CORSICA DISCOVERY (8 DAY-7 NIGHT)

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Corsican Discovery Tour

Corsica absolutely deserves the epithet “Isle of Beauty”. Enjoy a holiday in a romantic idyllic setting, you will be accommodated in a hotel of superior category with sea view. Stroll along quaint mountain villages, medieval citadels and picturesque port cities, moreover indulge in sweet doing nothing on white sandy dream beaches with turquoise waters…

 

8 Day- 7 Night

from $1717.58 per person twin share

 

 

Day 1 Ajaccio

 

Upon arrival collect your car hire category A.

Inclusive: airport charge, insurances (CDW, THF, LAF) unlimited km.

Optional to be paid locally: Additional driver, young driver extra charge - 25 years, GPS.

 

 

Arrival in Ajaccio, the imperial city, founded by the Genoese and has preserved a rich cultural heritage and enjoys a particularly mild climate. With its cobblestone alleys, impressing monuments and its picturesque citadel (built in 1492), the city is a veritable treasure chest for history and culture lovers. Sumptuous town houses, palaces and churches adorn the birth town of Napoleon Bonaparte who is still omnipresent.

Overnight stay in a 4 star hotel in Ajaccio, sea view double room

 

Day 2 Ajaccio

Suggestion: Boat trip

Board for an unforgettable adventure in exceptional catamaran: Etoile Méditerranée.

Evasion, friendliness and guaranteed fun!

-Day: sailing trip in the Ajaccio Bay. Take the captain place!

-Half-day: sailing trip and swim in the crystal waters.

-Sunset: watch the sunset and the night colours on the Sanguinaires Islands with a glass in your hand!

Overnight stay in a 4 star hotel in Ajaccio, sea view double room

 

Day 3 Ajaccio

Suggestion: Discover Ajaccio, the “Imperial City”

Ajaccio is the capital city of South Corsica. The rue Fesch is a pleasant pedestrian street and the city’s main road. You may want to visit the Musée Fesch, a museum of contemporary art which is located in this street. Browse the colourful abundant market, take a stroll through the marina or the picturesque narrow alleys, and immerse yourself in the authentic Corsican art de vivre! The city’s most notorious citizen is Napoleon Bonaparte who was born there in 1769.

One of the city’s highlights is the Domaine des Milelli. Nestling on the heights of Ajaccio, the property is surrounded by a twelve-hectare century-old olive grove. It is not surprising that Napoleon Bonaparte had chosen this idyllic scenery to set up his country house. Today the property it is a public Park offering beautiful strolls. Bonaparte’s country house is heritage-protected and therefore not open for visitors.

Overnight stay in a 4 star hotel in Ajaccio, sea view double room

 

Day 4 Sartène - Bonifacio

Suggestion: Take a Tour to the Hinterland and visit the small Town of Sartène

Sartène, the most Corsican of all Corsican towns offers a stunning panoramic view from the Gulf of Valinco to the massif of the Aiguilles de Bavella. Take a stroll through the picturesque narrow alleys and make a stop in one of the varied stores offering the work of local crafts and delicatessen. Most shops propose tastings, why not treat yourself?

One of the town's most interesting museums is the “A Casa di Roccapina” offering exhibitions, shows and interactive activities. Audio-guides in English and many other languages will be at your disposal.

Here you will also find prehistoric standing stones such as menhirs and megaliths.

Overnight stay in Superior Room at the 3 star Hotel located on the cliffs of Bonifacio with an amazing sea view

 

Day 5 Bonifacio

Suggestion: Visit of Bonifacio – the Picturesque Corsican Capital

Free day for a tour of the rich medieval heritage of the city and benefit by the same occasion from its luxuriance from landscapes. Hiking in not less than 8 littoral marked out paths with spectacular sights, cliffs and “maquis” scrubland.

And if walking is not your taste, the city proposes other excursions on horse, VTT or quad, will allow you to discover an hinterland rich in old buildings and  memorable site with Corsican authentic products. And to be increasingly closer to the Corsican culture, discover the small delicatessen which offer selected Corsican products: wines, cheeses, pork-butcheries, jams, honeys, biscuits…Corsica is a true gastronomical country which offers products of quality and of personality.

You will be able so to exploit this moment of culinary discovery thoroughly. The shops have “table of tasting”, where you may benefit from these flavours without delay and at all hours

Suggestion: Dolphins Watching

 

Overnight stay in Superior Room at the 3 star Hotel located on the cliffs of Bonifacio with an amazing sea view

 

Day 6 Porto Vecchio - Bastia

Suggestion: Stroll through the port town of Porto Vecchio or relaxing Beach Day

The old fishing town of Porto Vecchio (“old port”) is situated in the south of the island near the woodlands of Ospedale.

Hidden behind a mountain and therefore not visible from the sea, Porto Vecchio has never shown the typical signs of a Genoese settlement.

Take a stroll along the old port, and immerse yourself in the Corsican ambiance on one of the many café or restaurant terraces.

Nature lovers may want to hike through the nearby woodland of Ospedale.

You just want to relax on one of the many spectacular beaches? You will be spoilt for choice!

Overnight and breakfast in a charming 4 star hotel in Bastia, superior room with sea view

 

Day 7 Bastia

Suggestion: Visit of Bastia

Take a stroll through the historic city of Bastia and immerse yourself in the easy going Mediterranean ambiance.

Browse around the abundant colourful markets and soak up the cheerful atmosphere. Cheese, fish, sea food, cold cuts, honey, olives, wine and many other regional delicatessen are praised with the typical Mediterranean loquaciousness.

Don't be shy to ask for a tasting!

Must-sees are the old port and the medieval citadel.

Overnight and breakfast in a charming 4 star hotel in Bastia, superior room with sea view

 

Day 8 Bastia

You will drop off your car hire. End of service

 

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