Achilleion Palace And Corfu Old Town Tour Shore Excursion

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Flexible, based on cruise ship arrival time Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Corfu Port, Eth. Antistaseos 24, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Corfu was the first elite and cosmopolitan destination in Greece, and youcan't miss the opportunity to go back in time when the island was home of Heroes, Kings and Emperors. Achilleion, Kanoni and Corfu Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site, are the most famous sighteseeing places in Corfu. Admire the16th century Venetian Fortresses or the Palace of St Michael and St George. Visit Achilleion Palace, Saint Spyridon Church, Esplanade Square, enjoy a walk along narrow cobblestone streets through the Old Quarter and go across the elite exclusiveListonnear the historic cricket ground. You will enjoy a comfortable shore excursion with the best price, safety and knowledge of a local tour operator.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Corfu Port, Corfu Town, Corfu, Ionian Islands

Departure from the Port Terminal

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kanoni

Photo stop for panoramic view

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Old Fortress Corfu, Corfu Town, Corfu, Ionian Islands

View of the monument

Stop At: Corfu Old Town, Corfu Town, Corfu, Ionian Islands

Visit and free time

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: New fortress, Corfu Town, Corfu, Ionian Islands

View of the monument

Stop At: Achilleion Museum, Gastouri, Corfu, Ionian Islands

Visit Empress Elizabeth's palace and share her love for mythology while admiring the classic sculptures, gardens and views of Corfu Town.

Duration: 1 hour

Itinerary:


Inclusions

Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned coach

English speaking driver-host

Head sets (For Achilleion Palace)

All taxes

Insurance coverage

Mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entrance fee to Achilleion Palace (8 euros per person or 5 euros per person for if your groups of more than 14). Group tickets do not include audioguides.

Headsets to hear the guide clearly are available for an additional fee (optional, paid locally)

Entry/Admission - Achilleion Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A valid original identification document (Passport, ID, Driving Licence) may be necessary for the audioguides at Achilleion Palace.

Appropriate clothing should be worn in St Spyridon Church (no shorts, skirts, or hats; shoulders should be covered)

There are around 50 steps (without handrails) to negotiate in the gardens of Achilleion Palace

The use of cameras and video-cameras is allowed in Achilleion Palace, but flash is prohibited. Photos and video cameras are not permitted inside the churches

There are cobblestones in Corfu Old Town

Guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Adapted vehicles available under request. Please let us know on your booking special requirements

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    We were worried initially, as there are multiple meeting points in Corfu Port, but a quick telephone call resolved everything and they collected us from the ship.
    Our first visit was to a Kum Quat Liquor Factory and Shop where you had a free tasting and the option to purchase various goods.
    Then, onward to the Palace with an excellent commentary, plus any questions answered.
    We were given a good Palace Tour with great explanations and photo opportunities.
    Then, it was into the Old Town and some free time.
    All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we would strongly recommend it!

  • 03-Dec-2019

    Nice tour, too much bla bla bla and information you won't remember later on. The island had just been under a hurricane watch and was visible on the streets. Island is small so nos much place to visit and limited time as we were on a cruise.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    The island is beautiful, very knowlagble tour guide, answered all our questions, allowed time for looking around and shopping

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Guide was easy to find and tour started promptly. We had a small group which was a bonus. Guide was very informative and brought Empress Elizabeth to life. Excellent value and we were able to skip the shopping portion and walk back to the ship.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    These folks at Viator, after having been informed that i am dependent on the use of an electric scooter, strongly recommended the Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour for me and my wife. With profound regret, this was worse than a total waste of money. Worse because the entire tour required the use of healthy feet as the surfaces that needed to be moved on were totally irregular stone blocks; terribly rough on my back and on my scooter. I was able to see almost NONE of the palace and since i could not follow our tour group, i could hear none of the lecture regarding the history of the place and following, i had a terrible time trying to see interesting sites in downtown Corfu as, once again, the street surfaces were never built for vehicles of my type. Instead, Viator should have recommended a hop-on, hop-off type or a straight bus tour of the old town and forget the Palace as there is no way a mobility-challenged person can enjoy visiting this site.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    This is a good tour if you want a quick overview of the island. We visited lots of areas and it was good to see and explore. My only drawback is the lack of time. We visited so many places but only had about 15 -30 minutes of down time; definitely not enough.
    Our tour guide was very nice and did a great job, just not enough time.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    I would take a pass on this excursion. The Achilleion Palace is nice to see but there are other much less expensive ways to get there. Only one floor is furnished but there is a nice statuary garden outside with views of the sea. The bus route to Achilleion goes through some very rundown and not picturesque areas but did stop for pictures and a coffee break at a nice viewpoint. Unfortunately, our group was large (a full tour bus load) and had numerous elderly people with mobility challenges. When we got back to Corfu Old Town for our walking tour there were a least 5 cruise ships in port. Moving slowly with such a large group in very crowded areas quickly became intolerable. We turned in our headsets and left the tour. Our tour guide was actually pretty good and imparted a good amount of information about Corfu but I would pass on this tour in favor of getting about on your own.

  • 22-Oct-2019

    Our driver and tour guide were both excellent. Locals with much knowledge of the history and character of the town and Palace. Overall, an interesting tour

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Based upon a number of really positive Viator reviews, we selected this tour. We expected to hear from our driver about the island of Corfu and about each of its points of interest. Unfortunately he provided not a word of commentary. We feel we were misled by the online description of the tour and its details. Other Viator tours we have taken over the years have been excellent. This Corfu tour was a big disappointment.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Enjoyed this tour. Guide prompt, knowledgeable and helpful. Busy island.
    Achilleion Palace was a beautiful site and magnificent views over the island.
    The town center was colorful and lively with good shopping.

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