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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.

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Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a unique 7-hour boat trip to the islands of La Maddalena Archipelago. The boat stops at many of the isles, including Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and La Maddalena. Swim or have a look in some of the shops. A bar and restaurant service is available on board. Tour departures are scheduled every morning, from both Palau and La Maddalena harbors. A disembarkation fee may apply should you wish to leave the vessel. Enjoy a walk and some shopping in La Maddalena city center. There is an optional panoramic tour of La Maddalena available, by convertible city bus (for an additional fee). Stop for a swim at the Isle of Spargi. Visit of the Rock of the Witch and see the eastern cost of Spargi and Budelli Island with its famous pink beach. You can also swim in the natural pools on the Isle of Budelli or St. Maria Isle.  After passing the coast of Punta Sardegna and Porto Raphael the boat heads back to Palau and La Maddalena harbors.

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From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

3. From Palau: La Maddalena Islands Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark on an adventure to discover the stunning coastline and outlying islands of Sardinia on a boat. Cruise to the islands of Spargi, La Maddalena, and Santa Maria, and enjoy their pristine beaches, waters, and nature. Boarding at 9:45 AM, leave Palau at 10:30 AM and cruise towards the wonderful island of Spargi. When the boat arrives, take your beach bags straight onto the white sandy beaches of Cala Corsara, there you can choose to sunbathe, snorkel, or explore some of the coves historical features. Leave the island of Spargi and go along the coast towards the island of Budelli for a photographic stop at the famous Pink Beach "Spiaggia Rosa". Enter the natural swimming pool of Porto Della Madonna where the emerald color of the water will take your breath away. Head on to the island of Santa Maria for our next beach stop, once again you can easily get off the boat with your things to sunbathe, have a swim or go on a lovely walk to the old lighthouse on the island. The last stop varies — on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after Santa Maria, the Island of Caprera will be visited for a fantastic swimming stop in the natural aquarium at Cala Coticcio (Tahiti). On Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, the final stop after Santa Maria is in the charming historical center of the mother island, La Maddalena, for shopping and exploring. Arrive back in Palau at around 5-5:30 PM.

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Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

4. Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

Set sail for a dolphin watching boat trip from Moys Marina in Olbia Yacting Service, a 5-star port with ample free parking in front of the meeting point. Climb aboard a comfortable, latest-generation inflatable boat, an 8.50-meter 2Bar with a 250 horsepower Honda engine, equipped with every comfort. Enjoy an unparalleled experience with a small group of no more than 10 people. Take an adventurous excursion in the splendid emerald sea of Sardinia, near Figarolo Island and enjoy the view aboard a new small-group motorboat. Sail in search for a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat where the sighting probability is of approximately 80%. Enjoy several snorkeling stops to swim and explore the seabed rich with colorful fish. See a limestone cave and cliffs, and a world famous place where wild birds live. This excursion is fun and relaxing, suitable for everyone, and a great choice for friends and families. Savor an aperitif based on typical Sardinian products and a choice of water, tea, fruit juices or Sardinian beer. Allow our expertise in boat excursions in Sardinia and our captain with 30 years of experience at sea to guide you on this wonderful adventure.

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From Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

5. From Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

After pick-up from the meeting point in Olbia, you'll head for Cannigione where you'll board your boat to explore the La Maddalena Archipelago. You'll travel by the picturesque islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano on your way to the island of Maddalena. You can use your hour of free time in La Maddalena to visit the historic centre, the Palazzo Comunale, the Naval Museum, or the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art. Back on the boat, you will continue on to the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria, where you'll also have an hour to enjoy some swimming in the magnificent crystal clear waters, snorkelling, or relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. At lunchtime, the crew will serve tomato pasta on board the boat. Then, you'll continue along a scenic route past the Manto della Madonna, a stretch of sea with shallow waters. Finally travel back along the coast of Sardegna past the villages of Punta Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso. When you arrive back at the dock in Cannigione, the minivan will be waiting to take you back to Olbia.

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Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

6. Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

Start your kayaking excursion in Marina Piccola. Get into a comfortable kayak for easy access to the Devil's Saddle. Listen as your guide tells you about how the rocks in the area were formed. Feel at ease with a life jacket and waterproof bag as professional instructors show you the basics of kayak paddling. This excursion lasts about 3 hours and includes several stops to admire beautiful caves, cliffs and wildlife in the area.

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Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

7. 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. 

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Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

8. 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.

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Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

9. 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.

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From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

10. From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

Starting from the port of Cagliari, you’ll begin your excursion by driving along the pond of Molentargius, where you can see the characteristic pink flamingos and the Devil’s Saddle, a prominent rock formation overlooking the Poetto Beach. After this, you’ll drive along the island’s southern coast, with no shortage of wonderful landscapes to admire and plenty of opportunities to take pictures.   You’ll arrive at the beach of Compulongu, where you’ll have the chance to cool off with a dip into its crystal-clear waters and go snorkeling in this protected marine area. Then, enjoy lunch in the pine forest, either your own packed lunch or eat in a little self-service restaurant. After lunch, continue on to the famous Porto Giunco beach, where you can walk on its white sands and see the beautiful granite rocks. Your tour ends back in Cagliari.  

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Click now on the "Book it" button. Do not hesitate a single moment, because this was the best tour I had in Sardinia ! Not only is the area just stunning. Antonello is the greatest of the best ! He is everything a local guide should be and so much more. He knows the area as his own pocket and cares for it. He is proud to show you this Sardinian pearl, but with respect for the environment (cultural and natural). He knows the do's and dont's and is not affraid to adjust the schedule and plan according to the actual situation. Too crowded beaches -> he will find a deserted alternative. Too little sunshine -> he will move the clouds. On top of that, he is just a wonderful guy, funny, has a lot of knowledge about Sardinia and is just super to hang out with. Antonello is the perfect guy, in the perfect area, offering a perfect day => BOOK KNOW !!!

Very nice experience to see some interesting things in Cagliari. Our guide Francesca was really nice and user friendly. Absolutely recommended.

Easy an practical in use. Professional, kind and correct guides. Worthwhile to get a quick and thorough overview of the city.

Really nice experience .... friendly and really nice attentive instructors ... I recommend it to everyone!

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