Day trip

From Paphos & Limassol: Full-Day Tour Highlights of Nicosia

Activity provider: TUI Cyprus Ltd

From Paphos & Limassol: Full-Day Tour Highlights of Nicosia

Activity provider: TUI Cyprus Ltd

From US$ 50.27 per person

Spend a day exploring the divided city of Nicosia. See the highlights of the southern part of the city before crossing into the occupied sector.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is provided from select hotels in Limassol and Paphos town. You are required to contact the local partner to confirm your pickup time and location at least 48 hours before the excursion date.


  • Explore the divided city of Nicosia and see its main landmarks and monuments
  • Visit a local bakery for coffee and a cheese pie
  • Enjoy some free time for shopping
Full description

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Arriving in the south part of Nicosia, your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town.

Discover the Liberty Monument and the Cathedral of St John located in the center of the old town of Nicosia. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of The Cathedral of St John will take you by surprise. Enjoy a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. After crossing the UN buffer zone into occupied, you will enjoy coffee and a sweet treat. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, you will visit Buyuk Han and pass from the Ayia Sofia Church. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch. For those interested, the guide will wait for you at a pre-arranged time outside Leventis Museum for a visit. This tour ends with your drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Paphos, Limassol, or Pissouri.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance fees
  • UN Buffer Administration fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the sites in the occupied part of Nicosia are currently closed until further notice
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, the tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers is approximate, and the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Appropriate clothing is required to visit the churches and monastery
  • Please note that the operational program is subject to change
  • Please remember to take your passport / ID card in case you wish to cross the line
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Amazing tour! Amazing cultural experience!

What a great tour! The tour guide Alexia did a wonderful job showing all the great sites and giving a wonderful history. She added a personal touch which was very appreciated! Bus was comfortable and driver was also excellent. Great way to see a beautiful island and a very historic city! No complaints what so ever!

July 13, 2019

The day trip from Paphos to Nicosia was pleasant for us.

.... and informative. Since I and my girlfriend were the only German fellow travelers, we were sometimes overwhelmed with the English text. Possibly there was no German travel companion for this trip or we did not inform ourselves in advance. Nevertheless, we will store the impressions we have gained and keep them in good memory.

December 26, 2018

The trip met my expectations. The journey from Paphos was long. The border crossing into the Turkish part was special and the visit to St. Sophia Cathedral made us think.

September 7, 2019

Product ID: 132303