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Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

1. Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

Explore the historic town of Olbia in a tuk-tuk. The tour includes a 15-kilometer route through the narrow streets of the historic center until you reach the Basilica of San Simplicio which overlooks the most important street of the city. Then, visit Fausto Noce park, the Roman aqueduct and the Roman cistern. Continue on board the tuk-tuk until you reach the jewel of the city, the Church of San Paolo with its spectacular multicolored dome. This tour includes five stops to visit and photograph the various monuments covered by the tourist itinerary with the support of an audio guide in six languages.

From Olbia: Costa Smeralda Minivan Tour

2. From Olbia: Costa Smeralda Minivan Tour

Start the tour with pickup from the meeting point in Olbia. Visit places of extraordinary beauty with stops at the famous Belvedere where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the entire northeastern coast. Don’t miss the renowned Porto Cervo, the city of VIPs, where you will have plenty of time for a leisurely stroll right into the center of the town. Admire the beautiful and unique architecture of the buildings and pamper yourself with a shopping trip. Visit the famous Church of Stella Maris. The next stop on your tour will be the idyllic village of Baja Sardinia. Here you’ll have time to stop and enjoy time to go shopping in the typical boutiques of the village. Spend time on the beach and admire its captivating colors or sip a drink and admire this natural paradise.

From Olbia: Sardinia Archaeological Tuk-Tuk Tour

3. From Olbia: Sardinia Archaeological Tuk-Tuk Tour

Learn more about the ancient history of Sardinia on a tuk-tuk tour. Learn more about archaeological sites with an audio guide and local driver, where you will gain a deeper understanding of the island and its various inhabitants throughout the centuries. First, visit The Basilica of San Simplicio which is an imposing Romanesque church made entirely of granite and dates back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Then, admire the remnants of a Roman aqueduct located outside Olbia. A masterpiece of engineering for its time, this site represents the significant impact the Ancient Romans had on the island. Not far from the aqueduct is the Roman Cistern, used for the conservation of rainwater. Visit the sacred well known as "Sa Testa" which dates back to the Nuragic era at the end of the Bronze Age. Continue to the Castle of Pedres perched on a small rock hill a few kilometers outside Olbia, which was an important defensive stronghold during medieval times. Finally, admire the ancient "Tombs of the Giants" common burial ground, which is the largest of its kind on Sardinia standing at 28 meters high.

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What people are saying about Olbia

Superb visit! The guides (Alessio and his wife) are very pleasant and willing to explain! Very good with children too! A big thank you to them, we had a great time Visit 2 adults, 1 baby, 2 children (3 & 7 years old)

The guide was very friendly and answered all our questions along the ride. The route itself was nice and took us to various cultural sites. Would definitely recommend it :)

The price is rather high, especially since it is now offered at a lower price. We are on 29.7. here again maybe they are a bit accommodating.

Great way to see the town, our guide was lovely and helpful and we saw sights we might otherwise have missed. Great fun!

Manuela is a very smiling guide! Passionate about archeology, our excursion was really superb!