You’ll experience an abundance of history and culture. And each day will deliver a new bay or village to discover and explore. We make the most of your time and curiosity, without pressure of a fixed schedule. This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime. Join us on board!
During this week, you fill up your senses while following the eastern coastline of Corsica, discovering the quiet coastline and exploring its scenic inland treasures. The combination of this and being far away from distraction and day to day life, encourages us to find total relaxation on board of the New Horizons.
We start our cruise on Saturday in Santa Giulia. Our tender will bring you to your home for the next week, the New Horizons. It is waiting for you in in the bay, to start your sailing cruise.
We set sails for Porto Vecchio. It’s natural, lagoon-like harbour was an attractive proposition for the diverse succession of rulers who came to Corsica. Today, it hosts a vibrant marina, a bustling port with Roman origins and a series of beaches, all overlooked by a picturesque old town and a 16th century fortification.
The old town centre of Porto Vecchio is one of Corsica’s most popular, thanks to its characterful maze of streets, its piazzas, its restaurants, bars and boutiques, its street market, its charming atmosphere and its views. For students of history and architecture, there are some interesting sites to visit, including the Bastion de France, Place de la République (once the Roman heart of town), Porte Genoise (the town’s original gate) and the 16th century citadel. There are few better spots in which to while away a few hours strolling, dining or sipping on a chilled drink while watching the world go by.
We lift the anchor for our cruise to the north. This region of Corsica includes the less developed and less visited eastern coast and inland regions of the island, with ancient forests and remote hill villages to discover, unspoiled by the passage of time and the arrival of tourism.
The back country is truly unique with the green oak forests of Castagniccia or the stunning views from Mount Renoso and valley of the Fiumorbu. So if you are looking for a more intimate experience of the island at peak period, somewhere along the east coast or its back country might well be the place.
Sari-Solenzara, for instance, is a small village, located at the foot of Aiguilles de Bavella, a beautiful mountain at the heart of the island.This imposing silhouette is of one of southern Corsica’s most striking and beautiful landscape features. The peaks, which rise to a height of more than 1600m are jagged points whose colour ranges from grey to ochre to golden depending on the position of the sun in the sky.
Aléria is a unique site in France, as it remains today the only material evidence of the implementation of the Phoenicians in the sixth century. As first historic city of Corsica, the city has a rich and exciting history where the Romans and Vandals have their place over the centuries.
Your visit is the opportunity to dive through different Mediterranean civilizations and enjoy a dreamy nature along the banks of ponds and Tavignano. Today it is an important tourist and cultural center in the eastern plain of Corsica. Difficult to resist the plunge into the heart of the history and traditions of southern Europe.
Aléria is also the perfect base to discover Corte, the capital of Pascal Paoli’s “Corsican nation” between 1755 and 1769, Corte played an important role in the island’s history and is still considered the island’s cultural capital by many Corsicans today. The old town is perfect for a stroll, with its steep narrow streets overlooked by the citadel.
This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime!
From there we lift the anchor again and set sail for Bastia, where we arrive on Thursday. Bastia is a large town to the north-east of Corsica and on the south-eastern side of Cap Corse, the peninsula to the north of the island. The town is the principal port and commercial centre for Corsica.
As with many Corsican towns, the history of Bastia starts with the Genoese who controlled the island from the 14th century, although later centuries have also left their mark – in particular from the baroque era to the 19th century when a great deal of development took place in the town. You’ll have the whole Friday of the cruise to relax on board, or discover this scenic town, as we can bring you ashore with the tender.
Saturday, the final day. The guests that stay on board for another week, say goodbye to old friends that will leave today and ahoy to the new friends that arrive for another week of discovery. This next journey will take the New Horizons along the Corsica coastline to the north, exploring the island of Elba and discovering beautiful Tuscany.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the Corsica coastline, exploring the south side of the island of Elba and discovering beautiful Tuscany.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the Tuscany coastline of Italy, exploring the north side of the island of Elba and discovering beautiful Corsica.
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