Luxury Fam-trip Visit Sardinia
Arbatax – Barbagia – Nuraghe Santu Antine – Alghero – Sassari – Castelsardo – Gallura – Costa Smeralda – Archipelago La Maddalena and Sardinian food & wine experience “Carrera de Sos Sabores” – Road of Tastes
Luxury all included fam-trip for the travel professionals
by Visit [email protected] Tour Operator & DMC in Sardinia – Italy
Outstanding tour program guided by VIP Sardinia top managers Roberto Tola and Natalia Vlaskina.
Don’t miss the unique chance to discover an amazing Sardinia Island in our special tailor-made fam-trip for the travel professionals created by the true Sardinian insiders.
Meet of history, culture, traditions, nature, cuisine and pure luxury on the island of longevity!
VISIT SARDINIA® – is a leading Italian inbound tour operator based in Sardinia (Italy). We provide high-level services and programs for tour operators, travel agencies and their clients. We have the exclusive contracts rates for the best hotels on the island, create tailor-made tours and programs, boat and yacht trips, transfers and services.
We help travel professionals to discover Sardinia Island and Sardinia Excellence through the local experience – best hotels of the island, most beautiful places, food & wine, yachts, Thalasso and SPA, things to do, local style of life, vacation opportunities, activities, wedding and event planner.
Sardinia – the beautiful island in the heart of Mediterranean sea and the part of Italy, one of the most exclusive destinations, famous for the enchanting virgin nature, best sandy beaches and bays, sculptural rocks and crystal-clear sea, perfect climate, ancient history and traditions, centenarians, breathtaking uninhabited islands, medieval towns, ancient traditional cuisine, typical authentic wines, and famous jet-set place for the luxury vacations in Costa Smeralda.
In this tour we exclusively include the visit to the annual historical traditional festival Cavalcata Sarda in Sassari.
Sardinian Food & Wine experience: “Carrera de Sos Sabores” – Road of Tastes Sardinia and Cooking School “Segretos de Sa Coghina” – Secrets of Sardinian Cuisine by Visit Sardinia®.
Our family produces top-quality local olive oil from 1882, made with the unique Sardinia olives “bosana”, typical only in the northeast of the island. This oil is exclusively made only for the high-class restaurants and top quality cuisine. Family olive oil tasting exclusively offered to our guests. We choose for you top local wines and family wineries where we make our special creative events. We provide unique experience out of touristic routes and give the spirit of our true local life.
“Breathe Sardinia and live longer” … Sardinia is called “the last paradise on earth” for many reasons as a virgin nature, ancient traditions, special way to live and quality of life. Sardinia still keeps the secrets of the ancient cuisine and culture, the oldest in the Mediterranean, and well-known as the island of longevity and the world leader for the quantity of centenarians. The island is surrounded by the most beautiful, crystal-clear sea and endless beaches, spectacular scenery, the magnificent prestigious resorts and lovely towns make it one of the most desirable destinations for a summer beach holidays. The unique ancient civilization called “nuragic” that existed here 3-5 thousand years ago, the “The Giant Tombs”, the sacred wells, menirs and necropolises up to 7 thousand years old, refer Sardinia to the most mystical and ancient territory of the Mediterranean.
Sardinia, even if it is the autonomous region of Italy, always remains the land apart – with its proper ancient history, culture, and traditions, separate from the mainland Italy. The island’s native population, the Sardinians, the oldest nation with its own ancient Sardinian language, so here is used to speak two languages – Italian and Sardinian.
Our tour program offers a unique cultural, food and wine experience, hidden places, picturesque sights, breathtaking views and allows you to discover the island through the locals and insiders. Sardinia is extremely diverse – from medieval Genovese and Aragonese medieval towns, spread out on the sea or the hills in the northwest, to the most luxurious Mediterranean resorts of Costa Smeralda in the northeast; from the typical villages and wildlife of the mountains to the pristine beaches and uninhabited islands. Our program includes not only visiting famous tourist places but also getting to know the true life of the island, traditions and food. In the program you will discover various places, the diverse unique cuisine of the island, selected restaurants and the original menu, composed by our culinary experts. The Sardinian cuisine is distinguished by a surprising variety and richness from the different territories! Only by the number of types of bread Sardinia is the richest region in the world, here you will find more than 400 kinds of bread! Every day you will discover the unique island with a thousand-year history…
How to Qualify for this FAM
- In fam-trip can participate only tour operators or travel agencies.
