A people carrier with an English-speaking guide and local driver is offered on this tour. This is a private vehicle; those accompanying you are family or friends with whom you agree to share costs. We do not match groups of guests to form a private group for the vehicle. Vehicles and guides are extremely limited and so early reservation is recommended to avoid disappointment. No deviations to duration, venues if included, departure or return time can be made.
The tour fare is per vehicle and only one person in the party should book a ticket. The entire cost of the vehicle and tour will be charged to that persons credit card. Once onboard, you’ll receive a request for the names of each individual in your party. This information is required to allow your party to disembark the ship for the tour.
People Carriers will take up to four guests.
Dominating the Athenian landscape, the Acropolis is rich in beauty, architectural splendour and historic importance. Your guided tour of the Acropolis begins with a walk up the steep steps to the upper city entrance, through the Propylea, extending 150 feet across the whole western front of the Acropolis. Adjoining the entrance is the Temple of Athena Nike or Wingless Victory. Beyond the Propylea, on the highest part of the hill, is the Acropolis’ crowning glory, the Parthenon.
Enjoy free time at the Plaka to further explore the delights of Athens. The narrow cobble-stoned streets are lined with neo-classical buildings and tempting shops. View the Old Olympic Stadium (traffic permitting), built for the first modern Olympic games. The stadium was also used for the Marathon finish and archery during the 2004 games.
You’ll drive past a wealth of important sites, including Hadrian’s Arch, Statue of Lord Byron, Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Gardens, Academy and the University Library.
Private tours are non-refundable once confirmed. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability and number of guests in your party. Request only one ticket per group and not the number in your party. Vehicles are air-conditioned and come with an English-speaking guide and local driver. No deviations to tour content, duration, departure or return time can be made.
The visit to the Acropolis involves climbing approximately 80 steep, marble steps and walking along uneven pathways; comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended. The Plaka area will be explored on foot. Luncheon is not included, so please remember to take sufficient Euros. The Acropolis is undergoing extensive restoration and parts are covered in scaffolding.
Please be advised that guests aged 17 years and under are entitled to free entrance to the Acropolis. Parents and/ or guardians should, therefore, book any 13 – 17 year olds in their party as a child ticket. All guests between 3 and 17 years of age MUST carry their passport on the above tours in order to gain entrance to the Acropolis.
Note that all minors (those under 18) must be accompanied by an adult on shore excursions. Please be advised that some of the walking at the Acropolis is very slippery and flat comfortable shoes are recommended.