Corsica and Sardinia, united by a strip of sea
Package price per person, 7 days from € 439,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
The most beautiful places, cities, ports and the traditions of two of the most noble islands in the Mediterranean, all in one grand tour that will allow you to discover their similarities and their differences. They are both characterised by primitive, wild natural landscapes, while their culture, customs and usages form a fascinating contrast. We have included the most evocative excursions that best represent Corsica and Sardinia in this tour. With regards to hotels, we guarantee a good 3* in Corsica and a good 4* in Sardinia.
- 1 Night HB in 3* hotel in the Versilia area, Livorno
- 1 Day crossing Livorno-Bastia, on the comfortable ferries of Moby Lines or Corsica Ferries
- 2 Nights HB in 3* hotel in the Porto-Ajaccio area
- 1 Full day trip to Porto les Calanquess
- 1 Full day trip to Ajaccio Bonifacio
- 1 Sea crossing by bus Bonifacio-Santa Teresa
- 2 Nights HB in 4* hotel in the Santa Teresa, Baja Sardinia, Olbia area
- 1 Full day trip to Castelsardo, Alghero
- 1 Full day trip to Maddalena Costa Smeralda
- 1 Sea crossing by bus Palau-Maddalena-Palau
- 1 Night on ferry Olbia-Livorno with accommodation in double cabin on the ferries of Moby Lines or Corsica Ferries
- 1 Breakfast on board (dinner not included)
Day 1 Arrival in the Versilia/Livorno region for an overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the harbour for the Livorno – Bastia day-time ferry. Departure at about 8:15, arrival in Bastia at about 12:15, and transfer to a hotel in Porto Ajaccio for the night and for dinner.
Day 3 After breakfast, full-day excursion to Porto – Les Calanques. A day to discover the amazing rocky granite landscape of Les Calanques, whose sculptures take on orange or red nuances depending on the time of day. We end the day with a tour of the bathing resort town “Porto,” whose bay is listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Porto is still guarded by an old Genovese tower that crowns the evening sunsets over the pink sea. Return to hotel and dinner.
Day 4 After breakfast, full-day excursion to Ajaccio Bonifacio. The town of Ajaccio is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Near the old harbour, you’ll find lively markets and narrow old town streets lined with aristocratic residences. Everywhere in Ajaccio, street names and monuments commemorate Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born in a house in Rue Saint Charles on 15 August 1769. We continue to Bonifacio, one of the most visited towns in Corsica, picturesquely situated on imposing wave-beaten chalk cliffs. The visit to the “Ville Haute” with a view of the 12 m distant coast of Sardinia is an unforgettable experience. After the visit, we take the ferry from Bonifacio to Santa Teresa (Sardinia), transfer to a hotel in Santa Teresa-Baja Sardinia-Olbia, and dinner.
Day 5 After breakfast, a full-day excursion to Castelsardo, Alghero. Past Sassari you reach Alghero, the “L’Alguer” of the Catalans, where traces of Catalan rule still live on in the language and traditions. The surrounding countryside has interesting archaeological remains of the most ancient history of Sardinia. Castelsardo lies on the northern coast. A stroll through the narrow, steep alleys of this once-fortified village rewards visitors with ever more spectacular views. A few kilometres from Castelsardo, a bizarre rock formation arises from the landscape: the well-known elephant. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 6 After breakfast, full-day excursion to Maddalena Costa Smeralda. The trip gives visitors a chance to experience the sophisticated atmosphere of Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo, the refined jet-set capitals of the coast, but also to discover untouched parts of the rough coastal cliffs. In the afternoon, ferry to the island La Maddalena, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Our path leads from the lovely coastal promenade to the alleys and squares of the old town. In the evening, night ferry Olbia – Livorno with accommodation in double room cabins.
Day 7 After breakfast on board, arrival in Livorno and journey home.