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Christmas in Cyprus

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Escape to winter sun and relaxation

Celebrate Christmas on one of the Mediterranean's most welcoming islands. Stay close to historic Paphos on the island's western coast, and spend a wonderful festive week relaxing in a climate a world away from the British winter.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A guided tour of Paphos
  • A Christmas Eve visit to the Troodos Mountains
  • Free time to enjoy Paphos' pre-Christmas atmosphere
  • A Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve
  • A festive Christmas dinner with music and entertainment
  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return flights to Cyprus
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Fly to Cyprus, meet your Tour Manager at the airport, and board the coach for the transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day Two

Explore Paphos - the island's ancient capital - on today's included guided tour. Discover how ancient Cypriot burial practices are refining our understanding of ancient chronology at the Tombs of the Kings, see the famous Paphos Mosaics housed in ancient Roman villas, and visit the ninth-century church of Agia Paraskevi.

Day Three

Spend today relaxing, or perhaps head into Paphos for a little last-minute Christmas shopping. With its decorated trees and festive lights, the town is quite a picture - particularly after dark. Look out for traditional Cypriot festivities, including children singing kalanda (carols) and people preparing vasilopita - a festive pie, containing a lucky coin, that's traditionally eaten on New Year's Day.

Day Four (Christmas Eve)

Our second included excursion takes us into the centre of Cyprus and up into the Troodos Mountains. Nestled among the peaks lie hidden Byzantine churches, the burial place of Cyprus' first president and even an ancient monastery.

We'll stop in Platres, a popular ski station, to take in the stunning views, perhaps enjoy some refreshments and even perhaps a little Christmas snow, before heading back to the hotel. This evening, the Christmas celebrations get underway with our Gala Dinner.

Day Five (Christmas Day)

Enjoy a relaxed Christmas Day. Take a stroll through the town or along the seashore, and later enjoy a special festive dinner with music and entertainment.

Day Six (Boxing Day)

Today is left free so you have time to rest, relax or explore as you see fit.

Day Seven

Your final full day in Cyprus brings the opportunity to visit beautiful Northern Cyprus on an optional excursion. Discover a stunning landscape where mountains and ancient villages drift down to a tranquil coastline, and visit Gothic Bellapais Abbey (made famous by author Lawrence Durrell) and the coastal port-town of Kyrenia.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to your hosts, today, and board our coach for the transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Hotel Agapinor ★★★

This small and friendly traditional hotel is situated inland, in the heart of Upper Paphos's old town, and roughly two miles from the harbour. Public buses run a very frequent service from just outside the hotel.

Dionysos Hotel ★★★

Less than 100 metres from the beach, this tastefully decorated, popular hotel stands in the centre of the modern resort of Paphos.

St George Hotel ★★★★

This excellent 255-room four-star hotel is located on the edge of the beach at Chlorakas, some five miles from Paphos's harbour.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

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

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*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Christmas in Cyprus reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas in CyprusScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
(7 out of 10)


Norwich Family
Good hotel and excellent location. Land Rover trip a con!

Staff at hotel very friendly and helpful especially when I broke my wrist. Food not good and meals were hurried as plates were whisked away as soon as any person dining put down cutlery!
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(10 out of 10)


DROMORE, County Down Couple
good mixture of trips and free time . Well placed hotel Dionyosis and they could not have done more or us
Confirmed traveller: 27 December 2017
Published on: 08 January 2018
(8 out of 10)


Felixstowe Couple
We enjoyed the break although the weather could have been kinder. We mostly missed having a Newmarket Guide also, the none existent notice board of helpful hints.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 23 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


Manchester Couple
A great hotel, unfortunatly we had a lot of rain.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 15 January 2017
(7 out of 10)


Fareham Couple
I have travelled with Newmarket many times. This is the 4th time I have travelled with Newmarket at Christmas. The holiday was o.k. but not one of Newemarkets best. There was no proper tour guide we only saw her once she did not meet us at the airport nor did she take us back to the airport. We were not told our hotel was in the middle of a building site. the weather was not good which of course no one can predict the weather. I will definitely not be going back to Cyprus
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 14 January 2017
(3 out of 10)


Wivenhoe Couple
Poor value for the price
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 14 January 2017

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(8 out of 10)


Norwich Couple
Good value for money. We would have appreciated a kettle and fridge in the room.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 14 January 2017