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Pearl of Crimea excursion tour

 

 

From 1149 Euro 

 

Kind of tour: excursion tour

Duration: 6 day / 5 night

Start dates of the tour: Mondays from May - October

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOUR INFORMATION

During this tour you will see Sevastopol founded in 1783 and Black Sea port and base of Russian Black Sea Navy, the ruins of ancient Greek town Chersonesus, Simferopol the regional capital of the Republic Crimea, the former capital Bakhchisarai of the Crimean Khanate,  Greater Yalta palaces in Alupka, Livadia, Massandra and the famous Swallow's Nest castle.

 

Wine Tastings in Inkerman, Massandra, Novy Svet, Koktebel, Sevastopol and Yalta

Visit cities Yalta, Sevastopol, Alupka, Massandra, Livadia, Simferopol

Unforgettable Wining and Gourmet Dining  

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - Travel and arrival

Arrival in Simferopol in the morning. Meeting with your guide at the airport or railway station. Simferopol walking sightseeing tour. Visiting Scythian Neapolis the ruins of the Scythian-Greek Kingdom in the 3rd century AD. Lunch. Transfer to the southern subtropical coast of Crimea. Accommodation at the hotel in Yalta or in Yalta environs. Welcome diner. In the evening at the Yalta seafront a walking tour.

 

Overnight: Luxury hotel, Yalta

Transfers: Simferopol - Yalta

Meals Included in price: lunch and diner

 

DAY 2 - Incredible mountain views combined with castles

After breakfast there is a transfer to Alupka where you will visit an English/Arabic style palace of count Mikhail Vorontsov and have a walk at picturesque park with your guide. Using the cable way you will visit the Ai Petri peak with fantastic views at the southern coast of Crimea. Lunch at your own on Ai Petri. Transfer to the Cape Ai Todor where you can see the famous castle Swallow's Nest, what was built in style of Rhine Gothic castles for baron  Steinheil (Shteingel) in 1911. The architect was Leonid Sherwood who was the son of Vladimir Sherwood. He was the author of the historical museum at the Red Square in Moscow. Return to Yalta where the evening is yours.

 

Overnight: Luxury hotel, Yalta

Meals Included in price: breakfast

Transfers: Yalta - Alupka - Yalta

Entrance: Cable road, Vorontsov palace and gardens

 

DAY 3 - Hero city Sevastopol and ancient Greek Chersonesus  

After breakfast your guide will take you for a very long, spectacular and beautiful day on the transfer to the famous Hero City Sevastopol, home of the great Russian Black Sea Navy. After arrival in Sevastopol city centre you start the walking sightseeing tour with a visit to the historical Grafskaya Quay where Tsarina Ekatharina the Great arrived when she visited Sevastopol for the first time, but also the exact place Vladimir V. Putin arrived at May 9, 2014 during his first visit to the city after it returned to Russia, you see the monument for the Sunken Ships,  the monument to great Russian naval commander Admiral Pavel Nakhimov, the monument for the Second World War,  the monument to the cities of Hero in the Soviet Union, the monument to the legendary brig "Mercury" and  the historical boulevard with the famous panorama painting (1 of the 6 panorama's left in the world) with view on the battle to end the Crimean War in 1856. After late lunch it is time to visit the ruins of the ancient Greek town Chersonesus founded approximately 2,500 years ago. nicknamed the "Russian Pompeii". There is also the Saint Vladimir Cathedral what is a Neo-Byzantine Russian Orthodox cathedral on the site of Chersonesos Taurica and the Cathedral where Prince Vladimir got baptized  in 988. Sight on the Bell of Chersonesos. During the Crimean War the fog bell was seized by the French and was placed in the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris. During your return to Yalta the bus with stop at the Church of the Resurrection in Foros and a little further there will be served a traditional diner in a traditional Crimean Tatar restaurant.

 

Overnight: Luxury hotel, Yalta

Meals Included in price: breakfast, lunch and traditional  dinner

Transfers: Yalta - Sevastopol - Yalta

Entrance: Panorama, Chersonesus, Saint Vladimir Cathedral

 

DAY 4 - Orthodox churches of Yalta

After breakfast free time to recover from day 3.  In afternoon the guide takes you at a tour along the Churches of Yalta, where you will see the main cathedral of city the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral build in1902,  The Temple of St. John Chrysostom what is the first Orthodox cathedral in Yalta fully destroyed in 1942 and rebuilt in 1998,  the St. Rhipsime Temple of Armenian Apostolic Church build in 1917 and what is one of Crimean architectural masterpieces copying St. Rhipsime Temple. Return to Yalta where the evening is yours.

