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Escorted Tours

Cyprus Discovery


Route:
  • UK
  • Paphos
  • UK
Tour Pace:

8 DAYS from £689pp

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
  • Marvel at the geological rock formation of Petra tou Romiou
  • Ancient remnant of the Holy Cross
  • Savour the flavourful tastes of locally produced wine at Lambouri winery

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Cyprus Discovery

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 Paphos

Depart the UK for your flight to Paphos Airport. Upon arrival you will be met by your airport representative who will show you to your coach that will transfer you to your hotel.

  • Dinner
2
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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore Paphos at your own pace.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
3
Paphos

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
Paphos

Today begins with a visit to the village of Omodos, renowned for its pretty narrow alleyways and colourful houses, stopping en route at Petra tou Romiou, an amazing geological formation of huge rocks, where, according to legend, Aphrodite was born. 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 Lambouri winery, famously renowned for its Xynisteri and Chardonnay grapes, before returning to your hotel for a leisurely evening.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
5
Paphos

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

  • Breakfast & Dinner
6
Paphos

Take a short journey to Agios Neofytos to explore the Monastery positioned at the head of a picturesque valley; founded in the 12th century and carved into a mountain rock, some of the greatest examples of Byzantine frescoes adorn a cave enclosure named Enkleistra encircled within one of the best known Monasteries in Cyprus. On the journey back to Paphos, stop off in a local village to taste the salty flavours of Halloumi that Cyprus is so famous for.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
7
Paphos

Enjoy a day at leisure today.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
8
Paphos to the UK

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

  • Breakfast & Dinner

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 £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.

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
2020 Dates
24 Jun 202004 Jul 2020£1034.00
14 Oct 202024 Oct 2020£1137.00
28 Oct 202007 Nov 2020£1034.00
11 Nov 202021 Nov 2020£953.00
2021 Dates
13 Jan 202120 Jan 2021£689.00
03 Feb 202110 Feb 2021£746.00
03 Mar 202110 Mar 2021£861.00
21 Apr 202128 Apr 2021£1034.00
05 May 202112 May 2021£1034.00
12 May 202119 May 2021£1264.00
09 Jun 202116 Jun 2021£1091.00
16 Jun 202123 Jun 2021£1034.00
30 Jun 202107 Jul 2021£976.00
13 Oct 202120 Oct 2021£1149.00
27 Oct 202103 Nov 2021£1149.00
10 Nov 202117 Nov 2021£976.00

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
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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 £183pp
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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 £263pp
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