- Participants must be actively selling travel to Italy/Europe.
- Participants must sign up as Visit Sardinia partner.
- Participants must have passport valid for 6 months beyond travel
- Participants must be in good health
- Participants must purchase travel insurance for this FAM
Get in touch with Sardinia with locals and discover destination through our unique travel offers and top-class service:
- Selected top hotels
- Luxury travel
- Tailor-made tours
- Food and wine experience
- Cooking school
- Activities: hiking, adventure, golf, sport
- Boat tours
- Wellness travel: Thalasso & SPA
- Weddings & honeymoon
- Couple’s travel
- Women’s travel
- Senior’s travel
- Family’s travel
- Vegan travel
- Business travel & incentive
- Special events
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ARBATAX, OGLIASTRA – THE LAND OF CENTENARIANS
Arrival to the Olbia airport, welcoming and transfer to the hotel Arbatax Park Resort 4* (Arbatax).
Check-in and accommodation in Monte Turri Luxury Retreat.
Relax in the hotel, SPA center, free time.
Hotel inspection. Resort Arbatax Park – hotel Monte Turry Luxury Retreat, Borgo Cala Moresca, Cottage (superior accommodations).
Welcome dinner and night in the hotel.
WELCOME TO THE BLUE ZONE – THE SECRET OF LONGEVITY
Blue Zone is a term used to identify a demographic and / or geographical area of the world where people live longer than average. The concept was born when professor Gianni Pes from the University of Sassari and professor Michel Poulain from Belgium published on their experimental Gerontology their demographic study of human longevity, which identifies the province of Nuoro in Sardinia as the area with the highest concentration of centenarians in the world. The scholars traced the blue concentric circles on the map that indicated the areas with the highest longevity, hence the term “blue zone”.
According to research, the reasons for this longevity and well-being are based on alimantation with local healthy and genuine foods, regular physical activity, a social structure that puts the family at the center of life, promoting the most intense human relationships.
Ogliastra is getting more and more successful, especially because it offers beautiful and uncontaminated landscapes and the magnificent world famous beaches such as Cala Luna, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Goloritzé in the territory of Baunei, declared the Italian Natural Monument. The inland areas are so wild and spectacular that make the Supramonte of Dorgali, Gorroppu Gorge, Europe’s largest canyon and heels between Gairo, Jerzu, Ulassai one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Adventure tour around Bellavista Natural Park.
In the heart of Ogliastra, the peninsula of Bellavista is an island in the island, a paradise corner still intact in its rugged beauty. In this microcosm the Bellavista Natural Park has its place, in a 40 hectares area of typical Sardinian flora and fauna. Among olive trees, mastic and myrtle trees are hosted indigenous animals such as wild sheep, wild boar, Jar horses, deers, donkeys, sheeps and Sardinian cows, as well as a variety of birds that find a safe heaven in a protected ecosystem.
Free time on the beach or SPA or boat tour (depending on weather conditions).
Traditional dinner with local cuisine.
Night in the hotel.
INLAND RURAL SARDINIA – MYSTERIOUS BARBAGIA
BREATHTAKING WILD COSTS OF GOLFO DI OROSEI
Check-out and departure to Barbagia.
