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Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 23707
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Explore Athens at your own pace with a private driver and see the majestic ruins of the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus and more. Watch the Changing of the Guards, pick up some duty free shopping and stroll through the vibrant Plaka district.
About this ticket
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, French
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop-off from Athens hotels or port
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a scenic journey through the history of Athens with a private driver
  • Explore the majestic ruins of the Acropolis
  • Visit the New Acropolis Museum
  • Stroll around the old city district of Plaka and discover your own little taverna for lunch
  • Purchase duty free items during a shopping expedition
  • Watch the historic Changing of the Evzone guards outside Parliament
  • Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill
Full description
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour with private driver, giving you time to see more sites, enjoy some retail therapy and lunch in a local taverna.

As you travel through history, your driver will take you to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 to great acclaim. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Stroll through the old city district of Plaka, and pause for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill, and discover beautiful neo-classical buildings in the Monastiraki district, home to a vibrant flea market. Watch the changing of the presidential Evzone guards outside the Parliament building.

The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, with stops to capture souvenir snapshots, or enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee at leisure. Enjoy some retail therapy of big name brands at duty free prices, or visit one of the city’s many museums, all according to your wishes.
Includes
  • Port or hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned taxi
  • Map and guide book of Athens
  • Cold water
  • WiFi
  • Mobile phone
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Licensed guide (driver cannot escort you inside the sites)
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that the Acropolis Museum opens from 08:00-20:00. Tickets cost EUR 5
• The Acropolis opens from 08:00-19:00 in the summer, and from 08:30-15:00 during the winter season (November 1 to March 31)
• Acropolis multi-ticket costs EUR 12 and includes the Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Kerameikos and Theatre of Dionysos. All sites and museums are closed on January 1, March 25, May 1, October 28, Christmas and Boxing Day. Sites open from 12:00 to 15:00 on Good Friday; Holy Saturday from 08:30-15:00; Easter Sunday closed; Easter Monday open 08:30-15:00
• During the summer, please wear light clothes, athletic shoes and avoid dark colors. Please be aware that the Acropolis is very slippery
• You can purchase tax free items during your shopping trip
• The order of visits can change due to unforeseen circumstances
• Please be advised that the driver cannot escort you inside the sites
Save up to 20%

From £218.25 £174.60 Per group up to 4

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based on 7 reviews
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Value for money
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Greece Athens Tours

Product ID: 23707