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Corfu Achilleion Palace Excursion Reviews

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When you visit Achilleion Palace, you will learn of the intriguing story of Austrian Empress Elizabeth. Located just south of Corfu Town, this neo-classical mansion with beautiful gardens was built in the late 1890's and continues to be a standout today.

walker_michelle

1 review

Since I wasn’t up to two days in a row of wandering about, I booked a tour. We did the Achilleion Place, Perama and Old Town. The whole town was crazy crowded. My daughters loved the palace and while on the tour it was packed, we had time before we had to board the bus to go back through the rooms and gardens and look closer. As we did the island tour, the streets were crowded so the bus lumbered on. We passed Mouse Island but the bus couldn’t or wouldn’t stop for us to take photos. The bus had to stop and wait for a plane to take off (the runways are very close to the road). By the time we got to Corfu Town, we didn’t have much time left to explore so we walked about and in/out of shops. Another family toured the fort that was there (it costs a few euros).


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

lamiral

1 review

a sure way to avoid difficulties to find the palace and overall crowds.


Provider: Princess Cruises

tmt3698

1 review

I had chosen a different shore excursion but my friend wanted this one, the palace was ok. There were so many tours there our tour guide seemed to get flustered with all the people there and I thought she wasn't the best tour guide to be honest. We didn't stop for the photo op of Mouse Island they just slowed down. The dowtown part was nice, we left the tour a little early and did our own shopping then took the shuttle bus back.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Mimi A

9 reviews

Well worth the visit for the Hapsburg influence of Princess Elizabeth of Austria's vacation home.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Perthpanda

1 review

The attractions were a disappointment. The palace was a huge let down - poor standard and packed with over 20 bus groups. Ran out of time in Corfu town so no time to explore

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Cumry

2 reviews

Interesting small palace. Parts of Corfu were quite beautiful, other parts less so.

Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line

travelnnana

4 reviews

I have been to Elisabeth's Shonbrun palace in Vienna. That is a magnificent palace. I was extremely disappointed with Achilleion. It is a tourist trap. It was sold by Elisabeth's heirs when she died. It has been used for various things during the past century. It is a tourist trap - with nothing original in it.

Provider: Independent Operator

jabbathehutte

1 review

highlight of the tour was a 2 hour lunch at a local farm with local food and drink. Also local dancers, briiliant day.

Provider: Cunard Line

Boston Traveler 24

1 review

Excellent guide touring a beautiful palace and gardens.

Provider: Crystal Cruises

Grendelftw

1 review

Tour was fine. Achilleion Palace and the guide were both interesting. Lots of shopping if that's your thing.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

deecafecruiser

1 review

As mentioned above the Achilleion Palace tour was a great experience if one enjoys looking at antiquities, and learning history. The city tour was not extensive. However, we did enjoy the free time that we had shopping in the city. The shops were varied, and the shop keepers were friendly.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

CommendableCruising

1 review

Fair tour, the guide was only learning English and was repeating from a cue card. Would not repeat

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Robert Upshall

1 review

Wonderful view from the Achilleon Palace and it's interesting but less so, to me, than the ancient sites we saw elsewhere on the cruise and paled in comparison to the places we had just visited in Venice before departing on the cruise.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

BunnyboyFLOH

2 reviews

Tour of the Achilleon Palace was excellent. The Island is small and panoramic, we thoroughly enjoyed the excursion.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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