Frequent Questions for Athens (Piraeus) shore excursions

Pre-booked shore excursions

Frequent Asked Questions; You already know that there are tons of fun things waiting for you and your group aboard a cruise. But have you thought about plans for your party’s visits to our beautiful Piraeus port of Athens? Exploring the port of call Piraeus (Athens) will be one of the highlights of your cruise, and one of the best ways to do this is on a shore excursion.

All of our tours are operated by Athens Shore Excursion, an independent company, not by a third party. You will find a variety of shore excursion options selected specifically with families in mind. Adults and family-friendly activities may be available to make the most of your time in port.

You can reserve shore excursions for your voyage before you depart with your cruise. Just check availability and prices, choose the vehicle of the number of your group, receive all documents online, and you’ll be able to secure your place on any of the land-based adventures offered in the port of call Piraeus Athens.

Are your tours guided?

All cruise tours from Piraeus Port include a local English-speaking professional tour driver. Tour drivers will guide you and give information and the history of the sites you are going to visit, but tour drivers are not allowed to escort you inside the sited and museum. If you want a professional licensed tour guide we can arrange it for you at an extra cost or you can hire one at the Acropolis next to the entrance.

Frequent Asked Questions

Professional tour drivers

We selected only the most reputable and experienced tourism drivers available to provide your excursions. The tour drivers providing your excursions are selected by Athens Shore Excursion based on their excellent reputation for service, good knowledge of Greek history, culture, and safety.

Gratuities on Private Shore Excursions

Tipping is a discretionary matter. However, as it is customary around the world, is in Greece too, if one is pleased with their tour, to tip the tour driver-guide.

Children’s Pricing

On private shore excursion prices are per vehicle or price per vehicle divided by the number of passengers. So children’s price is included in the price of the vehicle.

Timing of shore excursions

One very important feature of taking an excursion organized by Athens Shore Excursion is that we closely monitor the departures and returns of all our private shore excursions. Therefore, our long experience in cruise tours and our online connection with Piraeus port authorities, together with your personal information of the departure of the ship, make sure we’ll be back on time, and your cruise ship does not sail until our private tour transportation has returned, so you can be assured that you won’t miss the ship.

Many of the cruise companies will wear you to keep in mind that when you make your own arrangements in port, or if you leave an organized tour of there’s, they will no longer be aware of your whereabouts; so be sure to schedule yourself with ample time to return to the ship before it sails. this is to make them feel worried and make a book with them.

Our answer to that is our thousands of cruise clients have already participated in one of our shore excursions.

Safety Ashore

Our primary concern at Athens Shore Excursion is your safety and security. We are in continuing contact with cruise companies and authorities concerning any travel advisories that might impact our cruises and shore excursion.

If the cruise company advises against travel to specific locations you visit, we would make the necessary changes. Although such itinerary changes occur infrequently, these changes are beyond our control. in this case, we will cancel your booking and return your money back.

We remind all of our clients that they must ultimately assume responsibility for their actions while ashore. In this regard, we would like to remind you of some common-sense precautions when visiting ports-of-call:

  • Stay in the normal tourist areas and don’t travel to out-of-the-way places without the benefit of your professional tour driver.
  • Do not leave any of your belongings unattended in public areas. You can leave them in the vehicle with your private driver taking care of them.
  • Be generally aware of people and activities around you.
  • Do not accept packages from anyone you don’t know personally.
  • Dress comfortable and behave like a tourist. You are very welcome to Greece.
  • Eating and drinking in Greece are clean, always fresh, and not expensive.

We thank you in advance for following these recommendations, which we believe will enhance the enjoyment of cruising with the Athens Shore Excursion.

How will we find you in Piraeus cruise port?


Cruise terminal: Piraeus has three cruise terminals, terminal A and terminal B and C. Disembark and walks outside the main arrival hall, where our driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it.

Can I review Shore & Land Excursion options without purchasing a cruise?

Yes, you can browse all excursions online. From the homepage, go to any of the options, and check the Shore & Land Excursions. You have the option to search by Keyword or use Advanced Search options. Scroll down the page and review your results.

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