15 Best Cagliari Tours

Cagliari, a municipality with approximately 150,000 inhabitants, is located on the south-central coast in Sardinia.

Cagliari’s Mediterranean climate attracts sun-lovers from all around the globe. It also boasts a wealth of cultural and historical attractions.

It is also one of Italy’s greenest urban areas and has more green spaces per capita than any other city in the country.

The airport is located just a few minutes from the city centre, making Cagliari a great option for those who arrive by air.

Here are 15 top tours in Cagliari.

1. 2 1/2 -Hour Segway Tour

Segway Tour

Previous guests have reported that gliding on a Segway over Cagliari’s narrow streets, past ancient Roman amphitheaters, and medieval towers is an unforgettable experience. It’s also safe and convenient and affordable.

Segways, which are two-wheeled, gravity-defying, eco-friendly devices, allow riders to enjoy the great outdoors without having to sweat.

This tour includes Cagliari’s most famous attractions such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria (13th century), the Bastion of San Remy and the Elephant Tower. It takes approximately two and a half hours.

Before setting out on their explorations, each participant receives all necessary safety equipment and training.

2. Cagliari Private Tours with a Local

Cagliari

Experiences are just as important about people and places as they are about people. This private tour is a great example of this.

Italy’s a country that is eager to share its culture with tourists. This tour will pair guests with a local guide who is eager to make each trip memorable.

After meeting their guide at their accommodation, guests will get to know the immediate area before they head out to explore the city.

The tours are customized and personalized based on your interests. They generally last between 2 and 6 hours.

3. Mountains and Sea Jeep and Dinghy Tour

Cannoneris Nature Reserve

This full-day combination tour of the mountains and seas is a great way to see Cagliari’s marvels, such as Indiana Jones.

It’s an adventure filled with hidden coves, rocky caps only accessible by small boats, and old-growth oak forest nestled against the side of tall mountains.

The Cannoneris Nature Reserve is the tour’s focal point. This reserve is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the region and well worth a visit for active travelers who want to get away from the crowds.

The tour includes a delicious seafood lunch at a beachside eatery and is available in English, French and Portuguese.

4. Half-Day Tour with Su Nuraxi Barumini & Giara

Su Nuraxi Barumini

Sardinia and Cagliari are well-known for their natural beauty and abundance of historic sites that date back thousands years.

This half-day tour is for those who want to experience both and get the best value for their travel dollars.

Su Nuraxi di Barumini, one of Sardinia’s most important Bronze Age archaeological sites, is internationally recognized by UNESCO because of its historical and cultural importance.

The guide will take guests on a tour of the area’s natural, manmade, and cultural attractions. If time allows, they can enjoy a traditional Sardinian meal at nearby restaurants or a picnic in a wilderness area famous for its wild horses.

5. Cheese-Making Workshop and Tour of Argiolas Formaggi

Argiolas Formaggi

Sardinia’s artisanal dairy cheesemakers have been making traditional products in the same way for many generations.

The two-hour tour takes you to a modern dairy processing plant that produces cheeses from goats and sheep milk.

Before they enter the plant, guests will be provided with protective clothing such as shirts and shoes covers. They’ll also receive headsets from which they can learn more about what they see.

All participants will then have the chance to work alongside a skilled cheesemaker at different stages of the production process.

Post-tour tastings include a selection of local cheeses and wines.

6. Enjoy a full-day private wine experience with lunch

Sardinian wineries

Italy is a wine paradise. Half-day tours are possible, but full-day trips are better for serious wine aficionados.

This guided tour takes you to two wineries in Sardinia.

Guests will be able to tour the facility and learn how grapes can be transformed into delicious and intoxicating spirits by using both traditional methods and modern equipment.

The tour includes the stunning scenery of southern Sardinia, lunch at a traditional farm and tastings of a variety of wines with different flavors and colors.

7. Traditional Ravioli Cooking Class

Ravioli

It has many pasta varieties that make up the main course of most Italian meals, including ravioli and spaghetti.

Italians eat fresh pasta, which is a departure from the majority of pasta found around the globe. This hands-on tour will allow guests to experience the process and be involved from the beginning.

Classes are held in the home of a local chef or foodie. There is plenty of discussion and time for cooking, as well as a relaxed lunch where everyone can enjoy the fruits and vegetables of their labor.

