Buses will go from Azov, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Nizhniy Novgorod, Vladimir, Gus-Khrustalniy, Dzerzhinsk and Murom. The destinations are Sudak and Alushta. The programs are implemented by the Tourplatforma Tour Operator and the Tour Ethno Travel Company.
Passengers traveling to Crimea from Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar are scheduled to arrive in Alushta at 01:00 p.m. This is convenient when checking into hotels at check in/out time. For maximum convenience of the travelers, some of the tours provide a local transfer from the charter bus stop directly to the hotel.
"We fully support the development of bus charter tourist transportation. Such tours, on the one hand, are as comfortable as possible for tourists, and on the other hand, they are as economical as possible due to efficient logistics. At the moment, similar charters from Stavropol and other cities of the North Caucasus are being prepared for launch," said Vadim Volchenko, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea.
More than 150 Crimean hotels are available for booking with bus charters in packages. The cost of a tour for two for 7 nights without boarding starts from 15-20 thousand rubles and full board from 30-35 thousand rubles, including tickets for a charter bus.
Russians traveling to Crimea by bus get the comfort of their stay in the region − this is the Tavrida highway with modern intersections.
According to Andrey Pylov, President of the Crimea Travel Alliance Association, there is a great interest in such charter programs, especially in the regions that are neighboring Crimea. Interest in such tours, he added, is shown both in the most economical price category and in the category above the average.