Barbagia is the heart of Sardinia. An enormous territory occupying the slopes of the Gennargentu, a massif mountain in the center of the island, and the smaller reliefs around it. The name “Barbagia” is related to the fact that here refuged the Sardinians who resisted the conquests of Carthaginians and Romans. In fact, the area is made up of various historical regions: you will be conquered by the magic of the historic villages such as Gavoi with granite houses, narrow lanes, vine coortes and pergolas, and the homeland to the famous unique sheep cheese “Fiore Sardo” (Sardinian Flower). In Orgosolo, the streets speak to you through murals painted on walls that tell life, culture, and political claims. Barbagia is famous for “cannonau” wine: Mamoiada, Oliena and Dorgali are internationally recognized as the production centers and homeland of these grapes and wine. Golfo di Orosei and Cala Gonone – the village by the sea is world-famous for its breathtaking bay Cala Luna.
Visit famous Sardinian Experience rural Hotel Su Gologone 4*S. Craft studio “Botteghe d’Arte” Su Gologone Style.
Sardinian food & wine experience. Nido del pane (‘bread nest’), ancient traditions of bread-making in Sardinia.
Here you can watch how Sardinian women, dressed in typical Oliena clothers, have been making bread for centuries. They’ll prepare different local specialities such as pane carasau (a crisp, wafer-thin flatbread). When it’s ready, it’s for sharing among everyone. Following with typical in Barbagia “cannonau” red wine tasting and traditional lunch in Su Gologone rural restaurant, where mealtimes are saturated with the fragrances and flavours of Barbagia.
Tour to the Nuraghe Santu Antine of Torralba.
Sardinia is the most ancient civilization in the Mediterranean. A unique tour to the ancient monuments, nuragic complex, approx. 3900 years, which is an important example of prehistoric architecture of the Mediterranean. Nuraghe (huge conical stone towers), the sacred wells, the Tomb of the Giants, and Meniere’s – show the ancient culture, which existed in Sardinia 5-7 thousand years ago. The towers are built of huge stones without cords with knowledge of mathematics and architecture and are still a mystery of prehistoric civilization.
Departure to Alghero.
Check-in and accommodation in the hotel Corte Rosada 4* in Alghero.
ALGHERO, RIVIERA DELL CORALLO
SARDINIAN VILLAGE – LIFE IN SARDINIA, TRADITIONS AND CUISINE
Tour Alghero and Riviera dell Corallo with visit the Neptune Grottos.
An exciting journey along one of the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts – famous Coral Riviera, so called because of the presence of rare corals of the extraordinary beauty, and famous Alghero jewelries. The marine park of Porto Conte, the highest point of the promontory of Capo Caccia (Hunter Cape), the magnificent Neptune’s Grotto by the famous stairs Cabirol consisting of 656 steps, along the huge rocks. These caves are 2 million years old and they are one of the largest in Europe.
Alghero a – picturesque medieval town surrounded by ancient bastions on the sea in the heart of the Coral Riviera with amazing long white sandy beaches, cliffs, caves, streams, pine woods, marine parks and mediterranean nature, in a large area of northwest coast of Sardinia.
The city was founded in the 12th century the powerful Doria family of Genoa, who ruled it for centuries, then was captured by the Aragonese and further developed, under their influence. Under the crown of Aragon Alghero has reached its peak as a fortress: the deep bond of the past is still evident in the local dialect, and the Aragonese style of the ancient city appears constantly in the old city walls, churches, houses and roads. The old town can be called a true treasure of history, culture and archeological sites. Alghero was and is a city of charm, ideal for those who love the typical features of the past of old Europe under the strong influence of the Aragonese domination. Currently, it is one of the most famous, the pleasant and relaxing, romantic landscapes, as well as shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
“In Sardigna” – “Life in Sardinia”, traditional dinner in one of the best farm-houses of the island.
Unforgettable journey into the traditional life of Sardinia, culture and cuisine of the island in typical Sardinian village. This is a special day that you can not miss while you are on the island. Agriturismo – traditional farm, reveals the essence of the mood in Sardinia, where the owners keep the traditions of the island. All products from the farm are homemade, cooked according to the old traditions and are the basis of the Sardinian cuisine – different varieties of sheep’s cheese, sausages, typical home-made pasta, bread, meat, sweets, wine and liqueurs. It’s a real familiarity with the culture, traditions and typical cuisine of the island, which can be discovered here. The culmination of the traditional Sardinian cuisine – the famous “porchetto arosto” (or «porceddu» in Sardinian language) – suckling pig roasted on a spit for several hours in a special way how it was cooked by sardinian shepherds for centuries or goat meat cooked in traditional way. It offers a variety of unique traditional dishes and wines.
