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Crimea and Black Sea Tour - (15N/16D)

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We offer two fantastic experience tours in the Krasnodar Region, on the beautiful shores of the Black Sea: Enjoy a wonderful stay in Russia's best resorts and have fun in the world-famous clubs in Anapa, Krasnodar and Sochi taking part in our exclusive clubbing vacation or enjoy a journey trough Russian culture and history with our cultural/gastronomic tour from Krasnodar to Ghilendzhik including the renown Abrau Durso wine caves, the Goriachy Kluch baths and the Cossack Village "Ataman".

Itineary

Day 1: arrival in Krasnodar, transfer to the hotel, accommodation, optional night clubbing. Overnight in Krasnodar.

Day 2: city sightseeing tour (including the park with relics from the second world war). In the evening dinner at a typical Cossack restaurant (optional), and free time in the evening. Overnight in Krasnodar.

Day 3 : transfer to Gelendizik by bus/minibus, arrival at 12:00. In the afternoon optional pool party at Formula disco. Overnight stay in Gelendizik.

Day 4: free time to enjoy the sea, optional dolphin-watching boat trip. Overnight stay in Gelendizik.

Day 5: day at the beach, optional visit to the falls and dolmens, in the evening excursion on the hills with excursion by chairlift. Overnight stay in Gelendizik.

Day 6: sightseeing tour of Novorossiysk and  visit to the heroic Memorial Monument and the Abrau durso wine caves; arrival in Anapa in the evening. Overnight Stay in Anapa

Day 7: free time in Anapa, day at the beach. Overnight Stay in Anapa Anapa is a city in southern European Russia on the Black Sea coast, situated 160 km west of Krasnodar. The town was founded in 1846 by the Russian Tsar Nicholas I on the site of a former fortress of the Black Sea

Day 8: visit to the Cossack village of Taman, visit to the ethnographic complex "Ataman" of Cossack culture and cuisine. Lunch inside the complex including degustation of typical dishes, vodka and honey liqueur. In the afternoon visit and wine tasting at the winery "Phanagoria" one of the most renown Russian wineries born of 1956: the Russian wine, for the most part considered of low quality, has made great strides in the past and is now in competition with the finest western European wines. Overnight stay in Anapa.

Day 9: transfer to Port Kavkaz and departure of the ferry to Crimea. transfer and accommodation in Kerch.  for those who are participating in the "south of Russia" fraction only: return to Krasnodar and flight back home. For those who are participating in the Crimea fraction only: arrival in Simferopol, overnight stay in the city and transfer to Kerch the next morning.

Day 10sightseeing tour of Kerch and transfer to Sudak/Novy Svet. Overnight stay in Sudak/Novy Svet. Sudak is a cultural center as well as popular seaside resort. The city houses an ancient fortress: a remarkable complex of great historical relevance, the castle was built by the Genuese (Italian) governors that settled the area around XII-XIII century a.D.

Day 11Visit to the fortress of Sudak, transfer to Yalta, stop along the coast with visit of a church. Overnight stay in Yalta. Located on the southern coast of the peninsula of Crimea, Yalta became one of the most elegant seaside cities of the Black Sea when Tsar Alexander II established his summer residence in the neighbouring Livadia Palace.

Day 12: free time in the morning to enjoy the beautiful shores of  Yalta, in the afternoon boat trip to the famous decorative Castle "Swallow's Nest". Overnight stay in Yalta.

Day 13free time, optional visits to the palaces of Yalta. Overnight stay in Yalta.

Day 14: transfer to Sevastopol, sightseeing tour of the city. The city, one of the most beautiful of the whole peninsula, is set apart by its majestic architectures and elegant alleys. We recommend a walk on the shore the Bay and along the Primorsky Boulevard is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this lovely coastal town. Overnight stay in Sevastopol

Day 15: free time in Sebastopol, optional excursion to Balaklava. Overnight stay in Sevastopol

Day 16: transfer to the airport, return flight from Simferopol. It is also possible to extend the stay in Simferopol or return to Krasnodar and fly back home from there.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in 3/4 * hotels double room in Krasnodar, Gelendzhik, Anapa, Kerch, Yalta, Sevastopol/Novy Svet, Sudak, as per programme, including breakfast
  • English-speaking assistant during the whole journey in Russian territory, from arrival in Krasnodar/Simferopol, until departure from Simferopol/Krasnodar
  • Transfers from/to the airport and transport by private bus or minivan along the routes as per programme
  • Excursions included as per programme

Package Excludes

  • Flights
  • Meals, unless otherwise specified in the programme
  • Optional excursions
  • Russian visa

Information

The itinery includes the major beach resorts of the Russian southern coast and Crimea: it is  possible to take part in the full two-week, or book separately the Crimea or to the South of Russia portions. The journey takes place between 3 and 18 August 2018; Prices per person: 810 euro South of Russia, 840 euro Crimea, 1650euro for the full two-week programme.

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