Things to do in North West Sardinia (Alghero)

Popular experiences in North West Sardinia (Alghero)

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Sardinian Evening
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Sardinian Evening

Getting to know the local culture, traditions and culinary specialities is all part of visiting a new place. Spend the evening discovering all three at Agriturismo Sa Mandra. – a family-run farmhouse restaurant serving up tasty dishes of fresh organic produce. Start with an al fresco aperitif and a look around the property before settling down for the main event – dinner. Enjoy fresh cheese, salami and organic vegetables as well as homemade Sardinian pasta and cakes. There's even a roast suckling pig cooked on an open fire which you can wash down with some local red wine and after dinner liqueurs – a taste of the real Sardinia.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Market day in Bosa
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Market day in Bosa

The pretty fishing village of Bosa is just a short scenic drive along the coast from Alghero. It's considered one of most beautiful Sardinia's seaside retreats. And on this excursion, you'll have plenty of time to explore the handicraft market and old town, sit down for some lunch and soak up the laidback vibe.As soon as you step foot in Bosa, you'll feel as if you've been transported back in time. Pastel-coloured houses flank the River Temo and character infuses every square centimetre. Lording it over the town is the hilltop Malaspina Castle – which while a shell of its former glory boasts a remarkably simple medieval chapel adorned with fragile frescoes.You'll be able to browse the stalls at the weekly market where artisans and locals sell their own produce and goods, and enjoy an optional tour of the centre if you wish. There's no rushing around on this tour, so you'll truly experience authentic Sardinia.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Day Trip to Corsica
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Day Trip to Corsica

So near and yet so far apart. Corsica and Sardinia are like two siblings who moved to different countries and are separated not just by the sea but by culture, too. After a drive to the north of Sardinia to catch the ferry at Santa Teresa, you'll make the 50-minute crossing. Precariously built on 70m-high cliffs, Bonifacio is a sight to behold from sea. Its fjord-like harbour is quite the sight, too. You'll then take a mini-train up to this vertiginous citadel with tightly packed narrow alleys. Browse for antiques, handicrafts and jewellery in the shops that now fill the ancient houses.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Porto Conte Snorkelling Tour
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Porto Conte Snorkelling Tour

The Coral Riviera is well-known for its rich marine life and colourful underwater gardens. The beauty of this tour is that you'll avoid the long navigation from Alghero, and instead cast off in a dinghy boat from Porto Conte bay so you'll soon arrive at your first snorkelling stop. Porto Conte marine reserve is home to hundreds of Mediterranean fish, so once you've dived in, keep your eyes peeled for fish, red coral formations and margarita flowers. Once you're back on dry land, you'll taste and learn about Akenta, a careful selection of grapes from Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, left to age underwater.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Snorkelling from Alghero
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Snorkelling from Alghero

The Coral Riviera is well-known for its rich marine life and colourful underwater gardens. On this excursion, you'll sail from Catalan-accented Alghero to snorkel in protected marine surroundings and cruise past pristine beaches bathed in golden sunshine.You'll first receive a quick safety talk and briefing by your instructor at the base and be given all the equipment you need. We'll then continue by rubber dinghy towards Capo Caccia on the north coast of Sardinia. During the journey, you'll pass the beaches of Lazzaretto and Le Bombarde, where white sands are backed by sandstone rocks and leafy green countryside.One of your stops will be at Porto Conte, a protected marine park, which is home to hundreds of Mediterranean fish species. Keep your eyes peeled for grouper fish, pincer lobster and conger eels as well as red coral formations and margarita flowers – an idyllic snorkelling spot.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Mini-Cruise of the Coral Riviera
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Mini-Cruise of the Coral Riviera

Sardinia is packed with beautiful beaches at every turn. And this mini-cruise whisks you around the best of the so-called Coral Riviera. By traditional wooden boat, you'll set sail along these historic shores.The white sands of Le Bombarde and Lazaretto are all on the way. Plus, you'll pass the underwater caves of Capo Caccia and Punta Giglio. Stop off in the bay of Dragunara, and you'll cool down with a swim around the rugged reefs of the Mediterranean. The sea is calm and clear, so expect to see underwater ravines and plenty of fish.After a refreshing dip, a seafood pasta lunch will be served onboard before sailing back to port.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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A Taste of Sardinia Winery Tour
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A Taste of Sardinia Winery Tour

This exclusive adults-only tour offers up a taste of real Sardinia. You'll spend the morning touring and tasting your way around a traditional, family-run vineyard. The Ligios family will welcome you in with open arms to explore every aspect of producing wine in Sardinia, and why this particular region makes it so special. They'll show you what it takes to make award-winning wines from the grape through to the final seal of the cork. And you'll be treated to a tasting of four wines and grappa. Wash it down with some typical snacks such as cheese, homemade bread, salami and more.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Vineyards & Olive groves
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Vineyards & Olive groves

An experience that gives a whole new meaning to the Latin maxim of ‘in vino, veritas'. You'll discover the true taste of Sardinia with this exclusive visit to the Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, an all-female, family-run winery complete with olive groves. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.Travel into the sun-soaked hills of Porto Conte Natural Park, the scenic setting of this estate. Here, owner-sommelier Anna Maria will show you around her pride and joy. Get the lowdown on the wine and olive oil production processes as you stroll through vineyards and groves with views of the mountains in the background.Then, it's time to savour the fruits of her labour. Head to farmhouse to swill on red and white wines, paired with cheese, salami and flatbreads with olive oil. Feel free to ask Anna Maria anything – she uses only products from local farms.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Our Local Favourites
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Our Local Favourites

You'll get a real taste of the Sardinian countryside and its culture on this excursion. Try local wine in Bosa, visit the Nuraghe Sant' Antine megalithic monument and sample hand-made cheese and typical snacks at a traditional farm in Sas Abbilas. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.The adventure kicks off with a rugged coastal drive to Bosa. Clusters of coloured houses dot the hillside of this fishing village. Walk along cobbled streets of stone houses and see women making traditional Bosa lace in their homes and stop for a taste of the local malvasia wine.Next, journey back in time at the Nuraghe Sant' Antine archaeological site, which dates from 1600 BC. You'll discover one of these uniquely Sardinian megalithic era stone dwellings. Afterwards, head to Sas Abbilas – a tucked-away farm overlooking the Santa Lucia River. Here, you'll round off by watching traditional cheese-making and enjoying a few typical snacks.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Neptune Caves
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Neptune Caves

It may be named after the Roman god of the sea – but Neptune's Grotto was discovered only a couple of hundred years ago. Hidden just above the water level at the base of the towering and remote Capo Caccia cliffs, the grotto is one of Sardinia's most dramatic natural attractions.After sailing from the harbour, you'll pass rugged coastline before reaching the grotto in under an hour. On arrival, you can choose whether to go in to Neptune's Grotto or not. If you do, you'll see stalactites biting down like incisors from the roof of the cave and stalagmites stabbing up from the floor like daggers, and a saltwater lake that stretches out for 120 metres – all while having the geology expertly brought to life by your local guide.If you choose not to take the subterranean tour, you can stay on board basking in the sunshine. Either option is a great way to spend some time before a leisurely trip back to port.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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