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Escorted Tours

Cyprus Uncovered including

Paphos


Route:
  • UK
  • Larnaca
  • Platres
  • Paphos
  • UK

3 NIGHTS from £179pp

Tour Highlights
  • Spend 3 nights longer in historical Paphos
  • See the arts, crafts and architecture of Lefkara and Choirokitia
  • Explore both sides of delightful Nicosia, a divided capital that's welcoming on both sides
  • Visit Byzantine churches and rural villages in the Troodos Mountains
  • Visit beautiful Omodos village and taste the locally made wine and famous Arkateno bread
  • See the spectacular archaeological site of Ancient Kourion
  • Marvel at the mosaics in the House of Dionysos at Paphos
  • Discover the legendary locations where Aphrodite was born and where she bathed

Extension from £179pp

Tour + Extension from £728pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Paphos

Extend your tour with a 3 night stay in Paphos on Half Board. Additional upgrades are available at a supplement such as All-Inclusive and Pool/Seaview rooms.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Larnaca

Depart the UK for your flight to Larnaca Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a welcome dinner.

  • Dinner
2
Larnaca

After breakfast take a drive to the lovely village of Lefkara, famed for its fine embroidery and silversmithing. Visit a needlecraft workshop and the magnificent 14th-century church dedicated to the Holy Cross. Continue on to Choirokitia village, admired for its beautiful stone and wood architecture and also noted for its UNESCO-listed Neolithic Settlement. See the world-famous Halloumi cheese being made, whetting your appetite for an authentic Cypriot brunch. Return to Larnaca and enjoy some time before dinner.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
3
Larnaca

Today takes you to Nicosia, the ancient capital divided in 1963 by the 'Green Line' separating the Turkish North and Greek South. Explore the Greek Old Town of narrow streets enclosed by Venetian walls including St John's Cathedral and the Famagusta Gate, before passing through to the Turkish controlled portion of the city and Northern Cyprus. Here you will visit the ancient Buyuk Han, once a traveller's inn and now a vibrant cluster of shops and cafes, and the mammoth Selimnye Mosque, formerly a 13th century Roman Catholic cathedral. Before lunch, visit the beautiful village of Bellapais, home to the medieval 'Abbey of Peace', a ruined monastery once a refuge for Augustinian monks. Journey to the picturesque town of Kyrenia, famed for its harbour and impressive Lusignan castle.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
4
Larnaca to Platres

The pine-clad Troodos Mountains beckon this morning. The first stop on the drive is the UNESCO listed Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, with walls entirely covered by Byzantine paintings. Continue to Kakopetria for a walk around this charming village. After lunch drive to the rustic village of Platres, known as the birthplace of the island's famous Brandy Sour. Visit the Lambouri winery, noted for its Xynisteri and Chardonnay grapes before checking into your hotel to relax before dinner.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
5
Platres to Paphos

Today begins with a visit to the village of Omodos, renowned for its pretty narrow alleyways and colourful houses. Embark on a short tour taking in the Monastery of the Holy Cross, established around 330 AD, and the village's medieval wine press. You'll also be able to taste the famous Arkateno bread which is only baked in Omodos. Travel on to Limassol and the spectacular archaeological site of Ancient Kourion, perched high on a hill looking down to the sea. Continue on towards Paphos, pausing for a photo opportunity at Petra tou Romiou, an amazing geological formation of huge rocks where, according to legend, Aphrodite was born.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
6
Paphos

Paphos brims with archaeological and mythological fascination. Today's tour takes in the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, including the world-famous mosaics in the House of Dionysos. Before a relaxing lunch in the beautiful and serene harbour at Latchi, visit the nearby Akamas Peninsula and the mythical Baths of Aphrodite. Legend has it that this natural grotto, shaded by a fig tree, is where Aphrodite used to bathe and met her lover Adonis when he stopped for a drink while hunting. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore before dinner back at the hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
7
Paphos

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Paphos or embark on an optional tour of Limassol (at a supplement). In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
8
Paphos to Larnaca to UK

Transfer to Larnaca airport for your return flight to the UK or on to your chosen extension.

  • Breakfast
9
Paphos

Following on from the end of the main tour, continue your stay in Paphos at your own pace. Stroll around the local shops and markets, explore the local historical sites while stopping for a quick bite in a local Taverna.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
10
Paphos

Enjoy another day at leisure exploring Paphos.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
11
Paphos

Enjoy another day at leisure exploring more of Paphos.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
12
Paphos to Larnaca to UK

Transfer to Larnaca airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your trip to Cyprus. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your initial flight is to Larnaca, Cyprus with British Airways departing from London Heathrow Terminal 5.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 23KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 7kg - 50cm/37cm/ 25cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is an escorted tour, meaning you will have the services of an English-speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Cyprus is the Euro (?), most towns and cities do have cashpoints, banks and Bureau de change.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any meals not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour.
It is customary to tip both your driver and guide approximately 2 Euros per person per day in total. Tips will be collected at the end of your tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
Crown Resorts Horizon Hotel
01 Oct 201911 Oct 2019£229£1019£1248Book Now
29 Oct 201908 Nov 2019£199£989£1188Book Now
12 Nov 201922 Nov 2019£199£899£1098Book Now
2020 DATES
14 Jan 202024 Jan 2020£199£799£998Book Now
04 Feb 202014 Feb 2020£199£859£1058Book Now
03 Mar 202013 Mar 2020£199£919£1118Book Now
21 Apr 202001 May 2020£219£549£768Book Now
05 May 202015 May 2020£239£1029£1268Book Now
02 Jun 202012 Jun 2020£249£1099£1348Book Now
16 Jun 202026 Jun 2020£249£1149£1398Book Now
13 Oct 202023 Oct 2020£239£1029£1268Book Now
10 Nov 202020 Nov 2020£199£929£1128Book Now
2019 DATES
Dionysos Central Hotel
01 Oct 201901 Oct 2019£239£1019£1258Book Now
29 Oct 201929 Oct 2019£209£989£1198Book Now
12 Nov 201912 Nov 2019£179£899£1078Book Now
2020 DATES
14 Jan 202014 Jan 2020£199£799£998Book Now
04 Feb 202004 Feb 2020£199£859£1058Book Now
03 Mar 202003 Mar 2020£209£919£1128Book Now
21 Apr 202021 Apr 2020£229£959£1188Book Now
05 May 202015 May 2020£259£1029£1288Book Now
02 Jun 202012 Jun 2020£259£1099£1358Book Now
16 Jun 202026 Jun 2020£259£1149£1408Book Now
13 Oct 202023 Oct 2020£239£1029£1268Book Now
10 Nov 202020 Nov 2020£199£929£1128Book Now
2019 DATES
King Evelthon Beach Hotel and Resort
01 Oct 201911 Oct 2019£389£1019£1408Book Now
29 Oct 201908 Nov 2019£279£989£1268Book Now
12 Nov 201922 Nov 2019£279£899£1178Book Now
2020 DATES
14 Jan 202024 Jan 2020£259£799£1058Book Now
04 Feb 202014 Feb 2020£259£859£1118Book Now
03 Mar 202013 Mar 2020£279£919£1198Book Now
21 Apr 202001 May 2020£319£959£1278Book Now
05 May 202015 May 2020£369£1029£1398Book Now
02 Jun 202012 Jun 2020£399£1099£1498Book Now
16 Jun 202026 Jun 2020£399£1149£1548Book Now
13 Oct 202023 Oct 2020£3669£1029£4698Book Now
10 Nov 202020 Nov 2020£289£929£1218Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. The schedules of the domestic airlines in country are subject to frequent changes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction &/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

4½ hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 27 °C

Spoken languages

Greek, English

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Paphos

Larnaca

What to pack
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • A plug adaptor - The electricity supply is 230V. You can use either a two or three pin plug adapter in Cyprus.
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Waterproof, lightweight jacket
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweater and jacket for the cooler months
Tour Dossiers
Here to help
  • 0800 781 4893 (free)

  • 0333 321 3144 (mobile friendly)

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