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Athens: Half-Day Customizable Tour & Acropolis Skip-the-Line

Product ID: 186624
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Whether you want a tour of the highlights of the city of Athens or you want to get under its skin and visit all of the museums, you can fill the itinerary your way. Make your travel to Athens easy, fun, and stress-free with a tailor-made private tour.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

All Athens centrally located hotels, apartments and Cruise port.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line for the Acropolis
  • Enjoy a small group tour with a professional tour guide
  • Get exclusive use of an official private tour guide in English or Spanish
  • Benefit from a flexible schedule
Full description
The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel and a small briefing from your host. You will then head towards the Acropolis which, besides being the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, also dominates the center of the modern city offering panoramic views that will be perfect for photos. Your licensed guide will guide you through the monuments of the Acropolis, which is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power, and wealth of Athens at its peak during the golden age of Perikles.

After the Acropolis, you will have the option of visiting the museum of the Acropolis which was built to house every artifact found on the Archeologicak site and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. Alternativelly you can choose to visit the Temple of the Olympian Zeus that used to have 104 colossal columns and was one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. Hadrian's Arch stands there also, which is a masterpiece of symmetry.

Continue on to the Royal Palace of Athens that has housed the Parliament since 1934, watch the changing of the presidential guard and see the monument of the Uknown Soldier. Then you can visit one of the oldest public museums in Greece, the Numismatic (Coin) Museum which is housed in Iliou Melathron. Enjoy a coffee in its beautiful gardens before moving on to the University of Athens, the Academy and the Library, 3 of the most beautiful buildings Athens has to offer.

The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium is up next and also there is the possibility of visiting the Archaeological Museum or South Suburbs of Athens and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which is designed as a multifunctional arts, education, and entertainment complex. After a journey through history and culture and numerous choices of activities and sightseeings that put together a tour of unparallel beauty and great interest, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the Acropolis
  • Exclusive use of an official private tour guide in English or Spanish
  • English-speaking driver-host
  • Fully air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to all the other museums and areas except from Acropolis
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
A small amount of walking is involved. Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You cn start the tour when you want, by choosing your own departure time but it is recommended to start early around 8:30am-9:30am.

From £506.33 Per group up to 2

Organized by

GETAWAYS GREECE

Product ID: 186624