6 Days in Crimea

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DAY 1. SIMFEROPOL

At the agreed time transfer to the airport to take your next flight to Simferopol.

Arrival in Simferopol. Meeting with the guide and the driver.

 

DAY 2. SEVASTOPOL

Breakfast.

Visit to the city Chersonesus (ancient Greek colony) currently its ruins are among the most outstanding monuments of Sevastopol, the excavations uncovered ancient basilicas, white marble columns, hundreds of meters of walls, Greek temples, houses with rainwater tanks and more. Saint Vladimir’s Cathedral, which was completed in 1892, is one of the most attractive places in Chersonesus.

We continue the visit with the “Defense of Sevastopol” panorama dedicated to the Crimean War, it is a masterpiece of battle painting and the monument commemorating the feat of the defenders of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. Time for lunch (Included). The Balaclava Fortifications Museum (the submarine museum) is one of the most attractive and extraordinary museum spaces on the Crimean peninsula, its construction was done in the early 2000s in a secret plant located underground in a rocky massif in the western shore of the Bay of Baclava, here they repaired and maintained the submarines of the Black Sea Fleet of the Soviet Navy.

Walk through the Balaclava bay.

DAY 3. SEVASTOPOL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Backchysaray. We visit the Khan’s Palace, it was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans. The walled enclosure includes a mosque, a harem, a cemetery, houses and gardens. The interior of the palace was decorated in the 16th century Tatar architectural and decorative style. The palace complex and minaret were built by Russian and Ukrainian slaves under the command of Ottoman, Persian and Italian architects. It was rebuilt, since many of its parts did not survive beyond the 18th century.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Visit to the Dormition Monastery, it is a cave monastery carved into the edge of the mountain. The date of the monastery’s foundation is disputed, thus local monks claim that the monastery dates back to the early 8th century, but was abandoned when Byzantium lost control over the region. On the contrary, the current authorities of the monastery date its origin to the fifteenth century. In 1921 the monastery was closed by the Soviet government. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union and following the independence of Ukraine, the monastery was reopened to the public.

DAY 4. SEVASTOPOL-YALTA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Alupka and visit to the Vorontsov Palace in Alupka is an exceptional monument of the Romantic era that is distinguished by its beauty; stop to photograph the Swallow’s Nest Castle in Yalta, it is an elegant Gothic castle, considered one of the most relevant monuments of architecture and history. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit to the Livadia Palace where the Yalta conference was held. Walk along the Yalta embankment.

DAY 5. YALTA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time. Lunch. Excursion to Nikitskii Botanical Park.

Visit to the wine factory in Masandra (with wine tasting); time for dinner, return to the hotel and accommodation.

DAY 6. SIMFEROPOL

Breakfast. At the agreed time transfer to Simferopol airport to take your next flight.