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Based in a choice of hotels in - or close to - the historic resort town of Paphos, this holiday offers a great chance to enjoy a little winter sunshine, some fascinating included and optional tours, and a memorable New Year's Eve with new found friends.
Fly to Cyprus, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in the island's southwest corner.
An included guided tour will bring to life delightful Paphos, including the 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.
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 Three (New Year's Eve)
Return to the hotel to begin your New Year celebrations with tonight's gala dinner, and at midnight, head outside to see fireworks in the night sky.
Rest and relax in the hotel today, perhaps taking a stroll through town or along the seashore.
Day Four (New Year's Day)
A last optional excursion offers the opportunity to discover a taste of authentic Cyprus, on a day that includes visits to an ancient village where the fruit of the carob tree is fashioned into sweetmeats, a family owned Halloumi cheese-making factory and a fragrant herb farm in the foothills of the mountains, before lunch in a traditional tavern. The gastronomic journey ends with an afternoon visit to another village producing Cypriot delicacies.
Bid farewell to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport for you return flight.
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.