Splendours of Sardinia & Corsica

  • 9 Day Tour
  • 8 Sights Visited

Day 1

Fly to Olbia, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the Costa Smeralda for five nights.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena Islands

Join our included excursion of the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda. We pause at the harbour town of Palau where there will be free time before boarding the ferry across to the Maddalena Islands. We visit the town of La Maddalena on the only inhabited island of the archipelago. The town is perched on the hill of Guardia Vecchia. Explore the charming maze of narrow streets and squares before we return to Palau by ferry.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Costa Smeralda

Maddalena Islands

Day 3 - Alghero

Today’s included excursion is through the varied landscape of northern Sardinia where you will see reminders of Sardinia’s eventful history, from the ‘nuraghe’ to Romanesque churches built in the Pisan style. We continue to the attractive coastal town of Alghero. The ancient walls still surround the old town centre with its typical alleys and shops where the famous coral is worked and exhibited.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Alghero

Day 4 - Nuoro, Orgosolo and Lunch with the Shepherds

Included excursion to the Barbagia area, named after the Barbarians, who inhabited the area. We visit the small town of Nuoro, which boasts some of the best views on the island, then continue through the local vineyards, seeing the ‘murales’ of Orgosolo, which decorate the façades of the buildings that line the winding cobbled lanes. Later we enjoy lunch, sitting in a semi-circle on granite benches covered in oak leaves accompanied by the Pastori shepherds, whose sheep produce the island’s famous peccorini cheese. Enjoy lamb and porchetta, roasted on an open fire, followed by local Sardinian bread and red wine. (Dining outside subject to weather conditions).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nuoro

Orgosolo

Day 5 - Gallura

Our included excursion will take you through the charming landscape of the north-western coast where picturesque granite formations appear out of deep cork-oak woods and pastures. We visit Calangianus, centre of the cork production, and Tempio Pausania, where you can spend time in the historical centre.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sardinia

Day 6 - Bonifacio & Ajaccio

We leave Sardinia and take the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. The medieval old town stands on imposing chalk cliffs from where you enjoy dramatic views. Continue to Ajaccio with a photo stop in Propriano. Ajaccio jealously keeps the reminders of Napoleon Bonaparte who was born here in the oldest quarters. Many monuments, squares and museums are in fact dedicated to him. We stay in Ajaccio/Porto area for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ajaccio

Bonifacio

Day 7 - Porto

Included excursion to Porto, which lies in a beautiful position between the sea and the mountains. Admire the ‘calanques’ which are unusual rocky formations created by wind erosion.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

We head to Filitosa prehistoric site and later make a brief stop in Sartene. Continue by ferry to Sardinia and our overnight hotel in the Olbia area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

To Olbia Airport for the return flight to the U.K.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Fly to Olbia, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel on the Costa Smeralda for five nights.

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Costa Smeralda and La Maddalena Islands

Join our included excursion of the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda. We pause at the harbour town of Palau where there will be free time before boarding the ferry across to the Maddalena Islands. We visit the town of La Maddalena on the only inhabited island of the archipelago. The town is perched on the hill of Guardia Vecchia. Explore the charming maze of narrow streets and squares before we return to Palau by ferry.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Costa Smeralda

Maddalena Islands

Day 3 - Alghero

Today’s included excursion is through the varied landscape of northern Sardinia where you will see reminders of Sardinia’s eventful history, from the ‘nuraghe’ to Romanesque churches built in the Pisan style. We continue to the attractive coastal town of Alghero. The ancient walls still surround the old town centre with its typical alleys and shops where the famous coral is worked and exhibited.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Alghero

Day 4 - Nuoro, Orgosolo and Lunch with the Shepherds

Included excursion to the Barbagia area, named after the Barbarians, who inhabited the area. We visit the small town of Nuoro, which boasts some of the best views on the island, then continue through the local vineyards, seeing the ‘murales’ of Orgosolo, which decorate the façades of the buildings that line the winding cobbled lanes. Later we enjoy lunch, sitting in a semi-circle on granite benches covered in oak leaves accompanied by the Pastori shepherds, whose sheep produce the island’s famous peccorini cheese. Enjoy lamb and porchetta, roasted on an open fire, followed by local Sardinian bread and red wine. (Dining outside subject to weather conditions).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nuoro

Orgosolo

Day 5 - Gallura

Our included excursion will take you through the charming landscape of the north-western coast where picturesque granite formations appear out of deep cork-oak woods and pastures. We visit Calangianus, centre of the cork production, and Tempio Pausania, where you can spend time in the historical centre.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sardinia

Day 6 - Bonifacio & Ajaccio

We leave Sardinia and take the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. The medieval old town stands on imposing chalk cliffs from where you enjoy dramatic views. Continue to Ajaccio with a photo stop in Propriano. Ajaccio jealously keeps the reminders of Napoleon Bonaparte who was born here in the oldest quarters. Many monuments, squares and museums are in fact dedicated to him. We stay in Ajaccio/Porto area for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ajaccio

Bonifacio

Day 7 - Porto

Included excursion to Porto, which lies in a beautiful position between the sea and the mountains. Admire the ‘calanques’ which are unusual rocky formations created by wind erosion.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

We head to Filitosa prehistoric site and later make a brief stop in Sartene. Continue by ferry to Sardinia and our overnight hotel in the Olbia area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

To Olbia Airport for the return flight to the U.K.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement from £189; travel insurance from £47.95; flight supplements may apply. 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.