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The Island Of Elba

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFITE

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • 3 star hotel
  • Excursions: 2

From its rugged coastline to its historic towns, the island that famously harboured the exiled Napoleon, is a true delight.

From its rugged coastline to its historic towns, the island that famously harboured the exiled Napoleon, is a true delight.

PRICE FROM ? £749 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • Island tour and bay of Marina di Campo
  • Napoleon's San Martino Villa
  • Eastern Elba’s tour

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Pisa
  • ​Depart on your scheduled flight to Pisa. Transfer to Piombino from where you'll take the ferry to Elba. Then it's just a short journey to your hotel on the edge of the beautiful village of Marciana Marina.
  • DAY 2 Marina di Campo & Villa San Martino
  • ​Join our half-day included tour of the island. First stop is the tiny village of Chiessi, before you journey along the picturesque south coast to the colourful harbour and white-sand bay of Marina di Campo. Take in the scenery as you travel inland to Villa San Martino – Napoleon's summer house.​
  • DAY 3 Marciana Marina
  • ​Today is free for you to spend as you wish. You could head to Portoferraio, which is easily reached by bus. The Civic Museum displays many archaeological discoveries from as far back as the 8th century BC. The town is also home to Elba's oldest Roman villa, the Villa Grotte. ​
  • DAY 4 Elba walk
  • ​After breakfast you may choose to join an optional half-day walk through Elba's stunning scenery. Highlights include the ancient mountain hamlet of Poggio, San Cerbone Chapel, the Pisan fortress and the 11th century Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte. This lovely walk ends with a gentle descent to the village of Marciana Alta. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel.​
  • DAY 5 Eastern Elba
  • ​There's more of Elba to discover today during our included half-day tour of the east of the island. You'll explore the remote Roman mining town of Capoliveri then continue on to the modern resort of Porto Azzuro. ​
  • DAYS 6 Marciana Marina
  • ​Today, why not join our optional excursion to Napoleon's Winter Palace, Villa Dei Mulini, where the exiled French emperor made plans to once again conquer Europe. You'll also visit the 18th Century wine farm La Chiusa, where you'll get the chance to taste up to five different wines. Alternatively, spend the day exploring at your own pace. You might choose to stroll around the Cotone Quarter to admire its beautiful architecture, or head to medieval Marciana. Here you can ride the cableway to the summit of Monte Capanne – Elba's highest point.
  • Day 7 Marciana Marina
  • ​Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. You could choose to admire Elba's beauty from the sea with a two-hour cruise on board 'The Nautilus', a glass-bottomed vessel that will introduce you to the underwater wonders of the Mediterranean. Your skipper will point out the amazing sight of a shipwrecked boat from the 1970s.​
  • DAY 8 Pisa/UK
  • ​Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to Pisa for your flight home.​
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Accommodation

    • Hotel Gabbiano Azzurro
    • The 3-star Hotel Gabbiano Azzurro is situated just a short walk from the waterfront of the colourful fishing village of Marciana Marina.

      Hotel facilities include a breakfast room, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer and a TV.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​‘Legend, Mystery and Intrigue’ walk
  • Napoleon’s Winter Palace, plus wine tasting

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £84 per person.

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Further Information

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