9 Days Cultural Tour with Breadmaking Course and Winery Visit in Sardinia, Italy

9 Days Cultural Tour with Breadmaking Course and Winery Visit in Sardinia, Italy

  • Poetto Beach, Sardinia, Italy

Italy Cultural Tour Without a Car

Touring Sardinia without a car? Yes, you read it correctly! This tour will allow you to enjoy and discover what Sardinia has to offer without a car, stay in small charming hotels, meet locals, learn about Sardinia history and culture, and enjoy Sardinia sea and nature. Experience an unforgettable, safe, and hassle-free holiday with Travel Motus as their tours are the result of many years in the business, accurately researching, and carefully planning. Return home with full of memories!

Highlights

  • Breadmaking course and wine tasting
  • Cagliari full immersion tour by Ape Calessino
  • Archaeological tour of the Italian Stonehenge in Gergei
  • Explore the village of Orgosolo, an open-air gallery of arts
  • All private transfers and transportation with private driver and car
  • Visit Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, and Alghero
  • Maps, brochures, and telephone assistance
  • 8 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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While in Cagliari, you will stay in a nautical-colonial-style hotel, a renewed historic villa from the 30’, inspired by the Italian Rationalism, facing the Mediterranean Sea for two nights. Your second home away from home is a rustic-style property owned by Samuel, a young businessman from Gergei. You will spend the fourth night in a gorgeous historic house, just a few minutes from the Sinis Peninsula.

In Cala Gonole, you will stay two nights in a charming and friendly hotel located in a panoramic position a few meters from the central beach and the marina. For the rest of your stay in Alghero, enjoy a modern four-star hotel located just five minutes walking from the touristic port and the fascinating old district.

Day 1: Cagliari

Upon arrival, you will be met and privately escorted to Poetto Beach, one of the most enticing spots to relax all along the year for both locals and tourists. Its shallow and clean turquoise water stretches for some five miles, and the beach is lined with cafés, restaurants, shops, snack stands, cycling, walking and running lane, and parks. Enjoy your stay in a nautical-colonial-style hotel, a renewed historic villa from the 30’s, inspired by the Italian Rationalism, facing the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 2: Cagliari by Ape Calessino

Your day will begin immediately with a full immersion in the city of Angel’s Gulf on a comfortable romantic Ape Calessino (included). The best way to discover the heart of the old city with its two thousand years of history with archaeological remains, superb churches, and several fine museums. A cosmopolitan working city surrounds an evocative medieval center where taverns and restaurants casually spill out onto the many cobbled piazzas. Relax on the beach in the afternoon.

Day 3: The Italian Stonehenge: Sardinia archeological park to Gergei

Today, you’ll leave Cagliari for the archaeological tour of the Italian Stonehenge. You’ll take a pleasant walk in the park of Pranu Muteddu, tombs from neolithic age bordered by two or three circles of stones with access corridors consisting of stones slabs set edge to edge. The ticket costs 4 EUR per adult per guided visit.

Later on, en route to the "red giant" Nuraghe Arrubiu, a magnificent nuraghe in red colors, on the plateau called Su Pranu. The entrance fee is 4 EUR per adult per guided visit. Your second home away from home on this tour is a rustic-style property. Samuel, the young owner, runs the activity with his family in Gergei.

Day 4: Breadmaking experience and winery visit in Gergei to Riola Sardo

Home-baked bread always tastes better - and you’ll prove it. On this fun, educational one-day cookery course, Samuel’s mom will show you how to make fresh bread at home. Later on, you’ll visit a friendly winemaker of the region. In the afternoon, depart to your next stop, Riola Sardo, a cozy small farming town for an unforgettable stay in a gorgeous historic house, just a few minutes from the Sinis Peninsula.

Day 5: Coast to coast: Riola Sardo to Orosei through Orgosolo

Way to your next stop, Orosei. On route, explore the village of Orgosolo, an open-air gallery of arts, which is famous for its Cubist murals. This mural tradition started around the late 1960's or early 1970's when student protest was beginning to question decades of social oppression and injustice. You will overnight in a charming and friendly hotel in Cala Gonone, located in a panoramic position a few meters from the central beach and the marina.

Day 6: Orosei Gulf

Cala Gonone in the East Sardinia is no doubt one of the most beautiful places still untouched in Sardinia. Wild beaches and dramatic view of the limestone cliffs and caves meeting turquoise blue water create a scenery of the uninhabited island. A great choice of activities is waiting for you.

Rent your own boat (you won’t need a license, about 80 EUR including gas) or take a guided excursion with a small group of 10 to 12 person (about 35 EUR) to visit the beaches of the area and Bue Marino Caves. If you are a walking lover, take a self-guided trail following the coast on the shoulder of the mountain, in and out of little canyons, for seven kilometers, to the beach of Cala Luna.

Day 7: North Sardinia: Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, and Alghero

Sardinian legend claims that Costa Smeralda is the birthplace of the wind. The famed "Emerald Coast" area is known for the resort created by the Aga Khan, who discovered it in the 1960's when his yacht came ashore to weather a storm. A scenic drive leads you through the coastal village of Porto Cervo, the crown jewel of the Emerald Coast.

Discover the dueling charms of the fashionable boutiques tucked behind earth-toned shop fronts and the natural port where the yachts of the rich and famous anchor. Continue on to Alghero. You’ll be staying in a modern four-star hotel located just five minutes walking from the touristic port and the fascinating old district.

Day 8: Alghero

You will visit the old district, strongly influenced by Aragonese culture from which the city draws its fascinating architectural, artistic, and linguistic heritage. The charming little-cobbled lanes lead to a lovely promenade, which is adorned with ramparts and towers dating back to the 16th century. You’ve got a free afternoon to explore around and buy some last-minute souvenirs. For dinner, taste the local seafood.

Day 9: Departure

Private transfer to the airport.

  • Archaeological tour of the Italian Stonehenge
  • Explore Poetto Beach, one of the most enticing spots to relax
  • Full immersion in the city of Angel’s Gulf on a comfortable romantic Ape Calessino
  • Self-guided trail following the coast on the shoulder of the mountain to the beach of Cala Luna
  • Visit Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo, and Alghero
  • Visit the village of Orgosolo, an open-air gallery of arts famous for its Cubist murals
  • Winery visit in Gergei

This culinary and cultural tour will take place in Sardinia, Italy. This is one of the most scenic parts of Europe with a beautiful rocky coast, islands everywhere, and the Mediterranean at its most emerald green. Interspersed among the rocks are seductive beaches that are sometimes pelted by dry winds.

Sardinia (in Latin and English, Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna, Sardinna, or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, Sardenya in Catalan) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, at the center of the basin, directly south of Corsica (France) but north of Tunisia. It has an area of 24,090 square kilometers and a population of 1.6 million. It was called "Ichnusa" by the Phoenicians and "Sandalyon" by the Greeks because of its unique footprint shape.

Daily breakfast is included in the standard package.

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All private transfers and transportation with private driver and car
  • Breadmaking, wine tasting, and tour by Ape in Cagliari
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local daily taxes
  • Maps and information brochures upon arrival
  • Telephone assistance during the tour

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG). Transfer from this airport is included in the price. Travel Motus will pick you up at the airport. Direct flights, low-cost, and regular airlines are available from many European airports.

Arrival by ferry

There are also ferries from mainland Italy and Southern France.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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