Shore Excursion: Acropolis, City Tour & Acropolis Museum with Transfer Walking Tour

Overview

This Shore Excursion “Walking Tour to Acropolis, Athens City Center & Acropolis Museum with Transfer” gives you the chance to visit the important memorials of Athens including the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum to dive deeper into its worldly significance where marble masterpieces tell a story on their own. The Athens Semi Walking City Tour with the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum will offer you an insight to the ancient and modern side of Athens in a small group and an expert local tour guide. Athens is a historical city as known the birth place of the western civilization, but has a bustling modern part as well.

√ Year-round Daily service.

√ Dep. at 08:45 am from Piraeus cruise terminal.

√ The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).

Highlights of the Shore Excursion: Acropolis, City Tour & Acropolis Museum with Transfer Walking Tour

  • The Acropolis with its world wide famous monuments
  • Visit the Parthenon, Erechtheon, Propylaea, the temple of Athens Niki
  • Temple of Zeus, Dionysus Theater and Sanctuary
  • The change of guards at Syntagma Square, Greek parliament, National garden
  • Visit the marble masterpieces on display at the magnificent Acropolis Museum
  • The coffee shops and restaurants in downtown Athens
  • Small group tour
  • Experience licensed by the state English speaking tour guide

Description

Description of the Shore Excursion: Acropolis, City Tour & Acropolis Museum with Transfer Walking Tour

The Shore Excursion: Acropolis, City Tour & Acropolis Museum with Transfer Walking Tour will start from Syntagma Square (Constitution Square) at approx 09:45 where you will see front of the Greek Parliament the change of the guards and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Athens Acropolis
The Athens Acropolis

Then start a real pleasant walk through the national garden (ex royal garden) and the Zapeion hall, the temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s arch.

Continue from there to the Plaka heading to the Acropolis. Visit with your guide the Glory of ancient Athens, The Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athens niki, the Erechthion witch reached its maximum expand in the 5th century BC called the golden age of Pericles or the golden age of Athens.

In the surrounding of the Athens Agora see the Observations, the Hill of Democracy (Pnyx), the Mars hill, the Philopapou hill, the Odeon, and the ancient theater of Dionysus.

At the end of the Athens walking city tour with the Acropolis do not miss to visit on your own the Acropolis museum.

The Athens walking city tour is a shared walking tour following your guide, and allowing you to see the city at the best way.

Skip-the-Line Access: The Acropolis

Entrance tickets fee are not included in the tour price and the ticket costs will be owed to the tour guide before the tour begins. We save you time by buying entrance tickets in advance so you can skip the lines. This service is provided at no extra cost. Note that children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sites.

Top Museum of the World: Acropolis Museum

Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout. Panoramic views top the experience.

The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).

Entrance fees not included

Our Free Skip-the-Line Service

The entrance tickets are not included in the tours fee because there are various rates depending on participants (students, children etc.), on the season (high, low) and there is free entrance on some specific dates throughout the year.

However, we provide you with a skip-the line-service at no extra cost. We buy the tickets in advance so you skip the lines and have immediate access to the sights listed on the tour.

Please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase the tickets from us at the beginning of your tour. Check below the rates applying to your party:

From April 1 to October 31

  • 31 € for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 16 € for students from non-EU countries (with current student ID)
  • 3 € for young persons under 18 years old from non-EU countries free entrance for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID).
  • 18 € for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited Free for young persons under 18 years old from EU countries and students from EU countries (with current student ID)
  • 16 € for students from non-EU countries (with current student ID)
  • 3 € for young persons under 18 years old from non-EU countries
  • free entrance for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID).

→ From November 1 to March 31

Reduced prices will apply;

  • 18 € for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 16 € for students from non-EU countries (with current student ID)
  • 3 € for students and children 5-18 years old from non-EU countries
  • free entrance for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID) all the year round

Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice. For more details, please check our entrance fees and tickets page.

Discounts and Offers

If you book a second tour with us, you are eligible for a 5% discount. Use the code SNDT.
Discount code for families and groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members.
Discount code for groups of more than 4 participants with second tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours.

Details

Specially for this particular walking tour

Inclusions

  • Round trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
  • Acropolis guided tour
  • Acropolis Museum guided tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens map

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Entrance tickets to the Acropolis and museu

Meeting point

From Your Cruise Terminal

An Athens Walking Tour representative will be waiting for you at a designated area outside of the customs building. Look for someone holding an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign. Your transfer will depart from the port at 8:45 am.

Drop Off Point in Athens

Your driver will drop you off at the entrance of the Syntagma metro station in front of the Parliament building. Head inside of the metro station’s lower level to find your Athens Walking Tours guide who will be holding an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign by the ticket validating machines underneath the hanging clock.

The tour starts at 9:30 am.

Back to the Port of Piraeus and Your Ship

Your transfer will depart at 15:50 (3:50 pm) from Patseas Jewelry Store, at the beginning of the pedestrian Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway and across Hadrian’s Arch. The guide will point out this meeting place earlier during the tour. The vehicle will have an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign in the window. If for any reason you miss the return transfer, you will have to return to the Port of Piraeus by your own means.

Important Note: You must be at the designated meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure. The departure vehicle stops briefly to pick up passengers and will depart immediately for the Port of Piraeus.

*On Good Friday (Greek Orthodox Easter) our tour starts at 10:30 am inside the Syntagma Metro station.

→ Price:

→ 89 € for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited

→ 78 € Students (must hold a valid ID card)

→ 78 € Teenagers (12-17 years)

→ 46 € Children (6-11 years)

→ Free Admission: Infants (0-5 years)

Note: Entrance fee for the Acropolis is not included.

Transfer: For a transfer from/to your cruise ship book here.

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