France/Italy Corsica & Sardinia
14 daysDiscover the jewels of the Mediterranean: Corsica and Sardinia
Barely 10 miles of sparkling Mediterranean waters separate the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Despite the proximity, the two-offer distinct, unique holiday experiences. On this magical tour of Mediterranean islands, pass through these diverse landscapes. Glittering bays and luxurious beaches transform into enigmatic valleys, enchanting dense forests, and crumbling hilltop villages in an impossibly short distance. In this beautiful spot of sunshine, glimpse a myriad of diversity. As well as this, travel through time and history come to life. Particularly with visits to the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Garibaldi Museum.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Sunday 26th SeptemberHull - Zeebrugge low-berth cabins Buffet dinner and breakfast package Included
Monday 27th SeptemberOvernight hotel Lyon area or similar TBC - 1 night bed, breakfast & 3 course evening meal ( set menu, no drinks)
Tuesday 28th SeptemberOvernight ferry crossing from Toulon to Ajaccio/Bastia with Corsica Ferries
Wednesday 29th September3 Nights accommodation at Hotel Les Roches Blanches, Porto Vecchion with breakfast each morning and 3 course evening meal each night at a local nearby restaurant (drinks excluded)
Upon arrival in Corsica, we explore the birthplace of Napoleon on a sightseeing tour of Ajaccio. Afterwards, have some free time to enjoy lunch and a refreshing drink at the cafes and bars on palm-lined avenues. We then travel through mountainous scenery and winding roads towards Porto Vecchio.
Friday 1st OctoberToday, enjoy a day excursion to Bonafacio, a beautiful harbour town which perches 80m above sea level on a limestone plateau.
2 hour guided tour of Bonifacio
Ride on sightseeing train in Bonifacio
Saturday 2nd OctoberFerry Crossing from Bonifacio to Santa Teresa di Gallura.
3 Nights accommodation at 4* hotel in Cannigone area of Sardinia with breakfast each morning and 3 - course evening meal ach night (drinks excluded)
Sunday 3rd OctoberToday we enjoy an unforgettable excursion to the island archipelago. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town on La Maddalena – the only inhabited island. The first stop is a visit to the Garibaldi Museum, where the man, pivotal in the unification of an Italian nation, lived for many years. Following this, we can either enjoy a panoramic drive around the islands, linked by a road bridge, or cruise around this galaxy of islands.
Full Day tour escourt for excursion to La Maddalena and Caprera Islands
Return ferry crossings from Palau to and Caprera
Entrance to Garibaldi House and Museum in Caprera
Monday 4th OctoberToday we travel to the western side of Sardinia to visit the old town of Alghero with its Catalan architecture and dialect. Stroll along the narrow streets of pastel facades and iron-wrought balconies as you explore the historic old town. En route back to the hotel, we can also stop at the medieval town of Castelsardo which, clinging to a hill, dominates the Gulf of Asinara. This town is well known for basket weaving and you can still see old women sitting in front of their houses making baskets.
Tuesday 5th OctoberFerry Crossing from Santa Tersa di Gallura to Bonifacio
Overnight ferry from Ajaccio/Bastia to Toulon
Wednesday 6th OctoberOvernight hotel (Troyes area or similar TBC)
1 night bed, breakfast & 3 Course evening meal (set menu, no drinks)
Thursday 7th OctoberIt’s time to leave these paradise islands behind and return to the UK. We take the ferry back to Corsica then travel across the island back to Ajaccio. There we board an overnight ferry back to Toulon. We travel through France, stopping overnight before our return short sea crossing from Zeebrugge.
Friday 8th OctoberOnce the ferry has docked in Hull we will re-join the coach and start our journey home to your drop on points.
- Not Included in this tour are meals on with Corsica Ferries.
- The supplement for the meal package is £35.00 per person per crossing.
- If you wish to add these you can add as an optional extra.