Exclusive Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town

December 20, 2023
Excellent tour. Our group was small and our guide was a very knowledgeable archeologist. Enjoyed every minute
Reviewer: Linda goldie hugh parker
5 Stars
Beautiful Corfu
November 08, 2023
The day we visited, the Achilleion Palace was closed for renovations, so instead we visited Mon Repos, the park and summer home of the former Royal Family and site of the birthplace of Prince Phillip (Mountbatten). It was a beautiful setting and a nice deviation from the plan. The Paleokastritsa monastery is absolutely beautiful and well worth the ride to see the island outside of the main old town of Corfu. Stunning photo opportunities from high on the hills of Corfu. We enjoyed a quick tour of the Old Town and had ample time on our own, for lunch, shopping and a walk back to the ship. Corfu blew us away. Well worth the visit
Reviewer: Maureen McLelland
4 Stars
Nice tour
October 13, 2023
Nice tour with a good guide!
Reviewer: Sonia Paquette
5 Stars
Very knowledgeable guide
June 27, 2023
Ksenia did a very nice job. We decided on a boat tour of caves in Paleokastritsa instead of touring the monastery. Was disappointed in not seeing the palace and you should stop advertising it as part of the tour until the renovation is complete. Maybe a tour of the old fortress in its place?
Reviewer: Bendel Rushing
4 Stars
June 13, 2023
This excursion was a lot of fun. My favorite part was going to the city of Corfu. It was quite beautiful and a very classic city. Our tour guide spoke very good English, and was very easy to understand.
Reviewer: Kraus Helen
4 Stars
Beautiful Mediterranean Sea
January 24, 2019
The Mediterranean Sea at Paleokastritsa was beautiful. Sorry I didn't bring a swim suit. Corfu was a very nice town with lots of shopping. Wish we had more time.
Reviewer: Marvin Williams
4 Stars
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November 18, 2018
Interesting and beautiful
Reviewer: Irene
4 Stars
Beautiful Views
November 08, 2018
We had an excellent guide and were treated to some spectacular views. Parts of this tour are not accessible to people who have mobility challenges, as there is a bit of an uphill hike to get to the monastery.
Reviewer: B. Solheim
5 Stars
Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town
October 23, 2018
Nice excursion and organization. The guide was nice and knew a lot of things. Not much time at each place but the cedule was short for the three place we have to see.
Reviewer: Carolane Gaudet
4 Stars
Old World
October 08, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous. Everywhere (except for a lack of garbage collection in Greece). The Palace is different. From its history, pretty much unused. Not enough time to explore and enjoy.
Reviewer: Clifford Shepard
4 Stars
Packed Itinerary
October 04, 2018
Corfu is a pretty big island and this tour hits all the corners! Bit rushed - we only had about 45 minutes in Corfu Town, at the end of the tour and nearest the ship. That's where all the souvenir shops are. Guide did a great job with giving background. Achilleion Palace tour was short too. Paleokastritsa was okay. Greek monastery. Again limited time due to transit.
Reviewer: John Chandler
5 Stars
September 10, 2018
It was nice. Tour guide was very informative. Waiting for the tour start was very long.
Reviewer: David
4 Stars
Enjoyable excursion
September 04, 2018
Tour Guide showed us quite a bit in a short amount of time. Loved the palace which was a highlight. Church, scenic views and shopping made it a worthwhile excursion.
Reviewer: Rhonda
5 Stars
August 29, 2018
Beautiful Beaches, palace was interesting but showed its age. Many shops and restaurants in old town of Corfu. Very nice to walk around.
Reviewer: Marv williams
4 Stars
Exclusive Corfu town.
August 27, 2018
We had delays so we were not able to shop or spend much time. All the sites were enjoyed and our guide was informative.
Reviewer: Nancy
4 Stars
Beautiful palace
August 20, 2018
This tour went to various places: the palace was my favorite. Had no idea about the history but learned so much about Elisabeth. Beautiful views from the garden should not be missed!
Reviewer: Arrienne Hudnall
5 Stars
August 20, 2018
Greece tour guide was the only person who followed instructions as far as where I would be picked up four my tour. He was knowledgeable and kind.
