Travel to Kyrenia, Nicosia, Rizokarpaso and Famagusta on this Northern Cyprus Adventure
Although the island country of Cyprus remains divided after a military coup in 1974, the beauty of the land and hospitality of the people stand unfettered as the country edges towards unification. Hunt for castles and monasteries, swim off the shimmering northern coastline, sit wistfully under the Tree of Idleness or watch the donkeys wander along the landscape as you walk down to Golden Beach – this eastern Mediterranean adventure offers plenty of experiences and unforgettable memories to boot.
TRIP CHANGES IN 2019:
This trip will now depart on a Saturday in 2019. This change was made in order to combo this trip up with our new Original Itinerary in Turkey (ERSK: Turkey Highlights). This will create a 15 day Original style Turkey and Northern Cyprus trip.
Visit fairytale-like St Hilarion Castle, famously rumoured to be used by Walt Disney as inspiration for the castle in Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
Set sail from Kyrenia (Girne- Turkish) and explore the coastline, stopping along the way for a refreshing swim and lunch.
Discover Europe's last divided capital, known as Lefkosia to the Turkish and Nicosia to the Cypriot communities, it is full of surprises with an eclectic mix of cultures and architecture.
Stay in a traditional Cypriot village where residents have been working together to preserve local culture and heritage.
Join your village hosts for some traditional bread and cheese making
We recommend packing light as you’ll need to carry your own luggage on and off transport and to and from hotels.
You’ll need your walking shoes, we will be exploring some historical sites on guided tours. But you can always wander at your own pace if you prefer.
This trip crossed from Northern Cyprus into Cyprus. Walking the imaginary green line between to the two republics and crossing over for a quick cup of coffee is actually a highlight for many visitors. However, it's important you read the visa information carefully before booking this trip.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Northern Cyprus trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip.
2. Please check the visa information before booking flights. You may want to consider entering and exiting from the same airport.
3.TRIP CHANGES IN 2019: This trip will now depart on a Saturday in 2019.
We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Turkey before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Northern Cyprus trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
This is a well-structured trip to a fascinating region that is ideal to visit at this point in time. Excellent variety of activities with a thoughtful and expert guide. Highly recommended, but note that tourism development is uneven in this country.
Review submitted 28 Jul 2018
The Northern Cyprus trip is a must if you are intrigued with ancient Roman ruins, Crusader castles and incredible vistas of the Mediterranean Sea along the expansive coastline.
Review submitted 25 Jul 2018