Corsican Cruise - Leaving from Nice (port-to-port package)

Corsica reveals its hidden treasures

Trip code : NAO_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2020/2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • A privileged itinerary to discover Corsica from north to south
  • Discover:(1)
    • The island’s major areas: Calvi, Ajaccio, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio
    • The red-hued scenery in the Calanques de Piana
    • The picturesque perched villages lost in the hills of the Balagne Region
    • The Cap Corse
    • The wild setting of the maquis shrubland and the Archipelago of Lavezzi nature reserve
    • Enjoy a tasting of regional products

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board at 5:00 p.m. Once we arrive, join us for an optional tour of the city. Throughout the centuries, Nice has attracted people from all over the world because of its lovely climate and unrivaled beauty. The city has a thousand surprises in store: monuments, churches, gardens and footpaths, museums, artists, local crafts, and internationally renowned cuisine with the unmistakable flavors of garlic, olive oil, and basil. The best way to get to know Nice is by strolling through it and experiencing sites such as the great flower market in the Cours Saleya or the elegant old quarter lined with boutiques and restaurants. We'll return on board. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board. Our ship will cruise to Corsica overnight.

DAY 2

We’ll spend the morning cruising. Take time to relax and admire the red cliffs and maquis underbrush in the Scandola Nature Reserve and the Gulf of Girolata. You can also participate in a lecture about the natural beauty found on and around this Mediterranean island. As La Belle des Océans enters its first Corsican port, join us on the deck for a tasting of traditional myrtle liqueur and a pastry.

This afternoon, we’ll set out on an optional excursion to Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires. Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, has a rich and historical past. We’ll visit the city’s main sites, including the high court building, the bronze monument to Napoleon and his brothers, and the Place d’Austerlitz, where legend tells of Napoleon often visiting as a child to see the statues of the glorious soldiers in battle. Our next stop will be to experience the captivating beauty found on the outlying Îles Sanguinaires.

Join us for an optional excursion to the Calanques de Piana (including lunch). These sheer cliffs and rock sculptures seem to jet up from the water and radiate a red hue along the coastline. Then we'll discover the village of Corgèse, picturesque fishing port and Porto, a jewel of Corsica. Tonight’s meal and entertainment will have genuine Corsican flair! Our ship will cruise to Bonifacio. Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4

This morning, we’ll set out on an optional guided tour of Bonifacio. Bonifacio is rich with a history that unfolds in front of you along its small streets and paths, thousand-year-old fortress, and sturdy stone homes perched high above the sea waves. The descent (and subsequent ascent) of King of Aragon’s Stairway will provide some of the best views on the trip (187 steps).

Enjoy a free afternoon on your own or join us for an optional excursion to the nature reserve on the Archipelago of Lavezzi. The islands are scattered with sculpted granite boulders and impressive cliffs. OR spend some free time on your own and head to one of the beautiful island beaches. We'll return on board. There will be a lecture in the lounge. In the evening, we’ll have dinner at a traditional inn in the heart of the Corsican inland. We’ll be welcomed by the fireplace or under the immense cork oat trees by the owners, who will explain the history of the island to us. Dinner—a delicious, in-season composition made of local products—will be accompanied by Corsican music and songs. We'll cruise towards Porto Vecchio.

In the morning, we’ll set out on an optional guided tour of Porto Vecchio. The old town includes the ruins of a 16th-century citadel and gorgeous views of the marina. OR spend some free time on your own and head to one of the beautiful island beaches.

The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bastia. There will be a lecture in the lounge.

DAY 6

Join us for an optional excursion to Cap Corse (including lunch).  Located to the north of Bastia and Saint-Florent, Cap Corse is a 25-mile long promontory with several attractive fishing villages, a gorgeous coastline, and a couple of good beaches. We’ll enjoy a tasting of local wine, cold-cuts, and cheese before returning on board to cruise towards L'Ile Rousse.

DAY 7

This morning, join us for an optional tour of Calvi and its citadel.

