Rhodes Town / Acropolis of Rhodes / The Valley of the Butterflies / The Ostrich Farm and Zoo / The Bee Museum
Fun Tour, a Great Family Experience! This tour is exclusively designed for families with children of all ages!! Our educational and fun tour includes some of the most popular sights for children in Rhodes that come highly recommended from the families who have enjoyed personal sightseeing with us!
Private Tour Overview - Half Day
The Old Harbor - According to the tradition the Colossus of Rhodes
The North Point of the Island - Aegean and Med Sea
Acropolis of Rhodes - The Panoramic View of the City
Acropolis of Rhodes - The temple of Apollo, the Theatre and the Greek Stadium
We drive south west 23 km / 14,3 miles
The Butterflies Valley - Unique Nature Reserve
The "Rhodes Ostrich Farm and Zoo Park" - Over 120 ostriches
The Bee Museum - The only Bee Museum in Greece
Back to Rhodes Town / Cruise Port / or to your place
Duration: 4:30 hours
Extensions: You can add more Attractions
Suggested time for this tour: mid June to mid September
Private Tour Details
(Stop Photos) = Stop and get out of the car for photos from outside of the Sight/building
(Stop Visit Photos) Stop and visit - go inside the sight/building for photos
Private Tour Activity Level: Easy
Private Tour Vehicle: Sedan Car Mercedes Benz - hold 4 passengers comfortably, plus the driver (bigger group?)
Private Tour Driver: English speaking knowledgeable tour/driver specialize in Private Tours
Private Tour Start Time: 9:00 AM. Or later If you are a Cruise Ship Passenger - depend on your cruise ship dock time. If the ship arrives late into port, we'll adjust our schedules, and the rental time will start from the moment you meet your tour/driver
Private Tour Meeting Point: Hotel / Port / Airport (Meeting point varies depending on option booked)
Private Tour Extensions: You can extend or change the itinerary of this private tour as you like. You can extend the tour for lunch, swimming, and water sports. Or for the Faliraki Water Park (the biggest in Europe) for high adrenaline emotions!
Private Tour Description:
COLOSSUS OF RHODES
From your selected point, you’ll be driven to the entrance of the old harbor, atop tall columns, stand the two bronze deer - characteristic landmarks of the island. Here, according to tradition, was the place where the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, once stood (Stop Visit Photos)
THE NORTH POINT OF THE ISLAND
Then past the imposing buildings of the New town and the North Point of the Island (where the Aegean and Mediterranean sea meet)
Continuing up the hillside to Monte Smith (The Acropolis of Rhodes city). Enjoy excellent views of the new and old town of Rhodes (Stop Photos) Then we drive to the Temple of Apollo, and the restored Greek Stadium and the Greek Theatre. The kids can run into the Old Stadium and feel the Ancient Greek athletic spirit. (Stop Visit Photos)
VALLEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Your journey to the “Valley of the Batterflies” will take you along a beautiful, 20km (14,3mi) drive on the west coast of the island. This site is beautifully arranged with wooden bridges, from mid-June to mid-September thousands of butterflies appear. We drive you to the upper gate, so you walk down the valley (Stop Visit Photos)
RHODES OSTRICH FARM AND ZOO PARK
We continue our drive to “Rhodes Ostrich Farm and Zoo Park” This animal farm will delight both young and old. Here you’ll have the opportunity to get a closer look at these feathered birds (Over 120 ostriches) living within a purely natural environment. As well as kinds of rare animals. (Stop Visit Photos)
On the way back we visit the “Bee Museum” (the only Bee Museum in Greece) Discover the life circle of the bees and their caste system in transparent hives and learn everything about the honey. The various types, and its nutritional value. Free honey tasting and the traditional “melekounia” (traditional snack) which is made from honey, sesame seeds, almonds, cinnamon and orange. They also have different types of honey products as cosmetics
BACK TO THE STARTING POINT
Upon returning to Rhodes Town, you may choose to be dropped back to your hotel or back to your ship, or near the city gates of the Old Town for independent browsing. You would then be responsible for your own return to the ship on foot, which will be docked approximately a quarter mile away.
Frequently Asked Questions
+Q: How long are the stops to visit the landmarks and take pictures? Will the kids have time to really look around?
A: The kids will have plenty of time to look around and take photos of the landmarks and we watch how the tour progresses at each landmark and adjust the tour accordingly.
+Q: How much is the entrance fee in the Acropolis of Rhodes, the Valley of the Butterflies, the Ostrich Farm, and the Bee Museum?
A: There is no entrance fee in the Acropolis of Rhodes Valley of the Butterflies: Low season Adults 3 Euros, High season Adults 5 Euros, Kids under 12 years old free Ostrich Farm: Adults 7 Euros, Children under 12 years 4 Euros (Kids under 3 years Free) Bee Museum: Adults 3 Euros, Children under 5 years Free, Children between age 6 to 18 1,50 Euros, Students 1,50 Euros, Seniors over 65 years old 1,50 Euros
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The price of the tours includes a Mercedes Benz vehicle with a professionally licensed English-speaking Driver (and/or Tour Guide for guided tours), all vehicle, driver, Tour Guide expenses, insurance, and personalized customer service.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Except when otherwise stated, tour prices do not include entrance fees to monuments, museums, or any other sites visited, lunch, gratuities, or other client personal expenses.
PRIVATE TOURS, SHORE EXCURSIONS, TRANSFERS
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TOURING WITH CHILDREN
Tours offered are geared toward adult participants. The content and commentary during private guided tours may include subjects such as History, Ancient Rhodes, Architecture, Culture, and other subjects that children may or may not find interesting. The tours provided are not geared toward interests of children.
If you are interested in “kid friendly” activities, we can suggest other venues you can explore separately during your stay in Rhodes that are more suitable for children. The tours we offer are rich in historical and cultural content that is most understood and appreciated by adults who share such interests.
YOUR TOUR-DRIVER (CHAUFFEUR)
For the Driving Tours (Chauffeured Tours) you are provided a private tour with a Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide and will not provide services of a guide.
Greece has strict laws and regulations in place to protect licensed tour guides. This makes it unlawful for Tour Drivers to offer commentary about sites outside the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Hellenic laws, Tour Drivers may not accompany our guests inside monuments and museums. Only licensed Tour Guides may guide you at the sites you visit.
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