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  • Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus.View ruins, vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives, majestic mountains and scenery, and stunning beaches. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard-the-Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders, the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque and the Museum. Take home some lovely lace, copper items, jewelry and pottery. Enjoy a selection of appetizers so extensive it can be a hearty meal as well as fresh seafood accompanied by a delicious glass of wine.

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 7 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-V08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-C04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 20 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-M08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 7 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-V04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Panoramic Limmasol

    Delve into a world of fascinating ancient history with this primarily panoramic tour that makes photo stops at several sacred sites in the jasmine-scented Cypriot countryside.

    Depart from the pier for a leisurely drive into the countryside surrounding Limassol, an area held sacred in the ancient world. Your first photo stop will be Aphrodite's Rock, where according to legend the Greek goddess of love and fertility was born in the breaking waves. Aphrodite (the Roman equivalent being Venus) is often depicted emerging from the sea on a large scallop shell in paintings such as Botticelli's 15th-century masterpiece "Birth of Venus."

    Following your stop here, you will continue driving through a landscape of citrus groves and vineyards to several other significant sites from antiquity. There's the Apollo Hylates, known as the Sanctuary of Apollo of the Woodlands, which was severely damaged in a 3rd-century earthquake. Its enormous Roman columns make for an impressive picture. Further excavations around the temple have uncovered other structures, including a public bath complex that offers a glimpse into the daily life in ancient times.

    Other ruins await you at nearby Kourion, an archaeological site famed for its 2nd-century Greco-Roman theater. Fully restored, it looks over the Mediterranean and provides an inspirational setting for modern-day musical and theatrical performances. Following this photo stop, you will return to Limassol, stopping briefly at Kolossi Castle, a medieval fortress once occupied by the Kings Templar. Then, it's back to the pier where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour is panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-007
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-C08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 20 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-M04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Pafos & Kourion

    Begin your tour by traveling through the fertile foothills where most of the country's vineyards and the orchards of the Phassouri citrus groves are found. Your first destination is Petra tou Romiou, the symbol of the city of Paphos. Legend tells us that it is here, the goddess of Cyprus, Aphrodite, was born from the foam of the sea and carried by the sea's waves to the coast of Cyprus. Pafos which has become the sacred place where Aphrodite was venerated.

    The religion of Cyprus in antiquity was that of ancient Greece. While most of the Olympian Gods were worshipped in Cyprus, the most important cult was indisputably that of Aphrodite, the Cypriot goddess. She is the embodiment of the fertilizing dynamism of Love, believed to fertilize the whole of nature and spread happiness. Archaeological evidence and inscriptions bear witness of the existence of numerous sanctuaries and temples dedicated to Aphrodite throughout Cyprus.

    You will next proceed to Pafos, one of the most beautiful destinations on the island which is today,a small harbor town and popular holiday resort. However, in Hellenistic and Roman times Pafos served as the capital of Cyprus. It remains the home of colorful Dionysos mosaics renowned throughout the Mediterranean, picturesque churches, medieval monasteries, museums, countless antiquities and a charming harbor guarded by a small castle. The entire town of Pafos is included in the official UNESCO list of culture and natural treasures of the world heritage.

    While in Pafos, a visit will be made to the House of Dionysos, famous for the mosaics unearthed during the excavation of a Roman nobleman's villa from the 3rd century AD. There is an extensive complex of buildings here that are fitted with stunning mosaic floors showing Roman legends and characters, but mostly representing scenes from Greek mythology. The mosaics here are considered to be the finest mosaics in all the Mediterranean. Following your guided tour of Pafos, there will be time for shopping at the Limanaki area where you will find a wide array of international merchandise, or simply relax and enjoy the town's vibrant atmosphere.

    Departing from Pafos you will make your way to the Beach tavern at Kourion for a lovely lunch consisting of local Cypriot specialties. Following your lunch, you will tour the ancient ruins of the city of Kourion, an impressive Greco-Roman site where you can view remaining pavement mosaics, such as those preserved as the four-panel design in the central room at the House of Eustolios. Nearby, is the superb, large Greco-Roman theater built in the 2nd century BC which is still used today for many performances, including ancient dramas. Perched high on a cliff, this beautiful and unspoiled location offers spectacular views of the ruins and the sapphire sea below.

