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Shore Excursions - South Sardinia

  1. 1. Shore ExcursionsCagliari
  2. 2. Legend Cultural experience: learn the history of Sardinia and visit our cities, villages and archaeological sites Taste of Sardinia: enjoy our cuisine and our famous wines Active: have fun with some light activities Active – Sport: challenge yourselves with some sport Beach Experience: time to chill out at our beautiful beaches Winter proof: this icon means that the excursion can be done all year round
  3. 3. Special for cruise passengers Every “Cruise Friendly Shop” will displays this sticker on its shop window. This logo means that: •In this shop there are special 15-20% discounts for cruise passengers •This activity stays open while the cruise ship is at the harbour
  4. 4. Why choose F.A.Travel?Because we have been providing ground services in Sardinia forthe last 30 yearsBecause we are present in the whole island with our offices inCagliari and OlbiaBecause the most important tour operators in Europe chooseour services every yearBecause we will arrange a training and free trials for your ShoreExcursion Manager on board in order to maximize the sales ofthe excursionsBecause by increasing the sales of excursions you will achievea double goal: you will cut your costs during the lunch hours andof course you will increase your income with our commissions
  5. 5. Cultural Experience
  6. 6. Cultural Experience: LocationsDistance Cagliari harbour1. Poetto Beach: 6 Km – 15 minutes2. Nora: 38 Kms – 50 minutes3. Barumini: 64 Kms – 70 minutes4. San Sperate: 25 Kms – 30 minutes5. Sant’Antioco: 87 Kms – 75 minutes
  7. 7. Cultural Experience Cagliari Sightseeing Category: Cultural Experience Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 4 hrs Minimum Participants: 2 Meals: Not included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable clothing and shoes
  8. 8. Cultural Experience Cagliari Sightseeing You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. An ancient city with a long history, Cagliari has seen the occupation of several civilisations (Rome, Catalunya, Spain, Pisa, Piedmont). It was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia (which in the 1861 became the Kingdom of Italy) from 1324 to 1720 and from 1798 to 1815. Seat of the important University of Cagliari and the Primate Roman Catholic archdiocese of Sardinia, the city is an important regional cultural, educational, political and artistic centre, known for its diverse Art Nouveau architecture and several monuments. It is also Sardinias economic and industrial hub, having one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean sea, an international airport, and the 28th highest income rate in Italy, comparable to several Northern cities, such as Turin, Vicenza and Genoa. The tour will start with a few stops with photo opportunities at Poetto beach (the closest and most popular beach to Cagliari, with its 8 kilometres of sand), Basilica of Bonaria (built in the early 14th century) and Monte Urpinu park, with its beautiful panorama. Then you will reach the city centre of Cagliari. Here you have to leave the bus and continue on foot along the panoramic area of viale Buon Cammino. Then, through the gate Porta Cristina you will enter the historical area. You will walk through the narrow streets of the barrio where you will admire the tower of San Pancrazio, the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria, the Vice-Roy palace and the archbishops seat. The last stop will be the Bastion of Saint Remy: the monumental building realized in white limestone of Bonaria. Right under the Bastion there is the busiest shopping area of the town, via Manno and via Garibaldi where you will have a shopping stop.
  9. 9. Cultural Experience Nora Ruins and Cagliari Category: Cultural Experience Difficulty Level: Moderate Duration: 7 hrs Minimum Participants: 2 Meals: Lunch included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations : Comfortable clothing and shoes
  10. 10. Cultural Experience Nora Ruins and Cagliari You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. About 45 kms far from Cagliari, on the West Coast you will have to chance to have a fully guided tour of the ruins of the ancient city of Nora. According to the legend , Nora was founded by a group of Iberians led by Norax , a mythological hero son of Eriteide and the god Hermes. It is believed to be the first town founded in Sardinia and to have been settled by the ancient Sherden or the Nuraghi people, however after colonization by Phoenicians and a period of domination by Carthage the town came under Roman control after the conquest of Sardinia in 238 BC. At 12:30 you will be back in Cagliari and have a nice walk for some shopping. Then you’ll have lunch in a typical Sardinian restaurant. After lunch you’ll enjoy a bus sightseeing tour. The tour will start with a few stops with photo opportunities at Poetto beach (the closest and most popular beach to Cagliari, with its 8 kilometres of sand), Basilica of Bonaria (built in the early 14th century) and Monte Urpinu park, with its beautiful panorama.
