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With our agency SIDETOUR we put our emphasis on showing our guest the more unknown side of the island off the beaten track, share the local´s lifestyle and support the small scale community and village businesses. As from my experience as a tourist guide, this kind of sustainable tourism is best to enjoy in small groups with quality guides. We are one of the rare agencies that serve Northern as well as Southern Cyprus. For active guests Northern Cyprus offers especially wonderful walking and biking trails. For walkers very interesting is the recently opened Besparmak Trail (Turkish: bes parmak = 5 finger) from western Cape Korucam to the eastern Cape Andreas. The Trail follows the Five Finger Mountains 260km in 18 days. The trail is very rich in unique sensations, from the Maronite village of Kormacit (Korucam) over the impressive castles of Saint Hilarion, Buffavento and Kantara, the magnificent church of the Antiphonitis Monastery to the villages and remote landscapes of the Karpaz peninsula. For bikers there is either demanding or relaxing dirt tracks or small village roads with almost no traffic. On this tracks, you can also travel from West to East on your bike like you do by walking on the Besparmak Trail. Best season for active travel is spring time when the island is lush green and you find millions of rock roses along the trails as well as more than 30 kinds of wild orchids.
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NORTHERN CYPRUS ALL-IN-ONE Private Day Trip from Nicosia
Take the opportunity to explore tree major cities (Famagusta, Kyrenia, Nicosia) in the northern part of Cyprus with this full-day sightseeing tour with a professional licensed guide. Explore the magnificent historical places ranges from Salamis Ancient City, Famagusta Walled City, to Kyrenia Castle, walk in the picturesque harbour of Kyrenia and visit the 13th-century Bellapais Monastery with its most elegant gothic architecture. Visit Nicosia, the last divided capital in Europe and its gothic St. Sophia Cathedral and learn their story from your expert local guide.

• Explore the 3 major cities in the northern part of Cyprus with a full-day sightseeing tour
• Learn about local history from your professional licensed guide and explore the local culture
• Skip the hassle of driving and enjoy the scenery on the tour
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9 to 10 hours
from $129.50
NORTHERN CYPRUS IN A NUTSHELL from Kyrenia
Maximize time in Cyprus with this full-day sightseeing tour. See top landmarks including the Karpaz peninsula, the historic cities of Nicosia and Famagusta, and the ruins of Salamis. Skip the hassle of a rental car and let your guide do the driving along scenic coastal roads. A traditional picnic lunch with local cheese and bread is included.
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10 to 11 hours
from $135.13
Private tour to the highlights of Kyrenia from Nicosia
Combine several historic landmarks in Cyprus with one small-group, full-day tour. Visit St. Hilarion Castle (an inspiration to Walt Disney), the Gothic Bellapais Monastery, and Kyrenia Castle. Skip the hassle of a rental car and let your guide do the driving between sights. Learn about the history and architecture of each from your guide.
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7 to 9 hours
from $90.09
NORTHERN CYPRUS IN A NUTSHELL from Nicosia
See most of northern Cyprus’ key highlights in a single day on this tour from Nicosia. In the company of a guide, you’ll see landmarks ranging from St. Barnabaus Monastery and the ancient Greek ruins at Salamis to the old town of Famagusta. Beyond the sights, you’ll also get a feel for Cyprus and its pace of life when you enjoy a traditional lunch and snacks, feed wild donkeys, and motor along the coastal road.
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10 to 11 hours
from $135.13
Highlights of Kyrenia
On this day you learn about the medieval history of Cyprus, including the story of Richard Lionheart from our experienced guides in an entertaining way.
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8 to 9 hours
from $84.46
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did 5 different 1 day trips whilst based in Kyrenia taking in the many sights of Northern Cyprus. They were all very varied and guided by Ozghur. All our trips were well organised with good hospitality inclusive of the tour prices. He had a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amman, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! I am glad that you are pleased with the organization of our tours. It was a great pleasure to introduce you the Northern Cyprus and guide you through all the tours....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met Özgür at Ledra Crossingpoint as agreed. The guided tour was successfully accomplished. We really enjoyed his presence and his professional guiding was to our greatest satisfaction

