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Lead Price
From £2085pp
9 days & 8 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Sardinian Sojourn

Explore the length of the Mediterranean’s second-largest island on this gently paced, self-drive tour. Begin on Sardinia’s southern coast in Cagliari – home to swoon-worthy architecture, including a 13th-century Romanesque cathedral. Continue to the Roman town of Nora, then admire the limestone formations of the Zuddas caves. Journey north, discovering the archaeological sites of the Marmilla region, before arriving at Arzachena and the glittering Emerald Coast.


DAY 1: Fly to Cagliari
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Fly to Cagliari

Arrive in Cagliari and collect your hire car. Drive to Hotel Villa Fanny for a 3-night stay. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meal


DAY 2: Cagliari
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Explore Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia from the 14th century until 1848. Visit the Palazzo Regio, built for the Viceroys of the Spanish kings who once ruled the island; as well as Cagliari’s impressive 13th-century cathedral, with its Romanesque façade. (B)

DAY 3: Nora
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Drive to the ancient city of Nora, founded by the Romans on the site of an earlier Phoenician settlement and later ruled by both the Vandals and Byzantines. Proceed to the impressive limestone rock formations of Zuddas cave, which was once quarried for marble. (B)

DAY 4: Oliena
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Morning drive to the Marmilla region and the town of Oliena. En route, visit the Bronze Age archaeological site of Su Nuraxi in Barumini. Stay overnight at the Su Gologone Hotel. (B)

DAY 5: Nuoro • Arzachena
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Nuoro • Arzachena

Morning drive to the less-visited town of Nuoro, where you can visit the archaeological museum and its collection of significant findings. Continue your drive north to the picturesque town of Arzachena. Stay at the Grand Relais dei Nuraghi hotel for 4 nights. (B) 

DAY 6: Arzachena
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Full day at leisure. You are well placed to experience the beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda, as well as exploring more of northern Sardinia’s ancient sites and historic towns. Or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere of Arzachena. (B)

DAY 7: Emerald Coast
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Emerald Coast

Visit the chic coastal resort of Porto Cervo, followed by La Maddalena, a pretty town once used as a base by Horatio Nelson; or the island of Caprera, famous as the home of Giuseppe Garibaldi – one of the fathers of Italy’s unification. (B)

DAY 8: Arzachena
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Full day at leisure. Your hire car puts you in easy reach of many attractions, allowing you to freely explore more of northern Sardinia and its gorgeous scenery. (B)

DAY 9: Olbia • Fly home
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Olbia • Fly home

Drive to Olbia airport and drop off your hire car. Fly home. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Admire Sardinia's stunning Emerald Coast 
  • Explore Cagliari, the island's historic capital 
  • Visit the Roman city of Nora
Low Season
From £2085 per person
High Season
From £2160 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Car Hire for the duration of the tour
  • The support (if required) of an English-speaking local representative

Important information

This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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