  11. 11. Cultural Experience Barumini and Giara Category: Cultural Experience Difficulty Level: Moderate Duration: 7 hrs 30 mns Minimum Participants: 2 Meals: Lunch included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable clothing and shoes
  12. 12. Cultural Experience Barumini and Giara You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. After about 1 hour drive you will reach Barumini, where you will visit the most famous Nuraghi complex. A nuraghe (plural: Nuraghi) is a monumental tower made of huge stones roughly worked. A nuraghe might stand as a single tower or several nuraghi might be joined together as a complex of many towers with connecting structures and walls. Either form might show remnants of a village in the immediate vicinity. This amazing type of fortress can only be found in Sardinia: there are over 7000 examples of it on the island. The Megolithic Towers belong to a Bronze Age Culture that lived about 3000 years ago. The Settlement located near the village of Barumini is called Su Nuraxi: it includes a main tower and four smaller ones connected to each other by a containing wall which also forms a raised courtyard; the entire complex is protected by another wall and seven towers. After a fully guided visit of the complex, you will have lunch at the Restaurant next to the site. After lunch, you will leave Barumini to reach the Giara di Tuili: a beautiful plateau well-known thanks to its typical wild little horses with almond eyes. There are about 600, all of them wild and free. This breed was probably imported from the far East. Adapted on the table- lands since long time ago, they live in small herds constituted of a dominant male and from 4 to 10/12 females with their respective colts. At 4:00 PM you will take the bus back to Cagliari.
  13. 13. Cultural Experience Cagliari and San Sperate Category: Cultural Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 6 hrs Meals: lunch included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable shoes
  14. 14. Cultural Experience Cagliari and San Sperate You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. The tour will lead us towards the ancient heart of the city, the quarter called “Castello” (the Castle). Amongst the ancient walls real jewels are hidden: The Portal of Santa Cristina, the Tower of S. Pancrazio, the Tower of the Elephant, the Piazza Palazzo with the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria, and the Palace of the Prefect, once residence of the Viceroy Carlo Alberto. After having reached the Terrace Umberto I, that surmounts the Bastion of S. Remy, you will descend the stairs in direction Via Roma for a lunch break in one of the many restaurants of the central quarter of the city. Upon leaving the city, you will pass in front of the Basilica of Bonaria, dedicated to the sailors’ protector. The second destination of our tour is then the village of S. Sperate, about 20 minutes drive from Cagliari. It is often called the “Museum Town”, and it is a continuous discovering of artistic expression of a population, preserved in the splendid murals that adorn the houses and that surprise us from every corner of the street. Departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  15. 15. Cultural Experience Sant’Antioco Category: Cultural Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 7 hrs Meals: lunch included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable shoes
  16. 16. Sant’AntiocoCultural Experience You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. You will drive towards the south-west coast in order to reach the small island of Sant’Antioco. All along the way you will discover the wonderful natural landscape of this part of the Mediterranean Sea, rich in colours. After having crossed the isthmus, which joins Sant’Antioco to Sardinia, our first step is the visit of one of the most peculiar evidence of the Phoenician culture: the Tophet, a necropolis with funeral urns. It is indeed an open air sanctuary, but still nowadays its function within the Phoenician religious rites is not clearly known. Then you will go on with the visit of the Ethnographic Museum, called “Su Magasinu e su Binu”, in order to appreciate and learn something more about the rural traditions of this side of the island. After the visit you have time to see the small historical centre of Sant’Antioco, where in the nearby you will have lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Sant’Antioco Basilica Catacombs, and then you go back by bus to the harbour.
