The Best of Bahkchisay, Balaklava and Sevastopol


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Recommended for "quick" lovers of history!

In 7 hours you can visit the most interesting places of interest in Sevastopol area. I suggest the visits to
- Bakhchisarai, - "the city in the garden" located in 35 km to the North from Sevastopol- to visit the former residence of Crimean Khans who ruled here in the 15th-18th centuries. You'll see Divan Hall, Falcon Tower, Great Khan Mosque, the harem buildings, the Fountain Patio with Fountain of Tears glorified in poetic lines of Alexander Pushkin.
In Bahkchisaray you'll continue to Assumption cave Monastery located in the mountainside and considered to be one of the most ancient Crimean cave monasteries. Its foundation was connected with the iconoclasm in Byzantium.
Lunch at Tatar cafe is recommended (Crimean Tatar cuisine).
In Balaklava (12 km from Sevastopol downtown) we'll visit the former Soviet top-secret underground military complex (submarine pen) located in one of the rocks.
When back to Sevastopol you'll visit the world-famous Panorama "The Defense of Sevastopol, 1854 - 1855", which is c


Meeting in Sevastopol (port or the hotel)
Drive to Bahkchisaray (50 min) and visits to Khan's Palace and Assumption cave monastery. Tatar lunch (extra paid).
Drive to Balaklava (40 min) and visit to the former Soviet top-secret naval underground submarine base (about 1 km underground walking).
Drive to Sevastopol. Visit to Panorama "Defence of Sevastopol 1854-1855".

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet you in Sevastopol port or at the reception in your hotel. I'll be holding the sign with your name for recognition.

End location: Port or hotel

Duration: 6 hours


Comfortable and clean vehicle with air-condition

What’s Included

My guiding and transport service (vehicle with air-condition), port tax.

What’s Extra

Admission fee ($10 per person each museum) and lunch in Bahkchisaray (from $10 per person).

Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 80% of the tour cost is payable in cash to me at the start of the tour. ToursByLocals will charge 20% of the tour cost at checkout.


**Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash in USD or EUR to me at the start of the tour.**.

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Wonderfully knowlwdgeable...Thoroughly enjoyed the tour...would highly recommend.
David Kingrea

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