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DRAMATIC DESTINATIONS | 20 Nights | Departs Jun 29, 2014


Olbia (Sardinia), Italy

Olbia (Sardinia), Italy-port

Wander through this lovely town and visit its 11th century cathedral with Roman artifacts and Punic burials. Or drive into the stunningly beautiful countryside of the Costa Smeralda with its towering cliffs, quiet grottoes and exquisite sandy beaches beside emerald green waters. Explore the enigmatic remnants of the ancient Nuraghic culture. Buy hand-loomed bedspreads, carpets, baskets and chests featuring designs inspired by the Nuraghic culture as well as embroidered silk shawls and the traditional gold or silver filigree jewelry. Enjoy delicious local mussels, lobster cooked in wine, and seadas, cheese filled crêpes covered in honey.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • The Maddalena Island Experience
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Costa Smeralda
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sardinian Wines & Spirits
    Light Activity /Walking
  • A Train Journey to Gallura
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • The Many Facets of Costa Smeralda
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Maddalena Island Experience

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: olb-001


    Driving from Olbia, you will pass through northern Sardinia's distinctive landscape, covered with vegetation known as macchia mediterreanea, which contrasts beautifully with the region's many granite outcroppings. Arriving at the port of Palau, you will sail by ferry to La Maddalena, a strategically located, triangular-shaped island that has undergone numerous invasions since first occupied by the Romans. The island is revered for its rugged terrain, fine beaches and lively plazas in the town of the same name.

    Some free time is included to explore the town center and beyond. In the parish church there are two candelabras and a Crucifix, both of which were donated to the island's community by Admiral Nelson. Perhaps you will want to spend your time shopping in Garibaldi Square which contains some great shops, or enjoy a stroll along the lovely promenade, before it's time to sail back to Palau and then transfer to your waiting ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of walking and/or standing, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. This tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair or those with mobility concerns. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. During the off-season (September-June), you may find that the shops, restaurants & bars will be closed.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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