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Tour Name : Acropolis Museum & Athens Tour
Tour Code : CPS-17253
Itinerary : The New Acropolis Museum, Athens
Tour Duration : Approximately 4 Hours
Pick up & Drop off : Piraeus (Athens) Port
Meet your professionally trained guide and take a short drive to Athens, the cradle of the European civilization and visit the New Acropolis Museum inaugurated in June 2009.The museum houses the greatest sculptural treasures of the ancient world including works from the temple of Athena Pronias on the Acropolis and parts of the Parthenon by ancient sculptor Phidias. Designed by Swiss American architect Bernard Tschumi, the glass, concrete and steel building is impressive from the outside. But, as you move through the courtyard to the entrance, the real strengths of the building become clear. A glass floor, allowing a view of the recently excavated remains of the merchant city of Athens beneath, leads you into the building and onto the ground level past glass lined walls behind which stand 2,500 year old vases and sculptures. On the first floor is the towering Archaic gallery. Marble sculptures on open plinths sparsely populate the area while the glass cases that usually surround such priceless artifacts are conspicuous by their absence. And then there’s the glorious top floor which houses what is left of the Parthenon’s sculptures and transferred to the British Museum. Continue on wih a panoramic tour of the city, where you will view the Olympieion (the Temple of Olympian Zeus) from the 6th Century BC, one of the largest Corynthian style temples in Greek, history and Hadrian’s Arch (2nd Century AD). This divided the Greek city from Hadrian’s new Roman city. Arriving at Syntagma Square, see the Royal Palace, built for Otto I of Bavaria and the present day Parliament. In front of the Palace stands the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where two soldiers (Evzoni) stand guard continuously. Drive further along and pass the neoclassical buildings of the University, Academy and Library before arriving at the Stadium laid out under Lycurgus in the 4th Century BC and rebuilt in 1896 on its original plan for the modern Olympic Games. Depart for the port of Piraeus and to return to your ship.
Round-trip transfers from Piraeus port, Transportation by private van with A/C, Professional licenced guide (English)
|for parties of 2 people||153 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 3 people||120 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 4 to 5 people||107 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 6 to 7 people||90 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 8 to 9 people||80 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 10 to 14 people||67 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 2 people||244 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 3 people||188 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 4 to 5 people||155 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 6 to 7 people||128 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 8 to 9 people||120 US$ P.P.|
|for parties of 10 to 14 people||93 US$ P.P.|
Prices are per person and the entrance fee cost is excluded. We will inform you about the cost of entrance fees while response your booking request.
A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 04-12. We do not charge for ages between 00-04.
The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra 90,00 US$ per day for the other languages guided.
Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.
We request full amount payment for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
If cruise ship cancel the stop in Piraeus (Athens) port, there is full refund of your payment.
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make new friends, share van & SAVE !!!
Save money on your Athens Shore Excursion and make new friends to enjoy your tour with by simply creating your own Private Tour Sharing Group.
Simply place a topic on Cruise Critic Roll Call and invite others like minded cruisers from your ship to join your tour.
The vehicle can accommodate up to 9 participants.
For optimal savings, you can create a group of 9 persons.
For more comfort and space inside the vehicle, we suggest up to 8 passengers.
You can book your Shore Excursion early, and add others to your tour as they join. To prevent disappointments, we do not recommend last minute additions made less than 5 day prior to the tour date to ensure proper size vehicle will still be available on your tour date. If your tour group reaches 9 persons, please inquire to ensure there are suitable vehicles on your tour date.
You can secure a large vehicle by booking the maximum group size you intend to create and then just add the new members as they join.
Please provide us with the LEAD NAME and E-MAIL ADDRESS of the other members of your group who don't share the same E-Mail in the reservation so we can reach everyone in the group with important information.
Please keep us posted with any changes in your group size in advance so we can best assist and accommodate your needs.