Pack airy attire, composed sneakers, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen with passports and acceptable monetary forms as the North Cyprus Tour from Side will last from the crack of dawn well into the late hours of the night. An all-day multi-stop tour includes several site seeing spots that begins at 5 a.m., and the tour group can expect to be back at the hotel at 2 a.m. Although children are welcome to attend, this tour thoroughly compliments a get-away all-inclusive retreat for couples, retirees, and students..
All travel arrangements are included in the one-day package which includes a complimentary breakfast and buffet lunch during the tour and two short 45-minute plane rides to start and end the journey. Continuous direction and information will be provided by a tenured tour guide while travelers explore and view with amazement the ancient city of Sali, Salamis, and Enkomi, but more importantly, Famagusta that houses a gothic-styled monastery, mosque, and palace ranging from the Bronze Age to start of Christianity in the region.
From an exclusively world renown beach in Nicosia to a historical Shakespearian inspiration in Othello and the Bellapias Abbey from the 12th century, more extraordinary sights await those who choose this tour option! Before a late-night stroll in Kyrenia for an unforgettable cultural experience to bring back memorabilia, tourists will plunge into the northern costal sea off a yacht ride near the Castle of Saint Hilarion. Then, the excursion ends with a bus ride is back to Antayla from Ercan airport for all tour members to safely arrive back at their hotel.
Be prepared to board the bus to department from Antalya airport to begin the adventure after a quick 45-minute flight between Antalya and Nicosia. Informative and professional tour guides will accompany the travel group once arriving in Nicosia. Tour guides will help everyone regroup to ride another free bus ride, but this time, free breakfast will be served en-route!
Pick-Up: A 45-minute flight between Antalya and Nicosia awaits following boarding the bus at the hotel.
Complimentary Breakfast:After landing, a communicative and knowledgeable tour guide will direct tourists to their next bus ride where free breakfast will be served!
Nicosia-Famagusta-Varosha:On the bus route, the tour group will visualize the copper architecture of Enokomifrom the Bronze Age. Then, the group will make stops at the Venetian Palace, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and an ancient monastery and museum devoted to a saint that brought Christianity to Turkey.
Ancient Wonders: Namik Kemal Square atop of an ancient dungeon of the Ottoman Empire is the next visiting stop. Afterward,visitors will explore the ghost town of Maras the that foreshadowed one of Shakespeare’s play settings, Othello.
Free Buffet Lunch with a View: Home to the capital of Turkey, Nicosia also homes the capital of Greece. Along the capital boundary lines, one of the biggest structures in Turkey, the Ledra Palace Hotel, will be seen along the breathtaking greenery full of olive groves and pine forestry before reaching the beaches and mountain tops.The home of the current Cyprus president, the Presidential Palace, will also be viewed before stopping at the Holiday Village Santoria for a free buffet lunch.
Mountain Terrace Amazement: Following lunch, the tour group will pace themselves to a mountain terrace that homes a Gothic-styled monastery from the 13th century. In the monastery’s courtyard,tours will listen to the informational discourse on the monument.
Open Water Swimming and Shopping: A quick walk is between the mountain terrace and Kyrenia’s castle and harbor where the yachtawaits the groupto startopen-water swimming. Purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on-board while gazing upon the northern Turkish coast to prepare for a 2-hour shopping spree after redocking.
Departure:Before the last bus ride back to the hotel, the group will take one last flight between Ercan Airport and Antalya.