Day 1: Arrival Bastia, Corsica
Upon arrival, your driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel. Rest of day is independent.
Day 2: Tour to Cap Corse
The regions beauty takes ones’ breath away with abundant jagged coastlines, mountains crashing into the sea, hidden coves, and spectacular beaches.
Visit the charming Miomo, Lavasina, and Erbalunga villages, and the Genoese Tower of Losse and quaint villages of PIno and Nonza.
Day 3: Bastia- La Balagna – L'île Rousse - Calvi
The Balagna region is known for its olive groves and its countless churches.
Next is L'Île-Rousse, a pretty 18th-century town founded by the Corsican statesman and military leader Pasquale Paoli who fought against Genoese and French control of the island.
Continue to Calvi for a visit to its citadel and voyage back to medieval Corsica.
Day 4: Gulf of Porto and the Scandola Nature Reserve – Ajaccio
Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Porto, a natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience one of the last Mediterranean enclaves to provide shelter for endemic flora and birdlife such as ospreys and peregrine falcons.
The Calanche de Piana evokes Norwegian fjords if they were found in warmer Mediterranean waters. It offers an outstanding landscape of pink granite rocks shaped over the centuries
Day 5: Tour of Ajaccio
Surrounded by a fantastic mountain range, Ajaccio is an elegant city. From the top of its citadel, it has preserved its bay which is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Wander the narrow streets around the citadel; visit the Bonaparte House, the birthplace of Napoleon and now a national museum. Appreciate Italian Baroque art in the Fesch Museum.
Day 6: Full Day Tour en-route to Bonifacio
Bonifacio is medieval city of more than a thousand years of history, a World Heritage UNESCO town, installed on a natural promontory overlooking the Bouches de Bonifacio.
Day: 7 Bonifacio- Santa Theresa- Alghero
Santa Theresa di Gallura is a small seaside village on the north coast of Sardinia, one of the most colorful and authentic. It is a historic town with medieval churches and Nuragic ruins scattered around the village.
Arrival in Alghero, one of Sardinia’s most beautiful medieval cities, encircled by ancient walls, it’s known for its cobblestoned old center. Its’ Catalan Gothic buildings include the Cattedrale di Santa Maria, with an imposing bell tower, Palazzo Guillot and Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church.
Day 8: Alghero - Nuraghe Palmavera - Tharros-Oristano
Depart at 8:30 am this morning to visit the beautiful Nuraghe Palmavera, dating the Nuraghic civilization, 1500 BC that built more than 10,000 of these monuments in Sardinia.
Day 9: Oristano - Su Nuraxi di Barumini - Giara Natural Park - Cagliari
We also visit the nearby Casa Zapata, a noble Spanish mansion of the XVI century, built on the top of a nuraghe, is impressive for the excavation and the small Ethnographic Museum with a section dedicated to the "launeddas," the wind instrument typical of Sardinia.
MAY TOUR ONLY - Extra Day
Day: 10 festival of San Efisio, patron saint of Cagliari, Sardinia
Day at leisure to attend the festival of San Efisio - street music performances and folk dances. The grand procession begins at 10 am, opened by the tracas, followed by the devoted people in their traditional dresses and the riders, the Miliziani and the Guardiania. The Saint’s coach sets out at noon, and proceeds through the city center passing in front of the City Hall. (The pilgrimage then proceeds with a series of stops and reaches Sarroch, where it stops for the night).
Day 10/11: Cagliari: Explore Nora and visit the capital Cagliari
Founded in the VIII century B. C: by the Phoenicians in a beautiful bay, Nora became an important town under the Romans.
The capital Cagliari, the "City of Sun" takes its nickname from its mild and sunny climate. After a panoramic drive, with some photo stops at Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria and Monte Urpinu, enjoy a walking tour of the historical district of Castello.
Day 11/12: Depart
Those ending the tour will transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule. OR continue on our tour of Malta.