Highlights of Cyprus including Paphos & Nicosia

Highlights of Cyprus including Paphos & Nicosia

Highlights of Cyprus including Paphos & NicosiaCyprus
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77 Nights
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To Cyprus 

    Discover an island full of intriguing culture and stunning coastal views on our guided holiday to Cyprus. Over the course of our holiday, we’ll uncover the remnants of once-mighty kingdoms scattered across the countryside, from the architectural legacy of the Venetian and Ottoman periods to Bronze Age tombs and Neolithic dwellings. We’ll start with a tour of Limassol, taking in historic sites like the archaeological park of Curium and venture into its surrounding vineyards for a wine tasting in a local cellar. We’ll take an excursion to Paphos, one of the most important archaeological regions on the island and visit the country’s capital, Nicosia, the only world capital spanning two countries. We’ll also have plenty of time at leisure to discover Limassol on our own or relax on the island’s beautiful beaches.

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    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 2

    Activity Level: Leisurely

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    Travel to Paphos Cyprus


    Arrive in Paphos and Transfer to Limassol

    We have arrived! We meet our local assistant and transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Settle in, relax, and get to know our surroundings.

    Limassol Full Day Guided Excursion


    Discover Limassol & Omodos on a Tour

    Time: MorningMorning

    Let's begin our adventure with a full day guided sightseeing tour of Limassol and Omodos. We uncover Limassol on a walking tour through the old city, passing by the medieval fort built in the 14th century. It was here that according to tradition, Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre. Afterwards, we take a drive through the Phassouri citrus plantations to the archaeological park of Curium to visit the Greco Roman Theatre, House of Eustolios and the ruins of the Cathedral of Curium, an early Christian basilica dating back to the 5th century.

    Explore Omodos and Savour a Wine Tasting

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    We continue on our journey driving through the vineyard area of Limassol to see one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of the island, Omodos.

    We enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) before we uncover more of Omodos; next we visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross at the village square. We finish off our excursion with a well deserved wine and Shushukko tasting in one of the village’s wine cellars before returning to our hotel.

    Enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure

    At Leisure in Limassol


    Free Day to Relax and Explore

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today is free to discover Limassol and our surroundings. Experience some of the tasty dishes on offer with a good strong Greek coffee at a local café, while watching the world go by. Let's enjoy the moment.


    Discover Paphos and the Birth Place of Aphrodite


    Experience More on a Guided Tour of Paphos

    Time: MorningMorning

    Let's see more of this beautiful island on a full day guided tour as we depart for Paphos, one of the most important archaeological regions on the island. Discover the allure of ‘Petra tou Romiou’, the place where, according to Greek mythology Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love was born. After a short break, we continue onwards to Kato Pafos to see the Chrysopolitissa Church built in the 13th century. Within the compound is St Paul’s Pillar, where, according to tradition, St Paul was flogged. Next is a visit to the Tombs of the Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site of underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC.

    Uncover the Houses of Dionysus and Neophytos

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    After some free time for lunch (not included) we uncover more on our guided tour to the Archaeological Park where the Houses of Dionysus, Aion, and Thysseus are located. The mosaic floors of these noblemen's villas are considered among the finest in Eastern Mediterranean. We finish our day  with a visit to the Monastery of St Neophytos before we journey back to our hotel and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure.

    Today is Free to Relax and Unwind


    Relax More

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    After breakfast the rest of our day is free. Take a leisurely walk on the beach, or visit the historical centre with its very own castle that hosts the Medieval Museum of Cyprus. The museum has exhibits from all over the island. There is plenty to explore and discover at our own pace.

    Full Day Guided Excursion of Nicosia


    Let's Uncover Nicosia

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning, we set off on a guided excursion to the capital of the island, Nicosia. Nicosia is located at the centre of the island. Its history can be traced back to the Bronze Age; it boasts a Royal Palace and over 50 churches. Today Nicosia is the only divided capital city in the world. On our tour we discover St John Cathedral, and the Archaeological Museum. After, we enjoy some free time for lunch and discover the old part of the city, within the Venetian Walls.

    Guided Walking Tour of Ledra Street

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    After lunch, we enjoy a guided walking tour of the famous Ledra Street, pass the checkpoint and visit the North part of Nicosia.

    We make our way back to the hotel after a day of discovery and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure

    Please Note - Important Passport Information

    It may be possible to visit the Northern (Turkish) part of Nicosia during free time on this excursion.  EU passport holders must bring their passport or European ID card with them. Non-EU passport holders require a visa to enter.


    Relax More


    Full Day of Leisure

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Take advantage of a final day at leisure, to enjoy some more sightseeing, shopping and relaxing by the sea.

    Return Home


    Depart Cyprus

    After breakfast, we say farewell to Cyprus and we transfer to Paphos Airport for our flight home, with assistance.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    Know before you go

    What if there is an emergency?

    We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    Will I be met at the airport?

    You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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