Based close to Kyrenia's famous harbour, where seasonal cheer is guaranteed, this wonderful week-long holiday features a wonderful mix of included highlights and optional tours, in addition to sparkling celebrations.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Fly to Cyprus and transfer to your chosen hotel in Kyrenia.
This morning's tour will introduce exquisite Kyrenia, its horseshoe-shaped harbour and imposing medieval castle - a picture-book scene enhanced by the festive decorations of the cafes and shops that fringe the harbour.
Day Three (New Year's Eve)
Begin a special day by joining this morning's optional excursion to historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries, a colourful place bursting festive vitality.
This evening, enjoy a lively New Year's Eve celebration at the hotel, with dinner and live entertainment.
Day Four (New Year's Day)
Rest and relax after the festivities, then enjoy an afternoon visit to nearby mountain-top castle of St Hilarion, the beautiful village Bellapais and the preserved ruins of its Gothic abbey. This idyllic spot was home for three years to celebrated writer Lawrence Durrell, who chronicled his stay here in his novel Bitter Lemons. Wander the ruins of the Abbey, stepping back in time, before returning to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Today you are free to enjoy the hotel and its surroundings, or to head into beautiful Kyrenia once again. Many will want to join our optional excursion to the green, citrus-grove surrounded town of Guzelyurt - 'beautiful place' in Turkish - with its archaeology museum and church of Agios Mamas.
Today's included excursion is to fascinating Famagusta. The city was once one of the world's richest cities, and today is somewhat of a living museum. Wander its ruined churches, former-cathedral-turned-Lala Mustapha Pasha mosque and Venetian Palace, which lie amongst modern cafes and shops. You'll also take in the extraordinary Roman ruins of the ancient coastal city of Salamis, with its colonnades, magnificent theatre and bathhouse. Intriguingly, Salamis was once part of a much larger settlement, though much of it is now submerged under the sea.
A final optional excursion is to the unspoiled Karpaz peninsula, a rugged spit fringed by some of the island's bluest waters, dotted with old villages and home to herds of wild donkeys, and to a remote monastery and its famous holy well.
Bid farewell to your Cypriot hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.
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Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Larnaca and two hours and 40 minutes from Paphos.
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.
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.
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.
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.