ATHENS – available TOURS

If the weather is bad, you may miss the planned islands and shelter here, so you may discover more of Athens than you thought. Even if you don’t, it is a major port in the area that ships return to over and over.

Studying the tours on offer is perfect research for any port, but there are few here. It is a sun sea and beach paradise. 

The tour operators seek out anything worth seeing. Investigating what is available helps you make decisions about what you might achieve, whether walking, by public bus, within a tour, or safely with a ship organised tour.
Why do we say safely with the ship? Because the ship will wait for a ship-arranged tour to return even if it is late. It is in contact with the ship should anything happen to a guest. There are many reasons, not least the tour may be included with your cruise package. Also, the ship monitors the tour it resells to ensure you get what the tour offered. Everything from the time it stops and starts to the cleanliness of toilets. It is not in control of the elements, but it aims to give its guests the best experience it can. So we suggest before the ship tours are out, you do some research to be prepared. We have many films on Athens, including using the train in.

A local taxi picked up on the day may or may not be a great tour, but it remains anonymous and has no reputation. The later you take a private taxi at the dockside, our experience is the less they will show you because they all like to finish at the same time – early as possible. A tour operator, such as those from Get Your Guide listed here, or one booked via the ship has a body that can answer criticism if required. Sure you can shop around, we suggest you research around then look at the ship and our collection from Get Your Guide which should be the widest selection.

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SHIP TOURS help you choose your next ship Aurora Ship Tour Marella Discovery 2 Azura Ship Tour Cunard Queen Victoria Britannia Ship Tour Virgin Scarlet Lady Arcadia Ship Tour Ventura Ship Tour SUITE on P&O Every cruise ship and every fleet listed here

PORT GUIDES filmed by Doris Visits are a great way to research, remember your cruise and share your memories with your friends.   ATHENS GUIDE ANTIGUA CRETE GUIDE RHODES ST PETERSBURG ROME DUBROVNIK KEY WEST STATUE OF LIBERTY TOUR STAVANGER

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