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Stunning Sardinia: From the Ancient World to the Costa Smeralda

The sun-soaked Italian island of Sardinia is a treasure trove. Enjoy coastal beauty one day, and discover the artifacts and megaliths left behind by ancient civilizations the next.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22330RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
4,099
Flights start at
1,000
Italy

Stunning Sardinia: From the Ancient World to the Costa Smeralda

The sun-soaked Italian island of Sardinia is a treasure trove. Enjoy coastal beauty one day, and discover the artifacts and megaliths left behind by ancient civilizations the next.
Length
11 days
Starts at
4,099
Flights start at
1,000
Length
11 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
4,099
Flights start at
1,000
Program No. 22330RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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May 17 - May 27, 2023
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4,099
Jun 7 - Jun 17, 2023
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Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2023
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4,099
Oct 4 - Oct 14, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
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May 17 - May 27, 2023
Starting at
4,719
Jun 7 - Jun 17, 2023
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4,719
Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2023
Starting at
4,719
Oct 4 - Oct 14, 2023
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4,719

At a Glance

Become a part of the long, rich history of Sardinia, a beautiful Mediterranean island, by experiencing its two different worlds. Take a peek into the ancient world by visiting the mysterious archaeological sites of a "Nuragic civilization" and learn how wave after wave of cultures left their mark. Then flash forward to the modern era and enjoy the idyllic coastal cities and white sand beaches along the Costa Smeralda, home to some of the world’s most beautiful and serene landscapes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience a range of archeological ruins including remarkable Phoenician-Roman seaside settlements and the unique megalithic architecture of the Nuragic Civilization.
  • Marvel at the “Su Nuraxi” - a unique archeological settlement with stone sculptures carved from local sandstone by Sardinia’s ancient Nuragic inhabitants.
  • Enjoy a boat excursion through the small islands of La Maddalena Archpelago: Bargi, Budelli and Razzoli.
Featured Expert
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Nicola Sanna
Nicola Sanna was born in Cagliari, Sardinia and is an expert on Sardinian prehistory. He has a bachelor’s in classics and a master’s in prehistory archaeology from the University of Cafliari. He is currently the museum education officer at the Santadi Civic Archaeology Museum, where he worked as the director and curator from 2017 to 2019. His research has focused on protohistoric architecture, including the Nuragic so-called “megaron” temples, and Sardinian prehistoric, Punic and Roman pottery.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nicola Sanna was born in Cagliari, Sardinia and is an expert on Sardinian prehistory. He has a bachelor’s in classics and a master’s in prehistory archaeology from the University of Cafliari. He is currently the museum education officer at the Santadi Civic Archaeology Museum, where he worked as the director and curator from 2017 to 2019. His research has focused on protohistoric architecture, including the Nuragic so-called “megaron” temples, and Sardinian prehistoric, Punic and Roman pottery.
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Maria Paola Loi is a licensed group leader from Cagliari, the capital city of Sardinia. Born, raised and educated in Sardinia, she studied English and French literature prior to living in the UK for several years. The passion for her own island brought her back to Sardinia where she became a licensed group leader 25 years ago, specializing in history, archaeology and Sardinian art and literature. She has collaborated with the Sardinian tourist board, traveling all over Europe to promote the island.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Italy Sardinia East Coast: A unique itinerary from Olbia to Cagliari
by Martina Fiammengo
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sardinia
by DK Publishing
Italy Sardinia West & North Coasts: A unique itinerary from Cagliari to Olbia (Follow Me Guide Book 2)
by Martina Fiammengo





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