Ancient Nuragic Sardinia

Sardinia’s Hidden Treasures: A Nuragic Archaeological Adventure
8 days – 7 Nights



Welcome to a captivating journey into the heart of Sardinia’s Nuragic and pre-Nuragic archaeology. Join us as we uncover the ancient wonders of this island’s prehistoric past. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the enigmatic nuraghi, mysterious domus de janas, and other archaeological treasures that illuminate the island’s rich and ancient history. With expert guides and comfortable accommodations, you’ll embark on a remarkable adventure through time, immersing yourself in the world of the Nuragic civilization. Come and be part of our Archaeological Tour of Nuragic Sardinia.


These highlights offer an in-depth exploration of Sardinia’s Nuragic archaeological sites and prehistoric heritage, taking you on a journey through the island’s rich history.

• The Giganti di Monte Prama and the Museo Archeologico in Cagliari.
• Discover the ancient city of Monte Sirai in Carbonia.
• Explore Montessu archaeological site.
• Visit the remarkable Su Nuraxi in Barumini and the Casa Zapata.
• Pozzo Santa Cristina in Paulilatino.
• Journey to Monte D’accoddi and visit a local farm for a typical lunch.
• The captivating Necropoli Andrea Prius.
• The intriguing Nuraghe Antine.
• Necropoli di Monte Siseri and Domus de Janas S’incantu.
• The fascinating Necropoli Santu Pedru and the Nuraghe Palmavera.
• Enjoy some free time in Alghero for a leisurely stroll and aperitif.
• Coddu Vecchiu and Prisgiona Nuraghe in Gallura.


Day 1: Arrival in Cagliari, The Capital of Sardinia
Includes: Dinner
Overnight: Cagliari

Upon your arrival in Cagliari, you will check into your accommodation. Your first day will include visits to the “Giganti di Monte Prama” exhibit in the Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, where you can admire the ancient and impressive Nuragic sculptures. These colossal stone figures offer a unique glimpse into the island’s prehistoric past. Next, you will explore the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts from Sardinia’s prehistoric and ancient history. The museum’s exhibits provide valuable insights into the island’s rich archaeological heritage, showcasing items ranging from pottery and tools to intricate jewelry. This immersive start to your tour will set the stage for a deeper exploration of Sardinia’s ancient wonders in the days to come. In the evening, you will check in to the hotel where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night.


Day 2: Monte Sirai and Necropoli Montessu
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Cagliari

On the second day of your archaeological exploration, you will head to Monte Sirai in Carbonia. This ancient site offers a remarkable window into the past, with its well-preserved ruins and historical significance. You will have the opportunity to explore the remnants of this ancient city, gaining insights into its history and the lives of its inhabitants.
Following your visit to Monte Sirai, your journey will take you to Villa Peruccio and the archaeological site of Montessu. Here, you’ll discover a fascinating array of prehistoric rock-cut tombs and ancient artifacts, shedding light on the ancient cultures that once thrived in this region. This visit will enhance your understanding of Sardinia’s rich archaeological heritage, providing a deeper connection to its prehistoric past. After a day of exploration and a well-deserved lunch break, you will return to your accommodation in Cagliari, where you can reflect on the archaeological wonders you’ve encountered.


Day 3: Exploring Barumini’s Nuragic Treasures and Paulilatino’s Ancient Wonders
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Sassari

On the third day of your archaeological journey, your first visit will be to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Barumini, where you’ll explore the ancient marvels of Su Nuraxi and Zapata. Su Nuraxi is a prime example of Sardinia’s iconic stone structures, known as nuraghi, dating back to the Bronze Age. These unique towers offer a glimpse into the island’s distant past, and your exploration will be both enlightening and awe-inspiring. After you’ll visit Casa Zapata, an ancient noble residence that will immerse you further in local history and culture.
For lunch, you will have the pleasure of savoring a typical Campidanese meal in a historical house in Barumini. This culinary experience will not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide a deeper connection to the island’s traditions.
After visit Barumini, we will proceed to Paulilatino, where we will discover the remarkable Pozzo Santa Cristina, a sacred well known for its intricate architecture and historical significance. This site is a testament to the island’s ancient religious practices and engineering prowess.
In the evening, we will head to our hotel in Sassari for dinner and a restful overnight stay, reflecting on the archaeological wonders we’ve encountered.


