Discover an enchanting yet unfamiliar corner of the Western Mediterranean, enjoying the rich and distinctive history, art and archaeology, excellent local cuisine and spectacular scenery of these two islands.  

At a Glance

  • Enjoy the spectacular mountain landscapes and coastlines of Corsica and Sardinia, as well as the islands’ charming towns, churches and museums  
  • Explore the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte in Ajaccio in Corsica 
  • Uncover ancient archaeological sites of the mysterious Nuraghic civilisations 
  • Experience French savoir-faire and Italian charm while savouring the islands’ unique gastronomy  

Begin in Corsica, known for its breathtaking landscape. While honeymooning on Corsica, Matisse wrote the following about the island: ‘everything glistens, everything is colour, everything is light.’ From the port city of Bastia, travel south via the calanques of the west coast to Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon, ending in Bonifacio, the legendary home of the monstrous Laestrygonians in Homer’s Odyssey

Then, cross the short body of sea to Sardinia, the island ‘of the muses’, with an intriguing ancient Bronze Age past that left behind great stone fortresses and exquisite statuettes. Discover the Latin, Spanish and Arabic inflections on the art, architecture and cuisine of this island, which has served as a nexus of exchange in the Mediterranean for hundreds of years. 

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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


September 2025 (15 days)

Tour leader

Steven Miller

Tour Status

On request

More Details

Tour code: AG2514

Fitness level: Moderate
Please see Terms & Conditions for fitness level definitions here.

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