Grand Tour of Corsica
8 days from £1,699 per person
An island can make for a pleasingly busy week of exploration, and Corsica is no exception. Join a small group of fellow travellers to experience its highlights, including enchanting Cap Corse, where villages cling to steep hillsides above sparkling bays. We’ll criss-cross the island’s varied natural landscapes, from the dramatic Rocca Mountains to historic Ajaccio bay, where Napoleon was born. And we’ll take the time to enjoy the stunning ‘Mother of Pearl’ coast, where miles of sandy beaches fringe the Mediterranean.
Your holiday includes:
8 excursions and visits
- Excursion to Cap Corse peninsula
- Boat cruise to view the Calanques de Piana (2021 only)
- Orientation tour of Bastia including mini-train
- Guided visit to Ajaccio
- Evening of Corsican songs
- Boat trip in Bonifacio and mini-train tour
- Corsican wine tasting
- Corte mini-train tour
- 7 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Air Corsica from London Stansted or easyJet from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 14 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
- Portable audio headset system on excursions
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Bastia - Cap Corse
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Bastia. On arrival, we transfer to Cap Corse and our hotel.
U Ricordu, Cap Corse (4-star)
Cap Corse - Calvi
We’ll explore beautiful Cap Corse, an enchanting peninsula with glorious golden beaches, beautiful old terraces, and charming little bays, then continue to Bastia for a mini-train tour. We visit St Florent, a busy little fishing port with café terraces and a yachting marina, en route to Calvi and our hotel.
Hotel Mariana (3-star) or Hostellerie de L’Abbaye (4-star), Calvi
Porto - Ajaccio
Enjoy an effortlessly scenic journey through the Marsulinu Pass, the Fango Valley and La Croix Pass. We arrive in the UNESCO-listed Gulf of Porto, with its dramatic cliffs overlooking an intense deep blue sea. We’ll board a boat to view the stunning orange and red-granite formations of the Calanques de Piana from the water. This afternoon we continue our captivating journey to the mesmerising Gorges of Spelunca, before visiting the charming village of Evisa surrounded by the mystic Aitone Forest and chestnut woods. We then continue to Ajaccio and our hotel for two nights. Please note: For 2020 the boat cruise to see the Calanques de Piana is optional only - you’ll visit by coach to view the cliffs from above instead.
Hotel Campo dell'Oro, Ajaccio (4-star) or similar
Today we enjoy an insightful guided tour of the town of Ajaccio, the birthplace and home of Napoleon Bonaparte. Lose yourself in the tangled cobbled streets of this bustling town and its pastel-toned architecture. Continue to the inland areas of Bastelica and Bastelicaccia where the fauna and flora of this Mediterranean climate give colour and life to the beautiful scenery.
Sartene - Porto-Vecchio
Enjoy a splendid journey through some of the charming Corsican villages on the way to Sartene. Scenically perched like an amphitheatre above the valley, Sartene was described by 19th century French writer, Prosper Merimee, as “the most Corsican of the Corsican towns”. We traverse many stunning regions including Alta Rocca, and pass the village of Zonza, in between green landscapes and charming shores, before crossing the Bavella Pass. Here we are treated to sights of the dramatic Rocca Mountains gracing the skyline with majestic rocky needles. This afternoon travel through the Larone Pass and Solenzara before checking in to our hotel, in pretty, coastal Porto-Vecchio.
Hotel Shegara, Porto-Vecchio (3-star)
This morning we depart for wonderful Bonifacio, a fishing village on the southern tip of Corsica only a short distance from Sardinia. This beautiful, historic town is situated atop dominating limestone cliffs and we embark on a boat trip to explore majestic marine caves and to view the imposing cliffs from below. Once back ashore, after free time for lunch, a mini-train will take us on a tour of the historic city and medieval citadel. We are treated to more breathtaking views before the scenic return journey to our hotel.
Aléria - Bastia
Travel along the ‘Mother of Pearl Coast’ on the Tyrrhenian Sea for some of the most breathtaking scenery of Corsica, where long beaches of fine sand and crystalline waters will occupy our view. Travel to Aléria, for a delicious tasting of Corsican wines. Arriving in Corte - a charming town situated at the confluence of a number of rivers - we enjoy a tour of the citadel by mini-train, then continue to Bastia and our hotel.
Hotel des Gouverneurs (4-star) or Hotel Lido de Marana (4-star), Bastia
Day 8 Bastia - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.