We took the i pod walking tour but this was not entirely successful. The bright sunlight made it difficult to read the i pod screen so it was difficult to make the right menu choices. In the end we gave up and did our own thing and most of our time was spent walking the walls which gave us a series of spectacular views. Well worth doing if you have the energy to climb the stairs. There is a charge (around Â£7.50) for doing this and this can only be paid in local currency. But credit cards are accepted.
Burano, where we were shown how the local lace products were made, was delightful. Much less crowded than Venice with pretty pastel coloured houses alongside a series of canals. Well worth a visit if you have already seen as much of Venice as you want.
Murano Island Rating:
Having been to Venice twice before we opted for the Murano and Burano tour. In Murano we were treated to a brief explanation and demonstration of the production of Murano glass and then onto the inevitable gift shop. We did not have a great deal of time left to look around the town before we were off to Burano.
We got to Corfu town fairly early in the morning and were a little underwhelmed. The town seemed uncared for and a bit seedy. We walked to the castle at one end of the town and it's condition reflected our impression of the rest of the town. On our walk back to the ship the streets were beginning to fill up and the place became a little more interesting but I would not want to visit again. On the other hand people who took tours of the island raved about its beauty and so perhaps an excursion would be the best best for this port of call.
Unfortunately, because of a damaged propeller, the ship was late in arriving and so our booked Sherry and Royal Horse training tour was cancelled. We switched to the picturesque Cadiz and Flamenco tour instead. This involved a short ride around the town stopping of a lovely beach for a photo opportunity before walking to a local bar for a Flamenco demonstration. This was interesting but perhaps went on a tad too long