We offer you a full-scale exposure of the Crimean Peninsula. These five days of touring and exploring will reveal the fascinating mysteries of this beautiful land and provide you with a deep understanding of its past and present.
Day One: a sightseeing guided tour of Sevastopol, one of the key landmarks of the entire Black Sea region. Itinerary: The Central Square – the Monument to the Scuttled Ships – a boat trip around Sevastopol Bay – Balaklava – museum “Underground Sevastopol” (for more information on the itinerary, click here)
Day Two a sightseeing guided tour of Bakhchisaray, the capital of Crimean Tatars; Crimea’s “Orient”. The exploration starts with visiting the Khan’s Palace, the home of the local rulers of the Ottoman Empire. After that, we travel to Chufut-Kale, a Medieval city-fortress that lies in the mountains surrounded by breathtaking sights. To reach the fortress, we offer you a safe ride on a Soviet off-roader. After visiting the city, we take a short hike back (40 minutes) and, while hiking, we visit the Uspensky monastery. After the walk, you will have an opportunity to try the Tatar cuisine at one of the numerous local cafes.
Day Three: The South Coast of Crimea. We offer you a trip around the “Crimean Riviera” and its beautific sights. A guided tour of the Livadia Palace, a historic landmark where the Yalta conference was held. Yalta’s central esplanade is the main tourist-oriented esplanade of the entire Crimean peninsula; it’s always fun to be here! Then we travel to another Crimean landmark Lastochkino Gnezdo (the Swallow’s Nest) by a touring launch. During the trip, you will see the evolution of the Soviet architecture: from the Tsar-times palaces – to the famous Soviet recreation house “Druzhba” – to the contemporary development).
Day Four: We are continuing exploring the most beautiful part of Crimea, its South-East. The magnificent Sudak fortress. The esplanade of Feodosia. The Aivazovsky National Art Gallery
Day Five: Kerch, the Crimean Bridge, the Adzhimushkay quarry
We are ready to answer any of your questions on the history of Sevastopol and on the intricacies of the contemporary developments. Our guides speak English and have great storytelling skills.
|Itinerary:||Day 1, Sevastopol: The Central Square – the Monument to the Scuttled Ships – the Sevastopol bay (boat) – Balaklava – museum “Underground Sevastopol”
Day 2: Bakhchisaray: the Khan’s Palace – Chufut-Kale (off-roader) – the Uspensky monastery – Tatar cuisine Чуфут
Day 3: Yalta: the Livadia Palace, the escalade, the Swallow’s Nest (boat)
Day 4: Sudak (fortress), Feodosia: the escalade, the Aivazovsky National Art Gallery
Day 5: Kerch, the Crimean Bridge, the Adzhimushkay quarry
|Included||Hotel (possible not to include), guide, transportation (car and boat), museum tickets|
You can always suggest your own changes or additions to the itinerary. Read more on the tour arrangements here.
Sevestopol: Crimea’s key landmark
Sevastopol was founded in 1783 as a home port. The city has made it to textbooks as a city of heroes that had survived two serious sieges. In the Soviet times, the city was partially closed while the Balaklava district was a closed town within the closed city. After the end of the World War II, Sevastopol had been restored by the best Soviet architects and now it is a fast-growing, fast-moving city filled with a vibrant cultural life and beautiful natural sights. We are going to visit the spots that will provide you with the best understanding of Sevastopol and Balaklava. And, of course, you will be able to take beautiful pictures and collect wonderful memories.