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Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

1. 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

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.

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From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

3. 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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Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

4. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea.   Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.

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Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Neptune's Grotto

5. Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Neptune's Grotto

Following pick-up, head to the north of the island. The tour begins with in the natural room holding the clear waters of Lake Lamarmora, one of the largest saltwater lakes in Europe. Here, admire the 2-meter-tall stalagmite, the Baptismal Font, and the tall peaks that have formed vats to collect rainwater. Descend briefly to the Room of Ruins and the Majestic Reggia. Gaze at the impressive columns around this room, including a stalagmite called the Christmas Tree. Follow the lake to Pebble Beach before heading to the Smith Room where the Great Organ stands, which is the largest column in the grotto. After admiring the small columns that decorate the Lace Room, this tour comes to an end at the Music Gallery. Here, enjoy views from above the Reggia area and Lake Lamarmora.

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Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

6. Cagliari 2.5-Hour Segway Tour

Glide through the history of Cagliari, Sardinia’s bustling capital, on an easy 2.5-hour tour by self-balancing Segway. Following a brief training session to get you up to speed on how to handle the easy-to-operate vehicles, your guide will lead you down ancient streets and through lovely parks, while a fascinating history unfolds via the complimentary audio guide with earphone set. Much more fun than a walking tour, and more eco-friendly than driving, the Segway tour visits major attractions such as the Roman Amphitheatre on the hill of Buoncammino, where gladiatorial combats and executions were once held. Pass the 13th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria, and marvel at the Romanesque and Gothic façades concealing precious objects of great religious significance. Admire the monumental Bastion of San Remy, built by the Spanish between 1897 and 1903. And continue to Elephant Tower, the second highest medieval tower of Cagliari, characterized by a small elephant sculpture that symbolizes the impregnability of the city. Other highlights include the Royal Palace, and Porta Cristina, allowing access from the western side of the city to the district of Castello. Enjoy the exotic plants and palm trees of the Public Gardens, and go to the highest point of Cagliari at the Tower of San Pancrazio, where you will be rewarded with superb views of the Gulf of Cagliari at the city’s medieval defence point.

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Cagliari: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

7. Cagliari: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Start your biking tour of the city from the Marina district and its maze of lanes. Cycle past the ornate town hall building and down Via Roma, taking you down the newly built bike path on the magnificent seafront through to the famous white Church of Bonaria. From here, you'll reach the distinctive district of Villanova, stretching out at the foot of the Castello district. Discover the beautiful marble steps of the Bastione di Saint Remy, truly Cagliari’s best known landmark. These tours are designed for small groups of 8 persons maximum in order to provide you with the a safe and professional experience. You'll be accompanied the whole way through by an expert guide so that you can make the most of your time in Cagliari!

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Cagliari: Hidden Coves by Scooter from Chia

8. Cagliari: Hidden Coves by Scooter from Chia

Enjoy riding a 125cc scooter while your guide leads you to a green paradise and the hidden beaches of the south of Sardinia. Passing through the Ancient Roman Street it will be possible to see the beach of Su Coldorinu and the ancient Port of Chia. Head to the amazing beach of Cala Cipolla and enter the Lighthouse of Capo-Spartivento. Behold the wonderful view and see the extreme point of South Sardinia: Capo Teulada. From the lighthouse, visit the beach and the tower of Capo Malfatano, Cala Crabittu and Porto Larboi. There is an optional extra of lunch in Capo Malfatano. At every stop, there's a possibility to take a swim in amazing crystal-clear water.  Your guide, while leading the tour on their own scooter, will provide information and colorful stories about life and nature in south Sardinia and recommend photo stops along the way. This tour is a perfect introduction for first time visitors or offers a deeper insight for tourists re-visiting the region.

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Cagliari: Private or Small Group Fishing Trip

9. Cagliari: Private or Small Group Fishing Trip

Set sail from the new harbor in Teulada and cruise towards the beautiful capes of Cala Zafferano, Capo Teulada and Capo Malfatano on the southern coast of Sardinia. Take in panoramic views of the impressive cliffs and golden sand beaches along the way. Cool down with a swim in the sea and get the chance to learn how to fish from the experts. Practice throwing fishing nets to reap the rewards of what you have learned, and keep a look out for the friendly dolphins that come up close as they swim in the crystal clear water. Learn more about the other marine life that live in the deep sea of Sardinia. Enjoy a tasty lunch of freshly caught fish cooked on the boat before you sail back to port at the end of the afternoon.

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From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

10. From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

Travel from Cagliari to Iglesiente, one of the oldest historical areas in Sardinia with a wild landscape famous for its mining history. Discover the Porto Flavia mine, an extraordinary monument of industrial archaeology overlooking an incredible coastline with a breathtaking vista of the Masua Sea.   Built in 1924, Port Flavia is an incredible work of engineering suspended between sky and sea that made it possible to load minerals directly onto the ships. Walk through the 600-meter-long tunnel and discover the history of the mine that remained functional up until the 1960s.  Next, see the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna (Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the visit, enjoy a little stop to see the incredible coast of Nebida, walking through the panoramic street in front of the Laveria Lamarmora mineral washing plant before returning to Cagliari.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 56 reviews

we (3 adults) enjoyed the bike tour with our guide ivan a lot! it‘s always a great opportunity to see as much as possible of a city, esp. if there‘s not too much time to explore it. the bikes are solid and well maintained, each one has a little basket attached which is useful for bags etc. ivan shared interesting facts about cagliari‘s history and before the tour ended, we were invited for a coffee break in a nice café. to sum it up, i can recommend to book the tour.

We had a quad experience at sunset, departing from Chia. A fantastic experience around the paths of southern Sardinia from which you can admire the wonderful coast and breathtaking landscapes. Sunset from the Capo-Spartivento lighthouse to leave you speechless. Congratulations to the guide, nice and easy going. It is worth taking a tour.

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

It was great! We had a lot of fun & saw beautiful beaches and coasts :) I would recommend it 100%

We had a wonderful time the place is spectacular and the guide very helpful and knowledged.