For this discovery tour of the island of beauty, you will stay in quality hotels and will be accompanied by a private guide who will comment and ensure the guided tours according to the program. Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel with his vehicule and drive you through Cap Corse, Bonifacio, Corte, Porto, Balagne.
Private guided tour in the authenticity of Corsica
8 days and 7 nights
- Keywords : Classic , France, Corsica
- Category : TEMPLATE
- Duration : 8 Days
- Valid days : 7 Days
- Day 1: Bastia - Erbalunga
- Day 2: Erbalunga
- Day 3: Bonifacio
- Day 4: Bonifacio
- Day 5: Sartène - Corte
- Day 6: Porto - L'Île-Rousse
- Day 7: Calvi - L'Île-Rousse
- Day 8: Bastia
Day 1: Bastia - Erbalunga
Pick up service from the Airport
At you arrival in Corsica, a private taxi or minibus will pick you up and take you to your accommodation.
Overnight stay in a charming boutique hotel in a superior roomIncluded : transport, bedroom and breakfast
Day 2: Erbalunga
Private Guided visit to the Cap Corse
The peninsula Cap Corse, in the north of Corsica, is one of the most beautiful regions of the island and concentrates in a small area the whole spectrum of itsvaried sceneries and sights. Hilly landscape, forests, rugged rocks, lonely bays, long beaches, villages literally hanging on the mountain, old churches, high Genoese towers, superb “American houses” from the 19th century and mausoleum-like tombs offer an amazing variety of exceptional beauty.
Itinerary: departure from your hotel in direction of Cap Corse. Stops in Miomo, Lavasino, Erbalunga, and the tower of Osse. Then you will continue towards the town of Luri on the Thyrrhenian Sea (there you may want to take a short sea trip. This activity is not included in the offer and will have to be paid on-site). You will then resume your trip to the east coast of Cap Corse and visit the picturesque village of Pino, literally hanging on the mountain, and Nonza, with its houses merged into therock (classified World Heritage). Your trip back will take you along the Wine Route, wine lovers may want to stop in Patrimono for the sampling of a Corsican AOC wine. Back to your hotel at the end of the day.
you will be picked up at your place of accommodation.
Duration : 8 hours – commentaries in english.
Overnight stay in a charming boutique hotel in a superior roomIncluded : visit, driver / guide, bedroom and breakfast
Day 3: Bonifacio
Guided visit to Bonifacio
Take a trip to Bonifacio, the picturesque port city situated at the southern tip of Corsica. Nestling in the Calanque de Fazia, a fjord-like bay, it is one of the most impressing bays in the Mediterranean region. The narrow houses of the medieval old town are built on a limestone promontory made. Throughout history often the scene of armed conflict, it was built like a fortress of which remains the impressive citadel towering the city, its earliest walls were raised in the 9th century. You will enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the maritime natural reserve and the Strait of Bonifacio (sea gate between Corsica and Sardinia). Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful sight!
Itinerary: Via the Plaine Orientale to Bonifacio. Guided visit of the medieval citadel. Then free time – what about a stroll through the port or the narrow alleys of the old town? You may want to take a boat trip? This activity is not included in the price and to be paid on-site. Return trip to your Hotelin the late afternoon.
Venue and time: at 8.15 a.m. pick up service from your hotel. Venue and at the end of the day, drop off service at your hotel.
Duration: 09 hrs – commentaries in English – not included : sea trip.
Included : visit, driver / guide
Day 4: Bonifacio
Suggestion: Visit of Bonifacio – the Picturesque Corsican Capital
Benefit from this free day to leave on a tour of rich medieval heritage the city and benefit by the same occasion from its luxuriance from landscapes. Leave in hiking, green leisure incomplete rebirth. Not less than 8 littoral pathsare marked out and points of as spectacularsights offer to you side cliffs as extraordinaryside maquis.
And if walk on foot is not your taste, the city proposes other excursions of the type to you stroll with horse, VTT or quad,which will just as easily make you discover an interland rich in old constructions and places where to make a spade screws memorable with Corsican authentic products. And to be increasingly closer to the Corsican culture, discover the small delicatessen which offerselected Corsican products: wines, cheeses,pork-butcheries, jams, honeies, biscuits…Corsica is a true gastronomical country whichoffers products of quality and of personality.
You will be able so to exploit this moment ofculinary discovery thoroughly. The shops have“table of tasting”, what to benefit from these flavours without delay and at all hours
Day 5: Sartène - Corte
Guided visit to Sartène
Sartène, “the most Corsican of all Corsican cities“ offers a stunning panoramic view from the Gulf of Valinco to the massif of the Aiguilles de Bavella.
The local shops offer appetizing traditionally made regional products. Art and history enthusiasts may want to visit the museum A Casa di Roccapina offering exhibitions, shows and interactive activities. You will dispose of audio guides in English and many other languages. After the visit of the museum, you will explore the mysterious rocky landscape of Rochers de Roccapina.
Departure from Bonifacio – visit of Sartène – via the Col de Vizzavone to Corte.
Duration: 8 hrs – commentaries in English.
Overnight Stay in a authentic Hotel along the Restonica
Day 6: Porto - L'Île-Rousse
Privat guided visit of Porto
Discover the Gulf of Porto, a unique natural wonder in the Mediterranean Area (UNESCO World Heritage site) and in fact, one of the most beautiful natural sites worldwide. In the Calanches de Piana (fjord-like bays) you will be amazed by the bizarre, original, amazing rocky landscape.
