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Santorini Highlights Private Bus Tour

5 hours
Private: Only you & your group
English, French, Italian or Spanish tour assistant
Tour escort/host
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
Departure timePlease advise your preferred departure time or the arrival time of your cruise ship upon booking.
A private bus tour is a special way of exploring Santorini both as a solo traveler and when traveling with family or friends. It offers the perfect combination of sightseeing and learning about the beautiful island from highly knowledgeable and experienced tour guides.

On this private tour, you’ll be picked up from the airport, port, or your hotel and escorted to the most popular attractions in Santorini Island by a luxury minivan or minibus. On this five-hour tour, a personal driver or local guide will accompany you.

Your guide will await you in Santorini to start your private sightseeing tour. They will discuss the whole itinerary with you and you may request a change in the schedule if needed. Typically, your guide will suggest you explore Prophet Elias Mountain first, which is the highest point of the island. There, you will learn the history and interesting facts about Prophet Elias Monastery along with enjoying scenic views of the island from the top.

Optionally, your next destination can be the Akrotiri Excavations, a well-preserved prehistoric settlement in the Aegean (entrance fees and a site-guided tour are not included). So, if you’re a history lover or just someone who admires ancient structures and monuments, you’ll get the chance to explore the place on your own, feel the imposing atmosphere and have a great time. Not far away from there lies the Red Beach. You will be allowed to take as many pictures of the scenery or yourself as you want.

This will be followed by a rather short stop at Perivolos Beach where you can simply unwind and relax on the black sand by the serene waters. The local guide will then drive you to Oia while stopping at one of the famous wineries of Santorini along the way. You can taste and savor the flavor of the local products, including Visanto wine. From there, you will be taken to the Blue Dome Church in Firostefani, which offers breathtaking views of the volcano.

Finally, you will arrive at the northern side of Oia where you can enjoy a wholesome lunch while taking in the exquisite beauty of the island. You can also shop around for some local souvenirs to gift to your loved ones back home or decorate in your room as a keepsake. This will mark the end of your private tour. From there, you will be transferred back to your hotel, port, or airport for your departure.

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
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
What to bring
  • Digital Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees for Akrotiri (12€ approximately)
  • Guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations
Additional info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 12 reviews
Matthew F. United States, 27 Sep 2022
Best tour ever!

Our trip was amazing. Great vehicle, great guide! Alex was so knowledgeable and fun! My family, 9 of us had a great day with no worries! Definitely book this!!

Elizabeth B. United Kingdom, 25 Sep 2022
Group of 10 friends

Booked a tour with tour guide Kostas. Communication was excellent via WhatsApp, Kostas contacted us the previous day and advised us of the best way to meet him at the top of the cable car , we got there very early to avoid the queues which gave us time to explore Fira , he gave us a tour of the island , Oia and left us at the beach for a few hours , all group members thoroughly enjoyed thx day and would give 5 star reviews , A great experience!

Biyi O. United States, 8 Sep 2022
Great experience

A great experience! This company was very helpful, responsive and accommodating with our group of 60+ people. I’m very thankful to their customer service operatives especially Marios and Harry! Our tour guides Vicky and Joanna were also very pleasant and knowledgeable. They made our experience great!

Colleen L. United States, 7 Aug 2022
Private van tour

Yoanna was a fabulous tour guide and catered our experience to our group of 7 and our interests. The van was delux and our driver avoided the crowds as much as possible to allow us to see as much as possible in the time we had. Wonderful experience!!

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Good to Know


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 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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