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Hidden Secrets of Northern Cyprus

8 days from £689*
Departing: September 2018 - December 2019
* Price shown: 01 December 2018 from LGW - EZY8965
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Tour the unspoilt north of Cyprus

Discover an island dotted with the relics of the ancient civilisations, and uniquely shaped by the changing tides of history. Stay in Kyrenia, beside the deep blue waters of the eastern Mediterranean, and visit Bellapais, the divided city of Nicosia, Famagusta and the scenic Karpaz peninsula on this wonderful tour of Northern Cyprus.

Tour Highlights

  • Exploring Kyrenia's harbour and monumental castle
  • Visits to idyllic Bellapais, and its Gothic abbey, where Lawrence Durrell wrote 'Bitter Lemons'
  • The imposing hill-top ruins of St Hilarion Castle
  • Fascinating, divided Nicosia and walled Famagusta
  • The spectacular Greek and Roman ruins at Salamis and Soli
  • The unspoilt landscape of the Karpaz peninsula

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Tours of Kyrenia, Nicosia, Salamis and Famagusta
  • Trips to St Hilarion and Bellapais and the Karpaz peninsula
  • Return flights from the UK to Cyprus
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Cyprus

Fly from the UK to Cyprus, then travel through the Cypriot countryside to Kyrenia and your chosen hotel.

Day Two: Included guided tour of Kyrenia

The delightful port of Kyrenia, sits in a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour beside pristine azure waters. The harbourside shops, cafes and restaurants are still watched over by the imposing castle, that has guarded the port since the 16th Century. Within the massive castle walls you'll find a fascinating shipwreck museum, and a gallery of archaeological finds from the surrounding area.

After your tour you'll be free to return to your hotel by coach, explore the town or take a seat in one of the harbour's delightful cafes or fish restaurants.

Day Three: Included St Hilarion and Bellapais day trip

The magnificent mountain-top castle of St Hilarion, which boasts spectacular views of the coastline and surrounding mountains, is your first stop, today. In the foothills below lies the idyllic village of Bellapais and the ruins of Bellapais Abbey. Celebrated novelist Lawrence Durrell lived here for three years, and recorded his stay in his novel 'Bitter Lemons'. After time to explore, you'll return to Kyrenia.

Day Four: Included Nicosia city tour

The highlight of today will be your visit to Nicosia. Capital of Cyprus for more than 12 centuries, and separated into a Turkish north and Greek south since the Green Line was first drawn, in 1963.

In the northern territory, Lefkosa, you'll see the 15th-century Buyuk Han, once the largest caravanserai (roadside inn) on Cyprus and now a popular arts centre, the colourful covered bazaar and the cathedral/mosque of Selimiye/St Sophia. After crossing into the southern territory, Lefkosia, you'll have free time to explore the narrow streets that shelter within the Venetian walls of the old town. Why not visit tiny St John's Cathedral or one of the various museums of Cypriot history and culture before we return to Kyrenia.

Day Five: Optional Guzelyurt and Lefke day trip

Enjoy the hotel and its surroundings, head into Kyrenia once again, or join our optional excursion to the citrus-grove surrounded town of Guzelyurt. The town's name means "beautiful place" in Turkish, and you'll have time to see its archaeology museum and church of Agios Mamas before we continue to the Roman and Byzantine ruins at Soli, and the Green Line border town of Lefke.

Day Six: Included Famagusta tour

Today we travel into eastern Cyprus to call at the monastery of St Barnabas, and visit the extraordinary ancient ruins at Salamis. The remains, which include colonnades, a magnificent theatre and a Roman bathhouse, were part of a much larger settlement that still lies submerged beneath the blue waters and sand dunes.

From Salamis you'll head to Famagusta. Here ruined churches, the Lala Mustapha Pasha mosque (once the city cathedral) and Venetian Palace rise in amongst the city's modern cafes and shops, and the Varosha quarter remains a ghost town since it was abandoned in 1974.

Day Seven: Included Karpaz Peninsula tour

Our final excursion takes us into the Karpaz (Karpasia) peninsula. This a rugged spit of land surrounded by blue waters is home to ancient villages and herds of wild donkeys, and boasts some of the island's most stunning beaches. Visit an ancient olive press, and see the intricate mosaics at Agios Trias, and perhaps stop for a swim at a beautiful beach (weather permitting). You'll return to Kyrenia to enjoy your final dinner at your hotel.

