Door 2 Tour

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Cyprus Discovered

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW16812

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • Excursions: 6

7 nights. October 2018. From £725.00.

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Discover and explore the delights of Aphrodite's Isle

Based in the coastal resort of Paphos, with its UNESCO-listed old town, this break in the winter sun offers plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation, and includes three wonderful excursions. Discover Paphos' fascinating history on a guided walking tour, explore the snow-capped Troodos Mountains, and journey to the divided city of Nicosia. With the chance to join two other optional excursions, this is a perfect way to get to know delightful Cyprus and its charms.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

Spend a week soaking up some winter sun
A walking tour of ancient Pano Paphos
Enjoy a tour of the snow-capped Troodos Mountains
Divided Nicosia is a fascinating city - enjoy a full day tour
Discover typical inland village Lefkara
Seven nights' carefully chosen dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Hotel Veronica, Paphos (upgrade hotels available for a supplement)
Return flights to Paphos
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

PRICE FROM ? £725 per person
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Itinerary

Day One

Fly from the UK to Cyprus, and upon arrival meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your Paphos hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest, relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Day Two

An included half-day guided tour of Paphos, conducted by a local guide, will bring to life this fascinating place, including the extraordinary 'Tombs of the Kings' burial site, the famous Paphos Mosaics housed in ancient Roman villas, and the Byzantine Church of Ayia Paraskevi. There will also be an entertaining stop to see how 'Loukoumi' - the Greek Cypriot version of 'Turkish' Delight - is made, and after the tour you may wish to visit one of the excellent museums that bring added insight to this historic settlement.

Day Three

Today's second included tour heads into the truly spectacular Troodos Mountains, which rise above the plains and the coast, which have been home for centuries to remote villages and religious communities, and are the site of several wonderfully decorated Byzantine churches, tucked away in the forested slopes. The tour calls first at the wine-producing village of Omodos, with its white stone houses and ancient
monastery, before winding its way through the pines to Troodos village itself. Other highlights of a memorable day will include ancient Kykkos Monastery, famed for its mosaics and frescoes, and its Byzantine Museum, Throni Park, burial place of Archbishop Makarios, Cyprus' first president, and Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, with its important icons.

Day Four

Join today's optional excursion and journey beyond the political divide of the 'Green Line' into Northern Cyprus, occupied by Turkey since 1974, and a stunningly beautiful region of mountains dotted with ancient villages, leading down to a tranquil coastline. The day will include visits to the Gothic Bellapais Abbey, made famous by author Lawrence Durrell, and to the coastal port-town of Kyrenia, with its picture-book harbour and castle.

Passengers travelling on tours departing after September 2018 will be offered a Nicosia optional excursion on Day Four, instead of the Northern Cyprus excursion.

Day Five

Today is free for rest and relaxation in your chosen hotel and its surroundings. The harbour-front bustles with life, while the Old Town of Klitma, on its rocky plateau, is a colourful alternative. There is so much to do in and around Paphos, with sights to see, shops to discover, and even nearby golf courses to tempt the energetic.

Day Six

The highlight of today's last fascinating included excursion will be the visit 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 both a modern, bustling metropolis, with tree-lined boulevards and a sophisticated cafe culture, and a fascinating gateway to the island's turbulent past. Enroute, you'll call at the important pre-historic site of Choirokoitia, and the day will be completed with a visit to the picture-book village of Pano Lefkara, with its narrow streets and white-washed houses.

Passengers travelling on tours departing after September 2018 will enjoy an included excursion to Petra tou Romiou, Curium and Limassol on Day Six.

Day Seven

A second optional excursion offers the opportunity to step back once again into Cyprus' fascinating past, on a full-day tour that includes a visit to the magnificent
2nd-century B.C. Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Kourion - passing the fabled 'Aphrodite's Rock' en route, where the goddess is said to have risen from the waves - as well as taking in the extraordinary mosaics of the 'House of Eustolios'. Other highlights of the day will include a traditional Cypriot lunch and a visit to colourful Limassol's old town and the picturesque village of Lania.

Passengers travelling on tours departing after September 2018 will be offered a 'taste of authentic Cyprus' excursion on Day Seven.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Paphos and the hotel, and transfer to the airport for the return flight.

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Accommodation

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.

The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and lounge, a dining room serving buffet breakfasts and evening meals, two lifts and a reception area.

The rooms are simply furnished but comfortable, and each has satellite TV, air conditioning, a hairdryer and a balcony. Rooms with pool views are available for a supplement.

Dionysos Hotel

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

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and sun-bathing terrace, a main bar and restaurant, a separate a la carte Italian restaurant (supplement payable, half-board allowance credited), a reception, its own cafe (La Place Royale) and a lift.

The guest rooms have recently been renovated, and all have air conditioning, satellite TV, fridges, tea- and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers and balconies. Sea-view rooms are available for a supplement.

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.

The hotel's extensive facilities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a wellness centre, a dining room serving buffet meals, a separate a la carte restaurant (supplement payable, half-board allowance credited), a cocktail bar and a lounge terrace, two lifts and a reception area.

The guest rooms are air-conditioned, and each has satellite TV, a hairdryer, a fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a safe and a balcony. Side sea-view and sea-view rooms are available for supplements.

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.

The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and lounge, a dining room serving buffet breakfasts and evening meals, small gardens and free Wi-Fi in the reception area. Complimentary tea and coffee is served each day between 4 and 5 pm.

The rooms are simply furnished but comfortable, and each has a TV, air conditioning, hairdryer and a balcony. Rooms with a pool view are available for a supplement.

Dionysos Hotel

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

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and sun-bathing terrace, a main bar and restaurant, a separate a la carte Italian restaurant (supplement payable, half-board allowance credited), a reception, its own cafe (La Place Royale) and a lift.

The guest rooms have recently been renovated, and all have air conditioning, satellite TV, fridges, tea- and coffee-making facilities, hairdryers and balconies. Sea-view rooms are available for a supplement.

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.

The hotel's extensive facilities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a wellness centre, a dining room serving buffet meals, a separate a la carte restaurant (supplement payable, half-board allowance credited), a cocktail bar and a lounge terrace, two lifts and a reception area.

The guest rooms are air-conditioned, and each has satellite TV, a hairdryer, a fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a safe and a balcony. Side sea-view and sea-view rooms are available for supplements.

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.

The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and lounge, a dining room serving buffet breakfasts and evening meals, small gardens and free Wi-Fi in the reception area. Complimentary tea and coffee is served each day between 4 and 5 pm.

The rooms are simply furnished but comfortable, and each has a TV, air conditioning, hairdryer and a balcony. Rooms with a pool view are available for a supplement.

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.

The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and lounge, a dining room serving buffet breakfasts and evening meals, small gardens and free Wi-Fi in the reception area. Complimentary tea and coffee is served each day between 4 and 5 pm.

The rooms are simply furnished but comfortable, and each has a TV, air conditioning, hairdryer and a balcony. Rooms with a pool view are available for a supplement.

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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.

Passengers travelling on tours departing after September 2018 will be offered different excursions on Days Four, Six and Seven. Please see the itinerary for further details.

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.

**The World Cup Offer discount applies to new bookings only made between 14th June and 16th July 2018. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and exclusions include fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus and River Cruising by air. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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