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Santorini Shore Excursion - Best of Santorini


This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Hotel or Port of Santorini
  • Private Vehicle with English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Cable Car Tickets
  • Wine Tasting with Light Snacks
  • Included Interior Visits- Prehistoric Museum

Please Note: The prices shown below are not valid on Sundays or local National Holidays. If your only day in this city is Sunday, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.

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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $686 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $518 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $400 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $330 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $284 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $258 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $232 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Santorini Shore Excursion

This private Santorini tour combines the top sites on Santorini including the village of Oia, the Prehistoric Museum in Fira, a panoramic driving tour and a wine tasting.

You will transfer from the ship by colorful local kaiki (tenders) to Fira port, where you will meet your private guide. Together you will go up the cliff to Fira by cable car where you will be lead to meet your driver and private vehicle.

Your private guide will explain the history of the island as your drive to a local winery. Wine making has become popular in Santorini and you will learn about the interesting techniques used to grown grapes in an island that only receives about 15 inches of rain per year. After learning about local techniques, you then enjoy a wine tasting of 2-3 wines (typically white, red and dessert).

After a guided tour of the winery, you are invited to sample some of the wines with local cheese and traditional snacks. You will be impressed not only by the flavors but by one of the best views on the island.

Next you enjoy a panoramic driving tour with a stop at the highest point on this most beautiful island. You enjoy wonderful views from this vantage point as your guide explains the island's unique situation. From here you gain a full understanding of the unique volcanic shape.

Next you drive to the northern most point on the island to visit the village of Oia. This dramatic village, built on a steep crest of the caldera, has many of its dwellings nestled into niches hewn from the volcanic rock.

The village was once the home of wealthy seafarers, a fact still evident in their two story mansions painted pastel colors. Your guide will walk with you among the narrow cobbled streets where you'll come across many tiny shops of local ceramic art, paintings and semi precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano below.

While you are in Oia, you enjoy free time for lunch (meal not included).

Later you return to the capital city of Fira where your guide will lead you through the Prehistoric Museum. This museum is considered one of the best museums in Greece and the top attraction in Fira. You'll see the treasures that have been discovered at the excavation site of Akrotiri.

Akrotiri is the main town which was buried in the volcano that erupted around 1450 BC. The excavation site is not open to the public, but this museum shows its amazing discoveries.

Highlights include an oven, bath tub, the beautiful House of Ladies frescoes and the Gold Ibex Figurine. This tiny figurine is small and in some ways may seem unimportant, but when you realize that the town of Akrotiri dates to the 16th century BC, making this object about 3,500 years old, you will be able to appreciate its beauty.

When you are done with your tour, you may choose to remain in town at your leisure, or return immediately to the ship by taking the cable car to the pier far below the cliff's edge.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our private Santorini tours and Santorini shore excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Santorini shore trip using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Cable Car to Fira - 15 Minutes
  • Drive to Winery - 30 Minutes
  • Winery Tour and Tasting - 1 Hour
  • Panoramic Driving Tour with Photo Stop - 1.5 Hours
  • Visit Oia village with time for lunch - 3 hours
  • Drive to Fira - 30 Minutes
  • Visit Prehistoric Museum - 1 Hour
  • Cable Car to port - 15 Minutes