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Classic City Tours

  • 280 E. Dougherty St.|
  • Athens GA 30601
  • 706.208.TOUR (8687)
  • |Toll Free: 866-455-1820
  • Region: Downtown


Classic City Tours, located at the Athens Welcome Center, provides a full range of tour and transportation services for individuals and groups. Set out on your own with one of six self-guided tours, take a guided Heritage Tour by bus, or schedule a customized tour tailored to your specific interests. Visit the Classic City Tours website for downloadable self-guided tours and more information on the guided tours described below:


Athens Heritage Tour:

Witness the evolution of Athens on this fascinating bus tour! Some of the sites on this tour include downtown Athens, historic neighborhoods and landmarks, and selected sites on the University of Georgia campus. Tours begin at the Athens Welcome Center.

When: 2:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Reservations 24 hours in advance - Call 706-208-8687.  

Minimum 4 participants. Walk-ins accommodated when possible.            

Approximate running time: 1.5 hours
Cost: $15.00 per person
Group Rate: Discounted rates for 10 or more persons available with advance notice. Single payment is required. 

Museum Mile Tour of Historic House Interiors:

The Museum Mile Tour is a two-hour tour of Athens' four unique house museums. In each house, you will see a different era of Athens history, from the Federal Style Church-Waddel-Brumby House, Greek Revival T.R.R. Cobb House and Taylor-Grady House, to the late Victorian Ware-Lyndon House. Tour begins at the Athens Welcome Center.

When: 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Reservations 24 hours in advance - Call 706-208-8687.  

Minimum 4 participants. Walk-ins accommodated when possible. 

Minimum 4 participants.

Approximate running time: 2.25 hours
Cost: $20 per person

Other Classic City Tours Services: 

Shuttle Services
Professional shuttle service on our 19-passenger tour bus is available for events, meetings, and conferences. The cost is $80 per hours. Billing ime is continuous unless there is at least a 3-hour break between the initial drop off and later return pick-ups. Shuttle reservations require advance payment information, a non-refundable $50 deposit, and a signed Confirmation Agreement.
Call for availability.

Step-On Tour Guides
Let one of our local tour guides step onto your bus or vehicle for a guided tour of Athens. Allow one-hour for the Athens Heritage Tour or spend all day in Athens and let us craft a special itinerary for your group. Other specialty and custom tours are also available and a one-hour bus tour can be combined with step-off visits to our house museums and other attractions.
Cost: $50.00 per hour.  Advance reservations required. 

Specialty Tours and Corporate Tours
Let Classic City Tours craft a memorable experience for your event or conference. There are many options -Choose a walking tour of historic downtown and the UGA North Campus, and tours of Athens Music History, African-American History, Athens Arts, and Gardens. All can be combined with visits to a number of local museums and attractions. Ask about our seasonal tours such as the Haunted Happy Hour Tour and the Holiday Spirits Tour of Athens House Museum Interiors.



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