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  • La Maddalena Archipelago: Full-day Boat Tour

    1. La Maddalena Archipelago: Full-day Boat Tour

    After pick-up from the meeting point in Olbia, you'll head for Cannigione where you'll board your boat to explore the La Maddalena Archipelago. You'll travel by the picturesque islands of Caprera and Santo Stefano on your way to the island of Maddalena. You can use your hour of free time in La Maddalena to visit the historic centre, the Palazzo Comunale, the Naval Museum, or the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art. Back on the boat, you will continue on to the islands of Spargi and Santa Maria, where you'll also have an hour to enjoy some swimming in the magnificent crystal clear waters, snorkelling, or relaxing and sunbathing on the beach. At lunchtime, the crew will serve tomato pasta on board the boat. Then, you'll continue along a scenic route past the Manto della Madonna, a stretch of sea with shallow waters. Finally travel back along the coast of Sardegna past the villages of Punta S...

  • Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

    2. 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.

  • Olbia: 2-Hour City and Beach Tour by Tuk Tuk

    3. Olbia: 2-Hour City and Beach Tour by Tuk Tuk

    Discover the best of the city of Olbia and its beaches on this 2-hour private guided tour covering the most important places in the historic center and the beautiful beach of Pittulongu. Sit back and relax as your expert local guide zips safely around the city via tuk tuk and presents Olbia's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. Embark on a journey covering around 18 miles packed with adventure and natural beauty. Learn about the history of the city's center when you stop at the Basilica of San Simplicio, the Church of San Paolo, and the main square. Take in the charm of Corso Umberto, Olbia's main street, and enjoy the tranquility of the Fausto Noce park. Sip something refreshing during a 40-minute stop at Pittulongu Beach.

  • From Olbia: Sardinia Archaeological Tuk-Tuk Tour

    4. 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...

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What people are saying about Olbia

Dear, Today is our last holiday day in beautiful Olbia and tomorrow we leave for Rome. Yesterday, Wednesday, September 8, is a day that I will remember for a long time. We were blessed with La Maddalena archipelago: a boat trip! Before booking, I had read the reviews here that were not positive. But, because we wanted to experience it in our own way, we booked it anyway, looking at the weather conditions, it was 27 degrees and no rain was expected. And, I'll tell you! It's unbelievably beautiful! Charge your phone battery well and bring an extra charging bank if you can because you won't stop filming and photographing. With such weather, it is better to put on your swimming trunks before you get on the bus. Enjoy the trip!

Antonio arranged for us to go on his speedboat, to some amazing spots around Tavolara which are great for snorkelling. In our 4 hour ride we stopped at roughly 3-4 spots which had some great waters and views. The boat is comfortable and Antonio our guide is great at handling it. We were offered some refreshments on the boat as well. Snorkelling equipment is provided, but you could also use your own. We usually stopped at a depth between 3-6 metres, so be sure to be comfortable with that before signing up. Also, it can get hot for some, since it is an open boat out on the sea.

Myself and my partner really enjoyed this experience. We were brought to some beautiful swimming spots and took some amazing views in along the way. The host Antonio was also very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend

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

Fantastic time, the boat feels safe with an experienced guide