    Please note: This tour includes significant walking and/or standing - at times on uneven ground. There is also considerable climbing and/or steps; and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Comfortable, flat walking shoes with non-slip soles, light clothing and a hat are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      7 1/4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-003
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Pafos

    This delightful tour brings you to the scenic seaside town of Pafos. Departing the pier, your first destination is Petra tou Romiou, the symbol of the city of Paphos. Legend tells us that it is here that Aphrodite, the goddess of Cyprus, was born from the foam of the sea and carried by the sea's waves to the coast of Cyprus. Pafos has become the sacred place where Aphrodite was venerated.

    The religion of Cyprus in antiquity was that of ancient Greece. While most of the Olympian Gods were worshipped in Cyprus, the most important cult was indisputably that of Aphrodite, the Cypriot goddess. She is the embodiment of the fertilizing dynamism of Love, believed to fertilize the whole of nature and spread happiness. Archaeological evidence and inscriptions bear witness of the existence of numerous sanctuaries and temples dedicated to Aphrodite throughout Cyprus.

    You will next proceed to Pafos, one of the most beautiful destinations on the island which is today, a small harbor town and popular holiday resort. However, in Hellenistic and Roman times it served as the capital of Cyprus. It remains the home of colorful Dionysos mosaics renowned throughout the Mediterranean, picturesque churches, medieval monasteries, museums, countless antiquities and a charming harbor guarded by a small castle. The entire town of Pafos is included in the official UNESCO list of culture and natural treasures of the world heritage.

    While in Pafos, a visit will be made to the House of Dionysos, famous for the mosaics unearthed during the excavation of a Roman nobleman's villa from the 3rd century AD. There is an extensive complex of buildings here that are fitted with stunning mosaic floors showing Roman legends and characters, but mostly representing scenes from Greek mythology. The mosaics here are considered to be the finest mosaics in all the Mediterranean. You will also visit the Tombs of the Kings.

    Following your guided tour of Pafos, there will be time for shopping at the Limanaki area where you will find a wide array of local as well as international merchandise. Feel free to explore on your own or simply relax and enjoy the town's vibrant atmosphere before re-boarding your coach for the journey back to Limassol.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-006
  • Kourion, Temple of Apollo & Omodos Village

    Leaving the port, you'll travel through the fertile foothills where most of the country's vineyards and the orchards of the Phassouri citrus groves are found. Your route takes you past Kolossi Castle, a well-preserved stronghold standing three stories tall that was built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. Legend has it that one of the castle's most famous dwellers was Richard the Lionhearted.

    Continuing on, you will arrive at the ancient ruins of the city of Kourion, an impressive Greco-Roman site where you can view remaining pavement mosaics, such as those preserved as the four-panel design in the central room at the House of Eustolios. Nearby is the superb, large Greco-Roman theater built in the 2nd century BC which is still used today for many performances, including ancient dramas. Perched high on a cliff, this beautiful and unspoiled location offers spectacular views of the ruins and the sapphire sea below.

    A short distance away, you will find the Sanctuary of Apollo with its stunning cypro corinthian columns. The sanctuary is the largest and one of the most important religious centers on the island and had been continuously used from the late 8th century BC to the second half of the 4th century AD. Apollo, a significant deity of ancient Greek religion, was regarded as the God of light, sun, poetry, music and the woodland protector of the city of Kourion. The southwest side of the temple has been restored and excavations at the site have revealed other structures at the sanctuary, such as the bath complex, the pilgrim halls, the palaistra and a holy precinct.

    Leaving the Kourion area, you'll proceed to what is considered by many to be the most beautiful and picturesque of the old villages in Cyprus, Omodos Village. You will be in awe by this amazing village which is still preserved in its original state. While here, explore the monastery of the Holy Cross with its excellent wood carvings and old icons, as well as see the restored wine press Linos and visit some of the local homes, experiencing the history associated with them. Free time will be allowed before returning to the ship in which you may wander down the narrow streets and visit the quaint local shops, famous for their vitraux and hand-made pieces of traditional stained glass.

