Dream destinations

French Riviera to Corsica

7 Days

Mixing the South of France with Corsica is the perfect itinerary. Corsica, the famous birthplace of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, has one of the most stunning coastlines in the world – and it is of course best appreciated from the deck of a yacht. Corsica makes for great sailing.



Join your yacht on theFrench Riviera and enjoy a day of shopping, water sports or just settling in and relaxing onboard.


Wake up in Corsica after an overnight passage from mainland France to St Florent in the North East of the island. Often referred to as the Corsican Saint Tropez, at first sight, St. Florent appears to be a bustling, attractive waterfront town, with boats, bars, excellent fish restaurants and an almost permanent game of boules in the square, but stroll into the old town and you discover a charming, ageless area of old houses, little shops and wine bars. We suggest you step ashore for dinner, perhaps to Le Petit Caporal, a fabulous fish restaurant in the port, or for something a little more exclusive, we recommend the beautiful beachfront restaurant of the Hotel La Roya.


Cruise a little further south to the ancient seaport of Calvi, allegedly the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. With its colourful array of buildings, cobbled streets climbing up to a beautiful Genoese Citadel, harbourside cafes and restaurants and a long sandy beach fringed with palm trees, Calvi is the perfect “picture postcard”. The delightful promenade has an array of lively bars and restaurants, and is the perfect place to stop for coffee and get a feel of the town. The Citadel is a magnificent backdrop for the red tiled town – this 13th century fortress has lost none of its fascination over the centuries and is a remarkable example of architecture. We strongly recommend that you don’t leave Calvi without an evening in the famous establishment ‘Chez Tao’, set in the Citadel, overlooking the harbour and the bay. During the height of the summer it’s open until dawn, but at the very least it is a wonderful place to enjoy a sunset drink on the pretty terrace.


Depart Calvi in the early morning and head South down the spectacular Western coast of Corsica on your way to Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, and the island’s largest city. Drop anchor for lunch and enjoy some water sports in one of the many beautiful bays on offer along this spectacular crenellated coast. In the afternoon arrive in the large bay of Ajaccio, the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte. Step ashore and spend the afternoon exploring this fascinating town and perhaps visit the house in which Napoleon Bonaparte grew up, now a museum.


No charter to Corsica is quite complete without entering the dramatic port of Bonifacio. Situated on the extreme southern tip of Corsica, Bonifacio is a breathtaking sight for any first time visitor. The old town is perched on the precipice of dramatic limestone cliffs and Bonifacio harbour has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful in the Western Med. Below the town is a lively harbour and it’s a steep, invigorating walk up into the picturesque streets. A visit to see the breathtaking views from the Cathedral and famous Bastion de L’Etendard is a must. Maybe enjoy dinner at the ‘Club Nautique’ on the harbour, a popular local restaurant with a pleasant view over the port and offering excellent pasta and fish dishes. For golf enthusiasts the Golfe of Sperone is a magnificent course set in a wild and unspoilt location.


The waters around Bonifacio make for great sailing, so we recommend spending the morning sailing around the sandy bays that nestle at the base of the impressive cliff faces. In the afternoon, cruise over to Porto Cervo, the yachting hub of the Costa Smerelda and the most prestigious holiday destination in Sardinia. Take time en route to stop at the Maddalena Archipelago, a National Park composed of seven islands of extraordinary beauty, which is wonderful to explore. On arrival at Porto Cervo, a summer favourite of the jet set since the 1970’s, a stroll along the quay is an absolute must. You’ll discover great shopping with many designer boutiques, fine dining and some of the most fashionable nightclubs in the world. A hot favourite of our yacht charter guests is Cipriani’s restaurant at the world renowned Billionaire’s Club.


After a leisurely breakfast onboard, it is a short drive to the international airport of Olbia for your scheduled or private flight home.