Christmas In Cyprus
7 nights. December 2019. From £799.00.
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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.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSeven nights' half-board accommodation
Return flights to Cyprus
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
A 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
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.Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach
This beachside hotel lies four kilometres from the centre of Paphos.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.
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 conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 14th and 18th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (VAL10) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top