Tasting Sardinia

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A private gourmet tour of Sardinia
[June 4/10 - the tour is already confirmed]
 
Suggested to wine and food lovers in search of a new and authentic culinary experience that will enable them to taste the real Sardinia.
 
Discover the most delicious side of Sardinia with this amazing private tour around the island.
Lead by an English speaking local food expert, you will visit some beautiful villages, lively markets, olive oil mills, wine cellars and ancient shepherd huts.
 
You will be guided through the best and most authentic culinary experiences and introduced to Sardinia most evocative places: from Cagliari to Mandas, from the Tharros Phoenician city to Santu Lussurgiu, from Oliena to the Gulf of Orosei…
 
Have a taste of Sardinia like you never had before!
 
A private gourmet tour of Sardinia A private gourmet tour of Sardinia A private gourmet tour of Sardinia
 
 
Tour dates
- from June 4 through 10 of 2017 [the tour is confirmed]
from July 7 through 13 of 2017
from August 4 through 10 of 2017
- from September 7 through 13 of 2017
from October 6 through 12 of 2017
 
 
 
 
Day 1 - Cagliari
Arrive in Cagliari, private transfer to hotel. Time at leisure to relax, visit the old town centre or Cagliari the Poetto Beach on your own. Overnight at Hotel Miramare in Cagliari.
 
Cagliari City Center Cagliari Poetto Cagliari Sella del Diavolo
 
 
Day 2
Meet your Tour escort and Food and Wine expert. Morning visit to the lively and loud San Benedetto Market, one of the biggest fish covered markets in Europe. Enjoy a tasting of local produce and shop for some of the ingredients that you will use for you cooking class.
Transfer to San Sperate the so-called museum village, where you will meet a family of organic fruits and vegetable farmers and will be able to pick some veggies or fruits for yourself.
Unformal lunch at a local restaurant.
Transfer to a private traditional house where you will learn how to make Sardinian fresh pasta.
*Those who wish so, can take a walking tour in the afternoon to view some of the most beautiful wall graffiti for which this town is so famous for.
Dinner based on the dishes cooked followed by transfer to Miramare hotel for overnight in Cagliari.
 
San Benedetto Market Family of farmers Sardinian fresh pasta
 
 
Day 3
Morning visit to an olive oil grinding mill where you will take a guided tour, meet the owners and enjoy a delicious tasting of extra virgin olive oil and aromatic extra virgin olive oils on mother yeast bread.
Visit to the award winning wine cellar, which specialises in full-bio wines (Cannonau, Vermentino, Nasco, Bovale..). Enjoy a tasting of three wines.
Transfer for lunch to S’Apposentu in Siddi, reign of the international chef “Roberto Petza”, considered one of the best restaurants in Sardinia.
Afternoon visit to Su Nuraxi, an unparalleled fortress going back to the bronze age, that is the most complete and representative example of a complex Nuraghe and as such, was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Depending on the season it could be also possible to visit the Jara Park with its beautiful wild little horses.
Transfer to Oristano area. Dinner and overnight hotel (Aquae Sinis or Hotel Regina Di Arborea, or similar).
 
Olive oil Sardinia wine Orroli Nuraghe
 
 
Day 4
Breakfast.
Visit the striking ruins of Tharros town, a Phoenician city set by sea from VIII BC, and climb up to the tower overlooking this charming bay.
The morning will continue with a relaxing walk through the beautiful Seu natural Oasis.
Lunch will be at a Beach Falasco (or restaurant depending on season or weather conditions).
Return to hotel to freshen-up.
Afternoon Vernaccia 1800’s unfired-mud-brick private cellars tour. View a demonstration on Bottarga making and enjoy a vernaccia tasting and a rustic dinner accompanied by a Launeddas concert. Return to the hotel and overnight (Aquae Sinis or Hotel Regina Di Arborea, or similar).
 
Tharros town Vernaccia private cellar Launeddas
 
 
Day 5
Visit to the fascinating Mont’e Prama Stone Giants exhibition.
Transfer to the picturesque Santu Lussurgiu a beautiful town famous for its many slow food labelled delicacies such as the “Bue Rosso meat” and the Casizolu cheese”. During our visit, we will stroll through narrow cobbled lanes of the medieval historic town to discover the “Casizzolu Cheese”.
Lunch at the Antica Dimora del Gruccione where you will enjoy the “Bue Rosso” and other slow food delicacies.
Depart to Oliena via Orgosolo where you will see the “murales” that made this town so famous. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone.
 
