Sardinia and its great cultural treasures
Package price per person, 6 days € 499,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Contus Antigus: discovering the often mysterious land of Sardinia through its history, traditions and folklore. This journey touches the most remote soul of Sardinia, listening to its stories and traditions and observing its habits and customs. The art of artisan handiwork that has been passed down through the generations will be experienced, as well as dances and performances. This trip has been created especially for travellers who have a bit of anthropology in them and who also want to get to know the other Sardinia, the one that is far from the emerald-blue coasts and seaside establishments. This Sardinia looks out from its mountain tops, proud of its heritage and happy to share it.
- Bus rental for the whole tour as per programm
- Tour escort for the whole tour
- 5 nights HB in 4* Hotel Porto Ottiolu area
- 1 Focaccia of Alghero tasting (white pizza)
- 1 Lunch with the shepherds of Orgosolo (bevarage included)
- 1 Sardinian Pariglia – exclusive show for the group only
- 1 Typical sardinian dinner among halfboard at the hotel
- 1 Dancing evening with sardinian dancers in hotel
- 1 Tasting of Vermentino white wine in the Gallura region
- 1 Small cork present with your logo
Day 1 Arrival at the Olbia airport, meet with the guide. Transport to a 4* hotel in the Ottiolu Port area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Breakfast then departure for the Emerald Coast, which is famous for its white sand beaches. Free time to walk to Porto Cervo. The trip continues onto Arzachena, an archaeological site with relics that date back to the Bronze Age and the tomb of the Lu Coddu Vecchiu giants, one of the most captivating monuments on the island. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Breakfast in the hotel followed by departure for a visit of Saccargia and the Holy Trinity Basilica, the island’s symbolic monument. The church has very ancient origins, dating back to 1116, and houses a complete cycle of frescoes, which are the only examples of Roman frescoes still conserved in Sardinia. The trip continues to Alghero, following in the footsteps of the Catalans who left a notable imprint on the city. Tasting of typical Alghero focaccia, which is light and crunchy and is considered the forefather of pizza. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 After breakfast, departure for Nuoro, the new provincial capital and the centre of Sardinia’s cultural life. The trip continues to the town of Orgosolo, which is known for its murals. After the visit, a traditional Sardinian lunch at an inn nestled among nature that includes cured meats, cheese and suckling pig and is accompanied by excellent local wine. In this rustic but charming locale, the Canto a Tenores will be sung. In the afternoon there is a Pariglia performance, which is an equestrian competition where courageous horsemen show off their jumps and acrobats in a dance-race that is truly exciting. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 After breakfast, the day will be dedicated to discovering Gallura, the northernmost area of the region. Gallura is a mountainous zone that is rich in granite rock and cork oak forests. A visit to a cork factory in Calangianus and Vermentino tasting with a snack of local products. Return to the hotel and final dinner of Sardinian specialties with pleasant music and dances in traditional costumes.
Day 6 Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Olbia airport with assistance.