Sardinia and Corsica – 2019
The islands of Sardinia and Corsica are close in proximity but are completely different in contrast. Each has a distinct language, culture and identity.
Genoa > Rapallo > Portofino > Santa Margherita Ligure > Genoa Port > Olbia > Maddalena and Caprera > Palau > Costa Smeralda > Stintino > Capo Caccia > Alghero > Castelsar-do > Santa Teresa > Bonifacio > Ajaccio > Corte > Bastia > Savona > Genoa
DAY 1 GENOA > RAPALLO > PORTOFINO > SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE > GENOA PORT > OLBIA
Departure at 8:30 am from Starhotels President in Genoa. Departure to Rapallo. Famous tourist centre, it offers one of the most suggestive examples of architecture of Liguria coast. Visit. Then, road to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view
of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Visit. Finally, stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in theTigullio Gulf and free time for lunch. Return to Genoa to have free time in the old town until the time necessary to get on the ship to Sardinia, Olbia. Overnight in a first class inside cabin. Night on the boat.
Day 2 OLBIA > MADDALENA AND CAPRERA > PALAU
Arrival in Olbia at 8:30 am approximately. Leaving to Palau for a short break in order to let the luggages at the hotel. Departure to the islands Maddalena and Caprera. You’ll find not only beaches and fun but also culture and history. Many cultural event depend on the presence of personality of the past, like Giuseppe Garibaldi, to which a museum is dedicated. Free time for lunch. Return to Palau, rest of the day at your own.
Day 3 PALAU > COSTA SMERALDA > PALAU
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion through the Emerald Coast. The city of Arzachena makes part of this extremely appreciated and famous area. Rich nature, “Mediterranean macchia”, rocks built by the same nature, wonderful beaches in a clear sea water, promontories and small islands. This incredible heritage was created in 1962 due to the free initiative of the prince Aga Khan V, who controlled an international financial organisation. Free time to spend in one of the best beaches of the island. Free time for lunch. Back to Palau. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 PALAU > STINTINO > CAPO CACCIA > ALGHERO
Breakfast at the hotel. Leaving to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of Island Asinara. Later, route to Capo Caccia, West tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. The tour stops in a panoramic spot to take pictures of the most beautiful
local bays with caves and small beaches. Here, we invite you to taste one of the typical local cakes: biscuits, candies or cheese cake. Free time for lunch. Arrival in Alghero, tourist place situated on a promontory surrounded everywAhedrerbiay tlaircge beaches. Accommodation at the hotel. Visit of the city centre and free afternoon for personal visits. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 ALGHERO > CASTELSARDO > SANTATERESA > BONIFACIO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Castelsardo. Old and wonderful village, it presents a clear track of Genoa dominion. Its coast, its local manufacturing, its receptive structures make it one of the most required places of the island for the summer holidays. Then, departure to Santa Teresa. This place is the symbol of a fusion between nature and modern, tourism and wild area, representing a cult itinerary for thousands of tourists. Its promontory seems a huge cathedral, imposing and strict, and rises in front of the famous white Sardinian rocks, creating several strange shapes in one of the most evocative seaside places of the world, ABRUZZO the so-called Strait of Bonifacio. San Free Rotondo Giovanni time for MOLISE lunch. Here, we invite you to taste the mirto, the typical local liqueur made by myrtle. Transfer to Olbia to get on the boat that leaves at 8:30 pm to Genoa. Visit of the port and the downtown. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 BONIFACIO > AJACCIO > CORTE > BASTIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Road through the region NAPLES to get in Ajaccio, the capital. It is the second biggest dock of the island (after Bastia). Near there, we’ll visit the old district, with narrow streets built in order to defend the town. In 1769, the 15th of August, Napolean was born there. Departure to Corte, the old capital of the island, main cultural centre, headquarter of the unique university where the ancient CORSE language is still spoken. Visit and free time for lunch. Departure to Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing side of the island. Break to take photos of this beautiful area with small villages and picturesque corners. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 BASTIA > SAVONA > GENOA
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, free time for your last visits. Depending on the season, ferry to Savona or Livorno. Arrival and transfer to Genoa (downtown). End of services.
- High season
- Apr: – 8
- May: – 27
- Sept: – 23
- Cake and Mirto Tasting
*City Tax not included and must be paid directly at the hotel on check out