Date of experience: November 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trond, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! It was a great pleasure to introduce and guide to you Northern Cyprus in a day. Hoping to see you again in Cyprus! Sincerely, Özgür Tahiroğlu

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of four ventured to Cyprus for a private tour of the island, from the East, West, North and South. Franz, Ozgur and Katie went above and beyond for us starting on day one. Our group and Itinerary were diverse and complex, yet, we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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FranzCyprus, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alicia, thank you so much for this detailed review, I am very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your first trip to Europe with us. I enjoyed to show you our beloved island together with my partners and brilliant guides Özgür and Katie...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019

This tour was great. We strongly recommend this tour company. It’s a must if you are interested in seeing North Cyprus. They provided a comprehensive tour of Northern Cyprus and a wealth of information and the fantastic history of the region.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Renée, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! It was a great pleasure for me to introduce you Northern Cyprus in one day, and to share my own experience with you. Hoping to see you again in Cyprus! Sincerely,...More

Reviewed October 14, 2019

Our group consist of 4 people from USA hired Sidetour for our personal custom itinerary sightseeing tour of North & South Cyprus for 17 days. Sidetours handled our airport transfers, hotel accommodations with breakfasts, car, driver/guide with licensed archeological guide for our trips to museums...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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FranzCyprus, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reena, thank you for this detailed review! Starting our conversation about the tour around 2 month before arrival, I was really wondering if you would fly the long way from the states to visit our small island in the Eastern Mediterranean; from mail to...More

Reviewed October 5, 2019

We went on 4 different day trips with Sidetour (Kyrenia boat tour, karpaz peninsula, cultural Famagusta and Nicosia tour and St Hilarion Castle). The tours were very well organized. Ozgur is a very good guide. He shared his knowledge about the history of the places...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mehdi, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed all your trips in Cyprus. It was a great pleasure for me to show you the history and nature of the island, as...More

Reviewed October 1, 2019

We went for the yoga retreat and had excellent experience with all arrangements which was tailor made to our convenience. We had great time visiting beautiful castles, beautiful mountains landscape, even remote beaches hideouts like Karpaz. Special thanks to ÖZGÜR for arranging beautiful picnics in...More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2019

Dear Kiran, Thank you very much for your wonderful remarks! I'm so glad to hear that you had an excellent travel experience in Cyprus! It was a great pleasure for me to introduce you to history and nature of the Island. I really admired the...More

Reviewed September 25, 2019

Our tour guide Ozgur was fantastic, very knowledgeable & friendly. The tours were informative and fund, with great food and comfortable coaches for travelling. Would definitely recommend.More

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Date of experience: September 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2019

Dear Natasha, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review! I'm so happy to hear all your kind words. It was a great pleasure for me to introduce you to the wonders of the Island. Hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed August 18, 2019

It was an amzaing tour where we have seen mostly all of the important spots. Our tour guide Özgür was brilliant and he has supplied us with a lot of relevant information of Northern Cyprus. We appreciated it very much. As it was a private...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Özgür T, Owner at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

Dear Budhi, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure for me to introduce you to Northern Cyprus within this short period of time. I'm glad you enjoyed this day trip. Hope to see you again in Cyprus!

Reviewed July 25, 2019

I really don't know where to begin my effusive praise of Franz for his tour guide knowledge and skill as well as his willingness to go out of the way for a client and provide an excellent experience. Background: solo female traveler early 40s and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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FranzCyprus, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Sidetour, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Wow Rachel, this is indeed an excellent review! Thank you for your time, it is amazing that you remember all the details - the correct Turkish name of our lunch was Gözleme :) It was great for me to spend the day with a lovely...More

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Hello Desi, thank you for your request. I have to wait for the answer of me partners - if we do not answer until 20:00 we are fully booked and can not help you for tomorrow unfortunately. Best regards, Franz
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