Days 1 & 2 Kyrenia
After breakfast, join your Tour Manager for an included guided tour of Kyrenia Town. We'll discover the horseshoe-shaped Venetian harbour and Kyrenia Castle, which boasts a fascinating Shipwreck Museum. You may choose to visit this during free time. It houses one of the oldest trade ships in the world, which was discovered in the 1960s after laying on the seabed for more than 2,000 years. The afternoon has been left free, so you might choose to make the most of your hotel's facilities, which include two swimming pools. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome drink before dinner.
Day 3 Kyrenia - at Leisure
Today, our optional excursion takes us to the ancient city of Salamis, home to a treasure trove of ruins. Highlights of our tour include the Roman bath house, which still displays traces of its original mosaics, a gymnasium boasting an elegant colonnade and impressive statues, and a restored Roman amphitheatre. We'll continue to the medieval walled town of Famagusta. Stroll around the walls and take in sights including the 14th century St Nicholas Cathedral, the Venetian Palace, St Barnabas Monastery, the abandoned quarter of Varosha and the Royal Tombs, which date back to around the 7th century BC.
Day 4 St.Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Monastery
Our included excursion today takes us through picturesque countryside to the Kyrenia Mountains, also known as the Five Finger Mountains. Firstly, we will visit St Hilarion Castle with magnificent views and afterwards we will visit the village of Bellapais to see the ruins of its 13th century monastery, a fine example of Renaissance Gothic architecture.Meals included: B,D
Day 5 Kyrenia
After breakfast, we will drive to Kozan village, west of Kyrenia, and see how the locals make halloumi cheese and bread. We'll then head to the Kozan Restaurant and enjoy lunch in a lovely location with a great atmosphere. We will return to our hotel in the afternoon.
Day 6 Kyrenia - at Leisure
Our optional excursion today takes us on a scenic drive to Guzelyurt on the west coast, where we will visit St Mamas Church and the Archaeological Museum. We'll then head to the remains of the ancient city of Soli to see the intricate mosaics in the floor of the basilica, before continuing to the ruined Palace of Vuni. Our final stop is at Gemikonagi, a small harbour village, where you will have free time to enjoy lunch.
Day 7 Kyrenia - at LeisureYou can spend a further day at leisure or maybe you'll join our optional excursion to Nicosia with included lunch. The capital of Cyprus is split in two by the 'Green Line', dividing the Turkish and the Greek Cypriot communities. A stroll through the Old Town will introduce a picturesque combination of 16th century walls, pavement cafés, charming squares and historic monuments including St Sophia Cathedral and the Kyrenia Gate. After your guided tour, there's time to explore with your fellow travellers or indulge in a spot of shopping.
Meals included: B,D
Day 8 Larnaca - UK
Today, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.