Orthodoxy in Crimea Tour


"Crimean Orthodox relics"

Christianity came to ancient Rus from Byzantine Empire after baptizing of Kiev Prince Vladimir, which took place in Chersoneses on the Black sea side (the territory of modern city Sevastopol). Crimea (Ancient name – Tavrida) is the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy. After his Baptizing Prince Vladimir spread Christianity everywhere in Rus which had been pagan before. The tour “Crimean Orthodox relics” is devoted to the history and religious sightseeing beginning from first days of Christianity and up to our days. Tourists visit ruins of ancient churches, cathedrals and monasteries as well as modern ones.

Simferopol.

Saint-Trinity Cathedral (built in 19 century).
Theological Seminary and Church of Three Prelates (built in 20 century).
Cathedral of St. Apostles Peter and Paul (built in 19 century).
Church of All Sacred (built in 19 century).

Simferopol – Alushta.
Kosmo-Damianovsky monastery. It has the icon of St. Kosma and Damian with their relics.

Yalta.
Alexander Nevsky cathedral (18 – 19 centuries).
St. Joann Zlatoust cathedral (built in 19 century).
St. Feodor Tyron church (built in 19 century).
Krestovozdvizhenskaya church (built in 19 century).
St. Nikolay Church (built in 20 century).

Yalta-Foros.
Church of Christ Resurrection (built in 19 century).

Bakhchisaray.
Uspensky monastery – one of the most famous cave monasteries in Crimea. Founded in 8 – 9 centuries.
Cave churches with preserved remainders of frescos (13 – 16 centuries).

Sevastopol.
St. Vladimir monastery, Cathedral of St. Prince Vladimir (national, historic and cultural museum Chersoneses Tavrichesky).
St. Clement (Inkerman) cave monastery (since 2 century).
Orthodox relics of medieval Chersoneses: remainders, basilicas and ancient town.
St. Michael cathedral (Black sea fleet museum).
St. Nikolay cathedral (founded 1854-1855 at the memorial cemetery of Crimean war participates).
St. Gorge Victorian chapel (built in 1995).

EXCLUSIVE TOUR PROGRAM

"Orthodox relics of Kiev's Rus (Kiev-Crimea)"
1 day:  Arrival in Kiev. Transfer to the hotel. Lunch. City tour.
2 day:  Excursion to the Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra. Lunch.
3 day:  Breakfast. Excursion to the Vladimirsky cathedral and Andreyevskaya church, Mikhailovskaya church. Excursion to the Sofiyevsky cathedral and Nikolayevskaya church. Lunch. Departure to Simferopol by train.
4 day:  Arrival in Simferopol. Breakfast in the restaurant. Simferopol's religious sights. Transfer to Sevastopol. Check in the hotel. Lunch.
5 day:  Breakfast. Sevastopol's religious sights. Lunch. Optional excursions.
6 day:  Breakfast. Excursion to Bakhchisaray. Uspensky monastery. Lunch. Optional excursions.
7 day:  Breakfast. Transfer to Yalta with visiting the Foros church of Christ Resurrection (beautiful church built in 19-th century, standing at the edge of the rock). Check in the hotel. Lunch. Optional excursions.
8 day:  Breakfast. Religious sights of Yalta. Lunch. Transfer to Simferopol with visiting of the Kosmo-Damianovsky Monastery. Check in the hotel.
9 day:  Transfer to airport. Departure.

EXCLUSIVE TOUR PROGRAM

"Crimean Orthodox relics"

1 day: Arrival in Simferopol. Breakfast in the restaurant. Simferopol's religious sights. Transfer to Sevastopol. Check in the "Ukraina"*** Hotel Lunch. Free-time.
2 day: Breakfast. Sevastopol's religious sights. Lunch. Free-time (optional excursions).
3 day: Breakfast. Excursion to Bakhchisaray. Lunch. Free-time (optional excursions).
4 day: Breakfast. Transfer to Yalta with visiting of the Foros church (a beautiful church of Christ Resurrection, built in 19-th century and standing at the edge of the picturesque rock) Check in the Hotel "Polyana skazok" ("Glade of fairy tales"). Lunch. Free-time (optional excursions).
5 day: Breakfast. Religious sights of Yalta. Lunch. Free-time (optional excursions).
6 day: Breakfast. Transfer to Simferopol with visiting of the Kosmo-Damianovsky Monastery. Lunch. Departure.