Reviewer: Deborah Grundman
Stephania was a fantastic guide. She was so well-informed and passionate about her city. The Palace is very beautiful with quilt-like mosaics everywhere. We were fortunate to find a local artisan in the shopping streets with finely made wooden pyramidal 'toys'. A most special gift to have. One caution - don't forget your eyeglasses on the bus! Another local guide tried to make connections with our guide later to solve our problem, but it wasn't possible. I appreciated the gracious effort.
Reviewer: Carol Shepherd
Great and very informative tour of Rhodes. The guide was very passionate about the island and its history and was truly an expert and historian. We enjoyed the over view of the island before entering old town and visiting the castle with beautiful mosaics. Rhodes was one of our favorite ports and we truly enjoyed our tour. Just the right length and pace, and a great guide!
Reviewer: Marcine Lohman
The Medieval town of Rhodes is fantastic. You do a lot of walking but it is fairly level with few hills. The only strenuous part is walking the stairs in the Grand Masters Palace. Warning: There are no hand rails. But it's well worth seeing. We opted to just walk back to the ship (even with my bad knee) which is very close by. I'm so glad I got to see this site.
Reviewer: William L and Paige C Horn
Reviewer: William L and Paige C Horn
Enjoyed the day
This tour will submerge you into the history of Rhodes. Our guide was detailed and knowledgable and was clearly proud for her city. This museum and site tour is for those who like historic sites. There is time at the end to dine and explore the charming streets of the old city. Eat at Nimmos for authentic cuisine and great hospitality. It is a short walk back to the pier and worth it, for the extra time in the city. Wear comfortable shoes for uneven cobbled streets.
Reviewer: Denise A Ross
I really didn't know anything about Rhodes. However, I learned a lot here. Enjoyed the castle. It was so interested to be able to explore the entire thing. The shopping was excellent. Loved the guide here.
Reviewer: Robin Scott
Guide was very knowledgeable. Some delays due to a person on the tour was constantly late at the meeting places.
Reviewer: Pat Ross
Due to transit strike we missed the driving portion of our tour. Guide for 2.0 hour walking portion was very knowledgeable and interesting.
Totally amazing!!! Our guide made it all come alive during our tour. She was so upbeat and informative. Her passion for her homeland was contagious. The medieval town had so much history and charm. An amazing tour for an amazing town!!
Reviewer: Sandy Fletcher
Our guide was a trained archeologist and entertained us with fascinating facts and history from the moment we boarded the bus. She kept the group organized and was extremely well informed.
Great tour and guide was the most knowledgeable in history not just of this Island but all of Greece. Loved every second.
Efficient pickup at the port, then we drove to Mandraki Harbor for a quick photo stop (needed more time here). Then we drove along the coast and up to scenic viewpoint Monte Smith with view of bay and island. Small view of Temple of Apollo Pythios and quick stop at the Acropolis of Rhodes (a bonus stop for 10-15 minutes). Then inside the walled Old Town, a guided tour of the Grand Master's Palace (entrance fee included), which took about an hour and was very interesting. Then guided walk down the Street of Knights (Ippoton street). At noon you can either leave the tour and walk back to the ship on your own later, or come back at 1pm and the bus will take you back. Most elected to just end there and have more free time in the Old Town on their own, as it's just a 5-10 minute walk back to the ship anyway. Overall, lovely little tour that packed a whole lot of good stuff into a short time. Good price, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Definitely recommend.
This was one of our top excursions. Our was very knowledgeable and experienced in Rhodes history. Our first stop was the Evangelismos Church at Mandraki Harbor with plenty of time wonder around and take in the area. A short ride along the coast and we arrived at the Temple of Apollo. Our guide shared her expert knowledge with us about the Acropolis of Rhodes which added tremendously to the experience. Then on to the Medieval Town of Rhodes which was incredibly well preserved. We had an amazing day in Rhodes thanks to this tour and historian guide. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Drew Blake
Our guide was a retired archaeology professor who made this ancient city come to life in his presentations. He lives on site for his decades of service. This excursion "knocked it out of the park".
Reviewer: Alma Rogers
We had an excellent tour guide that after a short ride to the top for a good view and picture opportunities of the island and it's history, we came back to the medevil town and we were given an extensive tour of the castle and ancient buildings, artworks and history. I took so many pictures I will have trouble remembering all the great stories. One of my favorite tours. After the tour we had an afternoon free to explore, shop and eat in one of the numerous cafes. Would have loved to have spent more time there.
