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Wine Tour Sardinia

1. 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.

Wine Experience around Cagliari

2. Wine Experience around Cagliari

Starting from the capital of Sardinia you will enjoy some wonderful views during every season. Taste the most famous wines of the island, served with some typical Sardinian food. On the way back through vineyards and olive trees, you will find one of the most famous shrines of rural Sardinia, a marvelous small hidden church. Make the 30-minute trip back to the city, including a nice sightseeing tour of Cagliari ponds with it's beautiful pink flamingos.

Cagliari Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

3. Cagliari Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

4. 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.

Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

5. Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

Have a truly authentic Sardinian experience by joining a bread-baking class with a local Italian baker. Your instructor was born into a family of bakers: his father and brother are both bakers as well, and he is excited to share his traditional knowledge with you on this 3-hour interactive experience.   Together with your instructor, you’ll discover the different types of doughs, flours, and bread shapes, and hear stories about bread in Sardinia. Learn the recipe and prepare the dough in a variety of traditional shapes, including su coccoi, a type of decorated bread.   At the end, cook the bread in the oven and when it’s ready, enjoy it as a group with some traditional cheeses and a glass of wine.

Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

6. Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

Cagliari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Cagliari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Experience

8. Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Experience

This combination tour will take you to Sardinian island, where you will discover the two little towns of Serdiana and Dolianova. Experience an unforgettable visit to the best winery in southern Sardinia.  After visiting the winery, you will taste white and red wines served with a flavorful cheese and cured meat. At the same time, it will be possible to buy the best wines, saving around 40% at the winery store.  On the way back, stop at the oil mill and let the experts show you how to tell a good olive oil with a quick lesson. You will taste the different olive oils. 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 before returning to your hotel.

Cheese Making and Tasting Tour from Cagliari with Lunch

9. Cheese Making and Tasting Tour from Cagliari with Lunch

Delve into the fascinating art of cheese making with this unique tour from Cagliari. After meeting your local guide, you will set off from Cagliari to Siliqua, where you will visit a working farm.  You will discover how the sheperd makes the pecorino cheese. You will witness the magic of how 50 liters of milk will transform in two wheel of cheese. After that, you will discover how the ricotta is made and the differences between Sardinian Pecorino and Roman Pecorino. You will understand why the mold is good for the cheese and how comes out of it. After the creation of the cheese you will have the chance to visit the rest of the farm, where you will see the pigs, the amazing horses, the field of grain and the vineyard. The visit will end with a lunch where you will have the tagliere with cheese and cold cuts produced by the farm, a first course made with grain of the farm and of course the wine of the vinewyard.

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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

We had a wonderful afternoon with interesting people! It was very authentic and not a mass or sales event. It was very personal and it felt like we had known each other forever. We would choose the tour again and again! Thanks to Franco & Guiseppe

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!

Valerio was the most fabulous guide for our vineyard experience. We absolutely loved the vineyard the tour was informative, personal and beautiful done. The wines are excellent!

Franco was a fantastic tour guide and Giuseppe was a very genuine host - would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cagliari!

Laura was a great tour guide! We had a wonderful day.