Reviewer: Sherly Loubeau
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
August 06, 2018
Our tour was excellent. The different stops provided a good mix of history and scenery. The Achilleion palace was a very interesting site full of history. Corfu town was very interesting but slightly touristy. I guess that's to be expected. No regrets. Tour guide and driver were great.
Reviewer: Tim Steele
5 Stars
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July 23, 2018
Knowledgeable and professional guide Really a good experience
5 Stars
Meeting at the Pier
July 09, 2018
The Tour Details said "Your tour will depart from the pier." Later it says "Due to security reasons, upon the return to the pier, guests will be dropped at the immigration building." To me, this suggests 2 different places. We spent time and energy trying to find the guide on the pier. But we found out that we were supposed to find him at the immigration building. ery frustrating. We tried to call, but no one answered.
Reviewer: Martha Geiser
4 Stars
A nice way to spend a Day on Corfu
June 25, 2018
We chose this excursion because my wife was particularly interested in the monastery at Paleokaskritsa and this was the only excursion listing it as a destination. We learned that the road had washed out 2 years ago and that buses could not navigate the road up the mountain. Guide and many in the party climbed the mountain road on foot and my wife said it was well worth the uphill trek. The palace and Corfu town were both both interesting and worth the visit. Our French guide was knowledgeable and enjoyable although there was some question at the palace as to whether she was licensed to guide there.
Reviewer: Hal Williamson
4 Stars
May 30, 2018
This was the highlight of my eight tours. We were lucky enough to film the goats and sheep coming down the hill from the monastery to feed in the lower fields. What a sight, loved it. The Palace of Sisi was breathtaking too and situated on a beautiful spot with lots of statues.
Reviewer: Cheryl
5 Stars
October 10, 2017
Very nice, I'm really happy
Reviewer: soraya aguilar
4 Stars
Corfu Town
September 27, 2017
The guide tried to accommodate the ship's schedule but could not promise that we would be back on time so 9 of us got off before the tour was over.
Reviewer: Barbara Ann Harkleroad
4 Stars
September 14, 2017
We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Corfu.
Reviewer: Stephen Forrest
5 Stars
Tour of Corfu, Paleokastritsa and Achilleion Palac
August 02, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Corfu and our tour guide was so knowledgeable and provided such an excellent history of the island and pointed out how it differed from the other Grecian islands. I loved the tour of the Achilleion Palace and learning of the tragic life of the princess who built it.
Reviewer: Sharon Wade
5 Stars
OK tour
August 02, 2017
Somewhat rushed. Not enough free time in Corfu Town. Good guide.
Reviewer: A Morgenstein
4 Stars
Great tour of Corfu
July 22, 2017
This tour of Corfu was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had some people on the tour group that were a little difficult to deal with and kept wanting to go off by themselves but the tour guide handled the situation beautifully. My husband and I loved seeing the Achilleon Pallace. It ended up being one of our favorite places of the whole trip
Reviewer: Callen Farr
5 Stars
July 18, 2017
Our tour was fantastic as our tour guide interwove the story of "CiCi" the empress of Austria and Greek mythology into our sites and narrative bus ride. Would definitely recommend
Reviewer: Denise Johnson
5 Stars
Corfu tour
June 24, 2017
Very interesting and informative. Great guide, who was originally from Wales. The palace and monastery were both worth seeing.
Reviewer: Dave Wilhelm
5 Stars
shore excursion
June 20, 2017
This tour was very well done and again the tour guide was exceptional. Group size again was a bonus. The only little hiccup we had was the directions to meet the tour guide off the ship were incorrect so it took a little time to find every one.The tour was very worthwhile. Overall the main advantage for all your tours is size as the tour ship excursions are much larger and not as personable.
Reviewer: Don Strohmaier
5 Stars
Corfu Exclusive April 20, 2017
June 12, 2017
We had an excellent guide. His mother and father were from Corfu, but he was born in Wales. He had a vast knowledge of both Corfu plus English and western topics. He readily answered questions and was very good. One drawback: we had a full, packed bus. Usually your tours are not so crowded but we had at least 35-40 other guests. We learned a lot of the history and we would love to return.
