Cagliari: Day Trip To Cave Of Neptune Private Experience

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ports
    Cagliari
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy this private guided day trip in the heart of the cliffside of Capo Caccia, truly a scene of the fairytale underworld of the Cave of Neptune.

Highlights

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Know More about this tour

One of the fascinating natural jewels in the entire Mediterranean basin, the grotto is a veritable geological wonder that attracts over 150,000 visitors per year. It is accessible by sea leaving the tourist port every day, or on foot via "Escala del Cabirol" (Billy Goat Stairs'), a set of 660 steps cut into the cliff side. The tour begins at the great room holding the transparent waters of the Lago Lamarmora (Lake Lamarmora), one of the largest saltwater lakes in all of Europe. It is there that Acquasantiera stands (The Baptismal Font'), a monumental stalagmite that is approximately 2 meters high, at is peak has formed vats, where rainwater collects, thereby forming a precious drinking fountain for birds nesting in the Capo Caccia area.

After a brief descent, you will reach the Sala delle Rovine (Room of Ruins') and after this the Majestic Reggia, which can be found the most evocative area of the grotto. Impressive and overwhelming columns arise in this room, almost holding up the ceiling. Among the large flowstone and scallop' formations stands out the distinctive stalagmite formation known as the Albero di Natale (Christmas Tree').
The lake comes to end at a sandy beach known as the Spiaggia dei Ciottolini (Pebble Beach') because at one time it was made up of tiny stones.
After the Reggia, there is Sala Smith (Smith Room'), where the Grande Organo(Great Organ') can be found, the largest column in the entire grotto. This room is named after the English captain who in the early 1800's had been one of the first to explore the grotto. After having taken in the small columns that adorn the Sala delle Trine e dei Merletti (The Lace Room'), the route comes to an end with a view of the Tribuna della Musica (The Music Gallery'), an evocative balcony from which you can enjoy the view from above of the Reggia area and the of the Lamarmora Lake.

Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before driving you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Free wifi on board

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Private Tour

Group Boat Tour

Entry/Admission - Neptune's Grotto

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Dress code is smart casual

Due to availability, please be aware that for groups of more than 8 participants vehicles used in the excursions may be different from the description and may vary due to management discretion Please be aware that the caves and the boat tours are subject to weather conditions and may be not available; at management discretion without any further notice

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather before the check-in, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund, if the cave closes during the trip the guests can visit one archeological site in the Alghero area.

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

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

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Jun-2022

    Lovely caves - quite large and beautiful, little cave- lakes inside. Also very impressive cliffs and the entrance to the cave. Unfortunately, there are large queues to get to the cave (you need to get a ticket at the entrance). And even everyone was squashed together for a long time in a queue without any masks before, as soon as you are inside the cave you must wear a mask. :) Also, most people were from the UK and France, but our guide spoke mostly Italian only, so most people didn't understand anything he was saying. It didn't spoil the trip but still a pity.

  • 28-Jul-2021

    Visite cadenzate ogni ora, ultima visita alle 19.00. Meglio prenotare per essere certi della disponibilità per rispetto norme COVID. Il prezzo è di 14€ a persona con visita guidata. È richiesto di presentarsi in biglietteria 40 minuti prima perché il tempo previsto per scendere gli scalini è quello ma in realtà ci vuole molto bene. Salire non è nulla di drammatico più o meno l’equivalente di 15 piani. La ragazza che ha fatto da guida: bella e preparata. Voce piacevole.

  • 28-Sep-2019

    au départ d Alghero, en bateau navette pour 15 euros ,apres 35 minutes de navigation,,,,,,l etrave du bateau s amarre dans l entrée de la grotte,deja cela nous stupefie. descente du bateau,petite surprise pour la visite 12 euros sont encore necessaire, mais une demi heure plus tard, un emerveillement devant ce que la nature peut produire, des stalactites des stalacmites gigantestes formés depuis des millénaires,aucun regret,retour apres 30minutes de visite guidée.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    We were picked up from our hotel and Matteo drove us 3 hours to the grotto and back. We visited the grotto, had lunch and then toured around the city of Alghero. He gave us some information about the grotto while we were inside and gave us a tour around the city. He was very nice, personable and an excellent guide. We highly recommend doing this tour especially with him!

  • 09-Aug-2019

    We were picked up from our hotel and Matteo drove us 3 hours to the grotto and back. We visited the grotto, had lunch and then toured around the city of Alghero. He gave us some information about the grotto while we were inside and gave us a tour around the city. He was very nice, personable and an excellent guide. We highly recommend doing this tour especially with him!

  • 18-Jul-2019

    Went by car and then down the 600+ steps. The walk down the cliffs is probably the best part of the visit. The caves are awesome, but the cliffs more so. Going back up it’s more than 600 steps, so would not advice to the elderly or anyone with young children. One can take a boat trip from Alghero to avoid the steps.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    We had a comfortable ride Along with our friendly guide Mateo destination of tour was the Caves of Neptune. The place is so magical beautiful to see and experience. One thing is to offer more bottle water during long tour hours incase customer ran out, other than that We strongly recommend Bitan Tours. Also best to pay a bit more when you book so you can be picked up at your hotel and best to stay in Chia where most of the beautiful beaches aré located (instead of Calgari).

  • 10-Oct-2018

    A truly breathtaking experience, we drove to the top of the cliff where you can park and climb down to the cave entrance at sea level. It is an amazing climb along the cliffside, down 600 plus steps. It was very safe and manageable. You are met at the entrance to the cave where you p[ay 12 euros each for a guide tour through the grotto. It is amazing. the hike back up will get your heart rate up; however, there is not need to hurry and the views are spectacular. A hilihght of our trip to Sardinia.

  • 04-May-2018

    Once again Bitan tours were amazing. This is an outstanding experience from start to finish. The boat trip was fun and as always Junior and Matteo were full of information about the history and made the day special.

  • 04-May-2018

    Once again Bitan tours were amazing. This is an outstanding experience from start to finish. The boat trip was fun and as always Junior and Matteo were full of information about the history and made the day special.