This tour begins with a drive past some of Athens' most famous sights such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest in ancient Greece, taking over 700 years to build, the Old Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament where you can witness the changing of the guards.
Next, the tour will take you to the Panathenian Olympic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you will continue on to the Plaka, one of the oldest districts of the city. Bordered by the Acropolis to the south and the Ancient Agora to the west, the Plaka was built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens and seems to have a little of everything from the ancient ruins of a Roman forum, the Greek Agora, and Byzantine influenced churches, to restored 19th century neoclassical homes and modern day stores, boutiques and cafes sprinkled throughout.
This district is home to the New Acropolis Museum and the Greek Folk Art Museum. If you want to go shopping instead you will find Greek souvenirs, clothing as well as jewelry shops. Do not leave unless you have tried the pita-souvlaki or gyro, a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer.
If you want to sit down and enjoy a leisurely meal, look for where the locals are dining, which is almost never on the major streets, but usually on smaller side streets. Be aware that any time you sit at a cafe in the Plaka, you pay for the experience, and outside seating carries a higher charge than inside seating.
For guests who wish to visit the Acropolis, the admission fee is not included in the price of your tour and the cost is approximately 12 Euro /person to be paid cash. No fast track tickets available. On request, we can hire a licensed guide for approximately 2 hours for 120.00 euros extra. Kindly be advised that guests must be able to walk approximately 1,5 miles over steep inclines, 200 steps and uneven surfaces making this site not accessible to wheelchairs. Depending on the number of visitors, the Acropolis may be closed for security reasons so some waiting time may be involved.
The visit of the Acropolis takes you through the Propylaea, its monumental gate, to the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, to the Erechtheon, a site associated with some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians, and the small temple Athena Nike, which stands on a steep bastion, protecting the gate of the citadel. The view from the , you can look down on the Ancient Agora, the Tower of the Winds, Herodes Atticus Theater, and the Theater of Dionysos. At a designated time and place, you will meet your driver and head back to the port.
Kindly take note that the admission fees and guide are not included in the rate.
- The Acropolis
- The Plaka district
- Time at leasure for shopping and lunch in a local restaurant
Complete information including our phone numbers, meeting time and place are included in your confirmation voucher.
Please give your voucher to the driver at the end of the tour. We hand select our drivers and tour guides in order to give you the ultimate experience. We would love to hear from you after your tour is completed.
Your feedback is very important to us so please Send email
- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A Professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.
- Please dress respectfully when visiting religious monuments; local custom requires covering knees and shoulder.
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
- Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all time. Do not wear jewelry or carry large amount of cash.
- Please take note that the Acropolis is not wheelchair accessible.
- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle for the day
- Pick up and drop off at the port
- Guaranteed return to the pier on time
- Flexible itinerary
- Admission fees if not mentioned
- Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)
Tips are never included in our quotes.
I think that a tip shouldn't be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax.
Tip only if you really liked the service.
Tips are a personal gesture and are given whenever the client feels it is necessary.
Tips are generally: 10% not bad - 15 % great - 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.
The tour is private, just for your party, however if you prefer to share your tour with other passengers to alleviate costs, please register and sign in on a popular cruise community website called Cruise critic. This is the link:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?s=f7b43972007a874777b4a56a1f57d491&f=34
Once you have joined, look for your cruise ship and the thread talking about your cruise. Place a post requesting if anyone wants to join you for the shore excursion you have chosen. We would be happy to provide a detailed itinerary and assist you with all the questions your fellow cruisers may have.
Our English speaking drivers are NOT licensed guides. In order to provide you with the best-in-class service, our English speaking driving guides have been trained to offer our clients a nice overview with information regarding the major highlights avoiding the expensive charges of hiring a private guide. Due to strict laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our driving guides can comment and explain the sights only from inside the vehicle, but are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle. They are regularly licensed instead to chauffeur the public. We highly recommend that you never book with any touring company that does not make this clear.
No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.
No tickets or lunch are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
No guide is included either. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
The duration of the tour is 8/9 hours, including pickup and drop off at the ship.
Our itineraries are completely flexible, and we will be happy to operate any changes to the original itinerary (within reason). Please contact our office with all the requests you may have so that we can better organize your day.
In almost 30 years of business, we have never missed the ship that is why we have organized all itineraries to guarantee your return on time.
Tips are never included in our quotes .We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.
In Associazione con Agenzia di Viaggio e Turismo Driver & Tours di Driverinrome Societa' Cooperativa a R.L.
Licenza rilasciata dalla Provincia di Roma Numero 32888/15. Partita Iva 13627291001
Tel. (+39) 066244373 - US number (315) 544-0496 - Whatsapp: (0039)392 4468283