Tuesday 17 September 2019
SO SORRY, BUT WE ARE NOW FULL!
SARDINIA is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It has nearly 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking and cycling trails.
September is a fantastic time to visit Sardinia with its wild hinterland, out-of-this-world sandy beaches and endearing eccentricities. Here coastal drives thrill, pre-history puzzles and four million sheep rule the roads!
It’s an island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colours of a region that boasts old traditions and a wild and pure nature. Sardinia and its wild nature, large stone monuments and nuraghi (tower-
Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi – mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins, shaped like beehives. One of the largest and oldest nuraghi is Su Nuraxi in Barumini, dating to 1500 B.C.
If you’re not into history, the natural delights of this beautiful island will still enthral you ….
Sardinia captivates with its wild hinterland, out-of-this-world beaches and endearing eccentricities. Here coastal drives thrill, prehistory puzzles and four million sheep rule the roads!
It’s an island that strikes its visitors with natural contrasts, the lights and colours of a region that boasts old traditions and a wild and pure nature.
As in Sicily, we have designed this wonderful holiday as a 2-centre tour, giving you the best of both worlds – a seafront hotel in Alghero on the west coast, and a little gem in the countryside – a traditional Sardinian hotel with beautiful surroundings and a pool. Staying in two separate areas of northern Sardinia, along with our exciting excursions, you will experience so much of this beautiful island, your memories and new friendships will last a lifetime! There is also plenty of time to ‘do your own thing’ – or join Lin on one her ‘off speck’ adventures!
We make things even more comfortable for you by having just four pickups from Gosport, Lee on the Solent, Stubbington and Fareham. Along with our luxury coach, with hostess service and travel treats en route, the comfort of an airport lounge guarantees that you arrive fresh and totally relaxed for your wonderful holiday ahead.
You really do not have to worry about a thing. From the time you book until the time you arrive home, you will be looked after by Lin of Solent Events on Tour, who will even supply you with a handy packing list to suit your holiday in the sun!
Why not take advantage of our EARLYBIRD PRICE, as our Italian holidays normally sell very quickly, even though it seems such a long away away! Therefore, please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! See the itinerary below.
NB. For your comfort, a max number of 35 passengers will apply to this exclusive Solent Events Tour (the normal public maximum being 45).
As is usual with our tours, please be aware that there will be a certain amount of walking, especially during our guided tours. There could also be varying types of terrain and at times, may be some steps to contend with.
Luxury Return Coach Travel to
London Heathrow Airport
Only FOUR local pick-ups
Personal Travel Treats
The comfort of a UK Airport Lounge
Return scheduled flights to Sardinia
4 nights accommodation Florida Hotel,
Alghero, with breakfast and dinner
3 nights accommodation Pausania Hotel
Tempio Pausania – with breakfast & dinner
Air conditioned coach travel
All UK and overseas airport taxes
and security charges
Italian City Tax
Excursions as per itinerary
Solent Events Escort
Personal Travel Insurance
Single Supplement £220pp
Meals & Drinks (lunches)
other than stated on itinerary
Items of a personal nature
View the Itinerary
An Exclusive Solent Events Tour
Proposed Itinerary with ‘provisional’ pick-up times
Tuesday 17 September 2019
04:15 Pick up Stokes Bay
04:25 Pick up Lee on the Solent
04:35 Pick up Stubbington – Red Lion
04:45 Pick up Peak Lane, Fareham
Travel to London Heathrow by Luxury coach from our four local pick-ups and relax in an airport lounge before our early morning BA scheduled flight to Olbio, Sardinia. Transfer around 2 hours to Alghero on the west coast, for a 4-night stay on the coast as a base for a bit of relaxation and exciting half-day and full-day excursions, to see the island at its best!
06:55 Arrive London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5) for check in
08:55 BA flight BA0608 to Costa Smeralda (Olbia) Airport.
12:20 Arrive Costa Smeralda (Olbia) Airport (Local time)
meet local guide and coach for the transfer to our hotel
15:00 Arrive Hotel Florida, Alghero
Hot & cold buffet breakfast each morning and dinner each evening. ¼ litre wine and ½ litre water will be provided with dinner plus after-dinner coffee.
Wednesday 18 September
10:00 We depart the hotel with our guide by coach for the short transfer into Alghero to join a boat for an excursion to visit Neptune’s Caves. During our exploration of Neptune’s Caves we will see some of the impressive and imposing stalactites and stalagmites, the caves are one of the largest still in existence and parts date back over 2 million years!.
Following our visit the afternoon will be free in the beautiful medieval city of Alghero and either make own way back to the hotel or join the coach at 16:30 for the short return journey (approx 1.5km).
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 September
Two days at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the hotel, relax on the beach or further explore the local coastal area, or join Lin for optional adventures!
Saturday 21 September
This morning we bid farewell to Alghero after checking out of rooms ensuring any personal room bills have been paid.
09:30 We depart the hotel on our coach with our local guide for the journey across Sardinia, en route we will see the rock formation known locally as ‘Elephant Rock’, heading North to the peninsula of Capo Testa for a visit to ‘Moon Valley’, an area of coastline dotted with granite rocks and caves giving the landscape a ‘lunar’ look. Lunch at leisure.
14:30/15:00 Arrive The Pausania Inn Hotel, Tempio Pausania
Cold buffet breakfast each morning and a 3 course dinner each evening with ¼ litre wine and ½ litre water and after-dinner coffee.
Sunday 22 September
08:30 We depart the hotel with our coach and local guide for a half day excursion to the Maddalena archipelago. We will join a boat in Palau to travel over to La Maddalena Island for a visit to the town of the same name.
La Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, located just one mile from the north eastern shore of Sardinia, most visitors come to experience the laid back lifestyle of the locals and during our free time in the town we could wander the streets of La Maddalena to see the old houses and ancient building or perhaps visit one of the many cafés or restaurants along the promenade whilst watching the many boats coming and going. An early lunch could be taken here at leisure if desired, before we return by ferry to Palau to meet our coach and return to our hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure. Our guide will confirm the return ferry time on the day.
Monday 23 September
09:00 Following breakfast we travel by coach with our guide to Costa Smeralda to include a visit to the Italian seaside resort of Porto Cervo. Named as one of the most expensive resorts in the world, Port Cervo is frequented by many luxury yachts and boasts many luxury shops, prestigious fashion houses and exclusive jewellers. Our guide will confirm the departure time and meeting point during the day.
We return to the hotel at approx. 17:30 with time to relax before dinner.
Tuesday 24 September
Following breakfast we will check out of rooms ensuring any personal room bills have been settled.
08:45 We depart the hotel by coach with our guide for the return transfer to Costa Smeralda (Olbia) Airport
11:10 Arrive Costa Smeralda (Olbia) Airport for check in
13:10 BA flight BA0609 to London Heathrow
14:35 Arrive LHR (T5) for collection of luggage and to meet our coach for onward journey home
17:25 Arrive home area – depending on time through airport and traffic en route
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