Corsica is one of the largest and most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Featuring over 200 beaches, glorious mountain ranges and dotted with beautiful cities and towns, the island’s ideal geography and climate have made it a popular tourist destination.
However, the island has not seen as much major development as many other Mediterranean islands and remains largely unspoilt. Quadrant Australia is thrilled to announce that we’ve added an optional week-long extension to our Southern France Tour, where we’ll spend a week exploring the natural beauty and bounty of this majestic isle.
Take a look at a few of the highlights we’re looking forward to:
We’ll begin our time in Corsica on the west coast, in the largest settlement on the island - Ajaccio. Ajaccio is the head office of the Collectivité territoriale de Corse (capital city of Corsica) and birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
We’ll have a chance to explore this lovely city filled with impressive monuments, narrow streets and tall, colourful houses. We’ll travel through Sagone and Piana on our way to the UNESCO World Heritage village of Porto. Here we’ll travel by boat through the Nature Reserve of Scandola to bask in the stunning landscapes, caves, undersea faults and turquoise waters.
We’ll also travel to the southern-most tip of France for a tour of the incredible city of Bonifacio and visit the Citadel built atop a limestone rock surrounded by high cliffs. We’ll take a cruise that provides a view of the Citadel, marine caves, Fazzio rock creek and Paraguan Bay.
After Bonifacio, we’ll travel to Porto Vecchio and relax on the stunning beaches of the eastern side of the island. Enjoy the beautiful water, charming shops and lovely sights of this small city.
The next day we’ll head towards Corte, stopping at a Corsican clementine producer along the way to learn about the interesting history of the only French variety of clementine. After lunch we’ll visit a cheese producer or local Corsican breeding station.
Corte is known for its rich tradition of knife-making. We’ll visit a local knife factory and get a behind the scenes look at the modern process, as well as hear about the history of the tradition from an expert knife-maker.
After lunch, we’ll visit a chestnut farm - which is one of the most important farm forestry industries on the island.
This is sure to be a relaxing and educational experience on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. If you’re interested in joining, be sure to check out our Southern France and Corsica Tour page to find out more and register your interest.
Read all about our France highlights of this tour here: https://news.quadrantaustralia.com/southern-france-tour
If you would like to join this tour, please contact
Phone: 1300 301 128 or +61 2 6651 1555