You can explore different parts of Corsica, spending a second week in a different property; alternatively you can combine a self-catering week with a hotel stay; or take the short ferry to northern Sardinia to discover the beauty of this Italian island.
Simply browse the different regions and what they have to offer, look at the various accommodation available and select the two properties you’d like to book then call or email us for a quote. Alternatively if you would like us to provide some suggestions or you would like to discuss some ideas we are happy to help, telephone 0845 330 2059 or email reservations.
Corsica & Sardinia
A twin centre holiday combining the south of Corsica with northern Sardinia is simple as the two islands are separated by just 11km and a regular ferry service transports cars and people between the two in less than an hour.
Its size (the second largest island in the Mediterranean, with over 1800 kilometres of coastline) and its situation, equidistant between Italy and Tunisia, make Sardinia the heart of the Mediterranean and it has flavours to match.
From the glamour of the Costa Smeralda to the beauty of the mountainous interior, it is a popular destination for both those who love water sports and beach life as well of those who are looking to explore the mountainous interior. Sardinia, like Corsica, is not only known for its unspoilt natural beauty and geographical position but also for its history, with Neolithic sites as well as the traces of the many invaders that have marked the island's history.
There has been more tourist development than in Corsica, but still the island remains relatively unspoilt, although in July and August the island’s population swells.
Often overlooked in favour of the more widely-known regions, this area of the Gallura region is a land of wild, dense green maquis interspersed with wind blown rocks. You will find some of the best beaches on the island and inland countryside of rolling green countryside, grazing sheep and small hilltop towns which time seems to have passed by. Alghero is a popular resort where the Catalan influences of its occupation in the 15th century are still much in evidence - so much so that it is affectionately known as 'Barcelonetta' and even the road names are at times in Catalan.
Costa Smeralda & Beyond
In the 1960s the Costa Smeralda became the most fashionable Mediterranean holiday destination for the rich and famous, lured by its white sandy beaches, clear emerald waters and luxurious hotels. Today the area's exclusive reputation remains as strong as ever. The obvious attraction is the pristine beaches but if you venture away from the coast you will be rewarded with a variety of historical sites and local villages, offering a glimpse of Sardinian culture.
How it works
After arriving in Figari and collecting your car, drive to the magnificent port of Bonifacio, perhaps for a spot of lunch. From here you can catch the car ferry to Santa Teresa di Gallura, a journey of under an hour. We have selected a range of hotels in Northern Sardinia, either by the beach or inland, for you to sample Sardinian life, before returning to Corsica either later in the week to continue touring or for a second week in self-catering or hotel accommodation. As Sardinia attracts the crowds in July and August, this programme is only available outside of these months.
To book a twin centre holiday please contact our reservations team
on 0845 330 2059