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Private tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $491 USD
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If you are arriving on a cruise ship, your tour will depart from Piraeus, the ancient port of Athens. If you are flying in to Athens, your tour will begin at the airport.

Visit the city center and Syntagma Square, essentially the tourist core of the city. Dominated by the old Royal Palace, now the Greek Parliament (where you can see the changing of the guards every hour on the hour!), Syntagma Square is where most of the famous ancient monuments are located. Visit the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library.

Now drive down Herod Atticus Street, where you'll see the evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch.

Of course, you can't miss the Acropolis, the trademark of Athens. The ancient "high city" is topped with marble temples dedicated to the city's goddess Athena, and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Following your climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with a visit to the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and, finally, the Parthenon.

Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service, please book our ATHENS CITY TOUR.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Pick up from airport and drop off at cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking driver
  • Visit to/see:
  • Syntagma Square
  • House of Parliament
  • Memorial to the Unknown Soldier
  • National Library
  • Herod Atticus Street
  • Evzones
  • Presidential Palace
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hadrian's Arch
  • Acropolis
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 5 hrs - Tour time will be assigned upon confirmation.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• You will be asked your preferred pick up time/information regarding your travel arrangements during check out.
• Please keep in mind that your English-speaking driver cannot enter sites with you.
• The price of this tour does not include any food, beverages, entrance fees, or gratuities.
• Entrance fees to the exhibits will total approximately 15 euros per person.
• If you are arriving by plane and you have been delayed or your flight is cancelled, please call your operator. If you cannot reach him, please call ShoreTrips. This will allow the operator to adjust the pickup time as there is a short wait time built into your pricing and, after 30 minutes beyond arrival time, you will be billed extra. All contact information is on your voucher.


• Please note that your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb.
• This tour can only handle luggage for 2 people. If you have more than 2 people in your party, please book the option for larger groups.