Cruises to Olbia Italy

Embark in a Mediterranean adventure to Olbia Italy with MSC Cruises. Olbia is a town on the Italian island of Sardinia, located to the northeast of the country. Find the best MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Olbia Italy.

One of the most beautiful and unspoilt stretches of the Mediterranean

Olbia is a town on the Italian island of Sardinia, located to the northeast of the country. Called ‘Olbia’ in Roman times, ‘Civita’ in the Middle Ages and then ‘Terranova Pausania’ the name Olbia – which means ‘happy town’ was restored after the 1940s.

Olbia is the economic hub of this part of the island and is close to the ‘Costa Smeralda’ (Emerald Coast) holiday destination. During the 1960’s, Prince Aga Kahn was so struck by the natural beauty of this stretch of coasts that he purchased over 3,000 hectares of land on which to build the island’s first hotels. However, the Costa Smeralda remains unspoilt and is still one of the most beautiful stretches of the Mediterranean.

A key feature of this area are the Nurages, mysterious conical stone towers that were built during the second millennium BC. Passengers that choose to spend the day away from their MSC cruise ship with us can take part in our programme of excursion packages and visit these strange sights for themselves.

We also offer other great deals on interesting local attractions, such as the trip to San Pantaleo, Santa Teresa and Capo Testa, picturesque villages that sell lovely handicrafts and souvenirs. Choose to board another (much smaller) ship and sail to Maddalena Island where Nelson stayed with his troops.

If you think no vacation is complete without a spot of beachside relaxation, an ideal way to indulge your favourite past time is with a trip to ‘La Cinta’ beach where you can experience the Emerald Coast at its best.

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Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  A short coach ride from Olbia will first take you north to the coastal town of Palau to board a ferry for the crossing to Maddalena Island, one of the seven main islands making up the Maddalena Archipelago located in the Straits of Bonifacio between north-eastern Sardinia and Corsica. While Maddalena Island looks back on a long military history, even once hosting Admiral Nelson and his fleet, it is now a designated national park – the Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena. The island’s granite coastline and verdant interior provide a rich natural habitat for a variety of wildlife and its unspoiled beauty draws tourists from around the world. A coach-based sightseeing tour will be followed by some free time to spend exploring the surroundings at your own pace. The island’s wonderful scenery is well worth a photo or two, so do remember to bring your camera. The leisurely tour is brought to an equally relaxing close with your return journey back to Olbia and the ship. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per person $69.00 Adults $48.00 Children


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Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Beautiful by name and simply gorgeous by nature, the verdant Costa Smeralda is one of the most exclusive stretches of coastline in the whole of Sardinia and a popular holiday playground for the super-rich. This panoramic tour of the Emerald Coast begins with a scenic coach ride, during which a stop will be made to take pictures at Cala di Volpe. You’ll then make your way into Porto Cervo and the resort’s lovely piazzetta. After enjoying some free time, you will continue on to the Baia Sardinia, a pretty cove with a lovely beach of white sand. You can then spend a little time at the beach, before you make your way back to Olbia for additional free time for your to enjoy, Return to the pier and your ship. Please note: conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per person $56.00 Adults $39.00 Children


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 OLB04 - SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA (5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  After leaving the port of Olbia by coach, the first stop on this enjoyable tour will be in San Pantaleo, a lovely little village located in the hills of the amazing Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast. Look forward to a short stop in the village to stroll around, browse in the small shops and visit the craft workshops. The excursion then continues up through the northernmost part of the island to Santa Teresa di Gallura, a coastal resort that faces the Strait of Bonifacio and Corsica. A guided tour of this small, but pretty town will follow, after which you will also have some free time to stroll around on your own. Return to the port.

Price per person $58.00 Adults $41.00 Children


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.