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Sardinia and Corsica - 2020

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Sardinia and Corsica – 2020

The islands of Sardinia and Corsica are close in proximity but are completely different in contrast. Each has a distinct language, culture and identity.

Itinerary: Genoa • Rapallo • Portofino • Santa Margherita Ligure • Genoa Port • Olbia • Maddalena and Caprera • Palau • Costa Smeralda • Stintino • Capo Caccia • Alghero • Castelsardo •Santa Teresa • Bonifacio • Ajaccio • Corte • Bastia • Savona • Genoa

Features

Cake and mirto tasting

High Season

April                20
May                25
September      14

Tourist Category: 

Double/Triple              $3727.00AUD per person twin share.
Single                         $4699.00AUD single room.

1st Category: 

Double/Triple              $4145.00AUD per person twin share.
Single                         $5545.00AUD single room.

Hotels

City                       Tourist Category

Palau                           La Vecchia Fonte 4* Sup
Alghero                       Catalunya 4*
Bonifacio                     A Madonetta 3*
Bastia                          L’Alivi 4*

City                       1st  Category

Palau                           La Vecchia Fonte 4* Sup
Alghero                       Hotel Carlos V 5* (SEAVIEW ROOM)
Bonifacio                     A Madonetta 3* Suite room
Bastia                          L’Alivi 4* super deluxe room

The Tour includes:

  • Transportation by deluxe coach
  • Monolingual tour-escort in English
  • Accommodation in 4 star or 3 star hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergies or dietary requirements)
  • Entrance tickets when included in the itinerary

The Tour does not include:

  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “The Tour includes”

*Due to technical and/or logistical issues, itineraries can be amended. 

**Rates do not include city tax when applicable. City tax will have to be paid directly from clients at the Hotel upon arrival or at check out. We remind you that the city tax may change according to the hotel category.

Depart at 8:30 am from Starhotels President in Genoa. Depart for Rapallo, the famous tourist centre, which offers one of the most suggestive examples of architecture of the Liguria coast. 

Afterwards, you will travel to Portofino. The picturesque, sophisticated seaside village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbour, hosts luxury shops, restaurants and opulent hotels. The famous Piazzetta forms the heart of fashionable Portofino, and overlooks the harbour, populated by small fishing boats and luxurious yachts. 

After Portofino, you will stop in Santa Margherita. This town offers something for everyone while still maintaining a small-town feeling. You can walk along the palm lined harbor, explore the marina, or unwind at the beach. This picturesque seaside town features cafés, restaurants, gelaterias (you have to try the gelato here), bars, and shops, that line the harbor and face the sea. Return to Genoa to have free time in the old town before boarding the ship to Sardinia, Olbia. Spend overnight in a first class interior cabin on the boat.

You will arrive in Olbia at 8:30am. You will head to the hotel in Palau to deposit your luggage before departing to the Islands, Maddalena and Caprera. You’ll find not only beaches and fun but also culture and history. Many cultural events depend on the presence of celebrities of the past, like Giuseppe Garibaldi, to which a museum is dedicated.

Enjoy some free time for lunch. Return to Palau, and have the remainder of the day at your leisure. Spend overnight in your hotel in Palau.

After breakfast in your hotel, you will enjoy an excursion along the Emerald Coast. The city of Arzachena forms part of this extremely beautiful and well-known area. Mediterranean Macchia is the main vegetation along the Mediterranean coast with wonderful beaches and stunning, clear water, including promontories and small islands.

This incredible heritage was created in 1962 due to the initiative of the Prince Aga Khan V, who controlled an international financial organisation. You will have some free time to spend on one of the best beaches of the Island and free time for lunch. You will head back to Palau to spend overnight in your hotel. 

After breakfast in your hotel, you will travel to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of the Island Asinara.

Later, travel to Capo Caccia, the Western tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. The tour stops to allow you to take pictures of the most beautiful local bays with caves and small beaches. Here, you are invited to taste some of the traditional local food: cakes, biscuits, candies and cheese cake.

You will have free time for lunch before your arrival in Alghero. Alghero is a popular tourist destination situated on a promontory and surrounded by large beaches. You can visit the city centre for the afternoon at your leisure. Spend overnight in your hotel in Alghero.

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before travelling to Castelsardo, a picturesque historic town, fortified with a castle. Its coast, its local manufacturing and its architecture, make it one of the most frequented places of the island for Summer holidays.

Subsequently, you will travel to Santa Teresa, which offers interesting cultural attractions and is a big destination for thousands of tourists. As you wind your way along the rugged coast, you’ll admire the fantastic views of Corsica, and The Strait of Bonifacio (Bocche di Bonifacio), which divides the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Mediterranean Sea.

Head South and enter the Valley of the Moon (Valle della Luna), an impressive granite environment of eroded rocks shaped in otherworldly forms. Visiting Valle della Luna is highly recommended at sunset. You can enjoy free time for lunch and have the opportunity 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. Enjoy overnight on board the boat.

After breakfast in your hotel, take the road through the Naples region to ger to Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica. It is the second biggest dock of the island (after Bastia). Near there, you will visit the old district, with narrow streets, built in order to defend the town. In 1769, on August 15, Napolean was born there.

Travel to Corte, the old capital of the island. Visit the main cultural centre, and the headquarters of the unique university where the ancient Corse language is still spoken.

After your visit, enjoy some free time for lunch. On the way to Bastia, you will cross the wildest and most amazing side of the island. There will be some photo opportunities along the way. You’ll take some great pics of small villages and picturesque corners of this beautiful island. You will spend overnight in your hotel in Bastia.

After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy some free time for some last minute shopping or touring. You could take the ferry to Savona or Livorno (season dependent). You will travel to Genoa (downtown). End of services.

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