Corfu, Greece

The lush and verdant island of Corfu lies in the Ionian Sea, midway between Greece and Italy. The island has a long and colorful history. First colonized by the city-state of Corinth, Corfu has been ruled by the Romans, the Venetians, the French and the English. Corfu Town boasts fortresses bearing the insignia of the Venetian Republic, an esplanade lavishly planted by the French during the Napoleonic Wars, and an English cricket pitch. The island also offers some of the finest coastal scenery in the entire Mediterranean.

Corfu's old town is a mixture of the medieval and the modern. The Esplanade, planted with palms and eucalyptus by the French, leads to the English cricket pitch.

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Points of Interest

  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • St. Spyridon Church
  • Paleokastrista View Point
  • Monastery of Virgin Mary
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Koum Kouat Distillery
  • Mon Repos Estate
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
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  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress

    A maze of cobblestone streets full of old tavernas, cafes and shops, with a 15th-century fortress as its backdrop, Corfu is one of the most intriguing cities in Greece.

  • St. Spyridon Church

    This 16th-century church, with its prominent bell tower and jewel-adorned silver sarcophagus, is the final resting place of the patron saint of the island.

  • Paleokastrista View Point

    Olive, lemon and cypress groves line the small coves nestled in the rugged coastline of this small seaside village.

  • Monastery of Virgin Mary

    Located above Paleokastritsa is this ancient cloister, enveloped by lemon trees, a flower garden and breathtaking views. Inside, the chapel offers a museum of Byzantine and ecclesiastical art.

  • Achilleion Palace

    This neo-classical palace was built as a summer retreat for Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Gardens filled with flowers, trees and statues in the Italian style, make this a mythical setting.

  • Koum Kouat Distillery

    The "Koum Kouat" citrus fruit, a variety of which only grows in Greece's Corfu, is made into one of the island's most famous products - a liqueur with the same name as well as fruit-preserved sweets.

  • Mon Repos Estate

    Just above Corfu Town sits the Mon Repos villa. Its palace, tiered and pillared with pink highlights and traditional Corfiot green shutters, was the birthplace of Prince Philip and Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View

    This idyllic landscape is perhaps the most photographed in all of Greece. The 17th-century Vlacherna Monastery sits at the southern end of the Kanoni peninsula, and Mouse Island just beyond.

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Island Drive & Koum Kouat Distillery

3.5 hours | Corfu | CFU-290
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Koum Kouat Distillery

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Explore Corfu's highlights on a narrated scenic drive. You'll visit the Koum Kouat Distillery and sample the liqueur made from this island's citrus fruit. Also on your itinerary are two small coastal villages that promise breathtaking views, and a brief guided tour of Corfu's Old Town.

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Corfu Beach Getaway

4 hours | Corfu | CFU-590

Pamper yourself at one of the island's leading resorts. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea or sit back, relax and bask in the warm Grecian sun.

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Achilleion Palace, St. Spyridon Church & Corfu Town

4 hours | Corfu | CFU-200
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • St. Spyridon Church
  • Achilleion Palace

Step into a time when Empress Elizabeth of Austria spent summer days in her neo-classical Achilleion Palace. Take a walking tour of Corfu Town and view the Old Fortress and St. Spyridon Church, the resting place of the island's patron saint. Similar to CFU-100 in a half-day format.

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Achilleion Palace, Mon Repos Palace & Corfu Town (Guided in French)

5 hours | Corfu | CFU-214
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Mon Repos Estate

Tour the stunning neoclassical Achilleion Palace and gardens (which were originally built for the Empress of Austria), and the Mon Repos, a former royal palace and museum that was the birthplace of England's Prince Philip, before shopping and sight-seeing in Corfu Town.

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Achilleion Palace, Mon Repos Palace & Corfu Town

5 hours | Corfu | CFU-210
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Mon Repos Estate

Tour the stunning neoclassical Achilleion Palace and gardens (which were originally built for the Empress of Austria), and the Mon Repos, a former royal palace and museum that was the birthplace of England's Prince Philip, before shopping and sight-seeing in Corfu Town.

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Achilleion Palace & Garouna

4.5 hours | Corfu | CFU-220
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Achilleion Palace

Visit the Achilleion Palace, see how carpets are made and oil is pressed in the traditional Greek village of Garouna, enjoy wine and snacks at a local taverna and either return to your ship or stay in the Old Town for shopping and independent exploration on this fabulous half-day tour.

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Paleokastritsa, Monastery & Beach Getaway

7 hours | Corfu | CFU-595
  • Paleokastrista View Point

Sightsee, sun and swim on this enchanting half-day tour. You'll drive past the Old Fortress to Paleokastritsa, a picturesque seaside village. At stunning Glyfada Beach you'll have leisure time for a swim and a bite (not included) at one of the beachfront tavernas..

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Paleokastritsa, Monastery & Corfu Town

4 hours | Corfu | CFU-205
  • St. Spyridon Church
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress

A brief, but intriguing, tour of Corfu takes you to the Agia Paraskevi Monastery and a seaside village that will take your breath away. You'll also stroll through Corfu's Old Town on a guided tour that showcases its historical sites, including St. Spyridon, the final resting place of the island's patron saint.

