Northern Cyprus Hidden History

From £1,199
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2021 - Nov 2021
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From £1,199
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2021 - Nov 2021
Tour Overview

Cyprus offers year-round sunshine, picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins and medieval walled towns. Uncover thousands of years of history on this relaxing holiday.

  • Relax & Discover
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 15 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

 

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Kyrenia Castle & harbour tour
  • St Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Monastery
  • A day of tasting with locals at Kozan village

Itinerary

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. 

Meals included: B,D

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​.

Meals included: B,D

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.

Meals included: B,L,D

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.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Kyrenia - at Leisure

You 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.​

Meals included: B

Additional Information



Accommodation

Hotel Pia Bella

Your hotel occupies a lovely spot about a 20 minute walk from Kyrenia’s historic harbour and a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. This family run hotel is located only 3 miles away from its nearest beach and is set amid spacious, tranquil gardens.

All hotel rooms have air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safe box, TV, hairdryer, balcony and town-facing rooms.

Other hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants, bar, two swimming pools and swim-up bar (outdoor pools and swim-up bar open in summer only), casino and free WiFi in public areas. The Terrace is open during the summer season where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner with beautiful views of the garden. The garden bar has a tranquil setting, so why not enjoy a drink at night under the stars.

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