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Private Group 4 X 4 Exploration

This Jeep tour for private groups of 20 - 30 guests allows you to explore traditional and typical old villages and parts of the countryside not often visited by tourists.

Private Group 4 X 4 Exploration

Partly on asphalt and partly on dirt tracks, this private Corfu Jeep 4x4 adventure tour explores the northwestern parts of the mountainous terrain of Mount Pantokrator, known as the Land of the Gods because of the natural beauty of the area and the breathtaking views over the plains of the island below. After boarding your self-drive vehicles (each Jeep holds four people), you will follow the lead vehicle from the port, and drive up the main coastal road leading to the north of the island. Along the way, you will drive by the resorts of Kontokali, Gouvia and Dassia.

Upon reaching Dassia, you will take the small road to your left, leading to the village of Ano (Upper) Korakiana. Along the way, you will pass through the village of Kato (Lower) Korakiana as you drive under the cool shade of the ageless olive groves.

At Ano Korakiana, which is one of the oldest, largest and most beautiful Corfiot villages, you will take the narrow, winding road with the 27 cutbacks leading up the slopes of Pantokrator Mountain. You will soon see why the area is known as "Little Switzerland," and into the picturesque mountaintop village of Sokraki, one of the oldest on the island.

Once in Sokraki, your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the winding streets "kandounia" of the village. During your walk, you stop to enjoy a heartening meze (Greek light snack) and a refreshing glass of local wine (or a soft drink if you are the designated driver!) at the kafeneion (local coffee shop) situated on the village square.

Having nourished your strength, you will say good-bye to the asphalt, and taking a dirt-track, you will make your way along a mountain ridge to the village of Trombetta, resting on the main pass to the northern part of the island. A stop will be made for photos. Continue along the narrow country road leading to the northwestern shores of the island, passing through dense forests of fern, pine and cypress trees and the ageless olive groves.

Upon arrival in the village of Lakones, you will stop for photos of the breathtaking panoramic views of Paleokastritsa, the area known as the Capri of Greece, due to its unique natural beauty. From here, it is a 60-minute drive, passing through the valley of Ropa, to reach Corfu Town again.

Please Note: This tour offers customized departure times between 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM. If your preferred departure time is not listed, please contact us to place your request.

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Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, scenic
 
Tour Duration
4.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
A meze and a glass of local wine or soft drink is included.
 
Special Instructions
Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
 
Restrictions
Drivers must be 21 years of age with a valid drivers license. Guests with neck, back or hip issues should not participate due to the bumpy ride.
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ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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