Holiday Itinerary The Island of Elba
Day 1 - UK/Pisa
Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight to Pisa. Transfer to Piombino from where you'll take the ferry to Elba. Then it's just a short journey to your hotel on the edge of the beautiful village of Marciana Marina.
Day 2 - Marina Di Campo and Villa San Martino
Join our included tour of the island. Our first stop is the tiny village of Chiessi, before you journey along the picturesque south coast to the colourful harbour and white-sand bay of Marina di Campo. Take in the scenery as you travel inland to Villa San Martino – Napoleon's summer house, then visit the perfume laboratory of Acqua dell'Elba, a company inspired by the discovery of a perfume bottle on a shipwreck from the 2nd century. Here, fragances are created using plants from the island, and you can sample or buy a range of perfumes and aftershaves whilst visiting. In the evening we'll gather around the pool for a special barbecue. (B, D)
Day 3 - Marciana Marina at leisure
Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Alternatively, you can take an optional excursion to Portoferraio. This trip includes a visit to Napoleon's winter villa, Villa dei Mulini. It was from here that the exiled French emperor made plans to once again conquer Europe. Later, we visit a local artisan brewery which produces craft beers with an intense and traditional taste. Take the chance to sample a variety of different tasting brews. (B)
Day 4 - Marciana Marina - at Leisure
After breakfast you may choose to join an optional half-day walk through Elba's stunning scenery. Highlights include the ancient mountain hamlet of Poggio, San Cerbone Chapel, the Pisan fortress and the 11th century Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte. This lovely walk ends with a gentle descent to the village of Marciana Alta. Spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel. (B)
Day 5 - Eastern Elba
There's more of Elba to discover today during our included half-day tour of the east of the island. You'll explore the remote Roman mining town of Capoliveri then continue on to the modern resort of Porto Azzuro. (B)
Day 6 - Marciana Marina at leisure
Today, you can take it easy at your own pace or join our optional excursion to the 18th century vineyard at La Chiusa. You'll get the chance to taste up to four different wines, all made from grapes grown on the vineyard. From a flowery, flavoursome white, to an intense ruby red, there's a wine to suit all palettes. In the evening, why not relax by the sea and sample the cuisine at a seaside restaurant. (B)
Day 7 - Marciana Marina at leisure
Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. You could choose to admire Elba's beauty from the sea with a two-hour cruise on board 'The Nautilus', a glass-bottomed vessel that will introduce you to the underwater wonders of the Mediterranean. Your skipper will point out the amazing sight of a shipwrecked boat from the 1970s. (B)
Day 8 - Pisa/UK
Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to Pisa for your flight home. (B)
Departure dates and prices 2022 The Island of Elba
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Legend, Mystery and Intrigue from £30 - Discover the hidden Elba, with our local walking guide, along historic and panoramic woodland pathways.
After a 10 min bus ride to Poggio, our guide will introduce you to this remarkable hamlet before a 40 minute gradual but constant uphill rise through beautiful woodlands (4km approx.). Following a short rest at the ancient chapel of San Cerbone, we continue on (2km approx.) up to the top of the sanctuary of the ‘Madonna dell Monte’ (moderate to Strenuous).
Winery Wine Tasting and Dinner at Seaside Restaurant from £69 - "On this excursion you will visit the 18th Century wine farm “La Chiusa” which sits between Portoferraio and Azzurro. On arrival you will get to taste up to 4 different wines, all very superior and occasionally the grappa gets tasted too, this is set with a back drop of the sea and the old port and historical centre of Portoferraio in view. After the tasting your experience will continue at a beautiful seaside restaurant where you will be served a lovely dinner overlooking picturesque views of the sea.
Napoleans Winter Villa and wine tasting from £62 - Your day begins with a scenic drive to Portoferraio where on arrival you will be taken on a guided tour of Villa Dei Mulini. After the tour your experience will continue at the Portoferraio Brewery where every process of the craft beer production will be explained.