Day Eight: Fly back to the UK

Say goodbye to your Cypriot hosts, and return to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BFS
BFS 03 October 2018 £1049
BFS
BFS 10 April 2019 £939
BFS
BFS 24 April 2019 £1089
BFS
BFS 01 May 2019 £869
BFS
BFS 08 May 2019 £1019
BFS
BFS 15 May 2019 £1019
BFS
BFS 22 May 2019 £1065
BFS
BFS 29 May 2019 £1065
BFS
BFS 05 June 2019 £1065
BFS
BFS 12 June 2019 £1080
BFS
BFS 19 June 2019 £1090
BFS
BFS 26 June 2019 £1095
BFS
BFS 03 July 2019 £1125
BFS
BFS 04 September 2019 £1166
BFS
BFS 11 September 2019 £1156
BFS
BFS 18 September 2019 £1151
BFS
BFS 25 September 2019 £1106
BFS
BFS 02 October 2019 £1066
BFS
BFS 09 October 2019 £1066
BFS
BFS 16 October 2019 £1066
BFS
BFS 23 October 2019 £1066
BFS
BFS 30 October 2019 £1006
BFS
BFS 09 November 2019 £976
BFS
BFS 23 November 2019 £946
BFS
BFS 07 December 2019 £906
BHX
BHX 03 October 2018 £1119
BHX
BHX 10 April 2019 £949
BHX
BHX 24 April 2019 £1099
BHX
BHX 01 May 2019 £889
BHX
BHX 08 May 2019 £1039
BHX
BHX 15 May 2019 £1039
BHX
BHX 22 May 2019 £1085
BHX
BHX 29 May 2019 £1085
BHX
BHX 05 June 2019 £1085
BHX
BHX 12 June 2019 £1100
BHX
BHX 19 June 2019 £1110
BHX
BHX 26 June 2019 £1115
BHX
BHX 03 July 2019 £1145
BHX
BHX 04 September 2019 £1186
BHX
BHX 11 September 2019 £1176
BHX
BHX 18 September 2019 £1171
BHX
BHX 25 September 2019 £1126
BHX
BHX 02 October 2019 £1086
BHX
BHX 09 October 2019 £1086
BHX
BHX 16 October 2019 £1086
BHX
BHX 23 October 2019 £1086
BHX
BHX 30 October 2019 £1016
BHX
BHX 09 November 2019 £916
BHX
BHX 23 November 2019 £886
BHX
BHX 07 December 2019 £846
BRS
BRS 12 September 2018 £1208
BRS
BRS 26 September 2018 £1029
BRS
BRS 10 October 2018 £999
BRS
BRS 24 November 2018 £785
BRS
BRS 24 November 2018 £769
BRS
BRS 01 December 2018 £749
BRS
BRS 01 December 2018 £765
BRS
BRS 19 January 2019 £779
BRS
BRS 02 February 2019 £779
BRS
BRS 23 February 2019 £794
BRS
BRS 02 March 2019 £795
BRS
BRS 16 March 2019 £795
BRS
BRS 30 March 2019 £795
BRS
BRS 03 April 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 10 April 2019 £939
BRS
BRS 24 April 2019 £1089
BRS
BRS 01 May 2019 £869
BRS
BRS 08 May 2019 £1019
BRS
BRS 15 May 2019 £1019
BRS
BRS 22 May 2019 £1065
BRS
BRS 29 May 2019 £1065
BRS
BRS 05 June 2019 £1065
BRS
BRS 12 June 2019 £1080
BRS
BRS 19 June 2019 £1090
BRS
BRS 26 June 2019 £1095
BRS
BRS 03 July 2019 £1125
BRS
BRS 04 September 2019 £1166
BRS
BRS 11 September 2019 £1156
BRS
BRS 18 September 2019 £1151
BRS
BRS 25 September 2019 £1106
BRS
BRS 02 October 2019 £1066
BRS
BRS 09 October 2019 £1066
BRS
BRS 16 October 2019 £1066
BRS
BRS 23 October 2019 £1066
BRS
BRS 30 October 2019 £1006
BRS
BRS 09 November 2019 £986
BRS
BRS 23 November 2019 £966
BRS
BRS 07 December 2019 £926
EDI
EDI 12 September 2018 £1308
EDI
EDI 26 September 2018 £1149
EDI
EDI 10 October 2018 £1169
EDI
EDI 24 November 2018 £884
