From the mountainous heart of Corsica to the capital city of Ajaccio, travel aboard the island’s Little Trains and soak up its Mediterranean charm

As soon as you step foot on Corsica, the little French island affectionately known as 'l'ile de beaute', or the 'Island of Beauty', you'll understand how it got its nickname.

Basking in the Mediterranean sun, Corsica is home to some of the most picturesque railways in Europe. These little trains run on single tracks and pass breathtaking scenery as they travel across mountains and along the coastline, stopping at quaint villages along the way.

Our exclusive 10-day trip will take you on a rail journey through the most memorable parts of this Mediterranean gem, to historic mountain towns and bustling seaside cities.

You'll enjoy a day exploring Bastia, a city filled with understated elegance where stylish bars and restaurants line the Old Port. It's then time for a train ride where you'll soak in panoramic views as you follow the coast to Calvi, a town known for its beautiful beaches and crescent-shaped bay.

You'll also get a chance to explore the ancient capital of Corte, where you can experience the traditional Corsican culture of this mountainous town, surrounded by rugged peaks and rolling rivers.

Ajaccio, the modern capital, is also on your agenda. Here you'll learn a lot about the history of a famous former resident, Napoléon Bonaparte, who was born here in 1769. There'll also be plenty of free time to stroll along the sunny promenades, admire the elegant cathedral and relax in one of the many streetside cafés and watch the world go by.

Along your journey you'll be staying in comfortable three-star hotels where you can relax and unwind after busy days exploring the highlights of each corner of this beautiful island.

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Price includes

  • Take an unforgettable rail journey from Bastia to Calvi
  • Soak in breathtaking scenery by rail from Corte to Ajaccio
  • Enjoy free time in Bastia, Calvi, Corte and Ajaccio
  • Take in the views by rail from Calvi to Corte
  • Stay in comfortable three-star hotels throughout your stay
  • Enjoy seven nights' half-board accommodation on Corsica, with wine in the evenings**

ALSO INCLUDED: Return Eurostar from London to Paris, TGV from Lille to Nice and Marseille to Paris, one night's bed and breakfast in Marseille, one night's bed and breakfast in Nice, return daytime ferry crossings to Corsica, experienced tour manager

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, May 5, 2023
To
Tue, Tue, May 16, 2023
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£1,799*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, May 12, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, May 21, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, May 19, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, May 28, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 2, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 11, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 9, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 18, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 16, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 25, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 23, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jul 2, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 1, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 10, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,895*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 8, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 17, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,895*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 1, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,895*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Nice
    Nice, France

    Today you'll travel by Eurostar from London to Lille, and continue by rail to Nice where you'll check in at your hotel.

  2. Day
    2
    Arrive in Corsica
    Bastia, France

    After breakfast you'll take a leisurely ferry crossing to the Mediterranean island of Corsica. You'll arrive in the town of Bastia on the northern tip of the island, and travel onward to your hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Bastia
    Bastia, France

    Today you'll have a full day to explore Bastia, a town defined by understated elegance. The old port is the perfect place to begin, where you can wander through the quaint streets and admire the Italianate architecture clustered around the harbour.

    Above the port lies the citadel, built in Genoese style, a climb up here through the shaded gardens is well worth the rewarding panoramic views. The new town offers wider boulevards and impressive buildings from the 19th century. Place St Nicolas is the social hub of the town and a great place to soak up the atmosphere with views across the sea and a statue of Napoleon.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Calvi
    Calvi, France

    The small town of Calvi is in an idyllic location with a large sheltered bay to the front and mountains behind. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the many attractions with a free day. A walk around the castle walls offers wonderful views across the bay, after which you can venture into the cobbled streets to see the Cathedral of St Jean Baptiste and the house which is said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Down towards the seafront the popular area of Quai Landry links the marina and the port, and is filled with bustling bars and cafés.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Corte
    Corte, France

    After breakfast you'll hop on board the little train for the rail journey to Corte, the small and ancient capital tucked away in the mountainous heart of Corsica. It's a great place to experience the traditional culture during your overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Ajaccio
    Ajaccio, Corsica, France

    Corte is surrounded by amazing mountain scenery, with the cragged beauty of the citadel rising high up from a rocky outcrop. The town is a delight to explore, thriving with a cosmopolitan air along with the bustle of pavement cafés and bars, and if you follow the narrow streets up to the citadel you can enjoy wonderful elevated views.

    You will also find the Museum of Corsica in the citadel, which takes you on a fascinating journey of the history of the island (entrance not included).

    Later in the day you'll board the train for Ajaccio for a two-night stay. This route is ranked as one of the most scenic railways in the world, crossing the Vecchio viaduct engineered by Gustav Eiffel, of tower fame, before passing through the Vizzavona Forest, a swathe of lofty laricio pines and chestnut trees.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Ajaccio
    Ajaccio, Corsica, France

    Today you'll have a full day to spend in Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica. There are many statues and streets named after Napoléon Bonaparte, who was born here in 1769, along with the National Bonaparte Museum. You can stroll around the squares and promenades, admire the fabled cathedral, or relax in one of the many pavement cafés and watch the world go by.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Marseille
    Marseille, France

    Today you'll leave Corsica behind and take the ferry to Toulon, where you continue by coach to your hotel in Marseille.

    Meals - Breakfast
  9. Day
    9
    Return home
    Marseille, France
    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, May 5, 2023
To
Tue, Tue, May 16, 2023
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£1,799*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, May 12, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, May 21, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, May 19, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, May 28, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 2, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 11, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 9, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 18, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 16, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jun 25, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Jun 23, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Jul 2, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,875*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 1, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 10, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,895*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 8, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Sep 17, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,895*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

From
Fri, Fri, Sep 22, 2023
To
Sun, Sun, Oct 1, 2023
Duration
10 Days
Price per person
£1,895*

* Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double room. Single supplement from £405 per person. Prices shown are subject to availability and change. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel. **¼ litre of local wine per person with evening meal

Call now to book 02039930225
Quote ref: BOOM TST CORSICA