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BellaSardinia is a small tour operator founded and operated by John & Maria Gardner, who specialise in organising painting, photography, yoga and cooking holidays. With over 15 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and 5 years as an independent tour operator, we know what factors can make the holiday you have been longing for.  

You can really enjoy all the good things you expect and have heard about our destinations, as well as something more: our local hosts’ knowledge, their passion about their home lands and their commitment to sharing their stories and experiences with you. At BellaSardinia we have always believed that it is the local people that make the real difference: thanks to them you can be ready to fall in love with the people, places, smells and atmosphere of each of our destinations. 


We choose the best times for you to visit: autumn, spring, and even mid-winter, where the average temperature by day can still be very mild, and the crowds of mass tourists have left, allowing us to enjoy the warm sunshine, the miles of unspoilt coastline, the rugged countryside and the picturesque villages in peace and tranquility.  

Our tutors are all outstanding, carefully chosen for their love of teaching, sense of humour and ability to remain calm. They are extremely committed and want the best for every student, based on expectations, experience and level of ability.  

With all these advantages and the complete financial protection that we offer, you can be assured of both high quality holidays and financial security.  

Financial Protection & Guaranteed No Surcharges on all of our holidays!

Given the current economic climate, it is understandable that there may be nervousness regarding booking a holiday in advance: however when you make a booking with BellaSardinia, you can rest assured that your money and your holiday is protected and safe.  

We know that you put a lot of effort into choosing the right holiday. One of the biggest decisions is to book with a company you can rely on. And that's not something we take lightly.  

Being responsible for your holiday is what we do. We work hard to make sure it's everything you want it to be. And we know that even the smallest details can make the biggest differences.  

So take a look below at some of the things we promise when you book with us.  

UK Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 covering the package travel industry state that arrangements must be in place to protect clients' payments. This can be done either by (a) insurance (b) bonding or (c) a trust account. The trust account option chosen by BellaSardinia means that your money cannot be used by BellaSardinia until after the date that you return home from your holiday.  

So in the unlikely event that BellaSardinia ran into financial problems your money would always be available to ensure that you could complete your holiday and that the hoteliers and business partners would be paid. All payments received from you are paid directly into our trust account held with Abbey (Abbey is part of the Santander Group – one of the ten largest banks in the world by market capitalization). As a tour operator we are legally bound to hold all your holiday money in this independent trust account to ensure that your payment is 100% protected.  


Unlike most other holiday companies, we guarantee no exchange rate surcharges on the price of our holidays. Once you have booked your holiday, you are secure in the knowledge that the price will not increase as a result of any further changes in exchange rates. The price you see on our website at the time that you book your holiday is the price you will pay.  


We do not believe in discriminating against our single travellers, so we are once again pleased to confirm that the tradition continues: no single room supplements on any of our holidays! Similar types of people are attracted to our activity holidays, so you'll have plenty in common with other members of the group before you even meet. About 60% of our guests travel on their own, our holidays generate great camaraderie so it’s a perfect way to meet like-minded people…most meals are taken as a group giving everyone the opportunity to get to know each other in the group over the length of the holiday.  


Our objective from the outset has been for our guests to return home delighted with their holidays and not just satisfied. Because we set such high standards, we are always eager to hear from our guests.  

We know from experience that most guests thoroughly enjoy our holidays, but don't take our word for it, please read what our previous guests have been writing about us.  

We accept responsibility for the quality of the product we provide and offer a more knowledgeable and personalised service. We genuinely care about your holiday as we are aware that this time is valuable to you. Just like you, we want everything to run smoothly, and this is why we dedicate so much time and attention to your holiday preparation.  

We will be here to help you before, during and even after your holiday. If you have any concerns about your holiday or if you are seeking further information or have any questions regarding any aspect of our holidays, we encourage you to contact us immediately.  

We hope that you choose to book a BellaSardinia holiday and that you too return home delighted.  

John & Maria Gardner  

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