Day Tour

Touching History (3 Hours 45 Minutes)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Athens, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Touching History (3 Hours 45 Minutes)

Athens, Greece

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts


Lunch, Dinner

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Discover the ‘Age of Revolutions’ and early 19th century Greek history in one unforgettable experience. Explore the elegant charm of Vasilissis Sofias Avenue while you walk to the Benaki Museum, one of Greece’s finest and most renowned cultural institutions.

Accompanied by a 19th century expert, you will trace the origins of modern Greece, from the revolution against Ottoman rule to the formation of the Greek state. You will come to understand the conditions that gave birth to the revolution, hear harrowing tales of battle from Greece’s struggle for independence, and discover how Greece’s destiny was shaped in part by Age of Enlightenment philosophy and the French and American Revolutions.

The Benaki Museum will then lead the tour back into its vaults, allowing guests to explore, touch and feel real artifacts and heirlooms from the men and women who wrote Greece’s modern history. These treasured items have donated to the Benaki Museum over the past decades and are currently not on public display.

The day concludes with a meal at the Museum’s restaurant, featuring breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the National Garden and a special surprise from the Museum’s gift shop to further enhance the 19th-century experience.

Virtuoso guests also have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable night at the Museum, which will open its doors exclusively for them. The night includes a private tour of the historical heirlooms exhibition, an exclusive hands-on experience at the Museum’s vaults and a private, catered dinner at the rooftop restaurant.

About Us

Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker