Villa in Corsica overlooking the sea

Travel Experiences in Corsica


Booking a villa with The Thinking Traveller doesn't just grant you access to one of the most desirable villas in Corsica but also to a whole range of additional services to make the most from your holiday. Our team of Experience Specialists are on hand once you have confirmed your booking to arrange cooks, cars and more. 

"All the Think Experiences - cooks, masseuses, tour guides, boat charters and drivers - were uniformly excellent and seamless. Being able to book all of the trips and services through The Thinking Traveller was a great convenience, and I would absolutely book them through you again." RA, US



In-villa cooks

One thing is without doubt: an essential ingredient of any successful holiday is good food. Restaurants and cafes are as important as beaches, Cathedrals and archaeological sites. Sampling the local food, living the gastronomic life of the natives and sipping on a glass of chilled wine made just around the corner are the essence of “joie de vivre” and the most pleasurable way of immersing yourself in the indigenous culture.

The Thinking Traveller can offer all this and more: in most of our properties it is possible to organise the service of an “in-villa” cook. This enables you to sample the local food at its most authentic in the comfort of your own home. You will neither have to set foot in the kitchen nor worry about driving back after a glass or two. Any young children in your group can have a normal bedtime, you will not have to worry about shopping or washing up, and that extra time can be spent lounging by the pool or sipping an aperitif while watching the sunset. Then, as if by magic, it will be time for that well-earned feast.

Our cooks, while not all being professional chefs, produce genuine, delicious expressions of the local cuisine. They know the right butchers and fishermen and will be able to source local products such as cheeses and cured meats that you will not find in many restaurants.

You can hire a cook for as many or as few meals as you like. After a long tiring journey, it may be nice on arrival at your villa to be greeted by mouth-watering fragrances emanating from the kitchen and the prospect of a good dinner to get you immediately into the holiday mood.

Just let us know your requirements in advance and we will organise everything else!

NB This service is subject to availability. We cannot, therefore, guarantee it will always be possible to organise. Cooks should be paid directly, both for ingredients (receipts will be provided) and for the service.



Airport transfers and private chauffeurs

Our trusted drivers are always on hand to make your life a bit easier. Just say the word and they’ll be at your villa’s gate, ready to take you wherever you want to go. They’ll also be delighted to pick you up from the airport and whisk you off to your villa in the smoothest way possible: no navigating, no getting lost, just sit back and enjoy the ride.



The transparent, summer-warm waters of southern Corsica are perfect for learning or mastering watersports. With a great mix of calm, shallow bays and more wind-blown venues, there are ideal sea conditions for all levels. 

If you're a client of The Thinking Traveller staying in one of our villas near Pianattoli, we'd be happy to help you arrange the following watersports activities for you:

Kite surfing
Wind surfing
Paddle boarding

You can book a course (from beginners to advanced) or just hire equipment for a day or two. For more information, contact or call us on +44 (0) 203 603 4478. 



Boat hire

Exploring the beautiful coast of southern Corsica by boat is an unforgettable experience. Myriad idyllic coves only accessible by water, magnificent cliffs, transparent waters, hidden sandy bays, stunning views of coastal towns… all this awaits anyone who hires a boat – with or without skipper – for a day or two. For more information and prices, contact or call us on +44 (0) 203 603 4478.  

Here’s what we can offer:

Sacs Stratos 42
Length: 12m
Engine: 2 x 350CV
Max. no. passengers: 16

Zodiac Medline 5.50
Length: 5.5m
Engine: 1 x 115CV
Max. no. passengers: 10

Nuova Jolly King 600
Length: 6m
Engine: 1 x 135CV
Max. no passengers: 6

Bombard 6.40
Length: 6.4m
Engine: 1 x 115CV
Max. no. passengers: 12

Zodiac Medline 6.50
Length: 6.5m
Engine: 1 x 150CV
Max. no. passengers: 12

Zodiac Medline 7.50
Length: 7.5m
Engine: 1 x 250CV
Max. no. passengers: 12

Zodiac Medline 8.50
Length: 8.5m
Engine: 1 x 300CV
Max. no. passengers: 12

SeaWater Smeralda 320
Length: 9.99m
Engine: 2 x 350CV
Max. no. passengers: 14

Boston Whaler Outrage 240
Length: 7.50m
Engine: 250CV
Max. no. passengers: 12

Cap Camarat 7.55
Length: 7.55m
Engine: 250CV
Max. no. passengers: 7



Guided tours 

For more information about each guided tour, including prices, please contact or call us on +44 (0) 203 603 4478.  

Ajaccio – Napoleon’s city

Discover the secrets of Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica and birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Your expert English-speaking guide will let you in on the secrets of this beautiful city with a walking tour around all the main sights. 

Find out more about Ajaccio >> 
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on the itinerary you choose.
Included: guide and transport to/from meeting point to chosen tour
Not included: fees to enter museums/galleries.

The menhirs of Cauria
Corsica’s history is long and fascinating. This guided walking tour gives participants an insight into the island’s ancient past, in particular the monumental Neolithic and Bronze Age menhirs that dot the beautiful plateau and archaeological site of Cauria. 

The terrain is relatively flat but the paths can be a little rough and muddy in places. Sturdy shoes/walking boots are recommended.

Duration: 1-2 hours.
Included: guide and transport to/from meeting point to chosen tour
Not included: fees to enter museums/galleries.

The castle of Cucuruzzu
There can’t be many Bronze Age castles around, but there are the remains of one at Cucuruzzu. Heading across the gorgeous hilly landscapes of central Corsica, this guided archaeological trek loops from Cucuruzzu to Capula and back, taking in a host of fascinating remains on the way.

The terrain is hilly in places and the path can be muddy. Sturdy shoes/walking boots are recommended. 

Duration: about 2 hours.
Included: guide and transport to/from meeting point to chosen tour
Not included: fees to enter museums/galleries.

The magic of Filitosa and Sartène
One of Corsia’s most renowned archaeological sites, Filitosa is home to a host of Bronze Age and Neolithic remains that give a teasing insight into how people lived and how villages developed in pre-historic Corsica. A guided walking tour of the site is the best way to learn about its significance, especially if coupled with a visit to evocative Sartène, “the most Corsican of Corsican towns” according to French novelist, Prosper Mérimée. 

Find out more about Filitosa >>

Duration:  up to about 5 hours, depending on the itinerary chosen
Included: guide and transport to/from meeting point to chosen tour
Not included: fees to enter museums/galleries.



Contact us and book now

Think Experiences are available exclusively to clients of The Thinking Traveller. To book any of these unique enriching additions, email your Experience Specialist at or call us now on 020 7377 8518.

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