9 DAYS – 8 NIGHTS SUNDAY DEPARTURE
Cyprus – Irresistible for 9000 years, birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility. Tucked away in the easternmost corner of the Mediterranean, Cyprus excites the modern traveler, who retraces the footsteps of St Paul, Alexander the Great and Leonardo DaVinci. History has endowed the island with an incomparable rich heritage, making it a world-renowned destination full of Stone Age ruins, Greek temples, Roman theaters, Venetian castles and Byzantine churches with golden icons and colorful frescoes.
Cyprus is famed for hospitality that knows no hours; tavernas, night clubs, bars and discos draw international crowds. Superb beaches and resort hotels are gathering sun seekers from all over the globe. Local cuisine with fresh herbs, spices and virgin olive oil and excellent variety of local wines can please the most demanding palate. Delicately woven lace, hand turned pottery and silverware are among the best choices for the discerning shoppers.
DAY 1: EN ROUTE – Depart U.S.A. via overnight jet flight to Larnaca, Cyprus. Dinner and breakfast served on board. (D)
DAY 2: LARNACA – PAPHOS – Arrival at Larnaca airport, where you will be met and assisted by Pharos personnel, escorted to Paphos for overnight. (B)
DAY 3: PAPHOS – Free day at leisure to explore Paphos, one of the most beautiful seaside resort areas of the island with superb beaches. (B)
DAY 4: KOLOSSI – CURIUM – UMASSOL – After breakfast, drive through the citrus groves to Kolossi castle, built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. Continue on to Curium, famous for its well preserved mosaic floors of the house of Eustolios, visit the ancient Amphitheater, which still hosts performances of ancient and modern plays. Heading back to Limassol, another Mediterranean paradise, visit one of the islands biggest wine producing manufacturers. Overnight in Paphos. (B)
DAY 5: PAPHOS – Another day at leisure. You may choose to visit Aphrodite’s baths, where the Goddess of Love use to bathe. (B)
DAY6: LIMASSOL – Free morning. Tonight you will be entertained Cyprus style at a local taverna with Cypriot mezedes, fine local wines and lots of music and dancing. (B,D)
DAY 7: LImASSOL CRUISING – Morning Free, afternoon transfer to Limassol to board your cruise ship for a mini-cruise to the Holy Land. (B,D)
DAY 8: ISRAEL. CRUISING – Today, spend a full day visiting the Holy land and its sacred sites. Driving past Mt. Carmel and through the cities of Netanya, Herzliyya and Tel Aviv and the famous orange groves of Jaffa. Begin touring Jerusalem and the holy sites. Proceed to the Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, the Kidron Valley and Bethlehem. (B)
DAY 9: LARNACA – DEPARTURE – Morning transfer to the airport for return flight to New York. (Extensions available. Sequence of tours may change.) (B,L,S}
Round trip airfare to Larnaca from NYC
Five nights hotel accommodation in Paphos.
Mini two-day cruise to Holy Land
Breakfast daily while in Paphos. All meals while cruising
Full day tour of Kolossi, Curium and Limassol.
Full day tour of the Holy Land
Taverna night in Paphos with show and dinner
All transfers, meeting and assistance by our local Pharos personnel
Luxurious air-conditioned motorcoahes with English speaking guides, while touring
All taxes, services and site entrance fees
Pharos Tour document wallet
Land Only: Without International airfare (JFK / LCA / JFK)-: Additional as per originating city.
Port Taxes: Additional.
Rates: Are per person double occupancy, on Inside cabinwith two lower berths.