Splendours of Sardinia & Corsica

Explore the unique and enigmatic islands of Sardinia and Corsica!

Your Sardinia and Corsica adventure begins right here! From Genoa, explore the most beautiful beaches, landscapes and sites that the two Mediterranean islands have to offer. Discover the rugged coastline, stunning white-sand beaches and dramatic cliffs. You’ll find not only beaches and fun but also culture and history through the two islands!

Itinerary

Day 1: GENOA > RAPALLO > PORTOFINO > SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE > GENOA PORT > OLBIA

Departure at 8:30 am from Starhotels President in Genoa. Departure to Rapallo. Famous tourist centre, it offers one of the most suggestive examples of architecture of the Liguria coast. Visit. Then, the road to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Visit. Finally, stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf and free time for lunch. Return to Genoa to have free time in the old town until the time necessary to get on the ship to Sardinia, Olbia. Overnight in the first class inside the cabin. Night on the boat.

Day 2: OLBIA > MADDALENA & CAPRERA > PALAU

Arrival in Olbia at 8:30 am approximate. Leaving to Palau for a short break in order to leave the luggage at the hotel. Departure to the islands Maddalena and Caprera. You’ll find not only beaches and fun but also culture and history. Many cultural events depend on the presence of personality of the past, like Giuseppe Garibaldi, to which a museum is dedicated. Free time for lunch. Return to Palau, rest of the day at your own.

Day 3: PALAU > COSTA SMERALDA > PALAU

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion through the Emerald Coast. The city of Arzachena makes part of this extremely appreciated and famous area. Rich nature, “Mediterranean macchia”, rocks built by the same nature, wonderful beaches in clear sea water, promontories and small islands. This incredible heritage was created in 1962 due to the free initiative of Prince Aga Khan V, who controlled an international financial organization. Free time to spend in one of the best beaches on the island. Free time for lunch. Back to Palau. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: B

Day 4: PALAU > STINTINO > CAPO CACCIA > ALGHERO

Breakfast at the hotel. Leaving to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of Island Asinara. Later, the route to Capo Caccia, West tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. The tour stops in a panoramic spot to take pictures of the most beautiful local bays with caves and small beaches. Here, we invite you to taste one of the typical local cakes: biscuits, candies or cheesecake. Free time for lunch. Arrival in Alghero, tourist place situated on a promontory surrounded everywhere by large beaches. Accommodation at the hotel. Visit the city centre and a free afternoon for personal visits. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: B

Day 5: ALGHERO > CASTELSARDO > SANTA TERESA > BONIFACIO

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Castelsardo. Old and wonderful village, it presents a clear track of Genoa dominion. Its coast, its local manufacturing, its receptive structures make it one of the most required places of the island for the summer holidays. Then, departure to Santa Teresa. This place is the symbol of a fusion between nature and modern, tourism and wild area, representing a cult itinerary for thousands of tourists. Its promontory seems a huge cathedral, imposing and strict, and rises in front of the famous white Sardinian rocks, creating several strange shapes in one of the most evocative seaside places of the world, the so-called Strait of Bonifacio. Free time for lunch. Here, we invite you to taste the Mirto, the typical local liqueur made by Myrtle. Transfer to Olbia to get on the boat that leaves at 8:30 pm to Genoa. Visit the port and downtown. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: B

Day 6: BONIFACIO > AJACCIO > CORTE > BASTIA

Breakfast at the hotel. The road through the region to get in Ajaccio, the capital. It is the second biggest dock of the island (after Bastia). Near there, we’ll visit the old district, with narrow streets built in order to defend the town. In 1769, the 15th of August, Napoleon was born there. Departure to Corte, the old capital of the island, the main cultural centre, headquarter of the unique university where the ancient Corse language is still spoken. Visit and free time for lunch. Departure to Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing sides of the island. Break to take photos of this beautiful area with small villages and picturesque corners. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: B

Day 7: BASTIA > SAVONA > GENOA

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, free time for your last visits. Depending on the season, ferry to Savona or Livorno. Arrival and transfer to Genoa (downtown). End of services. Meals: B

Departures

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Includes

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Multilingual escorted tours
  • Accommodation (1 night in a ship to Sardinia 1st Class) with daily breakfast from Day 3
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per itinerary
  • Cake and Mitro Tasting

Pricing Details

  • All prices are per person
  • Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents
  • City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
  • Drinks are not included with meals

Optional Extras

Take advantage of our preferred airfares to Europe from any Canadian gateway.

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