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Sardinia & Corsica from Genoa

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Uncover the beauty and allure of the Mediterranean during this exhilarating, 7-day tour of Sardinia and Corsica.
Italy
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Explore Alghero and its historic town

Witness the beauty of  Costa Smeralda, as well as Maddalena and Caprera Islands

Taste a traditional cake and enjoy mirto liqueur tasting

Visit Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte

This exciting journey starts in Genoa and then continues to the charming towns of the Italian Riviera, such as Rapallo, Portofino, and Santa Margherita. Set sail to Olbia, a vibrant coastal town, on board a ferry and get ready to discover the fascinating wonders of Sardinia. Explore archaeological sites and the gorgeous Emerald Coast.  Savour local products like cake and Mirto liqueur. Board a ferry to Bonifacio, a town on the southern tip of the French island of Corsica. Marvel at breathtaking white limestone cliffs and discover the centuries-old citadel in Bastia.

Departure Dates: 20 April, 25 May & 14 September 2020

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Included

3-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Sardinia
2-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Corsica
1-night cabin accommodation on board the ferry (first class)
Meals as per itinerary
Transport by deluxe coach
English-speaking multilingual tour guide
Panoramic visits as per itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1
Genoa- Rapallo -Portofino - Santa Margherita - Genoa- Olbia (overnight ferry)

Depart Genoa for Rapallo, a pretty seaside resort town. Stop in Santa Margherita, a famous seaside town on the Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera). Return to Genoa for time at leisure. Board the ferry for the overnight journey in a first class inside cabin to Olbia, Sardinia.

Day 2
Olbia – Maddalena and Caprera – Palau

Arrive Olbia and travel to Palau. Visit the islands of Maddalena and Caprera, once home to Giuseppe Garibaldi and now a marine reserve. These islands offer wonderful beaches and plenty of culture and history. Free time for lunch, before continuing to Palau.

Day 3
Palau - Costa Smeralda - Palau

Enjoy an excursion through the Emerald Coast. This region has over 80 kilometres of coast and is rich with Mediterranean shrubs, rocks sculpted by nature and wonderful inlets. Enjoy time at leisure on one of the best beaches before returning to Palau. 

Breakfast
Day 4
Palau - Stintino - Capo Caccia - Alghero

Travel to Stintino, a village famous for its stunning beaches. Continue to Capo Caccia, located on the western tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. Stop to take pictures of the beautiful local bays with caves and beaches. Taste one of the typical local cakes: biscuits, candies or cheese cake. Arrive in Alghero and visit the city centre. 

Breakfast
Day 5
Alghero – Castelsardo – Santa Teresa – Bonifacio

After breakfast, depart for Castelsardo, a town originally designed as a defensive fort by a 12th century Genoese family. Continue to Santa Teresa, a popular seaside village. Enjoy an opportunity to taste mirto, a typical local liqueur made from myrtle. Later, board the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica and visit the town. 

Breakfast
Day 6
Bonifacio - Ajaccio - Corte - Bastia

After breakfast, travel to the capital, Ajaccio, where Napoleon was born in 1769. Continue to Corte, the old capital of the island. Visit and enjoy free time for lunch. Depart for Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing sides of the island, stopping en-route to take photos of this beautiful area. 

Breakfast
Day 7
Bastia - Savona - Genoa

Depending on the season, take the ferry to Savona or Livorno. Arrive and transfer to downtown Genoa where the tour ends. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
6 nights
from AUD4,114
per person, twin share
Italy, France
Genoa (Monday)
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages
20 April / 25 May / 14 September 2020

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