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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
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.
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. (A reservation is required for a visit to the wineries. Please declare your preference between Santo Wines and Koutsogiannopoulos Winery, in the "Notes" section on the check-out page, so that we proceed to a reservation for you. The entrance fee for the winery is 20 euros per person). 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
Booking options
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Tour Details
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees for Akrotiri (12€ approx./person)
  • Guided tour of the Akrotiri excavations
  • Entrance fees for the winery (20€/person)
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
5.0
Excellent based on 16 reviews
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LAKIBA R. Bermuda, 14 Jan 2023
Wonderful Private Tour

This was a fantastic way to experience Santorini with our adult children. Our guide was knowledgeable and kept us highly entertained! A must do.

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Aura G. United States, 23 Oct 2022
Breath Taking!

A great experience!, Well organized!, A must do., Our guide was awesome!

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May A. Israel, 11 Oct 2022
Great time!

We loved it! Helena our guide was completely amazing, we were a big group but still found our interests within the tour. Thank you! Wonderful experience!

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nicole g. Canada, 2 Oct 2022
Cruise Ship stop

Santorini as always is the most beautiful place on earth….. but the cable car wait on the day we were there was a disaster. Long long wait and we lost precious visiting time, Our guide was awesome!

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Good to Know

Voucher

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.

Cancellation

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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