Private Transfer and Sightseeing from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port (Pre-Cruise)
Want to catch Athens' city highlights before sailing on your cruise? Then hop aboard a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle, and enjoy a city orientation drive in the heart of Athens to see historical sites like the National Library and the Temple of Zeus, explore Athens' oldest neighborhood, and more when you book this scenic, private pre-cruise tour. Your four-hour excursion includes a city sightseeing tour via an air-conditioned vehicle to see the former Royal Palace, the University of Athens, and other iconic sites with a professional guide and licensed driver before boarding your cruise. With the chance to stop at the Acropolis (entrance fee not included) to admire the art and architecture of this iconic site or wander Plaka's cobblestoned streets as you enjoy free time to shop or dine, this tour is ideal for culture connoisseurs and history buffs alike.
Begin your scenic excursion by meeting up with your knowledgeable tour guide and driver once you land at the Athens Airport. Follow your expert guide on a spectacular 45-minute drive that takes you into the heart of Athens to take in views of some of the best sites in the city's center like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Temple of Zeus. Sit back and grab your camera to snap photos of Greece's largest city and capital's famous landmarks like the 19th century National Library and the former Royal Palace, which now serves as the Greek House of Parliament. Admire the architectural excellence of the University of Athens and its neoclassical-style architecture as you get familiar with the famed landmarks in the heart of the city.
Pass by the home of the modern Olympic Games, and the world's only stadium made entirely of marble: the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium. The first modern Olympic Games took place in the late 19th century in this historic stadium and serves as a multipurpose venue that holds up to 45,000 spectators today. If you opt to head to the Acropolis, enjoy marveling at the intersection of Greece's sculptures, architecture, and art as you enjoy a guided tour. Take in panoramic views from the top of the Acropolis, which overlooks the Ancient Agora, the Theater of Dionysus, and the 2nd-century hillside Herodes Atticus Theater.
If you want more flexibility, then consider spending your free time exploring Athens' oldest neighborhood, Plaka. This historic Athens suburb sits at the bottom of the Acropolis and offers tons of places to dine and shop. Take in the scenic views of the suburb as you stroll through its narrow, cobble-stoned streets, stopping at cafes to sample Greek cuisine or enjoy some retail therapy shopping for souvenirs at a local boutique. Wrap up your excursion by taking a 20-minute scenic drive to the Port of Piraeus and your awaiting ship.
From getting to know downtown Athens' city highlights to exploring an ancient citadel and strolling through a historic suburb, this private, pre-cruise excursion offers much to see and do.
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 3, 6, or 39 guests maximum. Groups with more than 39 guests will need to book multiple vehicles.