Welcome to Crimea


Although this takeover has not been recognised by the international community, Crimea is now only visitable via Russia and on a Russian visa. The future of its tourist industry was uncertain at the time of writing.

In Crimea's south, mountains rise like a sail as if trying to carry it away into open sea. Protected from northern winds, the coast is covered in lush subtropical vegetation. This is where Russian royals built summer palaces, later transformed into sanatoriums for workers.

The mountains are the heartland of Crimean Tatars – a nation of survivors, who brought back from 50-year exile their traditions of hospitality and excellent food. They live surrounded by limestone plateaus – a magnet for trekkers and cyclists who come here for great vistas and to explore ancient cave cities.


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Trakai Castle and Museum Tour

There are many beautiful lakes in the region. Visit Trakai Castle and Museum of the 15th century (in the middle of Lake Galve). It is the only insular castle throughout Eastern Europe - Island Castle is one of the most visited historical-architectural monuments in Lithuania. The visit is approximately 1 hour and you will have free time for shopping and relax.Trakai is also home to Karaites, a Turkish ethnic group practicing a religion akin to Judaism, who came to Lithuania from the Crimea in the 14th century as warriors for Grand Duke Vytautas. Today the country's smallest ethnic minority counts under 300 members.

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3 Baltic Capitals

ItineraryDay 1: Vilnius-TrakaiStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyMorning city tour of Vilnius includes the Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the complex of Vilnius University, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments dating back to 16-18th century, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Anne’s and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Dawn/Aušros Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, 17th century Baroque church of St. Peter and Paul where inside everything is in white color.Afternoon tour to Trakai with lunch degustating traditional cuisine of Karaites. Trakai is the ancient capital of Lithuania located 28 km from Vilnius. This place is famous of beautiful 14-15th castle surrounded by lakes and housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17th-18th century art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes and Karaites, a Judaistic sect brought by Grand Duke Vytautas from Crimea. Accommodation in Vilnius 3* hotel.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: a 3 star hotelDay 2: Siauliai-Rundale-RigaStop At: Riga Town Hall Square, Riga, Riga RegionDeparture to Riga with en route stops at the Hill of Crosses, a unique place of national pilgrimage, and after crossing the border of Latvia, the impressive Baroque Rundale Palace created by the Italian architect B. Rastrelli. Close to Rundale you will try traditional Latvian cuisine in the farmstead (optional). Afternoon excursion of the Old Town of Riga features it's most famous architectural monuments: 13th century St. Peter's Church, St. George's Church, St. John's Church, 14th century Riga Castle, Big and Small Guild houses, medieval dwelling houses “Three Brothers” and the Dome Square with its famous Dome Cathedral boasting one of the biggest organs in Europe. Free time for souvenirs and relaxation. Accommodation in Riga 3* hotel.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: a 3 star hotelDay 3: Parnu-TallinnStop At: Tallinn Old Town, Tallinn, Harju CountyLeave Riga for Tallinn. En route you will stop in Parnu for traditional Estonian cuisine (optional). You will continue trip to Tallinn to discover its Old Town, which is one of the best-preserved and authentic medieval capitals in Europe, filled with churches and merchant houses. Morning city tour of Tallinn showing the surroundings of Tallinn and its Old Town. Among other attractions, it includes a visit of Catherine’s Valley Park and Palace, the Song Festival Amphitheatre, the venue of 120-years-old song festival tradition. You will also see Tallinn's number one attraction: Toompea Hill and the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tall Hermann, Kiek in de Kök and Dome Cathedral. The tour ends in Town Hall Square with a view of the Town Hall, a Gothic masterpiece of 13th-14th centuries. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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UNESCO Lithuania Express

