Great Sardinia 2017

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8 Days Tour Start in Cagliari – End in Cagliari.

Prices and departure dates USD / CAD / AUDNZD per person (Tax, city night tax and credit card fee included).

Main cities: Cagliari, Su Nuraxi, Barumini, Alghero, Capo Caccia, Palau, Maddalena Island, Olbia, Nuoro, Oliena, Orgosolo. 

15 Meals to include – 8 buffet breakfast, 1 lunche, 6 dinners.

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Great SardiniaThis perfectly paced 8 day tour was designed for you to enjoy a full week’s journey with you departing the beautiful island on the 8th day. You will begin in the capitol of the island, drive through the island to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy a walking tour of the Nuraghi, and see famous sights in the old town of Alghero. Halfway through your visit we’ll take you on an excursion where you’ll enjoy the beautiful coastline  and stop at a resort. Before heading back home we will take you on a ferry ride free of charge to an exclusive coastal area named after it’s beautiful waters.  We’ll go to a museum and take you to a vineyard to enjoy wine tasting before you head back home the next morning.

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[box] ITINERARY [/box]

Day 1– Welcome to Sardinia!

Welcome to Cagliari Elmas Airport (CAG).  Your Tour Driver will be waiting for you at 9:30am, 12:30pm, and 3:00pm for a free, private, airport transfer to your  hotel in Cagliari, the capitol city of Sardinia. In the late afternoon, meet you Tour Director and fellow travelers before a sightsee tour in the evening followed by a welcome dinner at local restaurant.

Hotel Lucia Capoterra, Flora or similar 4**** (2 nights)

Day 2– Cagliari

This morning, after breakfast, follow your Local Guide to visit the Castello District with views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop's Palace, and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century. Visit the Marina District and see the Roman Ruins. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the Botanical Gardens followed by a dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 3-  Barumini, Alghero

This morning, leave the capitol city of Cagliari and enjoy a scenic drive through the interior of the island stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Su Nuraxi which stands at the edge of Barumini, a farming town in Marmilla.  Then, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide to discover the most important architectural examples of early Sardinian civilization where you’ll see a special type of defensive structure that was built known as Nuraghi. This megalithic complex was established in the late 2nd millennium B.C. during the Bronze Age.  It remained buried until 1949 when a massive flood washed away the earth surrounding the upper section. It is regarded as the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture in the world.  Continue on to Alghero, a beautiful town with a strong Spanish influence. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Hotel: Alghero City Hotel, Alma di Alghero hotel or similar 4**** (2 nights)

Day 4– Alghero, Capo Caccia

Today, enjoy a stroll through the old town of Alghero in the morning.  Although part of the kingdom of Italy for many generations, this lovely old town still retains an air of the Spanish region of Catalonia since it once formed part of the kingdom of Aragon. The local residents still speak a Spanish dialect. Many of the older buildings are in a Catalan Gothic style reminiscent of Barcelona.  See sights including the harbor, and the cathedral Santa Maria and Piazza Ginasio in the heart of the old town. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the craggy cliffs of Capo Caccia. In the evening, a scenic drive will take you to a local restaurant to experience delightful Sardinian cuisine.

Day 5– Costa Smeralda, Olbia

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along the fabulous Costa Smeralda coastline with its turquoise waters. Stop at the popular resort of Porto Cervo, the playground of the rich and famous developed by the Aga Khan in the 1960s, before continuing to your hotel in Olbia.

Hotel: Panorama, Martini or similar 4**** (2 nights)

Day 6– Maddalena

This morning, take a trip back to the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda which owes its name to the emerald green colored waters. From the harbor town of Palau, you will take a ferry to the unspoiled island of La Maddalena. The old town perched on a hill is a charming maze of narrow streets and small squares. This is where the young Napoleon suffered the first defeat of his military areer after islanders withstood a three-day siege launched from Corsica. Enjoy the scenery and sample some of the local cuisine in your free time for lunch. Later, return to your hotel in Olbia.