  17. 17. Taste of Sardinia
  18. 18. Taste of Sardinia: LocationsDistance from Cagliari harbourSa Festa (Maracalagonis): 25 kms – 30 minutesSerdiana: 25 Kms – 30 minutes
  19. 19. Traditional Lunch with Folk Show Category: Taste of SardinaTaste of Sardinia Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 6 hrs Meals: lunch included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable shoes
  20. 20. Traditional Lunch with Folk Show You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you atTaste of Sardinia Cagliari harbour. After a fully guided tour of the old town centre you will take your bus and go to the village of Maracalagonis. Here you will have the chance to enjoy a typical Sardinian meal. The opportunity is given by a characteristic rural house with folk music and dance, about half an hour drive from Cagliari. A rich lunch made of malloreddus, Sardinian cheese and salami, suckling pig, roasted sausage, vegetables in season, fruit, espresso and liqueur (myrtle liqueur and fil’e ferru – the famous Sardinian Grappa) will be served with lovely music. Ancient Sardinian instruments, as for example the launeddas can be heard. At the end of the lunch, nice Sardinian girls, dressed with their characteristic costumes, will offer home-made sweets. After lunch, departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  21. 21. Wine testing at Argiolas Winery Category: Taste of SardinaTaste of Sardinia Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 4 hrs Meals: snack included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants)
  22. 22. Wine testing at Argiolas Winery You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at CagliariTaste of Sardinia harbour. After 30 mns drive you will reach Serdiana. The sun, wind, mild climate and excellent soil impart to the food products from Sardinia original, intense and distinctive scents and flavours of land and sea, enhancing the exquisite matches developed by long tradition. Argiolas Winery wishes to exalt the excellent bouquets of its wines through appropriate matches with original typical Sardinian dishes, and to spread the knowledge of Sardinian cuisine. A tour of the canteen will be organized and a guided tasting of four wines: Is Argiolas, Vermentino di Sardegna DOC Cerdeña, IGT white Isola dei Nuraghi Korem, IGT white Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga, IGT red Isola dei Nuraghi. Visitors will be also offered a tasting of typical products such as salami and colt cuts, cheese and bread. Departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  23. 23. Active
  24. 24. Active: LocationsDistance from Cagliari harbourCooking Class – Location TBA1. Limoncello Course (Crar’e Luna): 50 Kms – 1 hr2. Monte Arcosu (Capoterra): 25 Kms – 35 minutes3. Is Molas Golf Club (Pula): 33 Kms – 45 minutes
  25. 25. Cooking class in a typical farmhouse Category: Active Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 4 hrs Meals: Snack included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable clothingActive
  26. 26. Cooking class in a typical farmhouse You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. After 30 mns drive you will reach the Agriturismo. This is not just a demonstration where some flamboyant Chef gets to be king of the kitchen, but you will have hands on practical experience (no pressure!). It doesnt matter what level of experience in the kitchen you have – you might be a bit of a star already, or perhaps you get to peel vegetables and wash up – our Italian Chef School will cater to all tastes and desires. This special master class with Sardinian chefs will involve you inActive cooking our typical Sardinian dishes and making them taste to friends when back home. You will be given all the necessary ingredients and instructions to prepare fresh pasta, filling for ravioli and the renowned seadas. A the end of the activity, a typical Sardinian snack will be served and you will have the chance to taste the dishes prepared by themselves. After 3 hours activity departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  27. 27. Limoncello course Category: Active Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 4 hrs Meals: not included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable clothingActive
  28. 28. Limoncello course You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. After one hour drive you will reach the Crar’e Luna restaurant, a very nice place near the Beach of Chia. Here the staff will teach you how to utilize the oldest recipes and prepare a delicious liquor. You will learn how to transform fresh lemon into the finest limoncello liquor, made from the skins and juice of lemons, to enjoy after dinner. This course consists of one lesson of 2 hours cooking, in the afternoon or in the morning. Thanks to our course you will be able to prepare home a bottle of authentic Italian limoncello, a divine Italian liquor, the perfect gift for your friends. After the activity, departure towards Cagliari harbour.Active
  29. 29. Monte Arcosu Category: Active Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 4 hrs Minimum Participants: 6 Meals: Snack included Guide: Included, drivers. Transportation: Jeep Land rover 4x4 Recommendations: Comfortable clothing and shoesActive
