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Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

1. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia by boat. Explore the coves and beaches that have twice been named the most beautiful in Italy and dive into the crystal clear blue waters of Chia. Visit Cala Cipolla Cove, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento and discover one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano for beautiful views of the natural landscapes, if the afternoon tour is selected. Look for the playful dolphins that sometimes frolic near the boat and swim in the pristine waters of one of the the most beautiful seas in Italy. Throughout your experience, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible.

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Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

2. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Amazing Hidden Beaches Jeep Tour

Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and coves in Sardinia between Chia and Teulada on an exclusive tour. Meet your guide at the cruise terminal and board your transportation for a 40-minute scenic drive towards the southwest. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. Visit Cala Cipolla, where you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Enjoy snorkeling or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax. Also, visit Malfatano Beach, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters. Head to Cala Antoni Areddu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and stop at S'isola Manna. Also, find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks throughout the day. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will share stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your Cagliari cruise port after a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia. This itinerary is flexible for your cruise ship and can take from 5 to 8 hours.

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From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

3. From Chia: Private Jeep Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches

You will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. The peach-colored sand complements that stunning turquoise water and lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. The colors are really striking. Heading to the beach is a tradition of the locals and visitors alike. You will clearly see why the coves and beaches in Chia are popular. As this is your private excursion, you can decide to spend more time at one cove or even skip one if you wish. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla; from here, you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you with the snorkel gear, or you are welcome to bring your own or just spread out your towel on the sand, kick back, and relax! Another amazing beach is Malfatano, ideal for families with children due to its calm waters, and it offers amazing vistas of Capo Malfatano bay. Cala Antoni Areddy can be considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and it also offers great snorkeling. You will also make stops at S'isola Manna. You will find restroom facilities at some of the beaches (Cala Cipolla and Malfatano), although some may be rustic. Please see the notes section. You will also find small stands, cafes, and options to purchase lunch, drinks, or snacks. Your guide will gladly assist with suggestions. Throughout your experience at Chia, your guide will give your stories, history, and tales about the area and make your time as personalized as possible. Take in the picturesque scenery on your ride back to your hotel after such a relaxing day on the beaches of Chia!

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Cagliari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

4. Cagliari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

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Cagliari: Orosei Gulf Hop-On Hop-Off Mini Cruise

5. Cagliari: Orosei Gulf Hop-On Hop-Off Mini Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cagliari, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 3.5-hour drive to the north east coast of Sardinia. Climb aboard a hop-on hop-off mini cruise upon arrival at the Orosei Gulf and admire the amazing beaches and coves from the water. Get the chance to jump off to soak up the sun at different bays and paradise beaches. Look for birds in their natural environment, including queen hawk and the shag that build their nests in the Corsican Gulf. Jump off at the beaches of Cala Mariolu, Cala Luna and Cala Beriala, and take an optional visit to the Sea Oxen Grottoes at your own expense.

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Cagliari: 5-Hour Archaeological Shore Excursion

6. Cagliari: 5-Hour Archaeological Shore Excursion

Nora was a Roman and pre-Roman town dating back to the time of the Phoenicians. Whether fact or a bit of fiction, the founding of the town is bathed in colorful history. Pausanias, who was a geographer in the 2nd century, outlines in his work description of Greece, that the Iberians founded Nora when they crossed Sardinia under the leadership of Norax, an ancient mythical hero. The tradition says that Nora was the first city on the island. As you enter to the archeological zone, you will see what remains of the thermal baths. Walk along the cobbled street to the heart of this open-air museum - Piazza del Foro. Here you will see the Temple of Tanit - a Carthaginian goddess. The archeological zone was revealed in 1889 following a storm that uncovered the Phoenician Tophet, a kind of cemetery for children. And hence the excavations began. An aqueduct and necropolis are found on the site, as are the remains of a nobleman's house dating back to the 3rd century. The rooms of the house are lined with mosaics that are stunning. Your private guided visit in Nora will be approximately 1.5 hours. The main attraction of Nora is the theater, the only one in Sardinia. In its day, it was lined with marble and could seat 1,000 people on its 20 terraces. The spectacular structure still today is host to the La Notte dei Poeti festival! Please note that during the festivals, the theater is covered to protect the ruins. In spite of all that you will see, much of Nora remains unexcavated! Looking out across the golden sands of the beach and the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, you can likely take yourself back to the forgotten past of this ancient urban trading center and imagine what it must have been! Before returning to your Cagliari cruise port, you will also visit the nearby town of Pula. A hidden gem in the southern Sardinia, with charming alleys and patrician homes. You can browse your perfect souvenir here, there are many craft shops and if times allow maybe you can enter one of their traditional restaurants. Here and throughout this incredible experience, your guide will strive to make your time as personalized as possible. You will have approximately 30 minutes in Pula. Your private transportation will take you back to the Passenger Terminal at the Caliari pier at the end of your excursion.  

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Cagliari: 2-Hour Family Walking Tour

7. 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 Cagliari

Great excursion with a local guide who provides you not just with the information about the nicest beach spots (and the vehicles to get there) but also may explain (really a lot!) about history, geography, vegetation and local traditions. I’ve been impressed how well managed this tour was, and it felt like to be with a good friend from the island for half a day. It’s been quite the right balance of everything, thanks Iunio and Matteo!

The pick up location was around the corner from what is stated on this website, but give the local operator and call to confirm. Our guide was great, he even provided fresh figs. Took us to four swimming spots around the island. Water is stunning and sun was beaming - saw plenty of wildlife. Exactly what we wanted - bring a snorkel.

wonderful experience ❤️ we celebrated a hen party and we had a great time.Thanks to our skipper who despite the windy day managed to take us to beautiful places. We will definitely be back for other excursions too ❤️

Our guide was super nice! They made us discover magnificent places which without it would have been impossible to visit!

An excursion to do absolutely, beautiful beaches, fantastic skipper Toto thank you