Little Trains Of Sardinia By Air
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Mixed Board
- Tour Ref: D2TDIARESAD0818
- Travel Type: Air
Join our fantastic holiday for the unique opportunity to see Sardinia from top to toe. The white sands and sparkling shores that define this beautiful island are a stand-alone attraction, but we delve even deeper into the landscape as we step aboard the Little Green Train which travels through some of the greenest – hence the name – and most scenic parts of Sardinia. We also discover the island’s rich culture and city life, plus we go on the trail of ancient civilisations with visits to the ruined city of Tharros, which overlooks the bay of Oristano, and the fascinating Su Nuraxi site, one of the symbols of Sardinia and the only world heritage site on the island.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
• Return flight from London to Sardinia • Seven nights’ half board accommodation on Sardinia • Two lunches • Services of our Tour Manager • Plus the following excursions: • Tour of La Maddalena Island • Tour of the Emerald Coast • Three scenic railway journeys on the Little Green Train • Free time in Alghero and Bosa • Visit to Tharros with lunch • Walking tour of Oristano • Visit to the Su Nuraxi bronze age site with lunch
We fly from London to Olbia in Sardinia and meet our coach for the transfer to our hotel, where we spend the next two nights.
This morning we are taken by coach to the port of Palau and board a ferry for the short crossing to La Maddalena. This little island is renowned for its beautiful beaches and is also home to some ancient fortifications. We enjoy a panoramic tour of the island before returning to Palau for a scenic tour of the Emerald Coast.
Today we join the Little Green Train (Trenino Verde), which takes us through the stunning scenery of northern Sardinia on a journey through valleys and wide open landscapes, climbing over rolling hills and viaducts, through tunnels, and past mountains and forests. The train takes us to Nulvi, where we stop for our included lunch. We then travel by coach to the Sassari, our base for the next two nights.
Enjoy a day at leisure in and around Alghero. From religious buildings to archaeological sites, there are a number of interesting places around Alghero along with various day trips which take in the surrounding highlights, while the town itself is a pleasure to explore with narrow car-free lanes and plenty of cafés.
We leave the Coral Coast behind and travel south by coach to Bosa, a little town at the mouth of the river Temo. After some free time to explore we join the Little Green Train for our next journey from Bosa to Macomer. This is an incredibly scenic route which winds through picturesque countryside and vineyards at a leisurely pace. On arrival in Macomer, we meet our coach and continue south to our hotel in the Oristano area for our two-night stay.
Discover ancient Sardinia on our included excursion to the ruins of Tharros, one of the most fascinating archaeological sites on the island which dates back to the 8th century. Highlights include the Corinthian columns and the temple foundations, and the location of this ancient town is just as impressive with wonderful views across the bay of Oristano. Lunch is also included on our excursion, after which we return to Oristano and enjoy a walking tour of this pretty city followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Morning in Roman thermal baths of Fordongianus Our coach transfers us to Laconi where we step aboard the Little Green Train one last time for a journey which winds through the hills and passes alpine-like scenery to Isili. We are then taken by coach to the historic town of Barumini and stop for lunch before visiting the nearby archaeological site of Su Nuraxi. This is the only world heritage site on Sardinia and stands as one of the symbols of the island, with stunning megalithic remains from 3,500 years ago. Later in the day we continue by coach for an overnight stay in the Cagliari region.
After breakfast we are taken by coach to Cagliari airport for our flight back to London.
3* Hotel Alghero Region
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