4 ½ hrs
Corfu port - Achilleion - Corfu Town
About The Tour
Experience Corfu highlights on this special offer shore excursion, taking you from the fantasy of Princess Sissi’s Achillion Palace, to the breathtaking views across Mouse Island and finally to the UNESCO-recognized historical center of Corfu old town for a special price of 20€.
When arriving on the Corfu Island, a representative of GeoTravel will welcome you at the terminal of Corfu port and together you board on a fully air-conditioned coach to start the tour approx. 1hr -1.5hrs after the arrival of the ship to the port. Enjoy the ride through the country side of one of the most verdant Greek islands. Admire lush vegetation full of olive and pine trees.
Reaching our first stop, the impressive Achilleion Palace, we enter the world of Princess Sissi – Empress Elizabeth of Austria – who had the palace built as a retreat in the 19th century. As you walk through the unique gardens, admire the statues of important Greek figures, including the Muses and Achilles – the hero of Greek mythology after whom the palace was named.
We will continue our tour to Kanoni. Kanoni lays 3km from the center of Corfu town and it is one of the most famous Corfu sights. From the top of the hill you will enjoy panoramic view of Vlacherna Monastery and the picturesque well known Pontikonisi (Mouse Island). No one will want to miss the opportunity to take a photo here! And now we are ready to move on to the historical center of Corfu old town.
Due to Venetian and British conquests, the town is a beautiful cultural mix with a unique character. Walk through the Spiandada and Liston square; see the Old fortress, Palace of St. Michael and St. George, Church of St. Spyridon (from outside)and enjoy the walk at the biggest square in the Balkans in the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax while wandering through the city’s narrow streets and stop for some shopping or a coffee along the way.
After this stop your excursion ends and you are back to your cruise ship, in time for your departure!
- 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
- The price is per person for adults. For children up to 10 years old, 50% discount is applied. Infants under 2 years old are free of charge seating on parents lap.
- 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)
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 the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3-6 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% on the 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.