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Per Person (Seat in Van Pricing) $183 USD
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If you have a problem with those crowded, big bus tours operated by the cruise lines and you're a little thrifty, here's the perfect tour for you. Visit the best of Athens along with a few others in a very comfortable van driven by an experienced, personable driver for just about what the big bus tours cost. And since it's a ShoreTrips tour, you know it's first class.

Please note: This tour is not available November 1-March 31.

ShoreTrips' PREMIUM shared van tours are a perfect choice if you are looking for a deluxe tour that's economical but without the crowds of a big bus.

We will confirm your reservation when we have at least 5 passengers booked. You will be notified about two weeks prior to the start of the cruise with options of more expensive private trips if we are not able to run the shared tour.

Come with ShoreTrips on an all-day tour of Athens! We'll see all the most important sites and have lots of fun doing it!

Start off by heading out to Syntagma Square (where most of the famous ancient monuments are located), plus the Parliament Building, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library.

Next, we'll see the evzones in their picturesque uniforms and the Presidential Mansion on Herod Atticus Street.

We'll always make a stop at the Acropolis where, on your own, you can explore this ancient "high city," topped with marble temples dedicated to the city's goddess Athena and dating back to the Late Bronze Age. Please note that your driver is not licensed to accompany you if you climb to the top of the Acropolis.

If time allows, you might wander through the picturesque streets of the Plaka as you search out the perfect souvenir or a delicious plate of chicken souvlaki.

Enjoy a lovely tour of Athens before heading back to your cruise ship.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking driver
  • Visits to:
  • Syntagma Square and monuments
  • Parliament Building
  • Memorial to the Unknown Soldier
  • National Library
  • Presidential Mansion
  • Acropolis
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Plaka

Days of Operation

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

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• 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 most Athenian archaeological sites are approximately 30€ per person.
• The order of the sites may change due to crowds or traffic.
• Each van holds a maximum of 8 passengers.
• We will confirm your reservation when we have at least 5 passengers booked.
• This service is unable to meet you inside the pier. Your meeting instructions will direct you to the representative. That may require a short walk at Dock A or a short courtesy shuttle ride at Dock B.


• Please note: Your driver is not licensed to accompany you on a climb to the top of the Acropolis. If you desire a guide, you may hire one of the many licensed guides waiting at the foot of the site.
• Please keep in mind that this is a shared tour. It is not private. The tour operator must maintain his schedule for a fair and successful day for all.
Please note: This tour is not available November 1–March 31.
You are purchasing a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group. If you use a walker, wheelchair or scooter or if you have mobility problems you will be refused service and not refunded. We suggest that you purchase a private tour for your best enjoyment.