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Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

1. Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

Set sail for a dolphin watching boat trip from Moys Marina in Olbia Yacting Service, a 5-star port with ample free parking in front of the meeting point. Climb aboard a comfortable, latest-generation inflatable boat, an 8.50-meter 2Bar with a 250 horsepower Honda engine, equipped with every comfort. Enjoy an unparalleled experience with a small group of no more than 10 people. Take an adventurous excursion in the splendid emerald sea of Sardinia, near Figarolo Island and enjoy the view aboard a new small-group motorboat. Sail in search for a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat where the sighting probability is of approximately 80%. Enjoy several snorkeling stops to swim and explore the seabed rich with colorful fish. See a limestone cave and cliffs, and a world famous place where wild birds live. This excursion is fun and relaxing, suitable for everyone, and a great choice for friends and families. Savor an aperitif based on typical Sardinian products and a choice of water, tea, fruit juices or Sardinian beer. Allow our expertise in boat excursions in Sardinia and our captain with 30 years of experience at sea to guide you on this wonderful adventure.

Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

2. Sardegna: Tavolara Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Your tour departs at 9:30 AM from the Marina of Olbia Marina. Throughout your day, discover the "Caribbean of Europe" in a small group with a maximum of 12 people. After visiting the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, you will visit the Ulisse Ear Cave before returning to the port at 1:30 PM. After departing from the Marina of Olbia, travel along the granite promontory of Capo Ceraso and continue towards Tavolara. Admire the different shades of blue of the crystal clear waters of the Marine Protected Area and discover 4 beaches of fine white sand, red granite cliffs, and tiny islands. You will be able to enjoy breaks to swim or snorkel in places of undisputed beauty. The boat is equipped with an awning parasol, a small refrigerator, ample sunbathing, and pillows, and there are 4 stops that can vary depending on the weather conditions to best enjoy your day.

Alghero: Guided Horseback Ride at Lake Baratz & Porto Ferro

3. Alghero: Guided Horseback Ride at Lake Baratz & Porto Ferro

Set out on a relaxed ride through the charming landscape of Sardinian countryside. On this two-hour trail ride, embrace the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Sightsee and saunter down seven kilometers of winding forest paths and beautiful sandy beaches. Once you've met your tour guide and equine trail partner, begin your tour at Lake Baratz. As you ride around Sardinia's only freshwater lake, breathe in the smell of pine forest. Travel deeper into the forest, then ride past expansive sand dunes down to the beach. Continue your ride along the picturesque Porto Ferro Beach. Retrace the border of the Riviera del Corallo, where red coral has been harvested for jewelry since the days of ancient Rome. As the blue waves roll in, see three different Spanish watchtowers that date back to the 17th century. After about two kilometers of riding on the beach, your guide will escort you back to the barn to dismount and finish your tour.

Sassari: Market Walking Tour and Private Meal

4. Sassari: Market Walking Tour and Private Meal

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels and experience Italy's first and finest network of home cooks. Taste regional Italian cuisine made by your own host. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Visit the local market with your host. Enjoy the atmosphere of an Italian market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Return to your host’s home and attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of their family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four-course seasonal menu.

Sassari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Sassari: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home and discover the best of the Italian cuisine and culture with this unique dinner opportunity. Enjoy an exclusive cookery demonstration and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people around their kitchen table. Savor a delicious 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, dessert and drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

6. Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

Explore the charming town of Castelsardo on a guided tour. Pass by beautiful landscapes on the way to the town, and once you're there, wander through enchanting alleyways and visit the pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi. Begin your tour with pickup and a 3-hour drive in a comfortable minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the northwest of the island. Discover one of the monuments considered a unicum in Sardinia: the steep pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi which recalls the famous Mesopotamian Ziqqurat. The site, dating back to the fourth millennium BC, is surrounded by a mysterious mist. The excursion will continue in the beautiful city of Castelsardo (formerly known as Castel Aragonese and Castel Genovese), overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The tour also includes a visit to the Elephant Rock, Domus de Janas, a symbol of the Anglican territory.

Sassari: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

7. Sassari: Historic City Center Guided Walking Tour

Discover the history of Sassari walking among its wonders of the historic center. Accompanied by our guide, you will get lost among the stories and anecdotes of its history. Starting from the Garibaldi Hemicycle, you will immediately be transported into the historical memories of the city: its birth as a free city and the stories that date back to the Middle Ages. You will then be among the most important squares full of history and charm such as Piazza d'Italia and Piazza Castello. Surrounded by stories and evocative views, you will then move to the historic center to admire the Cathedral of Sassari and continue in the university area where there will be time to enter a historic grocery store. Program: The guided tour of the historic center of Sassari will be a pleasant walk, not binding, on the city streets of about 2 hours. Our guide will accompany the walk, and the visit to the buildings, with stories about the history of Sassari that will retrace the stages from its foundation until today. The itinerary can undergo some small variations, but you will always try to visit the following places: - Hemicycle Giuseppe Garibaldi - Piazza d'Italia - Piazza Castello with passage in front of the Sassari Brigade - Rosello Fountain - Palazzo Comunale - Duomo - Via Università with a visit to a historic shop - Piazza Università

Sassari: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

8. Sassari: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

Go food shopping like a local in Sassari, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market experience and learning how to recognize the best products by sight. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine. At the end of your lesson, savor the fruits of your labor, washed down with local wines. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes from your local chef guide and have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You 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 will stay with you for life.

