Splendours of Sardinia & Corsica by Air

9 days from £1259pp.


Costa Smeralda

Visit: Costa Smeralda, Italy

Alghero

Visit: Alghero, Italy

Gallura

Visit: Gallura, Italy

Bonifacio

Visit: Bonifacio, Italy

Ajaccio

Visit: Ajaccio, France

About the Tour

Explore these beautiful Mediterranean islands with their mix of white sandy beaches & turquoise waters, and timeless walled towns & rugged interiors littered with historic remains. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 8 evening meals
  • Return flights to Olbia
  • Airport transfers in Sardinia
  • Services of a local guide
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
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Your Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Costa Smeralda

    Costa Smeralda

    Today, why not join our included excursion of the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda. Costa Smeralda is 55km long and spreads into small and deep bays reminiscent of fjords. We take the ferry from the harbour town of Palau across to the Maddalena Islands. We visit the town of La Maddalena, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. The town is perched on the hill of Guardia Vecchia (156m) in the southern part of the island. A must for any visitor is the promenade behind the port, which houses beautiful 19th century buildings. There will be free time to explore the charming maze of narrow streets and small squares before we return to Palau by ferry.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Alghero

    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
    Nuoro

    Nuoro

    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
    Sardinia

    Sardinia

    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
    Ajaccio

    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

    Included excursion to Porto, which lies in a beautiful position between the sea and the mountains. Enjoy time at leisure exploring this little town, especially the Marina, which is the main area of the resort. There will also be time for you to Admire the ‘calanques’ which are unusual rocky formations created by wind erosion.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave our hotel and head to Filitosa, a prehistoric site classified as a historic landmark due to the many statue menhirs and monuments found here. Later we make a brief stop in Sartene with its grey granite houses. We then continue by ferry to Sardinia and our overnight hotel in the Olbia area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Costa Smeralda & La Maddalena Islands
    • Alghero
    • Gallura
    • Nuoro, Orgosolo & Lunch with the Shepherds!
    • Bonifacio & Ajaccio
    • Porto

    Optional Excursions & Visits


    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £239.00 (9 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    You will stay for five nights at the 4-star Blu Hotel Morisco Village in Cannigione Sardiania, or similar. You will then stay for two nights in the Ajaccio/Porto area at a 3-star hotel such as the Hotel Castel Vecchio. The final night of the tour will be in a 4-star hotel in the Olbia area.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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