EDI
EDI 01 December 2018 £765
EDI
EDI 19 January 2019 £779
EDI
EDI 02 February 2019 £779
EDI
EDI 23 February 2019 £779
EDI
EDI 02 March 2019 £795
EDI
EDI 16 March 2019 £795
EDI
EDI 30 March 2019 £795
EDI
EDI 03 April 2019 £839
EDI
EDI 10 April 2019 £949
EDI
EDI 24 April 2019 £1099
EDI
EDI 01 May 2019 £889
EDI
EDI 08 May 2019 £1039
EDI
EDI 15 May 2019 £1039
EDI
EDI 22 May 2019 £1085
EDI
EDI 29 May 2019 £1085
EDI
EDI 05 June 2019 £1085
EDI
EDI 12 June 2019 £1100
EDI
EDI 19 June 2019 £1110
EDI
EDI 26 June 2019 £1115
EDI
EDI 03 July 2019 £1145
EDI
EDI 04 September 2019 £1186
EDI
EDI 11 September 2019 £1176
EDI
EDI 18 September 2019 £1171
EDI
EDI 25 September 2019 £1126
EDI
EDI 02 October 2019 £1086
EDI
EDI 09 October 2019 £1086
EDI
EDI 16 October 2019 £1086
EDI
EDI 23 October 2019 £1086
EDI
EDI 30 October 2019 £1022
EDI
EDI 30 October 2019 £1016
EDI
EDI 09 November 2019 £986
EDI
EDI 23 November 2019 £966
EDI
EDI 07 December 2019 £926
EMA
EMA 03 October 2018 £1169
EMA
EMA 10 April 2019 £939
EMA
EMA 24 April 2019 £1089
EMA
EMA 01 May 2019 £869
EMA
EMA 08 May 2019 £1019
EMA
EMA 15 May 2019 £1019
EMA
EMA 22 May 2019 £1065
EMA
EMA 29 May 2019 £1065
EMA
EMA 05 June 2019 £1065
EMA
EMA 12 June 2019 £1080
EMA
EMA 19 June 2019 £1090
EMA
EMA 26 June 2019 £1095
EMA
EMA 03 July 2019 £1125
EMA
EMA 04 September 2019 £1166
EMA
EMA 11 September 2019 £1156
EMA
EMA 18 September 2019 £1151
EMA
EMA 25 September 2019 £1106
EMA
EMA 02 October 2019 £1066
EMA
EMA 09 October 2019 £1066
EMA
EMA 16 October 2019 £1066
EMA
EMA 23 October 2019 £1066
EMA
EMA 30 October 2019 £1006
GLA
GLA 03 October 2018 £1119
GLA
GLA 31 October 2018 £909
GLA
GLA 10 April 2019 £949
GLA
GLA 24 April 2019 £1099
GLA
GLA 01 May 2019 £889
GLA
GLA 08 May 2019 £1039
GLA
GLA 15 May 2019 £1039
GLA
GLA 22 May 2019 £1085
GLA
GLA 29 May 2019 £1085
GLA
GLA 05 June 2019 £1085
GLA
GLA 12 June 2019 £1100
GLA
GLA 19 June 2019 £1110
GLA
GLA 26 June 2019 £1115
GLA
GLA 03 July 2019 £1145
GLA
GLA 04 September 2019 £1186
GLA
GLA 11 September 2019 £1176
GLA
GLA 18 September 2019 £1171
GLA
GLA 25 September 2019 £1126
GLA
GLA 02 October 2019 £1086
GLA
GLA 09 October 2019 £1086
GLA
GLA 16 October 2019 £1086
GLA
GLA 23 October 2019 £1086
GLA
GLA 30 October 2019 £1016
LBA
LBA 12 September 2018 £1228
LBA
LBA 26 September 2018 £1179
LBA
LBA 10 October 2018 £1099
LBA
LBA 10 April 2019 £949
LBA
LBA 24 April 2019 £1099
LBA
LBA 01 May 2019 £889
LBA
LBA 08 May 2019 £1039
LBA
LBA 15 May 2019 £1039
LBA
LBA 22 May 2019 £1085
LBA
LBA 29 May 2019 £1085
LBA
LBA 05 June 2019 £1085
LBA
LBA 12 June 2019 £1100
LBA
LBA 19 June 2019 £1110
LBA
LBA 26 June 2019 £1115
LBA
LBA 03 July 2019 £1145
LBA
LBA 04 September 2019 £1186
LBA
LBA 11 September 2019 £1176
LBA
LBA 18 September 2019 £1171
LBA
LBA 25 September 2019 £1126
LBA
LBA 02 October 2019 £1086
LBA
