Piraeus (Athens), Greece
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
The remains of ancient Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean -- a city that stood for more than 25 centuries.
On this panoramic tour, which involves sightseeing from the motorcoach, you will pass the Arch of Hadrian, the statue of Lord Byron, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which took 700 years to complete. Continuing towards Constitution Square, view the former Royal Palace, where the Evzones National Guard keep watch in their traditional costume over the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
See the all-marble Olympic Stadium built for the modern Olympic Games in 1896. Pass by the National Gardens and drive along University Street, whose numerous neo-Classical buildings include the University and the Library. You will stop to snap a few photos at the foot of the Acropolis.
Shopping time is included at the end of the tour
There is a walk of 180-300 yards from the ship to the motorcoach. Wear comfortable non-skid walking shoes. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise ends in Athens, with flights departing after 3pm. If you have already purchased an airport transfer with your cruise booking, a refund will be processed on board the ship, as this excursion automatically includes a transfer.