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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.

Wine Experience around Cagliari

2. 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 Private Sightseeing Tour

3. 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.

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Wine Tasting

4. 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.

Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

5. Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

Have a truly authentic Sardinian experience by joining a bread-baking class with a local Italian baker. Your instructor was born into a family of bakers: his father and brother are both bakers as well, and he is excited to share his traditional knowledge with you on this 3-hour interactive experience.   Together with your instructor, you’ll discover the different types of doughs, flours, and bread shapes, and hear stories about bread in Sardinia. Learn the recipe and prepare the dough in a variety of traditional shapes, including su coccoi, a type of decorated bread.   At the end, cook the bread in the oven and when it’s ready, enjoy it as a group with some traditional cheeses and a glass of wine.

Cheese Making and Tasting Tour from Cagliari with Lunch

6. Cheese Making and Tasting Tour from Cagliari with Lunch

Delve into the fascinating art of cheese making with this unique tour from Cagliari. After meeting your local guide, you will set off from Cagliari to Siliqua, where you will visit a working farm.  You will discover how the sheperd makes the pecorino cheese. You will witness the magic of how 50 liters of milk will transform in two wheel of cheese. After that, you will discover how the ricotta is made and the differences between Sardinian Pecorino and Roman Pecorino. You will understand why the mold is good for the cheese and how comes out of it. After the creation of the cheese you will have the chance to visit the rest of the farm, where you will see the pigs, the amazing horses, the field of grain and the vineyard. The visit will end with a lunch where you will have the tagliere with cheese and cold cuts produced by the farm, a first course made with grain of the farm and of course the wine of the vinewyard.

Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Experience

7. Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Experience

This combination tour will take you into the Sardinian island, where you will discover the three little towns of Serdiana, Dolianova and Donori. Experience an unforgettable visit to the best winery of southern Sardinia.  After visiting the winery, you will taste two white wines and two red wines served with a flavorful cheese and cured meat. At the same time, it will be possible to buy the best wines, saving around 40% at the winery store. Afterwards, drive to Donori and taste the best cheese. Of course, save money here as well by buying from the factory store. On the way back, stop at the oil mills and let the experts show you how to tell a good olive oil with a quick lesson. You will taste the olives, the oils, as well with the local products, and some homemade wine. 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 bringing you back to your hotel.

Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Shore Excursion

8. 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.

From Chia: Nuraghe Tour of Sardinia

9. From Chia: Nuraghe Tour of Sardinia

Join specialized history guides as you explore ancient stone buildings that belonged to the Sardinian population, dating back to 1500 B.C. They represent the most important monuments of the prehistoric Sardinia, and were built by the ancient technique known as dry stone wall, which is constructed without cement. The word 'nuraghe' means a mass of stones and it is considered the symbol of the Sardinian Nuragic population. This period has some of the most important Mediterranean protagonists from thousands of years ago. This excursion will be modified to fit the needs of every group, with morning departures at 09:00 or afternoon departures at 15:00. The itinerary will conclude with a tasting of the typical Sardinian snack called Sa Picchettada. This 4 to 5-hour tour will end back in southern Sardinia with a drop-off back at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Metropolitan City of Cagliari

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!

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!

Franco was a fantastic tour guide and Giuseppe was a very genuine host - would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cagliari!

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