Athens Small Group Semi Private Shore Excursions

In: Athens Tours

Duration: 8. Distance: 56(km) / 35(miles)


Discover Athens in the comfort of a small group semi private tour with your licensed English speaking tour guide

For small groups

If you are arriving in Athens (Piraeus) in a cruise ship, then you just visited the right place! Splendid Greece Tours cater exclusively for small groups this semi private tour guided by a licensed tour guide, traveling in a luxury Mercedes minibus fully air conditioned. This allows you to relax, see, and enjoy much more of fantastic city. Explore thoroughly Athens’ nature, history, culture, myths, geology, and beauty. For the discerning traveler; taking the essence and soul of ‘The Golden Age of Athens’ is a very special experience.

Highlights of the Semi Private Tour

  • Eight-hour guided tour in Athens by minivan
  • English-speaking tour guide with an official license by the state
  • Your tour begins as soon as your cruise ship arrives at the port of Piraeus
  • Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the New Museum of Acropolis
  • Walk in the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka

Detailed description of the guided shore excursion in Athens

Your guide will be at Piraeus cruise port waiting for you with sign. Starting from Piraeus, a detailed tour will be held out, by the professional, English speaking tour guide that will be accompanying you

You will stop and visit: the Acropolis; the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Caryatids, the Herodion theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus, and Areopagus (the Mars Hill). Next you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium (first modern Olympic Games in 1896) for a short break to take photographs there. Next we’ll visit the Lycabettus hill, the Old Palace, the Academy, the National Library and the First University of Athens, the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and The Changing of The Guards, and the Hellenic Parliament. The ancient Greek Agora, in other words the center of the athletic, political and spiritual life of the ancient Greek city-state will be the next place for you to visit.

It is time now to visit the picturesque alleys of Plaka and some free time to taste the delicious traditional Greek cuisine will follow. After  lunch you will visit the Acropolis Museum *. The New Acropolis Museum is one of the most extraordinary museums of the city.  Visiting the New Acropolis Museum, will definitely be a lifetime experience for you.

Useful Note:

  • Available from  March 1 to November 30 every year.
  • December to February upon request.
  • Small groups – Book on time. Limited availability!

Please mention your cruise ship name!!

Price: 65.00€ per person

* On Mondays the visit to The New Acropolis Museum is replaced by a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. What is not included in the tour

  • Entrance fees per person: 12 Euros in total for the archaeological sites in Athens (Acropolis, Greek Agora, Theatre of Dionysos, Kerameikos, Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Tower of Winds), and 5 Euros for the New Acropolis Museum or 7 Euros for The National Archaeological Museum.
  • Children under the age of eighteen (18) do not pay entrance fees.
  • Lunch in Plaka is optional

Shared tours cancellation policy

  • Shared tour bookings canceled up to 7 days prior to the agreed date and time receive a full refund.
  • 100% cancellation fees apply for any tour bookings canceled within the last 7 days prior to the arrival date.
  • Of course, if for any unforeseen reason the ship does not dock at the port, then there will be a full refund.


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