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Corfu and the Achilleon Palace

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Corfu and the Achilleon Palace

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We’ll depart by coach with our guides to visit the sights of the island of Corfu. First of all you will visit the Achilleon Palace, built between 1889 and 1891 following the orders of Empress Elisabeth (better known as "Sisi") in honor of her favorite Greek hero, Achilles. The neo-classical palace is dedicated to Achilles and the Iliad and is decorated, as are the gardens, with numerous classical statues including the "Dying Achilles", the emblem of the residence.

The visit will continue by coach through the Kanoni peninsula, an extraordinarily beautiful site. You will be able to admire an unforgettable view where all the shades of blue and green mingle, in the sky, the sea and the nature of Corfu. Off the coast of Kanoni is an island on which stands the Vlacherna monastery and the famous Pontikonissi Island (Mouse Island), with the Church of Pantokrator. According to legend, Mouse island is said to be Ulysses' mythical ship which Poseidon turned to stone, as Homer tells us in the Odyssey.

The visit will end with a walking tour down the winding streets in the island's capital, Corfu City, whose Old Town developed in a confined space, between two fortresses and encircled by ramparts. You will visit St Spyridon church, the city's most famous monument built at the end of the 16th century and whose interior will stun you with the splendor of its Byzantine icons.

Duration : approx. 3:30

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Next departure: 09/09/2019
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AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone. From the Netherlands via  France to Germany, you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Visit Amsterdam with its charming winding little canals creating an idyllic setting, and Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Discover also Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.

11 Days FROM $ 3,779 PP
START IN 2019
Departure 05/08/2019
Arrival 05/18/2019
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Departure 09/09/2019
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Departure 10/09/2019
Arrival 10/19/2019
FROM $ 3,779 PP
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* Price based on double occupancy

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