OR

Discover the old villages in the Balagne Region during an optional excursion.

OR spend some free time on your own and head to one of the beautiful island beaches.

We’ll then spend the afternoon crossing the Mediterranean to Nice. As we bid goodbye to Corsica, join us on the Sun Deck for a cocktail and take in one last glimpse of the beauty of the island. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

DAY 8

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - all meals - drinks with your meals and at the bar (not including our special wine and drinks list) - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Calanques de Piana Trail of the maquis Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires Bonifacio Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands Porto Vecchio The Cap Corse The Villages in

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 805.73 AUD

On-board : 938.27 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2020

Included in tour package Calanques de Piana Trail of the maquis Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires Bonifacio Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands Porto Vecchio The Cap Corse Calvi

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 805.73 AUD

On-board : 938.27 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

Included in tour package Calanques de Piana Trail of the maquis Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires Bonifacio Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands Porto Vecchio The Cap Corse The Villages in

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 805.73 AUD

On-board : 941.76 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2021

Included in tour package Calanques de Piana Trail of the maquis Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires Bonifacio Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands Porto Vecchio The Cap Corse Calvi

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 807.47 AUD

On-board : 941.76 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Tour of "Vieux Nice"

After boarding our coach in Nice, we'll drive to our first stop overlooking the city: Mont Boron. The hill is an excellent lookout from where the city of Nice and the neighboring bay of Villefranc

DURATION hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 95.92 AUD

On-board : 106.38 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
The Villages in the Balagne Region

We'll set off for a tour of villages in the Balagne Region. Each village has a story to tell about its culture and traditions. Discover a world of Corsican traditions, including the stonewash hous

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 83.71 AUD

On-board : 92.43 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Bonifacio

Our first visit will begin with a tourist-train tour of the city, a veritable open-air museum. Bonifacio is rich with a history told along its small streets and paths, its thousand-year old fortress,

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 54.06 AUD

On-board : 59.30 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Calvi

We'll leave for Notre Dame de la Serra to enjoy some of the best views on the island. We'll then head to the citadel. Crowning a lofty promontory, Calvi's massive fortified citadel offers

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 83.71 AUD

On-board : 92.43 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Tour of the Maquis

We'll leave by coach from Ajaccio to visit the wild inlands of Corsica. You'll discover untamed Corsica and one of the most beautiful valleys in the region as you plunge into the heart of the

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 109.82 AUD

On-board : 121.47 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio is cut in half. Its quaint streets and castle ruins occupy the upper city, while the lower city sports more modern architecture. We'll take a coach to the historical heart of the cit

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69.76 AUD

On-board : 76.74 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Calanques de Piana

From Ajaccio, we'll travel along the mountain roads to the Gulf of Sagone, continuing on to the picturesque fishing port of Cargèse. This small sea-resort town deserves a brief visit as it

DURATION 05:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 86.53 AUD

On-board : 96.51 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Boat Trip to the Lavezzi Islands

The best times in Bonifacio are spent on the sea. A scenic boat tour will take you along the cliffs and grottoes to the Lavezzi Islands. We'll head to the boat on foot, and then enjoy a guided tou

DURATION hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 123.82 AUD

On-board : 137.78 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Ajaccio and the Îles Sanguinaires

We'll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of Ajaccio, Corsica's main commercial and cultural hub. You'll take in the city's main sites including the bronze monument to Napoleon and his

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81.97 AUD

On-board : 90.69 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
The Cap Corse

The Cap Corse is the northern-most peninsula on the island. Its long, windy road traverses the wild coastline offering view after view of amazing scenery: high cliffs, enchanted castle ruins, and pict

DURATION 09:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 228.46 AUD

On-board : 254.62 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Calanques de Piana and Porto

From Ajaccio, we'll travel along the mountain roads to the Gulf of Sagone, continuing on to the picturesque fishing port of Cargèse. This small sea-resort town deserves a brief visit as it

DURATION 10:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 207.54 AUD

On-board : 230.21 AUD

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