Cagliari Walking tours

Our most recommended Cagliari Walking tours

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.

Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

2. Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

Discover the "white gold" of the Saline Conti Vecchi on an individual walking tour and train ride through the expansive salt flats of the Santa Gilla Basin. Learn how Luigi Conti Vecchi drove the region's economic development, watch for flamingos, and wander by Macchiareddu, a historic salt-mining village. Begin your tour by visiting a still-operational salt plant and museum. Listen as your guide details the history of the salt workers and how the industry's success drove Cagliari to economic prosperity. Browse through historical documents and wander through a historical workshop and chemical lab. Then it's time to take a train to the Santa Gilla Basin, Sardinia's most important wetland. Watch for pink flamingos, marvel at the mountains of white salt and saltpans, and learn more about life in the historic village of Macchiareddu. Take a few photos before ending your trip back at the museum.

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: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

4. 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.

Pinuccio Sciola Museum: Giardino Sonoro Guided Tour

5. Pinuccio Sciola Museum: Giardino Sonoro Guided Tour

The Giardino Sonoro (Sound Garden) is the open-air museum of the Sardinian Artist Pinuccio Sciola in San Sperate, a few kilometers from Cagliari. The Giardino Sonoro is a magical and unexpected place, full of energy, able to involve all senses, where are kept countless sculptures, surrounded by orange trees and Mediterranean aromatic plants, that are able to create an identity in full harmony with nature. During the first 30 minutes, enter the Giardino Sonoro, watch a documentary on Pinuccio Sciola and the sounds that he managed to summon from stones, and enjoy the audioguide. Learn about the artistic revolution of Pinuccio Sciola that transformed San Sperate into a Paese Museum (Museum Town) thanks to the paintings on the home walls (Murales). For the second part of the tour, meet an expert guide for a tour that involves all the senses. Touch the sculptures, feel their vibrations, and listen to the different sounds produced by basalt and limestone.

Cagliari Walking Tour: A Walk Through the Ancient Districts

6. Cagliari Walking Tour: A Walk Through the Ancient Districts

Discover Cagliari, a city overlooking the Gulf of Angels and chest of wonderful treasures located all along the urban fabric. The four historical districts of the Sardinian Capital are a veritable open-air museum which will tell you the city history from the Roman settlement until the modern era. During the tour, you will admire the Regional Council Building which, in the external square, hosts the sculptures of the Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, some marble and travertine works which hold the island's cultural identity. Afterwards you will reach the district of Marina, hosting the Church of Sant'Eulalia under which there is an important archeological site with several relics coming from the Roman Era. Then you will head to the district of Castello, passing through the Crypt of the Holy Sepulchre discovered in the last twenty years period. You will also walk through the typical district streets, rich in history and bizarre stories, and you will reach the Cathedral of St. Mary, an architectural jewel build in different stages, and the Royal Palace, once residence of the viceroys first and the Savoia dynasty later. During the guided tour suitable to everyone, you will have some stops in the panoramic terraces of the Castello district, from where you can take amazing pictures of the whole city area.

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.

Cagliari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

8. Cagliari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

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What people are saying about Cagliari

We travelled to the winery as a group trip from Ireland while holidaying in Sardinia. We had a fantastic couple of hours thanks to our beautiful guide Ali who was very informative and passionate about her job. She went above and beyond explaining the process from start to finish including a tour of the vineyards, The highlight of the day was tasting the wines paired with local cheeses and meats. Thanks again Ali for a wonderful experience from the Dublin gang.

From start to finish the experience was fantastic. Great value for money and Alice our host was super friendly. As my girlfriend Gabi said on the way home, ‘I feel like I’ve made a friend that I’ll never get to see again’! The wines are also of amazing quality. Highly recommend.

The magic of stone, flexible and sonorous, in a Sardinian citrus grove: Art to be felt in all senses, with excellent organization and very prepared guides. Not to be missed!

Giacomo was an excellent guide - so charming and personable, and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic day and would recommend him to everyone’

Great and interesting overview of the history of Cagliari and the historical buildings.