Reviewer: Sarah K Younce
5 Stars
Sisi palace
January 27, 2017
Love this tour. More interested than I thought.
Reviewer: Lizbet Erazo
4 Stars
Jump on Board
December 22, 2016
I have never seen anyone with as much knowledge and information as our guide Philip. He spun story after story keeping the trip extremely interesting. The places we wereally great. Thanks for a most enjoyable day..
Reviewer: Bill Ross
5 Stars
December 22, 2016
We really enjoyed the history behind the Achilleion Palace. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared so much.
Reviewer: Julie
5 Stars
Achilleion Palace, Corfu - Sept23
December 16, 2016
We loved the Tours, Tour Guide & Bus Driver. Everyone was so knowledgeable. We have told our friends how much we enjoyed your Staff and how proud everyone is of their area and Country.
Reviewer: Ernie & Karla Alegre
5 Stars
December 13, 2016
Tour was well paced, had a great variety of sights, which I appreciated, and spent much of the time outside of Corfu town, which was extremely crowded. I have been to Corfu before, but never to Achilleion Palace, which was very interesting and also never to Paleokastristsa, which I found to be fascinating. Free time in the town was just right.
Reviewer: Jane Johnson
4 Stars
Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa Ann Corfu
December 13, 2016
This guide filled us with the Greek Mythology that made our road travel pass so quickly...truly amazing ability to tell a story ... a real asset to your tour company.
Reviewer: JudyRose White
5 Stars
December 12, 2016
This was our favourite Island. The variety of stops made the whole day so very interesting. Our guide once again brought the Monastery and the Palace alive with stories and history. Just wish we had more time to browse around the town as it was a fascinating place. This was another memorable day.
Reviewer: Wanda & Ed Walker
5 Stars
December 12, 2016
Unfortunately, our cruise ship arrived in port 2 hours before its scheduled time and departed 2 hours early. The tour guide, Phillip, did a spectacular job revamping the itinerary and making sure we saw everything on the tour. He squeezed a 5 hour tour into 3 1/2 hours. Definitely not the fault of Shore Excursions or their contractor but we did get rushed around and were not able to get the full value and enjoyment from the tour.
Reviewer: Joe Baughan
4 Stars
Corfu Tour
December 09, 2016
Very organized tour, they were able to cover mostly everything even if it rain so hard in the afternoon. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
5 Stars
Corfu Town
December 09, 2016
Mary was very informative and good tour guide. The views from the Achilleion Palace and Paleokastritsa were beautiful. However, I expected these 2 places to be much larger than they actually were. Corfu Town is quite close to the port, shopping and restaurants are very convenient. There is an Old Fortress that you can climb for a view from a higher elevation (entrance fee). I could have skipped the Palace and Paleokastritsa and stayed in Corfu Town the entire time.
Reviewer: Greece Cruise
4 Stars
Stunning Corfu
November 27, 2016
Great excursion... Very knowledgable guide... Highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Pauline Zarlenga
5 Stars
Corfu review
November 16, 2016
Guide easy to find on shore! Enthusiastic and entertaining. Pride in his island""s history. Great day!
Reviewer: Theresa Kelly
5 Stars
Beautiful and Interesting
November 02, 2016
The guide was terrific. He was both informative and entertaining.
Reviewer: Anonymous
5 Stars
Enjoyed this excursion. Knowledgeable guide and s
May 23, 2016
enjoyed it immensely
Reviewer: Deberoon
4 Stars
I would recommend this tour with this company
May 13, 2016
This company gives great value for the money. Since the groups are not extremely large everyone can hear the guide also listening apparatus are provided. Very comfortable transportation is provided.
Reviewer: Nilda
5 Stars
Get to know Corfu withthe experts
May 05, 2016
Wonderful to have a guide (Phil) and a good driver (Chris) that know their way around and are able to joke, explain, and generally bring things to life. The bus was great, the PA system clear, and all was on time. Questions readily answered in addition to the excellent history lessons at all three locations. Certainly good value for the time and expense involved. The schedule was well suited to the places we visited. Moderate walking involved that was easy for all present. We enjoyed the day.
