7D/6N 2020 - Sardinia and Corsica from Genova

7D/6N 2020 - Sardinia and Corsica from Genova

    Sardinia and Corsica            small group tour     

    Genova-Rapallo-Portofino-Santa Margherita-Olbia-Maddalena Island-Caprera Island-Palau-Costa Smeralda-Stintino-Capo Caccia-Alghero-Castelsardo-Santa Teresa di Gallura-Bonifacio-Ajaccio-Corte-Bastia-Savona-Genova

    7days/6nights, Genova/Genova

    2020 depart:  Apr 20. May 25. Sep 14.

    Cost: $3025 per person twin share (s/supp $800)

day 01 Genova-Rapallo-Portofino-Santa Margherita-Genova port

Departure at 08:30 am from Hotel Moderno Verdi in Genoa. Departure to Rapallo. As a famous tourist centre, it offers one of the most suggestive examples of architecture of Liguria coast. Then, we drive 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 frome every part of the world. Visit. Finally, we will stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf. Enjoy some free time for lunch. Return to Genoa to have free time in the old town until it is time to board the ship to Sardinia, Porto Torres. Overnight in a first class inside cabin.

day 02 Olbia – Maddalena And Caprera - Palau

Arrival in Olbia at 8.30 approx. Leaving to Palau for a short break in order to let luggages 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 event 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 03 Palau-Costa Smeralda-Palau

Today, you will go on an 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 the prince Aga Khan V, who controlled an international financial organisation. Free time to spend in one of the best beaches of the island. Free time for lunch. Back to Palau for overnight.

day 04 Palau–Stintino–Capo Caccia-Alghero

In the morning, we will leave to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of Island Asinara. Later, we continue 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 cheese cake. You will then have some free time for lunch before heading to Alghero, tourist place situated on a promontory surrounded everywhere by large beaches. Visit of the city centre and free afternoon for personal visits.

day 05 Alghero–Castelsardo–Santa Teresa-Olbia

Breakfast at the hotel and we depart 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, we continue to Santa Teresa. This place is the symbol of a fusion between nature and modern, tourism and wild area, representing a cult itinerary for thousand of tourists. Its promontory seems a huge cathedral, imposing and strict, which 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. Enjoy some time at leisure to get some lunch before tasting the mirto, the typical local liqueur made by myrtle. Later on, ferry boat to Bonifacio (Corsica). Visit of the city. Under the control of Genoa Republic for a long time, this town is located at the bottom of the island near the windy Strait of Bonifacio. Visit of the port and the downtown. Overnight at the hotel.

day 06 Bonifacio-Ajaccio-Corte-Bastia

Breakfast at the hotel and then we drive through the region to 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. Then, depart to Corte, the old capital of the island, main cultural centre; headquarter of the unique university where the ancient Corse language is still spoken. Visit the city and enjoy some free time for lunch. We continue to Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing side of the island. Break to take photos of this beautiful area with small villages and picturesque corners.

day 07 Bastia-Savona-Genova

After the breakfast, you have some free time for your last visits. Depending on the season, we will take the ferry to Savona or Livorno. Arrival and transfer to Genoa (downtown) where our services come to an end.

Inclusions: twin share in a 3 or 4 star accommodation, 5 breakfasts, small group tour, deluxe coach,English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participants, only driver speaking English), overnight ferries, transfers to/from ferry ports, cake and Mirto tasting, wi-fi on board the coach, services and taxes.

Hotels: Alghero-Catalunya, Palau-La Vecchia Fonte, Bonifacio-Madonetta, Bastia-L’Alivi (or similar)

Excluding: porterage, meals, entrance fees, city taxes.

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