Christmas In Cyprus
7 nights. December 2019. From £869.00.
Book by 30th September and save 10% – Use Code: FESTIVE10
Celebrate Christmas on one of the Mediterranean's most welcoming islands. Stay close to historic Paphos on the island's western coast, and spend a wonderful festive week relaxing in a climate a world away from the British winter.
What's IncludedSeven nights' half-board accommodation
Return flights to Cyprus
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Holiday HighlightsA guided tour of Paphos
A visit to the Troodos Mountains
Free time to enjoy Paphos' pre-Christmas atmosphere
A Gala Dinner 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 2Spend today relaxing, or perhaps head into Paphos for a little last-minute Christmas shopping. With its decorated trees and festive lights, the town is quite a picture - particularly after dark. Look out for traditional Cypriot festivities, including children singing kalanda (carols) and people preparing vasilopita - a festive pie, containing a lucky coin, that's traditionally eaten on New Year's Day.
Day 3Explore 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 4Today 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 5Enjoy a relaxed Christmas Day. Take a stroll through the town or along the seashore.
Day 6Boxing 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 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 airportwhere you'll check in for your flight home. Back to top
Terms and conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on Christmas Market Breaks, Christmas and New Year Holidays by Air and Lapland Day Trips departing in November and December 2019, made between 29th August and 30th September 2019. This offer is not available on Andre Rieu concert breaks, river cruises or ocean cruises, cannot be used in conjunction with Late Availability pricing, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The 10 per cent discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code FESTIVE10 has been entered, and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding insurance if selected) at the time of booking. Back to top