Experience Athens like never before

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Athens with our experienced local drivers. Our Athens Shore Excursions are designed specifically for cruise passengers docking in Piraeus and offer a comprehensive tour of the city’s wonders in just a few hours or a full day.

From the moment you disembark your cruise ship at the Port of Piraeus, we take care of everything. Enjoy a seamless experience as we guide you through Athens’ historical wonders, concluding with a convenient return to your ship.

As Athens’ premier choice for private shore excursions, we tailor each tour to provide a deeply personal and unforgettable exploration of Greece’s capital. Our dedicated team manages every aspect, including transportation and arrangements, ensuring a stress-free, enriching tour since 1989.

Beyond the Basics: Our Services

We extend our warm hospitality to passengers arriving or departing from Piraeus, offering a range of services including airport and hotel transfers, meet and greets, and comprehensive luggage handling. Our mission is to immerse you in the scenic beauty of Greece and encourage you to explore beyond the ship for a more fulfilling cruise vacation. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, our Athens shore excursions offer a wide variety of activities, from city tours and culinary adventures to outdoor explorations and cultural experiences. Space is limited, so book early to secure your spot on these popular tours!

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Why choose Shore Excursions?

At Best Greece Tours & Shore Excursions, we’re committed to providing exceptional travel experiences at attractive prices. Our private shore excursions offer a unique opportunity to explore Greece’s rich cultural heritage in a comfortable, intimate setting. Unlike larger tour groups, our excursions are designed to provide a more personal and engaging experience. With luxury vehicles and access to hidden gems that larger buses can’t reach, we bring the heart of each destination closer to you. Every day brings a new discovery ashore, promising a journey filled with unforgettable moments.

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For those who want to extend their adventure, we offer customized stays in iconic Greek cities such as Athens, Delphi and Olympia. Our expertise in private shore excursions means we can provide customized itineraries, including additional days to explore Greece’s historic cities, complete with transfers and tours. We understand the logistical challenges of cruise ship arrivals and work meticulously to provide flexible, quality excursions that avoid the crowds and maximize your time in Greece.

How we do it

  • We take into account the number of cruise ships arriving on the same date your ship comes to the port of call
  • Cruise lines such as Carnival, Disney, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruise, Pullmantur Cruises offer on board shore excursions, well organized but not flexible. These excursions are on a very strict departure and arrival time (imagine 1.000-3.000 cruise passengers or 20-40 tour buses to move around) that makes them be onto crowded excursion tour buses.
  • Best Greece Tours provide you with options on how to avoid the busy excursions times so you do not waste your valuable time on the queue when it is appropriate
  • Best Greece Tours Private Shore Excursions are Higher Quality when you travel on a cruise line shore excursion, you will likely be with a very large group of people. Our focus is smaller groups where our guests receive better service and a more personalized experience
  • Best Greece Tours prices are lower because we get direct rates from us because we are ourselves a Tour Operators

We Guarantee You’ll Return to your Ship on Time!

Cruise lines have been known to tell their customers that the ship may not wait if their customers are late returning to the ship. You don’t ever need to worry about that when you book with us. Best Greece Tours guarantee you will be returned on time. In the extremely unlikely event you are not, we will pay all costs to get you to the next port of call including accommodations, meals, transportation, and $500/person for the inconvenience.

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Before you book

  • Please click here to check our Shore Excursions in Greece, our tours specially designed for cruise ship passengers
  • If you don’t find what you are looking for feel free to contact us via e-mail or use our Contact Form. We usually reply within a few hours.
  • Our team is always available to ensure your excursions meet your expectations. Our customers can call us anytime, 7:30 am – 11:00 pm Athens time, if they encounter any difficulties while traveling.
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