Art & Empire

Experience the Magic and Opulence of 19th Century Corfu

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Duration

Half-Day (10:00-14:00)

Location

Corfu

Price

Theme

Bespoke Experiences

Runs

Wednesday to Saturday

Meeting Point

Pick up from your hotel

Take a trip into the almost fairy-tale world of 19th- and early 20th-century Corfu and discover the art and history of this magnificent Ionian island. Enjoy guided visits to some of Corfu’s most iconic architectural monuments to admire exquisite examples of Regency and Romanticism style architecture in an unparalleled island setting. The tour also includes a private guided tour of the Museum of Asian Art and a bespoke tour of the Ionian State Room with an exclusive private viewing of rare artifacts.

Visit the delightful summer palace of Mon Repos at Paleopolis park, and tour the Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis and the park grounds, which are home to numerous ancient monuments and remarkable flora.

Visit the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, home to a succession of British Lord High Commissioners of the Ionian Islands, the Ionian Senate and the Order of St. Michael and St. George—and, on occasion, the Greek Royal Family.

Take a private guided tour of the Museum of Asian Art (housed in the Palace), which boasts a remarkable collection of over 15,000 artifacts from Asia and the Orient, learn about the far-reaching influence of Greek culture, and enjoy a bespoke tour of the Ionian State Room and an exclusive private viewing of rare, unexhibited artifacts from the museum’s collection.

Stroll down the island’s renowned Spianada esplanade, and take a break for coffee and a treat at the famous Liston.

Itinerary

10:00

Starting Point: Pick up from your hotel.

Part 1

Visit Paleopolis Park and take a tour of the Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis, housed in the summer palace of Mon Repos.

Part 2

Visit the Palace of St. Michael and St. George.

Part 3

Visit the island’s Museum of Asian Art for a special private tour of the museum’s collections.

Part 4

Take a bespoke tour of the Ionian State Room and exclusive access to rare historical artifacts.

Part 5

Enjoy a stroll along the Spianada and the famous Liston and a coffee break at one of its wonderful cafés.

14:00

Ending Point: Drop off at your hotel.

Highlights

Enjoy guided tours of some of Corfu’s top attractions with your own licensed tour guide.

Visit Paleopolis park and the charming Mon Repos, the birthplace of a number of royals including Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, and take a private guided tour of the Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis.

Discover the fascinating history of the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, which over the centuries has housed British governors, the Ionian Senate and even the Greek Royal Family.

Take a special, private guided tour of the Museum of Asian Art, and discover the art of Gandhara, and the unique interplay of Asian and Ancient Greek art from the time when Alexander the Great’s empire stretched as far as the Indus River.

Enjoy a bespoke tour of the Ionian State Room, complete with exclusive access to rare museum collections not normally on public display.

Walk like 19th century aristocracy, with a stroll down the Spianada and the Liston, which date from the First French Empire, and enjoy a coffee-and-cake break at one of the promenade’s picturesque cafés.

What's included

  • Private, state-licensed tour guide
  • Entry fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transfer

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No Children allowed

No Infants allowed

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