Antica Dimora del Gruccione Antica Dimora del Gruccione Antica Dimora del Gruccione
 
 
Day 6 - Oliena & Cala Gonone
Breakfast.
Transfer to Cala Gonone and experience a day with the fishermen on a motor boat navigating along the beautiful Gulf of Orosei (max 20 people). Be ravished by the striking scenarios, listen to legends and stories and see how the creels are pulled on board. Enjoy lunch cooked with the catch of the day. Depending on the season, there will also be time for bathing and explore some local beaches).
If the weather conditions are not suitable, or for those who do not fancy a boat trip, a jeep tour to the wild mountains of Supramonte visiting the woods, the ancient shepherd huts and having lunch inside a hut will be arranged.
Dinner at leisure (not included). Overnight at Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone.
 
Oliena Sardinia shepherd Supramonte Baunei
 
 
Day 7 - Depart to Cagliari
 
 
 
 
Costs*
 price per person in double roomsingle supplement
 June€ 2325€ 300
 July€ 2325€ 300
 August€ 2400€ 362
 September€ 2287€ 300
 October€ 2200€ 300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The tour includes:
- 6 nights’ accommodation at 4* Hotels / boutique hotels
- English-speaking Tour escort / food and wine expert from day 2 to day 7
- Private transfer from airport to hotel in Cagliari
- Transfer with private mini-bus from day 2 to day 7
- 6 breakfast
- 5 lunches and 4 dinners ranging from local family made meals to Michelin starred Chef ones’ as per itinerary
- Entrance to Su Nuraxi Nuraghe, Tharros ruins, Giants of Mont’e Prama exhibition in Cabras 
- Market tour, organic garden visit and cooking lesson with dinner
- Tour and tasting at olive oil grinding mill, organic wines wine cellar tour and tasting 
- Vernaccia wine cellar tour and tasting
- Launeddas concert
- Bottarga making demonstration
- Visit to the Casizolu “grotto”
- Tour of Orgosolo murales Boat tour with the fishermen or jeep tour and shepherds experience

The tour does not include:
Flights, tips, porterage, drinks at restaurants or hotels, additional services at hotels, anything not mentioned as “included”.
 
 
Tour dates and hotels
- from June 4 through 10 of 2017 [the tour is confirmed]
Hotels: Hotel Miramare (superior rooms), Cagliari; Residenza d’Epoca Regina d’Arborea, Oristano (Hotel Regina d’Arborea), Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone (comfort and superior rooms).
- from July 7 through 13 of 2017
Hotels: Hotel Miramare (superior rooms), Cagliari; Aquae Sinis, Cabras; Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone (comfort and superior rooms).
- from August 4 through 10 of 2017
Hotels: Hotel Miramare, Cagliari (superior rooms) ; Residenza d’Epoca Regina d’Arborea, Oristano (Hotel Regina d’Arborea), Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone (comfort and superior rooms).
- from September 7 through 13 of 2017
Hotels: Hotel Miramare, Cagliari (superior rooms); Aquae Sinis, Cabras; Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone (comfort and superior rooms).
- from October 6 through 12 of 2017
Hotels: Hotel Miramare, (superior rooms) Cagliari; Aquae Sinis, Cabras; Hotel Nuraghe Arvu, Cala Gonone (comfort and superior rooms).
 
Group size
Minimum requested for the tour to take place: 4 people.
Maximum 12 people per each group.
 
Booking terms and conditions
In order to confirm your booking for a Tour you will be asked to pay a deposit of 40% of the total amount. The minimum group size for a Tour is 4 participants. As soon as this minimum participation number is met, the tour is confirmed and you will be asked to pay the balance. The time limit to meet the minimum participation number is 45 days prior to the Tour start date in June, August, September and October and 60 days in July. Should the minimum participants number not be met in due time, you will be adviced for alternative dates or given a full refund.
 
Cancellations - June, August, September and October:
From 30 to 15 days before the tour departure: penalty of 40% of the total amount
From 14 days before the tour departure: penalty of 100% of the total amount
 
Cancellations - July:
From 60 to 15 days before the tour departure: penalty of 40% of the total amount
From 14 days before the tour departure: penalty of 100% of the total amount
 
 
 
 
 
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