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Bakhchisaray & Fields

Bakhchisaray Palace imageBakhchisaray Palace

Day Schedule: Blossoming Crimea

➤Arrive Simferopol in the morning. Meet & greet

➤Transfer to Bakhchysarai

➤Visit the Khan's Palace

➤Crimean Tatar cuisine master class and lunch

➤Transfer to boutique Crimean Tatar style hotel and check in

➤Sunsen photo set in blossoming peach gardens in April. Poppy files in May

Blossoming peach gardens imageBlossoming peach gardens

Arrive Simferopol in the morning. Your guide will be waiting for you in the airport to take you to ancient town Bakhchysarai, capital of Crimean Tatar kingdom (35 km). Travel to medieval Bakhchysarai, the historical capital of Crimean Tatars and the Crimean Khanate. Today you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Crimean Tatar history, unique culture and national cuisine. At some moments it seems that you are somewhere in Turkey! Visiting the Khan's Palace which is the only example of the Crimean Tatar palace architecture in the world.

Before visiting the Khan's palace it is better to bypass it around and to make general idea about as far as it is big and various. The construction of the Khan's Palace began in 1503 under Mengli Giray, although most of the buildings were built from 1532 to 1551 - under Sahib Giray the First. Subsequently, each of the khans added something of his own, the palace was completed and improved. During the Russo-Turkish war, Russian troops took Bakhchysarai. Field Marshal Minich ordered the burning of the great khan's residence. It was later restored.

Authentic Crimean Tatar cuisine imageAuthentic Crimean Tatar cuisine

Then, take a part in a Crimean Tatar cuisine master class during which you will know how to cook famous “chebureki and taste delicious local specialties for lunch followed by traditional tea of mountain herbs. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Crimean Tatar cuisine combines the features of the culinary heritage of different nations which habitated this land through ages of its history.

Blossoming scarlet poppy imageBlossoming scarlet poppy

May and June are perfect to enjoy scarlet poppy fields in Crimea. We will take you to some of the best photo spots. If you travel in April, you will see blooming peach orchards for which the Bakhchisaray is famous in spring. The largest peach gardens of the peninsula are located near the town.

Crimean Tatar national style imageCrimean Tatar national style

Tonight, stay in Bahitgul hotel built in traditional style.

July lavender imageJuly lavender

If you travel in July, instead of peach gardens and poppy field, you will see another natural wonder, lavender! Whenever you come, Crimea will amaze you as fantastic flower tourism destination.

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