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Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

1. 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.

Cagliari: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

2. Cagliari: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is a city full of fragments of the past – spanning Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Spanish, and Italian eras – overlaid with a layer of 21st-Century dolce vita.  Accompanied by a dedicated private guide you'll visit Piazza Costituzione with the Medieval Rampart of Saint Remy, the Elephant and Saint Pancras Towers, and Saint Mary’s Cathedral, situated in the beautiful Piazza Palazzo that is also site of the Palazzo Regio.  You'll walk though pictureqsue streets, typical shops, and explore the beautiful hidden corners of the city. The tour will then end in the beautiful fortified quarter of the Castello that overlooks the city.

Cagliari Belvedere

3. Cagliari Belvedere

You tour starts from the Port of Cagliari. The first stop will be at the Basilica of Bonaria where you are going to admire the wonderful staircase and beautiful church while you discover the tale of the wooden statue that arrived from the sea. After that, you are going to drive to Sant'Elia lighthouse, where you are going be fascinated by the turquoise water of the little cove of Calamosca. You will reach the Poetto beach and you will find the majestic Devil's Saddle there. Then, you drive along the Molentargius Park, home to the characteristic pink flamingos that you can admire. After that, you see the Bastione of Saint Remy, one of the biggest fortifications of Cagliari. Then, you will move to the Castello area, the famous Piazza Yenne and the Marina area.

From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

4. From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

Travel from Cagliari to Iglesiente, one of the oldest historical areas in Sardinia with a wild landscape famous for its mining history. Discover the Porto Flavia mine, an extraordinary monument of industrial archaeology overlooking an incredible coastline with a breathtaking vista of the Masua Sea.   Built in 1924, Port Flavia is an incredible work of engineering suspended between sky and sea that made it possible to load minerals directly onto the ships. Walk through the 600-meter-long tunnel and discover the history of the mine that remained functional up until the 1960s.  Next, see the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna (Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the visit, enjoy a little stop to see the incredible coast of Nebida, walking through the panoramic street in front of the Laveria Lamarmora mineral washing plant before returning to Cagliari.

From Cagliari: Barumini Su Nuraxi Guided Tour

5. From Cagliari: Barumini Su Nuraxi Guided Tour

Start your tour with pick up from your hotel in Cagliari and visit to the Nuragic complex of Barumini, an archaeological park that includes Nuragic architecture and parts of a nuraghe village. Visit the museum complex of Casa Zapata, an important institution, that includes an archaeological and ethnographic collection.   Continue on to discover the remains of another Nuragic complex found under this Aragonese residence. Learn about how the first civilizations on Sardinia lived and discover the main technologies known to protohistoric populations.   Explore the nuraghe Su Nuraxi, one of the most important monumental works of architecture on the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

San Sperate Murales Tour - Visit a Typical Sardinian Village

6. San Sperate Murales Tour - Visit a Typical Sardinian Village

The tour starts from Cagliari and includes a visit to the village museum of San Sperate, the birthplace of the recent Pinuccio Sciola, artist and sculptor of stones (he could magically make them play). Along the streets, you will find several of his works and his biggest legacy: the murals. These are paintings on the walls of the houses and they tell about the history and the daily habits of the village. San Sperate is a nice village near Cagliari where all the house walls are covered by murals and the sculptures of Pinuccio Sciola are all around. You will visit the center of the village, where you are going to learn about the life of Pinuccio Sciola who brought the art to this place.

From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

7. From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

Very close to Cagliari, between orchards, vineyards and fertile hills, we find Pimentel a small town and agricultural center. Inside this town, in a beautiful landscape, in a flat area we find the Domus de Janas of Corongiu and the necropolis called De S'acqua Salida, dating back to 3200 BC. Still well preserved, they are a beautiful example of Pre-Nuragic architecture. In particular, the small but very important Domus of Corongiu still has spiral-shaped engravings that would represent the goddess of the eyes who protected the dead. But many other interpretations and interesting discoveries preserve the Domus de Janas of Pimentel that you can discover with our fascinating tour.

Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

8. Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

First, you will drive for 3 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 Castelsardo from Cagliari. Discover one of the monuments considered a unicum in Sardinia: the steep pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi which recalls the famous Mesopotamian Ziqqurat. The site, dating back to the fourth millennium BC, is surrounded by a mysterious mist. The excursion will continue in the beautiful city of Castelsardo (formerly known as Castel Aragonese and Castel Genovese), overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The tour also includes a visit to the Elephant Rock, Domus de janas, a symbol of the Anglican territory.

Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

9. Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

This combination tour takes you to the famous San Benedetto market, where you can discover fresh, local products. Then, take a relaxing walking on the famous Cagliari beach, Poetto. Afterwards, drive to Cagliari and explore the beautiful and well-known areas of the city. This is no ordinary sightseeing tour. When you get off the bus, you can see Cagliari through the eyes of a local. Learn about the Sardinian History, the Pisans and Spanish people and other amazing facts. Discover Cagliari's oldest districts including Stampace and Castello, see the marina, gorgeous churches and caves and explore the little streets lined with restaurants and shops as well as many other interesting places to visit. The local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible and will assist you with their expertise and recall of interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Cagliari: 2-Hour Family Walking Tour

10. Cagliari: 2-Hour Family Walking Tour

Discover Cagliari, the Sardinian city built on seven hills. Join the adventure with your family on an exclusive walking tour and admire the city highlights with a family-friendly guide. Spend 2 hours navigating the winding streets while hearing the myths and tales hiding behind each turn as your local guide leads you to famous cultural and architectural sites. Enjoy the tour at a relaxed pace, with stories guaranteed to give a few giggles along the way. Admire historical landmarks as well as off-the-beaten-track gems on this unique tour designed to delight all ages.

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What people are saying about Metropolitan City of Cagliari

Excellent guided tour by Andrea. He has shown himself to be an excellent connoisseur of the city, he takes you to the most unknown and mysterious corners showing a curious side of Cagliari. The visit starts from an old quarry reused in the Second World War near the botanical garden, to follow the crypt of sant'anna and to complete the basement of the church of sant'eulalia. One word: "FANTASTIC"

The underground tour was brilliant… a wonderful guide with perfect English and so informative We loved it A lot of walking so not really suitable for anyone who is unfit

Very interesting tour and the tour guide was very informative and was able to answer any questions we had! Definitely something worth checking out!!!

This was such an amazing tour! So much to see and our tour guide was so incredibly insightful. I would go again!!

Very interesting tour, lots of information but always kept relevant.