7D/6N 2019 Sardinia and Corsica from Rome - small group

7D/6N 2019 Sardinia and Corsica from Rome - small group

    Sardinia and Corsica from Rome           small group tour

    Rome-Civitavecchia-Olbia-Maddalena- Caprera-Palau-C osta Esmeralda-Stintino-Capo Caccia-Alghero-Castelsardo-Santa Teresa-Bonifacio-Ajaccio-Corte-Bastia-Livorno-Rome       

    7days/6nights, Rome/Rome

    2019 depart: Apr 08. May 27. Sep 23

day 01 Rome-Civitavecchia-Olbia

Depart at 14.30 from Rome to Citavecchia where you will have some free time in the old town until it is time to board the overnight ferry to Sardinia, Olbia. Ovenight in a first class inside cabin.

day 02 Olbia-Maddalena and Caprera-Palau

Arrive in Olbia at 8.30 approximately. Depart for Palau and a short break to drop off the luggages at the hotel. We then continue to the islands of 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. Enjoy lunch at leisure before returning to Palau. The rest of the day is free.

day 03 Palau-Costa Smeralda-Palau

In the morning, 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 shrub”, 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. You will have some free time to spend in one of the best beaches of the island. Lunch will be at leisure before driving back to Palau for overnight.

day 04 Palau-Stintino-Capo Caccia-Alghero

Breakfast at the hotel and then we head to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of Island Asinara. Later on, 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. Enjoy some free time for lunch. Then, we drive to to Alghero, tourist place situated on a promontory surrounded everywhere by large beaches. We stop at the hotel to check-in and drop off the luggage before going on a visit of the city centre. The remaining of the day is at leisure for personal visits.

day 05 Alghero-Castelsardo-Santa Teresa-Bonifacio

After breakfast, depart to Castelsardo, an old and wonderful village. It presents a clear track of Genova dominion. Its coast, its local manufacturing, its receptive structures make it one of the most popular locations on the island for the summer holidays.

Then, we head 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, 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. You will have some free time for lunch. Here, we invite you to taste the mirto, the typical local liqueur made by myrtle. Later on, ferry boat to Bonifacio (Corsica), located at the bottom of the island near the windy Strait of Bonifacio. Visit of the port and the downtown.

day 06 Bonifacio-Ajaccio-Corte-Bastia

In the morning, we will drive through the region to get 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. We continue to Corte, the old capital of the island, main cultural centre, headquarter of the unique university where the ancient Corse language is still spoken. Enjoy a visit of the city and you will have some free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we depart to Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing side of the island. We will stop to take photos of this beautiful area with small villages and picturesque corners.

day 07 Bastia-Livorno-Rome

After breakfast, you will have some free time for your last visits. Then, you will take the ferry to Livorno followed by a transfer to Rome (downtown) where your tour comes to and end.

Inclusions: twin share in 3* & 4* accommodation, breakfast daily, deluxe coach, small group tour, English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participants, only driver speaking English), overnight ferries (first class inside cabins), transfers to/from ferry ports, cake and mirto tasting, wi-fi on board the coach and local taxes.

Hotels: Alghero-Catalunya, Palau-La Vecchia Fonte, Bonifacio-A Madonetta, Bastia-L’Alivi.

Excluding: porterage, meals not mentioned above, entrance fee and city taxes.

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