Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
OVERVIEW: This tour offers you a comprehensive view of the island which combines visits to cultural and historical sites with natural beauty.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided tour of the Achilleion Palace where you will visit the Palace Room and the beautiful gardens. The main 'Terrace of the Muses' is decorated with statues of the Nine Greek Muses including the imposing figures of Achilles Victorious' and Achilles Dying.' Visit the Virgin Mary Monastery and enjoy free time to explore and shop in Corfu's Old Town.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approx. 1.5 miles over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 20 - 30 steps. Guests may experience long lines while waiting to visit the palace.
OVERVIEW: Achilleion Palace and its gardens, built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria in 1891, are a highlight of Corfu as is the Venetian-built Old Quarter.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Achilleion Palace and its exotic gardens which include the Terrace of Muses. Stop for a photo of Mouse Island, the most photographed subject on the island. And stroll with your guide through the old quarter of Corfu where you will have approximately 30 minutes of free time for shopping on your own.
NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 20 steps.
OVERVIEW: This tour is perfect for guests who want to relax at the beach. The Dassia Chandris Hotel is a popular resort area with a long beach which offers multiple amenities.
HIGHLIGHTS: Relax and/or swim on the beach at the Dassia Chandris Hotel, one of the island's most popular beach resorts, for approximately 3 hours. Your tour includes a sunbed and one complementary soft drink. You are welcome to use any of the hotel's facilities which include beach umbrellas, beach bars, the swimming pool, and changing rooms.
NOTES: Water sports are available for an additional cost and at guests' own risk. Beach umbrellas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
OVERVIEW: Take an exciting 4WD caravan tour of Corfu.
HIGHLIGHTS: Drive/ride along the coastal road passing resorts and villages in a 4WD vehicle. Drive up Mount Pantokrator and go off-road for panoramic views of the island. Stop at the village of Sokraki for views and a light snack and enjoy lunch at local taverna with free time at St. George Pagon Beach.
NOTES: Minimum age for drivers is 21 who must show a valid driver's license. The vehicles hold 4 passengers and are manual gearing, not automatic. Driving responsibilities will be rotated. This tour is not recommended for guests who are pregnant or suffer from hip and back injuries/problems.
OVERVIEW: This tour takes you to some of Corfu's most enchanting landmarks, places of unique natural beauty and colorful villages.
HIGHLIGHTS: The first stop on your tour is at the Bay of Paleokastritsa where you will enjoy free time to explore before a photo stop at Lakones Village. Stop in Makrades Village to enjoy "meze" (Greek snack) and taste local wine or ouzo at a taverna. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over varying terrain, inclines and 20-30 steps.
Begin with drive in countryside. Cross valley of island's interior, arrive at Bay of Paleokastritsa. Drive around bay & uphill for visit to Byzantine Monastery & museum. Continue & ascend to Lakones Village for pano vista of Paleokastritsa. Driving onwards, arrive at Makrades Village to enjoy snack. Stop at Acharavi Village for lunch. Take quick walk of village & harbor. Coach returns, passing villages & coastal resorts. In Corfu Town, leave coach on guided walking tour. Have time for shopping before return to ship.
OVERVIEW: Enjoy an orientation tour of some of the most beautiful regions of Corfu Island.
HIGHLIGHTS: With walking along easy terrain, you'll have a chance to explore Paleokastritsa Bay and Lakones scenery on your own. Later, relax on a narrated city ride passing points of interest both ancient and modern as your guide provides interesting commentary. NOTES: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.25 mile over even and uneven surfaces, inclines and 10 - 20 steps.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.