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La Maddalena, Sardinia

Sardinia in-depth

9 days from £4,995pp

La Maddalena, Sardinia
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Tour highlights

  • Enjoy the freedom of self-driving throughout the trip.

  • Spend the day aboard a private boat cruising the stunning scenery of La Maddalena archipelago.

  • Spend time with local shepherds learning about traditional farming practices and Sardinian cheesemaking techniques.

  • Explore the enigmatic Bronze Age structures of the Nuragic cultures of Sardinia on an archaeology tour.

  • Enjoy time at leisure to relax at the beach in your hotel which offers direct access to a sandy beach.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Southern Sardinia. Arriving in Cagliari, pick up your car and drive to your hotel on the coast, a short distance outside the city. You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure to relax.

  • Learn about the history of this vibrant capital city on a privately guided walking tour that includes the highlights of the old town.

  • Enjoy a full day at leisure today to relax on the beach at your hotel. Alternatively, venture out in your rental car and explore some of the many additional local beaches tucked into quiet coves along the southern coast.

  • Today, depart from the southern part of the island for the central hills. Begin with a stop at Su Nuraxi di Barumini for a privately guided tour of the island's largest and best-preserved archaeological site. Next, stop at a local winery for a tour and wine tasting before continuing onto the hilly countryside outside Oliena to your next hotel.

  • You have the day at leisure today to explore the nearby town of Oliena, known for its artisan handicrafts, or the varied landscape and scenery of the Supramonte mountain range surrounding your hotel.

  • Continue north today, driving from Oliena to your next hotel on the Costa Smeralda in the far north of the island. The remainder of the day is yours to relax by the pool or at the beach.

  • Experience the traditional culture of Sardinia on a cheesemaking experience with local shepherds. You’ll visit a local farm to meet the sheep and goats and then see the cheese being made — you’ll also get the chance to sample some of the varieties.

  • Spend your final full day in Sardinia on the waters of the Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena archipelago. Set off with your skipper on your private boat and enjoy the day soaking up the sun and scenery of this photogenic area of the Mediterranean.

  • Drive to nearby Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport to return your rental car before boarding your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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