    Please note: This tour includes significant walking and/or standing - at times on uneven ground. There is also considerable climbing and/or steps; therefore, it is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair or those guests with mobility concerns. Comfortable, flat walking shoes with non-slip soles, light clothing and a hat are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-002
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Nicosia," Building Bridges"

    Explore the local lifestyles in the two vastly different sides of Nicosia by crossing the demilitarized zone that separates the Greek side from the Turkish side.

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive into the island’s interior to Nicosia, a city with the distinction of being Europe’s only divided capital. Your immersion into local life will begin in Laiki Geitonia, a traditional Greek Cypriot neighborhood in the south.

    Being pedestrianized and within the city walls, it makes for easy walking. Many of the sandstone buildings date to the 18th century and have been beautifully restored. The setting couldn’t be more picturesque as you will see by visiting the studio of a local photographer.

    Then, after stopping for coffee and a local sweet known as bougaza, you will walk to the Green Line, the United Nations Buffer Zone that stretches for more than 100 miles. It has divided the entire island since 1974.

    On the Turkish side of the line, you explore Buyuk Han, an extraordinary Ottoman-designed 16th-century caravansary that has been restored so that merchants can once again sell their wares. This snapshot of local life shows that some aspects of Nicosia have changed little, a realization that will be reinforced by watching whirling dervishes spin round and round.

    To further understand the divisions within Nicosia, you will have a candid conversation with two local journalists—one a Greek Cypriot, the other a Turkish Cypriot.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 4 hours of walking/standing over even and uneven ground plus 35 steps; The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 3/4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-GL1
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking Regent Choice
  • Crafts & Gastronomy - Basket Weaving, Honey, Cheese

    Gain an appreciation for some of Cyprus’ distinct crafts and foods by visiting a traditional baker, beekeeper and basket weaver, all of whom will display their talents.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely and wonderfully scenic drive to the island’s southeastern cape, where you will find the village of Larnaca. Your first stop will be the Byzantine church Agios Lazaros, which was built atop the tomb of Saint Lazarus in the 9th century. Although some of the original features were destroyed during the Ottoman rule, the church’s gold-covered iconostasis has survived.

    Before leaving town, you will stop at a bakery for a snack of koupes, a traditional street food stuffed with minced meat and spices. Fresh-squeezed lemonade will also be served.

    Cyprus is known for its extraordinary honey, which you will hear about from a beekeeper in the rustic village Valva. The apiarist will describe how he maintains the hives, the way that he harvests the honey and how he became a beekeeper. You will also taste the honey, which may reflect a bouquet of flora such as thyme, eucalyptus and orange blossom.

    Once you arrive in the village of Choirokotia, Petros Nicolaou will demonstrate the art of basket-weaving, a trade he learned from his grandparents. It takes about three hours to make a single basket from water reeds, and it is a fascinating process. While observing Nicolaou’s artistry, you will sample local delicacies that include halloumi cheese made in a basket.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking/standing over even and uneven ground (i.e. pathways, cobblestone, tarmac, pavements) and 35 steps; The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Appropriate clothing is required to visit the monastery. Sleeveless clothing, shorts and short skirts are prohibited.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-GL4
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Countryside People & Traditions

    Drive into the gorgeous Cypriot countryside, where you will meet the owners of a winery and a restaurateur who will demonstrate how to make traditional bread and marmalade.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a picturesque and circuitous drive into western Cyprus, site of the 12th-century monastery Agios Neophytos. It is named for the monk that founded the monastery and later became Saint Neophytos. While here, he carved a cave known as the Engleistra or Place of Seclusion into the mountainside and became a hermit. As you will see firsthand, extraordinary Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to the 15th centuries cover much of the cave’s interior.

    While relatively remote, the area is also ideal for winemaking because the stony, free-draining soil forces the grape roots to grow deep and absorb character from the earth. To further understand the terroir, you will visit the family-owned winery Tsangarides in nearby Lemona. After touring the vineyards and observing the production process, you will sample a selection of wines that may include a robust red made entirely with Mataro grapes and a white made with indigenous Xinisteri grapes that conveys aromas of lemon and grapefruit.

