Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on this comprehensive 5-hour sightseeing tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, your tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenian Stadium -- home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the incredible Acropolis of Athens on foot, seeing famous monuments like the Pantheon. If you’re eager to see more, upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum.
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
Meet your guide in central Athens and head off on your 5-hour sightseeing tour around the Greek capital by luxury air-conditioned coach. Pass the must-see Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that stands in front of Parliament House on Constitution Square, and see the Presidential Mansion that served as the Royal Palace before the country’s monarchy was abolished in 1974.
Watch out for Panathenian Stadium – site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 – and then relax as your coach drives along Panespistimiou, home to Athens’ National Library and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, known locally as Mitropoli.
After seeing the highlights of modern Athens, you’ll step back in time with a tour of Athens’ past. Visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then stop at Athens’ crowning glory – the incredible Acropolis of Athens. Built on a rocky hill towering above the city, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis is a cluster of ancient buildings that acted as a fortress – all reflecting the splendor and wealth of Athens during the 5th century BC.
Highlights of the Acropolis include the Pantheon, the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike – built to represent Athens’ ambition to be the leading Greek city. After spending time at leisure here, you’ll make your way back to your starting point by coach.
If you opt to upgrade your tour to include an entrance ticket to the Athens Acropolis Museum, your guided tour will actually finish here at the Acropolis. After receiving your ticket from your guide, head inside this fascinating museum to see a staggering collection of more than 4,000 artifacts. Highlights include statues from the Archaic period and the impressive Pantheon Hall -- dedicated to the history of the famous temple on the peak of the Acropolis.
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Departure Point:Selected Athens hotels or Hotel Amalia near Syntagma Square
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:45pm except on Mondays when it will end at approximately 12:30pm
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour including admission to the Acropolis Museum (Tuesday to Sunday)
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour excluding admission to the Acropolis Museum (Monday)
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- Local taxes
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Port pick up is not available
- This tour includes a visit to the Acropolis Museum (on Tuesdays to Sundays only). On Mondays, the tour visits the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus instead. The duration of the tour on a Monday is approximately 4 hours.
- Note that the new Acropolis Museum is closed on Mondays, instead you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
- Due to time limitations this tour does not include entry to the Temple of Olympian Zeus
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