New Year's holidays in Crimea. Balaklava and Sevastopol

New Year holidays in Crimea are the best thing that can happen to you this winter! Winter in Crimea is soft, gentle, enveloping in a weightless snow–white blanket.

At this time, you can visit cave towns, luxurious ancient palaces, drowning in evergreen conifers, trekking through ascetic monasteries, formidable fortresses and beautiful Crimean beaches.

Location

Russia, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 6 Jan, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Winter Sea
Let's feel the beauty and power of the purest winter sea
Khan's Palace
We will visit the only example of the palace buildings of the Crimean Tatars
Cape Fiolent
We will visit a place that appeared as a result of the activity of an ancient volcano
Landscapes of sea towns
Let's get acquainted with the famous cities of the Crimea and be surprised by the incredible views
Ancient monasteries and temples
Let's admire the beauty of ancient buildings, some of which are considered magical
Fortresses and caves
We will visit places with a rich historical past

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting, Inkerman Cave Monastery, Kalamita Fortress

    11:30 a.m. The instructor meets the group at the railway station in Simferopol.

    12:00 Gathering of the group at the airport in Simferopol.

    Transfer by bus to Sevastopol (2 hours).

    Inkerman Cave Monastery, Kalamita Fortress.

    The New Year's trip to Crimea begins from the city of Simferopol, then the group will travel by bus to Sevastopol. But it will not be boring on the way – on the way we will meet the amazing rock monastery Inkerman and the ancient fortress of Kalamita.

    St. Klimentovsky Cave Hermitage is a legendary place in Crimea.

    Almost all the cells of the monastery are located in the rock – only the active Trinity Church is on the surface.

    Trekking also includes a visit to the Kalamita Fortress, an echo of the long–vanished principality of Feodoro. It was periodically conquered by foreigners, so the citadel has reached fragmentary times.

    Amid the ringing silence, guests of the Crimea can hardly believe that active trade once flourished here, deals were made, and life was raging.

    Now the regularity of eternity has settled in these mountains forever.

    The active part of the tour: 2.4 km on foot, altitude difference of 20-70 m, trekking duration – 2 hours.

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  • Day 2 - Khan's Palace, the rocky Holy Dormition Monastery, the cave city of Chufut-Kale
  • Day 3 - Balaclava and the evergreen Fig tract
  • Day 4 - Kalanykh-Kaya Ridge (Dragon's Wing), Temple of the Sun
  • Day 5 - The bays of Cape Fiolent
  • Day 6 - Observation deck over Balaklava, 19th coastal battery, departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The route is recommended for beginners.

The route is trekking. Trekking is walking through mountainous (rugged) terrain. This type of active recreation involves daily climbing and dropping heights (ascents and descents).
The route runs along forest trails and dirt roads. The routes will have an altitude difference of 50 to 350 m per day.

Climbing up 350 m is about like climbing 110 floors.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

Accommodation in Balaklava (Sevastopol district) in the Fordevind hotel or a hotel of a similar class: double, triple Comfort rooms.

Each room has amenities (shower, toilet), refrigerator, TV, electric kettle, Wi-Fi. You can ask the administrator for a hair dryer.

The Fordevind Hotel 5 nights

It is located in the center of Balaklava in close proximity to the Nazukin embankment and the Submarine Museum.

Convenient transportation makes it easy to get to any point of Balaklava and Sevastopol. 

In the room: two single beds or one double bed, TV, refrigerator, air conditioning, electric kettle, set of dishes, toilet, washbasin, shower stall, mini perfumes.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol

Included in price

  • Road crossings along the route;
  • accommodation in Balaklava (Sevastopol district);
  • group first aid kit;
  • the services of an instructor-guide.

Entrance tickets:

  • Khan's Palace;
  • The rocky Holy Dormition Monastery;
  • The cave city of Chufut-Kale;
  • the cave city of Eski-Kermen.

Three meals a day:

  • Ready—made breakfasts - days 2-6;
  • lunches — days 2-6 (dry ration in the afternoon in the mountains);
  • dinners are days 1-5.

Paid extra

  • Air and railway tickets to Simferopol and back;
  • lunch during the transfer on the 1st day;
  • the surcharge for single occupancy in a hotel room is 7,000 rubles. for the entire period of rest;
  • insurance (optional).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

In Crimea, on New Year's Eve, the air temperature ranges from 0 ... to +12C.

A comfortable set of clothes for trekking in the Crimea at this time: trekking boots (not insulated), long johns (the lower part of the thermal underwear), walking pants (not insulated), T-shirt, fleece, vest, jacket at a temperature of +8...+12C.
Depending on the weather, you have to undress or get dressed on the route. We often carry a jacket in a backpack, so take a backpack with a volume of 25-35 liters.

  • Hat, gloves
  • Hooded jacket at a temperature of +8...+12C
  • Fleece (2 pieces). One fleece is for walking on the route (it gets a hiking smell quickly enough), the second clean and fresh fleece is for walking in the hotel
  • Short Sleeve T-shirt
  • Running pants are not insulated
  • Down vest or with synthetic insulation
  • For girls on request: a dress for a photo shoot on the background of mountains
  • Lingerie
  • Socks
  • Thermal underwear
  • Buff. It is convenient to use in winter instead of a scarf, which is too hot at this time
  • Swimsuit (for sauna and swimming pools)
  • Trekking boots are not insulated or sneakers with thick soles
  • Flip-flops (for walking in the hotel)
  • Waterproof clothing or raincoat
  • Tracking sticks. Sticks significantly reduce the load on the knees. Physically strong and healthy tourists are recommended to have sticks with them. Tourists who have problems with knees, joints and overweight must have trekking poles
  • Child's passport / birth certificate
  • Camera / Video camera
  • Portable Power Bank charger for charging a mobile phone (optional)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, razor)
  • Toilet paper (useful during the day in the mountains)
  • Wet wipes
  • Hairbrush
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, hygienic lipstick
  • Thread, needle
  • Backpack for walking (volume 25-35 liters). Take a bigger backpack! While walking, you often have to take off your jacket or vest and put them in a backpack. Also in the backpack there is always a thermos, a mug and public products for lunch, which are issued by the instructor (the weight of the products is 400-600 grams)
  • Podpopnik
  • Thermos (volume 0.5-0.75 liters per person) and a non-breaking mug (if you have a thermos without a convenient drinking mug)
  • 0.5L plastic bottle (for drinking water on the route)
  • Lantern. It gets dark early in winter. If we want to spend an evening at the sea, then a flashlight will be useful
  • Shoe Dryers
  • Individual first aid kit.
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    1 – 6 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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