Easy Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town & Surroundings

Tour Details

4.5 hour

Corfu, Greece

Price

FROM

214 € / GROUP

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214 € / GROUP

TOUR OVERVIEW

Easy Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town & Surroundings

This Private Tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers who are looking to explore the best of Corfu at a relaxed pace, without wasting their valuable time in long drives between different Corfu attractions! Experience for yourself the spectacular views of the famous Mouse Island - the petrified ship that brought Odysseus back to Ithaca according to the legend. Then, explore Mon Repos Museum with its wonderful surrounding gardens, once the site of Corfu’s ancient city. Finish the day with a visit to the must-see attraction of Corfu Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Shore Excursion to Corfu Town & its Surroundings
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Corfu’s famous Mouse Island
  • Visit the outstanding Mon Repos palace, its museum and beautiful gardens
  • Wander around the charming cobblestoned streets of Corfu old town
  • Cruise ship pickup and drop off included with special license
  • Enjoy a customizable itinerary and opt for a private guide for more personalized experience

DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

DURATION 4.5 hour

LOCATION Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

Leave Corfu port behind and set off on a Private Shore Excursion to uncover the charms of the beautiful Corfu Town and its surroundings!

Kick off your tour with a visit to the district of Kanoni, once the capital of the island of Corfu! Here you will get the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views of Vlacherna's monastery and the world-famous Mouse Island! According to a legend, Mouse Island was formed when Poseidon - God of the sea- turned Odysseus's ship to stone. After pausing to capture the breathtaking views, hop back on your air-conditioned vehicle and drive to the next stop: the Mon Repos Palace, located in Paleopolis, the site of the ancient city of Corfu.

The Palace of Mon Repos, surrounded by extensive public gardens, was built by the British governor of the Ionian Islands, Frederik Adams as a gift to his wife Nina Palatianou in 1824. For over a hundred years it was the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, but today it is publicly owned and has become a museum. Explore the wonderful gardens filled with ruins from the ancient city of Corfu that have been discovered by archaeologists during the excavations and can be witnessed on the grounds. Visit the beautiful rooms of the Palace restored to their former glory and containing period furniture, dresses and paintings of Corfu, as well as many artefacts discovered from the ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine settlements here. One interesting but little-known fact is that Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain was born in Mon Repos Palace in 1921.

Leave the Palace behind and enjoy the short drive through Garitsa Bay, to your next stop, the charming Corfu Town! The historic Corfu Town centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, invites visitors to wander through its charming cobblestoned streets, pause to enjoy squares lined with historic buildings and marvel at the captivating architecture. Stroll along the wide pavement of the Liston, with its wonderful French-designed arcade housing numerous cafés and restaurants – a favourite spot for locals to meet and watch the world go by. Step inside the beautifully decorated St. Spyridon church, where the remains of the island’s patron saint are housed. Finally, enjoy some free time for shopping or sample the delectable Corfiot cuisine in a taverna nestled in the heart of the Old Town!

When your Corfu Private Shore Excursion ends, get back on your air-conditioned vehicle and return to Corfu port in good time for your departure!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • Half Day Private Corfu Shore Excursion by private, modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop off with special license
  • Professional Tour Guide (if option ''With Tour Guide'' is selected)
  • All Taxes

EXCLUDED

  • Mon Repos Museum entrance fees (4 euros per person, discounts available)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Itinerary: The tour itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to your needs
  • Pickup point: Pickup from Corfu cruise port 
  • Pickup time: Please ignore the time in the calendar. You will be able to enter the exact arrival time of your cruise ship in Corfu once you proceed with your booking.
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approximately)
  • Return information: Return to Corfu cruise port
  • Tour Language: Once you proceed with your booking, you will be required to enter your preferred tour language. Please note that the standard language for all our guided tours is English. All other languages are provided upon request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (0-2) that do not occupy a seat are not included in the number of travellers and are free of charge
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 72 hours before the scheduled pickup time

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