Northern Cyprus Hidden History

Relax & Discover

8 Days from $1,449

Nov 2019 - Sep 2020 Departures

​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

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • 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

​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.​

​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.​

​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​.

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

​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​.

​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.​

​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.

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.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Northern Cyprus - Wine culture experience in Kyrenia

Northern Cyprus - Wine culture experience in Kyrenia

from $59

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Since the Bronze Age, vines have been grown and grapes have been pressed in Cyprus. On this wine tasting tour, you will be greeted by a Wine Tour guide who will accompany you throughout your journey. Starting in the tasting room area, you will learn about the magic of the history of wine making in Cyprus. You will then be accompanied through to the custom-built winery to see how artisan vintners are using their knowledge and passion to elevate the art of winemaking. Your tour continues into the stone clad barrel room to view wines sleeping in barrels until they are ready to be awoken and transferred to the bottling plant. You will then be guided back to the tasting area where you will be given a selection of wines to taste.

Northern Cyprus - Explore the West Coast

Northern Cyprus - Explore the West Coast

from $89

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Today you will get to see another part of this wonderful country by heading over to the west coast. The journey will begin with a drive to Guzelyurt which is situated at the foothills of the Troodos Mountains. Whilst here you will get chance to visit St Mamas church and the archaeological museum before heading off to drive to visit the Soli Mosaics and the Vuni Palace ruins. You will get free time and lunch in Gemikongagi, a small harbour village.

Northern Cyprus - Famagusta and Salamis Guzelyurt

Northern Cyprus - Famagusta and Salamis Guzelyurt

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"Salamis City is home to a treasure trove of ruins, including a gymnasium with elegant colonnades and impressive statues, the Roman bath house which still displays traces of its original mosaics, and a fine Roman amphitheatre which has been restored to 18 rows high of its original 50 rows which would accommodate over 15,000 people who came to watch plays and performances. St Barnabas Monastery has a wonderful array of icons to visit. After lunch (at your own cost) we visit the medieval walled town of Famagusta with a drive around the perimeter of the ruined, deserted 'Ghost Town' where buildings still lie empty, dating back to the troubles in Cyprus. Included is a visit to the 14th century St Nicholas Cathedral and free time to have a wander around the town of Famagusta.

Three-quarter Day - Moderate Walking- Historical "

Accommodation

The locally rated 5-star Vuni Palace Hotel is located right on the coast in the beautiful town of Kyrenia. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, terrace, Irish pub, casino, private man-made beach, outdoor and indoor swimming pool (outdoor pool typically open Apr-Oct), and sauna. Bedrooms feature private facilities, balcony, mini-bar, TV, safe and hairdryer.

Vuni Palace Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 25 Apr 2020

8 Days

$1,449

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 09 May 2020

8 Days

$1,549

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 13 Jun 2020

8 Days

$1,549

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 05 Sep 2020

8 Days

$1,699

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 02 Nov 2019

8 Days

$1,499

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