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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: Varies
    3.5 - 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 31401
Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, the tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium — home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the Acropolis of Athens on foot, and discover famous monuments such as the Pantheon. If you’re eager to see more, book the morning tour and upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum.

Highlights

  • 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 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 Panathenaic Stadium — site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 — and then relax as your coach drives along Panepistimiou, home to Athens’ National Library and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, known locally as ‘Mitropoli.’

After seeing the highlights of modern Athens, step back in time with a tour of the city’s past. Visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then stop at Athens’ crowning glory: the Acropolis of Athens. Built on a rocky hill towering above the city, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed acropolis comprises a cluster of ancient buildings that once collectively acted as a fortress. Each building was created to reflect the splendor and wealth of Athens during the 5th century.

Highlights of the acropolis include the famous Parthenon temple, Propylaea gateway and Temple of Athena Nike, a monument built to represent Athens’ ambition as the most powerful Greek city. After spending time at leisure at the acropolis, make your way back to the start point by coach.

Morning Tour plus Museum: (5 hours)
Upgrade from the morning tour to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum, and head inside the intriguing attraction after your tour finishes. Head inside to browse the museum’s artifacts and relics independently, and see statues from the Archaic period alongside some 4,000 other exhibits. The Parthenon Hall is also a highlight, and it complements your earlier visit to the temple with historical facts.

Your entrance ticket allows you to spend as long as you like inside the museum, however most people find two hours (after your 3.5-hour tour finishes) to be sufficient.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Athens hotel or Hotel Amalia near Syntagma Square
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details:
Concludes at original departure point or outside Athens Acropolis Museum (if 'Morning Tour plus Museum' is selected)

Pricing information

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Morning Tour Only
Code: EXACROP

Tour excluding entrance to the Acropolis Museum. Starts at 8:30am and lasts 3.5 hours

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$72.47
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Afternoon Tour Only
Code: AFTERNOON

Tour excluding entrance to the Acropolis Museum. Starts at 3pm and lasts 3.5 hours

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$72.47
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Morning Tour plus Museum
Code: INACROP

Tour including entrance to the Acropolis Museum. Starts at 8:30am and lasts roughly 5 hours

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$89.60
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens, Greece
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Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee to the Acropolis of Athens
  • Entrance fee to Athens Acropolis Museum (if option selected)
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • 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
  • Athens Acropolis Museum is closed on Mondays; instead you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus from the outside
  • Due to time limitations this tour does not include entry to the Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: phillips.cassidy, September 2014

Highly recommend this tour. Very informative, excellent guide and amazing historical sights and the new museum is fantastic - really breathtaking. Enjoyed every minute and so did our kids.

Reviewed by: Thomas H, September 2014

An excellent tour that provided a terrific overview of all the main sites in Istanbul. We were provided with a delicious lunch in a very nice Turkish restaurant near the Cistern. Our guide was excellent and we benefitted from his extensive knowledge. Overall a great experience that we would highly recommend.

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