Private Half-Day Ajaccio Corsica Tour With Driver - EscortExplore > France > Corsica > Private Half-Day Ajaccio Corsica Tour With Driver - Escort
This island, though French, seems to be its own country - don't miss the surprises outside Ajaccio.
We took a 10-hour ferry to Corsica and the vessel was filled with young people and all their athletic equipment. Corsica is a natural haven for hikers, bikers, and climbers. It is rugged, beautiful, and stimulating, and the city of Ajaccio is surprisingly sophisticated.
On this tour you will see/visit:
- Cours Napoléon
- Maison Bonaparte
- Ajaccio Citadelle
- Place d'Austerlitz
- Round trip transportation
- English-speaking driver
Ajaccio is definitely a two-sided island. While one coastline forms a straight profile, the windward side has a rugged side. The stunning coastline has some of the most interesting sea beds in the Mediterranean. Corsica offers valleys full of olive, pine, and chestnut trees. Some mountain villages have maintained their old pastoral traditions. The rivers have created deep and spectacular canyons, such as the Borges de Spelunca at Evisa. Old stone bridges still carry sheep and mules, but also hikers on the sea and mountain paths.
The bustle of the city of Ajaccio will surprise you and your English-speaking driver will meander through the city to show off its heart, including Cours Napoléon, Maison Bonaparte, the Ajaccio Citadelle, Place d'Austerlitz and more.
As interesting as this city is, it will be a relief to get to the city limits and make your way toward the mountain towns. The lush valleys will lead you to the vines of Le Clos Capitoro Winery, where you can experience tasting and perhaps purchase some of the local wines. Continuing on through charming towns you will be in awe of your panoramic view encompassing the dense forests, the Prunelli River, expansive lakes and a view of the whole of the Gulf of Ajaccio.
It may also be possible to travel as far as Pointe de la Parata, breathtaking and historically fascinating, allowing you to view the Iles Sanguinaires or the Bloody Islands.
The description above is one direction you can take and others below are also possible. We suggest you take a few minutes to talk with your driver-escort to determine what will be of most interest to you.
If you have 4 or 5 hours to tour, your driver will take you to the back country of Ajaccio to witness this incredible terrain. If you wish, there is always the possibility of a visit to a vineyard or a factory of essential oils.
If you can tour for up to 6 hours, your driver is able to take you to Cargése or even as far as the UNESCO site, Calanques de Piana. Cargése is a village settled in the mid-17th century by a group of Greek families. The calanques are huge granitic rock formations with sensational color changes and awesome cavities.
- Your driver speaks English and knows the island well. Please tell him if there is something in particular you wish to see.
- The maximum is 15 people in two vehicles.
- The roads, particularly those along the coastline, can be very curvy. If you have any sensitivity to car sickness, bring seabands (they work) and tell your driver.
Days offered: 7 days a week