Cagliari
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Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

1. Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

Discover the secrets that lie beneath the sunny streets of Cagliari on a guided tour of the city’s underground. Enhance your experience with an optional walk through the Old Town, and choose from private and shared group options. Meet your guide to begin your tour of the caves, crypts, and tunnels under the city. Wander through a private gallery beneath a school that was used as a bomb shelter during World War II. See arcades lit by soft candlelight and listen to your guide’s expert commentary. Select the option including a guided walking tour of the Old Town to extend your experience. Stroll through the city’s streets and admire the highlights of the historic center with your guide.

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Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

2. Cagliari: the Devil's Saddle Kayak Tour

Start your kayaking excursion in Marina Piccola. Get into a comfortable kayak for easy access to the Devil's Saddle. Listen as your guide tells you about how the rocks in the area were formed. Feel at ease with a life jacket and waterproof bag as professional instructors show you the basics of kayak paddling. This excursion lasts about 3 hours and includes several stops to admire beautiful caves, cliffs and wildlife in the area.

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Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

3. Cagliari: Walking Tour of the Old City

Discover the beautiful Cagliari on this unforgettable walking tour of the Old City. Cagliari is an ancient city with a long history. Its origins date back to the Phoenician Karalis, developed on a settlement traced back to the third millennium BCE. During Roman times, it became the capital of the island and in the Middle Ages, it was the seat of different foreign dominations, evidence of which is still visible throughout the city today. Enjoy this walk through the narrow streets of the old district of Castello to discover the beauties of the city. Among Medieval Towers, Bastions, the Royal Palace, and the Cathedral, you will discover the history of this amazing fortress facing the sea. The panoramic points of the Castello will offer unforgettable views of the city and of the sea, of the Molentargius’ Park, and the Devil’s Saddle in all their beauty.

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Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

4. 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.

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Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour

5. Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour

A pleasant journey with eco-friendly electric bikes along the Cagliari gulf coast, its canals, and the nature of Molentargius Park, in the company of flamingos and seagulls. From the port, the ride continues along the coast to the Terramaini canal bike lane which leads to the natural park and the “City of Salt”. From there, you move across the lagoon to the Poetto beach, where you stop for a break in a seafront restaurant/bar. Continue across the Devil's Saddle cape up to the lighthouse of Calamosca and its spectacular view. This is the last stop before coming back to the city center.

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Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Cagliari: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Cagliari from a local eager to share all the tips to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn insider tips, such as the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need.

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From Cagliari: Barumini Su Nuraxi Guided Tour

7. From Cagliari: Barumini Su Nuraxi Guided Tour

Start your tour with pick up from your hotel in Cagliari and visit to the Nuragic complex of Barumini, an archaeological park that includes Nuragic architecture and parts of a nuraghe village. Visit the museum complex of Casa Zapata, an important institution, that includes an archaeological and ethnographic collection.   Continue on to discover the remains of another Nuragic complex found under this Aragonese residence. Learn about how the first civilizations on Sardinia lived and discover the main technologies known to protohistoric populations.   Explore the nuraghe Su Nuraxi, one of the most important monumental works of architecture on the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

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Cagliari Walking Tour: A Walk Through the Ancient Districts

8. Cagliari Walking Tour: A Walk Through the Ancient Districts

Discover Cagliari, a city overlooking the Gulf of Angels and chest of wonderful treasures located all along the urban fabric. The four historical districts of the Sardinian Capital are a veritable open-air museum which will tell you the city history from the Roman settlement until the modern era. During the tour, you will admire the Regional Council Building which, in the external square, hosts the sculptures of the Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, some marble and travertine works which hold the island's cultural identity. Afterwards you will reach the district of Marina, hosting the Church of Sant'Eulalia under which there is an important archeological site with several relics coming from the Roman Era. Then you will head to the district of Castello, passing through the Crypt of the Holy Sepulchre discovered in the last twenty years period. You will also walk through the typical district streets, rich in history and bizarre stories, and you will reach the Cathedral of St. Mary, an architectural jewel build in different stages, and the Royal Palace, once residence of the viceroys first and the Savoia dynasty later. During the guided tour suitable to everyone, you will have some stops in the panoramic terraces of the Castello district, from where you can take amazing pictures of the whole city area.

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Cagliari: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

9. Cagliari: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour With a Local Guide

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is a city full of fragments of the past – spanning Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Spanish, and Italian eras – overlaid with a layer of 21st-Century dolce vita.  Accompanied by a dedicated private guide you'll visit Piazza Costituzione with the Medieval Rampart of Saint Remy, the Elephant and Saint Pancras Towers, and Saint Mary’s Cathedral, situated in the beautiful Piazza Palazzo that is also site of the Palazzo Regio.  You'll walk though pictureqsue streets, typical shops, and explore the beautiful hidden corners of the city. The tour will then end in the beautiful fortified quarter of the Castello that overlooks the city.

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Cagliari: Guided Tour to the Devil's Saddle

10. Cagliari: Guided Tour to the Devil's Saddle

Treat yourself to an amazing tour to explore one of the icons of Cagliari, a natural monument rich in history and rare endemic species. This excursion will lead you to the Devil's Saddle area: legend has it that the particular shape of this limestone headland comes from an epic fight between angels and demons that took place in the skies over the Gulf of Cagliari. During the fight, Lucifer was unsaddled by his horse and lost his saddle, which fell on the land, giving it its particular shape. This picturesque tour will allow you to discover closely the colors and the smells of the endemic species and to admire wonderful landscapes and a comprehensive view of the island's southern coast, from Capo Carbonara to Capo Spartivento. Along the way, you will find several fossil remains as well as historical and archeological relics; evidence of the human settlement in this area. Furthermore, admiring the view rich in spectacular photografical points, you will have the chance to enjoy the charming coastal landscape of Cagliari. Finally, the tour will also allow you to choose the difficulty of the path you think is more suitable to your needs: from the touristic difficulty excursion (T) to the hiking difficulty excursion for more expert guests (EE).

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Great Cagliari Underground Tour. Pleasant temperature while it is very hot outside. Bring comfortable shoes as there will be some walking. There are three underground facilities to visit and a few outside. Our guide was Anna - she is a wonderful young girl with great vision and sense of humor. She explained everything to us thoroughly and patiently answered all our questions. We heartily recommend ❤️

The travel was very well organised, everything was on time, the guide Valerya wa really nice and competent- tells us a lot of very interesting facts about Sardinian history and attractions. Really recommend this bike tour.

Very nice experience to see some interesting things in Cagliari. Our guide Francesca was really nice and user friendly. Absolutely recommended.

Easy an practical in use. Professional, kind and correct guides. Worthwhile to get a quick and thorough overview of the city.

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