Hidden Secrets of Northern Cyprus

8-days by Air Holiday

DepartingApril 2018 - April 2019
From£689.00*
* Price shown: 01 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW
Hidden Secrets of Northern Cyprus

Tour the unspoilt north of Cyprus

Discover an island dotted with the relics of the ancient civilisations, and uniquely shaped by the changing tides of history. Stay in Kyrenia, beside the deep blue waters of the eastern Mediterranean, and visit Bellapais, the divided city of Nicosia, Famagusta and the scenic Karpaz peninsula on this wonderful tour of Northern Cyprus.

North Cyprus Tour Highlights
  • Exploring Kyrenia's harbour and monumental castle
  • Visits to idyllic Bellapais, and its Gothic abbey, where Lawrence Durrell wrote 'Bitter Lemons'
  • The imposing hill-top ruins of St Hilarion Castle
  • Fascinating, divided Nicosia and walled Famagusta
  • The spectacular Greek and Roman ruins at Salamis and Soli
  • The unspoilt landscape of the Karpaz peninsula

What The Price Includes

  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Tours of Kyrenia, Nicosia, Salamis and Famagusta
  • Trips to St Hilarion and Bellapais and the Karpaz peninsula
  • Return flights from the UK to Larnaca
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary
Your Base - Hotels in Paphos

Once the ancient Greek and Roman capital of Cyprus, and now a UNESCO-World Heritage site, Paphos is a pretty port where modern amenities provide holiday creature comforts without diluting the wonder of the upper town's historic sites. Bars and restaurants line the picturesque harbour front, while palm-fringed boulevards and flower-decked courtyards radiate charm and conviviality.

Day One : Fly to Cyprus


Fly from the UK to Larnaca, then travel through the Cyprus countryside to Kyrenia and your chosen hotel.

Day Two : Included guided tour of Kyrenia


The delightful port of Kyrenia, sits in a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour beside pristine azure waters. The harbourside shops, cafes and restaurants are still watched over by the imposing castle, that has guarded the port since the 16th Century. Within the massive castle walls you'll find a fascinating shipwreck museum, and a gallery of archaeological finds from the surrounding area.


After your tour you'll be free to return to your hotel by coach, explore the town or take a seat in one of the harbour's delightful cafes or fish restaurants.

Day Three : Included St Hilarion and Bellapais day trip


The magnificent mountain-top castle of St Hilarion, which boasts spectacular views of the coastline and surrounding mountains, is your first stop, today. In the foothills below lies the idyllic village of Bellapais and the ruins of Bellapais Abbey. 


Celebrated novelist Lawrence Durrell lived here for three years, and recorded his stay in his novel 'Bitter Lemons'. After time to explore, you'll return to Kyrenia.

Day Four : Included Nicosia city tour


The highlight of today will be your visit to Nicosia. Capital of Cyprus for more than 12 centuries, and separated into a Turkish north and Greek south since the Green Line was first drawn, in 1963. In the northern territory, Lefkosa, you'll see the 15th-century Buyuk Han, once the largest caravanserai (roadside inn) on Cyprus and now a popular arts centre, the colourful covered bazaar and the cathedral/mosque of Selimiye/St Sophia. 


After crossing into the southern territory, Lefkosia, you'll have free time to explore the narrow streets that shelter within the Venetian walls of the old town. Why not visit tiny St John's Cathedral or one of the various museums of Cypriot history and culture before we return to Kyrenia.

Day Five : Optional Guzelyurt and Lefke day trip


Enjoy the hotel and its surroundings, head into Kyrenia once again, or join our optional excursion to the citrus-grove surrounded town of Guzelyurt.


The town's name means "beautiful place" in Turkish, and you'll have time to see its archaeology museum and church of Agios Mamas before we continue to the Roman and Byzantine ruins at Soli, and the Green Line border town of Lefke.

Day Six : Included Famagusta tour


Today we travel into eastern Cyprus to call at the monastery of St Barnabas, and visit the extraordinary ancient ruins at Salamis. The remains, which include colonnades, a magnificent theatre and a Roman bathhouse, were part of a much larger settlement that still lies submerged beneath the blue waters and sand dunes.


From Salamis you'll head to Famagusta. Here ruined churches, the Lala Mustapha Pasha mosque (once the city cathedral) and Venetian Palace rise in amongst the city's modern cafes and shops, and the Varosha quarter remains a ghost town since it was abandoned in 1974.

Day Seven : Included Karpaz Peninsula tour


Our final excursion takes us into the Karpaz (Karpasia) peninsula. This a rugged spit of land surrounded by blue waters is home to ancient villages and herds of wild donkeys, and boasts some of the island's most stunning beaches. Visit an ancient olive press, and see the intricate mosaics at Agios Trias, and perhaps stop for a swim at a beautiful beach (weather permitting). You'll return to Kyrenia to enjoy your final dinner at your hotel.

Day Eight : Fly back to the UK


Say goodbye to your Cypriot hosts, and return to Larnaca Airport to check in for your flight home

Further Information


Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.


Seasonal hotel facilities

Please note that some hotel facilities are operating on a seasonal basis and may not always be open/available. Examples might include shuttle buses to the town centre and beach, swimming pools and selected bars/restaurants (eg beachside restaurants).


Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.


Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.


Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.


Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Hotel Information 
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Pia Bella Hotel ★★★★
Dionysos Hotel ★★★
This welcoming four-star hotel is about 1.5km from Kyrenia's historic harbour and set amid pretty gardens. The local shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
Introduction
This welcoming four-star hotel is about 1.5km from Kyrenia's historic harbour and set amid pretty gardens. The local shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools and terraces, several bars and restaurants (including a garden bar) and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

Rooms
All bedrooms have air conditioning, telephones, hairdryers, mini-bars, safes (payable locally), tea- and coffee-making facilities and satellite TV. Standard Rooms are located in the Main Building, whilst the Superior Rooms tend to be located in one of the garden buildings.

Altinkaya Hotel ★★★
St George Hotel ★★★★
Nestled amid olive groves just 2.5km from Kyrenia Harbour, this family-owned three-star hotel offers the warmest of welcomes.
Introduction
Nestled amid olive groves just 2.5km from Kyrenia Harbour, this family-owned three-star hotel offers the warmest of welcomes.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools, a terrace restaurant, a comfortable lounge, a pool-side barbecue and a bar. There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel reception, and the hotel runs a seasonal shuttle bus into the centre of Kyrenia.

Rooms
Guest rooms are located either in the main building or in the hotel grounds. Each room is air-conditioned and has either a balcony or a terrace, a safe, a telephone, a hairdryer, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

 
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East Midlands
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Edinburgh
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