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Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

1. Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

This is an experience for animal lovers in a familiar environment. Located near Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital city, Sinnai is a small town where you can still see the typical Campidanese-style houses, with their mud-brick walls and wooden roofs, in its historic centre. One of these houses is where a friendly couple will teach you how to make two different types of local traditional pasta: malloreddus (also known as Sardinian gnocchi) and culurgiones (ravioli closed in a peculiar way). Later, we will cook the pasta and eat together, with a glass of lovely local wine and other typical products.

Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

2. 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.

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 Belvedere

4. 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.

Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

5. Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Cagliari from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

6. 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: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

7. 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: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

8. Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

Explore the charming town of Castelsardo on a guided tour. Pass by beautiful landscapes on the way to the town, and once you're there, wander through enchanting alleyways and visit the pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi. Begin your tour with pickup and a 3-hour drive in a comfortable minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the northwest of the island. 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: Full-Day Discovering the Heart of Sardinia

9. Cagliari: Full-Day Discovering the Heart of Sardinia

The most famous craftsmen set up their ateliers in the courtyards. This is a long weekend to discover the best handcrafts, to learn how to make the original, crispy “pane carasau”, to sip a good cannonau wine and to visit a ancient site escorted by an archeologist (on request with a surcharge). Cortes Apertas is a popular event in central Sardinia held during every weekend in Autumn, a different village organizes a festival during which time you will be able to enter the houses of the inhabitants for a delicious tasting of typical sweet and savory products. Travel by minivan for 1 or 2-hours, depending on the village in which the festival is taking place. As soon as you arrive, start with a walking tour along the main streets where artisans and local producers have set their stalls. During the festival, some villages offer a flokloristic procession of traditional dresses and music. In these small Sardinian villages credit cards may be not accepted, for this reason, bringing some cash with you is recommended. This tour will take about 9-hours, including transportation.

Cheese Making and Tasting Tour from Cagliari with Lunch

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Great quad tour, I and my 8-year-old son chose the tour with the English-speaking guide. I received an understandable briefing and a short test drive. After all participants were there, it was a small training course. And then we started great tour and sights, the communication was very good! It was just great, highly recommended!

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!

Amazing experience eifht from the start. we arrived 30 minutes early and our guide was ready to go. which was a big ++ in my books.

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

we spent a really lovely time with isabella and Sylvia