New Year In Cyprus
5 nights. December 2021. From £898.00.
Sunshine and Celebration
Celebrate the arrival of 2022 on Aphrodite’s sun-kissed isle, where you can expect the warmest of welcomes and a memorable stay. Based in a choice of hotels in – or close to – the historic resort town of Paphos, this is the chance to enjoy a little winter sunshine, some fascinating included and optional tours, and a memorable New Year’s Eve with new-found friends in your chosen hotel.
What's IncludedSeven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel (all-inclusive upgrade available for a supplement)
Return flights from the UK to Cyprus
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
One piece of hold luggage per person
Holiday HighlightsSeven nights on historic Cyprus
A guided tour of Paphos – a picture at this time of year
New Year’s Eve visit to the – sometimes – snow-capped Troodos Mountains
Free time to enjoy Paphos's festive atmosphere
A Gala Dinner on New Year's 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 3The New Year's Eve'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 seasonal snow. Return to the hotel to begin your New Year celebrations with tonight’s Gala Dinner, and at midnight, head outside to see fireworks in the night sky.
Day 4Enjoy a relaxed first day of 2022. Take a stroll through the town or along the seashore.
Day 5Rest, 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 6Today 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 7Rest and relax as you enjoy your final full day in Cyprus, perhaps making use of the hotel’s excellent facilities, or by continuing your exploration of Paphos under your own steam.
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 45 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. Back to top