SOLO TRAVEL - Northern Cyprus - Hidden History

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Northern Cyprus - Hidden History

Year-round sunshine lures many visitors to Cyprus but other highlights include picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins and medieval walled towns. Discover thousands of years of history and unwind as you enjoy the facilities at your 4-star hotel on this relaxing holiday.

Overview

What's included

  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel (own room)
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation
  • Porterage

Included excursions

  • Kyrenia Castle & harbour tour
  • Bellapais Monastery
  • Discover the Karpas Peninsula
  • Lunch at a traditional olive mill

Optional excursions

  • Famagusta & Salamis
  • The divided capital city of Nicosia
  • Wine Culture experience

Itinerary

Day 1 – Larnaca

Make your own way to Larnaca where we'll transfer you to your hotel. You'll meet your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.

Day 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.

Day 3 – Salamis & Famagusta

Today you can join our optional excursion 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 – Bellapais Monastery

Our included excursion today take in the sights of the historical Bellapais Monastery.

Day 5 – Nicosia

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 such as 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.

Day 6 – Karpas Peninsula

Our included excursion today takes us on a scenic drive through the countryside of the Karpas Peninsula, famous for its wild donkeys. We'll stop at a traditional olive oil mill before we enjoy an included lunch. In the afternoon we'll head to the tip of the peninsula to visit the Apostolos Andreas Monastery, dedicated to St Andrew and once known as the 'Lourdes' of Cyprus.

Day 7 – Kyrenia

Today has been left free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you could choose to go on a wine culture experience. This evening we’ll gather as a group for a farewell meal.

Day 8 – Departure Day

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.


Tour Start Date

Tour Ending Date

Number of Days

Price

October 5, 2019

October 12, 2019

8 Days

$ 1399

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