Cyprus, a paradise on earth……..
Cyprus with a rich history of over 9000 years presents an unlimited choice of places to see and things to do. Neolithic settlements, ancient Greek temples and theatres, Byzantine churches and monasteries, tombs, museums and castles - or just a glimpse of the simple life in the remote villages, unchanged and steeped in tradition.
It is a great vacation spot. Cyprus has got it all!!
What is included in the tour
- Meet and Assist .
- Round trip Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport
- 07 nights’ accommodation on BB basis
- 04 Full day Tours with escort guide (08 Hours per tour)
- Entrance fees to the nominated sites
What is NOT included in the tour
- International Air tickets, visas & Mandatory Travel insurance.
- Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
- Entrance fees not specified above.
- Any other meals other than specified above.
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned above.
- Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Items which are not mentioned under ‘’INCLUSIONS’’ column
Day 1 – Arrival at Larnaca Airport meet and greet with our representative, transfer to Hotel in Larnaca and check-in. Overnight stay in Larnaca – 07 Nights at Larnaca Hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis .
(Airport to Larnaca hotels: approximately 15 Minutes / 10 Km)
Day 2 - 08:00 Breakfast – 09:00 Full day Tour to Nicosia (Larnaca hotel to Nicosia: approximately 40 Minutes / 52 Km)
In Nicosia we shall pass by the Famagusta Gate, and proceed to the Archbishop’s Palace where we visit St. John’s Cathedral. A visit to the Byzantine Museum with its priceless and fascinating collection of icons and paintings. On to the Cyprus Archaeological Museum this is the main archaeological Museum of Cyprus and traces the long history of civilization on the island from prehistoric times to the early Christian period. Then on to the picturesque old quarter of Laiki Geitonia with craft shops and taverns. Here to pass over to the North which is optional, it is necessary to have your passport/ID card to present to the authorities at the border checkpoints and fill in a white visa slip with your name, passport number and nationality and then you will be allowed to pass. Back to the hotel and overnight in Larnaca.
Day 3 – 08:00 Breakfast - 09:00 Full Day Tour to Troodos/Kykkos
(Larnaca hotel to Mountains: approximately 01 Hour & 50 Minutes / 120 Km)
A picturesque drive up the mountains passing through the villages of Trimiklini and Pera Pedi where winemaking, apples, pears are cultivated. We continue to Prodromos which is built at an altitude of 1.380 meters from the sea level. Returning into the pine clad Troodos Mountains you’ll find the Kykkos Monastery which is ornately decorated with wonderful mosaics in bright colours. Strongly suggested: Modest dressing is required when visiting monasteries and churches, i.e. no shorts and low-cut tops. Our next stop in Troodos Square. On the way back to Limassol we shall stop in the beautiful village of Platres. Back to the hotel and overnight in Larnaca.
Day 4 – 08:00 Breakfast and check-out - 09:00 Full Day Tour to Limassol
(Larnaca hotel to Limassol: approximately 01 Hour / 80 Km)
Our first stop of the day on the way to Limassol will be the Village of Lefkara, the hospitality of its people, the tradition of the embroidery craft. The whole village represents a lively museum where visitors can feel and experience the past in every corner of the village. On entering Limassol a drive down the Promenade and a stop at Limassol Old Town where you will see the Medieval Castle which according to tradition the wedding of King of England, Richard the Lion Heart to Berengaria of Navarro was performed here in 1191. Continuing you can walk and do some shopping at one of the many souvenir stores, visit some of the Mosaic, Pottery Workshops and Art Galleries and the 1989, Europa Nostra prize winner Folk Art. Our next stop will be at Kolossi Castle a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the13th century and subsequently rebuilt in its present form in the middle of the 15th century. Back to the hotel and overnight in Larnaca.
Day 5 – 08:00 Breakfast - 09:00 Full Day Tour to Kyrenia
(Larnaca hotel to Kyrenia: approximately 01 Hour & 45 Minutes / 150 Km)
For over 33 years it was impossible to cross the border into Northern Cyprus – you can now join us on this exclusive excursion into the untouched North. As we drive through the Venetian Walls of Nicosia before crossing the Green Line into Northern Nicosia, the difference is immediately noticeable. An older, more traditional town than the modern capital city of the south appears. High in the Besparmak Mountains range are the ruins of the once magnificent 800 year old Bellapais Monastery, with spectacular views down to Kyrenia on the coast and across the northern plains. You’ll have free time for lunch in the harbour town of Kyrenia, where the castle at the end of the harbour walls is well worth a visit. Back to the hotel and overnight in Larnaca. Please don’t forget to bring your Passport!
Day 6 & 7: Free day for Leisure – Overnight in Larnaca.
Day 8: Breakfast – Check-out – Free time till flight departure. Transfer to Larnaca Airport
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