Rail Tour Corsica

8-day tour France
  • L’Ile de Beauté – the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Rugged mountains and old towns
  • To the beach by train
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  • € 530 pp
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Return journey by night ferry, short travel days, stunning rail journeys, time for the beach (with their own 'stations') and great hiking possibilities. Comfortable hotels. Mediterranean atmosphere.

The train

  • Stunning scenery
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Panoramic trains

Day to day


Day 1

The rail tour starts with a night ferry from Marseille to Ajaccio leaving around 19:00.

It is possible to add train tickets to Marseille to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

Day 2

Arrival in Ajaccio in the morning. All railway lines in Corsica have been completely renewed and the new panoramic trains offer fantastic views. Coming from Ajaccio, the train winds through oak and chestnut forests. It passes old villages and the islands' highest mountains, climbing to Corsica's highest train station at Vizzavona.
Overnight stay in Corte, a fortified town and former capital with a pretty, old town centre.

Day 3

Visit Corte, for instance the Corsica Museum (Musée de la Corse). Spectacular walking trails start right in town. Our recommendation: walk part of the 'Mare e Mare’ trail or take the summer bus through the Restonica valley.
Overnight stay in Corte.

Day 4

Beautiful train ride through impressive mountain scenery and along the coast to Calvi. Stay in a centrally located hotel with views of the Citadel, port, beaches and mountains.

Day 5

Visit Calvi and/or beach. The "Train de Balagne" takes you to beautiful sandy beaches with their own 'train station'.
Overnight stay in Calvi.

Day 6

By train via Ponte Lecchia to Bastia. Spend the night in either Bastia or Erbalunga, which can be reached by bus in 30 minutes.
Erbalunga on Cap Corse is a car-free, fortified town by the sea. Stay in a converted former Corsican manor house with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. Please note there is a surcharge for staying in Erbalunga. In summer (July and August), there is a minimum stay of 3 nights.

Day 7

A day to spend in Bastia or Erbalunga. Relax by the pool, go for a stroll along the coast or visit the old town.
The ferry from Bastia to Marseille leaves around 18:30.

Day 8

Arrival in Marseille in the morning. This is the end of the rail tour Corsica.

It is possible to add train tickets to your booking. For instance, there are trains from Marseille to Nice (2h45m), Paris (3h30m), Barcelona (4h30m) and London (7h). Additional fees applicable.

More info


Would you like to receive more information and details of this rail tour? Please send us an email: info@railtravelshop.com.

Included


Included
  • Return ferry to Corsica from Marseille (travel by night)
  • All train journeys in Corsica, using a 7-day train subscription which can be used on days off as well
  • 5 Nights: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included. Hotels close to train station or bus stop

Excluded
  • Return bus tickets Bastia – Erbalunga approx €3 p.p.

Extensions


  • Extra nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking
  • Overnight stays in other cities (also mainland) before or after rail tour can be added as well

Surcharges


  • Single room and private outside cabin on ferry (return): High season €339
  • Single room and private outside cabin on ferry (return): Nov - March €309
  • Possible surcharge of approx €75 p.p. in case of last minute bookings with departure within 1 month
  • Please note that trains in Corsica only have 2nd class

Departure


  • Daily departure
  • From mid-July to Mid-August the 6th night of the tour will be in Bastia, since the hotel in Erbalunga has a minimum 3-night stay during this period.

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Additional nights and add-ons

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Extras

Extras

Add-on Ajaccio (1 night)

After arriving by ferry, stay a night in Hotel Napoleon *** in Ajaccio. The hotel is centrally located in close proximity of the port and the train station. 1 Night, breakfast included.

from €85 p.p.