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Frequently asked questions

How will I know that my reservation is confirmed?

Tour price guarantee: Our tour prices are subject to change without notice due to the unpredictability of currency rates and trip expenses (Fuels / road tolls...etc). However, your price for the tour you've selected will be locked and guaranteed the moment we receive your deposit.

After you sent us a deposit (usually 10% to 20%  non refundable / covers part of our office work ), you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will contain the details of your reservation after it is confirmed. After you have received the conformation e-mail that was sent to you, which contains the itinerary, your name and all the details regarding your reservation, print  the email or save it in your phone and keep it with you as it may be requested by your driver. Please read our Touring Info also...

Is it possible to select  a tour or a destination that is not listed on your website?

Certainly. Our website only contains suggestions. We can combine sites or we can reduce the schedule if you have limited time.  We provide private tours all around the mainland of Greece with fixed and flexible schedules per your request... Simply send us an e-mail containing the tour or destination you are interested in and we will contact you as soon as possible with information regarding the cost and details

What do the rates include and what do they not?

Rates include all local taxes, VAT, road tolls, Ferry (where needed) and baggage charges.
Not included: Entrance fees: Archaeological sites, Museums, Caves, Castles or drinks, meals, accommodation (except if there is prior agreement) and/or gratuities.
Prices are per vehicle and not per person
Our drivers are seasoned travelers and are dedicated to helping you. However your driver/guide is not permitted to guide you in archaeological sites and museums, only licensed guides from the ministry of culture are allowed to do so. Should you require such an extra service, we can book a licensed guide for you.​

Gratuities in Greece?

As the competition between companies and drivers is high, our offers cover our main costs (Fuels, road tolls, accommodation, taxes...etc). Tips in Greece, as all over Europe, are optional. However, a tip as a gesture of gratitude for good services offered is always appreciated. There is no standard amount, but depending on the trip's total cost, this can range between 10% to 20% for transfers or daily tours and 5% to 15% for multiple day tours.

What is the difference between a licensed tour/guide and a driver/guide?

Our drivers are licensed drivers/ guides who are well informed about the sites and their history. Licensed drivers however, cannot guide you inside archaeological sites or museums. Only licensed tour guides, who are accredited with the Ministry of Culture, can provide a fully-guided sightseeing experience inside archaeological sites and museums, but the licensed tour/ guides are not allowed to drive you... If you want a licensed tour guide for a certain museum or archaeological site in Greece, we can arrange one for you or you can make your own arrangements. This is an extra service.

What is the ticket cost for Athens / Acropolis - Parthenon?

Athens has some spectacular archaeological sites and museums, right in the heart of the city. And most of them charge an entrance fee. For example, a ticket to the Acropolis including the North and South Slopes costs 20  (reduced to 10€ during winter, from 1st November to 31st March. Entry to all government managed sites and museums in winter is half of what it costs during summer). For those wishing to visit the Acropolis and some of the other sites there is a multi-site ticket that costs 30€ (there is no winter reduction for the special, combined ticket). The ticket is valid for four consecutive days. This ticket gives access to the Acropolis and five of the other must see archaeological sites in Athens, including the Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Agora , Zeus Temple, Dionysus Theater. Please read more in our touring info

I need to book a tour or a transfer in a few hours, can I make a reservation?

Yes, but instead of e-mail you must send us a text message or make a direct call. Time zone: Greece is seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the USA and Canada. Daylight saving time in Greece goes into effect each year usually from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October. From USA (01130) 6973057711.From Europe (0030) 697 305 7711. You can use Viber or WhatsUp. From other countries please view this link  https://countrycode.org/greece   Please do not call from 23.00 to 07.00 GMT +2. For e-mail confirmation we might need up to 8-12 hours depending on your country (time difference).
What choices do I have for a Layover tour from Athens/Airport or Piraeus /Port?
​Arriving in Athens for just a few hours and you’re not sure what to do? We suggest two tours. We will offer both Layover Tours with Free Transfer from Athens Airport or Piraeus port.
Join our private layover tour in Athens. Visit the Acropolis hill, the Parthenon and the best highlights in a few hours! Athens Layover tour or  Cape Sounion tour, a wonderful ride by the Athenian Riviera, visit the famous Temple of Poseidon. You will have a great experience and a wonderful day! 1) Athens Layover tour  2)  Cape Sounion Layover tour

Is my tour Private and Flexible?

Tours are private, personal and flexible just for you and your party.
Number of People: We cater for any size of group, the tours are private, your group only, and therefore totally flexible, tailor-made just for you, your friends, family and affiliates.
Hours: Tour is private and flexible, however we only request that you keep in mind the agreed hours, for half or day tours. If you would like to extend your tour, please arrange this with your driver to come to a fair arrangement.
Vehicle type: We use  modern, Sedans, Minivan or Minibus vehicles, legal and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization, Smoking free, fully air-conditioned.

Can I visit several sites in one day?

Greece is surrounded by water, but the mainland is full of mountains. Greece has very few valleys. Even if the distances between cities look near on the map, they will take a long time to approach. Also keep in mind the weather conditions up on the mountains. (For Example: We have requests For One day tour to Meteora- It could be done in one Day - but is about 800 km and 1/3 of them on mountains , we do not recommend it)
We try to include as many schedules as possible on our website, to different destinations all around the mainland of Greece. However these schedules can be affected by weather conditions or day light save hours. (End October - End March)
Our website is not just designed to accommodate clients. We have tried to include as much useful and practical information about Greece as possible to assist you in your planning. Please look through our site and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. We are happy to help all visitors to Greece regardless of whether you use our services or not. Best visit/sites in Greece

We are thinking of visiting Greece on a cruise ship and not carry our luggage every other day.

Cruise ships usually have good deals and the idea that you do not have to carry your luggage wherever you go is attractive. However, most of the time you will be at sea, and you will not have the chance to see the inner mainland or spend a night in a village up on the mountains or on the coast. Whichever place you visit, you will queue with hundreds of other passengers and the time you will have to visit the area is limited. For every excursion you would like to participate in will come at an extra cost. Our point is, you can make a request and we will help you carry your luggage, as a  part of our service, at no extra cost.

I like your photos, your scripts/texts. Can I copy/paste on my own website/magazine?

Thank you for visiting our site Greece Private Tours, a unique Web photo site. Although we have greatly enjoyed traveling around Greece, checking out places, taking photos and writing our articles, as we are sure you can appreciate, it was at great expense and also time consuming. We continue to develop the site updating and adding new information constantly.
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