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Christmas & New Year in Cyprus

13 days from £939*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 22 December 2018 from London Luton - LTN


Make the most of the long festive break and spend Christmas and New Year in the welcoming surroundings of delightful Cyprus. Enjoy the island's legendary hospitality, take in some of the sights of one of the Mediterranean's most engaging corners, and celebrate the season in style. Based in a choice of hotels in - or close to - the historic resort town of Paphos, with every chance of winter warmth and sunshine, this will be a festive holiday to remember.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Guided tour of ancient Paphos - a picture at Christmastime
  • Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve
  • Festive Christmas Dinner with music and entertainment
  • Visit to the - sometimes - snow-capped Troodos Mountains
  • Free time to enjoy Paphos' festive atmosphere
  • Gala Dinner on New Year's Eve
  • 12 nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Agapinor, Paphos (upgrade to the four-star Hotel St George available for supplement)
  • 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 and transfer to your festive home-from-home. Settle into your surroundings and enjoy a first dinner this evening.

Day Two

Rest and relax at the hotel or take the opportunity to do a little last-minute Christmas shopping.

Day Three - Christmas Eve

An included guided tour will bring to life delightful Paphos, including the UNESCO listed Tombs of the Kings, Roman villas with their famous mosaics, and the Byzantine church. With its decorated trees and festive lights, Paphos looks a picture throughout the Christmas season.

Return to the hotel to begin your Christmas celebrations with tonight's gala dinner. Cypriot traditions include children singing kalanda - carols - and the preparation of a pie containing a 'lucky' coin. A piece is always saved for Ayios Vasilis, the Cypriot 'Santa Claus'.

Day Four - Christmas Day

Enjoy a Christmas Day to remember, perhaps taking a stroll through town or along the seashore, and this evening enjoy a special festive dinner with music and entertainment.

Day Five

Rest and relax after the past days' festivities, enjoying the hotel and its surroundings.

Day Six

Today's included excursion heads into the spectacular Troodos Mountains, which rise above the plains and the coast. Platres is a popular winter ski station, offering the chance of refreshment, stunning views - and snow!

Day Seven

Join today's optional excursion and journey to historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries. Divided in 1974 by the 'green line' separating Greek and Turkish Cypriot territories, the city is a both modern, bustling metropolis, with tree-lined boulevards and a sophisticated cafe culture, and a fascinating gateway to the island's turbulent past.

Days Eight-Ten

Enjoy three days' relaxation and the chance to unwind and prepare for a memorable New Year's Eve, as you join fellow guests for a Gala Dinner at the hotel, and at midnight, head outside to see in 2019 and watch fireworks in the night sky.

Day 11

Another day of relaxation, and perhaps recuperation, after the celebrations.

Day 12

A last optional excursion offers the opportunity to discover a taste of authentic Cyprus. The day includes visits to an ancient village where the fruit of the carob tree is fashioned into sweetmeats, a family owned halloumi cheese factory and a fragrant herb farm in the foothills of the mountains, before lunch in a traditional tavern. This gastronomic journey ends with an afternoon visit to another village producing Cypriot delicacies.

Day 13

Bid farewell to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport for your return flight.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol 22 December 2018 £989
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 December 2018 £939
London Luton
London Luton 22 December 2018 £939
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 December 2018 £939
Manchester 22 December 2018 £959

St George Hotel ★★★★

This excellent beach-side hotel is some five miles from Paphos' harbour. Extensive facilities include outdoor (weather permitting) and indoor pools, wellness centre, dining room, a la carte restaurant (supplement payable, half-board allowance credited), bar and lounge, and lifts. Air-conditioned rooms offer satellite TV, hairdryer, fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and balcony.

Hotel Veronica ★★★

This small and friendly hotel is situated in its own gardens, very close to the resort's shops, bars and restaurants. Public buses run a very frequent service from close to the hotel.

Further Information

European closing times

Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.

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.

Luggage Allowance

Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £40 per bag.

Foreign Office travel advice

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

** Low deposit of £49pp applies to new bookings made between 6th March and 29th March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.