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Corsica: Rugged Isle of Beauty

10 Sep — 17 Sep 2017 | Tour Director: Peter Exley

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Peter Exley , BSc

conservationist and ornithologist who works for the RSPB

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Stansted 0800 on Titan Airways, arriving Calvi 1310. Transfer to Corte for four nights at the Hôtel Duc de Padoue. Introductory lecture.

Day

2

Morning: walking tour in gorges and hills around Corte. Afternoon: Corte Museum (Corsican artefacts housed in the former barracks), citadel (the only inland military stronghold).

Day

3

Aléria: coastal lagoons, winery tour. Lunch at local farm followed by Roman ruins and museum. Free evening.

Day

4

Whole-day walking tour around Vizzavona village and through surrounding beech and pine forests.

Day

5

Transfer to Calvi for three nights at Hotel Le Rocher. Stops en route for mountain walks.

Day

6

Boat trip to Scandola nature reserve (UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning porphyritic rock formations), and Girolata (beautiful village only accessible by foot or boat). Free evening.

Day

7

Whole-day excursion to Ile Rousse (market town nestled in the Balagne hills), followed by nearby Parc de Saleccia (botanical gardens).

Day

8

Morning walk around Calvi citadel (old town and 15th century military outpost). Depart Calvi 1410, arriving Stansted 1530.

Tour Dates

10 Sep — 17 Sep 2017

Days

8

Cost

£2095

Tour Code

CORS-17

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches (two picnic) & five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurvance, single room supplement £275.

 
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