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Bakhchysarai imageBakhchysarai

Day Schedule:

➤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

Crimean Tatar National Costumes imageCrimean Tatar National Costumes

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.

Crimean Tatar cuisine imageCrimean 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.

Bahitgul hotel imageBahitgul hotel

Tonight, stay in Bahitgul hotel built in traditional style.

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