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Ancient Delphi And Arachova

Experience the ancient city that was once regarded as the world's center and its historic sites like the Delphi Museum when you book this Athens cultural experience and tour of Delphi and Arachova.

Rome around ancient Delphi's most popular attractions like the Delphi Museum and its archeological site when you sign up for the exciting Athens excursion of Delphi and Arachova. You'll get time to enjoy Arachova's panoramic views as well as explore points of interest in Delphi's archaeological site, such as the Delphi Museum and Sanctuary. It's the ideal tour for history enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

Your tour starts with a scenic drive to Delphi through the traditional village of Arachova, a historic town known for its vivid multi-colored carpets. Upon your arrival in Delphi, you'll pay a visit to the Delphi Sanctuary. This Pan-Hellenic sanctuary rests at the bottom of Mount Parnassos and is renowned for having Ancient Greece's most famous Oracle. The sanctuary was a central location of religion and culture for ancient Delphi, it was also the site where the Pythian Games were held, Greece's second most important games were held.

Peruse through the Delphi museum, where you'll find ancient wonders like the statute of the Charioteer. Greece's tyrant ruler Polyzalos dedicated this bronze statue to the Greek god Apollo after his triumphant win in a Pythian Games chariot race in 478 B.C. You'll also pass through the Castalian Springs--the ravine where Pythian Games athletes of ancient Delphi and pilgrims who came to see the Delphi Oracle would bathe. Experience the village of Arachova, where you'll find breathtaking views of the mountainous landscape before you return to your port destination in Athens.

From taking in panoramic views of mountainous terrain to exploring an ancient site once known as the center of the world, there's much to do on this exciting excursion of Delphi and Arachova. Make history come to life with an up-close experience and book this invigorating tour today!

Please Note: This tour provides cruise pier pick-up; however, the tour concludes in Downtown Athens and guests will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship at their own expense.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural, Walking
 
Tour Duration
10 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included.
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended
 
Restrictions
Lunch is on your own. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting. Your tour will conclude in downtown Athens. Your guide will be happy to provide options on the day as to what you may like to do after your tour concludes and also how you would prefer to return to the ship, at your own expense.
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

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Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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