Alghero: e-bike tour between Porto Ferro and Porticciolo

9. Alghero: e-bike tour between Porto Ferro and Porticciolo

With this incredible electric mountain bike excursion in Alghero, north-west Sardinia, you will follow a route that takes you from Porto Ferro to Torre del Porticciolo. Departing from Lake Baratz, Sardinia's only natural lake, you will cross the beautiful sandy paths leading to the sea through a pine forest and Mediterranean vegetation. You will then continue the route from the beach and through coastal paths to the Aragonese Tower of Porticciolo, from which the beautiful cove below also takes its name. From here you will finally return via the wonderful ups and downs of the firebreak trail. A perfect experience for mountain bikers and challenge lovers, this route between sport and nature will allow you to enjoy breathtaking views and experience an unforgettable day. The guided e-bike tour is a circular route on dirt and sandy roads. - Departure from Lake Baratz - Tour through the forest - Porto Ferro beach - Coastal path - Harbour Tower - Return on the firebreak path - Length of route: 17 km - Height difference: 200 m - Difficulty: medium-high - Duration: 4 hours Pedal-assisted E-bikes Front, available: - 3 size S (150-168 cm) - 4 size M (168-178 cm) - 3 size L (178-190 cm) The autonomy varies depending on the training of the user and how the bike is used, generally ranging from 60 to 120 km (in this case the autonomy of the bike is considerably higher than the km that are covered during the excursion)

Sassari: Visit to a historic shop & aperitif

10. Sassari: Visit to a historic shop & aperitif

With this experience you will discover two magnificent places located a short distance in the historic center of Sassari, giving you an immersion in the history and traditions of Sardinian clothing and also rewarding your palate with a tasting of wine and local products. In fact, you will visit a historic shop and a well-kept wine shop built inside a prestigious building belonging to the old Marquises. An experience of a few hours, but very intense to discover many curiosities and delicacies of this area of north-west Sardinia. Book safely and comfortably online and let yourself be carried away by the magic of the ancient streets of Sassari. The Bottega was opened in 1932 and is one of the historic shops in Sassari. The business, founded by Nino and Mario Bagella with the name of Bagella Brothers, was born with a merchandise offer very close to that of a store. Clothing, haberdashery, articles for the sea and underwear were displayed and sold to meet the most disparate needs of consumers of the time.  After the war, the Bagella brothers created three more stores in Sassari, thus becoming one of the most renowned companies in the city for the guarantee of high quality of their products. In 1950 the Corso Vittorio Emanuele store was also awarded the first national "Leo Windows" award for the best showcase announced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Today the store, managed by the heirs who were awarded by the Sardinia Region in 2013 the title of "Historical Shop" continues the tradition by distinguishing itself for the marketing of Sardinian clothing and its accessories. Inside the store are often organized events for the promotion of Sardinian culture and the excellence of its territory. The wine tasting includes: a glass of red or white wine, a platter of local cold cuts and cheeses, with vegan, vegetarian and intolerance solutions.  In case, you have to contact the number in the Voucher by the day before the date of booking.

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What people are saying about Sassari

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4.9 / 5

based on 195 reviews

It was a super nice tour that Antonio, our skipper, did with us. Antonio is very attentive and drew our attention to various boats, viewpoints and destinations and explained a lot to us. In total we visited three different snorkeling spots and found ourselves caught up in a huge school of fish at Morala Island. Indescribable! We would book the tour again at any time and can also highly recommend Antonio as skipper! He provided us with drinks and snacks in between. Everything delicious, very clean and highly recommended. He is a very likeable, positive and authentic man who makes you feel like you are in good hands! Thank you for this nice tour, Antonio say Rabea, Eric and Jil from Germany

This was a great tour and totally worth the money! Antonio our guide was very sweet and nice with lots of fun jokes and interesting facts to tell! I can’t swim but he was so nice and provided a life vest and let me enjoy the snorkeling experience with that while always keeping an eye on me making sure I was safe! The places we stopped were dreamy and a real paradise!! Highly recommended!!!

It was a wonderful experience. Snorkeling and seeing the vivid fish were really fantastic and magical Adventures. Our day in Sardinia was made to remember by Antonio because he is such a kind, fun, and enjoyable person. Highly recommended tour.

It was a super nice morning and we saw great fish. The group was super relaxed and we were provided with a snack and drinks. Be sure to pack sunscreen! The tour is highly recommended. :)

Antonio is great and made us laugh many times. Full of knowledge about the locations we visited. so many fishes!