Reviewer: Warren Frederick
Reviewer: Mike Frazier
Great tour. Highly recommend this tour. Very interesting
Reviewer: Kay Gibb
We were picked up by our tour guide just outside of ship in a nice mini bus and headed out for our tour. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about all aspects of Rhodes. It was a small group which was so nice and we were able to get to the main attractions before most other tours. Our tour guide spoke perfect English and even set up a small stop at a little restaurant so we could partake in a local Greek desert. The whole experience of the tour was very positive and would recommend Shore Excursions to everyone. We will definitely be using them again.
I am so happy we opted out of our cruise line excursion and chose to do Rhodes with Shore Ex. We had an extremely positive experience with "Elena" our guide, and "Nikos" our driver. We were actually the only participants so had a van to ourselves! They even had bottles of water available to us. Will always use Shore Excursions.
We were very pleased with our tour of Rhodes. The bus overview was good, and then the walking tour through the Palace. Our guide was very patient about answering questions.
Reviewer: Donald Wilt
Our guide was very knowledgeable and proud resident of Rhoades. I was not excited about the port stop by the cruise line, but glad we did. Beautiful island!
Loved all the excursions. Our guide Tony was especially great. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Paul Angel
It was short but good excursion
Reviewer: Sonia Gallegos
The bus ride there from the ship was comfortable. The town was so scenic and the churches were beautiful. Only complaint was that we did not have that much time to really look around because of the ship's time constraints.
Reviewer: George Sim
Very well organised tour. Lots of trees obscuring arena and parts of the tour. Very informative guide regarding palace etc. and plenty of time to explore the town.
Reviewer: John and Carole
Everything was in sinc on this tour.
Excellent place to visit
A delightful guide who did her best to show you her town.
Reviewer: Cat lover
I had no idea such a fascinating place exsisted. The guide was well-versed and courteous, waiting for those of us who move a little slower. I was disappointed that there was an extra fee to enter the Knights' Hospital. Perhaps this could be included for a slightly higher fee.
Again, we were met on the dock by a great tour guide. She was professional, very interesting and kept well to our scheduled events for the day. Rhodes is so much more than just the walled city and she expertly shared it with us. After the tour, we still had time to taxi across to the Mediterranean Sea to swim, taxi back to Rhodes and still quietly enjoy a stroll through and meal in the city. It really made for a nice day.
Our guide was so very interesting. She took great care to ensure we were all involved in the tour, could hear what she was telling us, and knew exactly where we were when. She was also very helpful in providing information about the area so we could explore afterwards on our own. The group was small enough so that time wasn't lost waiting for anyone to catch up, a big improvement over most cruise-line tours.
Reviewer: Tall Photographer in Tilley Hat
The attractions of Rhodes are very real, but it is pleasant now and then to encounter an excursion that keeps things in a tidy, pleasant space. The main attraction was, deservedly, the 14-th Century Palace of the Grand Masters. The grounds and beautifully preserved interiors were splendid. Following our tour of the palace we had the option of exploring the old city. Wonderful places for lunch were all around us. Rhodes was probably the high point of our Greek Isles tour -- and that says a lot. Our guide was excellent!
great tour for first time to Rhodes
Reviewer: Cool Gram
I will defintely use Shore Excursions on my next trip. It was far better than the tours from my ship. It was a great value and the local guides were trained, enthusiastic and knowledgeable..wanted us to learn and have a good time in their city. Tour guide was very good, I wanted more information about the Knights period in Rhodes.
the tour in Rhodes was informative and guide well informed. The highlight of the day was accompanying our guide for his lunch in a local Taverna at the tours conclusion. No words to describe how much fun and unique the experience was. The owner/chef took each of us back to his kitchen to see what had been prepared that day. No menu just selected from the multitude of available items, all delicious. We were wined and dined for a couple of hours on real local cuisine. It was fabulous
The cruise itinerary only allowed a few hours in this port but the tour was enough to give us a great overview of Rhodes in a short efficient time. THe tour was small which allowed personalized attention from the guide. Way better than the 40+ people groups from the cruises
THIS TOUR DELIVERS EXACTLY WHAT IS PROMISED. OUR GUIDE WAS A LOCAL, BORN AND RAISED IN RHODES AND OBVIOUSLY VERY PROUD OF HER CITY. SHE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROVIDED AMPLE TIME FOR PICTURES.