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CLASSIC CITY TOURS

Take a tour of Athens, Georgia! The Historic 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 Athens tours, take a guided Athens 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 reserving the guided tour of Athens, described below: 

Athens Heritage Tour:                                                 

Dig deeper into what makes Athens THE Classic City of the South as we introduce you to this vibrant Mecca of the arts, culture, and classic Southern living.  Begin your tour inside Athens’ oldest surviving residence – the home to two University Presidents – and learn how this great college town was birthed in the up-country that was once Native American territory.  Then board the bus for a one-hour overview of magnificent Antebellum homes and historic neighborhoods with a wide variety of architectural styles; see the eclectic Downtown, the University of Georgia campus, the world’s only “tree that owns itself” and downtown’s double-barreled cannon.  Allow 90 minutes. 

  • When: Offered daily at 1 PM. The tour runs 1.5 hours.
     
  • Reservations: Purchase tickets at www.athenswelcomecenter.com/tours. Advance booking is highly recommended, as it is the only way to guarantee your spot on a tour. This is important to ensure you are not disappointed in the event you arrive to a tour that is already at capacity. (Due to COVID-19, masks are required while indoors or inside the tour shuttle.) In the event you choose to pay on site without a reservation, you may do so only if a tour is not full.     
       
  • Cost: $20 per person. 
     
  • Group Rates: Please call 706-353-1820 to inquire about group rates.  
     

Other Classic City Tours Services: 

 

Shuttle Services                                                

Professional shuttle service on the Classic City Tour bus is available for weddings, events, meetings, and conferences. Call for availability and details.

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 driving tour or spend all day in Athens and let us craft a special itinerary for your group. Other specialty and custom tours are available and a one-hour bus tour can be combined with step-off visits to our house museums, the State Botanical Garden, Georgia Museum of Art, and other local attractions. Call for availability and details.

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. Any tour can be combined with visits to a number of local museums and attractions. Ask about our seasonal tours such as the Athens History & Hauntings Tour and the Holiday Spirits Tour of Athens House Museum Interiors.