Corsican Places is pleased to launch its new look, re-branded 2014 holiday brochure this month. With 27 years’ experience, the leading tour operator continues to be the UK Corsica specialist, remaining the main flight provider with the widest choice of charter routes, as well offering the broadest range of villas, apartments and hotels across Corsica – currently 165 handpicked properties with 13 new additions.
The new brochure incorporates Augmented Reality and QR codes for the first time which allows customers to instantly bring the brochure to life. By downloading the tour operator’s free *Serenity Holidays app from the App Store and Google Play, there is access to photographs, 3D floor plans and property and destination videos.
Thirteen New Properties www.corsica.co.uk/new-for-2014
New property additions for the forthcoming season include:
U Ciocciu, Aregno www.corsica.co.uk/u-ciocciu
U Ciocciuis a stylish contemporary villa set on the hillside with sweeping views across the maquis-carpeted mountains. Features include a private pool and summer kitchen, both of which afford views across the sea and the perched village of Sant’Antonino. Below the house is a former shepherds’ trail, whilst ten minutes’ drive away is Aregno Plage and the seaside village of Algajola.
Casa Lilu, Olmeto Plage www.corsica.co.uk/casa-lilu
Casa Lilu is an attractive, authentically decorated, Mediterranean-style villa with extensive landscaped gardens and impressive pool area. Idyllically hidden away in the countryside, yet only a short drive away from Abbartello and Porto Pollo, the property is the ideal summer retreat and perfectly poised for those who wish to discover more of the beautiful Valinco region.
U Caseddu, Figari www.corsica.co.uk/u-caseddu
Full of rustic charm, U Caseddu is a recently renovated former shepherd’s house with pool close to the pretty village of Figari. Set over three floors, the layout is somewhat quirky, yet ideal for couples or families with older children seeking an authentic Corsican experience. The region epitomises the Corsican slower pace of life and is a treat for food lovers with an abundance of quality local produce readily available in the area.
Le Maquis du Cap, Miomo www.corsica.co.uk/le-maquis-du-cap
Peacefully located high above the coastal village of Miomo, le Maquis du Cap is a new contemporary apartment hidden amongst the cork trees of Cap Corse. Offering magnificent views out to sea, and as far as the Italian island of Elba, this is a must stay for couples with Bastia, Erbalunga and Patrimonio all within easy reach.
Walking Tours www.corsica.co.uk/walking
Following increased interest, the new Corsican Places brochure now features a double page spread on self-guided walking tours. One of the best ways to experience the island’s breath-taking coastal and mountain scenery is by foot and Corsican Places’ itineraries cater for different fitness levels. Three of the best-selling walking itineraries are detailed in the brochure: ‘Corsican Island Mystery’, ‘Sea & Mountains’ and ‘Mare a Mare South’ (coast to coast) with prices starting from £1073pp.
Touring Holidays www.corsica.co.uk/touring
Touring Holidays remain an integral feature of the Corsican Places’ programme with many customers keen to explore specific regions at their own pace. Sample tours are presented, with the added possibility of tailor-making trips according to the holidaymaker’s individual requirements. Twin-centres with Sardinia are also an option courtesy of sister company, Sardinian Places.
Corsican Places’ Charter Flights www.corsica.co.uk/flights/
Corsican Places charters the following direct flights from the UK to Corsica:
Stansted – Calvi with Titan Airways: Celebrating 5th season of this operation next summer.
Manchester – Calvi with Flybe.
Heathrow – Figari with British Airways.
Bristol – Bastia with bmi regional: Following inaugural success last year, this flight will now commence 25 May and continue until mid-September.
Early Booking Offers www.corsica.co.uk/early-booking-offers
A selection of Early Booking Offers is available on 2014 holidays, valid if booked by 30 November 2013. These include savings of £50pp on selected holidays, increased child discounts of up to 20%, and complimentary UK Airport Lounge access. These offers apply** when travelling on Corsican Places’ charter flights, see the above link for more information.
2014 holidays with Corsican Places start from £399 per person (four sharing), based on seven nights self-catering in a two-bedroom apartment, including flights and transfers. For more information or to order a copy of the new brochure, call Corsican Places Reservations Department on 0845 330 2113. The new-look Corsican Places’ website has also been designed to provide easy navigation and to help customers find the right holiday at a click of a button. Visit www.corsica.co.uk
* Corsican Places is a trade name of Serenity Holidays, a fully bonded operator under ATOL 1866 and a member of ABTOT 5216, ABTA, IATA and AITO.
** Complimentary Lounge access excludes Heathrow – Figari packages.