SOLO TRAVEL - Northern Cyprus
From $1,499.00 CAD
Northern Cyprus - Hidden History
Cyprus offers year-round sunshine, picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins and medieval walled towns. Uncover thousands of years of history on this relaxing vacation.
- 7 nights in 4-star hotels
- 15 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners, including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
- Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure
- Other transportation & porterage
- Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
- Kyrenia Castle & harbour tour
- St Hilarion Castle & Bellapais
- A day of tasting with the locals
DAY 1 LARNACA
Make your own way to Larnaca, where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel in the ancient town of Kyrenia.
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 includes two swimming pools.
DAY 3 KYRENIA - AT LEISURE
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 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 after we will visit the village of Bellapais to see the ruins of its 13th century monastery, a fine example of Renaissance Gothic architecture.
DAY 5 KYRENIA
After breakfast, we will drive to Kozan village, west of Kyrenia, and watch the locals making halloumi cheese and bread, before heading to the Kozan Restaurant to have our lunch in a great atmosphere. Return to our hotel in the afternoon.
DAY 6 KYRENIA - AT LEISURE
Our optional excursion today takes us on a scenic drive to Guzelyurt on the west coast. We will visit the St Mamas Church and the archaeological Museum, we’ll then visit the Soli Mosaics and the Vuni Palace ruins and stop for lunch at Gemikonagi, a small harbour village.
DAY 7 KYRENIA - AT LEISURE
You can spend a further day at leisure or maybe you’ll join our optional excursion to Nicosia with an 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 8 LARNACA - DEPARTURE
Your tour comes to an end today.
|Tour Start Date||Tour Ending Date||Number of Days||Price|
|April 25, 2020||May 2, 2020||8||1499|
|May 9, 2020||May 16, 2020||8||1599|
|June 13, 2020||June 20, 2020||8||1599|
|September 5, 2020||September 12, 2020||8||1749|