LBA 09 October 2019 £1086
LBA
LBA 16 October 2019 £1086
LBA
LBA 23 October 2019 £1086
LBA
LBA 30 October 2019 £1016
LGW
LGW 12 September 2018 £1098
LGW
LGW 26 September 2018 £949
LGW
LGW 03 October 2018 £919
LGW
LGW 10 October 2018 £919
LGW
LGW 31 October 2018 £839
LGW
LGW 07 November 2018 £789
LGW
LGW 14 November 2018 £739
LGW
LGW 24 November 2018 £739
LGW
LGW 01 December 2018 £689
LGW
LGW 19 January 2019 £705
LGW
LGW 02 February 2019 £705
LGW
LGW 23 February 2019 £705
LGW
LGW 02 March 2019 £719
LGW
LGW 16 March 2019 £719
LGW
LGW 30 March 2019 £719
LGW
LGW 03 April 2019 £765
LGW
LGW 10 April 2019 £879
LGW
LGW 24 April 2019 £1029
LGW
LGW 01 May 2019 £809
LGW
LGW 08 May 2019 £959
LGW
LGW 15 May 2019 £959
LGW
LGW 22 May 2019 £1005
LGW
LGW 29 May 2019 £1005
LGW
LGW 05 June 2019 £1005
LGW
LGW 12 June 2019 £1020
LGW
LGW 19 June 2019 £1030
LGW
LGW 26 June 2019 £1035
LGW
LGW 03 July 2019 £1065
LGW
LGW 04 September 2019 £1106
LGW
LGW 11 September 2019 £1096
LGW
LGW 18 September 2019 £1091
LGW
LGW 25 September 2019 £1046
LGW
LGW 02 October 2019 £1006
LGW
LGW 09 October 2019 £1006
LGW
LGW 16 October 2019 £1006
LGW
LGW 23 October 2019 £1006
LGW
LGW 30 October 2019 £946
LGW
LGW 09 November 2019 £916
LGW
LGW 23 November 2019 £886
LGW
LGW 07 December 2019 £846
LHR
LHR 24 November 2018 £769
LHR
LHR 01 December 2018 £769
LHR
LHR 19 January 2019 £735
LHR
LHR 02 February 2019 £735
LHR
LHR 23 February 2019 £735
LHR
LHR 02 March 2019 £749
LHR
LHR 16 March 2019 £749
LHR
LHR 30 March 2019 £749
LHR
LHR 03 April 2019 £795
LHR
LHR 09 November 2019 £946
LHR
LHR 23 November 2019 £916
LHR
LHR 07 December 2019 £876
LPL
LPL 24 November 2018 £725
LPL
LPL 01 December 2018 £699
LPL
LPL 19 January 2019 £719
LPL
LPL 02 February 2019 £719
LPL
LPL 23 February 2019 £719
LPL
LPL 02 March 2019 £735
LPL
LPL 16 March 2019 £735
LPL
LPL 30 March 2019 £735
LPL
LPL 03 April 2019 £779
LPL
LPL 09 November 2019 £926
LPL
LPL 23 November 2019 £906
LPL
LPL 07 December 2019 £876
MAN
MAN 12 September 2018 £1308
MAN
MAN 26 September 2018 £1149
MAN
MAN 03 October 2018 £1169
MAN
MAN 10 October 2018 £919
MAN
MAN 24 November 2018 £785
MAN
MAN 01 December 2018 £765
MAN
MAN 23 February 2019 £779
MAN
MAN 02 March 2019 £795
MAN
MAN 16 March 2019 £795
MAN
MAN 30 March 2019 £795
MAN
MAN 03 April 2019 £839
MAN
MAN 10 April 2019 £949
MAN
MAN 24 April 2019 £1099
MAN
MAN 01 May 2019 £889
MAN
MAN 08 May 2019 £1039
MAN
MAN 15 May 2019 £1039
MAN
MAN 22 May 2019 £1085
MAN
MAN 29 May 2019 £1085
MAN
MAN 05 June 2019 £1085
MAN
MAN 12 June 2019 £1100
MAN
MAN 19 June 2019 £1110
MAN
MAN 26 June 2019 £1115
MAN
MAN 03 July 2019 £1145
MAN
MAN 04 September 2019 £1186
MAN
MAN 11 September 2019 £1176
MAN
MAN 18 September 2019 £1171
MAN
MAN 25 September 2019 £1126
MAN
MAN 02 October 2019 £1086
MAN
MAN 09 October 2019 £1086
MAN
MAN 16 October 2019 £1086
