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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 £928pp

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

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 £250pp 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.

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.

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 Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
Crown Resorts Horizon Hotel
23 Apr 201903 May 2019£219£949£1168Book Now
30 Apr 201910 May 2019£219£999£1218Book Now
14 May 201924 May 2019£219£1049£1268Book Now
04 Jun 201914 Jun 2019£229£1099£1328Book Now
18 Jun 201928 Jun 2019£229£1149£1378Book Now
01 Oct 201911 Oct 2019£219£949£1168Book Now
29 Oct 201908 Nov 2019£199£849£1048Book Now
12 Nov 201922 Nov 2019£189£749£938Book Now
2020 DATES
14 Jan 202024 Jan 2020£259£799£1058Book Now
04 Feb 202014 Feb 2020£269£849£1118Book Now
03 Mar 202013 Mar 2020£269£899£1168Book Now
21 Apr 202001 May 2020£299£949£1248Book Now
2019 DATES
Dionysos Central Hotel
23 Apr 201923 Apr 2019£229£949£1178Book Now
30 Apr 201930 Apr 2019£229£999£1228Book Now
14 May 201914 May 2019£229£1049£1278Book Now
04 Jun 201904 Jun 2019£229£1099£1328Book Now
18 Jun 201918 Jun 2019£229£1149£1378Book Now
01 Oct 201901 Oct 2019£229£949£1178Book Now
29 Oct 201929 Oct 2019£199£849£1048Book Now
12 Nov 201912 Nov 2019£179£749£928Book Now
2020 DATES
14 Jan 202014 Jan 2020£189£799£988Book Now
04 Feb 202004 Feb 2020£189£849£1038Book Now
03 Mar 202003 Mar 2020£199£899£1098Book Now
21 Apr 202021 Apr 2020£219£949£1168Book Now
2019 DATES
King Evelthon Beach Hotel and Resort
23 Apr 201903 May 2019£349£949£1298Book Now
30 Apr 201910 May 2019£349£999£1348Book Now
14 May 201924 May 2019£349£1049£1398Book Now
04 Jun 201914 Jun 2019£379£1099£1478Book Now
18 Jun 201928 Jun 2019£379£1149£1528Book Now
01 Oct 201911 Oct 2019£379£949£1328Book Now
29 Oct 201908 Nov 2019£269£849£1118Book Now
12 Nov 201922 Nov 2019£269£749£1018Book Now
2020 DATES
14 Jan 202024 Jan 2020£249£799£1048Book Now
04 Feb 202014 Feb 2020£249£849£1098Book Now
03 Mar 202013 Mar 2020£269£899£1168Book Now
21 Apr 202001 May 2020£299£949£1248Book 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

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

4½ hours

Min/Max temperature

12 °C / 27 °C

Spoken languages

Greek, English

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