Day 7– Nuoro, Oliena, Ogosolo, Cagliari

Today, leave Maddalena and travel south through the Barbagia area, considered the heart of Sardinia with ancient traditions which survive alongside modern life evident in the landscape, the architecture and the cuisine. The museum in Nuoro, the capital of the province, has many reminders of the culture of this ancient population. Continue through the vineyards to Oliena where you will enjoy a wine tasting. See the ‘murales' of Orgosolo and the famous bandit villages before enjoying lunch with local shepherds who will entertain you with local songs while you enjoy a rustic meal of local delicacies. Later, return to Cagliari for the final night of your trip.

Caesar’s, Hotel, T Hotel  or similar 4**** (1 night)

Day 8-Home

Arrivederci Sardinia! Your free, private, airport transfer will take you to Cagliari Elmas airport (CAG) at 7:00am or 9:00am.

 

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[box] WHAT IT IS INCLUDED[/box]

Transportation:

  • Private airport transfer for your tour at the arrival and departure in Rome at scheduled times. Should your flights not coincide with these arrival and departure transfer times, please let us know; we can arrange your transfer inexpensively to/from the airport by limousine.
  • Luxury air-conditioned private coach,  extended leg room & onboard restroom. (Not available on 22, 19, 9-seat vehicles)

Hotels:

  • Supreme First Class Hotel or Four Class Hotels. (4 or 5 star)
  • All service charges, taxes, each tourist overnight city tax.
  • Baggage handling by request. Never touch your bag. (Except on airport premises')

15 Meals:

  • 8 American inspired breakfast buffets.
  • 1 lunch & 5 dinners at a local restaurant to include: A main course, an appetizer, pasta, meat, salad, fruit, mineral water, fine local wine, dessert, espresso, and American coffee.
  • All standard gratuities for restaurant personnel.

Tour Director & Tour Driver:

  • Your tour will be conducted by our Tour  Guide and Tour Driver. They will take the worry out of foreign travel as they manage the intricate details of  your tour, keeping you entertained with anecdotes and stories to make sure your vacation is educational, entertaining, fun and safe!
  • Any gratuities are at your pleasure  for  our Tour Guide and Tour Driver.

Licensed Local Guides:

  • Experts in the cities they represent, sharing their knowledge with you free of charge.
  • Our local expert Guides are native citizens of the cities they represent offering a fascinating insight into local history, customs and tradition while entertaining you with stories only a local would know! 
  • Any gratuities for your Local Guides are at your satisfaction with their expertise.

Equipment:

  • Wireless headsets to hear our Guide clearly and distinctly in public places by utilizing our personal audio system for groups of 9+ allowing you to roam and explore sites (within 60 feet) without missing any insight from our Tour Guide or Local Guides.
  • One umbrella for each person in case of rain.

View, Visit, Walking tour, Museums, and Gallery: (WLG) = With Local Guide and wireless headsets.

Cagliari:

  • The Castello District WLG.
  • Views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers WLG.
  • See the Basilica of San Saturno WLG.
  • Visit the Marina District WLG.
  • See the Roman Ruins WLG.

Barumini, Alghero:

  • Sightseeing bus ride through the inside of the island.
  • Walking tour of Nuraghai WLG.

Alghero, Capo Caccia:

  • Walking tour to Alghero WLG.
  • See the harbor, cathedral Santa Maria, and Piazza Ginasio.
  • An excursion of Capo Caccia.

Costa Smralda, Olbia:

  • A sightseeing bus tour along the Costa Smeralda coastline.

Maddalena:

  • Ferry ride to the island. Enjoy the island at your pleasure.

Nuoro, Oliena, Ogosolo, Cagliari:

  • Oliena vineyard’s wine tasting.
  • See the ‘murals’ of Orgosolo and bandit villages.
  • Lunch with local shepherds entertaining.

