The world's oldest palace, Knossos Palace, can be seen hassle-free thanks to a skip-the-line ticket and an engaging self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Put on your headphones and immerse yourself in the story of your surroundings.
Take a quad safari to see places that you wouldn't otherwise be able to see. Experience breathtaking vistas and pristine landscapes. Get to know the people who live in the ghost town and marvel at the old monuments that dot the landscape.
The Minoan Palace of Crete is one of the world's most awe-inspiring landmarks. You can skip the lines and go straight into the ancient Minoan ruins with the help of a guide who will be waiting for you at the entrance to Knossos Palace.
From Heraklion, take a 5-hour coach tour of Crete's north-west coast. Visit Chania, Rethymno, and the beaches of Crete. Lake Kournas' protected wetlands are a great place to look for endangered kinds of wildlife.
Embark on an 8-hour safari across Crete's picturesque countryside in a Land Rover and follow the ancient Minoan Path. A BBQ lunch with limitless wine is the perfect way to take in the surrounding scenery on the Lassithi Plateau. Discover lovely towns and other fascinating places.
You may spend a whole day observing the incredible variety of marine life in the Mediterranean. More than 2,000 aquatic animals, such as sharks, jellyfish, sea turtles, and more, can be found here. Explore some of Crete's most biodiverse places by exploring the seas beneath the surface.
On a guided quad bike tour from Hersonissos, experience the mountains of Crete. Discover picturesque gorges and charming villages along the way. Visit a local bar for a typical home-cooked supper and more.
Experience the island of Crete in a Land Rover for a full day. You'll journey to Lassithi, where you'll be awed by old legends and breathtaking scenery! On the Lassithi Plateau, you'll also have a BBQ meal and unlimited wine!
You're picked up outside your hotel by a minibus and driven to Heraklion's port, where the boat departs at 9 a.m. local time. The captain of the ship will share some of the island's history and secrets on the journey to the island. Once you've arrived at Saint George Bay, you have the option of taking a walk to the nearby church or simply relaxing on the beach as you snorkel, swim, or sunbathe. Afterwards, it's time for lunch and a taste of the delectable Cretan cuisine cooked by the ship's captain. Before heading back out to sea, we'll take a short break for lunch. As the boat returns to Heraklion's harbor at around 15:30, the city is seen from an entirely new perspective. The minibus is waiting for you at the port to take you back to your lodgings.
Consider exploring Crete's eastern shores while you're there, where you'll find ancient villages and historic landmarks as well as true Greek life in abundance. You'll be able to see more of the city and see the sights you wish to see much more easily if you hire a private driver-guide. Private tours can include the Cave of Zeus, the Lassithi Plateau, and Knossos Palace; however, keep in mind that admission fees are not included.
On this catamaran journey from Heraklion to the deserted island of Dia, you may enjoy the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair. Smaller groups of 10 or less can enjoy a wide range of activities, including snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), fishing, and sunbathing. When you book your package online, you don't have to haggle over the price, which includes a Mediterranean lunch and drinks.
On this full-day off-roading excursion from Heraklion, you'll learn about ancient Minoan history, Cretan farming culture, and the beauty of the island as a whole. Drive a rugged Land Rover via historic mountain trails, pausing to see the mythical Diction Cave and shepherds' communities along the road, as well as the beautiful Lassithi Plateau and an environmental park where traditional ways of living are still being followed today. Refuel your body with a complimentary lunch and a sip of "raki," Greece's national liquor.
Take in the sights of Crete with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Visit Zeus' birthplace, Psychro Cave, and the island's oldest tree, a platanus, according to local folklore. After visiting Mochos and Krasi, you'll have a classic Cretan lunch at one of the area's many quaint restaurants.
If you're looking for a day excursion that's both relaxing and educational, consider taking a trip to the northeastern region of Crete, home to the charming town of Agios Nikolaos and its magnificent lake. The boat leaves the beautiful beach town of Elounda and heads to the deserted island of Spinalonga, which was once a fortified stronghold and then a leper colony.
Crete's Knossos, the Lasithi Plateau Windmills, and the Cave of Zeus are all included in this private full-day Crete trip. People who are interested in ancient history and the natural beauty of the island will have a great time here. It's possible to tailor the tour to your specific interests because it's a private tour.
Take an eco-bike tour through Heraklion, the capital of the Cypriot island of Crete. You'll learn about the people who have influenced today's Heraklion while touring the city's lesser-known areas with a native Cretan guide. The tour also stops at some of the city's most popular restaurants and bars, where people can try some of the local food.
Your Eye Travel guide will accompany you all day as you explore the beautiful Cretan countryside. If you want to see the true hinterland of Crete, this is your chance! Passing little settlements and a riverbed lined with bamboo that provides shade as well as a lot of greenery, we wind our way through the mountains toward the wine region's grapeyards. If there is any chance of water in the river between April and May and again from mid-September, A trip to a cave is a must-do experience. In an actual mountain village, adjacent to the church, we pause for a cup of coffee and a slice of pizza. A series of little towns, dusty back roads, lush vegetation, and fragrant plants await us as we continue on our journey. We stop for lunch in a small mountain village with a stunning view of the surrounding area. We'll be driving through some mountainous terrain after we eat, so be prepared for that. This view of Crete's north shore is breathtaking as we descend. We take a refreshing dip in the ocean at the end of a busy day of adventure. We'd love to have you on board!