Day 4 – Journey to Monte D’accoddi and the Mysteries of Necropoli Andrea Prius
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Sassari

We depart from Sassari and embark on an intriguing day of archaeological exploration. Our first destination is Monte D’accoddi, a unique and enigmatic site. This ancient structure is often referred to as the “Sardinian ziggurat,” and its purpose remains a subject of debate among scholars. As we explore its fascinating architecture and surrounding area, we’ll delve into the mysteries of this remarkable place.
Our journey continues with a visit to a local farm, where we’ll savor a typical Sardinian lunch. This delightful meal will introduce us to the island’s culinary traditions, providing a taste of its rich flavors.
In the afternoon, we reach Necropoli Andrea Prius, a historical site that unveils the ancient burial traditions of Sardinia. With our expert guide, we’ll unravel the stories and customs of the prehistoric inhabitants who laid their loved ones to rest here.
As the day draws to a close, we return to Sassari for dinner and an overnight stay, reflecting on the intriguing archaeological discoveries and experiences of the day.


Day 5: Unveiling Ancient Mysteries – Nuraghe Antine and Necropoli di Monte Siseri
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Sassari

We begin our fifth day with a visit to Nuraghe Antine, one of the most iconic and well-preserved nuraghes in Sardinia. This ancient stone structure stands as a testament to the island’s rich history. Exploring its intricate architecture and learning about its purpose will transport us back in time.
After our insightful visit, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, savoring local flavors that connect us with Sardinia’s culinary heritage.
In the afternoon, we head to Putifigari and the Sassari region to uncover more archaeological wonders. Our destination is the Necropoli di Monte Siseri and the fascinating Domus de Janas S’incantu. These ancient rock-cut tombs and structures, etched into the natural rock formations, provide a glimpse into the burial customs and rituals of Sardinia’s distant past.
As the day’s discoveries come to a close, we return to our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay


Day 6: Ancient Tombs and Coastal Charm – Santu Pedru and Nuraghe Palmavera
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Sassari

Our journey into Sardinia’s archaeological treasures continues as we set out to explore the Necropoli Santu Pedru, a significant burial site that unveils secrets of the island’s past. This sacred place provides insight into the funerary customs of the ancient Sardinians and the significance of these resting grounds.
After an enriching morning of exploration, we’ll head to the charming coastal town of Alghero for a delightful lunch. Here, we’ll have the chance to savor the local cuisine, blending the flavors of the sea and land.
Following lunch, our adventure leads us to Nuraghe Palmavera, an impressive archaeological site that features a well-preserved Nuragic complex. We’ll delve into the history and architecture of this ancient civilization, marveling at the intricate design and structure.
In the late afternoon, Alghero awaits with some free time for a leisurely stroll and an aperitif. The town’s Catalan heritage and picturesque seafront make for a perfect backdrop as we unwind and enjoy the ambiance.
As the day transitions into evening, we’ll return to our hotel for a satisfying dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 7: Exploring Gallura’s Ancient Heritage
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Olbia

Today, we embark on a journey northward to Gallura, a region known for its rugged landscapes and rich archaeological history. Our first stop is Coddu Vecchiu, where we’ll uncover an impressive Giant’s Tomb, a testament to the prehistoric people who once inhabited this land. These monumental burial sites provide a unique window into the Sardinian past.
Following our exploration, we’ll indulge in a delectable lunch at a traditional Gallura restaurant. Here, we’ll have the chance to savor local flavors and specialties that define the region’s cuisine.
In the afternoon, our adventure continues with a visit to Nuraghe Prisgiona, a well-preserved Nuragic complex. This ancient structure allows us to delve deeper into the architectural and cultural heritage of Gallura, offering captivating insights into the island’s history.
As the day unfolds, we’ll make our way to the charming town of Olbia, where we’ll check in to our hotel for a farewell dinner, reflecting on the archaeological wonders we’ve encountered throughout our journey.


Day 8: Farewell to Olbia
Includes: Breakfast

On our final day, we have some free time to soak in the sights and sounds of Olbia. You can take a leisurely stroll through the city, explore its markets, or simply relax at a local cafe.
As the day comes to an end, we’ll make our way to Olbia Airport, where we bid farewell to this captivating island with its rich archaeological treasures and historical wonders. It’s time to depart with a heart filled with memories of an unforgettable journey through Sardinia’s prehistoric past.

What is included:

• Accommodation in 3/4-star hotels or boutique establishments with half-board (breakfast and dinner)
• Expert licensed multilingual tour guide with a deep knowledge of Sardinia archaeology
• Private bus at your disposal for the entire tour as per the program
• Lunch as per program (beverages excluded)
• Enjoy a traditional Sardinian lunch in a historic Campidanese house.
• Savor a delightful lunch on a local farm, savoring the flavors of the region.
• Bus and driver at your disposal as per the itinerary
• Expenses and accommodation for the driver and guide are also included
• One free tour leader in a double room with a minimum of 25 paying passengers

What is not included:

• Flight tickets to Sardinia.
• Tickets and entrance fees for museums and attractions
• City taxes (to be paid directly at the hotels).
• Drinks during lunches and dinners.
• Porterage and gratuities.
• Medical Insurance
• Any expenses or items not specifically mentioned in the “What’s Included” section of the quote