Suggested attire:

  • Comfortable shoes are important for  walking on the  uneven surfaces.
  • Attire for Italian Churches: No shorts, skirts, tank tops, or bare shoulders for men or women are permitted. Bermuda shorts are permitted.

 

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[box] DEPARTURES AND PRICES [/box]

Land price per person  (USD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
March 26 – April 02 2500 3125 2250 2125
April 09 – April 16 2500 3125 2250 2125
April 23 – April 30 2500 3125 2250 2125
May 07 – May 14 2600 3250 2340 2210
May 21 – May 28 2600 3250 2340 2210
June 04 – June 11 2600 3250 2340 2210
June 18 – June 25 2700 3375 2430 2295
July 01 – July 09 2700 3375 2430 2295
July 16 – July 23 2700 3375 2430 2295
July 30 – Aug 06  2900 3625 2610 2465
Sept 03 – Sept 10 2900 3625 2610 2465
Sept 17 – Sept 24 2600 3250 2340 2210
Oct 01 – Oct 08 2500 3125 2250 2125
Oct 15 – Oct 22 2500 3125 2250 2125

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Land price per person  (CAD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
March 26 – April 02 3500 4375 3150 2975
April 09 – April 16 3500 4375 3150 2975
April 23 – April 30 3500 4375 3150 2975
May 07 – May 14 3640 4550 3276 3094
May 21 – May 28 3640 4550 3276 3094
June 04 – June 11 3640 4550 3276 3094
June 18 – June 25 3780 4725 3402 3213
July 01 – July 09 3780 4725 3402 3213
July 16 – July 23 3780 4725 3402 3213
July 30 – Aug 06  4060 5075 3654 3451
Sept 03 – Sept 10 4060 5075 3654 3451
Sept 17 – Sept 24 3640 4550 3276 3094
Oct 01 – Oct 08 3500 4375 3150 2975
Oct 15 – Oct 22 3500 4375 3150 2975

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Land price per person  (AUD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
March 26 – April 02 3625 4531.25 3262.5 3082
April 09 – April 16 3625 4531.25 3262.5 3082
April 23 – April 30 3625 4531.25 3262.5 3082
May 07 – May 14 3770 4712.5 3393 3205
May 21 – May 28 3770 4712.5 3393 3205
June 04 – June 11 3770 4712.5 3393 3205
June 18 – June 25 3915 4893.75 3523.5 3328
July 01 – July 09 3915 4893.75 3523.5 3328
July 16 – July 23 3915 4893.75 3523.5 3328
July 30 – Aug 06  4205 5256.25 3784.5 3575
Sept 03 – Sept 10 4205 5256.25 3784.5 3575
Sept 17 – Sept 24 3770 4712.5 3393 3205
Oct 01 – Oct 08 3625 4531.25 3262.5 3082
Oct 15 – Oct 22 3625 4531.25 3262.5 3082

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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Land price per person  (NZD)
Depart – End date Double Single Triple Young (5-12)
March 26 – April 02 3800 4750 3420 3230
April 09 – April 16 3800 4750 3420 3230
April 23 – April 30 3800 4750 3420 3230
May 07 – May 14 3952 4940 3556.8 3360
May 21 – May 28 3952 4940 3556.8 3360
June 04 – June 11 3952 4940 3556.8 3360
June 18 – June 25 4104 5130 3693.6 3489
July 01 – July 09 4104 5130 3693.6 3489
July 16 – July 23 4104 5130 3693.6 3489
July 30 – Aug 06  4408 5510 3967.2 3747
Sept 03 – Sept 10 4408 5510 3967.2 3747
Sept 17 – Sept 24 3952 4940 3556.8 3360
Oct 01 – Oct 08 3800 4750 3420 3230
Oct 15 – Oct 22 3800 4750 3420 3230

*Prices are subject to change according to international currency rates and price changes by distribution channels without further notice.

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