MAN
MAN 23 October 2019 £1086
MAN
MAN 30 October 2019 £1016
MAN
MAN 09 November 2019 £986
MAN
MAN 23 November 2019 £966
MAN
MAN 07 December 2019 £926
NCL
NCL 12 September 2018 £1188
NCL
NCL 26 September 2018 £1129
NCL
NCL 10 October 2018 £1129
NCL
NCL 31 October 2018 £884
NCL
NCL 10 April 2019 £949
NCL
NCL 24 April 2019 £1099
NCL
NCL 01 May 2019 £889
NCL
NCL 08 May 2019 £1039
NCL
NCL 15 May 2019 £1039
NCL
NCL 22 May 2019 £1085
NCL
NCL 29 May 2019 £1085
NCL
NCL 05 June 2019 £1085
NCL
NCL 12 June 2019 £1100
NCL
NCL 19 June 2019 £1110
NCL
NCL 26 June 2019 £1115
NCL
NCL 03 July 2019 £1145
NCL
NCL 04 September 2019 £1186
NCL
NCL 11 September 2019 £1176
NCL
NCL 18 September 2019 £1171
NCL
NCL 25 September 2019 £1126
NCL
NCL 02 October 2019 £1086
NCL
NCL 09 October 2019 £1086
NCL
NCL 16 October 2019 £1086
NCL
NCL 23 October 2019 £1086
NCL
NCL 30 October 2019 £1016
STN
STN 03 October 2018 £1069
STN
STN 24 November 2018 £809
STN
STN 01 December 2018 £799
STN
STN 19 January 2019 £735
STN
STN 02 February 2019 £735
STN
STN 23 February 2019 £735
STN
STN 02 March 2019 £749
STN
STN 16 March 2019 £749
STN
STN 30 March 2019 £749
STN
STN 03 April 2019 £795
STN
STN 10 April 2019 £909
STN
STN 24 April 2019 £1059
STN
STN 24 April 2019 £1059
STN
STN 01 May 2019 £839
STN
STN 08 May 2019 £989
STN
STN 15 May 2019 £989
STN
STN 22 May 2019 £1035
STN
STN 29 May 2019 £1035
STN
STN 05 June 2019 £1035
STN
STN 12 June 2019 £1050
STN
STN 19 June 2019 £1060
STN
STN 26 June 2019 £1065
STN
STN 03 July 2019 £1095
STN
STN 04 September 2019 £1136
STN
STN 11 September 2019 £1126
STN
STN 18 September 2019 £1121
STN
STN 25 September 2019 £1076
STN
STN 02 October 2019 £1036
STN
STN 09 October 2019 £1036
STN
STN 16 October 2019 £1036
STN
STN 23 October 2019 £1036
STN
STN 30 October 2019 £976
STN
STN 09 November 2019 £946
STN
STN 23 November 2019 £916
STN
STN 07 December 2019 £876

Pia Bella Hotel ★★★★

This welcoming four-star hotel is about 1.5km from Kyrenia's historic harbour and set amid pretty gardens. The local shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

Altinkaya Hotel ★★★

Nestled amid olive groves just 2.5km from Kyrenia Harbour, this family-owned three-star hotel offers the warmest of welcomes.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from Larnaca airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes, and from Paphos airport is two hours and 40 minutes.

Seasonal hotel facilities

Please note that some hotel facilities are operating on a seasonal basis and may not always be open/available. Examples might include shuttle buses to the town centre and beach, swimming pools and selected bars/restaurants (eg beachside restaurants).

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 17th July and 10th August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply.