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Ultimate Corsica

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to France

Enjoy the sun-kissed treasures of the French Island Corsica, its turquoise-blue waters, natural wonders, pearl-white beaches, and historic sights. In 8 days loop the island from north to south and discover the most sought-after destinations of this paradise island. Tour places like cliffside Bonifacio, the homeland of Napoleon, Ajaccio, citadel-city Calvi, and a lot more.

Ultimate Corsica

8 days4 cities
France1 country
Private tour to France
From
$3,698
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Enjoy the sun-kissed treasures of the French Island Corsica, its turquoise-blue waters, natural wonders, pearl-white beaches, and historic sights. In 8 days loop the island from north to south and discover the most sought-after destinations of this paradise island. Tour places like cliffside Bonifacio, the homeland of Napoleon, Ajaccio, citadel-city Calvi, and a lot more.

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Day-By-Day

Bastia

first destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Bastia
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the charming town of Bastia in Corsica, France! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport/port and transfers you to your hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the surrounding area on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Bastia

Located on the northern shore of Corsica, buzzing Bastia is one of the most scenic cities in France and the entire Mediterranean. Being the biggest port of the island, Bastia offers much to discover.

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Bastia
Bonifacio
2 hrs 40 min

Traveling along the coastline in Corsica is an unforgettable experience, thus let our professional driver take care of your comfort during the trip while you sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views. 

Bonifacio

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel in Porto-Vecchio
Day 2
Bonifacio Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and together with your driver-guide start your journey towards the south of the island.

After 3 hours of driving, you arrive in Bonifacio, one of the best-sheltered ports of the Mediterranean perched on a limestone rock.

Upon arrival, you enjoy a guided walking tour, during which you explore Bonifacio's old town, the Santa Maria Maggiore church, the Street of the 2 Emperors, fortifications and the famous King of Aragon stairway carved into the rock. You also reach the 9th-century citadel from Bonifacio harbor by a little train. Among the outstanding things you see today, is a panoramic view of the Strait of Bonifacio which is considered to be the sea gate of Italy's Sardinia and French Corsica and is a natural maritime reserve. As a highlight of the day you enjoy a public boat ride along the shore to explore marine caves and impressive cliffs.

After the tour you are transferred to your hotel in Porto-Vecchio, a picturesque town located on the Gulf of Pinarellu, and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Rochers de Roccapina, Sartene & Transfer to Ajaccio
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast you check out, meet your driver-guide and continue your journey through Corsica. Your first stop today are the Rochers de Roccapina which are very unusual geological structures, caused by erosion. It is a perfect place for a memorable photo because of the astonishing natural granite formation which resembles a lion!

After enjoying the mysterious rocky landscape, continue your trip to Sartene which is called "the most Corsican of all Corsican cities". During the tour you explore the charming citadel of the city which offers a stunning panoramic view from the Gulf of Valinco to the massif of the Aiguilles de Bavella.

Your last stop of the day is Ajaccio, the capital city of Corsica. You arrive to your hotel for check-in and have a good rest after the busy day.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Bonifacio

Located in the southernmost part of Corsica, the fortified town of Bonifacio is a must while on the island. Surrounded by breathtaking nature, the town is often called the picturesque capital and the Citadel of Cliffs.

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Bonifacio
Ajaccio
2 hrs

Marvel at the stunning views through the window while our professional driver takes you through some of the most picturesque areas on the island of Corsica. The route takes you through numerous charming towns and scenic coastal landscapes. 

Ajaccio

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Ajaccio City Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning you meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel and have a wonderful walking tour of the city. Ajaccio is a unique site in the heart of one of the most beautiful bays in the world with a mountainous backdrop facing the Sanguinaires Islands.

During the tour you explore the historical places of the city which is mostly famous for being the hometown of Napoleon Bonaparte. You start with visiting the house of the Bonaparte family where the legendary military leader was born in 1769 and brought up. You also explore the 16th-century Roman Catholic Cathedral that was once the site of Napoleon's baptism.

After the tour you have free time to wander among the local markets and shops, you may spend a moment to relax in front of the peaceful fountain in Place Foch. We also recommend to visit the Fesch Museum that houses the second most important collection of Italian art after the Louvre Museum.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Ajaccio

Set in the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea, actually closer to Italy than to France, Corsica has always possessed its special status and unique spirit, perfectly reflected and embodied in its capital, Ajaccio.

