Cruise to One of the Black Sea’s Most Important & Historical Ports
The city of Sevastopol has weathered numerous bouts of rise and ruin over its relatively short history. Besieged by the British in the Crimean War, then rebuilt only to be devastated again during World War II, there’s just something about this gem of a city that makes folks want to claim a piece of it.
The home port of both Russian and Ukrainian fleets, military buffs will find plenty to see here. Panorama, a unique 360-degree museum experience, illustrates the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. And just a short ferry ride across the bay, the massive fortification Mikhailovskaya Battery holds military relics from World War II.
And if uniforms and weapons aren’t your cup of tea, discover the other reason why thousands of people flock here every year: the sea, sun, and sand. Gaze at the whitewashed buildings along Primorsky Boulevard or find one of Sevastopol’s famous chestnut trees to relax under while enjoying a tasty piece of baklava. The easy-going vibe is nearly impossible to resist. Just don’t get any big ideas about claiming the city as your own.
This specially constructed building houses a 365 foot painting by F. Roubaud that portrays the 1855 siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War.
Now the site of well preserved ruins, this former Greek town was founded in early 400 BC. The city had a role in spreading Christianity across Ukraine. The ruins include a theater, marble columns, defensive fortifications, and Roman temples. A museum on site displays various artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations.
Enjoy a city tour of Sevastopol and a visit to Panorama, a museum dedicated to the Crimean War. Arriving in the cradle of Russian Orthodox Christianity, the ancient Greek city of Chersonesus, explore magnificent ruins and the Archaeological Museum.About Land Discoveries +Book Now +