Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Athens Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The hop on hop off helped us a lot to move anywhere where we wanted to be. Easily available too! Value for money!
The HOHO bus is great! When we first arrived, we rode it all over the whole route so we could see where we wanted to get off and spend more time the next day. It was a very hot day, but you could choose whether to sit up top or downstairs, where there was some AC. I recommend this tour as a good way to see the city with the convenience of not having to take a taxi everywhere.
The bus was very convenient, was easily available wherever we wanted to get back on, was cool and breezy.
A few times, I couldn't hear the commentary on the earphones, but most passengers knew what we were driving by.
I would recommend it to others, but understand that the wait at the bottom of the Acropolis may be a little longer than other stops.
This was a really good decision! Be sure to pre-book the tickets. The staff and drivers are very friendly and professional. I would do this again...... 2 thumbs up!!!!!!
Great tour! I could not have asked for a better way to see Athens. We had a great time. The staff were very nice.
Highly recommend this tour. It was so simple and so reasonable. We left the ship and literally walked to the hop on hop off bus (about 10 minutes on a flat road). We saw lots of Athens from the top of the bus had a wonder round the town, the Acropolis etc and then got back on the bus and back to the ship. Stress free, very organised and well worth the £15 or so which we paid.
No hassle pickup at cruise terminal, pleasant and helpful staff, good audio quality of the tour. Used both Red and Blue lines, would definitely use Viator for any future bookings, made our day in Athens.
The hop on hop off bus was ideal for seeing Athens. The commentary was interesting and informative and the interest features for each stop were well explained. It was so handy to access from our cruise ship and the benefit of the availability to purchase parasols on board was very welcome considering it was 38 degrees! Many thanks for an excellent service.
Buses were clean and tour guides were helpful and friendly. It was a great way to see and get around Athens. Would recommend it strongly.
The bus was easily available at the cruise terminal. The red and blue busses ran exactly to time which made it easy to plan our tour stops. The audio on the bus worked well and was very informative.
Cannot fault this excursion. We could choose where we wanted to get on and off the bus and what we were interested in seeing. The bus was waiting at the port where we were told it would be.
Our cruiseline docked near gate 2. The cruiseline staff were very unhelpful when we asked about where to go to gate 1 where we were supposed to pick up the viator bus. Turns out that gate 1 from gate 2 was only a 5 minute walk. It was clear the cruise wanted to push their paid excursions, but pay no attention! One cruise leader even said gate 1 was a 30 minute walk and started selling their excursion to us.
We loved taking the hop on hop off bus which we now call hoho for short. We used both routes (blue and red), which allowed us to see all of athens. They were timely, clean, friendly and just great! I highly recommend them.
This is the way to see Athens! It's convenient and good value. The service is efficient and the staff is very friendly. The on-board commentary was excellent. I will highly recommend Viator to any visitor to Athens and will certainly use their services again. I took a large group on tour and they were all happy to see Athens at their own pace using this hop-on hop-on service. Abie Dawjee, Durban, South Africa
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.