Wednesdays - Finding Famagusta: Ghost Town & Wine Tasting Small Group Day Tour
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The day will start with two informational spots where we’ll meet locals who will give us interesting accounts of the troubles that sparked the Cyprus divide. You’ll then cross the border into the Turkish-occupied North where we’ll drive alongside the fenced-off ghost town stopping on the way for a closer look into the lost city. We’ll continue to the sandy shores of the Famagusta beach where the closed-off area ends to peek at the derelict hotels and empty buildings. After sitting down for a traditional coffee we’ll head back across the border to enjoy an authentic meze lunch then end the day with a wine tasting that will include the famous Cyprus Commandaria.
• All applicable entrance fees, tasting fees, door-to-door transport, meze lunch with bottled water and drinks are all included in the price.Itinerary
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Cyprus Taste Tours - Nicosia, Ledras, Nicosia, Cyprus
We'll pick you up from a Nicosia location of your choice. Our team guarantees you a fantastic day out - we'll make the most of your time with us and take you on a bespoke journey through Cyprus villages. Established in 2011 - we're confident we know all the best spots and we never stop exploring! We're all fully trained in the traditional foods and wine of the island and you'll be sure to receive a professional, 5 star experience. When booking with Cyprus Taste Tours - you'll be supporting a small local business and helping to keep the culture & traditions of the island alive!Stop At:
Famagusta Viewpoint, Deryneia Cyprus
We'll go to the viewpoint where you can look out onto the occupied area before continuing onto the North. We'll also spend time in the Famagusta district visiting locals who will talk to us about their personal experiences and give us interesting accounts of the troubles that sparked the Cyprus divide.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Ghost Town Famagusta, Famagusta Cyprus
We'll pass by the ghost town and see it from a variety of unique view-points throughout the day. One of these will be from the sandy shores of the Famagusta beach where the closed-off area ends. Here we'll peek through the fence at the derelict hotels and empty buildings before sitting down nearby for a traditional coffee (included) with fantastic views of the Ghost Town and a chance to discuss the story of the island.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Famagusta Walled City, Hisar Yolu, Famagusta 99450 Cyprus
A visit to the quaint town center of Famagusta is also on the itinerary, with the opportunity to see the St. Nicholas Cathedral that now operates as a mosque, before we head back across the border to enjoy an authentic meze lunch.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Ayia Napa, Ayia Napa, Famagusta District
Also within the Famagusta district - you'll be taken to a traditional taverna to enjoy an authentic meze lunch – a spread of delicious Cypriot dishes. Lunch is fully included along with bottled water and one local drink (beer, wine, juice, soft drink).
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Paralimni, Paralimni, Famagusta District
We’ll end the day with an informative wine tasting that will take you through the grapevines of Cyprus. Through this tasting session you'll be introduced to a selection of the family-owned, boutique wineries across Cyprus and discover the indigenous grape varieties of the island. The tasting will include the famous Commandaria which has a history of at least 5000yrs+ and holds two Guinness world records.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer door-to-door transport from almost any Nicosia location (within the Republic of Cyprus) including hotels, airbnbs, private accommodation, landmarks etc. We can also offer pick-up or drop-off at Larnaca airport if this makes your participation more convenient. In the unlikely case that we cannot fulfil pick-up - a full refund will be processed.
This tour runs on specific dates - if the available dates aren't suitable and you would like to take part in a food / wine experience on another day then please check Cyprus Taste Tours for our other options as we have activities running on every day of the week.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.