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8-Hour Famagusta & Kyrenia Highlights Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Language

    English

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Witness the famous tourist locations in the cities of Famagusta & Kyrenia, on the east coast of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus. Visit the St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, St. Hilarion Castle, & the Kantara Castle. Marvel at the Bellapais Abbey, teetering above a sheer 100 ft drop. Explore the impregnable Kyrenia fortress.

Highlights
  • Visit the St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, St. Hilarion Castle, & the Kantara Castle
  • Marvel at the Bellapais Abbey, teetering above a sheer 100 ft drop
  • Explore the impregnable Kyrenia fortress
  • Witness the Ancient Castles, Cathedrals & Buildings expand_more
    • The tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation. 

    • By St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, you will find the fig tree that was planted at the start of building the Cathedral in 1298 and still grows today. Northern Cyprus has some of the best Crusader castles in the Mediterranean. St Hilarion Castle was taken by Richard the Lionheart on his way to the Third Crusade. Some say it is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle, a jumble of defensive walls and towers.

    • Perhaps the finest of all castles (and not so steep a climb) is the Kantara Castle situated in the neck of that distinctive narrow finger of land, the Karpas Peninsula.

    • Bellapais is the perfect short trip from Kyrenia and not too far from the North other resorts.

    • The village's marvel is the 13th-century Bellapais Abbey, teetering above a sheer 100 ft drop. You enter one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the region of a promenade of palms through a fortified gateway. British author Lawrence Durrell lived in this pretty little village of narrow streets and good boutique hotels and restaurants. He renamed the tree on the main square as 'The Tree of Idleness', settling his characters in its shade in his novel 'Bitter Lemons of Cyprus'. Today there are two candidates to be the official Idle Tree.

    • The monastery of the White Cardinals and the impregnable Kyrenia fortress-these are, among many, some of the stops you will make during the drive through Famagusta and Kyrenia.

    • The tour guide will drop you at your accommodation.

What's Included
  • English-speaking Cypriot tour guide

  • Tour car

  • Pick-up from and drop-off to accommodation

What's Excluded
  • Lunch

  • Tickets to attractions (museum, abbey, and more)

  • Souvenirs

Know before you go
  • Each excursion is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the group/individual.
  • Excursions are conducted on a Mercedes E class car (maximum 4 persons) or a Jeep (maximum 6 persons).
  • The day includes a stop for lunch.
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Terrence

    Natallia was a very thorough and professional guide. We visited many sites in both south and north Cyprus. We saw everything that we had planned to see, plus some additional sites she thought would interest us. Her vehicle was comfortable  and clean.  She takes an interest in her clients and is very knowegeable about the history of the country.

  • Shrikant

    Me & my family would like to thank Ms. Nataly for taking us to most & all of the places as planned within the time & day of our trip. 

    We are back home with lots of sweet memories along with lots of clicks spent in Cyprus. 

    We will be definitely referring our freinds & families about TourHQ & Ms.Nataly.

    Thanks a lot for making our short trip sweet & memorable without any hassle.

    Best regards, 

    Shrikant

  • Tala

    Highly reccomend arrangeing a tour guided by Nataly as she suggested amazing places and was very friendly and helpful.

Starting From
EUR EUR
EUR 200.00 / Group

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