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Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

1. 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.

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.

Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

3. 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.

Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

4. 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: Porto Flavia Tour

5. Cagliari: Porto Flavia Tour

See how a special crew of miners expert in explosives and rock climbing was assembled. They worked in shifts, day and night, to complete the excavations in record time. Despite safety measures being practically ignored to speed up work, no casualties were reported in the building phase. Because the tunnel was without angles or trenches, the usual technique for dynamite drilling was impossible (the crew used those angles and trenches as shelter while blowing up charges just a few meters away). Instead, small cavities were excavated at regular distances to allow the workers to gain cover after igniting explosives. They are still visible in the guided tour.  The workers began drilling the upper gallery, 37 metres (121 feet) above sea level with dynamite and mechanical drills (many mines at the time mostly used pickaxes) until they reached the sea. They then hung from ropes and began drilling the lower tunnel from the cliff face, 16 metres (52 feet) above sea level, going the opposite direction under the upper gallery. This way, they could dump the removed rocks directly into the sea. Finally, the reservoirs were excavated by creating holes in the basaltic rock starting from the bottom of the cavities and going up. This again eased the removal of rubble, although this procedure was dangerous. Each storage reservoir was 4 to 8 metres (13 to 26 feet) in diameter and 20 metres (66 feet) high. Venting holes were opened on the side of the galleries. Mechanical iron hatches were installed along with the electric railway into the upper tunnel. The train brought the ore to the loading hatches of the reservoirs, while in the lower tunnel the unloading hatches fed the ore to the conveyor belt leading to the ships. The belt was covered with a steel casing to prevent the wind blowing away zinc oxide powder. It was extensible, and retracted after a load was delivered to the ship's hold. The main conveyor belt featured an innovative movable alignment system, designed to reduce the risk of the belt escaping the driving wheels under the pressure of the falling ore. The main belt dumped the ore on the slightly lower extensible conveyor belt, which could be protruded for 15 metres (49 feet) and channeled the ore powder into a vertical shaft going to the hold of a moored ship. Construction took only two years, ending in 1924, a remarkably short period of time for a work of that size. The ends of the tunnels facing the sea were adorned with concrete towers and decorative nameplates. They were not necessary to the operation, but were asked to be constructed by the owner of the company as a mark of prestige. Vecelli's daughter, Flavia, was born earlier in 1924 and the engineer obtained from the company to name the harbor after her.

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.

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: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Shore Excursion

8. Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Shore Excursion

This combination tour will take you into the Sardinian Islands, where you can discover three little towns: Serdiana, Dolianova and Donori. Experience an unforgettable visit to the best wineries in southern Sardinia. After visiting the winery, you will taste two white wines and two red wines served with a tasty cheese and cured meat.  It will also be possible to buy some of the best wines in the area at the winery store. Afterwards, drive to Donori, where you can taste the best cheese from the factory store. On the way back stop at the oil mills, let's an expert show you how to distinguish a good olive oil with a quick lesson, you will taste the olives, the oils as well with the local products and home made wine. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. This itinerary can easily be changed to fit better into your ship's scheduled docking times.

Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

9. 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 and Home Cooking Class

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Best Guide Ever

Laura was a fantastic guide. She organised us in advance, and made sure everything ran smoothly. By the end of the tour, it felt like we knew the city very well, including some great places to eat, and we were made to feel very much at home in the city. Laura is amazing!

Laura was very knowledgeable and designed a tour around our specific requests. She was fluent in the history of Cagliari as well as sites we could visit on our own during our visit.

A lovely day with a knowledgeable guide. Outstanding!!

Laura was a gem. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to get a personal look at Sardinia through the eyes of a creative, thoughtful young woman

Super fun/good. Really enjoyed with Laura!

Dear guide (Laura), showed us around well. Very informative and pleasant. Pointed us to the perfect restaurant.

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