Cagliari: Day Trip To Cave Of Neptune

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy this guided day trip in the heart of the cliffside of Capo Caccia, truly a scene of the fairytale underworld of the Cave of Neptune. Departing from Cagliari, the drive is of 2.5hours in a minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the north of the island. Once at the Caccia Cape, walk through the Cabirol's stairs to reach the caves. Inside the cave, you'll have a 1hour walking tour. It's also possible to choose this itinerary with a boat tour, for this option there will be a stop at Alghero harbor and have a 20 minutes boat tour.


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.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Entrance fees

Bottled water

Professional guide in italian, french, english and Portuguese.

Hotel pickup and drop-off 

Free wifi on board

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Private Tour (optional)

Boat Tour (optional)



Food and drinks


Boat Tour (optional)

Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Not recommended for participants with back problems

A small amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

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
A boat tour from Alghero Port to the Neptune Caves (optional) is also available

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 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!

  • 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.