Silversea Luxury Cruises To Porto Torres, Sardinia

Porto Torres, Sardinia

Porto Torres welcomes you to the raw island beauty of Sardinia. With a nature reserve where wild donkeys and horses run free, some of the clearest sea waters you'll ever lay eyes on and fascinating buried history, the city is an ideal base for exploring the exquisite Sassari region of Northern Sardinia.

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Excursions in Porto Torres, Sardinia

Alghero & Wine Tasting

Explore Alghero's Old Town and the flavours of Sardinia during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion and wine tasting.


Countryside Drive and Alghero

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Alghero's Old Town. En route, pass through a fertile country area known as 'Nurra'. The best way to see the appealing walled town of Alghero, with its distinctly Spanish-Catalan flavour, is on-foot. During your short 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. Afterward, some free time is made available to browse the local shops at your leisure.


Azienda Agrituristica Leda' d'Ittiri

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to Azienda Agrituristica Leda' d'Ittiri, a wine resort situated at the foot of Monte Doglia. The estate consists of approximately 44.4 acres (about 18 hectares) of olive orchards and vineyards. Given the favourable location of the estate, the owners have integrated the agricultural activities with a tourist/cultural project aimed at promoting the area and its products. Following a wine tasting at the estate, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometre), at times over bumpy, uneven and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, seven steps to enter the San Francesco Church, and from the church to the Cloister. Walking in Alghero is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the churches; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages.

Alghero & Nuraghe Palmavera

Discover the legacy of Sardinia during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion to Alghero and Nuraghe Palmavera.


Countryside Drive and Capo Caccia Belvedere

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Capo Caccia Belvedere. En route, see a Roman Bridge, and pass through a fertile country area known as 'Nurra'. Upon arrival, take in spectacular panoramic views of the Riviera del Corallo, or 'Coral Riviera'. After your photo stop, re-board the coach and proceed to Nuraghe Palmavera.


Nuraghe Palmavera

From the bus parking area, proceed on-foot to the Nuraghe Palmavera archaeological site. During a guided walking tour of the premises, learn about 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, or 'nuraghi'. These structures are unique to Sardinia, just as the Aztec pyramids are to Mexico. Following your visit, re-board your coach and head to Alghero's 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 short 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 re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles (about two kilometres), at times over bumpy, uneven and cobblestone surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Alghero is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the churches; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.

Castelsardo

Explore the fortified medieval town of Castelsardo and its lovely surrounds during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Coast, Countryside and Elephant's Rock

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive along the coast and through the countryside en route to Elephant's Rock. This strange stone, sculpted by the ever-presents winds, resembles an elephant's head and trunk. Presumably, the site was used in ancient times for burial ceremonies.


Castelsardo

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to Castelsardo. This fortified town, founded in the 12th century by the Marine Republic of Genoa, is situated on a promontory overlooking the Gulf of Asinara to the west and Gallura peaks to the east. The historical centre of this village is built on a tall crag that slopes into the sea. Shaped like an upside-down cone, it offers wonderful panoramic views of your surrounds. Upon arrival at the parking area, transfer via city bus to Castelsardo.


Weaving Museum, Old Doria Castle and Shopping

During your visit, take a guided walking tour of this medieval town, and visit the little Weaving Museum inside the old Doria Castle, which offers spectacular panoramic vistas of the Asinara Gulf. Following your tour, some free time is made available for you to browse the local shops at your leisure. Castelsardo's handicrafts, especially baskets made from wild palms, are quite popular. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer via city bus to the coach parking lot, then re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), at times over bumpy, uneven and cobblestone surfaces and hills, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and city bus, and at Castelsardo. Walking in Castelsardo is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the churches; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour.

Porto Torres and its surroundings

Journey through the evolution of Porto Torres during this picturesque, half-day orientation tour of some of its most historic landmarks.


Monte d'Accodi Archaeological Site

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive along the coastal road en route to the Monte d'Accodi archaeological site. Unique in Sardinia, this Megalithic monument is in the shape of a pyramid trunk, with a long access ramp leading to the terrace and sanctuary cell. Following your visit, re-board your coach and proceed to the Basilica of San Gavino.


Basilica of San Gavino

The Basilica of San Gavino in Porto Torres, which dates from the 6th century, is the most majestic example of Romanesque-style architecture in Sardinia. Modified through the ages, at times with odd renovations, this church has two opposite apses, one facing east and the other facing west. As a result, it remains one of very few existing examples of this type in Italy, and is almost unique in Sardinia. After your guided tour of the church and its Crypt, re-board your coach and head to the Antiquarium, located near the archaeological site of Turris Lybissonis at the southern part of Ponte Roman.


Antiquarium

The Antiquarium displays artefacts dating from the second-half of the 1st Century B.C. View items unearthed from public buildings and private homes, kitchen and table pottery, metal and ceramic tools, a cylindrical marble altar, graves, and more. The nearby archaeological area includes some baths, and houses with polychrome and figured mosaics. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore Porto Torres at your leisure before re-boarding your coach for the short transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.6 miles (about one kilometres), at times over bumpy and uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 12 steps to access the Crypt. Walking in Porto Torres is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the churches; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour.