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Island Of Halki And Valley Of The Butterflies

Frolic among thousands of butterflies in a 600-acre nature park, relax on Halki island, and more on this scenic island tour in Rhodes.

Enjoy a day filled with butterflies, bay and beach views, and a relaxing time on the island of Halki when you book this scenic tour near Rhodes. While your scenic ten-hour excursion does not cover the entrance fee into the Valley of Butterflies it does include an escort, children under 10 get in free, making this excursion perfect for families and nature enthusiasts alike. Spend between one to 1.5 hours frolicking among thousands of butterflies at the Valley of Butterflies nature park. Your tour also provides a scenic boat cruise and return transfers to Halki Island and your port in Rhodes and the chance to relax on Halki Island for your convenience.

Your scenic full-day tour begins with a comfortable drive from your port to the iconic Valley of the Butterflies. This nature park is known as the Petaloudes Valley and stretches 600 acres wide. As the home to thousands of butterfly species, you'll find it easy to run into beautiful butterflies and Jersey tiger moth subspecies. The park is also home to a picturesque landscape of Oriental sweetgum trees, a lush forest, and a relaxing waterfall.

After taking in the stunning views of the Valley of the Butterflies, you'll head south to Kamiros Skala Harbor. Here, a boat awaits you to transport you on a relaxing cruise to the iconic Halki Island. Known also as Halki Island, the island of Halki dates back to ancient times when the Roman Empire ruled the land and now only is home to a few hundred residents. This small island features an unspoiled landscape dotted with rolling hills and secluded beaches, which you'll get to 3.5 hours to explore on your own. Take in the calming views of the crystalline waters or relax on the beach before heading back to your port.

From exploring a nature park filled with butterflies to relaxing on a peaceful island off Rhodes' west coast, this scenic island tour offers much for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Reserve your spot on this relaxing tour today and get ready to walk among the butterflies and island beaches in Rhodes!

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Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach, Shopping
Tour Duration
10 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Outside of Cruise Ship Port Security Gate. This is a 2 to 4 minute walk, depending on where your ship is docked.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes, with your swimsuit below your clothes. Don't forget your towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. Boat trips are subject to weather conditions at the time of sailing. This tour is not wheelchair accessible because of the varied terrain at the sites you will be visiting.
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About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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