Return and night in the hotel.
SASSARI, BEAUTIFUL TRADITIONAL PARADE CAVALCATA SARDA, TYPICAL SASSARESIAN CUISINE AND “CIONFRA”
Sassari – The North Capital of Sardinia
The ancient city of Sassari (Tàttari in Sardinian language), the cultural centre of the island, with the one of the oldest university in Italy, theatres, authentic culture and traditions, the colourful mixture of the past, history of Sardinian Kingdom, traditions and modern times. Sassaresians have their ancient traditional dialect besides Italian language.
Sassari is recognized as one of the best places for quality of life and one of the three cities with the best climate in the world. The town is famous for its festivals and carnivals, the most important of which is Cavalcata Sarda – a beautiful parade of costumes and traditions of the island, launched two centuries ago by Queen Margherita di Savoia, which is held in Sassari every year on the third Sunday of May.
Candelieri (“Parade of Candlemen”; “Faradda di li Candareri” in sassaresian; “Discesa dei candelieri” in italian)– just for 500 years is the greatest and the most important traditional feast in Sardinia and patrimony of UNESCO. Is the sacred ceremony and spectacular parade of craft guilds “gremi” of the city, which for 500 years, every year on August 14, carry huge candles with signs of guilds to the church of Santa Maria, dancing accompanied by the sounds of drums. The procession terminates by the mayor and the city government, who greet the townspeople, who express their attitude to the head of the city when they pass through.
Visit one of the most important traditional events in Sardinia – annual parade Cavalcata Sarda in Sassari.
Local street food experience.
Dinner in the traditional “trattoria” of Sassari with the local cuisine and folk music.
Sassaresian cuisine – is rich and varied, composed of many dishes strongly linked to the farming tradition of the city but spread and also tied to the traditions of neighbouring towns. Vegetables are indeed queens in most local dishes, the most known and used in the cuisine of Sassari are the eggplant (mirinzana), onion (ziodda) and broad beans (faba). Sassaresian cuisine can’t miss famous and typical here “lumache” – various snails and cooked in different ways, with olive oil and parsley, or tomato sause, with spices and etc.
Cionfra – is the symbol of Sassari, is the fascinating way to live, to joke, to sing and to eat. It’s satire in sassaresian style. To understand that you have to feel the way to pass the time here and to stay with locals. Feel here what means “Cionfra” and “Sassarese DOC”!
Check-in and night at the hotel 4* in Sassari.
CASTELSARDO AND ELEPHANT ROCK; WINE TASTING BY THE SEA
SARDINIAN FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE BY TASTE ACADEMY VISIT SARDINIA
Breakfast and check-out.
Tour in Castelsardo ( Sardinian Castle) – one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy (Borghi d’Italia).
Driving along the breathtaking coast through the northern panorama, we are approaching the delightful medieval town of Castelsardo of 12th century, which stands on a promontory in the center of the Asinara Gulf. The time is stopped here, its small old streets climb from the hill to the top, where stands the ancient castle of Doria, blowing us in the past centuries. Beautiful, breathtaking landscape from the top of the chapel on the sea around the island of Asinara and Corsica. Castelsardo is famous for traditional Sardinian handicraft and typical hand-made local baskets.
Visit to Roccia dell’Elefante (Elephant Rock) – the famous rock in the natural form of an elephant and a prehistoric burial «domus de janas» of prenuragic period, approx. 5000 years.
Typical family winery and winetasting over Asinara Gulf.
Visit the local winery situated on the hills with breathtaking view of Gulf of Asinara, with vineyards by the sea surrounded by Mediterranean nature and flavors, here they produce premium wines, characteristic only for this territory of Sorso, unique for the island. The story about the ancient wine traditions and typical wines of the island. Wine-tasting with typical local food of the Romangia area.
