Dear Crimean may

In the Crimea prepare to celebrate the fourth holiday season in the Russian reality. Its official start is traditionally to be held on may day. Crimea.The realities analyzed the proposals of the Crimean hoteliers and private placements and compared them with last year’s prices.

In the resort regions of the Peninsula at the moment, continue to prepare the program of the solemn opening of the tourist season. The first season in the Crimea intend to open in Feodosia. Here he starts on April 30 and will coincide with the 230th anniversary of the journey of the Empress Catherine II to the Crimea.

It is known also that in Yalta holidays in may will celebrate 13 days. And in Yalta this year preparing to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most popular excursion and tourist route “little Jerusalem”.

The leader among Russian tourists?

“Start of the high holiday season in Crimea give the may holidays — this is sort of a reference point on the basis of which we can speak about the success of the season. Crimea always thankful for any tourist and is ready to offer a wide variety of programs, tours and excursions,” says Minister of resorts and tourism of the Russian-controlled government of Crimea Sergey Strelbitsky.

In Department declare that the annexed Crimea this year remains the leader among Russian tourists according to the level of search queries and bookings for the may holidays. This trend supposedly revealed in tourism, together with aggregators of tourism and leading tour operators of Russia.

In tourism the first year trying to make the Peninsula more accessible to the Russians, promising to reduce the cost of air travel. Because of the difficulties of logistics transportation costs remain one of the main “holiday estimates” of Russian tourists.

At the same time, and the cost of accommodation in the resort regions of the Peninsula also increasing from year to year. This is the conclusion of the Crimea.The realities have come, having studied the Crimean suggestions for tourists on may holidays and compare them to last year’s rate.

Expensive hotels

Hotels and resorts of Alushta and Yalta this year to welcome tourists on may day in an average 3-4 thousand rubles a day. This price includes accommodation in a standard room on the southern shore of the Peninsula and Breakfast. But the extra power in this case will have to pay extra.

For 3 thousand rubles per night you can stay in comfortable hotels and boarding houses of Evpatoria, but here this amount includes three meals a day, and some of it even white and red wine.

The same price and on the South-Eastern coast of Crimea in Sudak. On average, they correspond to the Crimean proposals last year, but still a noticeable trend to higher prices. For example, in 2016 in the Crimea could be accommodated in a hotel or motels 2-3,5 thousand rubles, and this amount was included all meals and use of the beach.

Virtually no prices have changed this year and on placement in the private sector resort regions of the Peninsula — room rate starts from 1,5 thousand rubles.

In foros for rent house three berths for 4-5 thousand roubles per day. The same amount it would cost to rent a comfortable one-bedroom apartment in the center of Alushta. For 1 thousand rubles per person per night you can stay in a private house in Yalta.

Given prices are average, but we assumed minimal rates. Last year in the private sector of the Crimea placed tourists almost at the same price.

Wine tasting and gastrotour for 50 thousand rubles

For the may holidays Crimean tour operators have developed several tourist routes. Increasingly popular are the bus tours of the Peninsula. For example, tourists are invited for five days to pass with a tour of ten cities of the Crimea: Simferopol, Feodosia, Sudak, Koktebel, Nikita, Gurzuf, Yalta, Alupka, Livadia and Sevastopol. It is proposed to spend the night at a hotel in Eastern Crimea. The cost of the tour is from 15 to 20 thousand rubles per person for five days.

The visits to key Crimean tourist places tour organizers offer to pay extra. For example, a tasting of Massandra wines, an excursion to the Livadia Palace and the House-Museum of Maximilian Voloshin, art gallery Aivazovsky and other places.

Also, tour operators have developed a gastronomic tour of eight regions of the Peninsula: Belogorsk, Sudak, Novy Svet, Yalta, Balaklava, Sevastopol, Bakhchisaray and Evpatoria. The tour program includes a visit to a private cheese factory in Belogorskiy district, a visit to Safari Park “Safari ranch “Goat beam” in Old Crimea, a walk along the Golitsyn path in Novyi Svit, a tour of the factory of sparkling wines “New world” tasting classic champagne, a wine farm in the “Solar valley” in Sudak and culinary products from exotic plants of the Nikitsky Botanical garden. Also carry tourists to the Burger joint in the heart of pike-Perch and fish bar in the center of Alushta.

The cost of the eight-day gastrotour is 45-50 thousand rubles per person. However, some dinners and Lunches, if they do not coincide with the times of scheduled tastings, the tour participants are asked to pay separately.

According to the current exchange rate, these amounts are equivalent to 250-750 Euro. For the money, two people can go on a bus tour through several countries in Europe, including the cost of a visa and payment of services of travel Agency, accommodation in local hotels, food, excursions and Souvenirs.