Highlights of Nicosia - English - Cyprus West

Available from: Pafos , Coral Bay , Pissouri , Limassol
Languages: English

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Nicosia is the world’s last divided capital and you’ll find out all about its turbulent past on this day tour into the very heart of the city. You’ll cross
the UN buffer zone into occupied Northern Cyprus and visit some of the city’s top sights.

Your first stop will be at the Cyprus Handicraft Centre and a chance to get to grips with local crafts at this government run centre where all sorts of talented locals, from woodcarvers to silversmiths, put
their skills to good use. Next, your guide will lead you through the historic narrow streets of Laiki Geitonia located inside the Venetian city walls where you’ll stumble upon churches, squares, and ornate buildings all within a short distance.

The guided walk continues as your guide regales you with tales and anecdotes about the city’s past, before crossing the border into Northern Cyprus to visit the former Ayia Sofia cathedral, now a mosque, and the old market square. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time to wander around the cobbled streets of the old town, explore the shops on Ledra Street, or simply by relaxing in a local café.

• Hotel pick up and drop off
• Full day guided excursion to the Capital of Cyprus
• All entrance fees
• Cross the UN Buffer Zone or Green Line (valid passport or EU id card required)
• visit to traditional bakery for coffee with treat

Not Included

• Any food
• Any other drinks

• Age Restrictions and Pricing: Adult: +12 years old / Child: from 2 to 11 years old / Infant: under 2 years old
• Valid passport or EU identity card is required in order to be able to cross the UN Buffer Zone (“Green Line”)
• All indicated times are approximate and subject to change
• Itinerary of excursions is subject to change due to weather conditions

25 Nov-31 Mar 2018 starts on 07:00

07:30 - 08:15
Pick up customers from Pafos resort
08:15 - 09:45
Drive to and pick up customers from Limassol resort
09:45 - 10:15
Drive to Skarinou for coffee break (coffee not included)
10:15 - 11:00
Drive to Nicosia Handicraft Center
11:00 - 11:30
Visit Handicraft Center
11:30 - 11:40
Drive to old town (OXI parking)
11:40 - 11:55
Walk towards the UN Buffer Zone at the end of Ledra Street
11:55 - 12:05
Cross over the UN Buffer Zone to the north side of Nicosia
12:05 - 13:35
Visit Buyuk Han,Ayia Sofia church and the market place
13:35 - 13:45
Crossing back into South of Nicosia
13:45 - 14:15
Visit a traditional bakery and enjoy a coffee with a traditional sweet
14:15 - 16:20
Free time and meet guide back to OXI parking agreed time
16:30 - 18:30
Drive back to hotels

Summer 18 01 Apr-30 Nov 2018 starts on 07:00

07:30 - 08:15
Pick up guests from Pafos resort
08:15 - 09:45
Drive to and pick up guests from Limassol resort
09:45 - 10:30
Drive to Skarinou for coffee break (coffee not included)
10:30 - 11:15
Drive to Nicosia
11:15 - 12:30
Wander through Laiki Geitonia (old town) & visit Leventis Museum
12:30 - 13:40
Free time for lunch and/or shopping for those guests that haven’t booked for optional lunch * Optional: supplement for traditional lunch in Nicosia old town
13:40 - 14:00
Meet guide back at Leventis museum at 13:40 hrs. and walk towards the UN Buffer Zone at the end of Ledrastreet and cross into the occupied northern part of Nicosia
14:00 - 14:45
Visit Buyuk Han,Ayia Sofia and the market place
14:45 - 15:45
Cross back into south and enjoy coffee with a local treat in traditional bakery (coffee & sweet included)
16:00 - 16:30
Walk back to OXI parking and depart from Nicosia around 16:30 hrs.
16:30 - 17:45
Drive to Limassol and drop off guests 
17:45 - 19:30
Drive to Pafos and drop off guests 

March 2018

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