Getting to Know the City of Athens - Full day tour

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Getting to Know the City of Athens - Full day tour

from 110.00

Full Day tour from the Royal Gardens to the Literary Salons, a colourful journey through Greece's Modern History that will captivate all the senses.

Visiting Places: National Garden of Athens, Numismatic Museum (Iliou Melathron), Museum of the City of Athens, Benaki Museum

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Why we like it

This tour is ideal to explore a different part of the Greek culture, beyond the usual Acropolis and classical landmarks - we highly recommend it especially for second time visitors who have explored all the usual paths. A great way to spend a day! 

Activity Description

Explore a different side of Greek culture with a walking tour that will introduce you to the art and culture of 19th and 20th century.

In Getting to Know the City of Athens, you’ll stroll through the enchanting National Garden to discover its history and flora, visit the first temporary residence of Greece’s first royal couple, as well as one of the capital’s best museums. Of course, the tour will also give you the opportunity to taste the renowned Greek cuisine at the capital’s finest hidden gems.

Special Features

  • Take a guided tour of the National Garden with a landscape architect and learn the fascinating history of one of the city’s most important and beautiful landmarks
  • Discover Greece’s modern history with a themed tour of the Numismatic Museum and the Museum of the City of Athens, once the residence of Greece’s first royal couple
  • 19th-century expert-led tour of Benaki Museum’s neoclassical exhibition
  • Relax over coffee at Numismatic Museum’s café, a chic hidden oasis in the center of Athens
  • Enjoy the finest in Greek cuisine with a light lunch and dinner at a roof garden overlooking the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus

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Activity Snapshot

Start Time: 9:15am till 9:45pm with Free Time (break) 2:30pm-5:30pm. Thu & Sat | All Year.

Duration: Full day 12.5 hours (approx.), including 3h break. 

Meeting Point: Syntagma Square (meeting / ending)

Group Size:  Tour can run for max 14 persons. Prices quoted here are per group and vary with the group size. 

Pace: Easy, walking. (*The Greek terrain is often hilly, in the countryside and in urban areas alike. If you have mobility issues or special requirements, please specify so in your booking form in order to advise the Vendor accordingly. who will strive to provide you with additional accessibility information and find a suitable solution.)

Spoken Language: English, Greek, French and Spanish. More languages are available upon request

Included: Field expert (historian), all entrance fees, coffee break, light lunch and 3-course dinner, all meals include wine, beer or sodas. 

Excluded: Other food & drinks, alcoholic beverages other than wine and beer (e.g. spirits) with meals, transport to/from meeting points unless otherwise mentioned, gratuities (optional)

Note: This tour is for private parties. Special dietary preferences can be catered upon request. This is a family friendly tour. Optional private transfer to and from the meeting point is available upon request.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Infants 0-2 years (0-23 months): Free of charge | Children 2-12 yrs: 50% discount | Children 13-18 yrs: 20% discount. Get your discount code for kids here

Vendor: DGC

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations up to 14 days in advance: 50% refundable; cancellations less than 14 days before the tour start date and no-shows: no refunds

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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