Sardinian food & wine experience by Visit Sardinia Taste Academy.
Sardinian sea food cuisine is on of the best and delicious in Mediterranean, the true paradise for seafood lovers, its beautiful crystal-clean sea suggests the variety of flavorous fresh fish and delicious local seafood.
Tasting special menu with the unique dishes of the local cuisine by famous chef, variety of special starters based on the seasonal products, vegetables, fish and food of the territory, “mare e terra” (“sea and land)”, accompanied by the best Sardinian wines, local sweets and liquors.
Departure to Isola Rossa.
Isola Rossa (Red Island) is a nice typical village by the sea so called for the red granite rocks and famous for the beautiful sunsets.
Inspection Torreruja Relax Thalasso & SPA 4* (Isola Rossa).
Check-in, inspection, accommodation in the hotel Marinedda Thalasso & SPA 5*.
Relax or Thalasso & SPA experience in the Wellness center, one of the biggest in the Mediterranean.
Dinner in the hotel.
GALLURA EXPERIENCE, WELLNESS & THALASSO THERAPHY IN SARDINIA
The northeastern region of Sardinia, characterized by a spectacular and articulated coast, with narrow and long creeks, granite rocks and faced by numerous islands, including Tavolara and the Archipelago of Maddalena, Gallura is among the most beloved destination of the island. Gallura includes Olbia, Tempio Pausania, Arzachena, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Palau, Golfo Aranci, Badesi, San Teodoro, Budoni and many other small towns, and offers a wide range of luxury hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, restaurants and attractions. Gallura’s main tourist area is the Costa Smeralda, a glamorous area famous for its marvelous coastlines, while the hinterland is famous for the amazing archaeological sites scattered among forests and far away from mass tourism destinations such as Nuraghe Albucciu, giant tombs and the necropolis.
Breakfast. Check-out and departure.
Journey through the famous granite trails of Gallura – Agguis and Moon Valley.
Aggius, amazing medieval town called “granite village”, all built with the granite stones of Gallura, situated among the rocks and forests. Its granite houses considered among the most beautiful in all the region. The town is also known for its beautiful carpets and fine textiles.
The Moon Valley (or Plain of the Great Stones) is a spectacular valley located just behind the village of Aggius, it extends for many kilometers surrounded by large granite boulders with anthropomorphic forms, where nature show its genuine creativity, and gives a space of immense silence.
Inspection the hotels: Cala di Falco Resort 4*S (Cannigione), Capo d’Orso Thalasso & SPA 5* (Palau).
Gourmet lunch in the restaurant of the Hotel Capo D’Orso Thalasso & SPA 5*.
Check-in, inspection and accommodation in the hotel Valle dell’Erica Resort Thalasso & SPA 5* (Santa Teresa di Gallura).
Relax or Thalasso & SPA experience in the Wellness Center.
Welcome aperitif and dinner in the hotel.
COSTA SMERALDA – CHARM & CHIC OF LUXURY SARDINIA, ONE OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE VACATION DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD
Costa Smeralda tour and hotels inspection.
One of the most exclusive places in the world – the legendary Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), famous as the top vacation place for the world jet-set and celebrities. We’ll show you the famous luxury villages and legendary hotels in Sardinian style with natural local materials and typical architecture, created by world famous designers. Here you’ll find the world famous Pevero Golf Club in Porto Cervo. It is also the place of nightlife with the famous clubs and discos like “Billionair”, “Ritual”, “Sopra Vento”, open during high season months in July and August. Short walk around the famous Porto Cervo the – luxury center of Costa Smeralda with legendary small square Piazzetta, yachts, famous restaurants and luxury branded shops. Visit Liscia di Vacca – a unique village, built on canals with porticos, as a “Little Venice”, with the theatre, open in summer for shows, fashion weeks and concerts.
Inspection L’Ea Bianca Luxury Resort & SPA 5*.
Inspection and gourmet sea-food lunch in the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu 5* McGallery by Sofitel.
