Nicosia Famagusta, Kyrenia, Salamis, Bellapais Private Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Cyprus

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Get a comprehensive tour of Famagusta and Kyrenia’s on this full-day, private, guided tour from Nicosia. See the Roman ruins of Salamis, Bellapais, Kyrenia harbor, and Varosha on this historical tour. This tour includes pickup and drop-off for Nicosia hotels, private transport and all entrance fees.
Following pick up from your hotel, you'll head out to the northern part of Cyprus. You'll get the chance to observe the Mesaria Plain, the Kyrenia Mountain and numerous villages where the Greek and the Turkish used to live together before 1974 on your approximately 70-minute drive to Famagusta.Upon arrival, you will first explore Varosha, a once vibrant tourist quarter of Famagusta, now a ghost town because of conflicts in the 1970's. Then, you will head to the Famagusta City Wall, where you'll see the Saint Nicolas Cathedral, now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque. You'll have 40 minutes of free time to explore the area and enjoy some coffee (at own expense).Your tour will resume with a visit to the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis. There, you will be taken on a guided tour around the archaeological site, which includes a beautiful ancient Greek theater, marble columns, Roman baths and a gymnasium. Afterwards, you'll have the option of stopping for 45 minutes to grab some lunch (at own expense) at the restaurant right next to Salamis.You'll then head back out on a 75-minute drive to Kyrenia. You'll have the chance to stop at Iskele/Bogaz fishing harbor village for a coffee break (at own expense) depending on the time.At Kyrenia, you'll first stop at Bellapais to see the gorgeous Bellapais Abbey, a ruined 13th-century abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains. Then, you'll have 20 minutes to explore the harbor town of Kyrenia, regarded as the jewel of North Cyprus, before your tour concludes.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels in Nicosia only)
  • Private driver/guide
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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