►Below is a fast paced, "Intro To" overview trip. We recommend slowing down the itinerary by either adding nights or not including some of the destinations to provide a more relaxing, in-depth experience.
►Prices: There are many ways to lower the costs and take advantage of current deals. The "Dates & Prices" link quotes prices that are high "ball park" estimates using the best hotels, with all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners included, plus private guides and drivers throughout most of the trip.
►Together, we will determine the ideal price, dates, route, pace, accommodations, levels of pampering, style of touring, dining preferences, adventure levels, options to meet locals, and options to explore nightlife scenes (mainstream, alternative, gay & lesbian [GLBT], etc.).
1: Arrive Calvi, Corsica, FRANCE
Welcome to Corsica. You are met on arrival at the Calvi Airport and
transferred to your luxury hotel. This morning drive to Ile-Rousse (Isularossa),
with its beautiful and busy harbor and beaches. Next, you tour the
charming villages of Belgodène Calenzana, and Santo Antonino – with
hills covered with olive, lemon, orange and fig trees, symbolizing the
"Gardens of Corsica." In the afternoon explore Calvi Citadel, a 13th
century fortified walled city. ►Suggested hotel: Hotel La Villa,
DAY 2: Calvi, Corsica, FRANCE
This morning, discover the harbor of St. Florent, the coastal region
that aligns with the gardens of the Balagne Valley. Travel through the
blazing and wild Desert of the Agriates, with its ‘burnt to a cinder’
landscape, seeing the diversity of this island. The afternoon is at your
leisure to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the region. Return to Calvi in
the afternoon. ►Suggested hotel: Hotel La Villa,
DAY 3: Piana & Cargese, Corsica, FRANCE
Today, drive south towards Piana, and its impressive rock formations. En
route, stop in Porto, a small village bordered by red granite cliffs and
famous for its little pebble beach and dazzling sunsets. This UNESCO
World Heritage Site has an unusual 16th century Genoese Watchtower
towering above its red cliffs. Continue your drive to Piana along one of
the most awe-inspiring roads in the world – and see the Calanches de
Piana, spiky red granite rocks jutting straight out of the sea, some
rising to 1000 feet. The color of these rocks changes from deep orange
to russet red and all the hues in between according to the time of day.
Amongst the Calanches are 'Taffoni' or natural caves. Arrive in the
village of Piana in time for lunch (on own) – choose from one of the
many gourmet eateries with incredible views over the Mediterranean
sea.This afternoon continue on to Cargese, a village of pretty white
houses set above a cliff dotted with olive trees. Since the beginning of
recorded history, the island was continually the prey of invading
civilizations. Your guide will explain the story of antagonism between
the Roman Catholic Church and Greek Church built across from each other
in the village. Return to Calvi in the later afternoon. ►Suggested hotel: Hotel La Villa,
DAY 4: Calvi, Corsica, FRANCE
Today you are taken to the airport for your departing flight home or on
to your next destination.
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NOTES: *If time permits, we recommend adding nights to some of the destinations to provide a more relaxing, fun, and in-depth experience.
Many destinations and activities may also be added or removed.
The options are endless!
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