Sardinian Sojourn

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Delve into the colorful coastal culture and rare natural beauty of Italy’s most idyllic island. From the crystalline coves of the Ogliastra Coast to the sweeping shores of the Maddalena Archipelago, let Sardinia’s mythical island charm and warm serenity embrace you.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Your Sardinian sojourn will begin with arrival to Olbia Costa Smeralda airport where you will be welcomed by your private chauffeur. Travel to the quaint seaside village of Santa Maria Navarrese, located along eastern Sardinia’s exquisite Ogliastra coast. Arrive at your chic, four-star hotel and enjoy the afternoon to relax at your hotel’s splendid garden pool and private beach. In the evening, delight in an al fresco welcome dinner celebrating regional Sardinian flavors and produce.

Day 2

Today you will embark by private boat for an exclusive exploration of central-eastern Sardinia’s stunning Ogliastra Coast, with its breathtaking series of bays and cale (coves). As you boat leisurely along the coastline, stop to swim and sunbathe at some of the island’s most prized beaches and lagoons.

Day 3

Luxuriate with a full free day to sunbathe and swim at your hotel’s stunning private beach, lounge poolside, or discover the quaint town of Santa Maria Navarrese at your own pace.

Day 4

Following a leisurely breakfast, check-out and depart Santa Maria Navarrese by chauffeur for the lush mountainscapes of Oliena, in the Barbagia region. Arrive at your charming four-star gourmet hotel and be welcomed with an introduction to the region’s wine and olive oil, followed by a lunch of traditional seasonal dishes from the Nuoro province. In the afternoon, partake in a hands-on painting or drawing lesson with the beauty of the surrounding landscape as inspiration.

Day 5

Today you will set off to discover the area’s prized vineyards, known for producing some of Sardinia’s highest quality Cannonau vintages. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of small batch Cannonau wines at a boutique winery. Next, travel to the town of Oliena, known for its scenic cobblestone streets and historic architecture. Savor a lunch featuring seasonal produce, before taking a stroll around the center of town. In the afternoon, you’ll visit a charming family-owned winery for a tour of their estate vineyards, followed by an exclusive tasting of their exceptional Cannonau wines paired with local products.

Day 6

After breakfast, your chauffeur will transport you to the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Costa Smeralda. Arrive at your luxurious five-star waterfront hotel nestled amongst the juniper and olive trees of Cala Capra. Settle-in to your breathtaking surroundings and enjoy free time to relax at your hotel’s white sand beach or sea-view pool. In the evening, your chauffeur will return to transport you to an elegant eatery in the seaside village of Cannigione for a dinner of nouveau Italian fare.

Day 7

Depart from your hotel’s pier by private sail boat for a day spent discovering the island of Corsica. Arrive in the town of Bonifacio where you will set-off with your local expert on a guided visit of the city’s ancient Citadel and towers. Stop in the historic heart of the city to sample local, Corsican style canistrelli and fugazzi biscuits, before arriving at a gourmet comptoir for a lunch of Corsican charcuterie, breads, and wines from the island. In the afternoon, boat along the scenic southern coastline of Corsica where you’ll stop to swim in pristine turquoise waters, before arriving at the unspoiled Iles de Lavezzi (Islands of Lavezzi) for beach time on flawless white sand shores. You’ll return to your hotel in the early evening.

Day 8

Start the day with a stunning boat ride to the La Maddalena archipelago, where your first stop will be the island of Caprera. With the help of your local expert, visit the holiday residence of famed Italian freedom fighter, Giuseppe Garibaldi, before enjoying a fresh seafood lunch while taking in stunning waterfront views. Spend the rest of your afternoon island hopping, as you boat along the islands of the archipelago. Stop along the way to sunbathe on the unspoiled beaches of these Mediterranean treasures, and swim in their warm, crystalline waters.

Day 9

Following breakfast bid farewell to your idyllic surroundings and depart by chauffeur to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, in preparation for your return flight or the next leg of your adventure.

Experiences We Recommend

  • Exclusive private boat tour along Sardinia’s eastern Ogliastra Coast
  • Tastings at boutique wineries along the Strada del Cannonau wine route
  • Cheesemaking with artisan producer of local Pecorino Sardo
  • Guided exploration of historic villages of the Nuoro province
  • Privately guided walking tour of Corsica’s historic town of Bonifacio
  • Exclusive private boat tour along Corsica’s southern coast & the Iles de Lavezzi
  • Exclusive private boat tour along La Maddalena archipelago


The minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights

Pricing for our Italy Encounters begins at:

  • $850-$1,000/per person, per day* based on double occupancy and a travel party of two
Small group pricing available for travel parties of four or more

*The final price of your custom tour will be determined by your travel party size, departure dates, trip length, amount of meals included, percentage of guided time requested, cities chosen in your itinerary and signature CountryBred excursions selected. This sample itinerary can also be crafted for solo travelers.

Encounters Include

  • Stays at five & four-star boutique luxury hotels
  • Chauffeured transport for touring & transfers
  • Private touring with professional local guides
  • Engaging activities led by cultural experts
  • Signature experiences with insider access
  • Regionally authentic dining
  • Traveler Welcome Package
  • Taxes & base gratuities

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  • CountryBred Encounters begin at $750-$1,000/per person, per day
  • The minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights
  • All CountryBred Encounters are land touring experiences only and do not include airfare
  • Groups of four or more are eligible for small group pricing


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