Your panoramic drive takes you up the main street of the Imperial City, along the Cours Napoleon, past St Roch Church and the English quarter to Cours Grandval. A stop will be made at Austerlitz Square, where Corsica’s famous son, Napoleon Bonaparte, who was born in Ajaccio, used to play as a child. Here, you will see an impressive monument dedicated to Napoleon, standing on top of a huge pedestal.
You will take a drive along the sparkling coast to the Iles Sanguinaires. Situated at the gateway of the Gulf of Ajaccio, and known as the ‘Blood Islands’, these small islets take their name from their granite rock, which glows fiery red at sunset.
Explore on foot the charming Genoese Old Town, which consists of narrow, picturesque streets. Your guide will point out the Cathedral, Napoleon’s birthplace, the Town Hall and various monuments dedicated to Napoleon. See the wonderful Four Lions Fountain and take a stroll though the market place en route back to the ship.
This tour returns to the ship on foot. You will have the option of remaining in town at the end of the tour for independent exploration or shopping.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour involves approximately one hour of walking which includes some steep inclines and cobblestoned surfaces in the old town. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. The tour may operate with a reverse itinerary to the described above.