ItineraryDay 1: Vilnius-Trakai-KernaveStop At: Vilnius Old Town, Vilnius, Vilnius CountyCity tour in Vilnius Historical Old Town with Vilnius Cathedral and its square, the complex of Vilnius University, Pilies street with historical and architectural monuments dating back to 16-18th century, Gothic corner of Vilnius with St. Anne's and Bernardine churches, the former Town Hall square, the Dawn/Aušros Gate with a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Old town covering 360 acres was inscribed on UNESCO list in 1994. Tour to Trakai the ancient capital of Lithuania located 28 km from Vilnius. This place is famous of beautiful 14-15th castle surrounded by lakes and housing an exhibition on prehistoric findings and the 17th-18th century art, the way of life of the Lithuanian Grand Dukes and Karaites, a Judaistic sect brought by Grand Duke Vytautas from Crimea and Kernave – the first capital of Lithuania. The Kernave Archaeological Site is a unique complex of archaeological and historical values that was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. Late afternoon visiting Folk Museum of Rumsiskes. There you will see all traditional Lithuanian villages in one place and you will find many Lithuanian crosses. Cross-crafting and Cross symbolism in Lithuania is unique in the world and it‘s included in UNESCO heritage list. Accommodation in Vilnius.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Budget hotelDay 2: Kaunas-Pazaislis-KlaipedaStop At: Old Town Kaunas, Kaunas, Kaunas CountyDeparture from Vilnius to Kaunas and Pazaislis monastery. Pažaislis monastery is the pearl of all Eastern Europe baroque. Next stop - Kaunas the Interwar period capital of Lithuania. AfterWorld War I in Kaunas where built more than 10 thousand new buildings, lots of them are of unique Art Deco style and in 2017 most of them added to UNESCO World Cultural and NaturalHeritage list. You will attend as well Instruments Museum where people may try instruments by themselves and the most important – to hear traditional extremely old form of polyphony music. Sutartines from 2010 were inscribed on UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural heritage of Humanity. Late afternoon leaving Kaunas for Klaipeda. The route goes all the time by Nemunas river and it makes you all time to feel like watching Travel channel. You will see fabulous castles and palaces. Accommodation in Klaipeda.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Budget hotelDay 3: Klaipeda-Nida/Curonian Split-VilniusStop At: Klaipeda Old City, Klaipeda, Klaipeda CountyMorning excursion in Klaipeda. Later on you will take a ferry to Kursiu Nerija. The landscape of it is in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Kursiu Nerija/Curonian Split that is included in UNESCO heritage. The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. All the way you will see old type authentic fishermen houses. Tour in Nida with educational program (optional) of amber processing and making something beautiful for yourselves and Juodkrante – little fishermen villages and very popular holiday destination for Lithuanians and foreigners. Late afternoon leaving Klaipeda for Vilnius.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Discover Sochi on a Private Stroll

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sochi Seaport AreaSochi passenger seaport - the largest passenger port in the Black Sea. A great photo opportunity! The striking Maritime Passenger Terminal of the Naval Station building was built in 1955, on designs by Karo Halabyan. The structure is notable for its distinctive 71-meter-high steeple tower and four statues symbolizing the cardinal points. And this Marine Terminal is the most beautiful part of the embankment. Also, there is a nice park in front of it that gives the feeling of the resort and relaxation.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sochi Art Museum, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictSochi Art Museum, which was built in 1936, houses Sochi’s best collection of Russian and Soviet art. The museum has more than 60,000 exhibits as well as changing exhibits and special events. Art lovers will appreciate the Sochi Art Museum which features painting, sculptures and more.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: ЖД-вокзал СочиSochi Railway station - not only an important transport hub but also an architectural monument of federal importance. High arches, majestic columns and a snow-white lookout tower with huge clocks perfectly fit into the Black Sea landscape and attract hundreds of tourists trying to find the differences between Sochi station and its twin in Simferopol, Crimea.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictThe Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel - actually the oldest and the most beautiful Orthodox temple in the region. It took Russian builders 16 years to construct the snow-white church with a cruciform shape. It is Sochi's main Orthodox church and an architectural landmark. It was built in the 19th century and closed its doors in 1931 to become a warehouse (a fate typical of many Russian churches in the Stalin era). In 1944 the cathedral reopened its doors, and after the fall of the Soviet Union it was reconstructed.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Winter Theatre, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictWinter Theater - righteously considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Sochi. Its architectural style belongs to Neoclassicism, with its massive columns and ornate cornices. The interior of the building is no less impressive: you’ll enjoy the magnificent golden pillars and the majestic chandelier in the central hall. The architecture of this landmark is not the only reason why people from all over the world travel to Winter Theatre on a daily basis – we are ready to tell you about the rest of them right now.Duration: 30 minutes

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