What Does Crimea Have in Store for May Holidays?

Alena Donskaya, 25.04.2014 07:05
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Crimean tour operators have prepared a variety of excursion programs across the peninsula for the May holidays, reports the republic’s Resorts and Tourism Ministry.

For instance, Sparta Crimea tour operator has devised a 5-day tour called ‘Around Crimea in Five Days’ (from May 1 to May 5). The trip includes a visit to Uspensky Cave Monastery, a walking tour along the Golitsyn Path in Novyi Svit, sparkling wine tasting, and also visits to the Alupka and Livadia Palaces, park and palace complex ‘Dulber’, wine cellars of Massandra winery, and ascending Mount Ai-Petri on an aerial tramway. Tourists will also have the opportunity to go on a sightseeing tour to Sevastopol and to get acquainted with Yalta municipality’s sights.

SNP-Crimea tour operator has prepared horse tours in Crimea, and will also organize a tour for practicing spiritual health ‘House of the Sun’ during the May holidays, which will include workshops on the following topics: ‘Yoga is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle’, ‘Pranayama – cleansing breathing techniques’, ‘Medicinal herbs of Crimea’, ‘Ecovillages are the way of the Future’, and ‘Healthy ecological diet’.

Gourmets will find what they are looking for with Nika-Tour’s food tour ‘Royal meal’. Travelers will partake in fishing competitions, tasting of various fish dishes, cooking lessons hosted by the region’s best chefs, cooking competitions, witness a new record being set – cooking fish soup in a giant cauldron, and go to a disco party and a fire show.

Also, Crimea will be offering a rich excursion program during the May holidays. For instance, Yevpatoria will host a championship of live sculptures (May 1-2), Yalta will house the International Youth Jazz Festival ‘Jaliton’ (May 1-5), and Alushta will be home to the International Television Competition/Festival ‘Black Sea Stars Alushta’ (May 3-8).

Crimea’s Resorts and Tourism Ministry is still at work compiling a catalogue of tourism products of 2014, which will include tour operators’ offers and a list of tourist sites with a detailed description of hotels, health resorts and children’s facilities of the region, as well as information on the cost of services. According to  Head of Crimea Resort Agency’s Board for Recreational Resources Natalia Sheremetyeva , this catalogue will be a kind of a calling card of the peninsula that will include all the relevant information on tourism in the region. This information will be constantly updated to reflect the latest changes in the field of resorts and recreation.

This year Crimea expects about 8 million tourists.

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