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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.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • 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
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Train Journey to Gallura
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Panoramic Tour of the Northeast
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Sardinian Wines & Spirits
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Costa Smeralda
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Maddalena Island Experience
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Many Facets of Costa Smeralda
    Light Activity /Walking

A Train Journey to Gallura

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice

Duration: 5 1/2 hours

Tour Code: OLB-004

You'll get a good look at the stunning Sardinian countryside on the drive to the Arzachena railway station, where you'll board a private vintage train. The views become even more spectacular as the train winds through Gallura, the island's greenest area. At one of the more scenic areas, you'll stop for a snack of locally made foods, including Sardinian cheese, salsiccia sausage, crispy pane carasau bread and wine. Continuing to Tempio Pausania, you will enjoy free time on your own. You might stroll around the historic town center, admiring the many cathedrals and other architecture made with locally quarried granite.

Please note: This tour is mostly a sightseeing tour; however it includes approximately 1 hour of walking and/or standing. There are steps to be taken in and out of the train and the bus. This tour is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair. During the off-season (September-June), you may find that the shops, restaurants & bars will be closed.