Private Tour, The Highlights of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum (Full Day)

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Duration: 
Full day
Licenced guide: 
Theme: 
Culinary Experience, Kid Friendly Tours, Sightseeing

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

The capital; that says a lot!!!

If you haven't visited the Acropolis in any of your previous journeys, then this is a priority! Spend some time at the Parthenon and the surrounding monuments as your guide unfolds the secrets of the ancient Greek architecture.

The new Acropolis Museum is also a one in a life time experience; presenting the most representative Greek antiquities, it has been awarded as one of the best museums in Europe. Underneath are the excavations of Ancient Athens. Become a part of history as you walk on the glass floor of the museum, the only thing separating you from the past!

If you do not wish to visit the museum, however, you may spend more time in the district of Plaka, as the name itself reveals, "the old" and most beautiful district of the historical center, which is located nearby.

Feel the vibrant atmosphere in the busy pedestrian street, Dionysiou Aeropagitou, which connects the Athens of the past to that of the present.

Wrap up your tour by enjoying some time shopping or tasting the local cuisine in the historical center.

 

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The highlights 
  • Visit the historical center of Athens, the home of democracy and philosophy; the city of Goddess Athena, the Goddess of wisdom.
  • The first stop will be at the marble Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896; there you will be given time to take photos and feel like Olympic athletes!
  • Your sightseeing will continue to the hotspots of both Modern and Ancient Athens. The Syndagma Square which now is the heart of Athens hosts The Greek House of Parliament. In the former centuries this was the Royal Palace, surrounded then and still today by the National Gardens.
  • Also, a short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST! Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.
  • Later, passing in front of The Hadrian Arch of Triumph and The Temple of Zeus, you will have the chance to have an idea of the Roman aspect of Athens.
  • Finally, jump to the present by visiting the famous Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str., consisted by The University of Athens, The Academy of Science and The National Library; the masterpieces of the so-called Neoclassical movement.
  • After that, the bus will drop you off in front of the statue of Melina Mercury in Dionysiou Aeropagitou Str.
  • Walk uphill to visit the Acropolis site and the awarded Acropolis Museum and see the principal buildings, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the magnificent Parthenon.
  • We will continue through the ancient Greek Agora (marketplace), following in the footsteps of Socrates.
  • Have lunch at one of several local tavernas in Plaka and have a taste of the traditional Greek cuisine.
Important Details 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for the Acropolis Archeological site: 20€ per person
ticket for the New Acropolis Archeological Museum: 10€ per person
reduced ticket for the Acropolis Archeological site & museum: Senior European citizens over 65 years old- Non European citizens up to 25 years old
free of charge: European citizens up to 25 years old - Children non European citizens under 5 years old

 

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.

 

No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.

 

All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

 

 

Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.