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Sardinia & Corsica

8 days from £1199*
Departing: May - October 2019
* Price shown: 15 October 2019 from LTN - EZY2181
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON*

Blue skies and golden sands

Spend three nights on the edges of the stylish Costa Smeralda and four around the bay from the Corsican capital Ajaccio. Discover twin island paradises where the cultures and cuisines of Italy, France and Spain mix; and where rugged mountains tumble down to pristine beaches and bright blue seas.

Tour Highlights

  • The Costa Smeralda - a playground for the wealthy since the 1960s
  • Ancient Alghero and the views across to the Capo Caccia
  • The hill-top town of Bonifacio, including a train ride
  • The amazing rock formations of the Calanques de Piana

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the four-star Hotel Martini in Olbia, Sardinia (3 nights) and the four-star Hotel Suite Home in Porticcio, Corsica (4)
  • Visit idyllic sea-side Porto
  • A guided tour of Ajaccio - Napoleon Bonaparte's birthplace
  • Return ferry crossings from Sardinia to Corsica
  • Return flights from the UK to Olbia
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Olbia

Fly to Olbia, where our Tour Manager will be waiting to meet you. The hotel is just a short coach ride from the airport, and, depending on your time of arrival, you'll be free to spend the rest of the day relaxing or perhaps wandering into town.

Day Two: Included excursion to the Costa Smeralda

Join us on an excursion to the Costa Smeralda, 20 kilometres of tastefully developed, reclaimed coastline that has become a playground of the wealthy. Hidden coves, offshore islets and the unusual architecture of the 'capital' Porto Cervo all add to the charm of this unique location. You'll also have free time to swim and enjoy lunch in the beautiful Baia di Sardinia.

Day Three: Visit to Alghero

A picturesque fishing port, Alghero is the Spanish-influenced main town of Sardinia's north-west coast. The cobbled streets of its Old Quarter weave past the cathedral and open onto a harbour lined with bars and restaurants while, out in the bay, the long mass of Capo Caccia lies across the water like a slumbering giant.

Day Four: Bonifacio and a train ride to the haute ville

Today we'll leave Italy behind, heading to the port of Santa Teresa di Gallura to catch the ferry to the French island of Corsica. We'll disembark in the stunning natural harbour of Bonifacio, where the tourist train will take you up to the haute ville to take in the views (or simply relax in a quayside cafe).

You'll have time for lunch in one of the many local restaurants before our coach carries you north, through the rolling green landscape, to Porticcio and your second hotel.

Day Five: Included guided tour of Ajaccio

The capital of Corsica and the island's largest city, Ajaccio shelters at the northern end of one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful bays. It is also famous as the place where Napoleon was born in 1769. Discover its 15th-century citadel, cafes, restaurants and many monuments to the Little Emperor on a half-day guided tour then continue exploring or return to your hotel to relax.

Day Six: Included west coast tour and optional cruise

Our final included excursion takes us further up Corsica's west coast to Scandola Nature Reserve and the twisting inlets and outcrops of the Calanques de Piana. Here the elements have shaped and shifted the pink granite landscape into forms that seem almost alive. We'll follow the road past Piana's pastel houses to Porto's harbour and pebble beach, and you'll have time to explore here before returning to the coach or joining an optional 90-minute cruise along the coast for the very best views.

Day Seven: Relax in Porticcio

Spend today relaxing. Head to the nearby beaches, make the most of your hotel's facilities or head back into Ajaccio to explore a little more.

Day Eight: Flight back to the UK

Say a fond farewell to your hotel and Corsica, this morning as we cross back to Bonifacio, take the ferry to Sardinia and wind our way back to Olbia in time to catch your flight home.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BRS
BRS 14 May 2019 £1219
BRS
BRS 21 May 2019 £1249
BRS
BRS 04 June 2019 £1269
BRS
BRS 11 June 2019 £1269
BRS
BRS 18 June 2019 £1329
BRS
BRS 25 June 2019 £1359
BRS
BRS 02 July 2019 £1399
BRS
BRS 03 September 2019 £1369
BRS
BRS 10 September 2019 £1369
BRS
BRS 17 September 2019 £1309
BRS
BRS 24 September 2019 £1289
BRS
BRS 01 October 2019 £1259
BRS
BRS 08 October 2019 £1219
BRS
BRS 15 October 2019 £1209
LGW
LGW 14 May 2019 £1219
LGW
LGW 21 May 2019 £1249
LGW
LGW 04 June 2019 £1269
LGW
LGW 11 June 2019 £1269
LGW
LGW 18 June 2019 £1299
LGW
LGW 25 June 2019 £1329
LGW
LGW 02 July 2019 £1339
LGW
LGW 03 September 2019 £1329
LGW
LGW 10 September 2019 £1329
LGW
LGW 17 September 2019 £1309
LGW
LGW 24 September 2019 £1289
LGW
LGW 01 October 2019 £1259
LGW
LGW 08 October 2019 £1219
LGW
LGW 15 October 2019 £1199
LTN
LTN 14 May 2019 £1219
LTN
LTN 21 May 2019 £1249
LTN
LTN 11 June 2019 £1269
LTN
LTN 18 June 2019 £1299
LTN
LTN 02 July 2019 £1339
LTN
LTN 03 September 2019 £1329
LTN
LTN 17 September 2019 £1309
LTN
LTN 01 October 2019 £1259
LTN
LTN 08 October 2019 £1219
LTN
LTN 15 October 2019 £1199
MAN
MAN 14 May 2019 £1279
MAN
MAN 21 May 2019 £1309
MAN
MAN 04 June 2019 £1329
MAN
MAN 11 June 2019 £1329
MAN
MAN 18 June 2019 £1359
MAN
MAN 25 June 2019 £1369
MAN
MAN 02 July 2019 £1399
MAN
MAN 03 September 2019 £1369
MAN
MAN 10 September 2019 £1369
MAN
MAN 17 September 2019 £1349
MAN
MAN 24 September 2019 £1329
MAN
MAN 01 October 2019 £1259
MAN
MAN 08 October 2019 £1219
MAN
MAN 15 October 2019 £1209

Sardinia and Corsica Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in two good accommodations, both of which will be of at least European three-star standard.

Sardinia and Corsica Touring Hotels 2019 

You will be staying in two good hotels, both of which will be of at least European four-star standard.

Further Information

2018 departures

On departures in 2018, customers will be free to relax on Day Six, and will visit Scandola Nature Reserve and the Calanques de Piana on Day Seven. They will also stay at the Residence Les Calanques, Ajaccio, on nights four to seven instead of the Hotel Suite Home, Porticcio.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 15 minutes. On departure, the transfer time from your hotel to the airport will take approximately five hours, including the ferry crossing from Corsica to Sardinia.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Entrance fees

Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 £ and 3 £ per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 3rd October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.