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Authentic 'tour

Cours Lucien Bonaparte, 20000 Ajaccio, Corsica, France
+33 (0)619864044
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Ranked #1 of 14 activities in Ajaccio
Type: Bus tours
Owner description: Aboard a welcoming air-conditioned minivan from two toeight people, Authentic'Tour invites you toDiscovering the most prestigious sites on the island... more » Owner description: Aboard a welcoming air-conditioned minivan from two toeight people, Authentic'Tour invites you toDiscovering the most prestigious sites on the island throughdays of carefully planned walks. « less
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English first
seattle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Xavier picked us up at our hotel in Particcio at 7 a.m. in his airconditoned and comfatrable VW van. After picking up another couple our group of 7 was ready to roll to Calvi to be awed and jaw-dropped by increadable beauty of Corsica west coast. It's quite a winding, narrow and hugging cliffs road, but Xavier made it look... More

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San Francisco
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We arrived jet-lagged and in need of someone to hand us a perfect adventure. Through TA, we found Xavier and he was fabulous. He pulled up to our hotel exactly on time in his smooth, air conditioned van to whisk us to Bonifacio. We were one American, one Costa Rican, two Portuguese, and four French people. With skill and charm,... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband and I spent one week in Corsica in July; we started doing research for the trip last August. After reading all of the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, I contacted Xavier to ask for some information. From his very first e-mail message, it was evident that he was extremely professional (and very courteous). With his guidance, we planned three... More

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Monaco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We visited Corte and Bonifacio. They were utterly amazing trips and I recommend Xavier to anyone who wants to explore Corsica and learn about its history, geography, culture, agriculture, national identity, geopolitics, &c... in French or English. His people-carrier is incredibly comfortable - even on some challenging bumpy mountain roads - and absolutely spotless too. In addition to being highly... More

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toronto
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23 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We decided to take 3 tours (Bonifacio, Piana Scandola and Corte Restonica) with Xavier in his VW minivan after reading all the amazing reviews from Tripadvisor. When we first contacted him via email, he was very prompt in answering all our questions which we appreciated. Sidebar: when we contacted another tour operator, they took their sweet time. He will pick... More

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Wolfville
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

How fortunate we were to have chosen Xavier and his Authentic Tours of Corsica. Xavier really knows Corsica and its history and provides interesting and amusing information about all the places as we ride in comfort in his VW Van. If you have only a few days to spend in Corsica, Authentic Tour is a great way to see the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our guide, Xavier, came highly recommended via TripAdvisor. He exceeded our expectations. We did a full day tour in a very comfortable Volkswagen van. We covered a widely diverse range of sights, had a wonderful lunch in a quaint hilltop restaurant, did a 3 hour boat tour of the Reserve Naturelle De Scandola & saw the incredible formations of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We are really happy that we engaged Xavier for the tour around Corsica. We went to Calvi and Bonifacio for each of the 2 days. He is a friendly and personable guy. He is very knowledgeable and has an eye for details, pointing out interesting sights and historical facts throughout the whole trip for 2 days. The Volkswagen van that... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

First to be noted is that the owner/operator uses a very nice 2012 VW mini-van that accommodates up to 8 people. The host of such an intimate traveling environment, of course, can make or break the quality of a trip, and Xavier is a warm and nimble conversationalist who pays attention to all of his guests. My wife was the... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Xavier the owner operater of "authentic tour" is one of the best guides we have ever used. Although we normally do not use guided tours we chose to on our trip to Bonafacio From Ajaccio. In Corsica the time it takes to get from one great place to another is usually quite lengthy. Having Xavier do the driving, negotiating parking,... More

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