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Ajaccio
L'Ile-Rousse
2 hrs 10 min

Taking you through the Regional Natural Park of Corsica and other picture-perfect locations, the scenic route is undoubtedly an unforgettable one. Sit back, enjoy the sceneries and let our experienced driver take care of your safety and comfort throughout the journey. 

L'Ile-Rousse

fourth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Calanche de Piana & the Gulf of Porto
Day tour
Day tour

Prepare for an exciting day as you are invited to discover the unique natural wonder in the Mediterranean Area - the UNESCO-listed Gulf of Porto! After breakfast, you check out, meet your driver-guide and set off to the north of the island.

Your first stop is Calanches de Piana, the geological wonder of red porphyritic granitic rocks formed by erosion. You have some time to enjoy and take pictures of these dramatic and unique red, pink and orange rock formations.

Then you stop in the Gulf of Porto which is regarded as one of the most picturesque natural sites worldwide for its rocky landscape and magnificent cliffs against the blue waters of the sea.

Afterward, continue your journey via the Palmarella pass and finally arrive at your hotel in L'Ile-Rousse for check-in and overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Balagne Region & Agriates Desert Exploration
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast meet your driver-guide who takes you to around some of the most magnificent sights in Corsica.

You start today's tour in the famous Agriate Desert which is over 12 thousand acres of protected land, rich in vegetation in the spring and dryer in the summertime. Interestingly, the Agrigates region isn't very reminiscent of a desert, contrariwise, it surprises with its colorful scenery, rocky terrain, diversity of green plants and the beauty of its clear blue waters.

Then proceed to the town of Calvi. Together with your guide you stroll through the streets of the Genoese citadel and explore the marina with its huge bay with thousands of feet of sandy beaches surrounded by mountains.

Your trip is rounded up by a tour through the old villages of the Balagna Region. Your route lies along the cliff road, and you visit some of the typical villages such as Sant'Antoninu, Pigna and Corbara. During the tour you get to immerse in the atmosphere of the medieval times of Corsica.

After the tour you return to your hotel in L'lle-Rousse.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Tour of the Cap Corse & the Wine Route
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast you check out, meet your driver-guide and depart in direction of Cap Corse which is the northernmost area of Corsica.

First you visit Nonza with its houses merged into the rock. Continue your trip to the east coast of Cap Corse and visit the picturesque village of Pino, literally hanging on the mountain. Then on towards the tower of Osse, the ancient village of Erbalunga and a seaside town of Miomo located on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The tour route of today also takes you along the Wine Route. The highlight of the tour is a tasting of Corsican AOC wine at one of the local wineries in Patrimonio.

After the tour you are taken to the hotel in Bastia for check-in and overnight

Breakfast and wine-tasting is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to L'Ile-Rousse

Situated in the Balagne region, in the northwestern part of the island of Corsica the beautiful town of L'ile Rousse features sandy beaches, beautiful coastlines, and hilly terrain.

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L'Ile-Rousse
Bastia
1 hr 10 min

Let our trusted driver take care of your journey to beautiful Bastia while you relax and enjoy the journey. The hour-long drive is one full of scenic landscapes and picturesque coastal sceneries so don’t miss the chance to marvel at some of the most beautiful views in the area. 

Bastia

fifth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Departure from Bastia
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your Corsica discovery. In the morning you check out from the hotel and your private driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Bastia

Located on the northern shore of Corsica, buzzing Bastia is one of the most scenic cities in France and the entire Mediterranean. Being the biggest port of the island, Bastia offers much to discover.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Bastia, Porto-Veccio, Ajaccio and Lille-Rousse;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport / port transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets according to the itinerary;
  • Public boat ride in Bonifacio;
  • Wine tasting at a local winery;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Reaching the 9th-century citadel from Bonifacio by a little train
  • Public boat ride along the Corsica shore
  • Exploring the Rochers de Roccapina rock formations
  • Touring the motherland of Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio
  • Day tour to Calanche de Piana & the Gulf of Porto
  • Agriates Desert Exploration
  • Tour of the Cap Corse towns and villages
  • Wine-tasting at one of the local wineries in Patrimonio

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket
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