Reveal the hidden gems of North Cyprus with its two millennia of history
Kyrenia - 7 nights
Turkish North Cyprus is one of the Mediterranean’s forgotten corners. Over the past 20 years whilst other areas, including the most distant shores of Turkey, have seen considerable tourist development, this northern coast of Cyprus has remained virtually untouched by the package tour market. It is therefore an ideal candidate for our collection of ‘Secret’ tours, which appeal not only to the returning visitor but to those looking for something off-the-beaten-track. One of the least developed parts of the island but with the most prominent geographical feature, the rugged Karpas Peninsula is home to untouched sandy beaches, wild donkeys wandering the pine-covered hills and a sprawl of historic churches.
Jules Verne Sightseeing
No Single Supplement
Most Meals Included
Local Guide Throughout
Group Size: 5 – 25
Day 1 Fly direct from London Heathrow to Larnaca or from Manchester, via Turkey, to Ercan. Seven nights at your chosen hotel. (D)
Day 2 Visit the Neolithic tombs at Karmi, Roman remains of Lambousa, the Maronite village of Kormaciti and the Bronze Age site of Pigadhes. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Visit Panayia Absinthiotissa Monastery and continue to Buffavento Crusader Castle. Visit Kyrenia Market. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Visit the Güzelyurt Museum, old town of Lefka and the ancient settlement of Toumba Tou Skourou. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Explore the Karpas Peninsula, visiting the Kanakaria Church (exterior), monastery of Apostolos Andreas and Ayios Trias Basilica, with its impressive mosaics. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Traditional cheese and olive bread cookery demonstration. Visit St. Omer’s Tomb and Five Finger Mountain and view the Mesaoria. Visit the Antiphonitis Monastery. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Day at leisure. (B, D)
Day 8 Return flight. (B)
Day 3 visit to the castle involves a steep climb with many steps and uneven ground.
This traditional special-category hotel (2-star equivalent) is wonderfully situated in the old quarter of Kyrenia, close to the picturesque harbour and Venetian Castle. Restaurant, bar, sun terrace, WiFi (free) and 11 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities (shower only), hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge and satellite TV.
Situated on the outskirts of the Kyrenia mountain range, about five minutes drive from the city centre and in the foothills above Kyrenia. The hotel has a unique, panoramic view overlooking the Northern Cyprus Mediterranean coastline and the ancient town of Kyrenia. A 3-star hotel with restaurant, bar, pools, WiFi (free) and 64 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer satellite TV and balcony or terrace.
per person in a twin/double room
Ferman Rooms at the Nostalgia Hotel
British Airways from Heathrow
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability, on these dates:
Single supplement £60
Onar Village £40
Single supplement £70
British Airways Club Europe from £385
Turkish Airlines from Manchester £25
Extra nights - Kyrenia
Ferman Residence (per night) £40 (Mar £30)
Single supplement £10
Onar Village (per night) £45 (Mar £35)
Single supplement £10
Arrival or departure transfer £50
Arrival transfer add £50
Departure transfer add £50
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, half board and 5 lunches, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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