Exploring Corsica - Bastia Walk & Erbaluga
Many attractions of Northern Corsica including its scenic landscapes, charming Bastia, an exciting drive along the scenic Teghime pass and a taste of Corsica's wines. This excursion will be a combination by foot and coach. During this adventure you will discover the old town and the proud citadel, the cathedral Ste Marie, the governor palace and the old port. Nowadays Bastia is the main town of north Corsica, and also the biggest commercial port of the island. Under the Genoese administration, Bastia was the capital of the whole island, and was very rich thanks the numerous vines, olives & chestnut trees plantations. Being also the nearest port to Italy, the town became an important trading call. While walking through the narrow streets, you will soon discover some signs of a rich and interesting past. Pass through the square St Nicolas, the meeting point of all the population. You will pass the Terra Vecchia which goes from the place St Nicolas to the old port, through un-regular paved streets, passing nice little chapels and oratorio in baroque style like the Oratoire St Roch, or the "flamboyant' Oratoire de l'Immaculee conception, arriving at the church St Jean Baptiste famous for its twin campaniles. Back on the coach, you will reach Erbalunga, located 9km from Bastia yet a world away. This cosy fishing village have been the inspiration for numerous painters and poets. Following a brief introduction to the village, free time will be allocated to browse its picturesque narrow streets which are closed to traffic. Return to Bastia and the yacht.
Notes: This land adventure includes moderate amounts of walking, as well as steep roads, cobblestone, uneven pavement and steps. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. The drive across to the Nebbio region includes some â€œhigh roadâ€ twists & turns, and is not for the fainthearted. The order of the sights visited may vary. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard
Port: Bastia, Corsica
Duration: 3.5 hours
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