SOLO TRAVEL - Northern Cyprus

From $1,499.00 CAD

About Cyprus

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.

Overview:

  • 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

Included:

  • Kyrenia Castle & harbour tour
  • St Hilarion Castle & Bellapais
  • A day of tasting with the locals

Itinerary

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 DateTour Ending DateNumber of DaysPrice
April 25, 2020May 2, 202081499
May 9, 2020May 16, 202081599
June 13, 2020June 20, 202081599
September 5, 2020September 12, 202081749
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