Sevastopol Private Tours and Shore Excursions
Rich in cultural diversity, Sevastopol region is a coastal gateway to exploring Russia and Ukraine. From the ancient Greeks to the Tatars to the Soviets, the region has been hotly contested for its strategic location and picturesque landscapes. Its historic legacy is tremendous and is sure to impress war buffs and history aficionados alike. Movie-grade vistas and voluptuously curved Black Sea coast of sparkling cliffs keep you fascinated as you travel through the area.
Crimea Walks private tours and shore excursions let you explore the many layers of the region’s history and culture. Take in the atmosphere and ambiance of the multi-layered history of the region: discover the captivating Tatar world, explore ancient Orthodox cave monasteries, visit Crimean and World War 2 battlefields, feel part of a James Bond movie in the top-secret Soviet underground submarine base. Our private tours and shore excursions have been designed to let you make the most out of you visit to Sevastopol region. Each of the tours can be further customized to cater to your interests and length of your visit. The tours are conducted in English and German languages.
Have a particular interest in Crimean War? Plan on visiting the battlefields in commemoration of the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Alma? Join our 3-day expert led Crimean War battlefields tour and delve into the war events, explore the positions and visit the war sights.
Sevastopol, one of the most closed and secretive places in the former USSR, has opened its doors to visitors and lets you explore the most hidden and fascinating periods of the Soviet and Modern World history. This tour takes you to some of the most remarkable areas of Sevastopol, soaked with history: the city’s historic quarter and the secret Cold War town of Balaklava. You’ll also get a feel for the modern Sevastopol: a city, which plays host to the Russian and Ukrainian navy; a city, where Russian and Ukrainian flags are fluttering over the Bay and the historic quarter; a city, where people speak Russian, Ukrainian and Tatar languages.
The white-stoned Sevastopol. The picturesque Count’s embankment with beautiful views on the harbor. The charming back streets, which hide the secrets of the Soviet history of Sevastopol. The Russian military quarter right in the middle of the city center. Lenin’s monument towering over the historic quarters across the restored St. Vladimir’s Cathedral. We’ll see all this and much more during the Sevastopol Highlights walking tour and take in the atmosphere and ambiance of the multi-layered history of the city. And following the walk, we’ll embark the private boat, which we’ll take us on the panoramic tour of the Bay of Sevastopol with its Ukrainian and Russian harbors, and to the Mikhailov Battery, a legendary fort, which has witnessed the devastating battles of the Crimean and Second World wars. The recently restored Battery now houses a unique Crimean War museum, which features wartime artifacts from private collections.
Discover Sevastopol landmarks, visit the Cold War town of Balaklava and the top-secret Soviet submarine base, and try Crimean wines on this exciting half-day tour of Sevastopol region.
We’ll start the day with a walking tour through Sevastopol’s historic quarter. We’ll walk through the must-sees and off-the beaten path areas, which give you a glimpse into the local lifestyle. Following the walk, we’ll go to Balaklava, once the most secretive place in the USSR and the main attraction to spies. We’ll tour the Soviet underground submarine base and the Cold War Museum, which showcases both Soviet and American artifacts of that period, and get the insider views into the area’s Soviet history.
Keen on immersing into the history of Sevastopol and investigating the imprint of local Jewish community on it? Interested in visiting Jewish sights alongside Sevastopol’s landmarks and uncovering the Jewish story behind the city’s highlights? Then this tour is for you.
Although not as reputed as that of Odessa, the Jewish history of Sevastopol region is fascinating and goes back to the first centuries of our time. Jews were active defendants of Sevastopol during the Crimean war and WWll; developed the region’s trade and agriculture; contributed into the military R&D and were among city’s architects.
‘In whatsoever direction you please, your eye encounters scarcely anything but ruin, ruin, ruin!” said Mark Twain during his visit to Sevastopol 10 years after the Crimean War was over.
Modern Sevastopol has an attractive appearance, with a beautiful embankment and white-stoned houses, scattered along the city’s hills. And only numerous monuments and memorials remind you of the events of the two devastating wars, which brought the city to ruins.
Immerse into the Crimea’s cultural and historic treasures, experience local traditions and practices, take in the magnificent views of the Sevastopol’s suburbs on this daylong tour, culminating with a visit to a private Tatar country house.
In the millennia since humans first put down root in the lands along the Black Sea, many civilizations have risen and fallen on these sun-blessed soils. We’ll start the tour with a trip to Bakhchisaray area to visit Chufut- Kale, a fascinating and one of the best-preserved ancient cave towns of on top of the Crimean Mountains. Once a Christian settlement, it later became a seat of the Khanate government, a Tatar prison, and finally a Jewish fortress.
Yes, you can experience Sevastopol’s greatest gems in just one day—and this is the way to do it! On this day-long exploration—a combination of two of our other tours at one, lower price—we’ll discover most known city highlights, explore Stalin’s bunker, the last point of Sevastopol’s heroic defense during WWll, and visit the most secretive during USSR times submarine base in Balaklava. We’ll immerse in the fascinating culture and history of the Crimean Tatars on the tour to the “city in the garden”, and visit the Russian Orthodox Assumption Monastery, oldest sections of which were cut in the rocks of Crimean mountains in the 8th century, and much more, all alongside a local expert who brings the sights to life. This is your day to enjoy Sevastopol at its finest!