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Cyprus Discovery


Route:
  • UK
  • Paphos
  • UK
Tour Pace:

8 DAYS from £804pp

Tour Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Paphos
  • Discover the five domes of Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church
  • Witness monuments at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
  • Spend a day at leisure to unwind
  • Ancient remnant of the Holy Cross
  • Savour the flavourful tastes of locally produced wine at Lambouri winery
  • Visit to traditional village of Lefkara

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Cyprus Discovery

Please note that the itinerary shown is for departures from 2023 onwards, if you are travelling or looking to travel in 2022 then please refer to the correct dossier. Discover compelling archaeological sites and picture-book villages and delight in the dazzling coastlines and delicious cuisine. Experience the pine-scented Troodos Mountains, the wine-growing regions and the capital Nicosia

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Limassol

Depart the UK for your flight to Paphos airport. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in Limassol.

  • Dinner
2
Limassol and Paphos

Brimming with archaeological and mythological fascination, Paphos is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. A morning tour commences in the Geroskipou village, famous for its sweet local delicacy known as 'Geroskipou loukoumi', whose staple ingredient of sugar is a tantalising treat. Discover the striking five domes of Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church, a unique construction dating back to the 9th century and a sublime example of Byzantine architecture, before returning to Paphos to visit the breath-taking ancient monuments of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. Overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and astonishingly dating back to the prehistoric era, witness the world-famous mosaic floor, richly decorated with mythological and hunting scenes within the House of Dionysos, before ending your morning tour with a visit to St Pauls' Pillar and early Christian Basilica.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
3
Limassol

Enjoy a day at leisure to indulge in the facilities of your resort, explore the island independently, or unwind upon the sun-drenched beaches, washed by the Mediterranean's crystal clear waters.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
4
Limassol

Today begins with a visit to the village of Omodos, renowned for its pretty narrow alleyways and colourful houses. Embark on a short tour, commencing at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, which remarkably conceals a rare remnant believed to have been the cross upon which Jesus was crucified. Established in around 330AD, this Greek Orthodox Monastery is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Whilst in Cyprus's principle wine growing region, take a leisurely stroll to discover the village's medieval wine press nearby, before pausing for lunch. Later, continue to the Cypriot Village of Mandria to taste the refreshing flavours of herbal tea, brewed with locally produced 'Castellanos' herbs, and finally, your last stop today will be at the rustic village of Platres; enjoy a wine tasting at the winery, famously renowned for its Xynisteri and Chardonnay grapes, before returning to your hotel for a leisurely evening.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
5
Limassol

Spend a day at leisure, taking the opportunity to admire the dazzling coastline, exploring local sights or tasting delectable local delicacies.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
6
Limassol

Visit the picturesque traditional village of Lefkara famous for its lace and silver handicrafts. On the journey back to Limassol, stop off in a local village to taste the salty flavours of Halloumi that Cyprus is so famous for at Petros Basketry Museum.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
7
Limassol

Enjoy a day at leisure today.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
8
Limassol to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to Paphos airport for your return flight back to the UK, or continue on to your chosen extension.

  • 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.

Flight Information

Your initial flight is to Larnaca Airport.
Each passenger is entitled to 23KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (56cm/45cm/25cm) in size. Weight restrictions will be on your final documentation. 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.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to
you approximately 10 days before departure. You will not receive an E-ticket, all you need to do is present your passport and online check-in boarding pass to the staff at the desk.

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.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2022 Dates
09 Nov 202216 Nov 2022£1091.00
2023 Dates
11 Jan 202318 Jan 2023£804.00
01 Feb 202308 Feb 2023£861.00
01 Mar 202308 Mar 2023£965.00
26 Apr 202303 May 2023£1264.00
27 Apr 202307 May 2023£1264.00
10 May 202317 May 2023£1379.00
28 Jun 202305 Jul 2023£1264.00
11 Oct 202318 Oct 2023£1494.00
08 Nov 202315 Nov 2023£1149.00
2024 Dates
10 Jan 202417 Jan 2024£804.00
31 Jan 202407 Feb 2024£907.00
28 Feb 202406 Mar 2024£1022.00
24 Apr 202401 May 2024£1321.00
08 May 202415 May 2024£1436.00
26 Jun 202403 Jul 2024£1321.00
09 Oct 202416 Oct 2024£1551.00
06 Nov 202413 Nov 2024£1149.00

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

4½ hours

Spoken languages

Greek, English

What to pack
Tour Map
Cyprus Discovery Route Map
Tour Dossiers
Extensions
  • Cyprus
    Cyprus Extension

    3 nights from £252pp

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  • Cyprus
    Troodos Mountains Extension

    3 nights from £275pp

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Hotels & Accommodation

Extensions

Cyprus Extension
Tour Route
  • UK
  • Paphos
  • UK

Enjoy three days at leisure on the beaches of Paphos after your Escorted Tour. Stroll along the picturesque Paphos harbour as you bask in the Mediterranean Sun.

3 nights
from £252pp
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Troodos Mountains Extension
Tour Route
  • UK
  • Paphos
  • Troodos Mountains
  • UK

After your epic 8-day Cyprus Discovery tour, why not extend you travels with a 3-day Troodos Mountain stay. Located in the centre of the island and the largest mountain range in the country, this location is an ideal place to partake in some skiing, hiking and or exploring the famous Mount Olympus.

3 nights
from £275pp
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