The Island of Beauty in Class and Style
Ker & Downey’s Luxury Corsica Holiday showcases the best that the “Island of Beauty” has to offer. Traveling from Porto Vecchio in the south to Calvi in the north, this tour takes you around the entire island in class and style. After witnessing firsthand the picturesque villages, stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites, mountainous nature reserves, turquoise Mediterranean waters, and luxurious accommodations of Corsica, you will quickly learn why it is often considered one of the most beautiful regions in France. The saying goes: On Sunday, God set his bag down and created Corsica with the beauty he had left.
This weeklong itinerary pairs perfectly with Provence or Paris, as Corsica is only a 30-minute flight from Nice. It is also a great destination for wellness, family travel, and even a leisurely beach escape.
Your Luxury Corsica Holiday begins first on the south of the island in Porto Vecchio. Spend three nights at your beautiful boutique beachfront hotel. While here, you will have the chance to admire Corsica’s unique beauty from both sea and sky. First, your private chauffeur will carry you to the White City of Bonifacio, where 80 percent of the population lives on the edge of the sheer cliffs above the water. Of course, the best view of the city is from the water. We have therefore arranged a private cruise for you to explore the grottos, coves, and salt-white sands of the coast. Don’t forget to look out for the resident dolphins as well!
Next, set off on a private helicopter ride above the island. Highlights include the Piscia di Gallo Waterfall, the imposing red granite of the Aiguilles de Bavella massif, and the Trou de a Bombenatural arch. Then swing down through the salt marshes and over the hidden beaches and islands for a birds-eye view of the stunning landscape.
Luxury travel to Corsica continues on the island’s west coast in Propriano. But first, stop along the way at the prehistoric Corsican site of Filitosa and visit the charming 16th-century town of Sartène for lunch and shopping. Afterwards, settle into your luxury hotel with its own private beach and views across the Valinco Gulf. Over two days, explore the region around Propriano — several Bronze Age fortified villages, archaeological sites, and and towering mountain passes are within easy reach from here. Indeed, you will quickly notice the many contrasts of Corsica, from its soaring mountains to its crystalline waters.
Finally, your Luxury Corsica Holiday concludes in the north in Calvi, the trendiest Corsican town. In order to arrive there, however, you will need to travel up the west coast with your private driver and guide. En route, cross the famous Calanche de Piana to see its incredible rock formations. Next, you have the option to take a boat ride out to the Scandola Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the beautiful village of Porto with its charming marina and artisanal shops. Pass through more villages and chestnut groves before finally arriving at your luxury accommodations at Hotel La Villa Calvi.
Of course, luxury travel to Corsica with Ker & Downey promises to save the best for last. In this case, we invite you on a chauffeured excursion through The Balagna. Indeed, this region is known for not only its olive groves and churches, but also its idyllic beaches and traditional cheeses. It is truly a feast for the senses! After a day of exploration through the regions towns and coasts, return to Calvi for a tour of its citadel and a sunset wine cruise. What a perfect end to your Luxury Corsica Holiday.