Reviewer: T&C
4 Stars
Rainy Corfu!
December 01, 2015
It rains in Corfu! The excursion was well planned and staffed, but bring an umbrella and extra shoes!
Reviewer: David
4 Stars
Very interesting and enjoyable day on Corfu
November 15, 2015
This was an excellent shore excursion when we visited Corfu on a cruise. We got to see quite a lot of the island and the guide was very informative as we travelled around and visited the attractions listed, also described features we travelled past when driving around the island. Perhaps slightly less time at the monastry and more time to explore Corfu Town may have added to the day although we realise the locals are very proud of their monastries. Overall a very interesting day, well worth while.
Reviewer: Happy retiree
4 Stars
Fantastic tour! Our tour guide was terrific.
November 09, 2015
Personable guide made this a memorable experience!
Reviewer: Mediterranian Fan
5 Stars
Exceptional Tour
July 16, 2015
Compared to the cruise ship tours I took, this was by far THE best tour of all. Local guide was informative and entertaining. Saw more than I expected. Being disabled, I was a bit leery...I needn't have been. Guide and driver were the best. Next time I shall skip the ship tours and check with you first.
Reviewer: Grandma
5 Stars
entertaining guide
July 09, 2015
Very pleased with the guide who was knowledgeable, funny and considerate.
Reviewer: xavier
4 Stars
Exclusive Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa and Co
July 06, 2015
I can see more.
Reviewer: Money
4 Stars
Good tour
July 04, 2015
Good tour
Reviewer: Whippet
5 Stars
Great tour
June 11, 2015
The tour was great; so was the guide. It felft a bit rush to do everything in the limited time we had before heading back to the ship - but better than missing the ship.
Reviewer: Luc and Jeff
5 Stars
Achillrion Palace,Paleokastritsa Corfu
October 19, 2014
Good celection of tours Bus very comfortable, Information very interesting and very good memories, and good value for monies charged
Reviewer: June
4 Stars
Places worth a trip
June 09, 2014
Good tour, experienced guide, excellent bus driver! All 3 places are worth to visit, though no time for food during the 5 hours. For people who will go in the future, be prepared. :-) A recommendation: please make it clear on your ticket that the gathering area is outside of the port after exiting the immigration gate.
Reviewer: Pam the writer
4 Stars
Very pleasant surprise
May 21, 2014
Showed us the best there was to see in the port town.
Reviewer: Jay
5 Stars
Tou of Corfu
May 17, 2014
Achilleion Palace was incredible! Our guide was knowlegeable and entertaining. The views from Paleokastritsa were beautiful. Wish we had more ""free time"" or could have stayed in Corfu Town (only had 20 minutes).
Reviewer: Love to travel
5 Stars
recommended tour
May 14, 2014
The guide was good: i he knew his stuff, ii he tried to engage the passengers & iii he continued to reinforce the time our ship was leaving letting us know he was aware of our schedule
Reviewer: Geoff
5 Stars
Beautiful palace
January 11, 2014
Beautiful palace plus excellent history of the area, enjoyed seeing the movie set (the palace) for a James Bond movie. Enjoyed seeing the area
Reviewer: cherry chainsaw
4 Stars
Exclusive Achillelon Palace, Paleokastri
December 02, 2013
Great experience
Reviewer: Larry
5 Stars
Delightful tour
November 19, 2013
Convenient to join the tour at the cruise ship pier
Reviewer: cherry chainsaw
5 Stars
October 22, 2013
4 Stars
I would book with you again
September 11, 2013
I loved every part of it. Our guide was very interesting, friendly and fun. The places we went were incredible. The small group size made it more fun with one and one access to our guide.
Reviewer: sheri
5 Stars
Excellent Value!
June 25, 2013
The excursion was very good but could have been better if it included more free time and at least a bottle of water.
Reviewer: Margo
4 Stars
Very Good Tour
June 13, 2013
Beautiful place. Very informative.
Reviewer: Vicstictok
5 Stars