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Corfu and the Achilleon Palace

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Corfu and the Achilleon Palace

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Description

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.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Royal Loire River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 06/04/2019
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NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Saumur - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising  up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley. 

8 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 13/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/04/2019
Arrival 25/04/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/10/2019
Arrival 27/10/2019
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

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