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Ajaccio (Corsica), France-port

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.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ajaccio Highlights and Local Tasting
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Highlights of Ajaccio
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Perfumed Isle and Prunelli River Gorges
    Light Activity /Walking

Ajaccio Highlights and Local Tasting

Moderate Activity/Walking

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.