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From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Nicosia Guided Tour

4.1 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: TUI Cyprus Ltd

From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Nicosia Guided Tour

Activity provider: TUI Cyprus Ltd

From US$ 48.93 per person

Explore one of the world's last divided cities on a guided tour of Nicosia. Learn about the city's troubled past and the events that led to the Greek and Turkish inhabitants being segregated into the south and north of the city.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Ayia Napa or Protaras. You must contact the local partner 48 hours before the tour to confirm your pickup location and time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the world’s last divided cities
  • Walk down Ledra Street and cross the UN buffer zone into occupied northern Cyprus
  • Explore the best parts of the city, such as the Leventis Museum and Agia Sofia Church
Full description

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Take a walking tour of the old town. Visit St. John's Cathedral and the Ottoman Buyuk Han. Bring your ID if you want to cross between the Greek and Turkish sides of the city.

After hotel pickup, head to south Nicosia, where your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town. Discover the Liberty Monument and St. John's Cathedral in the center of the old town. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of the cathedral will take you by surprise.

Next, take a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, visit Buyuk Han and see the Ayia Sofia Church with its modern Byzantine architecture. Enjoy coffee and a pie. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch.

For those interested in a visit to Leventis Museum, the guide will wait for you outside the museum at 3:00 PM. Finish your tour with drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Ayia Napa or Protaras.

Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected hotels
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A valid passport or EU ID card is required on the day of travel
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum numbers apply. In the event that there are not enough participants to meet requirements, you will be notified and a refund will be provided
  • Please note that the operational program is subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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It is worth it

The tour could have more points to visit, however our guide was fantastic. The only problem we had was that the bus was delayed and they didn't give us a number to call, even though I asked for it by Mail. The bus ended up showing up 15 minutes late, there are some glitches in the organization.

September 15, 2019

A great tour guide, who proceeded in a super structured manner throughout the day and always provided exciting information. Very personable! Great tour even at 40 degrees. We were thrilled

August 6, 2022

It's was very good

June 19, 2022

Product ID: 95514