DAY 1: Arrival
We will land in Ercan on the wonderful northern half of the island. Our friendly and competent English-speaking tour guides will meet us at the airport and accompany us to our modern travel coach. Transfer to our comfortable hotel in the Famagusta region where we will spend the first three nights. We will be welcomed with a refreshing drink!
DAY 2: Nicosia – a capital between two worlds
Welcome to the labyrinth of tranquil narrow streets in Nicosia – Europe’s last divided capital. We will start off by exploring the northern section of the city where we will visit the Ottoman caravanserai (admission included) with its splendid inner courtyard and oriental flair. The impressive Selimiye Mosque (admission included) is the largest building in the city and represents a masterpiece of Gothic architecture dating back to the 14th century. We will continue on foot across the “border”, the so-called Green Line, to the southern section of the city, where you will have plenty of time to explore as you wish. Immerse yourself in the exciting bustle of the picturesque alleys and walk along the Venetian Wall.
DAY 3: Golden Beach,
St Andrew’s Monastery & Agios Afksentios Church
Today, we undertake a panoramic trip to the untouched part of North Cyprus towards Karpaz. We first pass by the picturesque fishing village Dipkarpaz and continue on to the fascinating St. Andrew’s Monastery (entrance fee included). It was dedicated to the apostle Andrew and is considered one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations of the island. We then arrive at the Golden Beach, probably the most beautiful beach in Cyprus. On a leisurely walk, we might, with a bit of luck, spot the tracks of the well-known sea turtles “Caretta Caretta” in the sand. As a final highlight, we visit the impressive Agios Afksentios Church in Büyükkonok (entrance fee included), which an EU cultural project has restored.
DAY 4: Ancient Salamis,
St. Barnabas’ Monastery & St. Nicholas’ Cathedral
It’s hard to believe all the things we can look forward to today: first of all, the fascinating ancient town of Salamis (admission included), once a Roman city, where we will pass the historic ruins of the gymnasium, forum and thermal baths. We will continue on to the Monastery of St. Barnabas (admission included), who was an apostle, martyr and honoured as a Cyprian national saint. The next highlight of today’s discovery tour: the majestic St. Nicholas’ Cathedral (admission included), now known as Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. And then we will experience the fascinating, centuries-old craft of carpet-making in a traditional carpet-weaving factory. You will be amazed at the variety, technique and blaze of colour offered by these hand-woven carpets. We will spend the next 4 nights in the peaceful Kyrenia region.
DAY 5: Bellapais' Monastery & Miniature Park
Driving through the impressive Pentadaktylos mountain range, we will reach Bellapais at an altitude of 700 metres. The highlight of this picturesque mountain village is Bellapais Monastery (admission included), a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, established with the aid of the crusaders. During the 13th century, countless Christian pilgrims visited the monastery where a fragment of the Holy Cross was stored. We will enjoy a breathtaking panorama view of the coastal town of Kyrenia, which once inspired the author Lawrence Durrel to write his famous book titled “Bitter Lemons”. We will then head towards the Miniature Park (admission included) where we can look forward to miniatures of the 15 most important highlights offered by the island.
DAY 6: Kyrenia seaport, castle & Ship museum
After a leisurely breakfast, we will set off for the old harbour in Kyrenia where white boats bob peacefully in the turquoise water. We will stroll along the promenade as far as the castle (admission included), the city‘s landmark. With walls soaring an impressive 21 metres into the air, the castle served as a fortress in defence against enemies and as a prison. Not far away, there is an old shipwreck dating back to 300 BC, which was discovered in 1969. In the museum (admission included), we can admire the well-preserved original parts of the ancient ship. The great tradition of craftsmanship will then take us to a jewellery and leather factory where you can find out about the manual methods of production as well as having the opportunity to purchase a personal holiday souvenir. We round off the evening in the hotel.
DAY 7: Kyrenia
Today, there is plenty of time for relaxation and discoveries. Some rest by the pool, stroll along the beach or visit a traditional steam bath. Others explore on their own initiative natural and cultural treasures in the vicinity: the Gecitköy Dam and the ancient city Soli are worthwhile, amongst others. The impressive church Mamas with its fantastic frescoes is also certain to inspire you.
DAY 8: Homeward journey
Transfer to Ercan Airport and return flight.

 

 

  Cyprus - (North)    DKK GBP NOK SEK
  Dinner Package          
  Price 169 € 1.300 DKK £129 1.650 NOK 1.600 SEK
  Explorer package          
  Trip to Karpaz peninsula          
  St. Hilarion castle          
  Cypriot show          
  Price total 109 € 850 DKK £89 1.100 NOK 1.090 SEK

 

 

Cyprus Tour prices;

 

  Airport - Hotel - Airport Transfer   19.-€
  Cultural Bus Tour(airconditioned buses)   135.-€
  7 Day Accommodation in 4-5 Star Hotels   315.-€
  7x Breakfast Buffet   105.-€