Christmas In Cyprus
7 nights. December 2021. From £938.00.
Christmas on the Mediterranean
Spend the festive season enjoying the friendly welcome and some of the unique traditions of Aphrodite’s sun-kissed isle. This wonderful week-long holiday, based in a choice of two hotels close to the historic resort town of Paphos, is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Christmas in a delightful corner of the Mediterranean, with every chance of winter warmth and sunshine.
What's IncludedSeven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel (all-inclusive upgrade available for a supplement)
Return flights to Cyprus
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
One piece of hold luggage per person
Holiday HighlightsA guided tour of Paphos – a picture at Christmastime
A visit to the Troodos Mountains
Free time to enjoy Paphos' pre-Christmas atmosphere
A Gala Dinner with entertainment on Christmas Eve
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 1Fly to Cyprus, meet your tour manager at the airport, and board the coach for the transfer to your chosen hotel.
Day 2Explore Paphos – the island's ancient capital – on today's included guided tour. Discover how ancient Cypriot burial practices are refining our understanding of ancient chronology at the Tombs of the Kings, see the famous Paphos Mosaics housed in ancient Roman villas, and visit the ninth-century church of Agia Paraskevi.
Day 3Today is left free so you have time to rest, relax or explore as you see fit. This evening, the Christmas celebrations get underway with our Gala Dinner.
Day 4Enjoy a relaxed Christmas Day. Take a stroll through the town or along the seashore, and perhaps enjoy lunch in Paphos. Dinner will be served at the hotel as usual this evening.
Day 5Boxing Day's included excursion takes us into the centre of Cyprus and up into the Troodos Mountains. Nestled among the peaks lie hidden Byzantine churches, the burial place of Cyprus' first president and even an ancient monastery. We'll stop in Platres, a popular ski station, to take in the stunning views, perhaps enjoy some refreshments and even perhaps a little Christmas snow, before heading back to the hotel.
Day 6Rest, relax and explore as you see fit, or join us on an optional excursion to Limassol. Here a guided tour will reveal the fascinating sights, excellent shopping, and compact Old City – home to a picturesque fishing harbour and yachting marina – of this bustling city and centre of the Cypriot wine industry. Stroll through the streets of the Turkish Quarter surrounding the Castle in search of the historic Grand Mosque and the traditional hammam bath houses that still operate here.
Day 7Your final full day in Cyprus brings the opportunity to visit beautiful Northern Cyprus on an optional excursion. Discover a stunning landscape where mountains and ancient villages drift down to a tranquil coastline, and visit Gothic Bellapais Abbey (made famous by author Lawrence Durrell) and the coastal port-town of Kyrenia.You'll also visit Nicosia, the 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 bustling metropolis with a sophisticated cafe culture, and a fascinating gateway to the island's turbulent past.
Day 8Bid farewell to your hosts, today, and board our coach for the transfer back to the airport where you'll check in for your flight home. Back to top
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.
Changes to your hotelsShould circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
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. Back to top