A fascinating play of colors will unfold before your eyes: the intense blue of the sea, the bright light over the coast, the pink, red and orange shades of the granite, and the sculptures carved in the stone by the erosion merge into a natural artwork.
Itinerary: departure from your hotel to the Gulf of Porto. The road to Porto leads via the impressing gorges and canyons of Scala di Regina and La Spelonca.
In your free time you may want to stroll through the marina. Then easy hike through the Calanches de Piana. Not included in the travel offer and to be paid on-site: a boat trip through the Gulf of Porto and the natural reserve of Scandola.
Venue and departure time: at 7.45 a.m. pick up service from your hotel. return time end of the day drop off service from your hotel.
Duration: 09 hrs – commentaries in English.
Overnight stay in a 4* hotel in a classic room at L'Ile RousseIncluded : visit, driver / guide, bedroom and breakfast
Day 7: Calvi - L'Île-Rousse
Guided visit to Calvi and La Balagna
La Balagna is renowned for its olive groves and uncountable churches, owing it the surname “la sainteBalagna”, the holy Balagna. Today it is mainly a popular sea resort. This route is a feast for the senses! The colorful blooming macchia spread a sweet fragrance in spring time, traditionally made cheeses and sausages await to be sampled; picturesque villages, idyllic beaches with Caribbean flair and crystal clear water, as well as lookouts withstunning views, will take your breath away and capture your attention!
Itinerary: departure from your hotel to la Balagna via the picturesque port town ofSaint-Florent and the spectacular desert of Agriates, which, although the name might suggest otherwise, is green and blooming in spring and will eventually dry up in the summer heat. Visit of Ile Rousse, a pretty town founded in the 18th century by the Corsican revolutionary and freedom fighter Pasquale Paoli. Then you will continue to Calvi for a visit of the Genoese citadel “Semper fidelis”. Your trip will be rounded up by a tour through the old villages of la Balagna where you will literally immerse yourself in the medieval times of Corsica. Back to your hotel at the end of the day.
you will be picked up at your place of accommodation.
Duration : 09 hours – commentaries in english.
Overnight stay in a 4* hotel in a classic room at L'Ile RousseIncluded : transport, visit, driver / guide, bedroom and breakfast
Day 8: Bastia
Transfer to the airport
A private taxi or minibus will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you safely to the airport.
Hôtel castel Brando ( "charming" room) - Erbalunga
Level : Hotel 4*
This charming boutique hotel located in the splendid Cap Corse area of Corsica. Before being transformed into a hotel, the property was a patrician mansion built in the 19th century. It is surrounded by a splendid Mediterranean garden with numerous century-old palm trees. You will stay in the Charming room. The Charming rooms are situated in the ' Demeure', in the Villa Rose or the Villa Jaune. These rooms are equipped with a queen size bed, with good quality bedding, flat-screen TV, WIFI, air-conditionning, telephone, mini-refrigerator and a safe. Tha bathrooms have a bath and shower as well as a hair-dryer. Our charming rooms have an authentic Mediterranean feel to them, with warm, bright pastel colours. Airy and refreshing, the rooms reflect the simple elegance of this hotel. With the Mediterranean Sea only 100 meters away, the Hotel nestles at the heart of the charming village of Erbalunga, an elegant retreat for many French and international celebrities. A preserved medieval harbour, Erbalunga is listed as an official historical landmark and is frequently described as one of Corsica's most beautiful spots by leading newspapers, magazines and reference travel guides. The local tax is to be paid payable locally.
Overnight in the hotel Jardins de la Glaciere - Corte
Level : Hotel 3*
At the hotel les Jardins de la Glacière, you will find the warmth and charm of a traditional Corsican inn. Near Corte, it is nestling in the heart of untouched nature at the shore of the river Restonica, well-known for its crystal clear refreshing waters. A pool, a heated open air whirlpool and deck chairs ensure an enjoyable and relaxing stay; bar and snack bar are situated in the terraced garden. The riverbank with its natural pool is directly accessible via the hotel park. A rich breakfast buffet is served in the large breakfast room between 7.30 and 10.30 a.m. It consists of fresh local products: cheeses from the surrounding farms, artisanal cold cuts, home-baked bread and Viennese pastry, mountain honey, jam from the town Calenzana, scrambled eggs, homemade bacon, fruit and many other delicacies. The hotel disposes of two parking areas (11 parking spaces below the hotel, 28 spaces alongside the building with a direct entry). All rooms are equipped with king size beds (180 x 200 cm), and bathrooms with tubs (the handicapped accessible bathroom disposes of an Italian shower). Furthermore, all of our guest rooms feature: free WIFI - air conditioning - TV with 19 international and French channels - phone/entry phone - safety deposit box - minibar - ceiling fan. The local tax is to be paid payable locally.
Hotel Santa Maria - L'Île-Rousse
Level : Hotel 4*
The property is ideally located opposite the Iles Rousses, with direct access to the beach. You will enjoy all the comfort during your stay in Ile-Rousse and even more ... Restaurant, bar, fully air-conditioned hotel, wireless internet access, swimming pool, whirlpool, solarium are also part of the services included during your stay in our establishment. The hotel pays special attention to ensuring that your day begins in the best conditions by offering you a quality breakfast buffet with many hot and cold, sweet and savory products. The local tax is to be paid payable locally.