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HALF DAY CORFU CITY TOUR

By guided air-conditioned coaches, we drive to Paleokastritsa, a beauty spot situated 25 kilometers from Corfu town center, north-west of the island and in one of Corfu's most beautiful coastlines. Here, we begin with a tour of the 13th century monastery of the Virgin Mary, built on a rock. Walking through the small garden and admiring the fascinating views we visit the Greek Orthodox Church and the small museum with its rare icons and books. The Monastery is still inhabited by monks today. Continuing our tour through beautiful countryside we drive to the old historical village of Gastouri and we arrive at the Achilleon Palace, built in 1891, the former residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria and later that of Kaiser Wilhelm the 2nd.

Here we visit the museum with mementos of the two royalties and later we walk to the landscaped gardens to enjoy its splendour with beautiful views, flowers and the statues, including the famous statue of the dying Achilles. Afterwards driving through the coastal road of Perama, we are returning to Corfu Town.

In Corfu Town we leave our coach in the Esplanade and start the guided walking tour in the Historical center where the following historical sights are to be seen:

• The residence of the British High Commissioner, a splendid Edwardian building     completed in 1824 - once the seat of the Knights of Saint Michael and Saint George     up to 1864, and later the Palace of the King of Greece.
• The Bronze statue of the British High Commissioner, Sir Frederick Adam
• The Venetian quarters of Cambiello and Corfu's Historical Center
• The Town Hall, once a Venetian theater, built in 1690
• The Church of Saint Spyridon, Patron Saint of Corfu with the rare icons and where     the Holly body of the Saint lays in a crypt.

INCLUSIONS:
1. Private car and driver
2. English speaking guide for a half-day sightseeing tour
3. Entrance to Archeological Sites and Museums listed
4. Currently applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS:
1.All cruise charges, docking fee, etc.
2.All meals and drinks and things of personal nature.

TOUR PRICE : PRIVATE TOUR: Minimum of 2 paying passengers*
2 PEOPLE 4 PEOPLE 6 PEOPLE 8 PEOPLE 10 PEOPLE
$USD 590 per person $USD 340 per person $USD 240 per person $USD 190 per person $USD 160 per person

** Surcharge for Sunday or Bank Holidays: $USD 300 per tour.

Trip Price : $590 (per person)*
Tour Style: Private Tour
Validity : December – January 2011
Port of Pickup : Corfu Port
Pickup Details :Morning as per ship landing   (0900 approx)
Duration : 4 Hours
Days of Operations : Daily (Sunday & public holidays incur a surcharge)
 
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