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Exclusive Medieval Town of Rhodes

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Exclusive Medieval Town of Rhodes

After meeting your professionally trained guide on the pier, you will set off in your transportation to see the highlights of ancient and modern-day Rhodes during this picturesque orientation tour of the city. As you pass by the Mandraki Esplanade, you will see the government buildings, Church of Annunciation built in 1925, a replica of the Old Church of the Knights of St. John and the Deer Statues at the entrance of Mandraki Port where it is believed the Colossus of Rhodes once stood.

Your drive will then continue up to Monte Smith for panoramic views and photo opportunities of Rhodes and the Aegean Sea. From here, you will continue to the top of Rhodes' Old City. You will disembark your transportation at the Gate d'Amboise, from where you will begin your Old Town walking tour.

As you pass through the medieval walls and into the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Medieval Town of Rhodes. the first site that meets you is the imposing Grand Master's Palace. The Palace was built in the 14th century A.D., destroyed in 1856 and rebuilt in 1939 by the Italians in order to accommodate the King of Italy, Emmanuel II and Mussolini.

Most cruise line tours only visit the outside of the palace, but on this tour, after your guide gives you a brief history of the knights outside, they will lead you on a guided walking tour of the palace.

After leaving the palace, you will walk down the Street of the Knights, where you will see the many inns once occupied by the crusaders. It is considered the most beautiful area of the Old City. At the end of the street, you will see the exterior of what is now the Archaeological Museum. Formerly the Knights' Hospital, the museum was built in 1440 A.D., and is the most spectacular and well-preserved building in the Old City.

Your guide will answer any questions about additional sightseeing, shopping or where you can find some of the wonderful Greek food before giving you some free time for browsing at your leisure. At the appointed time for those guests wishing to return to the ship pier, your guide will lead you to the transportation for the approximate 3 - 5 minute drive back to the pier. For guests wishing longer in the Old City, please just let your guide know you are ending your tour there.

Shore Excursion Size
Small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
End of Cruise Pier (Details will be provided after tour is booked)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Dress
Comfortable clothing is recommended and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are required. Sun glasses and sun screen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, cobblestone and packed dirt surfaces, some on inclines. There is a double flight of stairs to reach the main rooms of the Grand Masters Palace.
5 Stars5Based On 47 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsTake This OneJanuary 02, 2020

Reviewer: rick anderson
Great tour...smaller group. Rhodes is very interesting and the guide was very good.

5 StarsFun tourDecember 28, 2019

Reviewer: Bari Kahn
The guide was knowledgeable and professional. She was patient with all the questions of the tourists and was very good about keeping the group together.

5 StarsBest way to see this histrionic island December 11, 2019

Reviewer: Athena Bell
Our tour was a great way to experience and explore this beautiful island in a short period of time.

4 StarsMedieval Town RhodesDecember 02, 2019

Reviewer: Bradford Wainwright
As expected.

5 StarsFascinating RhodesNovember 12, 2019

Reviewer: Lance and Candy E Gidcumb
Wasn't expecting such an interesting tour based on comments from other travelers. This was much the opposite! Great guide, very knowledgeable and personable.

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