Highlights of Cyprus including Paphos & Nicosia
- Explore the fascinating history & picturesque landscape of Cyprus on this 7-night holiday.
- Hear the history of the medieval town of Limassol on a half day guided walking tour.
- Visit Cyprus’ capital city, Nicosia, & cross into Northern Cyprus on a full day excursion.
- Sample regional flavours on a wine tasting excursion to a local winery in Omodos.
- Spend a full day exploring the Paphos region, home to the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite.
- Enjoy plenty of leisure time to relax at our beachfront hotel or explore at your own pace.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Cyprus
Discover an island full of intriguing culture and stunning coastal views on our guided holiday to Cyprus. Over the course of our holiday, we’ll uncover the remnants of once-mighty kingdoms scattered across the countryside, from the architectural legacy of the Venetian and Ottoman periods to Bronze Age tombs and Neolithic dwellings. We’ll start with a tour of Limassol, taking in historic sites like the archaeological park of Curium and venture into its surrounding vineyards for a wine tasting in a local cellar. We’ll take an excursion to Paphos, one of the most important archaeological regions on the island and visit the country’s capital, Nicosia, the only world capital spanning two countries. We’ll also have plenty of time at leisure to discover Limassol on our own or relax on the island’s beautiful beaches.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Paphos Cyprus
Arrive in Paphos and Transfer to Limassol
We have arrived! We meet our local assistant and transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Settle in, relax, and get to know our surroundings.
Limassol Full Day Guided Excursion
Discover Limassol & Omodos on a Tour
Let's begin our adventure with a full day guided sightseeing tour of Limassol and Omodos. We uncover Limassol on a walking tour through the old city, passing by the medieval fort built in the 14th century. It was here that according to tradition, Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre. Afterwards, we take a drive through the Phassouri citrus plantations to the archaeological park of Curium to visit the Greco Roman Theatre, House of Eustolios and the ruins of the Cathedral of Curium, an early Christian basilica dating back to the 5th century.
Explore Omodos and Savour a Wine Tasting
We continue on our journey driving through the vineyard area of Limassol to see one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of the island, Omodos.
We enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) before we uncover more of Omodos; next we visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross at the village square. We finish off our excursion with a well deserved wine and Shushukko tasting in one of the village’s wine cellars before returning to our hotel.
Enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure
At Leisure in Limassol
Free Day to Relax and Explore
Today is free to discover Limassol and our surroundings. Experience some of the tasty dishes on offer with a good strong Greek coffee at a local café, while watching the world go by. Let's enjoy the moment.
Discover Paphos and the Birth Place of Aphrodite
Experience More on a Guided Tour of Paphos
Let's see more of this beautiful island on a full day guided tour as we depart for Paphos, one of the most important archaeological regions on the island. Discover the allure of ‘Petra tou Romiou’, the place where, according to Greek mythology Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love was born. After a short break, we continue onwards to Kato Pafos to see the Chrysopolitissa Church built in the 13th century. Within the compound is St Paul’s Pillar, where, according to tradition, St Paul was flogged. Next is a visit to the Tombs of the Kings, a UNESCO World Heritage site of underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC.
Uncover the Houses of Dionysus and Neophytos
After some free time for lunch (not included) we uncover more on our guided tour to the Archaeological Park where the Houses of Dionysus, Aion, and Thysseus are located. The mosaic floors of these noblemen's villas are considered among the finest in Eastern Mediterranean. We finish our day with a visit to the Monastery of St Neophytos before we journey back to our hotel and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure.
Today is Free to Relax and Unwind
After breakfast the rest of our day is free. Take a leisurely walk on the beach, or visit the historical centre with its very own castle that hosts the Medieval Museum of Cyprus. The museum has exhibits from all over the island. There is plenty to explore and discover at our own pace.
Full Day Guided Excursion of Nicosia
Let's Uncover Nicosia
This morning, we set off on a guided excursion to the capital of the island, Nicosia. Nicosia is located at the centre of the island. Its history can be traced back to the Bronze Age; it boasts a Royal Palace and over 50 churches. Today Nicosia is the only divided capital city in the world. On our tour we discover St John Cathedral, and the Archaeological Museum. After, we enjoy some free time for lunch and discover the old part of the city, within the Venetian Walls.
Guided Walking Tour of Ledra Street
After lunch, we enjoy a guided walking tour of the famous Ledra Street, pass the checkpoint and visit the North part of Nicosia.
We make our way back to the hotel after a day of discovery and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure
Please Note - Important Passport Information
It may be possible to visit the Northern (Turkish) part of Nicosia during free time on this excursion. EU passport holders must bring their passport or European ID card with them. Non-EU passport holders require a visa to enter.
Full Day of Leisure
Take advantage of a final day at leisure, to enjoy some more sightseeing, shopping and relaxing by the sea.
After breakfast, we say farewell to Cyprus and we transfer to Paphos Airport for our flight home, with assistance.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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