Crete's greatest wine area is located in the city of Heraklion, where most of the island's vineyards are located. Crete's indigenous grape varieties, vineyards, and historic winepresses will all be explored on this private, exclusive tour. You'll also get to taste some of the greatest wines Crete has to offer. Observe the vineyards and cellars of two authentic Cretan wineries as you learn about their histories. A full wine and Cretan lunch combination at a winery is a healthy Mediterranean meal to end the day with.
This trip to the Rethymno region can be tailored to suit your interests. The town of Spili, the Kortialotiko Gorge, and the Church of St. Nicholas of Kortialoti are all great places to start the day. Proceed to Preveli Beach, where you'll find a lush palm forest and the Holy Monastery of Preveli. Finally, take a stroll through the Venetian-era old town of Rethymno. Private escorted transportation is included in your package; lunches and tickets are at your own expense.
A full-day wine tour departing from Heraklion lets you savor the fruits of old Cretan vineyards and olive groves. Join an oenophile and chef guide for a tour of the fertile heartland of the island, including a stop at a winery for a vineyard tour and tastes of several varietals. Indulge in a delicious chef's lunch at a local restaurant with plenty of wine and some of the best olive oil from the Mediterranean! Smaller groups of no more than eight people are accommodated on this tour.
When it comes to learning to scuba dive, Crete is an excellent destination. In this three-hour introductory course, you'll learn the basics of scuba diving, including diving theory and equipment use. Then, you'll be able to take a 45-minute dive. This is a great introduction to the sport.
Take a boat ride around the beautiful bay of MIRABELLO on the north-east coast of Sicily. Visit the little island of Spinalonga, which has been defended. You'll walk through the alleyways of the Venetian castle with a professional tour guide and learn about the island's fascinating history. Continuing the journey by sea, the ship arrives in Kolokitha Bay, where you may enjoy the crystal-clear waters by swimming. You'll next proceed to the town of Agios Nikolaos, where you'll spend the night. If you're looking for some alone time in a lovely location, this is the spot for you.
The island of Spinalonga may be reached by coach and boat from Heraklion in a single day. As a convenient means of getting to the Elounda Gulf area from the city center, this excursion includes a boat ride, a BBQ lunch, and enough time for exploration of the island, Kolokitha Bay, and Elounda.
From your hotel, an English-speaking professional driver in a private vehicle will be waiting to take you on a tour of the Greek countryside. If you're a history buff, this full-day tour will take you back in time. The largest Minoan palace on Crete is Knossos. Among Greece's most important museums, the Archaeological Museum of Crete houses a vast collection of artifacts that date back more than 5,500 years. You can also visit the Koules Fortress, which overlooks the entrance to Heraklion's Venetian Harbor. The Venetians dubbed it "Sea Fortress," although the Turkish name of Koules is more familiar today. In spite of the fact that our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights, they are quite educated about the places we visit and can present you with all the required historical and local perspective. Upon completion of the tour, you will be returned to your lodging by your driver.
Elafonisi is a stunning, exotic-looking beach on the island of Crete. Every year, more and more visitors flock to this well-known spot on the island's west coast. Travelers will be taken aback by the area's crystal-clear seas, rosy sand, and unusual environment. Its natural beauty makes it a part of the Natura network.
As a result of the historic Heraklion EcoBike Tour, the new project is now complete. Our small party will see the city of Heraklion and the dynamic and imaginative everyday life of Cretans, as well as experience Cretan flavors and learn about Cretan cuisine. We'll be stopping at various locations along the way to check out the Cretan dangers!
Take a day trip from Heraklion to explore Crete's gastronomic highlights, including wine and olive oil tastings and an exploration of the island's terroir. Your group can try wines and oils from a small, family-run winery or a small, family-run olive oil company. You'll eat at a mezze restaurant and learn about Crete's culture from a local guide during this excursion.
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What are guided tours?
Guided tours are often all-inclusive group travel experiences guided by a local travel guide and following a predetermined schedule centered on a particular tourist attraction or local activity. Numerous sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets to major tourist destinations, group day/night trips, food/wine tastings, and even airport transfers are available.
Should I use guided tours on my vacations?
Explore and experience your destination like a local.
Find the hidden treasures! Tours to locations and activities you never knew existed are waiting for you.
Avoid scams and pay better prices
Avoid scams! Many local agents overseas mark up exorbitant prices to take advantage of tourists. Book your guide tours early!
I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?
With so many guided tours to choose from, you’re likely to find one that fits your budget.
Save time, and Get the most out of your trip.
Don’t squander any time on your journey! Memories are not formed while waiting in line. Skip the lineups at the world’s most popular attractions by making a reservation ahead of time.
With a planned tour schedule, you know exactly what you will be doing every day, without any risk of disappointment.
Check reviews before buying a guided tour
Overwhelmed with options and unsure which guided tour to take? Check out other user reviews to see which activities are a better fit for you.
No risk to you. Free cancellation
For the majority of guided tours, you can change your mind and cancel your ticket without incurring any fees up to 24 hours before the activity’s start date. This is really beneficial if your travel plans change at the last minute.
Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation
It’s wonderful to meet people from all around the world on your guided excursions!
Types of guided tours available for your vacation
Depending upon the city you are taking a trip to, there are almost any guide trips and activities for everyone. There are outdoor guided trips, water activities, Nature routes, Music festivals, Local food tours, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems exploration, beer or wine drinking and tasting tours, special television & Movies trips, romantic couple trips, children’ activities, tours to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition tours, visits well-known landmarks, Museum guided trips and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to explore to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & viewing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and concert halls, come by ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for leasing, helicopter trips, ferryboat tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, yacht services and sailboat rental.