Day 1 UK - Olbia
Today you will fly to Olbia. On arrival, you will transfer to your hotel, which is located on the beautiful Costa Smeralda. This evening we'll gather for dinner at the hotel.Meals included: D
Day 2 Costa Smeralda
Today, we'll explore the captivating Emerald Coast. With miles of picture-perfect bays, it's no wonder that the elite choose this region for their holidays year after year. Take a stroll around Porto Cervo, a charming town with its two bustling ports, a haven for yachts that hint at grand adventures. Why not enjoy a short walk to the small, white-coloured Stella Maris. Surrounded by luxury villas and home to art treasures perfectly preserved inside, this unique and unassuming church stands in perfect harmony with the landscape.
Founded about 50 years ago are the pretty areas along Costa Smeralda. We'll stop at Baja Sardinia where you'll find shops, bars and restaurants centred around a small square close to beautiful white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. On our return to the hotel, we'll make one final stop at the charming village of San Pantaleo. Dating back to 800AD, you'll discover stone buildings sitting along quiet roads in the shadow of towering granite mountains.
Day 3 Alghero & Castelsardo
This morning we'll venture to the Spanish city of Alghero. Enjoy a guided walk around its cobble-stoned historical centre, with 16th century walls that protect the city and the watch towers which are great for views of Capo Caccia in the distance. Next you will visit the 16th century Catalan Gothic Santa Maria Cathedral, and the church of San Francesco.
A short boat trip will take you to the Neptune’s Grotto. On a guided tour of these limestone caves, you'll see the small saltwater lake, La Marmora, surrounded by stunning stalactites before uncovering the secrets of other rooms within the cave complex.
Later, we'll head to Castelsardo. Split into two distinct areas - the old town and Castle sit high upon the hill and the new town that has spread down towards the coast. With beautiful views of the harbour and city below, the old town is a delight to explore.
Day 4 San Pantaleo - at Leisure
Today, you can choose to relax and spend your day at leisure or join our optional excursion to the La Maddalena Archipelago. We'll visit the largest and the most prominent of the islands, La Maddalena. Enjoy time exploring the narrow streets and alleys, a hive of small cafes, restaurants and boutique shops offering traditional souvenirs, and venture towards the marina of Cala Gavetta.Meals included: B,D
Day 5 Olbia
After breakfast, we'll head to Olbia for the morning where we'll enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. Explore the old town with its elegant buildings and visit the Church of San Simplico a medieval Pisan-Romanesque building built with Galluran granite. The Piazza Regina Margherita, in the heart of Olbia, invites you to stop and linger over a drink under the shade of trees before heading down Corso Umberto, where you'll find an array of shops, cafes and boutiques that lead you towards the port.Meals included: B,L,D
Day 6 San Pantaleo - at Leisure
Enjoy a further day at leisure or join our optional excursion to the neighbouring island of Corsica. Lying off the coast of the South of France, its many attractive resorts boast gorgeous beaches and spectacular scenery. Our journey begins by travelling to Santa Teresa di Gallura, overlooking the narrow straight separating the islands. On arrival board the ferry to Bonifacio, which is perched dramatically on Corsica's chalk cliffs. A wonderful way to start your discoveries is with a stroll around the natural harbour here. Set against a backdrop of sheer cliffs and overlooked by a 9th century citadel, you might choose to walk up to its ancient walls for stunning views. Alternatively, head to the Old Town where a maze of narrow streets and intriguing alleyways are home to medieval houses. After your walk, why not stop for a rest at a harbourside café, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy the spectacular views.Meals included: B,D
Day 7 San Pantaleo - at Leisure
Enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure or just relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel.Meals included: B,D
Day 8 Olbia - UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.Meals included: B
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Hotel Rocce Sarde: Room Upgrade
Sea view rooms are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.