Discovering Historic Athens: A Journey to the Acropolis and Beyond
Standard DreamTrip Embark on an exhilarating adventure through time and witness the awe-inspiring sites, relics, and monuments of Athens' rich history. Marvel at the world-renowned Acropolis, a UNESCO-protected gem, standing majestically in the heart of the city, and discover the mesmerizing Parthenon and other captivating landmarks that will leave you spellbound. Book by September 21.
*Note: you must book a Post-night at St George Lycabettus
OR a Pre-night at Continental Hotel Budapest
in order to make this a back-to-back trip.
About Your Trip
Get your camera ready for an epic adventure as you embark on a breathtaking panoramic bus tour of Athens. Prepare to be amazed by the ancient Parthenon ruins, and explore the captivating Acropolis Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the Panathenaic Stadium and the Temple of Olympian Zeus while indulging in a delectable 3-course lunch. Get ready to capture unforgettable shots of Athens' stunning landmarks on this unforgettable journey. What we love:
The stunning rooftop views at your boutique hotel, which has been named “Best Rooftop View Hotel” and “Best Scenic View Hotel” at the World Luxury Awards.
The chance to step back in time with visits to the Parthenon — a temple built in 438 B.C. for Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage — and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, built in the 5th century B.C. to honor the Greek ruler of gods and sky.
Discover iconic Athens landmarks, including the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights* in Athens, Greece, as well as:
Full-day tour of Athens. Includes 3-course lunch, admission fees for Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, an English-speaking guide and transportation via luxury coach. See Itinerary for details and restrictions.
Welcome reception in the hotel lobby with 1 complimentary drink per person (your choice of red or white house wine or juice) accompanied by breadsticks, salty sticks and olive dip.
20% discount at hotel’s Aegeos Spa. Choose from a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. (Please note: Services must be booked at least 10 days in advance. Visit the spa’sbooking page for more information on hours of operation, services, scheduling, etc.)
3 American-style buffet breakfasts and a 3-course farewell dinner.
A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)
A convenient “Know Before You Go” guide, with details of your trip and other helpful travel information;will be emailed to you within a week of your travel start date.
*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.
The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Athens International Airport (ATH), approximately 21 miles (34 kilometers) away.
Airfare is not included in the trip price.
Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel. Taxi or shuttle service is recommended.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 PM. 2-6 PM: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby. 6-7 PM: Welcome reception in the hotel with 1 complimentary drink per person (your choice of red or white house wine or juice) accompanied by breadsticks, salty sticks and olive dip. The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
7-8:45 AM: American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 AM – 5 PM: Full-day tour of Athens. Includes 3-course lunch, admission fees for Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, an English-speaking guide and transportation via luxury coach. See below for details and restrictions.
9 AM: Depart from the hotel.
Transfer to Acropolis of Athens and visit its ancient temple, the Parthenon.
During your visit, you’ll also have time to look around the new Acropolis Museum, which houses archaeological relics found atop the hill and surrounding slopes.
1-2 PM: Savor a 3-course lunch with 1 complimentary drink at a local restaurant.
Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the first site of the moderns.
Continue to the Temple of Olympian Zeus for a glimpse at the ruins and the few columns that still stand.
5 PM: Upon returning to the hotel, the rest of the day and evening are at your leisure.
Dinner is at your own expense.
7-10:30 AM: American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel. A day at your leisure. We suggest that you enjoy all that your hotel has to offer. You can lounge with a cocktail by the pool, explore the hotel’s fascinating art gallery or even head out on a self-guided adventure — the choice of fun is all yours. Lunch is at your own expense. 7-8:30 PM: 3-course farewell dinner with complimentary water and house wine (a half of a bottle per person).
7-10:30 AM: American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel. The rest of the morning is at your leisure until checkout. Check out of the hotel by noon.
Itinerary subject to change.
Full-day tour of Athens:
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
This activity involves walking outdoors, and up and down some stairs. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult your doctor prior to booking travel.
For safety reasons, this activity is not recommended for expectant mothers.
We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing and bring a hat and sunscreen.
Please note: Children ages 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult during this tour. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.
Flash photography is permitted at the venues visited during this tour.
Indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
Itinerary activities are subject to change due to weather conditions and may run in reverse order.
Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
Multi-award-winning St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel is a charming and elegant property featuring unbeatable panoramic views of the Acropolis and the city of Athens from its chic rooftop spaces. This family-friendly hotel is conveniently set in the upscale Kolonaki district, putting you mere steps from shops, museums, dining and more. After exciting days of exploring, retreat to your serene guest room, designed with comfort in mind.
2 rooftop restaurants, 1 bar and 1 poolside lounge, plus 24-hour room service available
Seasonal outdoor rooftop pool and tanning deck
Aegeos Spa, with massage services and face and body treatments available (at your own expense)
Fitness room and a yoga and Pilates studio
On-site art gallery, private screening room and Greek designer store
Kids’ Corner, with playroom, classes, activities and more
Underground parking available
Exterior/Superior Room accommodations with:
1 double bed or 2 twin beds (Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s) or extra rollaway bed.)
Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
Minimum occupancy 1 adult
Premium COCO-MAT bedding and towels
Hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers to use during your stay
Work desk and chair
Tea- and coffee-making facilities
Safe deposit box
Flat-screen television with satellite channels
Check-in: 2 PM Checkout: Noon Minimum check-in age is 18
St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel 2 Kleomenous Athens 106 75, Greece
Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.
Hotel Check-in Requirements:
By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card.
I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
Please note: As of January 1, 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism has enforced an “Overnight Stay Tax,” a charge that is applicable to tourists and which must be collected by the hotel upon check-in. This tax is dependent upon the star rating of the hotel and may vary between high and low seasons. This is a government implemented charge beyond the control of Rovia. Payment of this tax is the sole responsibility of the individual tourist; should the policy change, we will inform you and update this information.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your travel investment in case of unexpected cancellation. Travel can be unpredictable and country restrictions change regularly. Please understand that the cancellation policies listed in the Terms and Conditions will apply, and you are highly encouraged to purchase travel protection for your trip.
To get the best possible coverage, check out travel insurance soon after booking your trip. Some coverage plans may be time sensitive. Reminder: If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other travel documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
This DreamTrip experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If this DreamTrip is canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
Travel is unpredictable and country restrictions due to COVID-19 change regularly; please understand that the policies below apply and you are encouraged to purchase travel protection.
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 46 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis. *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.
Name Change Policies: Name changes are not permitted
for the DreamTrips Member(s) who booked this trip and are only allowed
for people who are traveling with said booking member. Name changes must
be done no later than September 21 and are subject to a fee of up to US$50. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Transfer Policies: Booking transfers from one member to another member are not allowed on this trip.
The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
Pricing shown is for each person and is based on 2 adults per room.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up to date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.