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After a little orientation this turned out to be a great way to see Athens.
Picked it up about a 2 blocks from our hotel. The Visconti Palace. I would recommend purchasing your ticket ahead of time, otherwise you are purchasing it directly from the driver who isn't a wealth of info. On the day we used the bus it couldn't complete the entire route because there was a parade by the colosseum. It was still a great idea and experience. We rode up top and saw a lot. The earbuds worked great and the information was good. Overall it was exc. and I would recommend it.
Great way to see Athens...buses were on time and we appreciated the flexibility.
The tour was great. After many tour guides, it was a nice break to do Athens on our own. The one recommendation I have is to give the option to pre-purchase the tickets to the sites. The lines were incredibly long and we lost valuable time. It seems like it would be a simple thing to add to the tour and a huge benefit for the consumer.
Easy to find bus at cruise port! Plenty of buses for everyone and always on time! Tour was informative and a great form of tranportation to get around the city and to and from the port!
Easy enough and traveling peak season, buying this in advance, it kills the wait time in line. When we arrived at the port, we walked through the welcome center/duty free area. Walk pass the taxis and follow the side walk to the right, there will be a bus stand of a few hop on/off buses. This one had a longer line, but because our tour was already paid for, we took the voucher directly to the bus driver and he handed us our earphones and maps and we were on our way. Now they did NOT run the air conditioner...it was well known as the BBQ bus from the taxi drivers trying to get us to buy a tour from them instead. So a seat on top would be awesome! Especially if you have a driver that lowers the shade on top, so there is no sun baking you, just a good breeze. I would surely do this option again!
We arrived on Easter Sunday and the entire city was closed down. THANK GOODNESS FOR VIATOR! Without the narrative we would have no idea of what we were seeing or of the history of Athens. Bus was clean, narrative very informative and personnel extremely courteous. Best value on our trip.
Our cruise itinerary changed due to bad weather so we arrived in Athens a day earlier than we had booked our bus tour. This did not pose a problem and we were able to due the hop-on hop-off with no problem at all. Highly recommended.
Very well organised with lots of knowledgeable and efficient helpers at key bus stops. The Blue Route took us from the cruise terminal in Piraeus to the Acropolis, which was very convenient. We were able to spend a long time looking around this historic site. After the Acropolis visit, we were able to pick up the Red Route from the same stop, in order to see the rest of the city from the open top of the bus. On returning to the Acropolis stop we were transferred to what seemed to be a port-only bus, which took us speedily back to the cruise terminal at Piraeus.
City Sightseeing is an amazing tour. You get to see most of the city while choosing to explore more or keep sightseeing. The entire team is very helpful and tries to make your trip excellent. If a problem comes up the team smoothly correct it with little effort on your part.
The HOHO is the best way to see all the sites in Athens when time is at a premium. All the major sites are visited with buses leaving about every fifteen minutes. We use it as a taxi as well to get to and from other areas as well as the major sites.
I had a great time. It was the best way to see Athens Ina day. Thank you Viator!
Excellent service. Though there was a demonstration, the driver maneuvered cleverly and we had a special trip back to the cruise ship