Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa Bay And Corfu Town – Adult Only Departure (CO11)

Location: Corfu, Greece (Greek Isles)

At a Glance

Activity Type: Sightseeing Adventures
Activity Level: ModerateHelp
Duration: 6 to 6.5 Hours
Adult Price: $92 (ages 18 and up)
Ages: 18 And Up

On this tour you will:

  • Board your air-conditioned motorcoach for an approximately half-hour narrated journey to historic Paleokastritsa.
  • Arrive at Paleokastritsa and the historic 13th century Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin Mary for an approximately one-hour tour.
  • Enjoy approximately one hour of self-exploration of Paleokastritsa bay or go for a swim in its beautiful waters of the bay.
  • Reboard your air-conditioned motorcoach for an approximately half-hour ride to the Achilleion Palace, named for the mythical hero Achilles and built in by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by Austrian Consul Alexander von Watzberg.
  • Enjoy an approximately one-hour guided tour through the 19th century Achilles-themed palace and gardens.
  • Reboard the motorcoach for a short, 30-minute narrated journey to Old Corfu town.
  • Enjoy approximately 45 minutes of free time and self-exploration in Corfu before returning to the motorcoach.
  • Reboard the motorcoach for an approximately 20-minute trip back to the port.

Important Additional Information

  • Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must be able to board and disembark the motor coach on their own.
  • Guests are expected to be reasonably physically fit and be able to walk approximately one mile over uneven and rocky paths, including inclines of 20 to 30 steps.
  • The Monastery has a strict dress code. Shorts, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable and admission will not be allowed. Bermuda shorts below the knee and capri pants are recommended.
  • The roads in the Corfu countryside and mountains are narrow and winding. Guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into consideration.
  • Guests may experience long lines while waiting to visit the Achilleion Palace and the church inside the monastery.
  • Guests wishing to swim are recommended to wear swimming attire underneath their clothes and bring a towel.
  • Food and beverages are not included and may be purchased separately at the various stops.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring currency and credit cards to purchase extras, such as souvenirs or snacks.
  • You should never feel that gratuities are expected, but it is customary to leave a tip in recognition of exceptional service in restaurants, taxis and for excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you to determine the amount.

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