8. Canyoneering in Sardinia

Canyoneering in Sardinia

Canyoneering, while it might sound daunting to some, is not something that should be avoided by those who are fit and healthy.

This eight-hour departure tour is suitable for travelers with moderate physical abilities who are over eight years old.

After a short orientation, guests will be taken into the rugged south Sardinia by their guide.

As guests become more comfortable with the gradual slopes, things will start to get smaller. Next, the group will travel at a moderate pace in order to enjoy the abundant natural beauty of the area, including streams and granite cliffs.

9. 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Church of Bonaria

Travelers who value unstructured exploration as much as guided tours are increasingly choosing small-group tours lasting only a few hours.

The two-hour sightseeing bike tour starts in the city’s Marina District. It takes riders along the coast on a newly constructed bike path that keeps them away from motorists.

The tours include many neighborhoods and several historic attractions such as the Church of Bonaria or the Bastione di Saint Remy, which are two of Cagliari’s most famous landmarks.

The tour size is limited to eight people. If you have young children, there are kid’s seats available on request.

10. 5-Hour Shore Excursion City Tour

San Benedetto Market

This five-hour city shore excursion tour offers multiple tours per day to accommodate different departures and arrival times. It is an affordable and convenient option for people working in a tight time schedule.

This tour takes you to Cagliari’s oldest neighborhoods. It also includes the bustling San Benedetto Market where locals can buy anything from fresh meat and produce to prepared foods like honey and olive oils.

The tours include both walking and bus portions. They offer guests many opportunities to explore the Sardinian culture as well as interesting tidbits from the guide about local history and lore.

11. Guided Tour to Devil’s Saddle

Devil's Saddle

The Devil’s Saddle is a region of Sardinia that stretches between Cape Carbonara & Cape Spartivento. It features an impressive mix of historical and natural attractions, including fossil sites and archaeological sites.

The three-hour tour takes guests to the two. It departs in the morning and leaves the afternoon and evening free for other tours or leisure time.

For those who want to see scenic views in the limestone hills, tours include hiking portions.

There are multiple routes with varying levels of difficulty, so it is suitable for all ages and abilities.

12. Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

Quad

Exhilarating outdoor activities can be a great way to get rid of the cobwebs and re-energize muscles after spending days on a cramped cruise ship cabin.

Cruise passengers were the first to experience this quad adventure shore excursion. You can customize it to fit your schedule.

After a scenic drive through the Sardinian Mountains guests will receive a briefing as well as all the safety equipment needed before they head out.

Highlights of the tour include tranquil forests, stunning geological formations, and return transportation from the port.

13. Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour

Cagliari’s coastline

E-bikes can cover a lot of ground in a short time. They are more mechanical than their traditional brothers and allow riders to use muscle power when they need it, while allowing them to receive electrical assistance for the tough times.

From the port, guests will follow the coastline of Cagliari to discover and enjoy the many sights, including breathtaking sea views, beautiful beaches and abundant parks.

You can also stop mid-tour for light refreshments and a drink.

Tours start at 9:00 AM and last approximately four hours.

14. Professionally Guided Coasteering Shore Excursion

Sardinian coastline

Coasteering can be a fun and exciting way to discover the rugged Sardinian coast.

The tours start in Cagliari, and include walking and hiking through the tidal areas, which are marked by exposed rocks and hidden pools and lots of wildlife.

Every tour includes a qualified and experienced instructor as well as all safety gear to make it memorable and engaging.

When the tide is out, it’s not uncommon to see unique and colorful marine animals in the pools. For beginners as well as for those with more advanced interests, tours are suitable.

15. Half-day Trekking and Waterfall Swimming Tour

Cannoneris Natural Park

Cagliari and its surroundings offer plenty of opportunities for those who are fit and active and prefer exploring to sightseeing.

Although this tour is not technically within Cagliari, it’s an excellent option for anyone who’s tired of the crowds and attractions that make the city so popular.

From Chia, guests will travel by Jeep to Cannoneris Natural Park. They will enjoy natural wonders like abundant wildlife and the largest stand of holm oaks in Europe.

After a four-mile hike up to a waterfall, it’s time to relax and swim before heading back.