Cyprus is a typical Mediterranean island full of natural beauty and glistening year-round sunshine, providing a real refuge from modern life.
Though it may be a small island, it has a vast history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean. Situated at the crossroads of three continents - Europe, Asia, and Africa - the island’s unique geographic position has been the influence of many civilisations, which shine through in local gastronomy, culture, architecture and the Cypriot way of living.
With this tour, we have tried to give you the best of North Cyprus with hand-picked tours and experiences that will make your journey on the island a memorable one and we hope that you enjoy it too.
This is only the beginning of your exploration on this island so if you have alternative ideas or would like to cover additional areas please feel free to let us know. The choices are plenty and we can tailor your tour to meet your requirements from the duration of the holiday to the hotel of your choice, we will do our utmost to give you exactly what you want.
Fly to North Cyprus and transfer to the Lapida Hotel
Depart for your full day tour and arrive to crusader village of Bellapais. Visit the beautiful Bellapais Monastery and enjoy some free time in Bellapais village. Continue your exploration into Kyrenia with your private guide. You will walk to the ancient Kyrenia harbour, once a small fishing village, nowadays a charming harbour with its colourful fishing boats, small cafes and restaurants. Visit the 13th century Kyrenia Castle and the shipwreck museum.
Full day tour of Famagusta. Visit Salamis Ruins and continue to St. Barnabas Monastery to see 3D Icons and the archaeological findings in the small museum. Drive to Famagusta for lunch at a local restaurant or free time in the city followed by a guided tour in the old city, visiting the city walls and famous Othello Tower & St. Nicholas Cathedral.
Half Day Nicosia Tour. Pick up from the hotel in the morning and drive to Nicosia, the capital of the island to visit old Ottoman houses & Nicosia city walls. Then see views of north and south Nicosia from the Saray hotel terrace, followed by a walk to the old city to visit Great Inn (Buyuk Han). Light lunch at Buyuk Han at a traditional restaurant serving home made fresh Cypriot food, then visit St. Sophia Cathedral.
Day at leisure
Return transfer back to the airport for your return flight.
- Scheduled flights from most UK airports
- Return Airport transfers to and From Ercan Airport
- 7 nights B&B hotel accommodation at family run hotel Lapida
Sightseeing as detailed (including entry fees), lunch and transportation where specified & the services of an English-speaking tour manager.