• Location: Cagliari, Italy
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Sardinia’s pristine beaches and wildlife filled forests aren’t the only draw card for visitors – the Mediterranean island is also home to some of Europe’s most unique archeological sites, dating back some 5,000 years. Discover the history of Sardinia’s pre-Nuragic people on this full-day tour from Cagliari, and explore sites including the UNESCO-listed Nuraghes, the Domus de Janas and the Giant's graves.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Sardinia’s pre-Nuragic sites from Cagliari
  • Visit the obsidian mine and museum in Pau
  • See the UNESCO-listed Nuraghes, unique to Sardinia
  • Discover fascinating pre-historic sites like the ‘Fairy House’ tombs and the ‘Giant's graves’
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and entrance fees

What You Can Expect

Sardinian History: Pre-Nuragic Tour

Obsidian

Meet your guide in Piazza Matteotti in front of Cagliari Train Station and hop aboard the coach to begin exploring pre-historic Sardinia. Journey north to Monte Arci, where your first stop is at the Museum of Obsidian in Pau, and discover the history of the volcanic glass, which has been mined in the region since pre-historic times. Complement your visit with a drive through the dramatic obsidian landscapes of Monte Arci – the largest of its kind in the Mediterranean.

Take a break for lunch (own expense) and sample some typical Sardinian cuisine in the park's forest, before continuing to Senis. Here, you’ll spend time admiring the Domus de Janas or ‘Fairy Houses’, a series of 14 pre-Nuragic chamber tombs. Hear how there are more than 2,000 such tombs dotted around the island from your guide as you explore the remarkably preserved site.

Continue to Giara of Siddi plateau to visit the Sa Fogaia nuragh and admire its striking hilltop position. Finally, stop to marvel at more archeological wonders, the Tomba dei Giganti di Is Concias and Sa Domu e S'Orcu and hear how they earned their unusual name, the ‘Giant’s Graves’ and ‘Ogre’s House’.

After a full day uncovering the secrets of Sardinia’s past, return to Cagliari to end your tour back in Piazza Matteotti.

Customer Reviews

Betina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

It was an extraordinary interesting tour, that gave us an idea of the pre-historic development of Sardinia. It complements the Barumini, Su Nuraxi tour, that for itself is the most outstanding example of this development. Claudia, the guide and Barbara, the driver, where very kind and efficient. The only problem was that our Viator voucher noted the meeting point at 8:00 oclock, and the real time was 9:00. So we strongly recommend to Viator the possibility that the tour guides have a direct contact to the tour participants.

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