Corsica and Sardinia

At a glance

  • 31 night escorted tour - tour code ICS
  • Prices start from £4,499 for 2 people plus outfit
  • Tour departs 25 May 2018
  • 31 overnight stays at campsites across Corsica and Sardinia
  • Ferry crossings from Livorno-Bastia and Bonifacio-Santa Teresa di Gallura
  • Excursions and meals detailed in the itinerary included

Day 1 – 12: Pisa to Porticcio

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Days 1 – 2: Pisa

Meet your tour hosts and fellow members at the welcome meeting and drinks. You have a day at leisure to explore the city with its striking architecture, combining Romanesque structures, Gothic churches and piazzas.

Days 3 – 5: Corsica

Say goodbye to the mainland as you take the ferry from Livorno over to Bastia on the northeast coast of Corsica. Enjoy a coach excursion on day 4 to beautiful Cap Corse – the northern peninsula of Corsica - where you will have a guided tour and lunch. The next day is free for you to enjoy the stunning turquoise waters of this Mediterranean island or perhaps take a stroll through the Old Port of Bastia.

Days 6 – 8: Calvi

Travel west today to the coastal town of Calvi, your destination for the next 3 nights. You have two days off at your leisure to enjoy this Mediterranean seaside town and its surrounding area. Why not head down to Calvi’s white sandy beach and take in the buzz of the shops, bars and restaurants along popular ‘Quai Landry’? For a more cultural experience, why not visit the citadel which sits high up overlooking the town? 

Days 9 - 12: Porticcio

Head down to the southern side of the Ajaccio Gulf to the pretty coastal region of Porticcio and be blown away by the area’s natural beauty. On day 10 take a guided tour of Porto – a small town built along the river valley. With its mountain backdrop, Porto offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Corsica. The next two days are free to allow you to enjoy more of this ‘Ile de Beauté’ at your own pace. Why not visit Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte.

Day 13 – 23: Porto Vecchio to Oristano

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Days 13 – 16: Porto Vecchio

Today you will travel across Corsica’s south coast over to Porto Vecchio, the ‘Jewel of Southern Corsica’ and home to two beaches classified by UNESCO as amongst the prettiest beaches in the world! On day 14 enjoy a boat trip and guided tour of Bonifacio, Corsica’s southernmost town, separated from Sardinia by the Strait of Bonifacio, which is only 11km wide. You then have two days off to explore this region at your own pace. Discover more of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio or perhaps take a trip up to the Bavella Needles mountain range and be amazed by the views and surrounding pine forests.

Days 17 - 20: Sardinia

Take the ferry across to Sardinia today and travel to your next campsite near Alghero on the northwest coast of the island. Days 18 & 20 are free to do what you wish. Maybe find out more about the fascinating Spanish heritage of Alghero and visit the Cattedrale di Santa Maria or perhaps just relax on another idyllic beach. In the middle of all that, day 19 finds you on a coach excursion crossing the internal regions of Sardinia, with a guided tour and local lunch.

Days 21 - 23: Oristano

Continue your way south down the east coast to Oristano for the next three nights. Days 22 & 23 are free to go sightseeing - perhaps visit Oristano itself to take in its fascinating architecture or treat yourself to a bit of shopping.

Day 24 – 32: Villasimius to Genoa

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Days 24 - 26: Villasimius

Travel to the Villasimius region and your next campsite on the south-eastern tip of the island. On day 25 you will be treated to a guided boat trip, including lunch, along the coastline – one of the most spectacular in Sardinia! Day 26 is at your leisure; why not take a day trip to Cagliari – the capital of Sardinia.

Days 27 - 29: Arbatax

Today takes you up the eastern coast of Sardinia to Arbatax, a quiet fishing town and coastal resort. The next day takes you on a guided excursion, including lunch, to Mamoiada, a village rich in ancestral culture and rituals, which has its own museum dedicated to its unique history. Then, it’s on to the quirky hillside town of Orgosolo, where interesting and vibrant street art adorns many of the village’s buildings. Day 29 is free to discover more of this region at your leisure.

Days 30 – 32: Goodbye Sardinia

Today, travel up the coast to Olbia where you’ll board the overnight ferry to Genoa. On arrival back on mainland Italy, head to the final campsite of the tour near Genoa, where you can enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour hosts and fellow group members, before the tour ends the next day.

 

Please note that this itinerary may be subject to change and minimum numbers may apply

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