Experience Corfu’s magnificence through a royal lens with this shore excursion including a guided tour of the Neoclassical Achilleion Palace, a well-preserved imperial residence inspired by Greek mythology. Admire clear views of nearby Mouse Island, and then head into Corfu’s UNESCO-listed Old Town to explore Venetian architecture, picturesque squares, and elegant mansions on a walking tour. It's a great way to experience port town highlights plus the regal gem of the countryside.
Half-day shore excursion in Corfu
Visit the Achilleion Palace, former home of Empress Elisabeth of Austria
Step inside the neoclassical mansion and stroll through royal gardens studded with Greek statues
Tour Corfu's Old Town on a walking tour
See Old Town highlights including St. Spyridon Church, the Old and New Venetian Fortresses, and the Palaces of St. Michael and St. George
Our guide was terrific and full of information about the Palace as well as old town Corfu. This is a wonderful tour and definitely worth taking. An air conditioned mini van picked us up making it very convenient.
Driver was not tour guide
At Palace we were given headphones with prerecorded tour-live guide would have been better
Old town was great-needed more time there so we stayed on our own and walked back to ship
walk back was about 30 minutes
Other than the air conditioned small bus, this excursion was awful. Achilleion palace was not much to see especially after seeing all the palaces in Italy and France. We had to buy the admission tickets as well. The driver didn't say anything about the area, only answered a question if we asked. There was trash everywhere in Corfu-very dirty. Wouldn't waste my time in Greece again.
The meeting spot directions were very confusing. our instructions were to meet beside the Norwegien cruise shuttles...only to find out that they changed to outside the cruise gates! others got the same instructions and we waited for an hour to get started! our guide was quiet rough around the edges. She was pushy and rude to other tourists who were in her way when explaining the history. Achilleion Palace gardens was beautiful. A LOT of garbage on the side of the streets! be prepared so gross. We were left on our own in Corfu the guide did not take us anywhere or show us the town. Did not expect that, very disappointing .
The driver was waiting for us at the terminal as stated in the voucher, very punctual.. she took us exactly to the places included and also to a distillery to taste kum quat that is a liquor only produced in Corfu, this distillery also produced their own sweets and candy, very delicious, they also produce other types of kum quat some are stronger than others, but you can try all of them at no cost.
Then the driver takes you to Achilleion Palace, that the entrance is 9EUR Extra for each person and included audio tour, after that we were also traveling with another couple and one of them wanted to go to 2 other different places that she happily took us... The driver was very nice and funny.. and at the end of the tour she took us to the city central that this was our favorite part.. this place is amazing, is beautiful, it has alot of places to eat authentic greek food and alot places to buy souvenirs, ect.
We paid 48 for the tour and 18EUR for the entrance, Honestly for the price we could not ask more..
Worth the money!!
Excellent guide with a great sites to see. We had only 2 in our group so it really was a private tour. Our guide included a stop at the liquor factory and an olive oil tasting which were really neat and allowed us to get some local gifts from the area