Offers and Deals for the season of 2017

20% early booking/paid discount.

For the cruise ships arriving in Heraklion and Chania (MSC Fantasia/Magnifica/Orchestra, Holland America Lines/Noordam/Prinsendam/Ryndam/Rotterdam, Norwegian Cruises/Spirit, Costa, Aida, Nautica, Oceana, Ventura, Thomson, Mein Schiff, Arcadia, Aurora, Queen Mary/Elizabeth, Celestyal, Royal Princess (Chania/Souda and Heraklion port) and many more.

We can offer all the tours/shore excursions offered by the cruise ship representative, but we would propose to alter some of the details of each tour or the route in order to maximize the experience and avoid the crowds.


Starting from Heraklion

In private basis, we will be glad to offer you the following tours. The number of participants, depends entirely on the clients that is you! We can offer the tours for 2 participants (with our company vehicles - SUVs and vans) up to 12 participants (with a mini bus Mercedes Sprinter) or a normal Bus if you are a big group and you all wish to tour together.

1. Knossos private tour, Boutaris winery and a taste of Heraklion:

Inclusions: Transportation/entrance fees/services of a professional licensed guide, bottle of water per person/ wine tasting for the participants and guided tour in the winery by an oenologist/all taxes and VAT 24%. Duration 5 hours.

Not included: Lunch or personal expenses.

2. Knossos and the Archeological museum of Heraklion private tour:

The highlights of the Minoan Civilization and a walk in the city (The new reorganized Museum of Heraklion is a must!!). Duration 4,5 to 5 hours (level of difficulty easy, few staircases at Knossos, for guests interested in history, Minoan Art and Archaeology).

Inclusions: Transportation/entrance fees/services of a professional licensed guide, bottle of water per person/all taxes and VAT 24%.

Not included: Lunch or personal expenses.

3. Food and walking tour of Heraklion - A taste of Crete:

Explore the city of Heraklion and while walking around the city, taste the local delicacies. Easy walk, without being stressed, taste on the way, Cretan street food and take amazing pictures Later on free time on your own for shopping in the city center. Duration 4 to 5 hours.

Inclusions: Transportation/entrance fees/services of a professional licensed guide, bottle of water per person/all snacks during the tour are included/all taxes and VAT 24%.

Not included: Lunch or personal expenses.

4. Private guide and vehicle for a tour in and around Heraklion:

Explore the prefecture of Heraklion with you licensed guide and driver (chauffeur service with a driver/professional guide) to maximize the experience. Let us drive you around.

Service available for 4 hours (half day) and 8 hours (full day), including the service of a professional licensed guide, the transportation (company vehicle with a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization).

Suggested tours/routes:

  • Knossos/Angarathos Monastery/Perisinakis estate and Boutaris winery.
  • Knossos/Archanes/Anemospilia photo stop/Vathypetro/Monastery of St. George Apanosifis.
  • Lassithi Plataeu and Monastery of Virgin Mary.

Alternative service - Drive me around: Your safe driver to take you around the highlights of Crete, to take beautiful pictures and enjoy the Cretan Landscape. This service includes a professional driver and transportation, but not guiding services.


Starting from Chania:

Guests visiting Chania/Souda port with a cruise ship. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the Venetian city of Chania and the port.

1. The Best of Chania - Explore the Pearl of Crete: Chania, the Monastery of Tsangarolon and the Venizelos Graves.

Book a private tour through Tour experts with Ioanna, see and taste Chania with the expert. Explore the Pearl of Crete the city of Chania in a comfortable manner joining a private tour. After 20min. drive you arrive at the Monastery of Tsagarolon, further along the burial grounds of Venizelos for a panoramic photo stop of the Venetian city, once arriving to the historical city center on foot, Ioanna will guide you through this charming beautiful city.

Your private guided tour on foot lasts approximately one hour and you also have free time afterwards to explore or shop before returning back to Souda port.

Ponder through Leather lane, see the Greek Orthodox Cathedral opposite the Roman Catholic Basilica, visit if you want one of the oldest synagogues of Greece, the maze like streets, see the little shops, workshops, niches of captivating beauty a paradise of photography, a challenge for the experienced traveler. Chania has given us evidence of human residency as far back as 5000 B.C. making it one of the oldest inhabited within Europe cities. You can see Minoan Kydonia, foundations of the wall of the Era of Alexander the Great, Roman, Byzantine, Crusaders, Venetian Palazzo's, Ottoman Buildings, the Archaeological Museum, the Lovely Venetian Port with its light house little taverns, cafes and restaurants, Chania is absolutely captivating!

After your private guided tour with Ioanna you have free time to explore on your own, take in this charming city and port before returning to the ship. Duration of the tour total 4 to 5 hours.

2. Private guide and vehicle for a tour in and around Chania:

Explore the prefecture of Chania with you licensed guide and driver (chauffeur service with a driver/professional guide) to maximize the experience. Let us drive you around.

Service available for 4 hours (half day) and 8 hours (full day), including the service of a professional licensed guide, the transportation (company vehicle with a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization).

3. Private vehicle and professional driver (chauffeur service) for a tour in and around Chania ( guiding services not included):

Explore the prefecture of Chania with the safety of a driver (chauffeur service with a driver/professional driver) to relax and enjoy the experience, without hassle. Let us drive you around.

Service available for 4 hours (half day) and 8 hours (full day), including the service of a professional licensed guide, the transportation (company vehicle with a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization). You can quote even service per hour, if your cruise Ship is giong to spend more time in Souda port and you wish to explore, avoiding the ordinary tours and programs.

Round Tours - Explore the hidden gems of the island Crete:

For travelers that book more than 4 full day tours on Crete, we offer the lunches/ per day for all participants of the private tours, in selected local taverns. (Private basis up to 6 participants).

All tours and shore excursions available upon request.

Tours that we offer can also start from any of the city hotels, so do not hesitate to contact us and get the ideal offer of the private service you deserve. Private tours, organized by the Experts, active and licensed professional guides of Cretan Tour Experts Travel Agency. A team of dedicated professionals, able to offer their services directly.

Invoice will be provided by our travel agency. We can send you a link (secure ssl link, so that you will be able pay with your credit card. Secure Transactions provided by Piraeus Bank).