A 7-day tour of Corsica


A 7-day tour of Corsica

private yacht charter dolphin watching Corsica

You may be lucky enough to see dolphins en route from Nice to Corsica – image courtesy of Steve Jurvetson

Day 1
Arrive in Juan les Pins and board M/Y Indulgence of Poole. The transfer from Nice airport to the port is approximately 15 minutes.

Following a champagne reception it is time to set off for Corsica via a route frequented by dolphins – perfect for relaxing following your journey.

Spend the evening in the port town of Calvi, in the Balagne region of north-west Corsica. The town boasts the intrigue of traditional Corsican culture while effortlessly maintaining the comforts of a modern resort area.

Day 2
Explore the coast, picking out a quiet bay in which to anchor and relax. The crew will be happy to take you ashore as well as assist you with any watersports activities.

Lunch will be served alfresco at a time that suits you, and at your leisure you will head on to Saint Florent.

Often know as the Corsican Saint Tropez, at first sight, St. Florent appears to be a bustling, attractive waterfront town, with boats, bars, excellent fish restaurants and an almost permanent game of boules in the square, but stroll into the old town and you discover a charming, ageless quarter of old houses, little shops and wine bars.

 St Florent Corsica

See the area around St Florent by sea before heading ashore to explore the bustling waterfront town – image courtesy of Paul Arps

Day 3
Following breakfast, explore more of Saint Florent before getting ready to set off for Cap Corse.

Known as the island within an island, Cap Corse is the sacred promontory to the north east of St. Florent. It stretches 40km long by 10km wide and until the Corniche road, which circles the Cap, was built by Napoleon III in the mid 19th century, Cap Corse was effectively cut off from the rest of the Island, accessible only by sea. This area boasts some stunning scenery.

Day 4
On your fourth day travel onward to Bastia, the second largest town on the island, a busy commercial centre with a population of 50,000.

The name Bastia derives from the Corsica Bastiglia, meaning fortress, and today the Citadel and vieux port offer some of the best views of the city.

Bastia Corsica by yacht

Visit Bastia, the second largest town on the island and unwind in one of the many cafes and bars along the seafront – image courtesy of lo.tangelini

The magnificent Place St. Nicolas is really the heart of the city, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind in one of the many cafes or restaurants overlooking the port. Nearby is the quieter place de Hotel de Ville, where the lively Saturday market is a great place to buy local jams, cheeses, charcuterie and honey. Bastia also has its share of beaches; pebble to the north, sandy to the south with the superb Mariana beach that borders the ornithological reserve of the Pond of Biguglia – a favourite with birdwatchers.

Day 5
Following an evening in Bastia you will head off back towards the chic town of Saint Florent, a settlement so vibrant that you will want to spend a second evening there.

You will be moored stern on to the Harbour’s edge overlooking the various bars and restaurants in addition to the town’s lively night market.

Day 6
Leave at your leisure to head back to Port Gallice where you may spend the night in Juan-les-Pins prior to departure.

Alternatively you may wish to arrange return flights from one of the Corsican airports in order to make the most of your time there.

Day 7
Day of Departure from France or Corsica.