Silversea Luxury Cruises À ALGHERO (Sardinia)

ALGHERO (Sardinia)
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Alghero, Italy
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Alghero, Italy

Encircled by dramatic medieval walls, which rise abruptly from deep-blue waters, Alghero’s defences shelter one of Sardinia’s largest and most spectacular old towns. Uneven cobbled streets, rich history and a fiery Catalan flare provide a real depth of character, and the Coral Riviera’s pristine beaches, which stretch out nearby, help to make Alghero a real highlight of Sardinia. Alghero has changed hands numerous times over its tempestuous history, but it’s the Catalan influence that you’ll feel most acutely, as you explore. View more

It was the Catalans who upgraded the defensive ramparts of the ‘Sardinian Barcelonetta’ into the spectacular, imposing fortress we see today, enclosing the old town’s evocative knot of narrow streets and rose-gold-coloured masonry. Wander the streets at your leisure, enjoying the cooling shade of the tight, cobblestone streets with lemon-gelato in hand, or enjoying fresh tuna steak at the bustling La Boqueria market. Alghero Cathedral is hidden amid the labyrinth of narrow streets, but it’s the distinctive Baroque-dome of Chiesa di San Michele that you’ll immediately notice peeking ostentatiously over the terracotta roofs of the old town, flaunting its rainbow-coloured patterning. Plush restaurants revel in Alghero’s historical collision of cultures and produce delicious fare like plump clams tangled in tagliatelle, and succulent porcetto pork – slowly roasted to perfection in smoky wood ovens. Wash it down with mirto, a crushed berry liqueur, or sample the fruits of local vineyards, with a platter of Sardinia’s renowned pecorino sheep’s cheese. The city dominates Sardinia’s Coral Riviera – so named because of the red coral found here that’s been used for jewellery since Roman times. Lie back and listen to the waves washing ashore at Spiaggia di Maria Pia beach, breathing in the smell of pine-needles on the breeze.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Excursions depuis ALGHERO (Sardinia)

Alghero & Nuraghe Palmavera

Experience the splendid beauty of Sardinia during a scenic and memorable visit to the Nuraghe Palmavera archaeological site, the Capo Caccia Belvedere and Alghero's Old Town.


After tendering ashore, board your coach for the scenic drive along the coastal road to Nuraghe Palmavera which is located approximately 6 miles (about 10 kilometres) from town.


Nuraghe Palmavera

From the bus parking area, proceed on foot to the archaeological site. During a walking tour of the premises, your guide explains the history and significance of these remarkable remains dating from the civilization that existed here about 1300-1200 B.C. The main tower is an excellent example of Sardinia's earliest inhabitants, who remain a prehistoric enigma. Ancient writers called them the 'Nuraghic' people, named after their stone dwellings, the 'Nuraghi'. These structures are unique to Sardinia, just as the Aztec pyramids are to Mexico.


Capo Caccia Belvedere

Next your drive continues on to Capo Caccia Belvedere, where a photo stop is made for spectacular panoramic views of the Coral Riviera, or 'Riviera del Corallo'. After the photo stop, re-board the coach for the approximately one-hour drive back to Alghero. Upon arrival, take a walking tour of the Catalan-styled Old Town.


Alghero's Old Town

The best way to see this appealing walled town with its distinctly Spanish-Catalan flavour is on-foot. During your brief walking tour your guide points out Alghero's most notable attractions. Along the way, a visit is made to the Church of San Francesco and its 14th-century cloister, centrally located in the Spanish Quarter.


Following your walking tour, some free time is made available to browse the local shops at your leisure before walking the short distance back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking over surfaces that can bumpy, uneven and with cobblestones in the spots, and is not recommended for guest with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The order of the tour may vary. The minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Wear comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Kayaking Experience & Tasting

Replenish your spirit on this excursion that offers a unique opportunity to kayak along the scenic Coghnias River. Birders and nature-lovers are sure to enjoy this excursion along a natural waterway that provides an oasis for many species of plants and wildlife.


After 90-minute drive to Valledoria, stretch your legs and then become one with nature on this peaceful two-hour kayak trip. The meandering Coghinas River is abundant with vegetation and tranquil countryside sounds, creating a sense of internal tranquility while also stimulating the senses. Setting off at the Bridge of Baduboi, the route takes you along the gentle lower portion of the river.