    Continuing on to the village of Kallepia, you will next visit Kika’s Garden Homemade Food and Produce. The proprietor Kika will demonstrate how to make a rustic Cyprus bread and traditional marmalades from lemons, oranges and even blueberries. Besides sampling these goodies, you will be served an organic brunch made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking/standing over even and uneven ground (i.e. pathways, cobblestone, tarmac, pavements) and 40 steps; The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Appropriate clothing is required to visit the monastery. Sleeveless clothing, shorts and short skirts are prohibited.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-GL2
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Cyprus Rural and Agriculture Heritage

    Experience traditional rural life by making bread, sampling cheeses and coffee, and conversing with the mayor and priest of a small country village.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing drive to Frenaros, a village known for its fertile red soil. While visiting the family-operated Hadjiiorkis flour mill, you will learn how the milling process has changed over the decades. The owners and workers will candidly discuss the business and the types of flour and confectionary raw materials that the mill produces.

    You will then combine the necessary ingredients and make your own whole wheat bread shaped like a boule, from the French word for ball. Feel free to sample it at the mill and take the remaining loaf with you on the way to Athienou village, your next destination.

    This area was first settled in the Neolithic period that began about 12,000 ago with the advent of farming. Your host will be the mayor of Athienou, who will lead you on an enlightening insider’s tour of the village.

    Later, you will enjoy a cup of coffee made in a long-handled pot called a mbriki. Cyprus coffee is very strong and usually sipped slowly so as not to disturb the thick residue at the bottom.

    Other highlights include a tasting of halloumi and anari cheeses made in a 19th-century creamery, a revealing conversation with an Orthodox priest and a performance of Byzantine hymns. Lunch will follow at a nearby tavern.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking/standing over even and uneven ground (i.e. pathways, cobblestone, tarmac, pavements) and approximately 30 steps; The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      7 1/4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-GL5
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking Regent Choice
  • Kourion, Kolossi & Limassol Shopping

    Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the fertile foothills of Cyprus where most of the country's vineyards and the orchards of the Phassouri citrus groves are found while on your way to the ancient ruins of the city of Kourion. Arriving at this impressive Greco-Roman site, you can view remaining pavement mosaics, such as those preserved as the four-panel design in the central room at the House of Eustolios. Dating from the 4th to the middle of the 7th century, this fascinating ancient home was known to have thirty rooms with a bathing complex. The floors of the porticoes are paved with beautiful mosaic compositions that depict fish, birds and a partridge with Greek inscriptions. Nearby is the superb, large Greco-Roman theater built in the 2nd century BC which is still used today for many performances, including ancient dramas. Perched high on a cliff, this majestic and unspoiled location offers spectacular views of the ruins and the sapphire sea below.

    Leaving Kourion, your next stop is at Kolossi Castle, a well-preserved stronghold standing three stories tall that was built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. Legend has it that one of the castle's most famous dwellers was Richard the Lionhearted. Your guide will share with you how the castle served as both the Grand Commander of the Knights of St. John's Order of Jerusalem, as well as the Knights Templar.

    Arriving back in Limassol, you'll be afforded ample free time for shopping before returning to the pier. The wide array of shops that line the streets carry a variety of both international and local merchandise including jewelry, leather goods, clothing and local artifacts.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. It is not considered suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-005
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Nicosia - the Last Divided Capital City

    Nicosia has the distinction of being the last divided capital city in the world after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dividing north and south is the Green Line which runs directly through the city. The northern side has been occupied by Turkey since July 1974, and the southern side by Greece. Nicosia is the largest town in Cyprus and has been its capital since the 11th Century AD. This remarkable city which is encircled by the old city walls, has managed to successfully blend its bustling modern day business and cultural centers with its historic heart, all the while retaining its charming character.

    Your first stop will be at the Cathedral of St. John, built in 1662 by the Archbishop Nikiforos. Here you will be afforded the opportunity to view the 18th century frescoes that embellish the walls with colorful biblical scenes. Leaving the cathedral, you'll continue on to the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, where the most significant collection of Cypriot antiquities is housed. Treasures available for viewing here include artifacts dating from the Neolithic Age (7,000 BC), Mycenaean relics and early Byzantine. Also on display are ceramics, tomb monuments, bronze statues and coins that span 5,000 years of the island's history. Perhaps the most famous exhibit is the statue of Aphrodite from Soli - now the symbol of Cyprus.

