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“Unhappy train”
Review of Athens Happy Train

Athens Happy Train
Ranked #286 of 343 Tours in Athens
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hop on and off this bright red train to take in the city’s main sights.
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We waited 45 minutes for the train. 2 appeared together and we were told to get on the first one with a large school group. What we were failed to be told was that as a group were on it it wasn’t going to stop anywhere. We had planned to disembark at the Acropolis. We and another family complained but the lady in charge just said we could travel again. Not the desired outcome as neither of us had the time or inclination. We passed a couple of places that looked like they were of interest but no information was given in English over the loud speaker. Waste of time and money.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Paloma D
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely thing to do if u with smaller kids. Goes up and down places of interest. Not very expensive. U can arrange stop when needed but sadly no bell to ask for stop. As we are before tourists season the train did not stop everywher except Acropolis. I actually dont mind. There is the audio guide ongoing. Really no problems and I would recommend.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank joo31
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

I can’t comment on the trip as it did not happen. We arrived and were invited to sit in the train and it would be setting off in ‘about 10 mins’. That was fine. We sat there for much longer than 10 mins so we asked how long only to be told they could not set off as there were road closures. I know this can’t be helped but when they knew this it would have been better service to tell us rather than let us sit there like idiots not going anywhere. Very disappointing and showed no care or concern for customers

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Susansno
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

We used the happy train more-so to get around and to see things quickly as we only had the 1 day in Athens.
The train itself was a fun experience but if I were to be taking it to hear the commentary on all the places we passed, I would have been disappointed.
Instead, we got off at the places we wanted to see and got back on when it came around later.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Angela_and_Brodie
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

The train audio system is very poor. The train also goes through very busy roads so the commentary is impossible to understand over the traffic noise. The driver and guide do not explain much on how it works unless asked in detail. They could not hear us when we asked to go down in one of the stops and we missed it. Finally, after waiting 15 extra minutes in one stop (train supposedly passes by every 30) with 2 more people, the driver did not see us and did not stop whether we shouted or jumped and moved our hands. Another 40 minutes wait..

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank cap10awesome
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