Private Ancient Rhodes and Grand Masters Palace

Private Ancient Rhodes and Grand Masters Palace

Private Ancient Rhodes and Grand Masters Palace

Leaving the Mandraki port, the most picturesque of the three ports of the city, one is welcomed by two bronze deer. Erected where probably the famous Colossus of Rhodes used to stand, they have become the modern emblem of the city.

West of the city of Rhodes rises, to a height of some 300 feet, the hill of Mount Smith which constituted the Greek Acropolis, occupying the eastern slope of the hill. Situated in the midst of olive groves is a stadium of the 3rd century BC and a small theater of an unusual square form almost completely restored.

The slopes of the hill merge into the present town and the best starting point for a journey through medieval Rhodes is at the fortification walls (15th walk into the fascinating Old Town, full of impressive 15th rows of little shops - a modern touch to the medieval picture. The Street of the Knights, the official street of the Old Town follows the ancient road to the Palace of the Grand Masters, which is a palace and a fortress that dominates the area. The Grand Masters Palace was built by the Knights at the end of the 14th century. Floors are paved with ancient mosaics from the island of Kos.

After the visit of the Palace you will have the opportunity to mingle with all the other visitors for shopping on Socrates Street, which serves as the island's bazaar.

The tour of the town is entirely on foot. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. (Rest rooms facilities at the Grand Masters Palace.)

This tour is intended for groups of 12 or more passengers.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (Hours: 3.5)

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Hours: 3.5

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  • Guided motorcoach tour
  • Walking tour


Don't forget your camera. The tour of the Old town is entirely on foot (cobbled streets), therefore passengers with physical limitations should take this into consideration when booking. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and hats are recommended. Rest room facilities at the Grand Masters Palace.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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