Sardinia's Emerald Coast

Cala Gonone & Arzachena

SOLD OUT! September 16-24, 2024

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Sardinia will captivate you with its white sand, crystal waters, sheer cliffs and secret grottos. It’s a playground for celebrities, outdoor adventurers, and millionaire yacht owners...but we’ll show you the off-the-beaten path side of this beautiful island!

This is an island of stark contrasts - pristine coastline and the dramatic Supramonte mountain range, glamorous resorts and quiet medieval villages, ancient culture and modern enjoyments. Above all, Sardinia is known for its natural splendor as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Our 4 nights on the coast in Cala Gonone and 4 nights in picturesque Arzachena will be spent exploring this natural splendor, while also learning about and enjoying the culinary specialities of the region. 

Keep scrolling for more tour details, pricing, and specific Trip Notes for this particular tour.

Tour Highlights

Experience the centuries-old tradition of Sardinian filigree when we visit a jewelry artisan in Dorgali.

Explore the caves, beaches & grottos along the coast of Cala Gonone during our private boat excursion!

A full cheesemaking experience at a goat farm followed by lunch at the family's agriturismo.

A winery visit to learn about the local wines which will likely become your new favorites!

Enjoy a sailboat excursion around the islands of La Maddelena, with lunch prepared by your captain.

Double occupancy: $5,200/person
Single supplement: $500

Deposit of $2,000/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.

Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.

Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Pricing includes:

- Eight nights of accommodations (4 nights in Cala Gonone, 4 nights in Arzachena)

- All planned excursions & classes

- Experienced tour directors and local guides

- Meals included: daily breakfasts at our accommodations, all lunches & dinners (with the exception of 1 lunch on your own)

- Private motorcoach transportation throughout the tour

- Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times. Any additional transfer will be at your own cost.

Not included:
- Airfare

Travel Insurance

- Gratuity for driver and guides, at your discretion

- Any spending during free time, personal purchases, extraneous hotel charges (minibar, laundry service, etc.) and any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.

Once you complete the Booking Request Form (click the button at the top of the page), a member of our team will contact you.

You'll receive our Terms & Conditions/Registration form to complete, along with instructions for making your deposit.

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight in & out of Olbia* (airport code: OLB). Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Olbia (OLB) airport on September 16 at 2:00p.m. and dropped off at the Olbia airport on September 24 by 9a.m. One group transfer will be provided, any additional private transfers would be at your own cost.

*Please note: Olbia is a small airport with somewhat limited flight arrivals & departures and likely no direct flights. You may find multiple connections or long layovers in the available flight itineraries. We strongly recommend looking into flight costs and trip insurance before booking your spot!  These are important factors to consider as you budget for the trip.

A few items of note for some of the destinations and the trip as a whole to help set expectations and better prepare you for the trip. Some of the expectations are outlined in the Terms & Conditions form that you will use to register (see specifically the Traveler Code and Traveler Expectations sections), but to reiterate some as they specifically relate to this Sardinia itinerary.

Cusine - As hopefully most of you know, our food tours focus heavily on the culinary specialities of each region and town we visit. So when we arrange a lunch/dinner or culinary experience, we are working with those restaurants to plan menus in advance that highlight the seasonal produce, and dishes that reflect the region we’re in. As this tour take place on an island, with much time spend on the coast, you can expect seafood to be heavily featured, for example. We will be collecting some of this information at a later date from you, but if there are food allergies we need to be aware of, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. If there are entire categories of food that you just don’t eat (and are not willing to try), this might not be the tour for you! 

Terrain: As you'll find throughout Italy, walkways are often made up of cobblestones and limestone paving. Sardinia is known for its rocky terrain, so good walking shoes, being sure on your feet, and staying alert are all key to getting around!

Excursions: We will have two boat excursions that will require being able to safely get on & off a boat - sometimes onto a smaller tender boat, sometimes directly into the water. You should be comfortable being able to either without much assistance. With all of our excursions, you are not forced to participate if something like this is not your ’thing.’ You always have the option to stay behind and enjoy some free time on your own (please note, as mentioned in the Terms & Conditions, there is no compensation or refund for any portion of the tour or excursion you do not participate in).