Corsica – Sardinia Tours

Travel on Original World’s Corsica & Sardinia Tours.

Join the Corsica tour or continue on the Sardinia tour via a 50 minute ferry from Bonifacio to Santa Theresa.

The wealth of Corsica lies, undeniably, in its rare natural heritage. Between the sea and the mountains, Corsica has many surprises in store. Sculpted and shaped by erosion, the Calanche de Piana cliffs, towering peaks of red granite that fall steeply down to the sea, are the jewels of an astonishing sculpted landscape. 

Corsica’s classified sites and nature reserves, including many listed as World Heritage by UNESCO offer endless beauty, charm and delights!

Long uninhabited, despite its ancient geological origin, Sardinia has preserved its own freshness, capturing the admiration of many who are irresistibly attracted by the geographical position.

Located in the heart of the western Mediterranean, Sardinia has had many cultural influences: the Phoenicians followed by Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Spanish and the Piemontese.

Experience the beauty and charm of these Mediterranean islands on our Corsica and Sardinia tours, as we learn about their fascinating history.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The medieval World Heritage UNESCO town of Bonifacio
  • Boat Trip through the Gulf of Porto
  • Discover the Scandola Nature Reserve and The Calanche de Piana
  • The Temple-Altar of Monte d’Accoddi,  a neolithic archaeological site and only Ziqqurat in the Mediterranean Basin.
  • The ancient city of Nora – amazing mosaics, massive thermal pools and theatre.
  • Leisurely guided walk to see the wild horses in Sardinia’s Giara Natural Park.
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Calanche de Piana, Corsica

  • 1
    Corsica
    Day 1: Arrival Bastia, Corsica

    Upon arrival, your driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel. Rest of day is independent.

  • 2
    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.

  • 3
    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.

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    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

  • 5
    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.
    We 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. The musée Fesch is the central museum of fine arts in Ajaccio on Corsica.

  • 6
    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.

  • 7
    Sardinia
    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.

  • 8
    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.

  • 9
    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.

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    Day 10: 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.

  • 11
    Day 11: Depart

    Those ending the tour will transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.

  • Trip Length

    Corsica Tour: 7-Days begins in Bastia; ends in Bonifacio.
    Corsica-Sardinia Tour: 11-Days begins in Bastia, Corsica; ends in Cagliari, Sardinia.

  • Dates

    Corsica Only: September 5-11, 2020, April 25-May 1, 2021 & August 29-September 4, 2021
    Corsica-Sardinia: September 5-15, 2020, April 25-May 5, 2021 & August 29-September 8, 2021
    Corsica-Sardinia-Malta-Sicily: September 5-October 2, 2020, April 25-May 27 & August 29-September 25, 2021

  • Land Cost

    2020 - Corsica & Sardinia: $4625 based on min 6 ppl, Single Supplement $995.
    2020 - Corsica-Sardinia-Malta-Sicily: $9415 based on min 6 ppl. Single Supplement $1815
    2021 - $TBA

  • Accommodations

    4* Hotels

  • Group Size

    6-12 people

  • Duration

    7 & 11 Days

  • Reading List

    Corsica Reading List
    Sardinia Reading List
    Ancient Sites in Sardinia - World Archaeology - Feb/March 2020 Magazine Issue

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