Sumptuous Escape to Northern Corsica

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Escape to Corsica’s enchanting north as you navigate the wildly beautiful beaches and ancient hamlets of the Haute Corse. Explore the dramatic mountain villages and seaside splendors of the Cap Corse as you delve into the boutique viniculture of prized Patrimonio wine country. Discover the Genoese history of Saint-Florent and Calvi before uncovering the artisan traditions of the Balagne, and be inspired by the mystical landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage Gulf of Porto.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Your enchanting escape to Northern Corsica will begin with arrival to Bastia Airport, where your private chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you away to the inspiring and beautifully wild landscapes of the Cap Corse. Your magnificent stay will be a chic five-star sanctuary perched along the sea, and this evening you will be welcomed to with an al fresco dinner of modern Corsican cuisine and splendid Mediterranean views at your hotel’s acclaimed gourmet restaurant.

Day 2

Today you will revel in sparkling waters of cyan and rays of endless sunshine while exploring the hidden coves and spectacular beaches of the Cap Corse by private boat. During your captain-led day at sea, savor a gourmet picnic onboard as you enjoy ample time to swim and relax at your leisure. Tonight’s dinner will be a beachside feast of grilled fish and seafood as you watch the sunset melt into the Mediterranean.

Day 3

This morning you’ll explore the rugged coastline and lush interiors of western Cap Corse with the help of your Regional Ambassador. Discover stunning views and antique charms in the scenic mountain village of Nonza, perched dramatically above the sea. Journey into the heart of Patrimonio wine country for a private tasting of prized Nielluccio and Vermentino paired with Corsican charcuterie and cheeses at a distinguished winemaking estate. Your afternoon will be spent touring the capital of Cap Corse, Bastia, with visits to its 15th century Genoese citadel and picturesque Old Port. Your day will culminate with an elegant Michelin-starred dinner nestled in one of the region’s most breathtaking fishing villages.

Day 4

You’ll depart your chic Cap Corse stay for the picturesque promontory of Saint-Florent. Delight in free time to peruse the historic heart of the village with its lovely boutique shops and cobbled lanes flanked by a 15th century Genoese citadel and the Gulf de Florent. Savor a lunch of internationally inspired coastal cuisine at a gastronomic eatery in town, before being transported to your luxurious five-star retreat offering breathtaking views of the bay of Calvi and its majestic medieval citadel.

Day 5

Set off to explore the ancient villages of the Haute Balagne with your Regional Ambassador. Discover intriguing artisan traditions along the Route des Artisans, as you are introduced to potters, painters, jewelers and food purveyors passionate about their handmade creations. A rustic lunch of mountain fare will be today’s lunch, before discovering Calvi’s 13th century Genoese citadel and surrounding old town. Crown your day with an elegant dinner of reinterpreted Corsican cuisine while admiring seaviews at your hotel’s notable restaurant.

Day 6

This morning you will embark on a private, captain-led voyage along the rugged coves, hidden grottoes and desert-like landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage Gulf of Porto. Admire mesmerizing volcanic rock formations and steep cliffs inhabited by rare birds of prey within the Scandola Nature Reserve, before being inspired by the unspoilt waters and dramatic red rock formations of the Gulf of Girolata and Calanche of Piana. Take a swim in impeccable turquoise seas and enjoy lunch onboard, as you while away an afternoon of blissful relaxation.

Day 7

Bid paradise adieu for now as you depart by chauffeur for Calvi or Bastia Airport in preparation for your return home, or the next leg of your Encounter on mainland France.

Experiences We Recommend

  • Private captain-led boat tour along the Cap Corse
  • Exclusive winery visit and private tastings in Patrimonio Wine Country
  • Expert-led walking tour of Bastia & its Old Port
  • Guided visit of the Haute Balagne & the Route des Artisans
  • Private boating experience to the Gulf of Girolata & Calanche of Piana
  • Privately guided tour of Calvi & its 13th century Genoese citadel

Pricing

The minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights

Pricing for our France Encounters begins at:

  • $950-$1,300/per person, per day* based on double occupancy and a travel party of two
Small group pricing available for travel parties of four or more

*The final price of your custom tour will be determined by your travel party size, departure dates, trip length, amount of meals included, percentage of guided time requested, cities chosen in your itinerary and signature CountryBred excursions selected. This sample itinerary can also be crafted for solo travelers.


Encounters Include

  • Stays at five & four-star boutique luxury hotels
  • Chauffeured transport for touring & transfers
  • Private touring with professional local guides
  • Engaging activities led by cultural experts
  • Signature experiences with insider access
  • Regionally authentic dining
  • Traveler Welcome Package
  • Taxes & base gratuities

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    Our third CountryBred travel experience guided us through the rich cultural history, food, wine & unique culture throughout central/northern Spain. Our selected experiences coupled with the region/city ambassadors throughout our trip were exceptional and made our experience GREAT! (hotels too!)
  • Barbara R.

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    CountryBred thought of every detail for our trip. We didn't have to think about or worry about anything because they had it all covered by professionals every step of the way. From the chauffeurs, to the private boats, to the ambassadors who were extremely knowledgeable and spoke good English, to the amazing hotels, to the selection of restaurants and wines...WOW!
  • Steph R.

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    "My family of 9 decided to travel to Italy to have a family reunion and celebrate a few milestone birthdays. CountryBred created an amazing experience the moment we touched ground in Italy."

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PRICING

  • CountryBred Encounters begin at $750-$1,000/per person, per day
  • The minimum trip length for a CountryBred Encounter is 5 Days/4 Nights
  • All CountryBred Encounters are land touring experiences only and do not include airfare
  • Groups of four or more are eligible for small group pricing

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