CYPRUS IN YOUR HEART

CYPRUS IN YOUR HEART

CYPRUS IN YOUR HEART

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Overview

Strike out beyond the sun-soaked stretches of sand to discover Cyprus, an island of compelling cultures and landscapes, steeped in myth and riddled with ancient riches. Cyprus an island where history was made, where Greek Gods lived and loved and where Legends were born!

Daily Schedule

  • Larnaca to Limassol
  • Arrive Larnaca airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel in Limassol (45 mins drive).
  • Check-in to the hotel. Rest.
  • Welcome to a Cyprus Evening – Starts with a Welcome Drink, Donkey rides, Local Cyprotic Music and Dancers, Dinner with Wine, Water and Zivania!
  • Overnight at Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol.

  • Limassol sightseeing by Retro Cars
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Explore Limassol, modern center and business city of the island by Retro Cars.
  • 3-4 Hours City Tour of Limassol that includes the Limassol Marina, Old Town, Molos, Kolossi Castle, Amathus Ruins
  • Overnight at Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol
  • Full day excursion to Larnaca and Protaras.
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Our first stop is the ‘Olive’ village of Skarinou which offers an array of olive varieties for tasting as well as olive oils, soaps and local specialities. The tour continues to the picturesque village of Lefkara famous for its cobbled streets, quaint shops and tavernas. Lefkara is also famous for its exquisite hand-crafted lace embroideries and artisan silverware.
  • On the way to Larnaca, we will stop by the 4th most significant mosque in the Muslim world: Hala-Sultan-Tekke.
  • We will walk along the palm tree-lined promenade to the nearby Church of St. Lazarus.
  • Driving through the agricultural area of Kokkinohorya (village with red earth) , we will stop by the medieval monastery of Ayia Napa which is located in the heart of the eponymous party town.
  • Thereafter, we will carry on to the Resort town of Protaras famous for its golden sand beaches.
  • Overnight at Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol.

  • Wine and Gastronomy Tour
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • The trip starts in Limassol with a visit to the ETKO Wine Factory where we will get a chance to witness the entire process of commercial production of wine. Next stop is Kolossi Castle, known as the quarters of the Knights Templar during the crusades.
  • Later, to reach the village of Odomos in the eastern Troodos Mountains, the heart of Cyprus wineproducing region, we will drive through the beautiful Pitsilia Valley where orchards of hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds grow amongst vineyards.
  • The wine tasting at the vintage winery is on our agenda, where we will taste local drinks and foods. Next we stop at Platres, where we indulge in chocolate tasting with the artisan chocolate maker who produces a selection of chocolate sweets with different fillings.
  • Overnight at Four Seasons hotel, Limassol.

  • Full Day Excursion of Paphos.
  • Breakfast in the hotel. We will start our day by visiting the ancient city of Kourion and its spectacular sights including the Greco-Roman amphitheater which has been completely restored and is used today for musical and theatrical performances.
  • Later we will stop by Aphrodite’s Rock where the goddess of love and beauty was born. Rumour has it that swimming around the rock bestows bathers with youth and beauty. In Geroskipou Village we will taste the local delicacy lokoumia – Cyprus delight.
  • Included in the tour is a visit to the Catacombs of St.Solomonia - The Column of St. Paul and the Tomb of the Kings-a series of complex underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC. The tour concludes at the monastery of St. Neophytos.
  • Overnight at Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol.

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Check-out, transfer to Larnaca Airport.

 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY ISTANBUL - THE CITY WHERE EUROPE MEETS ASIA & DEFINITELY GETS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 27th – 30th November, 2019 3 Nights/ 4 Days

 

Day 6- Extension
  • Arrival in Istanbul
  • Private transfer to the hotel. Explore Takasim Square (on your own).
  • Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

  • Istanbul City Tour
  • Full Day Ottoman & Byzantium Relics Tour
  • After breakfast we will head towards the Sultanahmet district, the oldest and the most historic part of the city for sightseeing.
  • The first stop of the day will be Hagia Sophia, a museum which has served as a church and mosque in the Golden era. Afterwards, we pass the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
  • Pass by other historical monuments like the Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, the Firuz Aga Mosque and the exterior of the Tomb of Mehmed II. In the afternoon, we visit Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years.
  • Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

  • Free Day
  • After Breakfast in the hotel step out or relax in the hotel.
  • Enjoy the city of Istanbul as just as you like it. In the evening, get ready for Bosphorus Cruise in a private Yacht. Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and view the Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts.
  • Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

  • Departures
  • After a leisurely breakfast and check-out, spend the next few hours on your last minute shopping and leisure.
  • Private transfer to the Airport in the evening for your homebound flight.

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