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Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa & Old Town

Port/City: Corfu, Greece

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*74.75 USD (Adult)
*50.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Achilleion Palace, Paleokastritsa & Old Town - CG05

Discover the picturesque village of Gastouri and visit the beautiful Achilleion Palace, featuring stunning gardens and intricate statues of the nine Greek muses. Explore the palace rooms and enjoy a spectacular view of the Ionian Sea from the gardens. Leaving Achilleion Palace, you'll head to one of the most beautiful spots on the island, the Bay of Paleokastritsa. Afterward, you'll visit the Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin, still inhabited by a community of monks. 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.
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Take a guided tour that highlights Corfu's magical mix of the historical, the cultural, the spiritual, and the natural. Pass by the old traditional village of Gastouri for a tour of Achilleion Palace, built by an Austrian empress, and later the home of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and explore magical gardens adorned with classical statues. Then circumnavigate the Bay of Paleokastritsa, visit a Byzantine monastery and enjoy a short visit to Corfu Town.


• Achilleion Palace: Tour interiors, terraces and gardens with statues of muses, gods, and ancient Greek heroes.
• Monastery of the Virgin: See priceless Byzantine icons and relics at a still-active monastery in the Bay of Paleokastritsa.
• Corfu Town: Briefly explore and browse shops and market stalls in Corfu's historic city center.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash (Euros)/credit cards
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Conservative attire
• Hat and sunglasses
•  Comfortable shoes

Important Notes:

• Special Offer for reduced pricing applies to select Mediterranean tours that are booked May 3-31, 2016. Tours must be booked prior to cruise departure date. Offer is subject to availability and applies to new tour bookings.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1/2 miles over even and uneven surfaces, with inclines and 20-30 steps.
•  Guests may experience long lines at Achilleion Palace.
• Foreign currencies not accepted in many venues.
• No tank tops or shorts in Monastery.
•  Time permitting; guests will have approximately 15-20 minutes for browsing and shopping in Old Town.
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