Ajaccio is located on the west coast of Corsica, and is the island’s largest town. Ajaccio is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Napoleonic legacy dominates the city in its statues and street names. Surrounded by green-hued mountains, with shady palm fringed squares and pleasure boats bobbing in the bay, Ajaccio offers guests a pleasing number of sites to explore. View the Musee Fesch, with its fine collection of Renaissance paintings, and Napoleon’s birthplace, the Casa Bonaparte, now a museum. Relax at a local café, sip the local wines, taste the artisan cheeses and enjoy a bowl of Azimuno, a tasty fish soup.
As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.
- Light Activity /Walking
- Seated Tour
- Moderate Activity/Walking
- Most Active or Strenuous
- Minimal Activity Required
- Regent Choice
- Evening Tour
- Ajaccio Highlights and Local Tasting
- The Perfumed Isle and Prunelli River Gorges
Ajaccio Highlights and Local Tasting
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: aja-001
Corsica boasts many signature products that reflect its natural resources, and this excursion offers a rare and fascinating insight into how they're made. Journeying into the wooded hills on the outskirts of Ajaccio, you will first visit a family-operated nougat factory, where you can sample this delightful treat. While the ingredients may vary, they traditionally include honey, nuts, chocolate and liqueurs, which are locally grown or produced. Traveling on, you will stop at an essential oil distillery and discover how local herbs and flowers are carefully transformed into fragrant perfumes and oils. The land around Ajaccio is also ideal for the production of wine because of its elevation and climate. You will have the chance to taste some of the area's most distinct wines at a well-known vineyard, where the grapes are nurtured as they have been for centuries.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking and/or standing during the stops, and there is a steep slope leading to and from the essential oil distillery. This tour is not suitable for mobility impaired guests. The order of the sites is subject to change.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.