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Private Oia Village With Wine Tasting

Explore Oia's back alleys and iconic whitewashed buildings, sample delicious volcanic wines, and more on this private guided tour in Santorini.

Trek through the narrow alleyways of Oia Village, whet your palate with local wine and enjoy a cable car ride from Fira when you embark on this epic excursion in Santorini. Your private tour includes an expert, local guide who is knowledgeable on all things in the area and who will lead you through Oia's alleyways and along its cobblestone streets as you take in its architectural beauty and breathtaking views.

Have the wonderful chance to dine on delicious Greek delicacies and enjoy mouth-watering volcanic wine before enjoying a comfortable ride back to your port from Fira via cable car. It's the perfect excursion for cultural connoisseurs and foodies alike.

Start your tour by hopping on your ship's short tender ride from the ship to take you to the tender pier ashore where your guide will be waiting for you and you will take the cable car transport to the enchanting town of Oia Village, a historic town on Santorini's southern coast. Begin your stroll through Oia's narrow alleyways and admire its architectural excellence with its whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches. Known for its popular hilltop, visitors trek to Oia each year to get postcard-worthy pictures of the Gulf of Santorini and the Mediterranean. Before heading out of Oia, delight in a sampling of delectable Greek dishes and delicious wines at a wine tasting, including Santorini wine, the iconic wine the island is known thanks to its distinctive mineral taste from the Santorini's volcanic soil.

Continue your tour by heading back to Fira, the capital city of the island. Fira is home to a wide selection of famous attractions and architectural wonders like the arched rooftops and cross-stylized windows of the Metropolis Church. Near this church, your tour guide will explain how to catch a cable car back to your port. Take pictures on your scenic ride back down to the port for the perfect end to your tour.

From a tasty wine tour sampling volcanic wines in Oia to exploring Oia's alleyways, there's much to see and do on this private walking tour. Book this epic tour now to get a cultural experience of a lifetime in Santorini!

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Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
 
Tour Duration
3.75 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, ensure shoulders and knees are covered.
 
Restrictions
Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years old. There is a moderate amount of walking on this tour (more than 1 mile) and you may need to climb up steps and/or navigate uneven terrain. This tour is not wheelchair accessible but folding wheelchairs can be stored on the bus.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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