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Cyprus, North to South

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SOLO GROUP DEPARTURE
11 November 2024

From north to south, mountain to shore, this tour charts the history and heritage of ‘Aphrodite’s Island’ via classical temples, Byzantine chapels, Venetian castles, and hidden villages

“A golden green leaf thrown into the sea”, is how Cypriot poet Leonidas Malenis described this beautiful island, but the leaf was thrown to a politically strategic position which invited invasions by Roman and Persian, Ottoman and Venetian empires, along with Crusader campaigns, all leaving their legacy on the landscape and heritage of Cyprus.

The country’s most recent occupation, the 1974 Turkish invasion, split the island, leaving Nicosia as ‘the world’s last divided capital’. With local guides in each area, the tour takes you to the most intriguing and impressive ancient and medieval landmarks, visiting northern sites from formidable Crusader forts to tranquil Bellapais Abbey, the sea-view ruins of Roman Salamis, Famagusta’s citadel, and Kyrenia’s harbour castle.

We visit monuments and museums on both sides of Nicosia’s divide, and learn of myths and miracles in a tour of the south, to the peace of the Troodos Mountains, the spectacular remains of Roman Curium (Greek Kourion), legendary Aphrodite’s Rock, and the catacombs and colourful mosaics of Paphos.

Overview

  • Kyrenia  - 4 nights
  • Limassol  - 3 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • Cultural & Countryside Tour
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Local Guides Throughout
  • No Single Supplement
  • Solo Group Departure

From north to south, mountain to shore, this tour charts the history and heritage of ‘Aphrodite’s Island’ via classical temples, Byzantine chapels, Venetian castles, and hidden villages

Notes:

St. Hilarion Castle on Day 2 involves many steps with steep climbs.

Accommodation

Pia Bella Hotel - Kyrenia

Set in scenic gardens and located only 2kms from Kyrenia’s historic harbour, the 4 star hotel Pia Bella is an oasis in the middle of bustling Kyrenia town. The local shops, bars and restaurants are within a short walk. The has two swimming pools plus a bar restaurant, lounge and offers free Wi-Fi in public areas. The air-conditioned rooms are all of a good size with mini bar and safe (payable locally) and satellite TV.

Mediterranean Beach Hotel - Limassol

A 4-star hotel 8 kilometres from Limassol centre (regular public buses operate nearby), 500 metres from the ruins of Amathus and a short walk from local restaurants. Restaurants, bars, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, beach and WiFi (free). 291 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and balcony or terrace. A sea view room is included.

Extra Nights

Stay in Limassol before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Mediterranean Beach Hotel
(per night) £75 (May, Sep-Oct £95)
Single supplement £30 (May, Sep-Oct £40)
Departure transfer add £40

Mediterranean Beach Hotel - Limassol

A 4-star hotel 8 kilometres from Limassol centre (regular public buses operate nearby), 500 metres from the ruins of Amathus and a short walk from local restaurants. Restaurants, bars, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, beach and WiFi (free). 291 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and balcony or terrace. A sea view room is included.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin room/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

April
April 22 (Monday)
  • Sold out
May
May 13 (Monday)
  • Sold out
June
June 3 (Monday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £2225

£ 2025

September
September 16 (Monday)
October
October 14 (Monday)
  • 4 Places Remaining
November
November 11 (Monday)
  • Solo Group Departure
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 5 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Nov

  • Single Supplement
  • £175
Flight Options
  • easyJet from Gatwick
  • On request, please call
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • On request, please call
Privately Guided
£1195
  • Privately guided options available based on 2+ people
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
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  • £250
  • Arrival transfer
  • £55
  • Departure transfer
  • £40

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