Ultimate Athens - A Discovery Exclusive

8 hours | Athens (Piraeus) | A T H - 1 5 0
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Points of Interest

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Acropolis
  • The Plaka
Includes meal, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

A superlative Athenian experience, this guided driving and walking tour celebrates the city's major historic and cultural sites. Visit the New Acropolis Museum, resplendent with one of the richest collections of Greek antiquities in the world. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of an ancient Greek civilization. Marvel at the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. A sumptuous lunch including wine and ancient Greek delicacies refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in the Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes, and local museums. A driving tour takes you through Athens for photo opportunities at the Old Olympic Stadium, the Parliament, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Special Notes:

This tour is not available to passengers beginning or ending their voyage in Piraeus (Athens).

Please be aware that ongoing restoration work is often carried out at the Acropolis.

Security restrictions at the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum prohibit entrance with large bags and backpacks. Passengers should expect lines and crowds at the Acropolis.

The tour involves climbing approximately 80 steps at the Acropolis as well as walking over some uneven and slippery paths. There will be a 10-minute walk from the motorcoach drop-off point to the Plaka area. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Passengers with limited mobility should take this into consideration before booking the tour.

Flash photography is not permitted in the Acropolis Museum.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Guided tour of Acropolis Museum

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Time at site: 01:30
  • Free time at site: 10
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 500
  • Steps: 40
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Photo opportunity at old Olympic Stadium

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 00:15
  • Free time at site: 15
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 30
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour of Acropolis

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Time at site: 02:00
  • Free time at site: 30
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 900
  • Steps: 80
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Lunch at local venue

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Time at site: 01:20
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Walking distance: 10
  • Steps: 5
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes

Photo opportunity at Parliament & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:05
  • Time at site: 00:10
  • Free time at site: 10
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 50
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Free time in Plaka

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Free time at site: 60
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 800
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Depart from Plaka for return to ship

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 25
  • Travel time: 00:20
  • Air conditioned: Yes
  • Steps: 5
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No