 

Overnight: Luxury hotel, Yalta

Meals Included in price: breakfast  

 

DAY 5 - Tsars and Conference of Yalta  

After breakfast the guide will take you to visit the summer residence of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II what is the famous Livadia Palace. At this palace met Party leader of the Soviet union Joseph Stalin, President of the United States of America Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill during the historical Crimean conference of Yalta in February 1945. After lunch at a local restaurant it is time to visit the Massandra Palace for a excursion tour. Return to Yalta to have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

 

Overnight: Luxury hotel, Yalta

Meals Included in price: breakfast, lunch

Transfers: Yalta - Livadia - Massandra - Yalta

Entrance: Livadia Palace, Massandra Palace

 

 

DAY 6 - Bakhchisaray, the Khan's palace

After breakfast the guide will go with you on a transfer to Bakhchisarai. There you will visit the Khan's palace or Hansaray 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 has been decorated to appear lived in and reflects the traditional 16th-century Crimean Tatar style. It is one of the best known Muslim palaces found in Europe where you will see the famous Fountain of Bakhchisaray, sung in the "Byronic poem" by Alexander Pushkin. After lunch there is an excursion to the Bakhchisaray cave Holy Assumption Monastery. 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. This tour ends with a transfer to the airport or railway station in Simferopol.

 

Meals Included in price: breakfast, lunch

Transfers: Yalta - Bakhchisaray - Simferopol

Entrance: Bakhchisaray Khan's palace, cave Holy Assumption Monastery

 

The order of the excursions might be changed and some excursions might be changed for equivalent.

 

THE PRICE DOES INCLUDE

Hotel accommodation

All mentioned transportation

Excursions per program

Expert bilingual guide, on hand through the whole tour- 6 days

All luxury accommodation (5 nights)

All mentioned meals

Entrance fee to all mentioned excursions

1 Private guided walking city tours in Sevastopol and Yalta

All Local taxes

 

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

- Travel to Crimea

- Meals and drinks not specified

- Personal expenses such as telephone, minibar, etc

- Early check-in, late check-out

- Tips and gratuities (guides, restaurants, etc)

- Service of left-luggage

- Travel insurance (obligated)

- Cancellation insurance

 

EXTENSION

It is possible to stay more days at Crimea. We like to help you to accomplice this.

 

TOUR COST

The price on the program is calculated on the basis of the tour items included. Please note that our luxury tours have the following starting prices in Euro per person:

 

10 people and more 9 people 8 people 7 people 6 people 5 people 4 people 3 people 2 people  
Ask us 1149 1275 1499 1665 1899 2185 2685 3695  

 

Single room supplement: €245 extra p/p.

 

CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT

On request for booking: 40% non-refundable deposit is required

On confirmation: balance 60% of payment is required

 

CANCELLATION FEES

Prior to 91 days plus from start date: Loss of deposit 90 days or less and

no show: No refund after departure from Australia/Other countries:

No refund Kozak Travel will organize any other additional services such as transfers, hotel accommodation, transport and tours if required.

 

PLEASE NOTE

Prices are subject to change at time of booking. Currency fluctuations may influence the price. Conditions apply subject to availability. Conditions Apply and must be read in conjunction with our booking form.

 

When you are with a group and wish to make changes to this standard program, please keep in mind that this final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing. Discounts available for larger groups. Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours to be mixed with other groups.

 

More Information on our Crimean tours:

If you are interested in this package, contact us for more information today. This tour can also be adapted for bigger groups with a substantial discount. All our tours are available upon request for your private group or as individual tour. If you would like us to customize a luxury gourmet tour for you, contact us with your requirements, and we can send you a free itinerary and quote with no obligations.

 

We organize excursion packages and wine tours from half day, to weekends and longer. Discoveries throughout the Crimean peninsula.

 

Ask us the availability and amount during the period of your choice.

 

 

 

 Updated: 02. maart 2017 13:24:48 +0300

 

 

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