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Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

1. Olbia: Dolphin Watching & Snorkeling Boat Tour near Figarolo

Set sail for a dolphin watching boat trip from Moys Marina in Olbia Yacting Service, a 5-star port with ample free parking in front of the meeting point. Climb aboard a comfortable, latest-generation inflatable boat, an 8.50-meter 2Bar with a 250 horsepower Honda engine, equipped with every comfort. Enjoy an unparalleled experience with a small group of no more than 10 people. Take an adventurous excursion in the splendid emerald sea of Sardinia, near Figarolo Island and enjoy the view aboard a new small-group motorboat. Sail in search for a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat where the sighting probability is of approximately 80%. Enjoy several snorkeling stops to swim and explore the seabed rich with colorful fish. See a limestone cave and cliffs, and a world famous place where wild birds live. This excursion is fun and relaxing, suitable for everyone, and a great choice for friends and families. Savor an aperitif based on typical Sardinian products and a choice of water, tea, fruit juices or Sardinian beer. Allow our expertise in boat excursions in Sardinia and our captain with 30 years of experience at sea to guide you on this wonderful adventure.

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From Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

2. From Olbia: Full-day Boat Tour of La Maddalena Archipelago

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 Sardegna, Porto Raphael, Palau, and Capo d'Orso. When you arrive back at the dock in Cannigione, the minivan will be waiting to take you back to Olbia.

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From Olbia: Costa Smeralda Tuk-Tuk or Minivan Tour

3. From Olbia: Costa Smeralda Tuk-Tuk or Minivan Tour

Start the tour with pickup from the meeting point in Olbia. Visit places of extraordinary beauty on a tuk-tuk, 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.

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Alghero: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

4. Alghero: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Take a walking tour around the city of Alghero to learn about its maritime past and medieval origins. Visit the city's historic towers and tour the charming city center. Meet your guide at the Hotel Catalunya and head to the old entrance of the fortified city, Porta Terra. Walk along the ancient medieval walls of the city and hear how they were built to fortify and defend it from the attacks. As you walk along the walls, encounter the Aragonese towers named for their Spanish origins. See the Tower of Sulis, the Tower of Porta Terra, of San Giovanni, and San Giacomo. These towers were all built for defense and military strategy in case of attacks from the sea. After a walk along the coastal part of Alghero, enter the heart of its historic center. Meander through its narrow streets to discover the historic buildings, ancient churches, squares, and important landmarks of this city.

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Olbia Sightseeing Tour with Tuk-Tuk

5. 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.

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Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

6. Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm

On arrival, you'll be directed to your table in the tasting room by your guide. Your table will already be set with 5 different glasses and a small tray containing your appetizers to pair with the wines during the guided tasting. Your guide will start by sharing information about the farm history, the local area, and the culture, followed by the guided tasting of each wine. You'll learn about the variety of grapes, perfume, taste, and suggested food pairings for each wine. The experience ends with a proof of a top quality extra-virgin olive oil prepared by traditional cold pressing techniques and served with traditional bread. At the end you'll have the opportunity to purchase some of the products you've tried to take home with you. After the tasting, take a nice walk through the vineyard on your own to take some pictures.

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Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

7. Alghero: Sardinian Home-Cooking Class and 4-Course Meal

Learn to prepare typical Sardinian dishes during this home-cooking class. Make your way to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside outside Alghero, where you’ll be welcomed by your friendly hosts. Immerse yourself in regional food culture as you’re introduced to gourmet products and locally-grown ingredients.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking, learning to make dishes like bruschetta and vegetable fritters. After the first course of gnocchi with lamb ragu, prepare a plate of scallops and roasted potatoes. Finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft cheese-based dessert flavored with a hint of orange.  At the end of the class, gather around the table to feast on the fruits of your labor. Wash every bite down with fine Sardinian wines. Bring your meal and the experience to a close with a tasting of homemade mirto, a liqueur flavored with myrtle, and tangy limoncello.

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

8. 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.

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Sardinia: Food and Wine Tour with Tuk Tuk

9. Sardinia: Food and Wine Tour with Tuk Tuk

Meet your expert guide and set off on your Tuk Tuk adventure through the Sardinian landscape. You will stop at a wine cellar and learn the craft, the ancient instruments and the ways the barrels ferment the wine. At the vineyard, you can enjoy an aperitif and a selection of three wines, accompanied by delicious local food. Your guide and the operator of the vineyard will give you all the information you need during the tasting, to discover the flavors and sensations like a master. Whilst in Sardinia, make sure you try the local wine Cannonau, famous for its antioxidant properties (in moderation, of course).

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From Olbia: Sardinia Archaeological Tuk-Tuk Tour

10. 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 Province of Sassari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 215 reviews

It was an awesome day. Irene is a wonderful woman. I would love to meet her again. She thought us how to make a traditional Sardinian pasta and then we ate a wonderful, delicious meal. Irene was not only a great teacher, but also wonderful home keeper, funny and very warmhearted woman. We also have met many interesting and lovely people all over the world. I send you all Baccio & Abbraccio ❤️ thanks for an amazing time together

Antonio is a great tour guide. He showed not only great knowledge, but also flexibility (we postponed our sightseeing by half an hour because the previously purchased cooking course lasted 5 hours instead of 3), a sense of humor, cordiality and hospitality. I heartily recommend! It was a really great day. :)

The tasting and the explanations are very interesting. The wine is delicious, as are the cheeses and olives that accompany it. We had a great time. For an additional € 5, it is also possible to take a tour of the vineyard and orchard.

With no horse riding experience we were able to enjoy the ride after a short introduction. Maria and Mario always attentive. The route, both through the pine forest and along the beach, spectacular with incredible views.

Really nice experience .... friendly and really nice attentive instructors ... I recommend it to everyone!