South Coast of Crimea

$980USD

What's included:

·        5-night comfortable accommodation

·        Breakfasts
·        Transfer from/to the airport
·        English speaking private guide
·        Transportation according to the program of the tour
·        Admission tickets to all visited landmarks (according to the program)

What is not included:

  • Russian Visa
  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (guides, restaurants, etc)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

Itinerary:

Livadia Palace - Swallow's Nest - Vorontsov Palace and Park - Yalta - Khersones - Balaklava - Cape Aya - Sevastopol - Ai-Petri - The Grand Canyon - Bakhchisarai (with cave Monastery) - Chufut-Kale - Khan's Palace

Day 1

·        Livadia Palace

The Palace was a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, and his family in Livadiyia, Crimea. It was their second official residence.

The famous Yalta Conference was held here in 1945, when the palace housed the apartments of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and other members of the American delegation.

Today the palace is a museum, but sometimes it’s being used for international summits.

·        Swallow’s Nest

One of the most beautiful places in Crimea, Swallow's Nest, is located on a cliff Aurora (central ledge of Cape Ai-Todor) and attracts many tourists from different countries. 

It is Crimea’s symbol, looks as a nest overhanging the coast between Miskhor and Livadia, crowning a 38-meter cliff.

·        Vorontsov Palace and Park

Alupkinsky Palace and Park Museum-Reserve, also known as Vorontsov Palace, built in the first half of the 19th century, at the foot of Mount Ai-Petri.

The first owner of the magnificent palace was Count Mikhail Vorontsov. 

There are 150 rooms, including luxury parade, with antique furniture, paintings & antique statues adorning the winter garden. 

The palace, surrounded by cypresses and magnolias, clearly silhouetted against the Crimean Mountains, crowned the summit of Ai-Petri.

Vorontsov Palace Park is a beautiful monument of landscape art, founded about 200 years ago, which has more than 200 species of trees and shrubs from around the world. 

·        Night Yalta

We are going to see the evening Yalta.

The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, founded by the Greek conquerors who were looking for a safe shore (γιαλός – yalos in Greek) on which to land.

We will take a walk on the boardwalk of Lenin, the central walking street of Yalta. It is the oldest street of the city, with amazing architecture, surrounded by palm trees, a string of restaurants, bars, cafes and a variety of attractions.

Performances, carnivals and festivals are held here. Walking through it, you will plunge into the atmosphere of endless festival, which lasts the entire holiday season.

One of the must do things in Yalta is to have a ride the old funicular which we will do.

We will have supper at the one of Yalta's restaurants.

Day 2

·        Khersones

A Unesco World heritage site, Khersones Tauride is the name of the city founded by Greek colonists more than two and a half thousand years ago in the south-western tip of the Crimea. Now its ruins - one of the attractions of Sevastopol. 

It includes not only a permanent exhibition, but also archaeological sites, the ancient choir, where tourists can even take part in the expedition, and much more.

·        Balaklava

Balaklava - a scenic area a few kilometers south of the center of Sevastopol. A nice marina resort, popular with tourists in the summer - there are many beautiful beaches in the district, accessible by water.

Balaklava has a rich history: from Ancient Greeks, Byzantine Empire during middle ages, Genoese (you can still explore the remainder ancient Genoese fortress) to Crimean War and Second World War (Soviet era top-secret nuclear submarine base).

·        Cape Aya (wild beach)

State Landscape Reserve "Cape Aya" in the Balaklava district - a unique reserve with rare beauty of coastal landscapes.

Thanks to the microclimate similar to the Mediterranean, there are rare plants and animals listed in the Red Book. It is 13-km-long. At the bottom of Aya - spectacular caves with turquoise waters.

We will take a walk there climbing up and down and swim in the clearest waters of the sea.

While at the beach, we will have delicious “shawerma” for lunch.

·        Sevastopol embankment

Quay of Sevastopol - one of the most famous places of Sevastopol, a place, where the main activities take place.

Strolling along the promenade, you can see many memorials dedicated to various historical events.

Day 3

·        Ai-Petri

We will walk-climb to the top of the mountain. It takes about 15 minutes from the plateau.

Ai-Petri is famous for its rock formations, called "white teeth". They bring an array of a line from Cape Ai-Todor to the sea. The teeth Ai-Petri are the peaks of varying heights.

The height of Ai-Petri is 1234 meters above sea level. The array is covered with snow from the beginning of December until spring.

From the top of the mount, you can see the horizon line of the sea at a distance of 135 kilometers, panoramic views of Yalta, Cape Ai-Todor, Swallow’s Nest, Vorontsov Palace and resort destination with mountain Simeiz and rocks Diva and Cat.

·        The Grand Canyon

The canyon’s maximum depth is 320 meters. The incredible view of a giant ravine opens up next to the valley canyon entrance near the left inflow of the Belbeck River. The opposite slopes get closer to each other as you move on. In the narrowest places the space between them does not exceed 3–5 meters. In 1947 it was declared a monument of nature

·        Dinner party at our home or a night out at Yalta Inturist (if you like dancing outside)

 Day 4

·        Bakhchisarai

Bakhchisarai is the former capital of the Crimean Khanate and the Crimean People's Republic. The name is translated from the Crimean Tatar as "garden palace" (bahcha / bağça - garden shed / saray -Palace).

Located in the foothills, on the slope of the internal ridge of Crimean Mountains, in the forest areas in the valley of the influx of Kachi - river Tchuruk-Su. Because of its beautiful architectural and rich historical past Bakhchisarai was called "the city of five centuries".

·        Bakhchisarai Cave Monastery

The date of the monastery's foundation is at a dispute, although local monks assert that it originated as early as the 8th century but was abandoned when Byzantium lost its hold on the region.

The current monastic establishment dates back to the 15th century.

·        Chufut-Kale 

Chufut-Kaleis a medieval city-fortress in the Crimean Mountains that now lies in ruins. It is a national monument of Crimean Karaites culture. Researchers are not unanimous as to the time of the town’s appearance. The town was probably a fortified settlement in the 5th or 6th century οn the periphery of the Byzantine Empire.

After the Crimea’s conquest and its inclusion into the Russian empire, the fortress inhabitants were permitted to live anywhere in the Crimea. From that time on, Chufut-Kale was deserted. By the mid-19th century the town ceased to exist

·        Bakhchysarai Khan's Palace

5 minutes away from the Monastery is Bakhchisarai Khan's Palace. It is one of the best known & well preserved Muslim palaces found in Europe.

It was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans. The walled enclosure contains a mosque, a harem, a cemetery, living quarters and gardens.

The palace interior is decorated to appear lived in and reflects the traditional 16th-century Crimean Tatar style.

The first and the last day are for transfer from/to airport, check in/check out. Depending on the time of arrival/departure there will be a possibility of extra activities.

PRICE:

USD       $980 per person              2 people

               $916 per person              4 people

               $869 per person              6 people

The price and itinerary may vary depending on the number of tour participants and the dates chosen (season).

IN BRIEF

  • RANGE: 4 days
  • TRIP TYPE:: Individual tours and tours in small groups
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