and independent spirit. During this 2.5-hour tour, your expert guide will take you to discover the secrets and the wonders of this ancient city surrounded by sturdy defense walls that were built between the 13th and 16th-century and characterized by the preserved usage of the Catalan language (and, for this reason, nicknamed “la Barceloneta”, little Barcelona). See the majestic Cattedrale (cathedral) di Santa Maria, the Piazza Civica, the Church of S. Francesco with its beautiful 13th-century cloister and the Church of S. Michele with its brightly colored majolica dome. Marvel in front of the 14th-century Torre Porta a Terra, which is all that remains of Porta a Terra, one of the two main gates into the medieval city. Then, get to see Torre di San Giovanni, an impressive medieval tower now used to stage temporary art exhibitions. Alghero's animated historic center is indeed a terrific place to hang out, besides being one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera with you.

Alghero: Finde die verschwundenen Märchen, Family Game

8. Alghero: Finde die verschwundenen Märchen, Family Game

You will start your adventure and walking trip at a parking lot near the centre. Our app in German language will guide you from there. It is a walking trip of about 3 kilometers. You will explore the area and find secret places. You will solve small tasks and challenges as a team and will collect points. You will discover places where exclusive and unpublished fairytales are hiding. You will belong to the small circle of human beings, who are allowed to listen to these great fairyales. This is no joke. These fairytales were never published by the brother Grimm. You will find them and listen to them. And we hope, you will keep the secret. Expect an interactive hiking adventure. You decide about the starting time and you do not have time pressure. This app-guided tour with plenty of interactive content is perfect for families with kids in the age of 6 to 12. Have fun!

Porto Conte Park: Digital Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Class

9. Porto Conte Park: Digital Detox, Meditation, and Yoga Class

Have you ever wanted to free yourself from your mobile, immerse yourself in nature and explore fantastic places without being disturbed? With us you can do it, in total safety! With our digital detox experience we offer the possibility to unplug and completely disconnect from both the internet and the busy life. Being able to say goodbye for a day on your mobile to immerse yourself in a world made of slow rhythms, nature and lots of fun. What better setting than Punta Giglio? A natural oasis of 300 hectares surrounded by greenery and a crystalline sea that offers breathtaking views! he first activity will be the Yoga and Meditation Sea View lesson (also suitable for beginners) with a certified master. The landscape and the sounds of nature will make it a unique and very satisfying experience. Then we will discover the most evocative and secret paths of the park up to the top (Easy level), where we will admire a fantastic panorama and we will enter the “M.A.P.S” (open-air museum with military fortifications dating back to World War 2). An orchestra of crickets accompanies the whole journey with a harmonic melody. Along the sea we will arrive at a panoramic point overlooking the sea where our digital wellbeing coach will hold the digital wellbeing seminar. We will understand how digital devices affect various aspects of our life and how to use them consciously and moderately to earn: time, well-being and productivity ! Worried you won’t be able to take pictures? Don’t stress, we will capture all the best moments and then send you the photos. Our smartphone will also serve as an emergency contact in case someone needs to contact you from outside.

Cagliari: Full-Day Alghero Private Experience

10. Cagliari: Full-Day Alghero Private Experience

Departing from Cagliari, drive for 2.5-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 Alghero, the island's main resort town in the northwest. Discover its unique character and proud, independent spirit. The historic center is an animated place to hang out, with many excellent restaurants and bars. It's an ideal base for exploring the beaches and beauty spots of the nearby Riviera del Corallo. The main focus of attention will be the picturesque centro storico (historic center), one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Enclosed by robust, honey-colored sea walls, it's a tightly knit enclave of shady, cobbled lanes, Gothic palazzi (palaces) and piazzas lined with cafes. Discover the historical center with an expert local guide on a stroll through the city center. Discover Capo Caccia and the Neptune Caves, one of the most fascinating natural jewels in the entire Mediterranean basin, the grotto is a veritable geological wonder that attracts over 150,000 visitors per year. It is accessible by sea leaving the tourist port every day, or on foot via Escala del Cabirol (billy goat stairs), a set of 660 steps cut into the cliff side. The tour will begin at the great room holding the transparent waters of Lago Lamarmora (Lake Lamarmora), one of the largest saltwater lakes in all of Europe. It is there that Acquasantiera stands (the baptismal font), a monumental stalagmite that is approximately 2 meters high; its peaks have formed vats, where rainwater collects, thereby forming a precious drinking fountain for birds nesting in the Capo Caccia area. After a brief descent, you will reach the Sala delle Rovine (Room of Ruins) and after this, the Majestic Reggia, the most evocative area of the grotto. Impressive and overwhelming columns arise in this room, almost holding up the ceiling. Among the large flowstone and "scallop" formations, the distinctive stalagmite formation known as the Albero di Natale (Christmas Tree) stands out. The lake comes to end at a sandy beach called the Spiaggia dei Ciottolini (Pebble Beach) because at one time it was made up of tiny stones. After the Reggia, you will find Sala Smith (Smith Room), where the Grande Organo (Great Organ) can be found, the largest column in the entire grotto. This room is named after the English captain who in the early 1800s had been one of the first to explore the grotto. After having taken in the small columns that adorn the Sala delle Trine e dei Merletti (The Lace Room), the route will come to an end with a view of Tribuna della Musica (The Music Gallery), an evocative balcony from which you can enjoy the view from above the Reggia area and Lake Lamarmora.

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What people are saying about Alghero

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 95 reviews

Irene was a lovely instructor! It was a warm experience getting to learn about Sardinian cooking in such an authentic way. I booked this as a birthday surprise for my husband, and he absolutely loved it. Irene even had a small present for him for his birthday. She also gave us some other helpful food recommendations for the rest of our visit in Sardinia. Cannot recommend this experience more!

From beginning until the end everyting was perfect. We highly recommend the cooking course with Irene. She was a great Teacher and host.Besides the delicious dinner we have met great people frim all over the world.

Great excursion, lovely skipper and companion! Took more time than planned. Fantastic tour to fantastic snorkeling spots. Grazie mille and absolute recommendation!!!

Had a fabulous time. Would highly recommend!! Had a lot of fun, learned a lot of how to make pasta. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!!!

Irene was a great host and the cooking class was fun, informative and tasty. All that in a beautiful setting!