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Porto Giunco bay, Sardinia, Italy

Corsica & Sardinia fly-drive

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,110 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A rare chance to take in the culture and gastronomy of two Mediterranean greats

Highlights

  • Explore the amazing clifftop village of Bonafacio in Corsica
  • Discover centuries of history on a walking tour of Ajaccio, Capital of the Island
  • Marvel at a cork forest in the heart of Sardinia and learn about cork production
  • Taste the world famous pecorino cheese at a farm in Sardinia

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Ajaccio
  • 2 Nights Bonifacio
  • 2 Nights Gallura
  • 2 Nights Alghero

About

Recommended for:
Beach | Food & wine | History & culture | Self-drive | Summer

There are no other places like Corsica and Sardinia. These two iconic islands are rich in beauty with miles of magnificent coastline, rugged mountains, and beautiful villages. They also boast high quality wines, luscious cheeses and a French-Italian cuisine all of its own. The people are friendly, welcoming and eager to tell you their stories.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Ajaccio

With included airport lounge access, you’ll begin your trip in relaxing style before your flight to Ajaccio, Corsica’s capital. Collect your hire car and drive to your charming accommodation. Chck into your room, before embarking on a stroll along elegant palm tree-lined boulevards before your first Corsican dinner,

Stay: Hotel Les Mouettes (Superior) / Hotel Le Maquis (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 2
Ajaccio

After breakfast, explore the waterfront city of Ajaccio, known first and foremost as Napoleon's birthplace. Your guide takes you through the house where he grew up and to the renowned Fesch Museum, housing the largest collection of Italian paintings after the Louvre. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore and choose one of the town's many enticing restaurants for dinner.

Stay: Hotel Les Mouettes (Superior) / Hotel Le Maquis (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Ajaccio to Propriano to Bonifacio

Check-out and drive along the scenic roads through charming villages. Reach the Valley of Taravo, housing a number of extraordinary statues and dolmens dating from Corsica’s Neolithic era (roughly 6,000 B.C.). The nearby seaside resort of Propriano, an ancient town pre-dating the Romans, is a perfect place for lunch. Continue on to Bonifacio, Corsica’s southernmost town. This amazing hamlet is perched on a narrow limestone peninsula about one mile long that parallels the coast and forms a harbour on the southernmost point of Corsica. You check into your beautiful seaside hotel before enjoying dinner in town.

Stay: Hotel Cala di Greco (Superior) / Domaine de Murtoli (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 4
Bonafacio

This morning you can stroll the alleys of this ancient town: the Citadel, the Etendard Bastion and the lively port. You have the afternoon to relax at one of the stunning beaches, take a walk along the coast or explore the town’s many quaint streets and squares

Stay: Hotel Cala di Greco (Superior) / Domaine de Murtoli (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Bonifacio to Gallura

A one-hour ferry ride across the Straits of Bonifacio takes you to the lovely town of Santa Teresa di Gallura on the northernmost tip of the island of Sardinia. Outside the town lies a fascinating prehistoric village, Lu Brandali. Here you can see the Tomb of the Giants, a vast communal village grave used between the 14th and 10th centuries B.C. After visiting these archaeological ruins, you might consider have lunch on the waterfront in Santa Teresa and take a stroll along the beautiful beach. You then head east to the iconic Emerald Coast where you check into your beautiful seaside hotel

Stay: Cala di Falco (Superior) / Capo d'Orso (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Gallura

This morning you head into the inland to visit an artisanal dairy farm, where the traditional Pecorino Sardo has been produced for generations. The owners will show how fresh local sheep’s milk is processed in accordance with the ancient and traditional methods maintained over time, followed by a tasting. In the afternoon, consider strolling the exclusive seaside town of Porto Cervo or to relax at the beach

Stay: Cala di Falco (Superior) / Capo d'Orso (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 7
Gallura to Tempio Peninsula to Alghero

North-Eastern Sardinia is also renowned for the quality of its cork production, used to bottle the best wines in the world. you visit a cork producer and learn how this natural material is extracted respecting the life cycle of trees. You then may stop to visit Tempio Pausania, an enchanting town in the heart of Gallura, a "granite temple" surrounded by water and greenery, and famous for its Moscato wine. Proceed to Alghero where you check into your beautiful seaside hotel. This part of the Sardinian coast, also known as the “Coral Riviera”, is considered one of the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean

Stay: Hotel Punta Negra (Superior) / Villa Las Tronas (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 8
Alghero

Today consider visiting the lively town of Alghero or taking a boat trip to one of the most fascinating jewels of the whole Mediterranean: the Caves of Neptune. Alternatively, you may visit a wine resort and olive oil producer all within a short drive of your accommodation

Stay: Hotel Punta Negra (Superior) / Villa Las Tronas (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 9
Alghero/UK

After breakfast, drive to Alghero airport, drop off your car hire and fly home to the UK

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,110 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £2,110 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,195 pp. incl. flights

Validity

Valid from April to October

Includes

  • Complimentary use of UK airport departure lounge
  • Return flights from UK to Ajaccio and back from Alghero
  • 8 nts accommodation on a B&B basis in Superior accommodation
  • 9 days car hire in a Group C vehicle
  • Guided walking tour of Ajaccio with entrance to Napoleon's house and striking Fesch Art Museum
  • Ferry crossing from Corsica to Sardinia (foot passenger)
  • Guided visit of a cork forest in Northern Sardinia
  • Guided visit and tastings at a pecorino cheese farm in Sardinia

Low Season

April & October

High Season

July & August

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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