Starting from the dock, located close to the city center, we will walk to visit the first part of our tour. We come first to the large Nakhimov square with it's monument to the Crimean War admiral and hero. From there we cross Primorsky Park and walk along the seaside promenade to see the famous Monument to Scuttled Ships out in the waters of the bay, which has become the symbol of Sevastopol. From here we board our coach to visit the ancient Greek city of Chersonesus, founded in 422BC. Many ancient civilizations have left their mark in this area. We will be guided through the ruins of the ancient town to explore the remains of the antique theater which is unique in the Ukraine, an area of defensive walls, the network of the old streets, elegant basilica columns made of Proconess marble and fragments of intricate mosaics "evidences of the culture and art that flourished here thousands of years ago. This place played an important role in both Crimean and Russian history. It was here that Prince Vladimir was christened in 988AD, founding the Russian Orthodox Church. We conclude our walk with a visit to the majestic Cathedral in Commemoration of St. Vladimir's Christening built by Emperor Alexander II, and recently restored to it's former glory. After our exploration of the Chersonesus we drive to our next highlight, the Panorama Museum. Panorama is an historical museum, which was opened in 1905 on the 50-th anniversary of the defense of Sevastopol in the Crimean War. The museum houses a magnificent (115 meters long, 14 meters high) 360 degree canvas by the famous Russian battle artist F. Roubaud, and is the best example of the national art of panoramic painting. The picture depicts the first main assault of Sevastopol on the 18th of June 1855. The circular canvas merges into the 900 sq. m. relief model. We stand on the observation platform in the middle of the hall, as if we are at the top of Malakhov Hill during one of the fiercest and decisive battles of the Crimean war. After our visit to the Panorama we will have some free time to browse the souvenirs stalls next to the museum. Here your tour comes to an end and we return to dockside.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard. Restrooms are located in Chersonesus and next to Panorama Museum. Photography is free of charge. Souvenirs are available near the Panorama Museum. Foreign currency (Euro and US dollars) are accepted. The order of sights visited may vary.
Duration: 3.45 hours hours
Price: 89 USD