Alghero, Sardinia

Introduction to Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero lies in the northwest corner of this rugged and unspoilt island - perhaps the only region of Italy without motorways!

The town blends the appeal of a modern beach resort with the Catalan charm of its battle worn historic quarter, clustered around the picturesque port. From here you can visit the 12th century fortress-town of Castelsardo with its spectacular cliff top views over sea and mountain.

 

 

 

 

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Tour C

DISCOVER CASTELSARDO (TOUR C)

  •  Discover the medieval coastal town of castle with a hilltop castle and plenty of authentic Sardinian charm
  •  Take In many of the town’s highlights along and enjoy free time to explore at leisure
  •  Enjoy beautiful coastal and inland drives across Sardinia

 

Activity Tour
Price£25.00 - £35.00
DurationApproximately 5 Hours
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included
  •  Discover the medieval coastal town of castle with a hilltop castle and plenty of authentic Sardinian charm
  •  Take In many of the town’s highlights along and enjoy free time to explore at leisure
  •  Enjoy beautiful coastal and inland drives across Sardinia


Castelsardo is set high up on a rock overlooking the sea and really does provide some spectacular views of the Gulf of Asinara in the west, and the peaks of the Gallura Mountains in the East.

As you travel towards Castelsardo, which is on the north coast of Sardinia – admire the wild coastline, moulded by the winds. A stop will be made a few kilometres before Castelsardo, for you to discover the curious ‘Elephant Rock’ by the side of the road; unsurprisingly, the name derives from its shape – that of an elephant’s head complete with trunk. Arriving in Castelsardo, enjoy an insight into this fortified ancient town, and learn how the structures of military defence have been preserved, before enjoying time at leisure.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRCET FOR 2013 CANARIES & MED!!
 

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour involves a lot of walking in Castelsardo over varying terrains including steps. Therefore this tour is not suitable for guests who have walking difficulties or use a wheelchair.

 


tour d

NURAGHE PALMAVERA (TOUR D)

  •  Enjoy breathtaking view’s of the magnificent Sardinian coastline
  •  Explore the old part of the quaint town of Alghero on foot
  •  Discover the Nuraghe Palmavera; a fascinating prehistoric site

 

Activity Tour
Price£25.00 - £35.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
  •  Enjoy breathtaking view’s of the magnificent Sardinian coastline
  •  Explore the old part of the quaint town of Alghero on foot
  •  Discover the Nuraghe Palmavera; a fascinating prehistoric site

 
Visit Nuraghe Palmavera, a 3500-year-old nuraghic village, whilst admiring the beautiful Sardinian vista’s.

Begin with a panoramic drive to the brimstone promontory of Capo Caccia area, where you will have a brief stop to enjoy some breathtaking views of the magnificent coastline. Next, visit the Nuraghe Palmavera a fascinating prehistoric site. This interesting and complex settlement consists of a so-called “Palace” surrounded by approximately 50 “nuraghe” (stone cottages), most of them circular in shape. The palace was founded around the fourteenth century BC, which is during the Middle Copper Period, and consists of a central tower with an additional elliptical bastion and a second tower that was added at a later date.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2013 CANARIES & MED!!
 

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking over uneven terrain with some steps to negotiate throughout. Therefore this tour is not suitable for guests who have walking difficulties or use a wheelchair.
 


Tour A

PANORAMIC ALGHERO (TOUR A)

  •  Discover Sardinia a small but varied Island!
  •  Enjoy the beautiful scenery and colourful beaches almost everywhere you go
  •  Spend time in Porto Conte Bay - which seems almost like a lake with its calm waters
Panoramic Coach Tour
Price£20.00 - £30.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included
  •  Discover Sardinia a small but varied Island!
  •  Enjoy the beautiful scenery and colourful beaches almost everywhere you go
  •  Spend time in Porto Conte Bay - which seems almost like a lake with its calm waters


Why not sit back, relax and take in the sights of this little Gem – Alghero.

Travelling away from the quayside your tour will proceed along a panoramic road to reach Piazzale del Tro from where you can get a fantastic view of the Cape of Capo Caccia, an immense rock fortress. Travelling on you cross the town of Alghero, passing in front of Santa Maria la Palma, where you enjoy a short stop. Next, you proceed to Porto Ferro esplanade where you have a view of the coastline including the magnificent bay. Your sightseeing will continue to CapoCaccia esplanade from where it is possible to see the Isola Foradada. On the way back to Alghero, you enjoy a stop at Porto Conte Bay; the largest natural harbour in the Mediterranean. Pass Nuraghe Palmavera and learn about the history of this ancient building. A short stop will also be made at Fertilia, where you can enjoy some time to admire the view over Alghero.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2013 CANARIES & MED CRUISES!!

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTE: This tour is predominantly a coach tour; it is therefore suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users providing you can board the coach unaided.  
 


Tour B

SCENIC ALGHERO & WINE (TOUR B)

  •  Enjoy a short panoramic tour of Alghero, taking in many of the town’s sights
  • Appreciate the tranquillity and the fragrance of the countryside
  • Discover the wine resort of Ledà d'Ittirim, nestled within 18 hectares of dazzling green vineyards and olive groves

 

Panoramic Coach Tour Wine Tour
Price£30.00 - £40.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included
  •  Enjoy a short panoramic tour of Alghero, taking in many of the town’s sights
  •  Appreciate the tranquillity and the fragrance of the countryside
  •  Discover the wine resort of Ledà d'Ittirim, nestled within 18 hectares of dazzling green vineyards and olive groves


Relax in the wine resort of Ledà d'Ittiri, where you can enjoy a fabulous guided visit of the vineyards and olive groves, finishing off with some wine tasting!

Enjoy a short panoramic tour of Alghero, taking in many sights, such as Capo Caccia, Nuraghe Palmavera and Capo Caccia Belvedere, before you arrive at the Leda’ d’Ittiri Estate, a stones throw away from wonderful white-sand beaches at the foot of Monte Doglia. Together Mother-and-daughter, Antonella and Annamaria Ledà d'Ittiri, run this dynamic wine estate and resort with both grace and charm. Here you can enjoy a visit of the Estate followed by some wine tasting along with some local produce.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2013 CANARIES & MED CRUISES!!
 

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour has a very small amount of walking involved and is therefore suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users providing you can board the coach unaided.
 


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