Famagusta Tour and Constantia Beach Visit with Local Guide
Excursions & day trips

Famagusta Tour and Constantia Beach Visit with Local Guide

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 22 reviews
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£42.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: from 4 hours to 8 hours
Do this because
  • See the Gothic mosque and Othello's Tower in Famagusta
  • Explore ancient monuments and admire its Venetian walls
  • Check out eerie Varosha, a seaside resort abandoned in 1974
  • Relax on your reserved sunlounger at Constantia beach
  • Expert local guide with unrivalled knowledge of Famagusta
What to expect

Get to know some of the occupied northern part of Cyprus' most intriguing spots – the old town of Famagusta and the ‘ghost town' of Varosha. Afterwards, you'll have time to chill out on Constantia Beach. Stavroula, one of our expert local guides, says ‘This trip is a family-friendly option with a mix of culture and beach time. Travel distances are short, and all ages will enjoy swimming at a lovely sandy beach where tourism in Cyprus began.'

Your tour begins with a visit to the history-steeped city of Famagusta, which was once one of the wealthiest cities in the Mediterranean. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of the old town, which is enclosed by impressive Venetian walls that have survived centuries of conflict. As you wander through the narrow streets and alleys, you'll encounter a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks, including the Gothic St Nicholas Cathedral, which has been converted into a mosque, and the 14th-century Othello's Tower – said to have inspired Shakespeare's play of the same name.

After exploring Famagusta, we'll make our way to the nearby ‘ghost town' of Varosha, which was once a thriving seaside resort but has been abandoned and remained frozen in time since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Finally, we'll round off with some well-deserved relaxation time on Constantia Beach. This appealing stretch of sand and pebbles offers stirring views of the surrounding coastline, and makes a great place to soak up the sun.

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What's included
  • check Transport
  • check Guide
  • check Entrance and border fees
  • check Lunchbox including 1 drink
  • check Full insurance cover in the occupied northern area
What to remember
  • You'll need your passport / ID card to cross the border into the occupied northern part of Cyprus
  • Just so you know, because of local restrictions at Strovillia checkpoint, only passport holders from EU member states, the UK, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland can travel to and from the occupied northern part of Cyprus
  • Please note, single parent families or those travelling without both parents need to provide extra documentation for anyone under the age of 18 when travelling into the occupied north of Cyprus. This includes a 'letter of authorisation' from the missing parent, as well as supporting documents including birth certificate of the child, passport copy of the missing parent or a copy of a court order. Templates of these letters are readily available on search engines however we recommend you consult a lawyer prior to travelling on holiday
  • Bring bathing gear and sunblock
  • This experience doesn't follow our general cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Provider
TUI CYPRUS LTD
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.4/5

Based on 22 reviews from verified customers

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Value for money

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  • Family of 5

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide Stav was pleasant and very informative. She also made sure everyone was okay. However, staff at beach bar wasn't polite and made my family f ...

  • Chris

    From United States of America - July 2024

    Travelled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our tour guide Steph was fabulous, very friendly helpful and full of information, and knowledge, she catered for all ages, she is the best tour guide ...

  • Samantha Mckane

    From United States of America - June 2024

    Travelled as a couple

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable Stav was very easy to understand and definitely told you about the history behind the tour and our driver w ...

  • Simon - South Wales

    From United States of America - June 2024

    Solo traveller

     

    45 - 54 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide Stav was wonderful. She spoke in English all through the tour which was great for us from the UK but not so good for others. She was very kn ...

  • Alison

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    We liked the beach stop but would have liked more information on the Turkish invasion, what happened to the communities after and the history surround ...

  • Charlotte

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Travelled as a couple

     

    18 - 24 years old

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    This should not be advertised as an extended half day. It took the full day, so very misleading. The free time in the old town was far too long & not ...

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