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Santorini 4-hour Private Bus Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers

4 hours
Private: Only you & your group
Professional driver as a tour assistant
Free pickup & drop-off You will be picked up from your stay or the nearest accessible point, by minibus
Electronic voucher (e-Ticket) Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Book Now & Pay Later Secure your spot while keeping your plans flexible. Pay a few days before your experience.
Departure timePlease advise your preferred departure time or the arrival time of your cruise ship upon booking.
Our journey starts from Fira, the lively capital of Santorini, where you will wander around its cobbled streets, take fascinating photographs and, of course, relish the caldera unfolding before your eyes. Then we proceed to the neighboring Firostefani village in order to enjoy the breathtaking view of the volcano, the nearby islands and the rest of the Aegean Sea in tranquility. Afterwards we head to the peaceful Imerovigli village where you can admire traditional caves houses, explore its quaint paths and take in the sights. The tour continues to Oia, the picturesque village known for the captivating sunset, the candy-colored houses, blue-domed churches and lovely shops. There you will have the chance to visit the debris of the old castle of Agios Nikolaos, one of the five Venetian castles of Santorini, which is located on the north edge of the island offering a unique view. Our journey ends at Santo Wines, a remarkable winery at Pyrgos village, which provides a magnificent view as it is built on the caldera cliffs.

This 4 hour tour is ideal for tourists who visit the island by cruise ship since they can explore the major settlements of Santorini, admire the caldera view and the impressive Cycladic architecture, and, last but not least, cherish a fine wine tasting experience at the winery, as Santorini is famous for its local wine varieties, as well as other traditional specialties of the island, in a few hours.

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • Professional coach driver
  • All taxes
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary on the spot, to include additional stops for shopping or relaxing
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pick up
Additional info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 17 reviews
Holly V. United States, 31 May 2023
Nicolas was a gracious guide!

Seriously, we were so skeptical about going with a “non recommended” tour from our cruise ship, but the communication from Marinakis Tours set our minds at ease. They are professional, timely & a very forthcoming with what they offer. Nicolas (Nick) was our guide and he was early and provided us with a safe, air conditioned and relaxing ride throughout the gorgeous countryside of Santorini. We had ample time to enjoy the main cities we toured & thoroughly enjoyed the education he provided of this magical island. The restaurant in Oia, he recommended was outstanding! Great service & amazing, authentic Greek cuisine. I believe it was Medevio. The wine tasting at Venetsanos Winery was delightful refreshing & the view of the bay was spectacular. It was our first time trying Greek vine and I was impressed. I would absolutely go back and have them be our tour guides. It was 💯 worth the $$.

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words you were an amazing company you will be unforgettable .l will be glad to see you again in Santorini to spend some nice moments together and drink a very nice wine together .be always well you will be unforgettable .Best Regards Nikolaos Marinakis

Stefania T. Canada, 29 May 2023
Wonderful private tour of Santorini!

Our private tour of Santorini with Theodore of Marinakis Tours was wonderful. Theodore was waiting for us at the top of the cable cars, as planned and provided interesting insights about Santorini throughout our tour of the island and its villages. We were able to see Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oìa. We had time to spend in Oìa (our choice) to walk through the shops, take splendid photos and grab a bite to eat. We were very happy with our tour!, Wonderful experience!

Ed R. United States, 21 May 2023
Excellent Choice!

On our recent cruise on NCL, we waited too long to book the ship's excursion to Santorini, and we are glad we did because we booked this tour instead. There were 4 of us and it was a private tour in a comfortable vehicle. Our guide was awesome, he showed up on tIme to the meeting location (top of the cable car) and he asked what we wanted to do along with making suggestions to us. He brought us to great spots to take pictures and shop at our own pace. After seeing all the highlights that we wanted we asked to go to a winery, and he made a great recommendation and reservations for us. He waited while we had some excellent wine along with light refreshments. When we were all done he dropped us off as close to the cable car as possible. It was a great experience and we highly recommend this tour!

Marinakis Tours

Thank you very much for your kind words that you wrote to me l am also very pleased that you had a very nice time in Santorini and l had a wonderful time with you l hope next time you come back to make you a better service again Best Regards Nikolaos Marinakis..

Theodore M. United States, 2 Nov 2022
Great must do Tour!

Our Guide was Iro and the Driver Demetri. They were outstanding telling us all about the island history, climate and demographics. They took us to several stops including Windmills, village , Basillica and Agrari beach. They moved at our pace and we never felt rushed during the day. While at the beach they provided a snack and a sample of their local liquor Ouzo which was similar to tequila. They also suggested a Wine tasting at Santo Wines with a beautiful view before we headed back to our ship. I would highly recommend this company for a tour.

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Once your booking is complete, you will receive the voucher, which includes the meeting point, time and supplier’s contact information, at your email address. You need to have it with you, in paper form or in digital form.


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee of the advance payment.

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