8 days from £1,149 per person
Cyprus’ hallmarks are its lovely beaches, delicious food, and impressive Roman remnants. Our exciting new tour lets you enjoy all three, and much more. Based on the scenic south-eastern coastline, we discover a heritage of age-old crafts, from embroidery to beekeeping and olive oil production. We also enjoy a meal in a traditional Cypriot taverna off the beaten tourist track, and offer opportunities for you to delve into a fascinating story that’s still relevant today.
Your holiday includes:
3 excursions and visits
- Tour of Larnaca
- Visit Lafkara and Kato Drys, donkey farm and halloumi tastings
- Taverna dinner with entertainment
- 7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways or easyJet from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (day 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7) 2021 groups are all-inclusive; 2020 groups lunch is on day 4 only
- Exclusive afternoon tea at hotel (2020 only)
- 10-minute spa taster treatment at hotel (2020 only)
- Portable audio headset system on excursions
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Larnaca - Protaras
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Larnaca. On arrival we transfer to our hotel in Protaras. In 2020 breakfast and dinner are included; in 2021 we’ll stay on an all-inclusive basis.
Sunrise Jade Hotel (5-star) (2020) or The Blue Ivy Hotel (4-star) (2021), Protaras
Larnaca was built on Phoenician ruins, and you can still get a taste of ancient life. Our tour begins at one of the most important holy places for Muslims - Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. We visit the salt lake which St Lazarus is said to have created, and the church built over his tomb, before driving through Achna, where much of the local produce is grown. This evening, we head to a traditional Cypriot taverna. Situated well off the tourist trail, we get a true taste of typical Cypriot cuisine - over 20 delicious dishes will be laid out for you to sample - while the beer and local wine flows freely and local musicians entertain. The island is renowned for its traditional meze - small dishes that include a huge variety of tasty treats - so you’ll experience a real flavour of the area.
Protaras sits within easy reach of several of Cyprus’ best beaches - a good excuse to spend some of your free day relaxing! The selection of shops, restaurants and cafés make it easy to explore and enjoy the town, or you can find a boat trip departing from a small, local harbour.
Our tour of Cyprus stops at the beautiful village of Lefkara, where you might spot women working on fine embroidery and silversmiths forging fine filigree. The Bee and Embroidery museum in Kato Drys shows old Cypriot culture, with exhibitions on embroidery and bee keeping. After a light lunch in a traditional taverna, we head to Skarinou to watch a halloumi cheese demonstration, with a tasting, and visit a donkey farm. Cyprus donkeys were the primary mode of transport for centuries. The farm also accommodates a winery and an ancient olive press.
Enjoy a free day in Protaras, or join an optional excursion to take in views of Varosha, a town abandoned in 1974 when the Turks invaded, and visit the ancient district of Famagusta. Othello Castle inspired Shakespeare while writing his tragedy set in a sea port in Cyprus. Finally, visit one of the greatest commercial centres of the eastern Roman Empire - Salamis. It was the capital of Cyprus in 1100 BC, and destroyed by Arab invaders in 648 BC.
Relax at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Nicosia. It’s Europe’s last divided capital, with a restricted zone separating Greek and Turkish Cyprus. Visit the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, then head through the old city gates to find ethnic Cypriot life and crumbling buildings abandoned in 1974. Visit prominent landmarks in North Nicosia such as Slimiye Mosque and the largest caravanserai in Cyprus.
Spend your last day exploring Protaras as you please. There are some lovely long nature trails you can follow, and some enchanting villages nearby.
Day 8 Protaras - Larnaca - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.