Alghero Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.5 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size: 15
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Discover the history of Alghero and its hidden gems on a private walking tour with a captivating local guide
Admire outstanding Catalan Gothic architecture including the Cathedral of St. Mary the Immaculate and the Church of Francesco
Enjoy a relaxing stroll along enchanting alleys and soak up the lively atmosphere
Learn about the treasures of Alghero from an expert, who’ll reveal the fascinating stories about this pretty coastal town
Summary
Experience the picturesque, historic city of Alghero, where the architecture - and the atmosphere - still retains its Catalan origins. As you weave through medieval alleys, soak up major landmarks including the Cathedral of St. Maria, the bustling Piazza di Civica, the elegant cloister of the Church of San Francesco, and the colorful maiolica dome of the Church of San Michele. With a dedicated local guide, this private tour is a great introduction to the cultural and historical highlights of Alghero.
Description
On this private walking tour led by a local guide, discover some of the most important cultural and historical sites of Alghero, one of Sardinia’s most charming medieval cities. Nicknamed Barceloneta (little Barcelona), this beautiful seafront city is surrounded by well-preserved walls and towers dating back to the Catalan-Aragonese conquests in the 13th to 16th century. As you stroll through its historic center filled with a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets, encounter buildings and attractions bearing witness to its Catalan origins.

In the heart of the city, stop in Piazza del Duomo to admire Alghero's Cathedral and its octagonal Campanile (bell tower) that dominates the city's skyline. Dedicated to St. Mary, the Cathedral was originally built in typical Catalan Gothic in the 16th century. Step inside to see the Renaissance and Baroque styles of the Cathedral's interior and in summer, enjoy a short reprieve from the glaring heat.

After visiting the Cathedral, your tour continues to Piazza Civica, once the administrative center of this former Catalan city. Today, this vibrant piazza is lined with a myriad of exquisite boutiques and coffee shops. Then visit another fine example of Catalan Gothic style, the Church of San Francesco where the highlight is the elegant 14th-century cloister and then it’s on to the Church of San Michele, dedicated to the patron saint of the city. While the facade of this church is rather simple, its maiolica-tiled dome has become one of the symbols of Alghero.

Finish your tour by exploring Alghero’s towers: the 14th-century Torre Porta a Terra, one of the two main gates to Alghero, and the impressive Torre di San Giovanni dating to the 16th-century, used today for temporary exhibitions. Feel free to ask as many questions as you go - your guide is on-hand to make sure your experience of this picturesque town is the perfect one.

Commentary English: Guide
Italian: Guide
Included Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Excluded Gratuities
Entrance tickets (should you wish to enter a site)
Hotel pick up and drop off
Know before you book This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Know before you go This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
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Address: Forte della Maddalenetta, 24, Alghero, Sardinia, 07041, IT
Directions: Please meet your guide next to the taxi stop area.
Notes:
Start Location Notes Forte della Maddalenetta, 24, Alghero, Sardinia, 07041, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 TO DATE RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €260.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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Mobile tickets will be accepted

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