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Wine Tour Sardinia

1. Wine Tour Sardinia

Join an unforgettable excursion to discover the wine and wineries of Cagliari, two important elements of the Sardinian identity since the first centuries of its history. The role of the ancient plant is deep-rooted in the culture of this land thanks to the wide range of grape varieties: Cannonau, Bovale, Carignano, Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino, Nasco, Vernaccia, Moscato, and Malvasia, to name a few. This tour will allow you to live a first-hand experience immersed in the vineyards and the wineries of the area, where you will learn the peculiarities of the Sardinian wine grapes. The tour includes a visit to a traditional winery: surrounded by sweet hills and rural landscapes, you will discover the different production stages, the kinds of the grapes, the land and the people who dedicate their time to the grape growing with great passion. The visit to the winery is only the first step. Next, taste local wines! You will be captivated by a friendly atmosphere and will taste 3 excellent wines paired with local food products.

Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Explore the capital of Sardinia on a 4-hour private guided tour. Start on the Via Roma, where beautiful porticoes shade busy shoppers. Then be driven in your private minivan to the sandy beach of Poetto, which stretches into the Balearic Sea for more than 6 miles. Catch a flash of pink as flamingos dance on the surface of the salt ponds at Stagno di Cagliari. Then stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, a Roman Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary. Now for the walking part! Enter Cagliari's medieval quarters through the historic gates in front of the National Archaeological Museum; home to fine exhibits that recount the early Sardinian civilizations. Pass the medieval limestone tower of San Pancrazio and visit the grand Royal Palace and Romanesque Cathedral. Wander down narrow streets to the Bastion of Saint Remy, and end your tour in the Marina Quarter where fresh fish is cooked and prepared in dozens of little restaurants by the sea.

Wine Experience around Cagliari

3. Wine Experience around Cagliari

Starting from the capital of Sardinia you will enjoy some wonderful views during every season. Taste the most famous wines of the island, served with some typical Sardinian food. On the way back through vineyards and olive trees, you will find one of the most famous shrines of rural Sardinia, a marvelous small hidden church. Make the 30-minute trip back to the city, including a nice sightseeing tour of Cagliari ponds with it's beautiful pink flamingos.

Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

4. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea.   Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.

Cagliari: Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

5. Cagliari: Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

Perfect the art of Italian ravioli pasta-making at the home of a local chef in Cagliari. Enter the home of your teacher in one of the most dynamic districts of the city. Follow her guidance as you learn how to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from a local market. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make the perfect ravioli to complete your meal. At the end of your lesson, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared so that you can continue your cooking adventure back home.

Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

6. Cagliari Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Wine Tasting

7. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Wine Tasting

Experience an unforgettable visit to one of the best wineries of South Sardinia. For this tour, it is necessary to hold a green pass. You will meet your guide outside the passenger terminal at the parking and board your transportation to the heart of the island and the village of Sardinia, located approximately 11 miles (18 km) to the north of Cagliari, for a quick yet scenic drive. This is a private excursion for just you and your group (but the winery could have other guests simultaneously). Located in the rolling hills, the small town of Sardinia only has a population of approximately 2,000. For thousands of years, the land and climate make this region's wines and olive oil unique. The grapes in this area have been grown since Nuraghic times, and some native grapes of the site are famous, like the Cannonau, Vermentino, and Carignano. The same vineyard you will visit depends on the day of the week and the crowds. The winery staff will explain the process and wine itself. You will also have the opportunity to buy some of the best wines in the winery store at a discount - be sure to check with your cruise line for their regulations on bringing wine back on board. At the end of your experience, your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bring you back to your cruise ship.

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).

Cagliari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

9. Cagliari: Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Shore Excursion

10. Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Shore Excursion

This combination tour will take you into the Sardinian Islands, where you can discover three little towns: Serdiana, Dolianova and Donori. Experience an unforgettable visit to the best wineries in southern Sardinia. After visiting the winery, you will taste two white wines and two red wines served with a tasty cheese and cured meat.  It will also be possible to buy some of the best wines in the area at the winery store. Afterwards, drive to Donori, where you can taste the best cheese from the factory store. On the way back stop at the oil mills, let's an expert show you how to distinguish a good olive oil with a quick lesson, you will taste the olives, the oils as well with the local products and home made wine. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. This itinerary can easily be changed to fit better into your ship's scheduled docking times.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

An amazing class, and very different experience from the usual busy, action-packed tours. This was an opportunity to relax and take in some local flavor in a laid-back, intimate setting. We especially appreciated the personalized attention that Damiano gave each participant, ensuring they understood the proper pasta-making steps, and had ample opportunity for observing him demonstrate the perfected technique, then practice on their own. Particular attention was paid to ensuring the class participants understood the purpose behind each component, and what it brought to the final dish preparation. The warm, convivial atmosphere also allowed particular attention to guests’ preferences for a little bite to eat at various points, including delicious local salami and cheeses. Overall, a wonderful, authentically local experience that easily became one of our favorite vacation activities, and one that will resonate with us for many years to come. Highly recommended. Bravo Damiano!

The tour was really wonderful and we learned loads about the wine making process here in Sardinia. And we of course loves getting to try the lovely wines and the food, would highly recommend!

It was an amazing experience. I not only learned a lot but also have an amazing afternoon with the organizer that was very welcoming and took the time to explain everything carefully.

Valerio was the most fabulous guide for our vineyard experience. We absolutely loved the vineyard the tour was informative, personal and beautiful done. The wines are excellent!

Laura was a great tour guide! We had a wonderful day.