The unique luxury village of Costa Smeralda – Poltu Quatu (in Sardinian language it means “hidden port”), set amongst natural granite fjord with the charming Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu 5*, with hotel and residence with apartments, a true example of wonderful architecture and design, created by the legendary architect of Costa Smeralda, Jean Claude Lesuiss. Here you’ll find glamour, relax, luxury style, night life, port with luxury yachts, famous diving center “Marina del Orso”, shops, restaurants, bars, famous night club «Vita Smeralda”.
Gourmet lunch in the Poltu Quatu Restaurant exclusively created for us by the hotel top chef.
Inspection The Luxury Collection Hotels: Cervo Hotel – Costa Smeralda Resort 5*, Cala di Volpe 5*L, Romazzino 5*L, Pitrizza 5*L.
Check-in, inspection and accommodation in the luxury hotel Colonna Resort 5* (Porto Cervo).
Dinner and night in the hotel.
ARCHIPELAGO OF LA MADDALENA – ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS IN THE WORLD
Yacht tour to Archipelago of La Maddalena (depending on weather conditions).
The Archipelago of La Maddalena, the National Marine Park, is located in the northeast of Sardinia in the Gallura region near the world-famous Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) with the most exclusive luxury resorts, and near Corsica, from which it separates the Bonifacio Strait. It consists of 68 islands and islets, the largest of which are La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Budelli, Santa Maria, Razzoli and Spargi. The crystal-clear sea of the archipelago changes its color from the blue aquamarine in the Gulf of Pirates on the island of Spargi to the emerald in laguna near the island of Budelli. The picturesque landscapes of the islands, surrounded by natural sculptural granite rocks of amazing shape and various shades from white and silver to pink and red, which have become a symbol of the archipelago. As well as the magnificent wild beaches of uninhabited islands with white sand, and pink on the world famous Pink Beach of Budelli Island. The water here is so transparent that in some places it’s possible to see the bottom up to 10 meters deep! The nature of the islands is formed by Mediterranean vegetation and old junipers of an amazing shape formed by the wind. The aromas of juniper and Mediterranean nature, the beneficial pure sea water and wind, the virgin beauty of the island create a real paradise in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Visit Porto Rotondo, luxury village with the famous Yacht Club and villas of celebrities.
Sardinian Food & Wine Experience “Taste of Sardinia”
Visit the famous familiar winery which produces exclusive Sardinian wines as typical white wine of the area “Vermentino di Gallura DOC”. Lunch with wine tasting.
Inspection Petra Segreta Luxury Resort & SPA 5* Relais et Chateaux.
Return and relax in the hotel, beach or SPA.
Breakfast, check-out, and transfer to the Olbia airport/port.
- 4*-5* selected hotels in Sardinia, BB/HB in the hotels and other meals as per itinerary.
- All included as per itinerary.
Transfers during the tour according to the program
- Alghero – Riviera dell Corallo with Neptune Grottos
- Sardinian Village + traditional dinner
- Costa Smeralda
- Yacht trip to Archipelago La Maddalena
Food & Wine Experience:
- Traditional bread-making.
- Gourmet dinner in the famous restaurant in Costa Smeralda.
- 2 vineyards with wine-tastings.
- Local cuisine with a famous chef.
- Sardinian typical farmhouse with traditional dinner and cooking show.
- Sardinian seafood experience lunch in the famous restaurant.
- Lunch in the typical trattoria in Sassari with folk music.
- Highly personalized program.
- Visit CAVALCATA SARDA annual traditional festival in Sassari.
- Traditional lunch in Sassari with folk music.
- Discovery Thalasso in Sardinia.
- Visit Sardinia Taste Academy: “Carrera de Sos Sabores – Road of Tastes Sardinia” – local food & wine experience; “Segretos de Sa Coghina” – “Secrets of Sardinian cuisine” – cooking lessons and show.
- Hotels inspection.
- Sales master-class.
- Get in touch with Visit Sardinia exclusive travel offers.
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses, local city taxes, extra services and meals, tips and all that is not included in the program.
Note: The program is subject to varieties.