    At the conclusion of your museum visit, you will drive by the Green Line checkpoint at Ledra Street where you will view the Turkish side, which occupied half of Nicosia and the northern territory of Cyprus. The tour then proceeds through the impressive Venetian Walls into the old city via the Paphos Gate. Before returning to the ship, you will have free time in the restored 19th century neighborhood called Laiki Yitonia. The quaint, narrow pedestrian streets in this neighborhood are lined with traditional houses, craft shops, taverns and galleries, making for a delightful stroll or souvenir shopping.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. It is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Comfortable, flat walking shoes, light clothing and a hat are recommended. The museums in Limassol are closed on Mondays and for all calls that fall on a Monday, museum visits will be replaced with a visit to the picturesque village of Lefkara.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-001
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Nicosia & Khirokitia

    Nicosia has the distinction of being the last divided capital city in the world after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dividing north and south is the Green Line which runs directly through the city. The northern side has been occupied by Turkey since July 1974 and the southern side by Greece. Nicosia is the largest town in Cyprus and has been its capital since the 11th Century AD. This remarkable city which is encircled by the old city walls, has managed to successfully blend its bustling modern day business and cultural centers with its historic heart, all the while retaining its charming character.

    Your tour will first journey to the Neolithic Khirokitia Archaeological Site, which dates back to 7000 BC and is considered one of the most important prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, this very unique and well-preserved site consists of a cluster of dwellings situated on the slope of a hill overlooking the Maroni river valley. The village is believed to have maintained a relatively low population of between 300 - 600 inhabitants and is the earliest known culture in Cyprus. Archaeological evidence found at the site indicates a well-organized and developed society resided here. Leaving Khirokitia, you'll continue on to the Cathedral of St. John, built in 1662 by the Archbishop Nikiforos. Here you will be afforded the opportunity to view the 18th century frescoes that embellish the walls with colorful biblical scenes.

    Next, you will drive by the Green Line checkpoint at Ledra Street where you will view the Turkish side which occupied half of Nicosia and the northern territory of Cyprus. The tour then proceeds through the impressive Venetian Walls into the old city via the Paphos Gate. Before returning to the ship, you will have free time in the restored 19th century neighborhood called Laiki Yitonia. The quaint, narrow pedestrian streets in this neighborhood are lined with traditional houses, craft shops, taverns and galleries, making for a delightful stroll or souvenir shopping.

    Please note: This tour includes considerable walking and/or standing - at times on uneven ground. There is also some climbing and/or steps to negotiate. Therefore, it is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Comfortable, flat walking shoes with non-slip soles, light clothing and a hat are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-004
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Taste of Cyprus

    Enjoy an inspiring taste of Cyprus by sampling a variety of traditional products, wines made with indigenous grapes and dishes that reflect the Mediterranean climate.

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a picturesque drive to the village of Angogyra, which is surrounded by carob orchards. The mineral-rich, fat-free and caffeine-free carob pods are often ground into flour and substituted for chocolate in recipes. Anogyra is the only village on Cyprus that still makes pasteli, a sweet carob toffee, in a traditional way.

    While browsing the Carob Museum and watching a pasteli-making demonstration, you will see just how important carob is to the Cypriot way of life. You will also have the chance to sample yogurt drizzled with carob syrup, a nutritional substitute for sugar.

    To gain an understanding of Cypriot wine, you will tour two vineyards that make the most of the island’s Mediterranean climate. The Lambouri Winery’s grapes grow on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains and that high elevation gives the grapes a wonderfully distinct taste that you will discover during a sampling of several wines.

    One more glimpse into Cypriot’s gastronomy awaits you at the Apsiou Tavern, where the chef will demonstrate how to prepare dishes such as koupepia. Feel free to join in and help to stuff the vine leaves with locally sourced ingredients such as minced pork, tomatoes and rice. Afterwards, you will enjoy a traditional meze lunch.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking/standing over even and uneven ground (i.e. pathways, cobblestone, tarmac, pavements); The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      LML-GL3
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking Regent Choice

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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