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Sardinia Shore Excursions

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Sardinia

Largely hidden from the outside world, the island of Sardinia boasts a unique cultural heritage, ancient roots, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. There have been inhabitants on Sardinia from prehistoric times, and some sites remain with structures dating to circa 4000 BCE. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, and Byzantines all asserted their influence here. The island became a pawn in the religious kingdoms of the Middle Ages, and fought to maintain its identity against raids and invasions from outside naval powers. Jews were once an important part of the medieval merchant class in the town of Alghero, until they were expelled or forced to convert in 1492 by the Spanish king.

 

At the dawn of the modern era, Sardinia became a part of the newly united Italy, and would fight as divisions of Italians during the first and second world wars. As an important Italian holding, it was heavily targeted by allied bombing runs that would destroy many structures on the island. After the war, Sardinia became an autonomous region of the new Italian Republic.

 

Today, you can walk through the unique medieval town of Alghero and see evidence of the Jewish community that once thrived on its streets, stroll the boulevards and museums of the capital Cagliari, sunbathe on the unparalleled beaches of the Costa Smerelda, and uncover the many undiscovered hideaways of Sardinia.

Sardinia Tour Options

  • Comprehensive Province of Gallura

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  • All of our cruise tours include transfers from the port to the touring area and back. Please inform us in the event that you will not require transfers.
  • Our tours are fully customizable according to the time at your disposal. When making your request, kindly let us know how many hours you will be available for touring; if you know your exact docking times, even better!
  • In case you have already been to this destination previously, we can ensure that you will not be repeating sites which you have already visited.  If you have other specific requests, just let us know, and we will happily accommodate your particular preferences.