4 ½ hrs
Corfu port - Achilleio - Corfu Town
About The Tour
Get the opportunity to discover the Achilleion Palace with its fascinating artwork, enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea and Mouse Island from Kanoni Hill and end your day with free time in Corfu town.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
As you arrive at the port of Corfu you will meet GeoTravel professional guide and start your coach tour.
At the old traditional village of Gastouri lies the Achilleion Palace, built by the Empress Elisabeth “Sissy” of Austria in 1891, and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
You will visit the museum, as well as its beautiful gardens offering spectacular view over the Ionian Sea. The gardens, full of exotic trees and flowers, are adorned with classical statues, as “Sissy” was very fond of Greek Ancient History and Mythology. The main “Terrace of the Muses” is decorated with statues of the Nine Greek Muses and the imposing statues of “Achilles Victorious” and “Achilles Dying”. Leaving Achilleion Palace, your coach takes you to Corfu Town passing by the coastal resort of Perama.
Next stop is Kanoni, from where you can enjoy the excellent view of the Vlacherna Monastery and the picturesque well known Mouse Island “Pontikonisi”.
Last stop is Corfu town, visit the Old Fortress and explore the historical Corfu town. Walking around in the maze of winding narrow cobbled streets known as “Kandounia”, you visit some of the most elegant quarters of this Venetian-built town. The Spiandada square, the spectacular arcades of the Liston, the Royal Palace of St. George & St. Michael, the 300-year old Church of Saint Spyridon with its priceless collection of icons and gifts offered to the Patron Saint of the Island. Explore the old flea-market, pass by the old Town Hall and you find yourself in the busy shopping district, where you will have some free time shopping before returning to your cruise boat.
- Achilleion Palace
- Princess Sissy
- Bronze statue of “Dying Achilles” & “Achilles Victorious”
- Statues of Nine Greek Muses
- Mouse Island “Pontikonisi”
- Old town of Corfu
- Spiandada square
- Old Fortress
- “Kandounia” streets
- Liston square
- Spiandada square.
- Royal Palace of St. George & St. Michael
- Church of St. Spyridon
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Appropriate clothing should be worn in St Spyridon Church (no shorts, no hats; shoulders should be covered)
- Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservations. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.