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Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour Shore Excursion

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Corfu Port
Eth. Antistaseos 24, Kerkira 491 00, GreecePlease proceed to the Port Terminal building, reachable by foot or free shuttle bus. For customers staying in Corfu on vacation, can arrange a pickup transfer.
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  • 1
    Corfu Port
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Achilleion Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Corfu Old Town
    Pass by Old Fortress Corfu
  • 3
    Church of Saint Spiridon
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by New Fortress
You'll return to the starting point
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Corfu Port, Eth. Antistaseos 24, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
    Departure Time
    Flexible, based on cruise ship arrival time
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned coach
    • English speaking driver-host
    • Audio guides at Achilleion Palace, with the regular ticket (not the discounted one)
    • All taxes
    • Insurance coverage
    • Mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Achilleion ticket (10E/pers; groups over 16 pax, 6E/pers; +65yr, 6E). Groups do have audio-guides.
    • Headsets are available for groups and there's an additional fee (optional, paid locally)
    • Entry/Admission - Achilleion Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A valid original identification document (Passport, ID, Driving Licence) may be necessary for the audioguides at Achilleion Palace.
    • Appropriate clothing should be worn in St Spyridon Church (no shorts, skirts, or hats; shoulders should be covered)
    • There are around 50 steps (without handrails) to negotiate in the gardens of Achilleion Palace
    • The use of cameras and video-cameras is allowed in Achilleion Palace, but flash is prohibited. Photos and video cameras are not permitted inside the churches
    • There are cobblestones in Corfu Old Town
    • Guaranteed on-time return to your ship
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Adapted vehicles available under request. Please let us know on your booking special requirements
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The Achilleion Palace is located around 20 minutes south of Corfu Town and is a real piece of Corfu History. Built in 1887 for Kisser Wilhelm of Germany as a summer retreat. The palace architecture is a mix of central European and Greek with a large number of beautifuly
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    The story behind the Achilleion Palace was interesting & I thought our guide did a good job. The people running the palace weren't very helpful but we had a guide. Perhaps they didn't speak English. The little town was delightful but our guide made a mistake in not allowing us
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    Response from Idiava1, Owner at Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour Shore Excursion
    Responded 03 Dec 2019
    Dear guest, thank you for your feedback. The tour you booked lasts four hours, which is the time you spend visiting the Palace, Kanoni and Corfu Old Town, plus the transfer back to the port. We believe the guide allowed you the right time in the Old Town and returned at the scheduled time. Another option would have been staying there and returning to the port on your own. We highly recommend you come back to Corfu on a more leisurely holiday in order to enjoy the beauties and history of this beautiful island!
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    This was our second stop on a cruise. We had never been, so this tour was recommended. The palace was interesting and old town ws neat. The best part was our tour guide taking us to a restaurant that served local food and drinks. Tried the local beer and wine, both were good.
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    Response from Idiava1, Owner at Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour Shore Excursion
    Responded 03 Dec 2019
    Dear customer, we can see that you enjoyed the tour and value your experience very positively. Maybe a better rating would fit the contents of your review. Thank you!
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    What a dump. If I could give the palace and Corfu less than one star I would. The former home of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sisi) is nothing more than a tired old run down mansion with fabulous art work going to (further) ruin due to lack of funds and laziness. Lovely
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    Response from Idiava1, Owner at Achilleion Palace and Corfu Old Town Tour Shore Excursion
    Responded 03 Dec 2019
    Achilleion Palace is a Late Neoclassic nineteenth century built residence which is under constant renovation, but in a very good and safe condition as well. Its premises are daily admired by thousands of guests. This building is maintained by the funds of the Greek Ministry of Culture. We are proud of our cultural heritage and do our best to show it to visitors from all over the world. If a word could define it, it wouldn't be "dump", indeed.
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    Palace had a really great view, interesting history, decor, and artwork. The hike up to authentic home cooked meal was about 1/2 mile straight up hill, much more strenuous than advertised. Picture is old church along road to lunch.
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    About the operator
    By: Travelco
    169 reviews
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    tonyr210
    London, United Kingdom
    10059
    Corfu History
    The Achilleion Palace is located around 20 minutes south of Corfu Town and is a real piece of Corfu History. Built
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    robynm682
    93
    Corfu & Achilleion Palace
    The story behind the Achilleion Palace was interesting & I thought our guide did a good job. The people running
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    Michelle C
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    13539
    Just ok
    This was our second stop on a cruise. We had never been, so this tour was recommended. The palace was interesting
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    Allder
    Adelaide, Australia
    338125
    Corfu and Archilleon Palace
    What a dump. If I could give the palace and Corfu less than one star I would. The former home of Empress Elizabeth
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    114anthonyf
    Port Saint Lucie, Florida
    5118
    Small group tour?
    Travelco wasn't easy to find. We finally met the bus ,which we weren't looking for. Our trip was billed small
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    rishonis
    Israel
    53
    Beautiful private day tour
    We started with the view from Kaiser Throne (including a coffee break at the sweet nearby hotel), a swim at
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    landertonut
    Tucson, Arizona
    82
    Pleasant day in Corfu
    Palace had a really great view, interesting history, decor, and artwork. The hike up to authentic home cooked meal
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    Ugnė I
    105
    Interesting place
    This palace standing in amazing place in Gastouri on the Island of Corfu. From this palace you can see beautiful
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    Arturo M
    Sydney, Australia
    3438
    Glorified transfer service
    I took this tour with my young family just a few days ago. Started badly with driver arriving 50minutes late.
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    BigGuyNY
    New York
    2925
    Wonderful experience
    We visited Corfu on Sept 13, as a stop on our MSC cruise. We only had a short time in port, and thought a few
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    tripatkins
    charlotte, nc
    18772
    Big group, lots of problems
    Big bus load of people. No earphones in a noisy palace. Often couldn't hear. Note that admission ticket to
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    Francina S
    Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    14555
    Disappointed
    The tour group was way too big to start with - we must have been about 40 people. The tour guide was okay but the
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    Eskiemom908
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
    6612
    Nice tour of Corfu with Travelco
    We booked independent shore excursion. We had no trouble finding the tour group in the port. Our guide was Ann
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    sweetiepie356
    Greater Wellington, New Zealand
    40
    An interesting visit to the Northern part of the Island.
    The tour leader was knowledgeable, giving us lots of information about the history of the Island. An optional boat
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    J3562FBtomh
    45
    Best Family Beach So Far!
    We did this trip yesterday, and everything went perfectly. Most important, Glyfada beach was amazing! Very
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