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Riviera Travel Sardinia: Alghero, Costa Smeralda And Corsica

Riviera Travel Sardinia: Alghero, Costa Smeralda and Corsica

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Speak of Sardinia and the glamorous scalloped bays of Costa Smeralda spring to mind, but the Mediterranean’s second-largest island has so much more to offer. A closer look reveals delightful surprises at every turn: an exhilarating thousand-mile coastline of translucent sea, white sands and hidden coves; a long history as diverse and fantastic as its rugged landscapes; and a unique identity that is familiar yet distinct from mainland Italy.

The entire island is an open-air museum best explored at leisure, and our wonderful tour follows this fascinating journey through time across Sardinia and the southernmost tip of Corsica. We visit one of the island’s largest nuraghi, the astonishing Santu Antine. Observe the legacies of the Genoese in the elegant Corsican town of Bonifacio, and of the Spaniards in the medieval port city of Alghero. Of course, you’ll experience Sardinia’s wide-ranging landscapes, from fine-sand beaches and towering cliffs to granite mountains and rolling hills. Along the way you’ll encounter the perfectly hospitable Sardinians, who are extremely proud of their heritage and more than happy to share a slice of traditional, idyllic island life with anyone willing to embrace it.

– 7nts in 4* accommodation
– Return flights and transfers
– Programme of daily tours and visits
– Selected Meals: Daily breakfasts and 4 dinners
– Services of an expert tour manager
– Inclusive of all local taxes
– Checked luggage

– Visit a family-owned wine estate and enjoy a tasting of Sardinia’s excellent wines
– Marvel at the Santu Antine nuraghe
– Admire the picturesque coastal villages along the Costa Smeralda

Day 1 – Arrive in Cannigione
Arrive at the airport for your flight to Sardinia. On arrival, transfer to the town of Cannigione, where you’ll stay for the next three nights.

Day 2 – Costa Smeralda
This morning, explore the dazzling Costa Smeralda. Discover the charming villages along this part of the coast, where you’ll see attractive squares and green spaces.

Day 3 – Bonifacio
Drive to Santa Teresa di Gallura to take a ferry to Corsica. Here you’ll arrive at the town of Bonifacio, known for its expansive citadel and glittering harbour. To gain a better understanding of Corsican history and culture, you’ll have a guided tour of the town after which there’ll be some free time before returning to Sardinia.

Day 4 – Inland Sardinia & Cork region
Head inland to a landscape of sun-baked grasslands and granite mountains. Ascend hills covered in cork trees and visit a museum to learn about the production of cork. Call at a typical Sardinian town where you’ll have time for lunch before continuing onto Alghero, where you’ll stay for the next four nights.

This evening, have dinner at a family-run agriturismo, enjoying Sardinian dishes made with local ingredients

Day 5 – Alghero & wine tasting
Take a guided tour of the medieval city of Alghero. See the robust walls and bastions that surround the city, as well as the 16th century cathedral. After, you’ll have some free time to wander, shop and find some lunch. In the afternoon, drive along the coast before heading inland to one of the island’s finest wine-growing areas. Visit a family-owned wine estate for a tour and a tasting.

Day 6 – Alghero
The entirety of today is at leisure to continue your discovery of Alghero.

Day 7 – Nuraghe & Bosa
This morning, drive through the Valley of the Nuraghi, dotted with stone structures dating from the Bronze age. Stop to examine the impressive Nuraghe Santu Antine. The last stop is Bosa, a hillside town at the mouth of the Temo river. You’ll have free time to explore this quintessentially Sardinian town before taking a scenic drive back to the hotel.

Day 8 – Return flight
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 2:
– Relax over drinks and typical Sardinian specialities in the elegant ambience of the Vigneti Surrau, amidst a stunning landscape of vineyards and rolling hills.

Day 6:
– Sip a chilled aperitivo and absorb the magnificent views over Alghero’s old town and dazzling bay from the fabulous viewpoint of the town’s only skybar
– Enjoy an exhilarating cruise to the magnificent Neptune Caves with their spectacular ‘rooms’ and myriad of fascinating and beautiful rock formations

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229.

Blu Hotel Morisco Village, Cannigione

The hotel features a pleasant outdoor pool and garden area and is located just a few steps from local amenities like cafes and small shops, as well as local beaches. All rooms are sea facing and decorated in local Sardinian style.

Catalunya Hotel, Alghero

The hotel is well-located just a short walk from the historic centre, filled with lively restaurants serving local specialities and fresh seafood for which Alghero is renowned. The skybar on the top floor of the hotel is the perfect spot for a refreshing drink, as its panoramic terrace offers some of the best views in the entire Coral Riviera of the bay and the old town.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Languages: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Italy, France

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy however must have a valid passport.

*All transfer times listed here are approximate

  Arrival airport   First hotel location  Transfer time   Final hotel location   Departure airport  Transfer time
  Olbia Airport Cannigione 45 mins Alghero Olbia Airport 2 hrs
Alghero Airport 2 hrs 15 mins Alghero Airport 20 mins

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