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Discover North Sardinia – Glittering Bays, Beaches & Enigmatic Valleys

  • Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - Harbour © Vito Arcomano/Fototeca ENIT

    Alghero, Sardinia, Italy - Harbour © Vito ArcomanoFototeca ENIT
  • Castelsardo, Sardinia, Italy © Sandro Bedessi/Fototeca ENIT

    Castelsardo, Sardinia, Italy © Sandro Bedessi/Fototeca ENIT
  • Northern Sardinia, Italy - Alghero

    Northern Sardinia, Italy - Alghero (NCN)
  • Northern Sardinia, Italy - La Maddalena Island

    Northern Sardinia, Italy - La Maddalena Island (NCN)
  • Northern Sardinia, Italy - Costa Smeralda

    Northern Sardinia, Italy - Costa Smeralda (NCN)
8 day tour
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Discover the paradisaical north of Sardinia

Experience the glittering bays and beaches of Sardinia that transform into enigmatic valleys, enchantingly dense forests and crumbling hilltop villages. In this beautiful spot of sunshine, glimpse a myriad of diversity. During this tour, you will see the delights of North Sardinia. From the ancient mysteries of the Gallurese plains, to captivating Catalan town of Alghero, there is an abundance of culture and history waiting to be discovered.

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The Emerald Coast

Imagine, relaxing on blanched white sand as the subtle turquoise waters drift along the horizon. This is the quintessential experience of the emerald coast. A stretch of land along the northeast coast of Sardinia like no where else in Europe. The capital of the ‘Costa Smeralda‘ is Porto Cervo, home to upscale hotels and shops. In the summer, the town is filled with hundreds of yachts and famous personalities and it is quite likely that you will find yourself in the piazza’s, surrounded by stars of the cinema and the television.

An island like no other

In the Sea and Sardinia,  it was D.H Lawrence who once said “This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel – nothing finished, nothing definitive. It is like freedom itself”. This of course was written in 1921 and many things have changed in the course of 100 years however, the beauty and uniqueness of this island has not. The Sards think of themselves as Sardinian first and Italian second and they are immensely proud of their heritage. Non more evident than in the city of Alghero in North Sardinia.  The city’s Catalan Gothic buildings include the Cattedrale di Santa Maria, with an imposing bell tower, are like no other Italian city. However it is the Algherese (or Alguerès) dialect, where the ever-lasting remnants of the Catalan conquest of the 14th Century can be found.

Corsica

Barely 10 miles of sparkling waters separate the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Despite their proximity, the two islands offer distinct, unique holiday experiences and diverse landscapes. On a day trip from Sardinia, visit the buzzing port town of Bonifacio. Due to its stunning natural setting, the ancient fortress town is an essential stop for all visitors to Corsica. Protected by vast smooth walls, the limestone cliffs above bear down on marina, full of busy bars, clubs and brasseries along the quayside.

Discover this island paradise and to see more of Sardinia, why not visit the Scintillating South of Sardinia.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Sardinia

Fly from your local airport to Olbia. Upon arrival, you will be met then transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Panoramic Costa Smeralda

Spend a day relaxing day discovering the Costa Smeralda – the Emerald Coast,  known for its turquoise water and fine-sand beaches, including Grande Pevero and Capriccioli. The main town of Porto Cervo is home to upscale hotels and shops.

Day 3

Tempio Pausania & The Cork Woods

This morning, set off southwards to the Tempio Pausania, the joint capital of the Olbia-Tempio province. The area is known for its laid-back pace of life and the surrounding countryside is perfect for touring. Also, here in Sardinia’s rugged landscape you will find thousands of Nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives hidden amongst the cork woods.  Follow the trail that leads through fragrant herb gardens to discover the ancient mystery’s of the bronze age on a guided tour.

Day 4

Alghero & Castelsardo

Today we travel to the western side of Sardinia to visit the old town of Alghero with its Catalan architecture and dialect. Stroll along the narrow streets of pastel facades and iron-wrought balconies as you explore the historic old town.  En route back to the hotel, we can also stop at the medieval town of Castelsardo which, clinging to a hill, dominates the Gulf of Asinara.  This town is well known for basket weaving and you can still see old women sitting in front of their houses making baskets.

Perhaps enjoy a tour of the west coast by boat and visit the incredible Neptune caves.

Day 5

Corsica Excursion

Today take a short walk to Santa Teresa port to travel to Corsica. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of Bonifacio and take some time exploring this charming French town. Known for its lively marina and medieval clifftop citadel. Weave through the narrow alleyways lined by medieval houses and chapels with faded pastel plaster work.

Day 6

At leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure, perhaps visit the beach or explore one of the many historical sites in town.

Day 7

La Maddalena and Caprera Islands

Today we enjoy an unforgettable excursion to the island archipelago. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town on La Maddalena – the only inhabited island. The first stop is a visit to the Garibaldi Museum, where the man, pivotal in the unification of an Italian nation, lived for many years. Following this, we can either enjoy a panoramic drive around the islands, linked by a road bridge, or cruise around this galaxy of islands.

Day 8

Return to the UK

It’s time to leave Sardinia. You will be transferred to Olbia airport for the flight back to the UK.


We have a selection of excellent 3 and 4 star hotels throughout the region.


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 April – June & September – October   Price on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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