  30. 30. Monte Arcosu You will find jeeps and drivers waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. After about half an hour drive you will reach the Gilia Pond and here you will have a stop for the explanation of this natural park. Then, after another half an hour drive you will reach Monte Arcosu. The Reserve of Monte Arcosu or Oasis, is a protected area owned by the WWF Italy, located near Cagliari area, about 20 Km. Among the natural oasis of the WWF is the largest in Italy. Monte Arcosu area is situated inside mountains district of Sulcis, one of the most beautiful naturalistic place in Sardinia. The primary goal of the reserve is the preservation ofActive the Sardinian deer and its habitat. The interest in this oasis of nature, however, extends to other samples of fauna, flora and landscape. The fauna is undoubtedly the most interesting element though less striking. The undisputed star, the symbol of reserve and the whole territory, is the Sardinian deer. The second main character, among the primary consumers, is the Sardinian Wild Boar. The presence of birds in the reserve would amount to some 70 species. At the end of the excursion, after about 1 hour and a half , you will have a typical Sardinian snack on the mountain and after that departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  31. 31. Green Fee at Is Molas Golf Club Category: Active Difficulty Level: According to the player’s level Duration: 6 hrs Minimum Participants: 2 Meals: Lunch at the snack bar /restaurant of the Club House “Pevero Guide: not included. Transportation: Minivan or bus Recommendations: Comfortable but elegant clothing (no jeans) and shoesActive
  32. 32. Green Fee at Is Molas Golf Club Is Molas Golf Club is the largest golf course in Sardinia and it is considered as one of the finest golf courses in Italy. Is Molas Golf Club, in Santa Margherita di Pula has 27 holes: the eighteen holes of the championship course have been created out of a collaboration between the Cotton, Pennink & Partners studio and Piero Mancinelli; it is considered one of the most technically satisfying and spectacular courses not just in Italy, but in the whole of the Mediterranean area. The nine holes of the Yellow Course, the most difficult to play, have been laid out by Franco Piras, Gary Player Design’s representative in Italy. The greens and bunkers are American in size and style, while the fairways are broad enough to forgive a slice. The presence,Active along the course, of all the typical species of Sardinia’s native flora and the Mediterranean macchia makes Is Molas Golf Club a beautiful garden with a view of the sea. Thanks to the proximity of the sea and the protection of the surrounding hills the locality of Is Molas enjoys a unique microclimate, mild and particularly favourable for golf all year round: the temperature reaches 20° at the beginning of the spring, rises to ov er 30° C C in summer time and even in December and January can easily exceed 15° Is Molas Golf Club was a venue for prestigious C. competitions: it has staged 4 Italian Opens and a European Volvo Masters. It has also given fame to Vijai Singh, who won the European Volvo Master in 1989.
  33. 33. Active Sport
  34. 34. Active Sport: LocationsDistance from Cagliari harbourQuad Safari / Mountain Bike Orienteering (Loc. Su Spantu): 19 Kms – 25 minutes
  35. 35. Bike Orienteering Category: Sport Active Difficulty Level: Heavy Duration: 4 hrs Meals: not includedActive / Sport Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable clothing and shoes
  36. 36. Bike Orienteering You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. You will reach a rural location, after half an hour drive, where you will find your bikes. With a maximum elevation of just 1842 metres, the island might not have high mountains, but there is plenty of rocky terrain to give even the most expert mountain bikerActive / Sport a good workout. Its a great way to see the wonderful scenery of Sardinia too. This guided trip will take you into the heart of Sardinian landscape at a pace that is matched to that of the small group you will be in. Bikes are provided, as well as protective gear. All you need are some trainers and your sense of (pedal) safari adventure. After 2 hours activity departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  37. 37. Quad Safari Category: Sport Active Difficulty Level: Heavy Duration: 4 hrsActive / Sport Meals: not included Guide: Included Transportation: Minivan or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Comfortable clothing and shoes
  38. 38. Quad Safari You will find a bus and a guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. You will reach a rural location, after half an hour drive, where you will find your quads. Youll have a briefing about the use of the quads andActive / Sport then were off… You will enjoy the beautiful views and smell the fantastic perfume of the Mediterranean vegetation, made of time, juniper, medical herbs and mastic bushes, maritime pine trees and our typical cactus pear plants. Of course you may be having too much fun to notice this! You may be buddied up – sharing a bike with another member of the group – so well get you to take turns at the helm. Talking of which, helmets will be provided. Please wear suitable footwear – trainers are ideal. You must hold and bring with you the driving licence, if you do forget your licence you will only be allowed to ride as the passenger, not the driver. After 2 hours activity departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  39. 39. Beach Experience
  40. 40. Beach Experience: LocationsDistance from Cagliari harbourPoetto Beach: 6 kms – 15 minutesCosta Rei Beach: 65 Kms – 1 hourTuerredda Beach: 50 Kms – 1 hour
  41. 41. Beach Experience Poetto Beach Category: Beach Experience Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 4 hrs Minimum Participants: 2 Meals: Not included Beach facilities: Not Included Hostess: Included Transportation: Bus Recommendations: Beach towel, helmet, suntan lotion, swimsuit
  42. 42. Poetto Beach You will find the bus and the guide waiting for you at CagliariBeach Experience harbour. After about 15 minutes drive you will reach Poetto beach. The Poetto Beach lies about 6 km from the city center Cagliari. It is the longest and finest beach in the whole neighborhood. Stretches from Sella del Diavolo (Devils seat) to the coast Quartu SantElena. Poetto Beach is 11 km long and consists of a beautiful fine white sand. Thanks to the beautiful local countryside, azure blue seas and high quality facilities is a popular place not only thousands of local residents, but thousands of tourists every year. Swim where you go from April to the end of October. Poetto Beach is lined with snack stands, and ice cream shops. There are even bars, restaurants and discos which are open till early morning hours. After 4 hours at the beach you will go back to Cagliari harbour.
