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Situated just above the southwestern tip of the Crimean peninsula, on the shores of a natural harbor, is Sevastopol, a treasure-house of historic monuments. Translated from Greek, Sevastopol means "Majestic City", and it has well earned the name. Crimea's second largest city will meet you with the bays of astonishing beauty, impressive architectural ensembles, unique museums and its charming necklace of quiet gardens, attractive squares and atmospheric boulevards. Sevastopol is a major naval base, and a strategic strong point with industries including shipbuilding and wine making.

Sevastopol Panorama (HD)

Join us on this fascinating introductory excursion and you will discover the wealth of historical and architectural highlights of this glorious city, founded in 1787 as a naval fortress and a firm stronghold in the south of the Russian Empire. A large square with the impressive Monument to Admiral Nakhimov, a Russian naval hero of the Crimean War, is first observed as your motor coach winds its way through the central downtown to Historical Boulevard. The first stop on your eventful tour will be made at the circular Panorama Building. Marvel at the intricate details of the 5,000 sq feet monumental painting, depicting the major episodes of the Malakhov Kurgan Battle. You will proceed to the Maritime Museum to trace the history of the Black Sea fleet. Reboarding your motor coach, you will continue your drive to the Malakhov Kurgan past the Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul. From here, the command post of the first defence of Sevastopol, breathtaking views of the city and its harbor will unfold before you.

Khan's Palace & Cave Monastery (FD)

This tour offers a visit to one of the most interesting places in Crimea -- the Bakhchisarai dating back to the beginning of the 16th century, once the capital of the Crimean Khanate. The Khan's Palace still stands in the city and now houses the History Museum. The complex includes the Khan's Palace and suites, the state council and courtroom, a harem, mosques and a mausoleum. In the corner of the so-called Fountain Courtyard stands the exotic "Fountain of Tears" built in 1764 by the order of Khan Krym-Girey in memory of his beloved wife. Then you'll enjoy a spectacular folkloric concert in the garden of the Palace. The tour will be concluded by a visit to the Cave Monastery.

Sevastopol in the Crimean War (HD)

A large square with the impressive Monument to Admiral Nakhimov, a Russian naval hero of the Crimean War, is first observed as your motor coach winds its way through the central downtown to Historical Boulevard. The first stop on your eventful tour will be made at the 125-foot-high circular Panorama Building. Marvel at the intricate details of the monumental painting, depicting the major episodes of the Malakhov Kurgan Battle. You will proceed to the Maritime Museum that displays the maritime heritage of the area through model boats and naval artifacts. Continue to the Malakhov Kurgan past the Cathedral of St Peter & St Paul. From here, the command post of the first defense of Sevastopol, breathtaking views of the city and its harbor will unfold before you. Proceed through the network of Sevastopol streets and soon you will arrive at Mount Sapun and the town of Balaklava, mentioned by Homer in his works. We will pause to have a look at the site of the Charge of the Light Brigade in the 1854-1856 Crimean War.

Full Day Highlights of Sevastopol (FD)

A large square and the impressive Monument to Admiral Nakhimov are first observed as your motor coach winds its way through the central downtown to Historical Boulevard. You will see Vladimirsky Cathedral -- the burial site of the Russian navy admirals, and the fascinating Pokrov Church. You'll stop at Grafskaya Pristan and the Monument to Scuttled Ships erected in memory of the fleet sunk during the Crimean War. The next venue to enjoy on your eventful tour will be the circular Panorama Building. You will be immediately captivated by a spectacular painting depicting the major episodes of the Malakhov Kurgan Battle. The beautiful panorama of the Balaklava Valley unfolds before you as you make a photostop on the site of the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Lunch is served in a local restaurant is accompanied by a folk show. After lunch you will visit a unique historical and architectural monument -- the ruins of Chersonesos, the last Greek colony founded on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Enjoy a visit to the Archaeological Museum, which proudly displays its numerous findings.

Chersonesus & Balaklava (HD)

Leaving the port behind, your coach will make its way through the network of Sevastopol's streets and soon you will arrive in Chersonesus of Tauri, the last Greek colony on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Walk through the evocative ruins including a theater, temples, statues and mosaics. From there you will proceed to the Archaeological Museum, which proudly displays its numerous findings. Reboarding the motor coach, head for Mount Sapun. The beautiful panorama of the Balaklava Valley will soon unfold before you as you pause to have a look at the historic site of the Charge of the Light Brigade in the 1854-56 Crimean War.

Folk Performance (HD)

Ukraine is a multinational country with diverse cultural heritage and artistic traditions which have been cherished through many generations to nowadays. National folk groups and ensembles are internationally renowned for their majestic Cossack dances and folk songs. Take a short drive to the concert hall to savor a memorable evening of excellent entertainment. Colorful costumes and immense talent are the key to this impressive folkloric performance which will be surely enjoyed by all.

Sevastopol to Yalta Overland (FD)

Relax in the comfort of your air-conditioned coach and enjoy a leisurely drive along the beautiful Crimean Riviera which will allow you to admire the lovely sea front characterized by rocky cliffs, mountain vistas and lush vegetation. En route to Yalta you will reach the town of Foros where Gorbachev's Dacha is located and where he was put under house arrest during the 1991 coup attempt. In Yalta you will explore the Livadia Palace in its landscaped garden setting, formerly the summer residence of Tzar Nicholas II. You will see the restored White Hall where the historic meeting between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill was held, the Tzar's Study and Roosevelt's headquarters. After this unforgettable visit you will pause at a vantage point overlooking the Cape Ai-Todor to admire a magnificent view of the fairy-tale Swallow's Nest Castle -- one of the symbols of Crimea. The tour will be completed by a lunch and a folk show before the trip back to Sevastopol.