Sardinia's Emerald Coast

Cala Gonone & Arzachena

September 10-18, 2025

Price: $5475/person

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 days 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. Contact us with any questions.

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Our 9 days in Sardinia will show you the rich contrasts of this island as we move from the coastal views of Cala Gonone to the hilly landscape of inland Arzachena.

Cala Gonone (4 nights) - where pristine beaches, enchanting caves, crystalline waters, and towering limestone cliffs create an idyllic coastal paradise.

Arzachena (4 nights) - you'll feel transported to the wild west as we head inland to Arzachena with its ancient Nuragic ruins and large rock formations. You'll also find sparkling azure waters, sprawling vineyards and luxurious resorts converging in a harmonious blend of history and relaxation.

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: $5,475/person
Single supplement: $675

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, including visits to artisanal producers and a hands-on cooking class.

- Meals included: daily breakfasts at our accommodations and most lunches & dinners. We curate each menu to focus on traditional regional specialties, accompanied by local wines.

- Experienced tour leaders and local guides

- 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 tour leaders, 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.

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 10 at 2:00p.m. and dropped off at the Olbia airport on September 18 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 (try Google Flights) and trip insurance before booking your spot or see ourtips for booking flights!  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 our Traveler Guidebook and 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).