Barumini & Megalithic Sardinia

4 hours | Sardinia (Cagliari) | C A G - 2 5 0
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Nuragic Su Nuraxi Complex
Scattered all over the island are more than 7,000 prehistoric stone structures called "nurage" but the ruins situated in the center of Sardinia called Su Nuraxi are the most important and the island's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adjacent to the small town of Barumini, the complex stands on a small plateau at a level of about 754 feet. Built by the Nuragic civilization during the Bronze Age between the 11th and 9th centuries B.C., many of the ruins you see today date to the 6th and 7th centuries B.C. While archeologists aren't sure as to their significance, the beehive-looking buildings could have been used as religious temples, meeting halls or military strongholds. The guided tour takes you through the maze-like village of 30 beehive shaped towers, some with multiple levels and separate rooms. The Nuraxi tower, the oldest part of the complex, originally rose to a height of 61 feet and had three floors.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The Nuragic Su Nuraxi is truly an unforgettable sight and just when you thought your camera couldn't hold any more photos, on your return trip to Cagliari, you'll embark on a panoramic tour of the city center and the ancient city walls with a photo stop at a viewpoint for a magnificent shots of the town and the bay.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
From the pier, your driver will turn inland to the countryside and cross the fertile Campidano Plain, passing through cornfields and vineyards, and through the village of Villamar, with its mural-covered houses illustrating everyday life in Sardinia.

Special Notes:

This tour is not considered suitable for passengers with wheelchairs or walking difficulties. You will encounter very uneven surfaces on the archaeological site and narrow passages with steps. Bring local currency for souvenirs. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring water and sunblock.

Medical Restriction:

This tour is not considered suitable for passengers with wheelchairs or walking difficulties

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

DRIVE TO BARUMINI

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

INTERNAL VISIT OF BARUMINI

Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

DRIVE BACK TO CAGLIARI

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

CAGLIARI ORIENTATION DRIVE - STOP IN FRONT OF BASILICA OF BONARIA - PHOTOSTOP AT MONTE URPINO

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

DRIVE TO RETURN TO THE SHIP

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No