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Achilleion Palace, Mon Repos Palace & Corfu Town (Guided in Mandarin)

5 hours | Corfu | CFU-990
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Mon Repos Estate

Tour the stunning neoclassical Achilleion Palace and gardens (which were originally built for the Empress of Austria), and the Mon Repos, a former royal palace and museum that was the birthplace of England's Prince Philip, before shopping and sight-seeing in Corfu Town.

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Achilleion Palace, Mon Repos Palace & Corfu Town (Guided in Japanese)

5 hours | Corfu | CFU-993
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Mon Repos Estate

Tour the stunning neoclassical Achilleion Palace and gardens (which were originally built for the Empress of Austria), and the Mon Repos, a former royal palace and museum that was the birthplace of England's Prince Philip, before shopping and sight-seeing in Corfu Town.

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Achilleion Palace, St. Spyridon Church & Corfu Town (Guided in Spanish)

4 hours | Corfu | CFU-202
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • St. Spyridon Church
  • Achilleion Palace

Step into a time when Empress Elizabeth of Austria spent summer days in her neo-classical Achilleion Palace. Take a walking tour of Corfu Town and view the Old Fortress and St. Spyridon Church, the resting place of the island's patron saint. Along the way, capture some of the most stunning views of Mouse Island. Similar to CFU-100 in a half-day format.

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City Drive, Old Town & Wine Tasting

4.5 hours | Corfu | CFU-305
  • St. Spyridon Church
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress

Enchanting Corfu unfolds on this moderate full-day tour. Pass the Old Fortress on your drive to Ambelonas winery learn about Greek wine and olive oil while sampling with local cheese, fresh bread and olives. Browse the Old Town and enjoy a photo stop at the Church of St. Spyridon!

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Achilleion Palace, Mon Repos Palace & Corfu Town (Guided in German)

5 hours | Corfu | CFU-213
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Achilleion Palace
  • Mon Repos Estate

Tour the stunning neoclassical Achilleion Palace and gardens (which were originally built for the Empress of Austria), and the Mon Repos, a former royal palace and museum that was the birthplace of England's Prince Philip, before shopping and sight-seeing in Corfu Town.

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Paleokastritsa Caves by Boat

4.5 hours | Corfu | CFU-370

Explore the enchanting village of Paleokastritsa by land and by sea on a boat adventure to view the mysterious caves of Nafsika, Saint Nikolas and the Blue Eye. Continue on land with a visit the historic Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Bellavista lookout point. Conclude with independent exploration of Corfu's Old Town.

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Bon Appetit Recommended: Greek Classics in Corfu

4.5 hours | Corfu | CFU-320
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress

Treat yourself to a tour that wines and dines you. You'll visit a Corfu restaurant and learn how to prepare a classic menu, then enjoy this traditional feast with a sip of wine. You'll also get a "taste" of antiquity with a view of the Old Fortress in Old Corfu Town.

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Corfu Hiking Adventure

6.25 hours | Corfu | CFU-470

Lace up your hiking shoes and hit the trails with your guide to explore the natural beauty of Paleokastritsa. Your vigorous route climbs to the Plateau of Bellavista for captivating views. Pause for refreshments in the village of Krini, then hike along the cliffs to the Bay of Agios Geiorgos for a refreshing swim.

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Kickin' Corfu! A 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure

4.5 hours | Corfu | CFU-400
  • Paleokastrista View Point

An exhilarating four-wheel drive adventure takes you off the beaten path to places on Corfu most visitors never see. Travel caravan style along a coastal route into the countryside and wind your way through several charming villages.
A light snack in Sokraki and a photo stop at Paleokastritsa complete this fun-filled day.

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Best of Corfu

8 hours | Corfu | CFU-100
  • St. Spyridon Church
  • Paleokastrista View Point
  • Mouse Island & Vlaherna View
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Achilleion Palace

Corfu is a blend of natural beauty, traditional villages and archaeological sites. Witness it all as you tour the neo-classical Achilleion Palace and view the ancient Monastery of the Agia Paraskevi Monasteryi. You'll travel to two small coastal villages with captivating views and explore Corfu's Old Town on a guided walking tour.

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ACHILLEION PALACE & PRIVATE VILLA

4.75 hours | Corfu | CFU-250
  • Corfu Town / Old Fortress
  • Achilleion Palace

Step inside stunning Achilleion Palace and explore the ornate rooms, then stroll through beautiful gardens and admire the intricate statues of the nine Greek muses and the breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea. After that, visit a private villa for a traditional lunch and folkloric show.

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Local Connections: Shopping with Chef Botrini & Gourmet lunch

5 hours | Corfu | CFU-310

Celebrity chef Ettore Botrini joins you for a stroll through his hometown. Together, explore Corfu's medieval quarter, stopping into favored stores and markets handpicking some of the best local produce to take back to his Etrusco Restaurant, where a surprise lunch menu will be prepared especially for you.

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