Christmas & New Year In Cyprus
12 nights. December 2018. From £1029.00.
SAVE £50 PER PERSON* - BOOK BY 31st AUGUST WITH PROMO CODE EARLYSH
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 InclusionsGuided 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
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly 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 TwoRest and relax at the hotel or take the opportunity to do a little last-minute Christmas shopping.
Day Three - Christmas EveAn 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 DayEnjoy 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 FiveRest and relax after the past days' festivities, enjoying the hotel and its surroundings.
Day SixToday'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 SevenJoin 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-TenEnjoy 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 11Another day of relaxation, and perhaps recuperation, after the celebrations.
Day 12A 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 13Bid farewell to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport for your return flight. Back to top
AccommodationSt 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.Back to top
European closing timesShops 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 timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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 requirementsIf 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 accessThe 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 changesOccasionally, 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 AllowancePlease 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 GBP40 per bag.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit 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.
Terms and conditions*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 10th and 31st August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply. Back to top