Santa Teresa di Gallura, Pula, Ile de Cavallo, Rome
Dates are customizable for private departures.
The Mediterranean gems of Corsica and Sardinia are yours to explore on this 10-day island-hopping tour of all that is best of this region. A world apart, the islands of Corsica and Sardinia enjoy a secluded status when compared to the hustle and bustle of mainland Italy or France. From the port of Pula to Ile de Cavallo, visitors cannot help but fall in love with this stunning setting.
Pula – The Southern Tip of Sardinia
Arriving in Sardinia will be like arriving at an untouched paradise of natural beauty, crystal-clear water, and breathtaking panoramas. Far from the heated crowds of Florence, your arrival to this seaside village will provide the perfect platform to launch into your exploration of Sardinia and Corsica, two of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. After a comfortable transfer conveys you effortlessly from Cagliari to your accommodation in Pula, you will have the remainder of the day to enjoy at your leisure.
Pula – A Mediterranean Cruise
Long before trans-continental flights and bullet trains, sailing was the most expeditious mode of travel. The ancient waters of the Mediterranean were once the sight of vast trading fleets that carried goods, armies, and even disease. Luckily for you, today's voyage tour of the southern coast of Sardinia requires no such imperial hazard. As you enjoy your sailboat excursion, you will be able to take in some stunning views of sandy beaches and windswept cliffs to the perennial rhythm of the lapping waves.
Pula – The Historic City of Cagliari
Cagliari is home to Southern Sardinia's biggest port and will be an excellent ambassador for rich culture and heritage. Today, you will embark on an excursion through the town's city center. Here, a knowledgeable guide will introduce you to all the sights, sounds, and smells that make this a remarkable part of Italy. From the famous Nostra Signora Church of Bonaria to the old district of Castello, you can enjoy guided adventures and some free time before returning to your conveniently located accommodation.
Santa Teresa di Gallura – A Trans-Sardinian Road Trip
Today, the charm of Pula will be replaced by the hospitable Santa Teresa di Gallura, which is situated on the island's northernmost tip. On a clear day, you will be able to gaze across the Strait of Bonifacio into French territory. Before you arrive, you must first embark on a road trip across Sardinia, where you will enjoy a guided stop at the village Orgosolo before reaching the sunny, seaside community of Santa Teresa di Gallura. Upon your arrival, you will have the remainder of the day to yourself.
Santa Teresa di Gallura – A Day at Your Leisure
The north of Sardinia is a storied land where Roman ruins stand shoulder to shoulder with modern villas and resorts. The unique blend of past and present that you will find here offers plenty of active and passive ways to enjoy your final full day on the island. You can find a spot on a sandy beach to enjoy a good book or take a dip in the refreshing water. If you prefer a more active exploration of the area, you can take to the waves on a kayak to exchange perspectives with the sea.
Ile de Cavallo – A Trip to Corsica
The adjacent island of Corsica is technically part of France and has been since the 18th century. As you will undoubtedly notice upon arriving, the island retains a distinctly Italian feel. Today, a private transfer will carry you to the marina of Santa Teresa di Gallura, where you will board a ship that will sail you across the Strait of Bonifacio to the Ile de Cavallo. Upon your arrival at your resort, you will have the remainder of the day to explore this island retreat on your own terms.
Ile de Cavallo – A Charming Excursion
The Ile de Cavallo will be an excellent stepping stone to your adventures on the mainland because it retains its relaxing isolation from the crowds of Corsica but is situated close enough to make exploring the area effortless. Such an adventure will arrive in the form of a day trip to the mainland and the exciting town of Bonifacio. Perched atop some impressive chalk cliffs, the town of Bonifacio enchants visitors with its impressive views of the sea and warm hospitality. A guide will ensure that you are able to make the most of your visit before returning to your accommodation.
Ile de Cavallo – A French Reverie
After enjoying the thrilling history at the port city of Bonifacio, you will be able to enjoy an open schedule with nowhere in particular to be. The Ile de Cavallo is equipped with plenty of services and activities for the adventurous types, and you can relax in the thermal bliss of a day spa or indulge in a trip to the beach. No matter how you decide to chart your own course through this Mediterranean paradise, you will spend your day among one of the most picturesque parts of the French coastline.
Rome – Making Your Way to the Mainland
For over a week, you will have been island-hopping through the Mediterranean, witnessing a side of France and Italy that is missed by those who never leave the mainland. Today, you will depart the seaside splendor of these communities for the Italian mainland and your comfortable accommodation adjacent to Rome's main airport. After making your way back to Sardinia to catch a transfer to Rome, you will turn your back on Sardinia and enjoy a brief flight to the Italian Peninsula before arriving at your conveniently located hotel.
Rome – Departure
With the rhythmic sounds of crashing waves still ringing in your ears, you will awake on your final morning in Italy. As the bright Roman sun rises higher in the sky, casting its rich hue across the numerous iconic landmarks, ruins, and statues of this historic city, you will have just enough time to savor a cup of Italian espresso before making your way to the terminal to catch your departing flight.
- Launch into your exploration of Sardinia and Corsica with a trip to Pula, where worries are an endangered species, and you are able to relax in Mediterranean splendor
- Rock to the rhythm of the Mediterranean on a sailboat voyage off the southern coast of Sardinia
- Stroll through the rustic environment of Cagliari on a walking tour that includes some famous medieval monuments, Roman ruins, and the city's brilliant piazzas
- Feel the wind in your hair on a trans-Sardinian road trip that will allow you to witness rolling hills and fertile land
- Dip under the waves on a trip to a number of sandy beaches that line the shores and offer visitors an untouched environment to enjoy the natural beauty
- Get in touch with your inner pirate during a visit to Corsica, once home to the famous Corsairs, whose fearsome vessels once plied the Mediterranean
- Amble along the cobblestone boulevards and charming streets of Bonifacio, where the thrills of city life meet the mellow vibes of the sea
- Paddle a kayak along the rugged cliffs and inviting beaches of the Ile de Cavallo, where the refreshments of your accommodation are only moments away
$4,945 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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