  43. 43. Beach Experience Costa Rei Beach Category: Beach Experience Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 6 hrs Minimum Participants: 2 Meals: Not included Beach facilities: Not Included Hostess: Included Transportation: Bus Recommendations: Beach towel, helmet, suntan lotion, swimsuit
  44. 44. Beach Experience Costa Rei Beach You will find the bus and the guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. After about 1 hour drive you will reach Costa Reii beach. This stretch of coast is renowned for its crystal clear water, golden sands and long beaches. It also has a lake system that forms a nature reserve for rare avian species. Costa Rei is bordered by the bays of Sant Elmo to the south, and to the north by Capo Ferrato, a nature reserve where no construction is allowed. The beauty of the beach changes with the shifting light at various times of day. The sun rises over the flat and motionless sea, which glitters in an ethereal bluisy grey light. The colors of the sea are at their most intense at noon. The luminous hues vary from turquoise blue to emerald green in waters where the seabed 20 meters below the surface of the water is clearly visible. This fine sandy beach is dotted here and there with rock formations that give way to rocky bays at Sant Elmo and Capo Ferrato and extend to Villasimius and the island of Serpentara, creating a captivating panorama. At the beach you will find bars and beach equipment for rental After 6 hours at the beach you will go back to Cagliari harbour.
  45. 45. Beach Experience Tuerredda Beach Category: Beach Experience Difficulty Level: Easy Duration: 6 hrs Minimum Participants: 30 Meals: Snack included Beach facilities: deck chair and umbrella included Guide: Included Transportation: Minibus or Bus (depending on the number of participants) Recommendations: Beach towel, helmet, suntan lotion.
  46. 46. Beach Experience Tuerredda Beach You will find the bus and the guide waiting for you at Cagliari harbour. After about 1 hour drive, through one of the best coastal roads of the island, you will reach Tuerredda beach. Tuerredda is an enchanting place, a treasure for Sardinian people and not only for them… Once you get to the beach you will find a beach club with sun umbrellas, deck chairs and a nice kiosk. The personnel will lead you to your umbrellas and you can start your relaxing day on the beach, you will have 3 hours available. After this relaxing stop, you will take the bus and you will stop half way to Cagliari harbour for a typical snack and cheese tasting at La Locanda, a new wonderful location inside a vineyard. Here you will have a delicious cheese tasting with cheese maker exhibition in front of you! After 1 hour departure towards Cagliari harbour.
  47. 47. Contact UsIn Sardinia F.A. Travel Via San Tommaso D’Aquino 18www.in-sardinia.com/holidays/ 09134 - Cagliaribooking1@fatravel.it Tel. 0039 070 554195Desk c/o main reception Fax 0039 070 8943271Tel. 0039 070 8943272 www.events-in-sardinia.comFax. 0039 070 8943271 dmc@fatravel.it Branch Office – Olbia Viale Aldo Moro, 367 “La Serenissima 2” I-07026 Olbia (OT) www.costasmeralda-dmc.com northsardinia@fatravel.it

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