Acropolis Athens Small Group Tour With Changing Of Guards

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the sights of Athens on a half-day, small-group tour of the city by minibus! With a friendly local guide, watch the Greek Changing of the Guard ceremony by the Tomb of the unknown soldier, and then travel past a collection of exciting Athens attractions including Panathinaikos Stadium. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens for a walking tour around the ancient citadel and the New Acropolis Museum before wandering around the Doric columns and ruins of the magnificent Agora of Athens.
Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Start your tour with a Hotel pickup from central Athens, and then travel into the city center by luxury, air-conditioned minibus. Your first stop is the Greek Parliament House in Syntagma square to see the Greek Monument to the Unknown Soldier and to watch the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your camera ready to capture shots of the soldiers marching their synchronized moves, and then continue exploring the city.

Pass a cluster of top Athens attractions including the National Garden, Schliemans House, the University of Athens and the Russian Orthodox Church, and then head to Panathinaikos Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. After a quick photo stop, loop around the Roman Temple of olympian zeus and Hadrians Arch, and work your way to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens.

Hop out of your minibus for a stroll around the ancient citadel and ogle its collection of glorious monuments. See the Parthenon the temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena and gaze in awe at other ancient relics including the Erectheion, Propylaia, the Nike Temple and more.

After seeing the highlights of The acropolis of Athens, follow your guide inside the New Acropolis museum, an award-winning exhibition space thats ranked as one of the worlds top five museums. On your walking tour around the museum, browse its staggering collection of statues and artifacts, and admire well-preserved relics from the days of Ancient Greece.

If you are feeling hungry, grab some food at your own expense from the on-site cafe, and then continue by minibus past Mars Hill and the Rock of Ares (Aereopagus) to the Agora of Athens. The hub of Athens in ancient times, the agora is now a courtyard strewn with incredible ruins and Doric columns typical of the Classical era. See the Attalos Gallery and Temple of hephaestus, and then work your way back to the start point where your tour finishes.

Inclusions

Hotel pick up/drop off service (selected hotels)

Transport by luxury air conditioned bus

Professional and lisensed guide

Exclusions

Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access

Food and drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum

Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I confirmed this reservation the night before. I got an email back that said this activity is cancelled and that we tried to call you. I never received a call, plus they had my email. They could have emailed me. I still have yet to receive my refund.

  • 06-May-2019

    Ok, first did not pick us up at our hotel
    Next long tome at each site, guide she was great lots of knowledge.
    But we should of had a lunch break.
    At again drop off 3 blocks away could of just made right and go to our hotel

    Again need a lunch break

  • 25-Oct-2018

    We booked the small group acropolis tour and the tour guide “Demitrious” was very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed his tour. We all recommend this tour to anyone who has a day or two in Athens.

  • 21-Sep-2016

    It seems like they don't have this small group tour anymore. The tour operator called me the day before and told me they only had the large group one without the Agora available. They gave me back 21 Euro in cash at their office which was the difference in price of small and large group tour. The only difference was not seeing the Agora, which you can easily do on your own when the tour ends.

    Overall it was definitely a very informative and great tour. The guide was great and she provided so much info at each sight. Plenty of free time at the Parthenon to take as many pics as you wanted. The Acropolis Museum was amazing and I learned a ton.

    I'd book this tour again, small group or not.

  • 12-Sep-2015

    This was the highlight I was waiting for when I booked my trip to Greece and it was worth it. It happened to be the hottest day of the summer, but our guide, Anastasia, was considerate, and smartly walked us up the slope with frequent breaks. She was knowledgeable, and passionate about the history. It was a good move to have us review all the pieces in the Acropolis museum before actually going up the hill - it made for great visualisation. The walk through the Agora, followed by Plaka were fascinating as well.

  • 28-Jul-2015

    Highly recommend this tour, very informative!

  • 28-Apr-2015

    This tour was amazing!

  • 18-Aug-2014

    Excellent tour! Mariana was a very informative guide, would recommend the tour to anyone planning on visiting the Acropolis.