The Coghinas River is the third-longest river of the island and is one the most important waterways in northern Sardinia. The river is part of a Nature Reserve that protects almost 700 acres of ecosystems, which support migratory bird populations, majestic herons, kingfishers, ducks and other sea birds.


Surrounded by Mediterranean shrubs and juniper trees, while you paddle downstream to reach the lagoon, soak up the serenity of nature. The route is easy and suitable for beginners and is a fun way to get up close to fauna and flora of Sardinia.


Relinquish your kayak and drive 30 minutes to a local country estate, where you have the chance to enjoy a tasting of products made with local ingredients.


Make the 90-minute return drive to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a significant amount of upper body activity in kayaks. This tour also requires the balance and fitness to step in and out of kayaks, making this tour less recommended for guests with limited mobility using walkers and wheelchairs. Minimum age to participate is 6 year old (children under 12 must ride with an adult in a double kayak). Guests with a fear of water should not participate on this tour. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable waterproof clothes, a swimsuit, and comfortable shoes. Guests are advised to bring a change of clothes in a waterproof bag, a towel, hat, and to expect significant sun exposure. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed.

Medieval Castelsardo

The exquisite beauty of the Sardinian Countryside is yours to discover during this scenic visit to the medieval town of Castelsardo.


After tendering ashore, depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive north through the Sardinian countryside to Castelsardo.


Elephant's Rock

En route, a photo stop is made at Elephant's Rock. This strange stone, sculpted by the ever-present winds, resembles an elephant's head and trunk. Presumably, the site was used in ancient times for burial ceremonies. Next, re-board your coach for the drive to Castelsardo.


Castelsardo

This fortified town, founded in the 12th century by the Marine Republic of Genoa, is situated on a promontory overlooking vast panoramas of the Gulf of Asinara to the west and views of the Gallura peaks to the east. The historical centre of this village is built on a tall crag that slopes into the sea, is shaped like an upside-down cone and offers wonderful panoramic views.


The village was founded by the Doria family in the 12th century, and was originally called Castelgenovese. When the Spanish arrived in 1448, it became known as Castel Aragonese. The town's present name was derived in 1769 under the reign of Carlo Emanuele. Today, Castelsardo is a popular tourist destination. Its handicrafts, especially the baskets made from wild palms, are quite famous.


Following your guided walking tour of Castelsardo and a stop at the Weaving Museum inside the old Doria Castle, some free time is made available for you to browse the shops at your leisure before re-boarding your coach for the approximately 1 hour return drive to the pier.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking over surfaces that can be bumpy and uneven in spots, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend you wear light weight clothing and flat walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old.

Riviera del Corallo by Catamaran

Sit back and soak up the sun on this three-hour catamaran cruise along the unique coast of the Porto Conte Nature Reserve. Established in 1999, this protected area covers more than 5,000 acres and provides a safe environment for precious marine, coastal, and lagoon ecosystems. It also provides a base for important research with other European countries, aimed at promoting environmental sustainability.


Drive 30 minutes to your starting point at the beautiful blue waters of Baia di Conte. After a safety briefing set sail and proceed south along the dramatically beautiful eastern coast of the Capo Caccia peninsula. As countless mariners throughout history have turned their gazes upward in awe, join them in admiring the breathtaking cliffs which plunge into the sea from more than 300 yards above.


Rest in the Baia di Cala Dragunara to enjoy a dip in this scenic bay's translucent waters, taking time to appreciate the impressive scenery. Enjoy a local aperitif while sailing back to shore.



Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and standing to board the catamaran and move about underway. There is a brief walk (350 yards) through hotel grounds and across a sandy beach. Due to the steps and unpaved ground, this tour is not suitable for guests who utilize walkers or a wheelchair. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Guests with a fear of water should not participate on this tour. Guests are recommended to wear swimsuit, comfortable clothes and shoes. Guests should expect significant sun exposure, bring towels and binoculars. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed.

Sardinia in depth: Culture & Flavours

Go deep into Sardinian culture and discover its history and natural beauty on this memorable full-day tour of Italy's second-largest island.


