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Play and Explore in Northern Cyprus

15 March 2023

8 days from £925pp

Join us on this Play and Explore bridge holiday to Northern Cyprus where you will experience simply stunning scenery and soak up culture and history on our three fabulous, included tours.
  • Included excursion to Kyrenia with its stunning Gothic architecture
  • Included excursion to Nicosia, brimming with markets and souvenirs
  • Included excursion to the beautifully remote Karpaz Peninsula
  • All rooms are brand-new, superior rooms with mountain views
  • Excellent value for singles
  • Flights included

Play Bridge & Explore

If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday with duplicate bridge, our Play & Explore holidays are ideal. Less competitive than our club standard holidays and suitable for players of all levels, these tours combine a relaxed bridge programme with smaller group sizes and beautiful destinations. Our Play & Explore collection of holidays will include at least two excursions or an activity pass in the package, making them ideal for the explorer at heart.
We stay at the friendly family-run Pia Bella Hotel, a city hotel with lovely gardens, mountain views, and a warm atmosphere. We include three unique excursions to allow you to experience the culture, history and beauty of this region. Each tour will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.
Included excursions
On our first excursion, experience a full-day tour of Kyrenia and its surrounding area. We visit St. Hilarion Castle, which inspired Walt Disney in the creation of the famous Snow White castle. The next stop is Abbey De La Bellepaix, a romantic abbey and a stunning piece of Gothic architecture.
Our second half-day excursion brings us across the border point into Nicosia, the only divided capital in Europe. Our walking tour takes us from the old Girne city gate, past the Venetian Column and to the Selimiye Mosque. There will be time to shop in old Caravserai, which is brimming with arts and craft shops and markets filled with spices, Turkish delights, lace, and other traditional souvenirs.
Our third excursion takes us through breathtaking scenery as we explore the Karpaz Peninsula (Panhandle). This remote part of this beautiful island is a must-see: it features traditional villages, herds of goats, flocks of sheep, natural sandy beaches, migrating birds, wildflowers, and feral donkeys.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Pia Bella


The friendly family run 4-star Hotel Pia Bella has just 146 bedrooms and is delightfully set around well maintained gardens and its swimming pool and terraces. It occupies an enviable location in Kyrenia, just a brief walk from the historic harbour with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Set on a 15000 square meter site amid spacious, tranquil gardens, the Pia Bella prides itself on its highly professional staff and exceptional standards of service

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Café Bella
Outside seasonal swimming pool
Games room
Table tennis
Massage ( charge)
Room Facilities & Amenities
Walk in shower
Electronic Safe deposit box (charge)
Tea & Coffee making facilities
Flat screen Satellite TV 
Air conditioning / heating