Cruise Ship Passengers

Shore Excursion to Achilleion Palace, Mouse Island view and Corfu Town

A private half day shore excursion from Corfu Town is a snapshot of Corfu’s iconic sights.

Sightseeing See Corfu with your own eyes! Cultural Feel the history of Corfu!

This shore excursion includes:

  • Transportation in private, air-conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Port pick up and drop off
  • Visit to Achilleion Palace
  • View of Mouse Island – famous landmark of Corfu Island
  • Exploration of Corfu Town including free time for shopping

This half day shore trip designed for cruise ship passengers is a short excursion to the important sights of the island. 

The tour to the Achillion Palace, located in Gastouri, a village that is reached by a route through olive, orange and lemon groves. The garden is dominated by huge sculptures of the God Achilles and is planted with exotic and fragrant plants and trees. The garden, the palace and its grounds are decorated with sculptures and paintings that depict the heroic feats of Achilles. The most iconic sculpture is the Wounded Achilles.

The private tour continues Kanoni with a stop to take in the view of Mouse Island, known also as Pontikonisi.  The small islet in the Halkiopoulos Lagoon has an 11th century Byzantine chapel that is only open for visitors on August 6th.  Legend says that Mouse Island was once the ship that helped Ulysses, the hero of Homer’s Odyssey, return to Ithaca. This displeased Poseidon, God of the Seas, who turned the ship to stone as it entered the port, thus creating the islet.  For visitors arriving by aeroplane this is their first view of Corfu.

The final stop of the tour is Corfu Old Town. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ancient city has so much to offer its visitors. The cobbled streets are called ‘Kantounia’ and wind through the old town of Corfu. Around each corner another will be a beautiful building or a stunning view; all amazing photo opportunities to take a piece of Corfu home.

Important note:
To get the most enjoyment from any tour we recommend that you will choose an option with a professional guide. All professional guides must be licensed by the Greek Tourist Organization, they are university graduates in Greek History and Culture. A professional guide can make your tour an unforgettable experience by telling you interesting stories about places you visit as well as historical facts that might interest you. In Corfu we have professional guides who are able to cover most European languages. Please state the desired language of your guide in the checkout process.

Restrictions

If you have any disability or other special requests, please state it in your reservation form or call us at: 0030 6945 265 048.

Meeting Instructions

Meeting instructions will be provided after the payment together with the booking voucher.

Special Instructions

  • This tour includes an air-conditioned vehicle and driver.
  • Food, beverages, entrance fees, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
  • Entrance fee to Achilleion Palace (8 euro per person) is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals or flip flops are ok) and a hat.
  • Camera and video camera equipment may be used at all places of interest. In the Achilleion Palace you may have to purchase a special video pass in order to use your video camera inside the Palace.
  • The Achilleion is a very famous site and can be very crowded (especially in July and August). Sometimes several ships dock at the same time which means that places of interest will be full of visitors. Please be patient, follow instructions and keep close to your guide at all times in order to hear the commentary.

Price calculation

Price For up to 3 persons
x 229,00 €
Price For up to 5 persons
x 360,00 €
Price For up to 15 persons
x 550,00 €
Proffesional guide
x 130,00 €
Total

Have a coupon code? You can apply it on the last step of this reservation.

Above 15 persons, please request a group rate by calling us at: 00306945265048.

The language of the guide, as a default, is English. If you desire different language please state it in step 2.

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