Town of Bosa

Take a scenic coastal drive to the colorful town of Bosa, with its brilliant multi-colored homes creating a vibrantly welcoming scene. Commanding the skyline is the Malaspina Castle, an imposing structure that dates back to 1164 and served as inspiration for Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Enjoy a guided tour of this charming place followed by some free time to explore before boarding the coach and heading to your next destination (50-minute scenic drive).


Nuraghe Valley

Nestled in the heart of Sardinia is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of all of Italy's islands, the ruins of the Nuragic civilization (1900 to 730 BCE). Made of stacked stones and resembling primitive fortresses, these megalithic structures (called nuraghes) number over 7,000 on the island of Sardinia and are incredible to behold in person. See for yourself the Nuraghe of Sant'Antine, one of the best-preserved (and tallest) sites on the island permitting visitors.


Locanda Monte Minerva Traditional Lunch

Take the scenic one-hour drive to your next destination, the hilltop rural restaurant of Locanda Monte Minerva, which is nestled in the heart of a nature reserve. Relax in a courtyard under oak and olive trees and enjoy a hearty traditional Sardinian lunch, with typical dishes made from local ingredients.


Make the one-hour return trip to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking (slightly more than a mile) over uneven surfaces, with stairs, and periods of standing. Due to the historic city landscape and archeological conditions, this trip is not suitable for guests who utilize walkers or a wheelchair. Minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Guests should expect significant sun exposure. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with 48 hours advanced notice. Space on this tour is somewhat limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Sardinian Sailing Experience

Enjoy a full day of total relaxation and cruise in style along the Coral Coast on an authentic sailing boat, a 1939 gaff-rig top's'l ketch. Used as a traditional fishing vessel for her first fifty years in the northern waters of Denmark and the North Sea, it is now loving her working retirement in the incredibly clear waters of the Coral Coast.


Your vessel for the day was lovingly restored and has been maintained by her English owners, who have provided such memorable experiences that people have continued to return for the last sixteen years the ship has been sailing out of Sardinia.


With a maximum of 12 people on board there is plenty of deck space for everyone to soak up the sun. While there are no guaranteed wildlife sightings, the sailing boat does have a knack for calling the dolphins and it is not uncommon to see them riding her bow wake. Take some time for swimming and experience hoisting sails the traditional way, if the weather is appropriate.


This tour lasts 6 hours aboard and includes time for swimming, relaxation and lunch aboard. Walk from the dock back to your ship at the conclusion of this delightful adventure.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity. Guests must be able to maneuver a few steps to board the sailing vessel. This tour is accessible to individuals who use a wheelchair, provided the boarding and disembarking can be done on foot. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Guests with a fear of water should not participate on this tour. Guests are recommended to comfortable clothes and shoes, a swimsuit, and a hat. Guests should expect significant sun exposure and bring a towel. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Alghero at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Alghero at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Alghero at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Alghero at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Trekking Punta Giglio & Picnic

Discover the beauty of Punta Giglio within the incredible biosphere of Porto Conte National Park and taste delicious local products on this half-day excursion that includes a three-hour trek in this beautiful and rugged Mediterranean landscape.


Drive 30 minutes to Porto Conte National Park and begin your trek to Punta Giglio, a scenic headland which closes off the Bay of Porte Conte to the east. Explore this unspoiled place within the Mediterranean forest, rich with agaves, prickly pear bushes, with natural caves and a few coves of crystal-clear water.


Witness the spectacular views at the edge of sheer limestone cliffs at Punta Giglio. Sculpted into the rocks here, you can also see one of the largest World War II military settlements in the Alghero vicinity, with the remains of bunkers, tunnels and barracks. Enjoy the view from here of the entire bay of Porte Conte and the headland of Capo Caccia from a unique position. Spanish watchtowers dot the coastline and in the distance of the bays of Porticciolo and Porto Ferro.


Before heading back to port to enjoy a delightful picnic in the park and have the chance to taste local specialties made with ingredients from the park itself.


Make the 30-minute return drive to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a significant amount of walking (approximately 5 miles) over uneven surfaces and natural terrain, as well as some steep parts during the trails. This tour also requires the balance and fitness to step over exposed roots. Due to these conditions, the tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility nor for those who utilize walkers or a wheelchair. Minimum age to participate is 14 years old. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, with long pants. Guests should expect significant sun exposure and wear a hat. Space on this tour is limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.